Golf & Travel Blog

All the latest golf news, events and travel information

Sep 19, 2022

Atahuri Lodge Featured in NZ Herlad

Finding the best accommodations in New Zealand is something our team strives to bring to our clients. Aside from playing great courses throughout the country, what we try to focus...

Sep 12, 2022

Visit New Zealand Freely for the First Time in 3 Years!

New Zealand is rejoining the world! We were so happy to read today that the country has made changes to its Covid response and, effective today, restrictions have been eliminated...

Sep 09, 2022

Billionaire Leaves More to New Zealand Aside from Great Golf

We were recently saddened to read of the passing of Julian Robertson- billionaire investment manager and founder of a number of top New Zealand luxury accommodations. While Mr. Robertson certainly...

Aug 25, 2022

Follow These Steps Prior to Traveling to New Zealand

Here is a simple blog post which will provide steps visitors from the USA will need to take in order to travel to New Zealand (updated August, 2023):

1) Obtain...

Jul 13, 2022

Visitor Travel Information for Australia

Looking to travel to Australia in 2022-23? Follow these steps below!

Step 1: Electronic Travel Authority

(Hint: Do this months before you travel)

If you hold an ETA-eligible passport (i.e. you do...

Jun 28, 2022

5 Kiwi Courses In the Top 100 for 2022

We are pleased to see New Zealand again punch well above its weight in the latest Golf Digest Top 100 (outside the USA). While close rival (and much larger) Australia...

Mar 22, 2022

New York to Auckland Non-Stop

Air New Zealand today announced that we may now book their much-awaited nonstop service between New York and Auckland taking off from 17 September, 2022.

The inaugural non-stop flight from...

Mar 15, 2022

New Zealand Rejoins the World

After roughly two years of remaining shut to the world today PM Ardern announced that fully vaccinated visitors from the USA and other Visa waiver countries will be allowed to...

Oct 06, 2021

The Top Courses Built After 1960

While we have known that the time and attention paid to New Zealand golf over the last 20 years has produced some of the best in the world, a lot...

Jul 22, 2021

Terrace Downs Under New Ownership

To preface this blog post: When the border to New Zealand opens again a member of our team will visit Terrace Downs and view any changes in-person. A thorough inspection...

Jul 12, 2021

Update on the State of Travel to New Zealand

This focus of this blog post is to provide a quick update as to the status of travel to New Zealand and thoughts as to when visitors will be able...

Dec 21, 2020

Good Riddance 2020!

As we approach the end of 2020 and look to a new year, The Best of New Zealand wishes nothing but the best and our sincere thanks! This year, honestly...

Dec 07, 2020

2021 Predictions for New Zealand Travel


It’s the end of 2020 and what a year it has been. Good riddance! Who would have thought we would be here a year ago? We wrote about it...

Apr 20, 2020

​Papatūānuku is Breathing

Recently Auckland Tourism produced a video panning over the area. We thought it was beautifully done, and wanted to share it on this blog.

The video begins with pan across Muriwai...

Mar 11, 2020

Actions Taken By Air New Zealand to Help Protect You

As a wholesale partner of Air New Zealand we have enjoyed 30 years of partnership. Recently the airline reached out with information as steps being taken to help protect passengers...