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Dec 04, 2017

Trusting Strangers and the Re-Introduction of the McRib Sandwich

Large marketing budgets and 5-star reviews on the internet do not necessarily indicate that an activity or accommodation in New Zealand is right for you. Reviews on popular websites, even those...

Nov 15, 2017

The Lodge at Kinloch Earns Architecture Award

'The architect has taken full advantage of a spectacular site near Lake Taupo to create a richly atmospheric building that offers a luxurious guest experience. The massing of the building...
Nov 09, 2017

​The Sitting Man awaits you at The Hills

The Sitting Man awaits for you at The Hills!

Run while you can golfers! 

Actually The Sitting Man is not the name of a new horror film, but rather a unique sculpture recently...

Nov 02, 2017

Golf from Bhutan and "The Roof Of The World"

Although we love pretty much all things New Zealand here at The Best of New Zealand, there is another special location that a few in the office can almost call...

Oct 27, 2017

AAC Showcases Royal Wellington in 2017

This week marks the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship which this year is being held at Royal Wellington Golf Club. With excellent weather in the 60s, and coverage on ESPN here...

Oct 26, 2017

Flying Business Premier on Air New Zealand

Business Premier

Business Premier is available on all Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 (Dreamliner) long haul services operated by Air New Zealand. With this fare you receive premium check-in, courtesy lounge entry, ...

Oct 20, 2017

Another Top Golfing Location in New Zealand!?

Cromwell historically has been known more for being a center of those who pursue gold, not golf. In the 1860s the gold rush brought hundreds to the area. Today this...

Oct 13, 2017

Air New Zealand' Kiwi "Pete"

Air New Zealand has great commercials that are quintessential New Zealand. In this latest video a potentially sad situation for Pete turns into a nice trip. For those who may...

Sep 11, 2017

Top properties in New Zealand recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine

For years The Best of New Zealand has recommended the Julian Robertson properties as part of a luxury trip to New Zealand. Their locations, with access to great golf and...

Aug 08, 2017

Early New Zealand Golf Clubs

Early NZ Golf Map

Jul 12, 2017

Kauri Cliffs' 7th: Top 18 Most Beautiful

Cavalli, the par-3 7th at Kauri Cliffs was recently cited by CNN as one of the world's most beautiful golf holes stating, "The spectacular panoramic view from this hole takes...

Jul 05, 2017

Royal Auckland and The Grange to merge

Next month two Auckland golf clubs, The Grange and the Royal Auckland Golf Club, will merge and begin the process of building a new course- complete with modern facilities. Joining...

Jan 16, 2017

The uniqueness of golfing at the Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary

Q: Why do we look to New Zealand as a great golfing destination? 

A: For the country's ability to provide unique experiences which can not be easily had on one's home course.

Lake Taupo is a...

Jan 13, 2017

What are the Top Golf Courses in New Zealand?

When clients ask about "the top courses in New Zealand" it can be tricky to answer. Certainly the Tara Iti's of the world quickly fly to the top of most lists...

Nov 13, 2016

Highlighting Kaitia Golf Club- North Island, NZ (November 2016)

Where is Kaitaia Golf Club?

Kaitaia is located in Ahipara, one of the furthest points north on the North Island and one of the last points prior to continuing up...