Northland

Over a thousand years ago the first people arrived in Hokianga Harbor. having crossed vast stretches of the Pacific ocean in open air boats. Guided by the stars, what they found was a land of temperate climate, golden beaches and secluded coves producing miles of dramatic coastline.

The Māori regard the Northland as a spiritual place, and as the birthplace of the country, it holds great significance for the entire nation. In 1840 it was here that New Zealand itself was founded with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and historic buildings remain in this region as a result of these early settlers.

The Northland is well suited for the golf traveler throughout the entire year. As it is the farthest point north (and thus closer to the equator) the climate is subtropical and shares ocean currents with the Polynesian islands. This area boasts the highest average temperature of the country- about 62 degrees F in the winter and 75 degrees F in the summer. Courses in this area also will drain very well due to their sandy base.

Many golfers who visit New Zealand will focus on playing the world-renown Kauri Cliffs, but if afforded more time, the region also provides additional experiences which are both cost-effective and uniquely Kiwi. Few places in the world have local links style courses in which one may have the surf pounding the sand on one side while on the other side dunes rise.

Day trips within the area include salt-water fishing, sailing, beaches, hikes among the native bush and diving.

Kaitaia GC

Located next to 90-mile beach, a destination which attracts thousands to the 'Winterless North' that is the Northland, Kaitaia is a true links course complete with mountains that fade into a beautiful sprawling sand beach

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

With fifteen holes either along side the Pacific Ocean or played from a commanding view, Kauri Cliffs remains one of the top destinations for golf in New Zealand, and one of the most beautiful in the world.

Carrington Estate

Located on a massive resort on the Karikari peninsula this course is both modern in length and design

Waitangi Golf Club

Elevated above the Bay of Islands this course offers both a challenge and beautiful views of the sea during play

Waipu Golf Club

Adjacent to Bream Bay this local gem is always in excellent shape and a perfect for a round of golf and small bite to eat on the drive between Auckland and the Northland.

Mangawhai Golf Club

A beautiful links course located near one of the regions's famous beaches renown for surfing

Customer reviews

If you want to play three of the top fifty golf courses in the world combined with having a top three trout fishing experience in the world by all accounts, then just let Kelli and Frank plan your trip and they will take care of all the details.

—C Reither​, Missouri

We had a spectacular time on our trip after leaving Port Douglas and all the arrangements that you made for us came off without a hitch. All flights and transportation that you arranged were on time and we were well taken care of at all the places we went to.

The Boatshed was incredible. We met Johnathan and had a small dinner with him on our second night. We were the only guests at the hotel and he and his staff just made us feel right at home. Jack and Jen, Johnathan’s staff, took us out to a couple of wineries and we had lunch together. When we got back Johnathan treated us to dinner prepared by his own self. Fantastic.

Next up was Napier/Hastings and the Craggy Range cottage. Excellent choice for us. We were close enough to Havelock North to be able to easily drive into the town and wander around. We went and played Cape Kidnapers as well. The course was wet so no carts were allowed out. Craggy Range winery was great to us and we had dinner at Terroire. Great staff and good eats to be sure. On to Queenstown.

What a wonderfully European feel Queenstown had. Small intimate streets and people all over the place. The Spire was perfect for us. Florence greeted us and was superlative in her suggestions and ideas for us to do. We did take a plane ride out to Milford Sound and the cruise. We went wine tasting and went to Amisfield for lunch where there was a spectacular sunset. It was so good that the staff came outside to take pictures. Simply wonderful. We took the gondola ride up the hill and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we took in the view. That was our last day and really enjoyable. We left the next day and flew back home.

Again, all the arrangements you made of us came off without a hitch. I even drove on the left side of the road without incident. It’s not so bad once you figure out the roundabouts. Thanks to you and your team for setting this up. Will highly recommend this service to our friends should they need to journey down under.

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco