• North Island
    Luxury Golf Package

North Island Luxury Golf Package

This 10 day Self Drive Luxury Golf Itinerary is ideal for the golfer wanting to experience a taste of New Zealand Golf Courses.  Along with your green fees at three of our Internationally acclaimed golf courses, we’ve included a private winery tour, guided cycling trip and an exclusive behind the scenes tour at our National Museum, Te Papa.

This package has it all – luxury accommodation, golf and private sightseeing.

Highlights: Green Fees at The Kinloch Club, Cape Kidnappers and Paraparaumu Golf Courses, Private Waiheke Island Wine Tour, Privately Guided Cycle Trip in Hawkes Bay and Behind the Scenes of Te Papa Museum.  

Day By Day


Kia Ora, Welcome to Auckland

Arrive into Auckland, where you will be met and transferred to your city hotel.

Auckland city offers world-class shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries which are encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf.

The remainder of the day is yours to explore.

Hilton Hotel, Deluxe Waterview Room with Full Breakfast *

 This waterfront hotel has sundecks, private balconies and walls of windows for views of the harbour you won’t find anywhere else. Located a short walk from the central business district and Quay Street restaurants, shops and nightlife.  Each guest room and suite has floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony.  Head for the 4th Floor for one of the most spectacular sights in town, the heated outdoor lap pool has a window at one end for amazing views of the harbour – the only underwater viewing point in Auckland.

 *If you are arriving early from an International Flight, talk to us about pre-registering your room for guaranteed access on your arrival. (at additional cost)



Board your cruise to Waiheke Island, where on arrival you will be met by your knowledgeable and private guide.   During your exclusive wine tour, enjoy the scenic sights of Waiheke Island.  Your guide will offer commentary about the Island, its people and it’s produce.   Visit the Islands top boutique vineyards for tasting and lunch at one of our world class vineyard restaurants.


  • Visit Waiheke Island, a beautiful scenic Island and learn about it’s people and it’s wine
  • Take in exclusive wine tour, tasting award winning wines.

Hilton Hotel, Deluxe Waterview Room with Full Breakfast


Auckland to Taupo

Today’s Drive Time & Distance: 3.5 hours, 277km’s (172 miles)

Collect your Premium 4WD rental vehicle (Toyota Prado or similar) with all-inclusive insurance

Passengers: 5   Bags: 3 x Large and 2x Small
Key Features: Automatic Transmission, 5 Door 4WD, Air Conditioning and Dual Airbags

Make your way to the Lake Taupo region, defined geographically by an ancient volcanic landscape, the largest freshwater crater lake in Australasia, geothermal attractions, and the mountains and ski areas of Tongariro National Park and dual World Heritage National Parks.

The Kinloch Club, Junior Suite with Full Breakfast

Set in the tranquil 254ha grounds of the Kinloch Club course, on the shores of Lake Taupo, this modern luxury Lodge offers one and two bedroom villas and one bedroom junior suites, which are ‘quiet’ in design and harmonise with the magnificent natural setting of this 18-hole lakeside links course. Dark stained villa exteriors lead from outdoor patios and furnished terraces to interiors of calm and sophistication. Experience huge views of the course and lake, carbon neutral fireplaces, oak floors, sumptuous handmade New Zealand rugs and luxurious bathrooms with stand-alone tubs in all ensuites, enveloping you with a feeling of peace.



Offering panoramic views of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake, The Kinloch Club has been described by NZ golfing legend Sir Bob Charles as “the number one golf course in New Zealand”. The accolade is well deserved with the world-class course winding its way round rugged rural farmland and providing fantastic year round playing conditions.   Today, we’ve included Green Fees for you to experience.  (Clubs, Cart, Caddy are available at additional costs)

  • Size: 6734 metres from the back tees
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72

The Kinloch Club, Junior Suite with Full Breakfast


Taupo to Napier

Today’s Drive Time & Distance: 2 hours, 141km’s (87 miles)

Napier’s trademark is its Art Deco architecture, built in the 1930s, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that destroyed the city in 1931.  Few places in the world have such a broad representation of the Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and Art Deco styles within such a confined area, which is why the city has deservedly become known as the Art Deco Capital.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite with Dinner and Breakfast

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to vast sea views and an ever-present horizon.  Warm and enveloping, Cape Kidnappers’ generous suites offer sumptuous, rustic-luxe interiors and awe-inspiring views in equal parts.

Each of the spacious Hilltop, Hilltop Family, Ridge and Lodge Suites provide guests with some different, while delivering on peace, comfort and pure relaxation. With stunning attention to detail from designer Linda Bedell, you’ll be completely at ease from the moment you walk into the thoughtfully designed suites with large bathrooms and stunning balconies Hilltop and Ridge Suites are set a short stroll from the main lodge buildings, while the four Lodge Suites are adjacent to the main facilities.  All suites are within easy access to lodge facilities including gymnasium, pool, spa and library.



The critically acclaimed Cape Kidnappers golf course offers stunning sea views and is one New Zealand golf courses that definitely calls for your concentration. The signature 15th hole, named Pirate’s Plank, is atop a dramatic cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with sheer drops on either side.  Green Fees are included.  (Clubs, Cart, Caddy are available at additional costs)

  • Size: 6530 metres/7141 yards
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite with Dinner and Breakfast



Join your private guide at the historic port village of Ahuriri and cycle along the trail past Napier’s CBD, a world renowned Art Deco treasure, before continuing south along the coast and rural farmland.   Take in the apple orchards and vineyard country as you follow the Tuki Tuki River to the bustling village of Havelock North for cheese tasting and finishing your adventure with lunch at the acclaimed Black Barn Bistro.  (Lunch not included)

Duration: 4 Hours, Distance: 30kms (this is flexible)

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hilltop Suite with Dinner and Breakfast


Napier to Wellington

Today’s Drive Time & Distance: 3.75 hours, 267km’s (166 miles)

Set off from Napier today and head to Wellington, known as the world’s ‘coolest little capital’ for its vibrant arts scene, world class café and restaurant culture.

Greenmantle Estate Lodge, Deluxe Room with Full Breakfast

Located along the stunning Kapiti Coast lies Greenmantle Estate & Kakariki Owners Cottage.  This beautiful, large stately home features five guest suites & rooms, all individually decorated, offering exceptional comfort, relaxation and a quiet haven.  Set amongst two hectares of gardens that include a stunning native forest of Nikau palms, ferns and other New Zealand flora.   Fine dining and wining with an Italian twist is a highlight for guests, along with a delectable multi-course breakfast.



Paraparaumu Beach is known as the ‘spiritual home of New Zealand golf’ and has hosted 12 New Zealand Opens. Tiger Woods has played here and the legendary Gary Player once described it as a “great, great course”. Designed by famed golf architect Alex Russell, firm greens nestle between sand dunes, and require careful thought and execution for every shot.  Green Fees are included.  (Clubs, Cart, Caddy are available at additional costs)

  • Size:  6,600 yards from the back markers
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71

Greenmantle Estate Lodge, Deluxe Room with Full Breakfast


Depart Wellington

This morning, travel into Wellington City to experience a behind the scenes tour at Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum.  This hosted cultural tour will weave you through the Maori exhibition spaces at Te Papa to experience the unique history through stories and objects.  Behind the scenes, you will experience Ma-ori taonga (treasures) close up and provide you with an opportunity to engage with their your guide.

Return your vehicle to Wellington Airport and connect with your departure flight. (flight not included).

Want More? Combine this itinerary with our South Island Golf Package to complete your New Zealand Golf Holiday, or contact us for a personalised quote and take in your favourite courses.


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Contact Details

Phone Us
+64 3 3555 990
+64 21 461 971

Our Physical Address
21 Verona Place, Ohoka
Christchurch 7692
New Zealand

Our Postal Address
PO Box 36437, Merivale
Christchurch 8146
New Zealand


Tour Inclusions

10 Day Self Drive Luxury Golf Itinerary

Terms & Conditions

Booking Terms & Conditions:


All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).


Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking.  If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.

Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)

Payment Policy

We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.

In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date.   If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.

Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee.   We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

Bank Account Details

Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel

BSB Number: 03-0296

Account Number: 0011146-000

Swift/Routing Code: WPACNZ2W 


We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services.   Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.

Cancellation Fees

Once Confirmed               Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person

Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 20 – 8 days             A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.


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