Discover Golf : April 2017
25 DAY 8: 18 March—NAPIER There is an air of excitement at breakfast knowing today you play at the world famous Cape Kidnappers. Ranked in the top 20 courses worldwide, it’s both beautiful and compelling. It takes a full 20 minutes to drive from the gate to the clubhouse—through a sheep and cattle station. This seclusion means that the golf course is on pristine land on the edge of towering cliffs high above the ocean. Architect Tom Doak has designed a course of great drama, interest, originality and beauty. Non-golfers: Take time to enjoy Art Deco Napier and everything it has to offer. DAY 9: 19 March—WELLINGTON After breakfast, you check out and take the scenic route along Hawkes Bay and the Wellington Wine Trail to arrive in Martinborough. Packed with colonial charm, it has been proclaimed the gourmet capital of the lower north island. You’ll stop at the Martinborough Brewery for tapas and beer tasting. You end your travels today in gorgeous Wellington where you check into the Rydges Hotel. DAY 10: 20 March—WELLINGTON After breakfast, you prepare yourself for your final round at Royal Wellington Golf Club. Steeped in history and tradition, the club has hosted the NZ Open championships since 1912, and it became the first golf club in the country to receive royal status in 2004. It is the perfect finale to your golfing encounter. Tonight you have a celebratory dinner. Non-golfers: This morning you are free to discover Wellington. It has hilltop lookouts, waterfront promenades and craggy shorelines to the south. Downtown, the compact centre vibrates with museums, theatres, galleries, boutiques and bars. DAY 11: 21 March—WELLINGTON After breakfast, some of you will bid farewell to New Zealand and transfer to Wellington Airport for your flight home. Others will board a short flight to Queenstown for the start of the South Island Tour. Package >> TRAVEL | FEATURE TOUR Royal Wellington Golf Club Cape Kidnappers Image courtesy of David Bradley.