Bay of Islands Heli-Golf

Departs January to April - 7 Days

From $6995pp

  • Heli-Golf in New Zealand adds a whole new level of fun and excitement to the game. Add in luxury accommodation on-board our 500 ton Expedition Ship, afternoon game fishing on your doorstep and helicopter transfers to and from courses, and you've got enough to make this the golf holiday of a lifetime.

    Once here, you'll discover that New Zealand Golf Courses offer players a game environment surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth - and it just so happens that we've arranged a collection of four of the very best!

    You can choose from three levels of accommodation on-board the ship. However all guests are playing the same courses and enjoy the benefits of the helicopter, the game fishing and the on-board meals and service.
  • For 2013

    Day 1:

    After arrival in Auckland we have a short 40-minute flight to the Bay of islands. You are booked with Air New Zealand for your flight to Kerikeri. After a beautiful scenic flight up the coast you arrive in the Bay and are met and transferred to the ship that is prepared with a welcoming dinner on board.

    Day 2:

    Wake to a cooked breakfast. Transfer by helicopter to play 18 holes at one of the world’s most famous golf courses – Kauri Cliffs. The par 72 championship golf course measures 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific ocean, six of which are played alongside seaside cliffs. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Set on 4000 acres of rolling coastal land near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs was constructed to harmonise and blend with the natural features of the landscape. After golf the helicopter transfers you back to the ship. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent relaxing on board with fellow passengers or come with us and enjoy the area’s great fishing. We carry a range of Shimano rods, reels, tackle and lures (included). Dinner is served on board from 7.00pm.

    Day 3:

    Breakfast will be ready for you before we helicopter out to play 18 holes at the stunning Carrington Golf Club. The unique feature of this golf course is that, although it has an ocean side location, it looks and plays like an “inland golf” course, complete with rolling hills, vales, and natural water hazards but with the beautiful ocean views of its seaside location. the course is 6,417 metres in length, par 72, and encompasses a variety of terrains from rolling vales to challenging water holes. the course is designed to accommodate golfers of all abilities and offers a great variety of hole play, from one of the longest par 5’s in New Zealand 605 metres, to one of the shortest par 3’s at 113 metres over water. After the game the helicopter will be waiting to transfer you back to the Island Passage. Later you can relax on-board or enjoy another afternoon of sport fishing in these world-renowned fishing waters. Dinner will be served on board from 7.00pm.

    Day 4:

    Transfer by helicopter to play 18 holes at Kauri Cliffs. You have had 36 hours to contemplate the course to be prepared for this second round. After golf the helicopter transfers you back to the ship. Dinner is served on board from 7.00pm.

    Day 5:

    Helicopter off the ship to the first tee at Bay of Islands Golf Club. The course not only provides an exciting and ever changing challenge to the golfer but also the most tremendous panorama of sea and island views over the Bay of islands. the views are complemented by well-groomed greens and fairways, surrounded by areas of flowering native trees that provide sanctuary for many varieties of native birds. Helicopter transfers back onto the ship for a farewell dinner served on the aft deck from 7pm.

    Day 6:

    After breakfast we leave the ship. We transfer you to Kerikeri Airport to meet your Air New Zealnd flight to Auckland. Your coach is waiting to take you to Titirangi Golf Club, which has a long history of hosting great players from all over the world and has been the venue for many international tournaments, including the New Zealand open Championship. Titirangi is ranked as one of New Zealand’s top courses. It is the only one in the country designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie. The course measures just over 6,025 metres off the championship tees and offers a genuine challenge to all golfers. Your coach is waiting for you on completion of your round to take you to the sebel suites in the Auckland viaduct area. Enjoy your last evening on tour with the sights and sounds of this fun city.

    Day 7:

    Your tour is completed when you check out of the hotel. Your private corporate cab will be waiting to take you to Auckland Airport for your flight home.

  • Included in Your Cruise Price:
    •     En-suite accommodations - all outside cabins
    •     All included shore excursions as described
    •     Onboard professional cruise leader
    •     Use of all tenders, kayaks, snorkel and fishing gear
    •     All onboard chef prepared cuisine
    •     Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, water or soft drinks
    •     All NZ flights, helicopters, transfers, carts and green fees.
  • Island Passage

    The luxury motor yacht ‘Island Passage’ is perfect for a leisurely escape from a busy lifestyle. We have accommodation onboard for just 24 like-minded passengers in 12 spacious, individually designed cabins that feature rich timber paneling and handmade New Zealand Kauri furniture.

    Each cabin is fitted with DVD, audio and tv, and all are individually air-conditioned. the Ocean Staterooms and Bridge Deck Suites have doors opening directly onto the outer deck. our Expedition Cabins enjoy ocean views and natural light from two portholes. Each of the cabins has its own spacious private en-suite facility. All cabins have ample lighting, storage and seating spaces and are amongst the largest of any ship in this size category to create an overwhelming feeling of being on board a small private yacht.
    • Length: 42.1m
    • Cabins: 12
    • Built: 2006
    • Passengers: 24
    • Crew: 9