Fishing & Golf Collection
Links, Lures & Lunch
For fishing, golf & wine enthusiasts, this itinerary offers a short break in North Island of New Zealand and an opportunity to explore and indulge in New Zealand’s best food and wine at three very special luxury lodges, on Waiheke Island, Lake Taupo and Napier. Play golf at Wairakei and Cape Kidnappers golf courses. Relax on Waiheke Island and then pick up your car in Auckland to drive to Taupo, drive to Hawkes Bay and fly out from Napier airport at the end of the week.
Day 1 - Waiheke Island, Auckland
- The Boatshed
Start your itinerary with a relaxing stay on Waiheke Island. The Boatshed offers a wide range of spa therapies and a jetlag buster package.
Day 2 - Waiheke Island, Auckland
- The Boatshed
Waiheke Island has many excellent wineries and artists. Book a tour or rent a car, scooter or bike to explore.
Day 3 - Taupo, Central Plateau
Take the ferry and drive to Taupo, stop at one of the thermal parks, Te Puia or Orakei Korako or take a scenic flight with Volcanic Air or Taupo's Float Plane.
Acacia Cliffs Lodge is set high above Lake Taupo. Stunning views and great cuisine.
Day 4 - Taupo, Central Plateau
A full day of fishing on the Tongariro River or Lake Taupo.
Day 5 - Taupo, Central Plateau
Take a morning sail on Lake Taupo, see the modern Maori carvings and the snow-capped volcanoes at the far end of the lake. Relax on the bean bags as the scenery floats by!
Then after lunch tee off for a round at Wairakei Golf Course, world class championship course, immersed in the natural beauty of a wildlife sanctuary
Day 6 - Napier, Hawke's Bay
The short drive from Taupo to Napier gives you time to explore this Art Deco city.
Day 7 - Napier, Hawke's Bay
This evening, why not try Odyssey Wine Tours' Twilight Wine tour where each course is at a different Hawkes Bay winery.
Join Edward for a private tour of the region, visiting artists and gourmet producers or engaging in some maori culture.
Your hosts can arrange a spot of fishing.
Day 8 - Napier, Hawke's Bay
Enjoy the stunning views from Cape Kidnappers atop dramatic cliffs with spectacular sea views either from the international golf course or the gannet colony.
Lunch at one of the renown winery restaurants.
Day 9 - Journey's End
Depart from Napier airport and connect to other domestic or international destinations. Alternatively, continue south to Wellington.
At a glance
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
Activity level: moderate
Best season: September - May
Auckland - Waiheke: 3/4 hour
Waiheke - Waihi: 2 3/4 hours
Waihi - Taupo: 2 1/2 hours
Taupo to Napier: 2 hours
Indicative Price from $6,225
LINKS, LURES & LUNCH
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