City, Coast & Country - Golf Itinerary

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City, Coast and Country - a suggested Golf Itinerary for the lower half of the North Island for the golfing traveler taking in two treasures of the New Zealand Golf Circuit and a unique Country club experience, suiting those traveling North from Wellington or South from either Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay or Waieraki Golf Course at Lake Taupo, or just travel with Vista del Sol as a base.

City - Royal Wellington Golf Club

Mountains - A beautiful drive through the Akatarawa Mountain Ranges or a scenic helicopter trip to Upper Hutt for the beautiful Park setting of the Royal Wellington Golf Club, founded in 1895, which is one of New Zealand's most beautiful and historic golf courses.

Sited at Heretaunga, just north of Wellington, the course is one of the best tests of golf in New Zealand. It has been a regular venue for New Zealand Open Championships, and men's and women's national amateur championships.

Afternoon Relax or activities - Southwards Car Museum, Culinary Tour, Nature experience, Trams, Steam Engines, Helicopter scenic ride, SPA treatment.

Vista del Sol, luxury B&B and Spa - your base for the Nature Coast for pre-dinner nibbles, complementary drink, Three course dinner, wine cellar, converse, watch the sunset, Spa, relax.

 

Coast - Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

A leisurely morning start with the famous Vista del Sol three course breakfast.

Nature11 am Nga Manu, have a guided bird feeding tour and meet New Zealand’s native birds Kiwi, Kaka Parrot, Kakariki, Tui, Wood pigeon, Kea, Morepork and the 100 million year old link to the dinosaur, the Tuatara. Lunch and enjoy a walk through 35 acres of the last stands of the region’s lowland and swamp forest.

CoastTee off at the world famous Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club will see you complete 18 holes at arguably the best links course in the Southern Hemisphere. The host of twelve NZ Opens and most famously the 2002 version which included the world’s number 1 golfer, Tiger Woods, the course is considered by many to be the Spiritual Home of NZ Golf.

Vista del Sol for a night stay Vista del Sol, luxury B&B and Spa - your base for the Nature Coast for Predinner nibbles, complementary drink, three-course dinner, wine cellar, converse, watch the sunset, Spa, relax.

Country - Rangatira Golf Course

Rangatira Golf Course - a unique country Golf experience - an 18 hole course situated in the heart of the Rangitikei River Valley. What gives Rangatira that uniqueness; stunning views of the Rangitikei River with the course built on three levels, with a ride in an Electric Cable Car for access, the only one of its kind in New Zealand.

Lunch at Waiouru Military Museum (after Rangatira), or Rangatira Golf Course

Continue North to Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay or Waieraki Golf Club at Taupo or return to Vista del Sol.

VISTA DEL SOL - View of the Sun