Combining breathtaking scenery, world class golf, adventure and relaxation at unique accommodation offering superb Kiwi hospitality in Christchurch and Queenstown. Highlights include golf at Clearwater Resort, Pegasus Golf Club, Terrace Downs, Millbrook Resort and Kelvin Height or Jack's Point Golf Course.
- Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Domestic New Zealand flight
- Private airport transfers Christchurch
- Private transfers to Terrace Downs & Pegasus golf courses
- 5 days car medium automatic car rental Queenstown
- 9 nights accommodation
- Green fees (18 holes) and cart hire at Clearwater Golf Course, Christchurch; Pegasus Golf Club; Terrace Downs ; Millbrook Golf Course, Queenstown; Queenstown Golf Course OR Jacks Point Golf Course, Queenstown
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date line
Day 3 - Arrive
On arrival at Christchurch International Airport, private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy four nights at the Peppers Clearwater Resort.
ACCOMMODATION - Peppers Clearwater Resort. The resort offers comfortable accommodation and breathtaking views. Guests enjoy an 18-hole championship golf course, which is home to the New Zealand PGA. The resort offers a range of modern accommodation including spacious guest rooms, suites and villas, many with kitchen facilities. All of the accommodation options overlook the lake and the golf course. Leisure facilities at Peppers Clearwater Resort include tennis courts and bicycle hire. Fly-fishing can also be arranged.
Day 4 - Clearwater Golf
Today a round of golf included at Clearwater Golf Course. This par 72 championship course is home to the NZ PGA Championship. Designed by John Darby in consultation with New Zealand golfing legend, Sir Bob Charles, the course combines elements of links golf inspired by the great Scottish courses with parkland golf, more reminiscent of Florida. Playable year-round, the course at Clearwater is aptly named. Its fifteen hectares of lakes are fed by an abundance of natural springs and crystal clear streams, teeming with trout.
Day 5 - Terrace Downs,
This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred by private vehicle to Terrace Downs (approx 1hr 15 mins). Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are few scenic alpine courses like it. The golf course at Terrace Downs is fun and challenging for all golfers, from the first time novice to the aspiring professional. Discover just what it is that makes Terrace Downs such a popular venue when it comes to golf courses in Christchurch and the entire Canterbury region!
image: Terrace Downs
Day 6 - Pegasus Golf
This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred by private vehicle to Terrace Downs (approx 20 mins). Pegasus Golf Course is a beautiful parklands-style par 72 – 18 hole championship golf course. With superb features and stunning views from every tee, golfers of every level will enjoy an excellent challenge and a game to remember.
image: Pegasus Golf Club
Day 7 - Christchurch to
This morning you will be collected by private vehicle and transferred to Christchurch airport. Fly Christchurch to Queenstown. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalizing. With such a huge range of activities in Queenstown, no two days will ever be the same. Collect your rental vehicle and self drive the short distance to The Rees Hotel.
ACCOMMODATION - Showcasing breath taking panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated Five Star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with its own beach and private wharf. The many unique features at The Rees Hotel include a fine dining restaurant with an award winning chef who creates exquisite menus showcasing the spectacular produce available in Central Otago, an extensive award winning wine cellar, library and courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre.
image: The Rees
Today a round of golf is included at the Millbrook Golf Course. Dwarfed by the surrounding mountain ranges of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, the dramatic terrain challenges all levels of players.
image: Millbrook Resort
Queenstown Club Kelvin Heights Golf Course or Jacks Point
Today a round of golf is included at either the Queenstown Club Kelvin Heights Golf Course or Jacks Point Golf Course. Kelvin Heights Golf Course is situated in the amphitheatre of the Remarkable Mountains and offers a unique opportunity to play on what is internationally regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world.
With a backdrop of 2300 vertical metres of the razorback Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of an outstanding lake and mountain panorama, Jack's Point Golf Course is not only one of the most spectacular in the world, but as an 18 hole par 72 championship course it offers golfers of any calibre a challenging and unforgettable experience.
image: Queenstown Golf
Days 10 & 11 -
Explore Queenstown at your leisure or consider adding one of our tour options - some of our favorites (additional cost applies):
- Milford Fly Cruise Fly/Dart River Safaris
Join your MIlford Sound Scenic Flights crew at Queenstown Airport, Sir Henly Wigley Dr, Frankton, to commence a full day Milford Fly Cruise Fly/Dart River Safaris Combo tour. Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford to enjoy a launch cruise travelling the full length of Milford Sound. Return by scenic flight landing at Glenorchy to join Dart River Safaris to journey into the untouched wilderness of a World Heritage Area before coaching back to Queenstown. Tour concludes approximately 10 hours after commencement, at Queenstown Airport.
- Milford Sound Nature Cruise
An on board nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region's history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone. There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks; and keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season. Coach or flight transfers available.
- Appellation Central Wine Tours
Appellation Central offers guided tours showcasing Central Otago's fine wine and cuisine. These tours venture into the heartland of Central Otago visiting vineyards in Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell. Small groups and custom fit minibuses ensure a relaxed and interactive day out from Queenstown and a great way to experience Central Otago.
- Nomad Safari - Skippers Canyon
A half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley. Navigate this awe-inspiring canyon and visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge, township of Skippers, and the restored school house - gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and histories of life in this tough environment.
- Queenstown Rafting Triple Challenge - Shotover
Jet,Helicopter & WhiteWater Rafting
The Ultimate Adventure. Begin with the shotover jet, speed through rocky canyons and experience the Hamilton 360 spins. Climb aboard a helicopter for a spectacular flight into Skippers Canyon. Land at Deep Creek and meet your rafting guide, peaceful waters at first before hearing the roar of the"mother" section.
- Zipline Ecotour
Commence an ecotour on Queenstown's original zipline course and the perfect starter to your adventure experience. Comprised of four ziplines, starting and finishing at the top of the Skyline gondola, the tour is designed to start low and slow and gradually build your confidence as it gets progressively longer, higher and faster. All ages love the interaction this guided aerial tour has to offer.
image: Tourism New Zealand
Day 12 - Depart
Return rental vehicle to Queenstown airport in time for flights to US (via Auckland).
* Peak Season 1Dec18-28Feb19 pricing - Availability very restricted, package pricing may be higher Dec-Feb period, depending on availability
Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour).
gateways & pricing:
- Depart on Air New Zealand’s non-stop Houston – Auckland flight for a supplement of $250 per person
- Add on airfares available from most major airports - Add $200 from Dallas, Add $320 from Denver, Seattle, Add $400 from Chicago, Minneapolis, Add $450 from NYC, Boston, Miami, Washington
with Air New Zealand
State-of-the-art Economy seats have been designed to provide a really comfortable seat for everybody. The armrest disappears right into the back of the seat so you can be more comfortable during our longhaul trips.
As well as the delicious and fresh meals from the kitchen, you can order tasty snacks throughout the flight, at the touch of your screen. No waiting for hours between meals - eat when you want to. And, of course, there's always a superb selection of New Zealand wines from the onboard cellar.
The vast selection of activities on our inflight entertainment will keep even the most fidgety of flyers engaged for the whole flight. Enjoy over 1,700 hours of content - including latest movies, TV box sets, video games, and a dedicated kids section - all on a 10.6” personal touch screen in widescreen format. If you need more, there are always the USB and iPod connections to plug in to.
Consider upgrading Skycouch, Premium Economy or Business Class.
Skycouch - from $549 one way (based on 2 persons sharing)
Premium Economy - from $950 per person round trip
Business Class (Lie-flat bed) from $4000 round trip
Note: All upgrades are subject to availability, upgrade cost may be higher
Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) from Los Angeles or San Francisco for purchase by 31 December, 2018. Ask an Aspire consultant for pricing for other travel dates. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.