Escape by Golf

New Zealand’s only combined Golf and Cycle Tour! Bringing together the best parts of our favourite cycle trails with the option to play up to 4 rounds of golf on fantastic local courses. We’ve cherry-picked the highlights of our cycle tours, showcasing the South Island’s most iconic landscapes. These are interspersed with 4 days where you can choose to play golf on a selection of some of the best golf courses in Queenstown and surrounding areas. The golf courses have been chosen for their high quality, local character and spectacular settings surrounded by epic mountains and lakes, including one of the premier golf courses in New Zealand 2 days are reserved exclusively for cycling on some of the most remote and spectacular cycle trails in the country. Non-golfers will have just as much fun with the option to ride more of our great cycle trails, go for some lovely nature walks, or just take some time out to rest and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Includes a scenic boat cruise and a jet boat ride through New Zealand’s biggest river canyon!

Cycle Tour/Golf Tour Highlights:

  • Up to 6 days mountain biking on some of New Zealand’s best “Great Rides” cycle trails.
  • Highlights of the Around the Mountains, Roxburgh Gorge and Queenstown Trails
  • Play up to 4 rounds of golf on a selection of New Zealand’s most beautiful and iconic golf courses, including one of the most famous courses in NZ.
  • Cycle through remote alpine landscapes and visit a film set for the Lord of the Rings.
  • Experience New Zealand’s biggest river from 3 different perspectives – by cycle, golf course and jet boat!
  • A balanced holiday everyone can enjoy mixing golf and cycling against a backdrop of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery
  • Take a scenic boat cruise aboard the only hand-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere, the TSS Earnslaw.
  • You choose how much golf to play or cycling to enjoy – perfect for people who love golf, cycling or both!

Length

6 Days / 5 Nights

Start / Pick-up

Queenstown

Finish – Drop-off

Queenstown

See below for dates and prices

Included

  • Up to 6 days of easy mountain biking on some of NZ’s best cycle trails.
  • Up to 4 rounds of golf on a selection of idyllic country courses, including one of Queenstown’s most iconic courses.
  • 5 nights accommodation at boutique B&B, lodge or cottages, with private en suite bathrooms.
  • A new high performance e-bike included. These bikes let you zip up hills and glide through the terrain like you’re floating on a cloud!
  • Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel in Queenstown and all transport on tour.
  • Scenic boat cruise on a historic paddle-steamer.
  • Jet boat ride through New Zealand’s largest river canyon.
  • All meals made from fresh local produce, catering to all dietary requirements:
    • Day 1: Lunch and dinner
    • Days 2-5: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Day 6: Breakfast and lunch
  • Experienced tour guide provides commentary and background to the areas you visit.
  • We ensure you are comfortable and provide full instructions how to use all our bikes.
  • Fully vehicle-supported cycling – with drinks breaks, snacks and our famous make-your-own picnics along the cycle trails.
  • Unlimited snacks including fresh fruit, mixed nuts, sweets and chocolate-coated coffee beans!
  • All green fees and cycle trail maintenance fees.

Excluded

  • You are responsible for purchasing your own drinks (alcohol, hot or cold) in restaurants or cafés
  • Professional golf lessons or caddies can be arranged but are not included. Please enquire for prices.
  • Bring your own clubs, or hire golf clubs and carts from the golf courses, but these are not included.

Golf and Cycle Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Your journey begins with a scenic boat cruise across Lake Wakatipu, with your tour guide and all bikes on board. We start riding beside the lake then head into tussock-covered mountain landscapes. The area has a wild and remote feel, with very limited vehicle access. We then transport you to your accommodation and have dinner at a top local restaurant.
  • Day 2 – You can choose to play the beautiful Te Anau Golf Course overlooking the lake, or take a cycle through native beech forests on the stunning Lake 2 Lake trail. We all meet up again at the clubhouse for a drink before taking you back for dinner.
  • Day 3 – Today we move to a new area. Golfers can play one of Queenstown’s most scenic local golf courses. Non-golfers can take a stroll or go for another ride on a fabulous trail beside the river. Both options are spectacular!
  • Day 4 – The cycling takes centre stage again today with a journey through an amazing river gorge. Follow the cycle trail as it weaves through the gorge, overlooking the lake and canyon walls. Then take a thrilling jet boat ride through the central canyon learning about the early gold mining history. We finish riding into our accommodation to rest and relax before a fantastic dinner.
  • Day 5 – Today you can either play golf at a beautiful country course set among rock formations beside the river, or ride along the river following a lovely flowing cycle trail which leads to the huge dam. We may have time to take a scenic walk up the Commissioner’s Track, overlooking the valley before meeting up with the golfers and heading back for dinner.
  • Day 6 –Today the golfers get to play one of the most famous courses in New Zealand, set beneath towering mountains and a spectacular lake. Alternatively you can enjoy one of favourite cycle trails which follows the lake edge around a stunning peninsula with 360 degree views. After a final late lunch together at a fabulous restaurant we drop you back at your accommodation in Queenstown around 5pm.

*This itinerary is indicative only and subject to change based on the conditions and needs of the group.

• The tour is designed to be flexible so that golfers and non-golfers can both enjoy it. You choose how much golf or cycling you want to do.
• Golfers can play up to 4 rounds of golf. There are 2 days which are reserved exclusively for cycling.
• A latest technology e-bike is included (and recommended) on our golf tours. However if you would prefer a conventional (non-electric) mountain bike, we can arrange this.
• Pick-ups and drop-offs from alternate locations can be arranged upon request.
• We can arrange golf lessons or caddies, please enquire for details.
• You are welcome to bring your own clubs but please do not bring a trundler. Alternatively you can hire golf clubs and carts from the golf courses, but these are not included. Please let us know in advance of your tour.
• If you have a group of friends who would like to come on this tour but these dates don’t work for you, please let us know. We can arrange alternate dates, subject to availability of accommodation.

Start DatePriceSingle SupplementStatus
25/01/2021 $3295 $375 spaces left
15/02/2021 $3295 $375 spaces left
08/03/2021 $3295 $375 spaces left
29/03/2021 $3295 $375 spaces left
19/04/2021 $3295 $375 spaces left

Prices are per person and based on twin share (twin or double) room accommodation.
Individuals wanting a private room to themselves will be asked to pay a “Single Supplement”. 
Please note we require a minimum of 4 people booked to guarantee a departure. 
Prices are in NZD and include GST.

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