Escape by Golf

New Zealand’s only combined Golf and Cycle Tour! The tour has been designed specifically to allow both golfers and non-golfers to have a great time. Bringing together the best parts of our favourite cycle trails with up to 4 rounds of golf on some fantastic local courses. We’ve cherry-picked the highlights of the Around the Mountains, Roxburgh Gorge and Queenstown trails to create a 6 day cycle tour, showcasing the South Island’s most iconic landscapes. On 4 days you can choose to play golf on a selection of the finest local courses in the Queenstown and surrounding areas. The courses have been chosen for their high quality, local character and spectacular settings surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers. 2 days are reserved exclusively for cycling on some of the most remote and spectacular trails in the country. If you don’t play golf you can enjoy more great cycling, take in some lovely nature walks, or just enjoy some time out to rest and relax in the beautiful surroundings. The trip includes a scenic boat cruise and a jet boat ride through New Zealand’s biggest river canyon! Escape by Golf trips are booked on request and subject to availability – we do not have scheduled dates for these tours.

Cycle Tour/Golf Tour Highlights:

  • Up to 6 days ebike riding 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 Central Otago and Southland’s most beautiful and iconic golf courses.
  • Cycle through a remote alpine landscape, a deep river gorge and visit a film set for the Lord of the Rings.
  • Experience New Zealand’s biggest river from 3 perspectives – bicycle, golf course and jet boat!
  • A balanced holiday everyone can enjoy mixing golf, cycling, fabulous food and top class accommodation against a backdrop of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery
  • Take a scenic boat cruise across aboard the only coal-fired steamship left in the southern hemisphere.
  • Enjoy a thrilling jet boat road through the Roxburgh Gorge learning about our early gold mining history.
  • You choose how much golf to play or cycling to enjoy – perfect for people who love golf, cycling or both!


6 Days / 5 Nights

Start / Pick-up


Finish – Drop-off


See below for dates and prices

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  • Up to 6 days of easy ebike riding on some of the South Island’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.
  • Top-of-the-line e-bikes 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.
  • Vehicle-support on the cycle trails – with drinks breaks, snacks and our famous make-your-own picnics.
  • Unlimited snacks including fresh fruit, nuts, sweets and chocolates.
  • Green fees and cycle trail fees included.


  • You are responsible for purchasing your own drinks (alcohol, hot or cold) in restaurants or cafés
  • Professional golf lessons can be arranged but are not included. Please enquire for prices.
  • Bring your own clubs, or hire golf clubs and/or carts from the golf courses, 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 – Choose to play a beautiful local golf course overlooking the lake, or take a cycle through native beech forests on a stunning trail beside a river. We meet up again at the clubhouse for a drink before taking you back for dinner.
  • Day 3 – Golfers can play one of Queenstown’s most scenic local golf courses. Non-golfers can take a ride on a fabulous trail following the river. Both options are spectacular! In the evening you can enjoy a soak in an outdoor hot tub, then sample some of Central Otago’s finest wines before dinner.
  • Day 4 – Cycling takes centre stage again today with a journey through an amazing river gorge. Follow the trail as it weaves through New Zealand’s Grand Canyon, overlooking the lake below. Then take a thrilling jet boat ride through the central gorge learning about the early gold mining history. Finish the day high above a dam, overlooking the valley below, then coast down the hill to your accommodation to rest and relax before dinner.
  • Day 5 – Today you can either play golf at a beautiful country course set among weird and wonderful rock formations, or ride beside the river following a lovely flowing cycle trail. Take a scenic walk up to a lookout, before meeting up with the golfers again for an evening drink on the patio before dinner.
  • Day 6 –Today the golfers can play one of Queenstown most iconic courses, surrounded by a lake set beneath towering mountains. Or you can enjoy one of our favourite cycle trails following the lake edge around a stunning peninsula with 360 degree views. After a final drink together to round out the tour, we drop you back at your accommodation in Queenstown around 4-5pm.

*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 both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy it equally. You choose how much golf or cycling you want to do.
• Golfers can play up to 4 rounds of golf. These are optional, and everyone can choose to play golf or go cycling as they prefer. There are 2 days which are reserved exclusively for cycling.
• A latest technology e-bike is included for everyone on our golf and cycle tours.
• Pick-up and drop-off to or from alternate locations may be possible, please ask before booking.
• 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 golf clubs and carts are available to hire from the golf courses (not included). Please let us know in advance of your tour.

Escape by Golf trips are booked on request and subject to availability – we do not have scheduled dates for these tours. If you have a group of friends who would like to come on this tour, please let us know. Tours are subject to availability of staff, vehicles, bikes and accommodation.

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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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