New Zealand is a great golfing destination as you will find yourself playing amidst the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped mountains, lakes, forest, or sea scapes. Golf in New Zealand, besides being truly spectacular, is also popular for the number and variety of courses you will find in the country. There are more than 400 golf courses around the country and you can always find courses to play on no matter which season you arrive in New Zealand. Visitors are always welcome and green fees are surprisingly reasonable. New Zealand was named the “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” in 2002 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

Two courses in New Zealand are listed in the Golf Digest World Top 50 rankings – Kauri Cliffs & Cape Kidnappers.

If you are looking for more than Golf, New Zealand is the definite destination where you can indulge yourself in a wide variety of activities like kayaking, parasailing, and trekking while playing at some of the most spectacularly designed courses. The best way to explore New Zealand is to hire a car and create your itinerary based on what you’d like to do. 

Read up information on this page and all associated links for more on New Zealand as a golf destination. The content will serve as your Golf Travel Guide to New Zealand and make for easy trip planning. 

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Here is a glimpse of the variety of activities you can choose from:

  • Water activities: Boat Cruises, Kayaking, Sailing, Rafting, Surfing, Parasailing
  • Land activities: Volcanic & Geothermal visits, Trekking, Skiing, Biking, Mountain Cycling
  • Wildlife encounters: Bird Watching, Whale & Dolphin Watching, and other wildlife
  • Air activities: Gliding, Sky Diving, Hot Air Ballooning


GETTING THERE: Auckland on the North Island & Christchurch on the South Island are the main international hubs and have various international airlines flying into these cities.

Once you are in New Zealand, there are a number of ways to get from one place to the other, including domestic flights, ferries & road transfers. The recommended way to travel would be by road – self-drive.

CURRENCY: New Zealand Dollar (NZD) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 1.4 NZD (Currency Converter)

VISA: Most countries need a visa to enter New Zealand. For more info, Click here

DRIVING: Need to have your current Drivers Licence from your home country or an International Driving Permit. Drive on the left hand side of the road. For more info, Click here.