Thursday, 5 July 2012

Golf Cruising In New Zealand

Well known for spectacular mountains, towering fjords and lush forests, New Zealand is also renowned as one of the world’s top destinations for golfers. Orion Expedition Cruises’ South Pacific Golf Expedition from Lyttleton to Auckland will open the door to a number of spectacular and challenging New Zealand golf courses. Included on the world’s top 100 list, these courses are on every golfer’s wish list - made all the better by experiencing them from the comfort of a small floating hotel, the highly awarded luxurious expedition cruise ship, Orion.

This voyage includes green fees for five rounds of golf at Royal Wellington, Cape Kidnappers (two rounds) and Kauri Cliffs (two rounds), cart hire and golf club transportation to and from the ship for each golf course visited.

Friends or partners who are not yet keen golfers have not been forgotten as there is much to delight and excite them on this voyage. While golfers may be hitting an Albatross, their partners may be observing nesting gannets at Cape Kidnappers or sipping a crisp white at one of New Zealand’s renowned wineries.

Each day will reveal something special. From Wellington, where colourful Victorian houses grace the steep hills surrounding one of the prettiest harbours in the southern hemisphere, to the dramatic coastlines and extraordinary seascapes.

The eight-night South Pacific Golf Expedition departs Lyttleton on February 16, 2013, and visits Wellington, Marlborough Sound, Napier and Whangaroa before finishing in Auckland. Prices are from £4,385 per person, including eight nights onboard Orion, all meals, entertainment and educational programmes, green fees, use of the ship’s sporting equipment and facilities, Zodiac excursions, port and handling charges, tender transfers and government fees and taxes.

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure-cruise specialists.