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“Auckland - Seattles twin”

Playing Around New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Golf in New Zealand - Playing Around New Zealand has been providing golf tours since 2004. Join us in New Zealand for a day trip to your choice of our world class golf courses including Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Kinloch or Jacks Point. If you have more time join us on our escorted tours or allow one of our professional itinerary planners to customise the perfect New Zealand golf tour.
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Loved this city. So beautiful on the water. Reminded me a lot of Seattle in the summer. The sky needle is a must. And don't forget to try a flat white coffee - they do them perfectly in Auckland. If you're lucky enough to be there in March you might get to experience some of the best oysters in the world - the bluff oysters. Aaamaaazzzing!

Thank Holly S
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We are from Calgary, Canada. Touring and playing golf in New Zealand has been on our bucket list for several years. We wanted to do it right and make the most of the time we had there. Will Owen and Playing Around New Zealand Ltd met and exceeded every golf and non-golf expectation we could have had. We joined 4 very nice couples from Australia, Alaska and Canada on the north island and played some of the world’s best courses including Kari Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers. On the south island the Canadian couples were joined by some “great lads” for more “good fun“. Jack’s Point was the highlight there but we enjoyed all the courses and sights on the south island as well. We stayed in great hotels, ate great food and took in some of New Zealand’s finest sights. Will and Peter, very nice golfers in their own right, were awesome hosts, took care of everything and made it fun for all. All we had to do was show up, whether we had planned it with Will before we got to NZ, or after we were already there. Links-inland-golf, links golf in the mountains, true-links-seaside-golf, mountain-golf, parkland golf, ocean-cliffs-golf, New Zealand has it all and we were lucky enough to do it all so easily thanks to PANZ. Will was also very generous with thoughts and ideas for planning the golf and touring we did after his tours were complete. We really don’t know what more he and Peter could have done and how it could have been better. PANZ is all about creating the most memorable experience possible and they accomplished that with flying colors. The trip of a life time; hopefully we can do it again someday. Thanks and cheers!

Scott and Debbie

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Thanks, Will for a great trip - with the golf courses and hotels all being top notch and yet different from each other the whole experience exceeded our expectations - and having the pre-programmed GPS made it stress-free, very thoughtful touch. Would love to travel with Playing Around New Zealand again! Wendy & Frank.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Lots of things to see and do. Full of fun, especially when I hung out with young people. The streets and shops seemed different from what they looked at daytime. The best thing was that I could have my pictures taken anytime and anywhere. Quite fantastic experiences to follow these new friends. Auckland itself is a beautiful city, clean, well-maintained, with friendly people. Cafes and restaurants can be found at every corner. Always delightful and welcoming to visitors.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

One cannot put in to words the wonderful time we have had and are still having on this golf tour. We did the North Island first, played wonderful courses and met lovely people from Australia and Alaska. Four of us continued on to the South Island where we were joined by 4 men. Everyone is and was so easy to have fun with. Our hosts, Will and Peter have been wonderful and so willing to take us wherever we wanted to go. Our hotels have been great. I guess by reading this, you will notice I have used the work "wonderful" a few times. A good word to describe this tour.

Thank Sharon S
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