Thursday 21 June 2012

Play the world renowned golf courses of 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's February 2013 South Pacific Golf Expedition will open the door to spectacular and challenging NZ golf courses. Included on the world's top 100 list these courses are on every golfer's wish list - made all the better experiencing them from the comfort of a small floating hotel, the highly awarded luxurious expedition cruise ship, Orion.

Tee off on a select range of world-class courses including Royal Wellington, breathtaking Kauri Cliffs and the spectacular Cape Kidnappers, perched 500 feet above Hawke's Bay, a site that "belongs more to heaven than earth."

With typical Orion forethought, this voyage includes green fees for 5 rounds of golf at Royal Wellington, Cape Kidnappers (2 rounds) and Kauri Cliffs (2 rounds), cart hire and golf club transportation to and from the ship for each golf course visited.

Enjoy fine food and wine, attentive service, access to world class golf courses and the company of like minded enthusiasts keen to enjoy the day's challenges and relax at the 19th Hole in the evening.

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 you may be hitting an Albatross they may be observing nesting gannets at Cape Kidnappers, or sipping a crisp white at one of New Zealand's renowned wineries instead.

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, this will be a round for all to remember.

2013 Pacific Golf voyage:

One 8 night voyage departs Lyttleton, New Zealand 16 February 2013. Voyage includes Wellington, Marlborough Sounds, Napier and Whangaroa, concluding in Auckland.

Note Limited availability: Due to the popularity of this voyage only two categories of accommodation remain available, Category A and Junior Suites.

Fares: A$7825 per person, twin share, for a Category A Ocean View stateroom; A$9,295 per person, twin share, for a Junior Suite.

Further information on Orion Expedition Cruises can be obtained by visiting the website or Email:

For reservations or to obtain a brochure of 2012 or 2013 voyages call Orion Expedition Cruises: 61-2 9033 8777 (Sydney callers) 1300 361 012 (regional and interstate) / 0800 444 462 (New Zealand) or see your travel agent.

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