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Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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World class

If you want to treat yourself to one of the best golf courses in New Zealand this would be the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Fantastic in every way

Our day at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary was perfect. we are pretty average golfers but managed to... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Alison H
Havelock North, New Zealand
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Wairakei golf course has been skillfully designed to blend with the natural surroundings of native bush, prolific bird song and picturesque scenery. Being the first of its kind with the uniqueness of the pest proof sanctuary, Wairakei has been...more
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State highway 1, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8152
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

If you want to treat yourself to one of the best golf courses in New Zealand this would be the course to go to. The condition of the course, greens and overall land is immaculately kept. the scenery is stunning, topped with native birds and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Epsomt
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Our day at Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary was perfect. we are pretty average golfers but managed to have enormous fun on the beautifully maintained course. The holes vary between REALLY hard (f0r me) - strewn with bunkers - and not as challenging with long wide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison H
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This place is just superb. From the moment you pull in the date you are made to feel special despite driving a shonky ford ranger Ute. The staff are welcoming, the pro shop tidy, well stocked and those staff very good. The coffee in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Geridog1
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic golf course, one of the best we have ever played. Tees, fairways and greens all in 1st class condition and set in wonderful surroundings. If you like golf........play here. Worth every dollar. Paul & Di Rudd (UK)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PFRudd
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

One of my special treats in the year is to play Wairakei International golf course. It is a lovely course to play. Challenging enough but with wide enough fairways for 20-30 handicappers to still enjoy. Being a sanctuary, the course I'd full of bird life....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

One of nz's most picturesque courses. Excellent experience, friendly staff, great warm up area. The course itself , you get lost in the green , the birds , the quietness and the hole layouts are excellent.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank OwenW344
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

One of NZ's finest golf courses, with stunning vistas and an animal sanctuary to boot. A fantastic morning golfing followed by a delicious lunch. Thanks!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MartynS_13
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It's hard not to be over-exuberant with superlatives after visiting Wairakei. Work carried out by the current owners has taken what was an excellent golf course to heaven on earth. The course itself is demanding for all abilities, without being stupidly so. If you're golf...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank kiwitravellers2
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

From the moment you enter this facility you know you are in for something special. There is a low key coolness about the everything these guys do and this compliments the actual course which combines golf with spectacular natural beauty. The course it self is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Shaunie888
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This course was presented as neat as a pin. Perfect condition and peaceful. Club house provided good coffee and morning tea. Recommend this to anyone.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Geridog1
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