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Cape Kidnappers Pairs & Singles Golf Tournament plus Hawkes Bay Golf Tour – 13 to 20 November 2022

13 to 20 November 2022 (8 days - 7 nights) Detailed Itinerary & Golf Programme

Tour Cost A$10,400/Couple (A$5,200 pp Twin Share)

You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel’s NZ golf tour which culminates in attendance at the 54 hole Trendsetter Travel Golf Tournament, to be held at Cape Kidnappers.  Your tour hosts are David Cooper and Adrienne Witteman.  Apart from playing 3 rounds at Cape Kidnappers, consistently rated in the world’s top 50 courses, you will stay 3 nights at Cape Kidnappers, 4 nights in Napier, get to enjoy 2 games on local Hawkes Bay courses and attend a day’s wine tasting including lunch at one of Hawkes Bay’s leading wineries.

Cape Kidnappers is one of the most luxurious golf resorts in the world.  Participating in this event is, by some margin, the best value proposition when staying and playing at Cape Kidnappers.  This is particularly true as we are playing during the summer when our previous visits have all been in early spring. Your 4 nights in Napier is at one of the best hotels in Napier, the 17 room boutique County Hotel with 5 suite room upgrade options ( all 5 suites have been allocated within our tour party).


Tour transportation will be by coach.

Golf carts will be available for all 5 golf rounds (although for the 2 Hawkes Bay rounds, we have booked all 10 motorised carts which is insufficient for all our tour party) and are included in the tour cost.  Carts will be available for those that are unable to play without a cart.  Pull buggies will be available for those that walk.

We look to avoid being rushed at golf – intending to arrive between 45 minutes and 60 minutes before 1st tee off (we will have 2 tee or multiple tee starts booked at all courses – which should see all our party complete their respective rounds within 30 minutes of one another) and have time for a refreshing drink (complimentary other than at Cape Kidnappers) in the club rooms post golf.  We will run competitions at all the courses we play. Strict rules of golf will apply other than the “Penalty Area Rule” for lost balls in the interests of speeding up play.  We are staying in early summer when there is the prospect of good weather. However this is NZ and there is no guarantee of weather conditions regardless of the time of the year.


Sunday 13 November 2022

Fly to Napier and stay 4 nights at the County Hotel, located down town in Napier.   We have chosen this hotel due to it being one of the 2 best hotels in Napier and an easy walk to many of the leading Napier restaurants.  There should be flights (all connecting through either Wellington or Auckland) arriving early evening from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Trendsetter will provide coach transfers to the County Hotel to meet the early evening Auckland to Napier flight (due to arrive at 5.35 pm – coach pick up time will alter if flight scheduling changes).  Should you choose to arrive on an alternative flight, you will need to make your own way to our hotel at your own cost (it is only a short 10 minute taxi ride).  The cost of the international flight to and from Napier is NOT included.  Included pre-dinner drinks will commence in the Churchill Bar from 7.00 pm with sit down dinner from 7.45pm in the hotel’s restaurant.  Dinner will be inclusive of standard beers, wine and soft drinks.

Lead in rooms at County Hotel all include either a King or Queen Bed with shower.  Upgraded room options include ( all upgrade rooms have been allocated within our tour party).

  • Spa Suite (3) – larger room with Super King Bed, Spa Bath and separate shower (extra AUD 400 for 4 nights)
  • Honeymoon Suite (1) – even larger room with Super King Bed, Spa Tub and separate shower (extra AUD 600 for 4 nights)
  • Vice Regal Suite (1) – largest Suite including ornate finishes, separate lounge, spa bath and separate shower (extra AUD 800 for 4 nights)

For additional information on the County Hotel, please refer to the following link:

7.00 pm – Welcome tour drinks followed by dinner (including standard beer and wines).

Accommodation: County Hotel – 4 nights (including breakfast)

Monday 14 November 2022

Following breakfast ( served from 7.30am to 9.00am), we depart by coach at 10.20 am for a short 10 minute coach transfer to play Napier Golf Club where we have a two tee start from 11.30 am.  Napier Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in New Zealand and held the inaugural New Zealand Open.

Independent dining this evening.

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Following breakfast ( served from 7.30am to 8.30am), we depart at 8.30 am for 10 minute drive to play Maraenui Golf Club where we have a 2 tee start booked from 9.30 am.

Independent dining this evening.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

We have a non-golf day.  After a leisurely breakfast ( served from 7.30am to 9.00 am) and perhaps a walk around historic Napier with its many famous Art Deco buildings (Napier was totally destroyed after the famous 1931 earthquake and was rebuilt with many of the original buildings constructed in the then fashionable Art Deco style), we depart by coach at 11.15 am for a 15 minute drive to Mission Estate, one of Hawkes Bay’s leading wineries.  But more importantly, Mission Estate is renowned for its winery lunches at its famous Convent homestead.  We have a private pre-lunch drinks and wine tasting from 12 noon with a two course lunch from 1 pm.  Wine tasting, pre-lunch drinks, lunch and standard wines/beers/soft drinks are included as part of your tour cost.  We expect to depart around 3.30 pm.

Independent dining this evening

Thursday 17 November 2022

In order to maximise our time at Cape Kidnappers, our coach will leave early at 7.45 am ( breakfast will be served from 6.30 am to 7.30 am) for the approximate 45 minute drive to Cape Kidnappers, where we have a shot gun tee start at 9.30 am.  After golf, check into your luxurious rooms at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.    Since December 2019, Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs announced a change in policy whereby lunch (but not drinks) is included in the room rate – previously lunches needed to be purchased on your private account other than lunch on the Saturday following completion of the tournament. Our tour price includes the 4 day/3 night Cape Kidnappers stay comprising 3 x tournament rounds, from 6.00 pm a cocktail hour (plus) followed by dinner on all 3 nights, breakfast all 3 mornings, lunches on all days and a complimentary mini bar in your luxury room (traditionally includes local beers, local wines, soft drinks and home-made cookies).  However, you will need to pay for drinks in the golf club rooms and wines over dinner each night – we expect to organise a private selection at a substantial discount to carded prices.

As you will be a Virtuoso booking, you will also be entitled to a USD 100 credit (used anywhere at the resort – this is no longer limited to purchases at the Spa) and a room upgrade subject to availability.  Our bookings will be in the Hill Top Suites (46.5 sqm) and upgrades would be to the deluxe Ridge Suites (63 sqm) and Lodge Suites (65 sqm).  Irrespective, all suites are large and luxurious.  Traditionally, around half of our rooms are accorded complimentary upgrades.

Friday 18 November 2022

After a relaxing breakfast, there is a 9.30am two tee start for the  2nd round of the Tournament (exact times will be advised the previous evening).  You should have a few hours free time between the conclusion of your round and drinks from 6.00 pm

Saturday 19 November 2022

Today is the 3rd round of the Tournament with another 2 tee start from 9.30 am followed by lunch in the golf club rooms. Unlike our previous visit, we will stay the Saturday night at Cape Kidnappers which will allow a few hours free time at the resort post lunch and before pre-dinner drinks. At dinner, prizes for the 54 event will be awarded.

Sunday 20 November 2022

Our tour concludes post breakfast and we have organised a coach transfer at approximately 10.15 am (for a 10.30 am departure) for the 45 to 60 minutes transfer to Napier Airport to catch the various flights scheduled to leave from 12.50 pm which will connect back to Australia via either Auckland or Wellington.  Complimentary transfers will NOT be provided if you choose to leave at a different time.


The cost for the highly inclusive tour package is from AUD 10,400/couple or AUD 5,200 pp twin share.  This includes your Cape Kidnappers 4 day/3 night package, 4 nights additional hotel accommodation in Napier (including breakfast), coach transfers (including airport transfers), all green fees, motorised carts, drinks post golf (other than at Cape Kidnappers), Sunday evening welcome drinks, welcome dinner (including standard drinks), golf prize money, wine tasting and lunch (including standard drinks) at Mission Estate and all gratuities.

Costings do not include your return flights to NZ/Napier and evening dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Payment Terms

Payment terms are as follows:

County Hotel – Napier Room Category

Tour Price

Standard Room (11) – Queen or King Bedded

AUD 10,400/couple

Superior Spa Suite (3) – Super King Bed, larger room, spa bath and separate shower

AUD 10,800/couple

Honeymoon Suite (1) – even larger room with Super King Bed, Spa Tub and separate shower

AUD 11,000/couple

Vice Regal Suite (1) – largest Suite including ornate finishes, separate lounge, spa bath and separate shower

AUD 11,200/couple

Total Price Payable is from AUD 10,400/couple.  Single occupancy pricing is available upon request.

35% Deposit is payable at the time of booking (AUD 3,500/couple)

Balance due 4 months prior to departure (on 13 July 2022) (range from AUD 6,900 to AUD 7,700/couple)

Payment is via bank transfer to Trendsetter Travel into the following account.

Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre Pty Ltd

ANZ Bank – Client Account

Account Number 012 003 8334 12763

Alternatively, you can pay by credit card (surcharges apply of 1.0% on Visa/MC and 2.0% on AMEX).

Cancellation Policy/Charges (approximate Trendsetter’s Cape Kidnappers group booking terms)

  • Full refund of deposit outside of 150 days from tour commencement less a $1,750 administration fee which can be used as a credit on a future Trendsetter golf tour. No refund of deposit between 120 and 150 days
  • 120 – 91 days – full refund less 25% penalty
  • 90 – 61 days – full refund less 50% penalty
  • 60 – 30 days – full refund less 75% penalty
  • Inside 30 days – no refund

Special Covid 19 condition:

Should travel restrictions be enacted by the New Zealand or Australian Government in relation to Covid-19 containment efforts, either regional or international, and that prevent the guests reasonable arrival to Cape Kidnappers, necessary cancellations will result in no penalty provided it is received by the property 45 days prior to arrival.  Deposits paid will be refundable. Should New Zealand or Australian Government restrictions occur within 45 days or the scheduled arrival, the full value of deposits paid will be available as credit to be applied towards rescheduled dates.

For further information, please contact David Cooper by either email or on mobile 0413 010 638.

Policies of Cape Kidnappers Pairs & Singles Golf Tournament plus Hawkes Bay Golf Tour – 13 to 20 November 2022

Cape Kidnappers Pairs Golf Tournament plus Hawkes Bay Golf Tour – November 2022

You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel's Cape Kidnappers/Hawkes Bay luxury golf tour which includes a 54 hole golf tournament at Cape Kidnappers. The tour has 7 nights of accommodation including 3 luxurious nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and 4 nights in one of the two leading hotels in Napier. The tour runs from 13 to 20 November 2022. Apart from playing 3 rounds at Cape Kidnappers, regularly rated in the world's top 50 courses, you will also get to enjoy 2 additional games of golf at two of the local Hawkes Bay golf courses.   We include a rest day from golf including wine tasting and lunch at one of the leading wineries in Hawkes Bay.