The weekend is here!

Every Saturday we showcase a different region of the country as part of our premium collection of golf weekend getaways. See the full selection here.

Today's offering is a weekend visit to the Bay of Plenty and the township of Whakatane. An extra hour southeast on a drive from Auckland to Tauranga or an extra 30/40 minute helicopter ride, Whakatane is one of those places that has much to offer, but is not known to many which makes it perfect for a fun and exciting golf weekend away.

Upon arrival in Whakatane, check into the Tuscany Villas Boutique Hotel and open a bottle of wine to be finished off at dinner.

The next morning, it is time to head to the coast to Ohope International Golf Course. This stunning course with its seaside views, is a true links course that would match anything in Scotland or Ireland. Enjoy 18 memorable holes and finish matters off with several beers in the clubhouse.

Ohope International Golf Club

Ohope International Golf Club

After a relaxing evening and a good nights sleep, it's time to get into a helicopter and visit White Island, one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes. Situated 49 kms off the coast, this volcano is one of the most accesible in the world. Definitely a bucket list type item to be crossed off.

Return to Whakatane after an amazing volcano island experience and then depart for home.

Luxury accommodation, golf and volcano islands! Quite a weekend!