Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary


Imagine the experience of playing golf on a world class championship course, immersed in the natural beauty of a wildlife sanctuary. The predator-free sanctuary offers a safe haven to fallow deer and many birdlife including endangered kiwi & takahē.

Many find sanctuary on a golf course, but it is rare to find a golf course that is a sanctuary - Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is thought to have scored a world first. Skillfully designed to blend with the natural rolling countryside and developed to meet the rigorous design standards for world class championship competition. Navigate your way through 18 testing holes of exceptional beauty, listening to the cacophony of birdlife, the meandering streams, the delightful waterfalls. Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is a truly unique golfing experience that cannot be missed.

Opening times

Business hours
Mid September to mid May - open 7 days, 8am to 6pm. Mid May to mid September - open 5 days, 8.30am to 5pm.
Months of operation
All Year


$260 - $345 (Adult)
$80 (Child)

Juniors (16 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Dress standard applies to players and spectators.

+64 7 374 8152
Physical address:
Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary
Wairakei Drive
New Zealand

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