ORL 2018



Thursday 18 October 2018


12.30pm- 5.00pm


Queenstown Golf Course, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown 


NZ Affliliated Players - $54 per person
Non Affiliated Players - $85.50 per person
Club Hire - $40 per set 
Cart Hire - $20 per person

Players are to pay their fees and club or cart hire when they arrive at the Club.

For more information see the Queenstown Golf Course website


Transfers will depart from Rydges at 12.30pm sharp.
The bus will also stop at the Crowne Plaza at 12.35pm to pick up any golfers staying there.

Your return trip will be via water taxi – make your way down the hill from the Golf Club to the Jetty and a water taxi will transfer you back to the Steamer Wharf, then a short 5 minute walk back to Rydges. Those with clubs can put them in the van so you don’t have to carry them back, they’ll be dropped off at Rydges for you to collect

If you don't want to take the water taxi just jump in the van with the golf bags for the road trip return, be aware it might take a while depending on traffic so if you're going to the dinner it might pay to jump on the water taxi. 

Dress Code:

All players must be appropriately attired on the Golf Course, Practice Fairway and in the Club House.
 - Collared shirts to be worn.
 - Tailored shorts are permitted.
 - Denim clothing, T-Shirts, Track Suits, Beach and Football wear are not permitted.
 - Golf Shoes to be worn with socks. Soft spike shoes preferred.

Important Information:Spring in Central Otago is associated with high UV light levels - you will need a hat and sunscreen if you do not wish to be on the Gala Dinner menu as lobster thermidor! Those of you who have ordered clubs, these will be available when you arrive at the course. As per previous years there will be prizes. These include the Champion, Champion non-handicapped player, the International Prize, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. All 18 hold prizes are a Stableford competition. If you do not have a handicap then please nominate a fair handicap and you will be in the unofficial Stableford competition. 


Located on a cliff-face overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, the Onsen Hotel  Pools is a perfect place to relax. Tandeki, the Japanesse word meaning indulgence - your pool booking comes with a selection of locally sourced New Zealand treats including Gibbston Valley wines. The Tandeki includes towels, aromatherapy burner, a complimentary glass of bubbly, wine, beer, or juice with a choice of Kapiti ice cream, Proper Crisps or Whittakers Chocolate Bar. Each private pool accommodates 4 adults.


Thursday 18 October 2018


12.15pm - meet in the foyer of Rydges Hotel
12.20pm - Easy 10 minute walk to shuttle bus - see walking map here
12.30pm - Shuttle to Onsen departs from the Station Building in central Queenstown
1.00 - 2.00pm - Indulge in the Hot Pools
2.15pm - Shuttle from Onsen departs 


Onsen Hot Pools


Pick up at 12.30pm from the Station Building in central Queenstown - Bus Stop D, corner of Camp Street and Shotover Street (an easy 10 minute walk from Rydges Hotel). Please wait at the brown benches outside 'The Station & AJ Hackett Bungy' building. A complimentary shuttle bus will then take you on the 10 minute drive to Onsen Hot Pools.

Cost:$87.50 per person
Limited to a maximum of 8 people.

What to Bring:

·        Swimwear

·        Camera


Ride the Gibbston River Trail at your leisure and use our informative trail map with exclusive offers to visit as many of the 8+ wineries linked throughout this section of easy riding trail. Total biking distance is 5-10kms depending on how many wineries you wish to visit.


Thursday 18 October 2018


12.30pm- meet in the foyer of Rydges Hotel
12.40pm - Easy 10 minute walk to shuttle bus - see walking map here
12.55pm - Be outside One Stop Ski Rental shop located at 9 Duke Street for your Shuttle pick up
1.00pm - Shuttle departs from 9 Duke Street in central Queenstown
1.30 - 4.15pm – Bike ride visiting wineries
4.30pm - Shuttle from the Gibbston Tavern departs back to Queenstown


Departure at 1.00pm from #9 Duke Street in Central Queenstown (an easy 10 minute walk from Rydges Hotel). A scenic transfer will then take you to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, the home of bungy and the beginning of the Gibbston Wine Valley.

ElectricBike Upgrade:If you feel like the legs may struggle to complete this half day tour - you can upgrade to one of our premium Electric Bikes.


Self-Guided Half Day Tour - $80
Self-Guided Half Day Tour with Electric Bike - $125


 - All transportation - pick up/drop off from Queenstown
 - Quality mountain bike, safety helmet & equipment hire 
 - Map of trails and information on wineries 
 - Bottled water 
 - Exclusive winery/cheesery/tavern special offers 
 - Complimentary pick up of any wine purchases 
 - Note: Wine Tastings not included (prices vary from $0 - $15)

What To Bring:

 - Comfortable sturdy footwear
 - Suitable clothing - shorts/leggings/lightweight jacket

 - Sunscreen
 - Sunglasses
 - Camera
 - Money for wineries/lunch
 - Gloves and beanie (if cold weather) 
 - Small backpack to carry your extra gear (optional)

Download a facts sheet about the bike tour here