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Golf and Wildlife in Harmony

Many find sanctuary on a golf course but it is rare to find a golf course that is a sanctuary, New Zealand's Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is thought to have scored a world first! The ecological restoration is the first of its kind in New Zealand and was prompted by golf course owner Gary Lane’s desire to create a unique environment where golf and the natural habitat work in harmony. Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is situated in the Wairakei Tourist Park which is an extraordinary geothermal area just north of Taupo township. Cultural experiences, bubbling mud and hot pools are a major attraction for visitors to the Taupo region, and Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is one of the most popular golfing destinations in New Zealand.

Visit Our Pro Shop

At Wairakei we have a fully stocked Pro Shop with leading brands like Callaway, Taylormade, Adidas, Footjoy, Oakley, and more.  An excellent selection of mens and ladies Wairakei branded clothing, caps and visors.  A variety of shoes, golf balls, putters, bags and accessories are also on offer.  Everything a golfer needs.

We sell gift vouchers that can be purchased for specific items, such as an 18 hole green fee, Wairakei cap  or a half hour golf lesson.  If you can't decide on an item, vouchers can also be purchased for any nominated dollar value for the recipient to choose their gift.  Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase and we can post them to the buyer or recipient.  Please give us a call, send an email or drop in to see us.


It's all about the experience, and when you arrive at Wairakei it is our aim to make your golfing experience a memorable one.