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The ‘Best of Australia’ Tour Itinerary


Day 01: DEPART for AUSTRALIA (Flight Details TBA)
If you are flying from the USA then one day is lost crossing the international dateline. This is regained on your return flight.

Day 03: ARRIVE SYDNEY (Flight Details TBA)
After clearing immigration and customs you will be met by your hosts and transferred to your hotel.
Sydney - Australia's largest city at 4 million. The country's birth place, it is the most beautifully situated city in Australia with a magnificent harbour, that is one of nature’s extraordinary creations, dominating its landscape. With its small bays and inlets crowned by the billowing sails of the Opera House, it truly is a sight to behold.
Sydney is a city in a hurry but also contains the country's oldest buildings and earliest colonial history that contrasts with skyscrapers and a modern cosmopolitan life-style.

Tonight enjoy Welcome Cocktails & Dinner including refreshments

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza (3 nights)

Day 04: SYDNEY
Today you will get to know Sydney.
This morning you depart on a tour of Sydney and its famous beaches. On completion you will be dropped off at King St. Wharf in Darling Harbour to commence a magical and spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise. Your vessel has exceptional nautical design, superior service and you will enjoy a sensational seafood buffet lunch. Sydney Harbour is commonly referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. It has many bays, inlets and secondary harbours and has not been built out like many of the world's other great harbours. Although there are exclusive homes dotted around the water's edge, there are large tracts of parklands, reserves and gardens that balance the harbour environmentally.

At completion of your cruise you take a short walk to the Sydney Opera House to join a tour through this architectural master piece. The Opera House opened in 1973 and perhaps would more aptly be named the Sydney Performing Arts Centre as most evenings its theatres offer a combination of world class music, dance, and drama and opera performances. Your 45 minute tour offers the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation and learn about its fascinating history and architecture.

This evening dinner is included at a fine local restaurant.


Day 05: SYDNEY
Golf today is at the NSW Golf Club.

New South Wales G.C. - Situated on the sight of Capt. Cook's landing in Australia at La Perouse, this famous course has magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Botany Bay. Twenty minutes drive from the city centre, this 6,815 yard course is complemented by excellent facilities. Ranked as World #34 by ‘Golf Magazine’, it will provide a memorable experience.

On return from golf you will be free to choose one the many nearby restaurants to enjoy your evening meal.

Day 06: SYDNEY to LAUNCESTON / BARNBOUGLE (QF423 10:00am / 11:35am)
A morning transfer to Sydney Airport for you flight to the Tasmanian city of Launceston.
Following your arrival you will enjoy an informative 3 hour sightseeing tour of the city and region enroute to Barnbougle.
Launceston is nestled on an ancient ravine in a valley beside the Tamar River surrounded by mountains. You will see City Park, established in 1820 by the Horticultural Society for its many gardens along with a conservatory plus a rowdy group of macaques. There is time for tasting at the Josef Chromy winery and also a tour of the James Boag Brewery which was founded in 1883. Nearly 45% of Tasmania lies in protected reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites so it will come as no surprise to find Launceston’s own piece of wilderness situated right on the edge of the city at The Cataract Gorge

Dinner is included this evening at The Lodge

Accommodation: Lost Farm Lodge (3 nights)

Day 07: BARNBOUGLE
You experience golfing highlights today and tomorrow when you take on two courses with growing reputations. Today it is Barnbougle Dunes.

Barnbougle Dunes G.C. - Barnbougle is a links golf course unlike anything ever seen in Australia. You play between, over, and across towering dunes, where breathtaking views and thrilling golf provides a dramatic setting that is equal to the best links courses in the world. It is ranked World #41.

Dinner is included this evening at a nearby local restaurant.


Day 08: BARNBOUGLE
You get another taste of a great Tasmanian links course when you play Lost Farm.
The Lost Farm – Coore & Crenshaw designed the Lost Farm course with a philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding. It is a 20 hole course that complements the canvas provided by Mother Nature. The layout offers a more diverse routing compared to the adjacent Barnbougle Dunes with fairways that roll along the coast and inland. It is ranked World #82.

Dinner this evening is included at The Lodge.

Day 09: BARNBOUGLE/LAUNCESTON to MELBOURNE (QF2282 10:45am / 12:10pm)
Following breakfast you transfer to the Launceston Airport for your short flight to Melbourne. On arrival you transfer to your downtown hotel.

Melbourne - From the cafes of Southbank on the Yarra River to the designer fashion stores of South Yarra, Melbourne is a centre of style and sophistication. The city revels in its glorious architecture, superb hotels fabulous theatres, famous zoo, wonderful shopping, rambling parks, sporting events and thousands of restaurants cafes and bars.

This afternoon you will enjoy a Melbourne Highlights Tour which includes the River Gardens and the Port and Docklands areas and allows you to discover a number of Melbourne's attractions including Southgate, the Victorian Arts Centre, historical docklands, shipping port, sporting precinct and panoramic city skyline.

Dinner is not included this evening but why not head to the Southbank where the selection of restaurants is superb.

Accommodation: Park Hyatt – Park King Room (5 nights)

Day 10: MELBOURNE
Golf today is at Yarra Yarra Golf Club.
Yarra Yarra G.C. - One of Melbourne’s most prestigious private golf clubs, it boasts a heritage listed clubhouse and surrounds. Yarra Yarra is one of the renowned ‘sandbelt’ courses and was designed by Alex Russell, a design partner of the famed Dr. Alister MacKenzie. The course is world standard, with the par 3 11th hole being described by Peter Thomson as a ‘national treasure’.

On your return to the city dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant.

Day 11: MELBOURNE
Today will be a fun day when you take a tour to the Yarra Valley.

The Yarra Valley is one hour east of the city and is recognized for its world class, cool climate wineries located in the valley floor surrounded by the panoramic mountains of the Great Dividing Ranges. Your tour will include approximately four wineries and a delicious lunch. An expert guide guarantees a social, entertaining and informative day out.

You will again be able to choose your own dinner venue this evening.


Day 12: MELBOURNE
A golfing highlight today when you experience Royal Melbourne.

Royal Melbourne G.C. – World #13 Royal Melbourne is regarded by many good judges as one of the best tests of golf in the world with its lightening fast greens, bowling green fairways and numerous bunkers. The course forms an important part of Melbourne’s famous "Sand Belt". Home of the Australian Open Tournament, the West Course was designed by the noted Scottish architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie, the designer of Augusta and Cypress Point.

Dinner will be included this evening at another of Melbourne’s great restaurants.

Day 13: MELBOURNE
You will venture south today to the well known Mornington Peninsula for golf at one of the Peninsula’s top courses, St. Andrews Beach.
St. Andrew’s Beach G.C. - This course is regarded by many good golfers as perhaps the best course in Mornington Peninsula’s ‘The Cups’ region. Originally opened in 2006 it debuted as #9 best course in Australia. Internationally renowned golf course architect Tom Doak is the designer of this classic links style course which is built on a stunning piece of land that lends itself perfectly to the tradition of the famous links courses of Britain and Ireland.

On your return to the city you can prepare for the Farewell Dinner - refreshments included.

Day 14: MELBOURNE to USA (Flight Details TBA)
Today you will be transferred to the Melbourne Airport in good time to check in for your return flight to USA.

…. Or ….


For some, you may choose to delay your return home and spend additional time in Melbourne or extend to other great destinations that Australia or New Zealand both offer.

Sample Prices: (Australian summer season)

Enquire for a current quotation

US$ 8,095 per person, twin share
US$ 6,325 per person, non-golfer, twin share

US$ 2,175 additional for a single supplement


Note: Land content only is included in the price. No air flights are included and should be purchased with your international flight bookings. Price is also based on a minimum of 12 paying passengers.

Inclusions
• Meet and greet on arrival
• Accommodation in first class hotels (11 nights)
• Green fees and confirmed tee times for 6 rounds of golf
• All Australian land travel & transfers by luxury air conditioned coach
• Welcome and Farewell dinners plus 6 additional choice of menu evening meals as per the itinerary
• Full breakfasts each morning
• All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
+ Sydney – City sightseeing tour + Sydney – Harbour Cruise
+ Sydney – Opera House tour + Launceston – Area sightseeing tour
+ Melbourne – City sightseeing tour + Melbourne – Yarra Valley winery tour
• Fully escorted by an ‘ANZ Golf’ tour leader
• Non-golfers will be assisted in planning any sightseeing activities on golf days
• Australian goods and services tax (10%)