Golf, Winde, Sydney and the Barrier Reef

Australia's East Coast
Golf, Wine, Sydney & The Great Barrier Reef

9 Nights | 4 Rounds | 4 Guided Tours
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Enjoy the first four nights discovering the spectacular harbour city of Sydney, endless unspoilt beaches and diverse natural treasures. Sydney is the vibrant, cosmopolitan, gateway to Australia and home to iconic attractions like the Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Dr. Alister MacKenzie's World #37, New South Wales. The final five nights are to be enjoyed in tropical Queensland where an average of 300 sunny days a year invite you to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef and white sand surfing beaches plus world class golf.

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Day 1

On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your rental vehicle.

Journey to The Langham, Sydney where you will stay the first four nights.

Sightseeing Suggestion - Sydney Harbour

Today enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a Tour through the Sydney Opera House.  Sydney Harbour is commonly referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. A large harbour with many bays, inlets and secondary harbours, it has not been built out like many of the world's 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 the cruise, walk to the Sydney Opera House and join a tour through the Opera House. Designed by the Danish Architect, Jorn Utzon, it is one of the architectural masterpieces of the century. The first performance was in the Opera Theatre in 1973. The Opera House would be more aptly named the Sydney Performing Arts Centre as most evenings its theatres offer a combination of world class music, dance, and drama and opera performances. This 45-minute tour offers the opportunity to experience the Sydney Opera House in its daily operation, and, learn about the fascinating history and architecture. At the completion of the tour, walk to the hotel.

Overnight: The Langham Sydney
Harbour Terrace Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

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Sydney Harbour, Australia
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Day 2

Journey to the golf course (25 mins).

Today play New South Wales (tbc). Designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie, this course is one of the greats, ranked number 5 in Australia. Situated at the site of Captain Cook's landing in Australia at La Peruse, it is not only a superb course but also offers some outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean. Holes 5 and 6 will long be remembered.

Overnight: The Langham Sydney
Harbour Terrace Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

New South Wales Golf Club, Sydney, Australia – Gary Lisbon
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Day 3

Sightseeing Suggestion - Hunter Valley Wine Tasting

A trip to Sydney is not complete without a visit to the world-class wineries of the Hunter Valley. Leaving your hotel we travel through the historic Rocks area before crossing over the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge. We wind our way through the leafy Northern Suburbs, then escape through the brilliant sandstone outcrops of Ku-ring-gai National Park to reach the mighty Hawkesbury River. We stop for morning tea in the bush & then continue on to the historic township of Wollombi, famous for its local brew called Dr Jurd's Jungle Juice. We stroll through the village before departing for the Broken Back Range & climb the escarpment to Mt. View before descending into the Hunter Valley to begin our wine tasting at a few of the very special boutique wineries in the area. We chat to the owners, admire their cottage locations & then let them show off the best of their vintages.

In the foothills of the Broken Back Range, enjoy a gourmet lunch & spend the afternoon visiting some of the larger vineyards for more superb wine tasting. As the afternoon approaches return to Sydney via the scenic freeway to conclude this relaxing and enjoyable day.

Overnight: The Langham Sydney
Harbour Terrace Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Hunter Valley Wine Tasting, Australia –
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Day 4

Journey to golf course (20 mins).

Today play at The Lakes (tbc). Situated in the city, it was redesigned in the 70's by Devlin & Von Hagge and is renowned for its water hazards. Eleven of the 18 holes feature water, so the route is both picturesque and challenging. It has a long history of Australian Championships and is ranked number 14 in Australia.

Overnight: The Langham Sydney
Harbour Terrace Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

The Lakes, Sydney, Australia – Photo by Gary Lisbon
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Day 5

Drive to Sydney Airport and return your rental vehicle. Fly to Cairns Airport (flight not included in tour price).

Upon arrival at Cairns Airport, you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your rental vehicle.

Journey to Shangri La Hotel, Cairns (15 mins) where you will stay the final five nights.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns
Superior Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Shangri-La Hotel, Australia
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Day 6

Journey to golf course (30 mins).

Today play Paradise Palms (tbc). Designed by Graham Marsh in 1990, it is ranked 29 and set in lush tropicalsplendour with 6 lakes and 96 bunkers coming in to play, accuracy is required. Measuring 7255 yards from the back tees, it has 4 tee positions on each hole to make it enjoyable for all.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns
Superior Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club, Australia by Gary Lisbon
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Day 7

Sightseeing Suggestion – Great Barrier Reef

Walk to the Marina from the Shangri La or transferred to the Marina from Palm Cove. 10.00am Board the Great Adventures Vessel for Cruise to the Barrier Reef. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is yours to experience when you cruise from Cairns to our luxury 3 level pontoon on the Outer Reef. The Pontoon has undercover seating and tables, a sundeck, a. Semi submersible coral viewing tour, change rooms with fresh water showers Scuba Diving facilities are available with a semi submerged dive platform. A sumptuous buffet lunch will be served, full bar facilities are available. From the moon, the Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure visible on earth. It is a national treasure and one of the true wonders of the world 5.30pm Cruise returns to the wharf.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns
Superior Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Great Barrier Reef, Australia –
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Day 8

Journey to golf course (1 hour).

Today play Sea Temple (tbc). Designed by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett it has all the features of a classical links course. Immaculate conditions combined with the need to be accurate with both tee and approach shots makes for a superb days golf. An environmentally friendly course it sets the standards in Australia.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns:
Superior Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club, Australia – Gary Lisbon
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Day 9

Sightseeing Suggestion - Kuranda Rail and Skyrail Tour

Join a Down Under coach for the transfer to Freshwater Station to join the Kuranda Scenic Rail, for a breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic operational rail journeys  through hand hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the Village in the Rainforest.

The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforests and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. Gliding justmetres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable 6-person gondola cabins the Skyrail journey immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you'll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. Relax and enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery, panoramic views of the Cairns tropical region and the glittering waters of the Coral Sea. Alight at Skyrail's two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, where you'll explore this amazing environment from the forest floor on boardwalks, scenic look-outs and in the state-of-the-art Rainforest Interpretive Centre. Transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns
Superior Room - including breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Kuranda Scenic Rail Tour, Australia –
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Day 10

Today depart Australia. Journey to Cairns Airport (15 mins) and return your rental vehicle.

You will cross the International Date Line and arrive in the US on the same date as departing Australia.

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Current pricing for this tour is available at your convenience from our exclusive online trip calculator, QUICK QUOTES.  Click here for an immediate quotation.

Contact our Air Travel Services department at 800.344.5257 ext 230 or for comprehensive assistance with your air travel arrangements.

IMPORTANT: Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance.

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  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

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  • It will be priced in United States Dollars (US$).
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  • To guarantee these rates we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the agreed land cost per person, subject to a minimum $1,500 deposit, their name and golfer's handicap and home club at the time the reservations are requested.
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Budget Car Rental: Hyundai iMax Minivan with automatic transmission or similar, with unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance with reduced excess to $350AUD. Additional charges may apply for airport fees, one ways drop offs and remote locations.


HOTEL Information

Ideally situated, in the city centre, on the Marlin Marina connected to the Pier shopping complex and adjacent to the Trinity Bay Esplanade. Previously the Radisson Resort on the Pier, the Shangri-La Hotel, situated on absolute water frontage at the Pier, and only a short walk from the heart of Cairns offers an unforgettable tropical experience of relaxation, indulgence and adventure. Distinctively Queensland in both design and style, this 5 star international hotel reflects all the luxuries and services you would expect. A unique ambience of sophistication, combined with the idyllic location offers a tropical haven for all guests to relax, unwind or simply get down to business!

Shangri-La Hotel, Australia
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Dramatic Harbour views. Quaint cobbled streets. Historic brick buildings. Discover a secluded tranquility nestled in the heart of The Rocks district of metropolitan Sydney. 98 magnificently furnished rooms and suites to appeal to the most sophisticated visitors. Expansive terraces offering resplendent harbour views or dazzling city skylines. Unique dining experiences at Kent Street Kitchen and Afternoon Tea at Palm Court to cater to the most refined guests. Body treatments, massages, and facials at ten new treatment rooms at The Day Spa to pamper the weariest bodies. A spectacular 20-metre indoor pool with a star-dappled sky ceiling to dream your day away. Boardrooms and conference facilities perfect for meetings and events of any size. Delightfully intimate interiors. Genuine and personalized service. Exciting epicurean adventures. The Langham, Sydney is all this and more.

The Langham Sydney - Hotel, Australia
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PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities. For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call 1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or email

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Handicap Certificate: Most courses require visitors to be a member of a recognized golf club and to hold official handicaps, with some courses imposing a maximum handicap restriction. PerryGolf endorses this viewpoint and recommends that players travel with a valid handicap certificate from their golf club which they may be required to produce.
Golf Carts & Caddies in Australia: With the exception of Royal Melbourne, caddies (including bag carriers) are not available in Australia. A limited supply of Golf Carts are available at certain venues but may be restricted for those who have medical conditions. All golf courses have good access to pull carts. Your golf travel specialist can answer any specific questions you may have regarding caddies & carts on your tour.

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