New 2014 Escorted Tour to Australia Combines World 100 Golf with Iconic Sightseeing

We know, this has to be good. It’s a long way to Australia.

Fair enough; have a look below at “The Best of Australia 2014 (Escorted)”. If you like your vacation golf chosen from the upper echelon of world 100 clubs, and combined with fully escorted luxury itinerary that includes an equally impressive schedule of sightseeing, wine touring and spectacular natural beauty, we suspect you’ll agree this experience stands out.

You’ll play two of Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s most important four layouts; Royal Melbourne which is GOLF Magazine’s world 13 and New South Wales ranked 34 (pictured left). You’ll play the club that put Tom Doak on the map, in Tasmanian, at Barnbougle Dunes ranked 41.  Next door at Barnbougle Lost Farm we’ve got world 82 by Coore & Crenshaw.  Royal Melbourne neighbor Yarra Yarra is a founding member of the famed Sandbelt clubs whose design was shaped heavily by Dr. MacKenzie. We’ll see Doak’s work again at St Andrews Beach found in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula’s Cups Country.

Our tour begins officially with the Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner on the day of arrival.  Sightseeing on Day 2 includes the famous Sydney Harbor Cruise (pictured top right) plus a guided tour of the spectacular Opera House.  Both are included in the price of the tour, along with four (4) additional sightseeing excursions.   Welcome and Farewell dinners plus six (6) additional “choice of menu” evening meals are included as well.  You’ll spend 11 nights in first class hotels like Tasmania’s The Lodge at Lost Farm, Melbourne’s Park Hyatt Hotel (pictured below), and Sydney’s Radisson Plaza Hotel.


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Sydney Harbour Cruise and Opera House Tour

I loved Sydney from the minute I stepped of the plane…everything about the city I adored! I wanted to do as much as possible during my time there and of course, a visit to Sydney Opera House was essential. I can’t explain how wonderful and amazing the building is; the tour includes an extensive journey of inside and outside the Opera House. Part of the tour involves watching a detailed video section with your guide and your group at the end of the circuit. This for me was the best part; to hear the story of the original architect Jørn Utzon and the history behind how this unique building came to be.

Inside the Sydney Opera House
Inside the Sydney Opera House
I combined the Sydney Opera House tour with the Sydney Harbour Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises, taking in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Shark Island, Luna Park, and The Rocks & Darling Harbour. You are able to get off at any of the stops and join the cruise again at a later time.
A view on the Sydney Harbour Cruise
A view on the Sydney Harbour Cruise

It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes without any stops, and was a great way to take everything in. The area round Sydney Harbour has a great buzz and atmosphere, with several fantastic places to stop off for a coffee or a light lunch – a wonderful way to relax and watch the world go by.

By Denise McKee. Denise McKee has worked for PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of the members of staff responsible for our South Pacific programs.