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

9 Nights | 4 Rounds | 4 Guided Tours

 

Day 1 & 2
This evening depart the United States. You will travel over the International Date Line and arrive in Australia two days after your departure.

Day 3
On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be met by EGT Golf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation. Sydney. Today enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a Tour through the Sydney Opera House. Commence a Highlights Cruise on 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 Cruise walk to the Sydney Opera House. Join a tour through the Opera House, one of the architectural master pieces of the century. Designed, by the Danish Architect, Jorn Utzon. 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. Operates Daily.
Overnight: Sydney Harbour Marriott: Deluxe Opera House View Room – including breakfast

Day 4
Today play New South Wales. 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: Sydney Harbour Marriott: Deluxe Opera House View Room – including breakfast

Day 5
Wine Touring. 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. Operates daily with a minimum of 2 passengers.
Included in Your Tour:
Highly qualified & knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air conditioned vehicle, Country-style morning tea, Gourmet lunch with cheese platter, Selected Australian wines and refreshments,Comprehensive commentary, Winery tours & tastings, City hotel pick up and drop off.
Overnight: Sydney Harbour Marriott: Deluxe Opera House View Room – including breakfast

Day 6
Today play Camden Lakeside. This Peter Thomson designed, gently undulating links styled golf course, is very reminiscent of some of the famous holes at St. Andrews, Gleneagles and Muirfield. A fine course, highly rated with excellent facilities that is always enjoyable to play and provides a pleasant experience. Thomson you may know won an astounding five Open Championships is the brief span of twelve years: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1965.
Overnight: Sydney Harbour Marriott: Deluxe Opera House View Room – including breakfast

Day 7
Depart Sydney / Arrive Cairns Airport.
Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns: Deluxe Marina View Room – including breakfast

Day 8
Today play Paradise Palms. Designed by Graham Marsh in 1990, it is ranked 29 and set in lush tropical splendour with 6 lakes and 96 bunkers coming in to play, accuracy is required. Measuring 7,255 yards from the back tees, it has four tee positions on each hole to make it enjoyable for all.
Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns: Deluxe Marina View Room – including breakfast

Day 9
Sightseeing: The Great Barrier Reef. 10.00 am 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 and 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. Operates Daily.
Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns: Deluxe Marina View Room – including breakfast

Day 10
Today play Sea Temple. 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: Deluxe Marina View Room – including breakfast

Day 11
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 just metres 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. Tour operates daily.
Overnight: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns: Deluxe Marina View Room – including breakfast

Day 11
Depart Australia from the Cairns Airport. You will cross the International Date Line and arrive in the US on the same date as departing Australia.

Pricing
NOTE: This Sample Itinerary is provided primarily for guidance purposes. You are entirely welcome to book it as shown (based on availability) but it can always be adjusted or completely customized in any way you wish.
IMPORTANT : Please review the EGT Golf Travel Insurance.

TOUR INCLUSIONS
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 EGTGolf’s local office at your destination.
Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
Local taxes.
Conditions of Your Customized Quote
It will be priced in United States Dollars (US$).
It neither implies nor provides any assurance of availability for the above inclusions
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.

Route Map
Ground Transportation
SELF-DRIVE:
National Car Rental: VW Transporter. Includes Unlimited Mileage, Damage Liability Waiver and Risk Reduction Cover, thus no excess applicable should your vehicle sustain damage or loss.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Shangri La Hotel, Cairns
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!

Sydney Harbour Marriott
The Marriott Sydney Harbour (formerly The Renaissance Hotel) is in the heart of the business, financial and tourist area of Sydney at Circular Quay. The world famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are 300 & 500m away. The historic area of The Rocks is on your door step. The serene, friendly atmosphere makes it a welcome oasis in an often hectic city. With its lavishly appointed rooms, renowned restaurants and intimate bars, the Sydney Harbour Marriott offers the ideal combination of sublime luxury and obliging service in a central location. Like the Hotel’s public areas, the rooms designs and decor are elegant and boutique in atmosphere. They show special consideration for international travellers such as daylight block out shutters, individual room air conditioning controls, luxurious bathrooms (many with extra deep baths), 24 hour room service, mini bar, valet services, Internet access and an on-demand video.