Our Tasmania Golf Tour next February is proving popular and filling nicely. It’s great that there is now the convenience of direct flights to Hobart on Air New Zealand. We have taken advantage of these and the tour now runs from Sunday to Sunday. There’s plenty to do around the two centres we visit, so if your partner isn’t a golfer, they won’t get bored! Here are the five top attractions:
Port Arthur. Tasmania has a convict past and a trip to Port Arthur reveals tales of brutality & hardship. We take you on a day trip here.
Salamanca Market. This is a famed market, known for its Oyster pies and over 300 stalls are set up every Saturday in Hobart.
MONA – the Museum of Old & New Art is Australia’s largest private museum and displays eccentric and often confronting works of ancient, modern and contemporary art. It is well worth a visit!
Cataract Gorge. Up in Launceston now, this gorge can be enjoyed by either a cruise up the river or walking along the banks.
Cradle Mountain. A day trip to Cradle Mountain and lake will awe you with the stunning scenery in this part of the island. A number of you have asked us over the past couple of years about running a golf tour to Adelaide again. Well here it is! With travel further afield than Australia next year still an unknown, a Golf Tour to Adelaide in late March & early April could be just the ticket. And there’s the option of adding on an exciting train experience up through the Red Centre to Darwin on The Ghan at the end of the tour. We play 6 rounds on some exquisite courses and being based in the centre of Adelaide means that restaurants, shops and the cultural attractions are all close by.
As mentioned above, we rescheduled the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens Golf Tour to run in April after Easter now. Just a few hours north of Sydney, there are a number of lovely courses and we will get to play on 5 of them. Port Stephens has some great experiences to share as well as the golf; see the majestic dunes standing guard over the Worimi Conservation Lands, hear the calls of wild dolphins and humpback whales in Nelson Bay and taste the local fresh produce from the land and the sea! In the Hunter Valley, winerys are aplenty as this area played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century. Don’t forget the heritage trail in Wollombi & the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin, along with some more lovely golf courses!
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