Tasmania Golf Cruise from Voyages.Golf

05 November 2020

Voyages.Golf in association with Events Travel have chartered Coral Expeditions brand new CORAL GEOGRAPHER for a one-way cruise from Melbourne to Hobart departing 8th February 2022.

World ranked golf courses include Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes on King Island, Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm near Bridport, the Tasmania Golf Club and Royal Hobart in the capital. An optional 2-night pre-cruise experience playing the famed Royal Melbourne West Course staying at Sofitel on Collins is also available. The cruise ends with 3-nights in Hobart at The Tasman, a Luxury Collection hotel opening in April 2021, creating an 11-night trip or a 13-night trip with further extensions possible.

Comments Glenn Hedley, Director of Events Travel and Voyages.Golf:

“We have a pedigree in luxury cruise and rail charters dedicated to golf and around major sports events in New Zealand, the Caribbean, South Africa (Rovos Rail), Vietnam, France, and Croatia. Partnering with Coral Expeditions, the Australian owned, flagged, and crewed small ship expedition company we have great pleasure adding Tasmania to this iconic line-up. The opportunity and timing are perfect for our inaugural golf cruise from Melbourne to Hobart on Coral Geographer. This very unusual year has seen a considerable increase in people playing golf due to its health benefits with exercise, clean air, and wide-open spaces. Being able to secure such a new and exciting expedition ship with a shallow draft, and its Xplorer tenders makes this type of cruise the only practical option for isolated locations. What makes these cruises even more attractive to discerning golfers is the world-class golf, but also the experience of our team managing their golf clubs throughout the Tour from the minute they get off their flight. They just need to sit back, relax, play golf, wine & dine, make new friends and enjoy the unique experience.”

King Island is a remote location in Bass Strait with two of the best golf courses anywhere. Cape Wickham Links is rated #21 in the world by Golf Digest USA with Ocean Dunes ranked #4 best public course in Australia. On the North East Coast of Tasmania is Barnbougle Dunes, ranked #16 and Barnbougle Lost Farm at #47 in the world - truly a golfer’s dream come true. Sailing for 8 days we also visit the Tarkine Wilderness, The Tamar River, cruise down the East Coast via Wineglass Bay, Ile de Phoques, Schouten, and Maria Islands. Ultimately, we enjoy Bruny Island’s rugged coastline whilst on board we experience what Bruny Island offers in the way of produce aided by superb Tasmanian wines.

Included with the 11-night Expedition is a 3-night stay at The Tasman, a brand-new Luxury Collection Hotel in Hobart opening in 2021, located in a 19th century heritage listed building. We also visit Mount Wellington, Battery Point and MONA for some artistic enlightenment completing the Expedition with a Brewery visit and a farewell dinner in Hobart. Guests depart Hobart on the 19thFebruary, or we can arrange extensions individually.

Prior to the Cruise we offer an optional 2-night stay in Melbourne at the Sofitel on Collins. Golfers will enjoy a round at the most famous Sandbelt course, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club ranked #1 in Australia and #5 in the world, with transport and lunch included. The memorabilia in the club house is enough to ensure a fabulous start to this golf cruise. Non golfers will experience a visit to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest shopping mall at Chadstone with ample free time to explore the designer stores, or they can relax and enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer.

This is an all-inclusive cruise with complimentary Wi-Fi, all transportation; airport to airport, 6 rounds of world-class golf, an interesting escorted itinerary for non- golfers, premium beers & a selection of quality wines with gourmet lunches & dinners throughout the itinerary all included. Expeditions to the Tarkine Wilderness or Stanley are included, with selected walks plus wine tastings and other culinary activities such as the visit to Pipers Brook Winery and an onboard culinary experience at Bruny Island.

All guests will receive a superb Golf Travel Kit from Voyages.Golf including a cap, a Signature Experience Polo shirt, and a high-quality souvenir traveller’s Windbreaker. Golfers will also receive branded golf accessories including golf balls and tees.

With four decks to choose from, the Coral Geographer is an ideal vessel for the numbers of guests we anticipate. This ship is the best of its kind in Australian waters for a high-quality, hands on golf-cruise experience.

Events Travel and our leisure Golf division, Voyages.Golf is a family owned and operated Australian Travel business pioneering sports travel experiences since 1993. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest levels of guest satisfaction having a high 4.5-star rating on Trustpilot. We are members of ATAS-AFTA, IATA and IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

Small ship luxury Expedition Cruising offers peace of mind with like-minded guests and staff. Coral Geographer sails with a team of 40 aided by 6 staff from Voyages.Golf primarily focussed on Golf Operations, pre & post Cruise Transport, Hotels, Luggage, Golf Clubs and Functions. This balance allows the crew to do what they do best and for us to do what we do best.

Importantly, we recognise the significance in catering for non-golfers. The ships Expedition Crew have an interesting and engaging program for these special guests, or they can simply rest and enjoy a good book – cruising is about relaxation and absorbing one’s surroundings whether at sea or ashore.

This cruise is all about fun, comfort, security, and camaraderie, whilst playing some of the world’s very best golf courses. Cruising in Australian waters is a safe, reliable, and a rewarding experience without having to fly across continents. Coral Expeditions operates SailSAFE, a Health & Safety Management system on board. We expect sales to be primarily active in Australia and New Zealand. With selected travel-bubbles emerging we may also facilitate some inbound guests. This cruise is also perfect for residents from Victoria who only need to add a one-way flight home.

Historically our Cruises and Golf Charters attract couples and groups of like-minded friends. Long standing friendships emerge from these unique experiences. We often receive small group bookings from members of golf clubs travelling together and we can ensure that groups who want to play together can. We know we will receive a good number of repeat guests on this cruise.

For images and further information about this cruise and other escorted golf adventures contact:
Harry Hedley: res@voyages.golf or call 03 5989 7666.

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Glenn Hedley - Director
voyages.golf, "St Andrews",112 Bittern-Dromana Road,PO Box 299,Merricks North,Victoria 3926,
Tel: +61 3 5989 7666
Email: glenn@events.com.au
Website: www.voyages.golf