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Fins & Fairways Challenge

Cairns & Port Douglas, Australia

Fishing and golfing in paradise.
Event dates
June 4th - 9th 2023
Flexible Booking


Fins & Fairways Challenge

Cairns & Port Douglas

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Register before 15 November 2022 to receive a premium dozen golf balls on arrival.
June 4th - 9th 2023
Arrival airport
Cairns International
Entries - 26% filled
Host golf courses
Palmer Sea Temple & Mirage Country Club
100% refundable deposits and best practice safety and hygiene measures whilst on tour... read more.

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Welcome to the Fins & Fairways challenge, a tournament that combines two sports into one, hosted in the tropical paradise of Port Douglas, Queensland.

This is a two person tournament consisting of; better ball and aggregate stableford - so bring your golf buddy or register as a single and we'll pair you with a suitable single entrant.

Our day out on the reef is both beginner and experienced fisherman friendly, several boats chartered by experienced fishing guides will head out in the morning with teams split evenly based on skill level.

There's $5,000 in prizes up for grabs with both daily & overall prizes being awarded for not only the golf but our day out on the reef as well.

The Fins & Fairways challenge is unique, social and incredible fun, the only question that remains is...are you up for the challenge?

Reuben Scheckter
Reuben Scheckter
Executive Director & Tour Host
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Included in our experiences

Tried & Tested Golf Itinerary

Flexible Booking

Dining Experiences

Premium Accomodation

Appointed Travel Expert

Prizes and Awards

Golf Club Valet Service

Dedicated Transfers


6 Nights Accommodation

Paradise Links


1 x Welcome Party including snacks and beverages.

1 x BBQ Dinner

1 x Farewell Dinner including 3 course meal & beverages.

Golf & Fishing

2 x Rounds at Palmer Sea Reef inc motorised cart

1 x Round at Mirage Country Club

1 x Day Reef fishing with equipment with experienced guide [Optional]

Non-Golfer Inclusions

All functions & day trips.

Day trip to the Low Isles by yacht

Transfers / Sightseeing

Return airport transfers from Cairns airport.

Round trip golf & tour activities transport.

Golf Club Valet

Other inclusions:

Souvenir Tour Polo.

Quality overall & Daily prizes for golf and fishing.

Fully escorted by experienced host.

Fins & Fairways Challenge Itinerary
Fins & Fairways Challenge


Transfer on arrival from Cairns International airport to your accommodation and check into hotel.

ACCOMODATION: Paradise Links

Perfectly situated, your boutique Port Douglas accommodation is set in 10 acres of lush tropical gardens. Paradise Links Resort offers a stylish, serene place to enjoy your tropical north getaway.  There's also a shuttle taxi service that will take you into town anytime you need.

Speak to your appointed Golf Journeys Travel Expert to organise delivery of food/goods to your room before arrival.

🍴🥂 DINNER: Welcome Party inclusive of buffet and beverages

We start the Fins & Fairways Challenge at Hemmingways for an evening welcome party inclusive of hor dourves and free-flow beverages, where we will all get to know eachother waterside that evening.


Enjoy a leisurely morning before our first round at Palmer Sea Temple. Todays format is a 2 person better ball, with each player selecting the best score per hole for their team score.

Palmer Sea Reef boasts wide undulating fairways, 89 bunkers and large greens with well placed swales and mounds to make Palmer Sea Reef an outstanding golf experience.

✔ 18 holes including motorised cart & prizes

POST GOLF: 19th Hole & Daily Prize Presentations

NON GOLFERS: Today our non golfers will enjoy a day trip to the low isles on the great barrier reef.


Enjoy your morning at leisure followed by a late morning round at Mirage Country Club for another round of 4BBB stableford with your playing partner.

✔ 18 holes including motorised cart

🍴 NON GOLFERS: Today our non golfers will wake up to a treat, with breakfast in paradise with the birds.


More prizes are up for grabs today when we trade in the golf clubs, for fishing gear. If you are a beginner you will be guided and shown the basics by our fishing guides, those more experienced will also get some inside local knowledge on how to target some incredible trophy fish on the reef. To ensure enjoyment of all participants, boat numbers will be capped so there is plenty of space on board and time to enjoy the day.

Prizes will be awarded to the biggest catches of the day. The best tasting fish will also be kept for the farewell dinners BBQ seafood dinner.

✔ Full day reef fishing experience with expert guide and equipment provided ($299pp)

If you prefer to take a rest today you can opt out of the fishing challenge. Instead, you might consider embarking on a journey  to discover one of the most-loved natural treasures in Australia, the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll be amazed when you cruise down the Daintree River and spot crocodiles lazing on the riverbanks followed by a guided rainforest walk where you'll discover the rich diversity of plant life found in Tropical North Queensland. We also make stop at Cape Tribulation Beach, enjoy a picnic lunch in tranquil surrounds of forest and more.

🍴🥂 BBQ DINNER: Seafood BBQ & BYO Beverages

This evening, enjoy a BBQ at Paradise Links where we cook what we caught earlier that day.


Enjoy your morning at leisure followed by a final afternoon round at Palmer Sea Reef. Todays round is a single stableford aggregate where both players scores are added together to get your team total. This adds a little more pressure for our final round as every point counts.

✔ 18 holes including motorised cart

🍴🥂 PRESENTATION DINNER: Post Golf Dinner inc Beverages

We finish the Fins & Fairways Challenge with a farewell dinner on the verandah of Palmer Sea Reef. With a your favourite beverage in hand we'll celebrate our overall winners of the Fins & Fairways Challenge with trophies and prizes being awarded to the top placed teams.


Enjoy a leisurely morning before checking out and either extending your stay or transferring back to Cairns International airport for your flight home.

The above itinerary is subject to change to ensure the best possible tour & experience.

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What if COVID-19 prevents me from travelling or the trip gets cancelled?

We've got you covered. Our contracts with our suppliers ensure you receive a refundable deposit in the event of border closures or social distancing requirements up to 3 weeks prior to tour commencement. If something happens last minute, we are also able to provide up to 100% refund subject only to supplier terms & conditions.

What guarantees do you have in place?

An Australian Registered Company we hold ourselves accountable to our clients and guarantee:

  1. Your safety is our highest priority
  2. Flexible booking conditions
  3. Change of mind full refund policy
  4. We make things right if we fall short
  5. Respect your time - we're available 24/7
  6. Committed to your privacy of your personal information
  7. Clear communication from the start
  8. Experiences are always handpicked and held to high standards
Do you organise personalised golf holiday packages?

Do we ever! Not only do we have some great deals and packaged itineraries all over our website, but if you have something in mind that isn't already listed online, our team of Golf Travel Experts can completely customise a tailored just for you through the private concierge - which is free to use. Not sure where to start? Check out our destination guide to be inspired, then either book a package online for an instant quote oruse our private concierge service to make bespoke changes.

Why Golf Journeys?

Our team has 10+ year’s experience in hosting some of the world’s most awarded golf events. We're also member of multiple of tourism institutions in both Australia and Asia. Plus at every Golf Journey event these come standard: Tried & tested golf itinerary, Appointed Golf Journeys travel expert, Premium centralised accommodation, Exclusive access to the world’s best golf courses, Dedicated golf & airport transfers, Golf club valet service, Stylish souvenir golf polo, Daily concierge and check-in at courses, Quality daily golf prizes, major prizes and crystal trophies, Lucky draws & luxury golf holiday giveaways,, Live online leaderboards & 24/7 onsite support.


What if the rain washes out our round?

If your round is washed out, we'll ensure you are looked after with an alternative experience that's on par or better, or a round of golf on us another time that suits you.

Can we make a group booking?

You sure can. Gather your crew, pick a destination and use our private concierge service to have of our team assist you in the booking process for your group free of charge.

How do I make a booking?

Bookings can be made 24/7 fast and easy online. Or if you prefer to speak with somone first please use our private concierge service.

Is there a minimum number needed to make a booking?

No! You can book as a solo traveller, a couple or as part of a group.


Can I amend my package after booking?

You can make changes to your booking at any time and there are no fees for making a change. All changes will be subject to availability.

What if my trip gets cancelled?

Should a tour or tournament be cancelled due to not reaching the minimum required number of participants a full refund will be made.

I can no longer attend, can I give my package to someone else?

If you can’t make it on tour but know someone who can. You can transfer your spot to a new golfer at anytime.

What if I book then change my mind and don't want to travel?

All our bookings have a 24 hour window from the time of booking where you can cancel and receive a full refund of all payments made, no questions asked. After 24 hours and in the lead up to the event, Golf Journeys do not charge admin fees for cancellations, you'll receive up to 100% refund back subject only to what we are able to recover from our suppliers.

What is your cancellation policy?

We have a flexible booking policy in place to ensure you can book with peace of mind. We are completely transparent from the start, and don't charge any admin fees for cancellations. Should you cancel you will be entitled to a full refund subject only to what we are able claim back from our suppliers.

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Can you arrange a caddie for me?

In destinations like Asia caddies come standard, in other destinations such as Australia caddies are less common, however, in most instances we can find you a caddy for your round - speak to our team at anytime to arrange one.

Do motorised golf carts come standard?

Most of our experiences include golf carts. In some instances, a portion of courses don't allow a motorised cart, however, we do have a special relationship with many of these courses and in most cases we can source you a cart - speak to our team at anytime to arrange this.

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