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Fins & Fairways Challenge

Cairns & Port Douglas, Australia

Fishing and golfing in paradise.
Event dates
16th - 21st June 2024
Flexible Booking


Fins & Fairways Challenge

Cairns & Port Douglas

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16th - 21st June 2024
Arrival airport
Cairns International
Entries - 95% filled
Host golf courses
Palmer Sea Reef & Mirage Country Club
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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, we've partnered with a local experienced fishing operator who will be taking us out to the outer reefs for an experience to remember.

There's stunning trophies and 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?

Mark Hawley
Mark Hawley
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

Accommodation ‍

5 Nights Accommodation

Paradise Links - Hotel Room

Paradise Links - Apartments

Paradise Links - Luxury Villas


Breakfast included with round of golf & fishing

Welcome Dinner inc meal & beverages.

BBQ Seafood Dinner

Farewell Dinner including meal & beverages.

‍Golf & Fishing

2 x 18 holes at Palmer Sea Reef inc motorised cart

18 Holes at Mirage Country Club inc motorised cart

Outer Reef Fishing Day inc equipment, experienced guide, breakfast, beverages, return transfers & lunch [Optional + $349pp]

Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise & Snorkelling includes return transfers, morning and afternoon teas on board, Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch. [Optional + $299pp]

Non-Golfer Inclusions

All functions & day trips

Day trip to Daintree Rainforest

‍Transfers / Sightseeing‍

Scheduled 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
Day 1 - Fins & Fairways Challenge Begins


Sunday, June 16th 2024

Scheduled transfer from Cairns International airport to your accommodation and check into your hotel. 

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.

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

✔ Welcome Ceremony including Dinner & Beverages by the water

Day 2 - 2 Person Better Ball Round 1


Monday, June 17th 2024

Enjoy a morning round at Mirage Country Club inclusive of breakfast before tee off, for a round of 2 Person Better Ball with your playing partner. Daily prizes are on offer for the winners as well as Nearest The Pin.

Mirage Country Club Golf Club is a stunning 18-hole golf course set in lush tropical surrounds. The course offers a challenging and enjoyable round of golf for players of all skill levels. Surrounded by natural beauty, including wetlands, rainforest, and wildlife, makes this course a truly unique golfing experience.

âś” 18 holes inc motorised cart at Mirage Country Club & breakfast

For the Non Goflers, today you’ll get to take a walk in Mossman Gorge, cruise in the Daintree Rainforest, check out Cape Tribulation Beach, and much more.

Day 3 - 2 Person Ambrose Round 2


Tuesday, June 18th 2024

Enjoy a morning round at Palmer Sea Reef inclusive of breakfast before tee off. Today’s format is a 2 person Ambrose, with each player selecting the best ball. Daily prizes are on offer for the winners as well as Nearest The Pin.

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.

Just don’t go chasing your golf balls into the water, the locals here have very big teeth.

✔ 18 holes inc motorised cart at Palmer Sea Reef &  breakfast

Day 4 - A Day On The Reef


Wednesday, June 19th 2024

Fishing Challenge On The Outer Reefs

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. Tour operated by Fishing Port Douglas.

The best tasting fish will also be kept for this evening to have over the BBQ with some cool drinks.

âś” Return Transfers, breakfast, light lunch, drinks on-board, fishing equipment, prizes for the best catch of the day, & experienced fishing guide - $349 per person.

Or Set Sail To The Seas

Discover the amazing coral formations and marine life of the outer Great Barrier Reef on this snorkeling adventure cruise from Port Douglas. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Agincourt Reef and design your perfect day at sea with a wide range of family-friendly activities including snorkeling, fish feeding, a semi-submersible boat tour and a unique Ocean Walker helmet dive. Tour operated by Quicksilver.

âś” Morning and afternoon teas, lunch, return transfers, snorkelling equioment & underwater observatory - $299 per person.

This evening, enjoy a BBQ at Paradise Links for a social and fun evening where we cook what we caught earlier that day & award our prizes to the biggest catches of the day.

âś” Seafood BBQ with condiments.

Day 5 - 2 Person Aggregate Final Round


Thursday, June 20th 2024

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.

âś” 18 holes inc motorised cart at Palmer Sea Reef

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 winners with trophies and prizes being awarded to the top placed teams.

âś” Presentation Dinner including Buffet, Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks

Day 6 - Check Out & Departure


Friday, June 21st 2024

Enjoy a leisurely morning before checking out and two scheduled transfers to meet flights departing from Cairns International Airport for your return flight home.

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