4-Day Barnbougle & Ratho Farm Tour
Experiencing our world-class Barnbougle and Barnbougle Lost Farm golf courses, as well as Australias oldest golf course, Ratho Farm.
Play two of Australia’s top ten golf courses on this 4-day golf tour to northern Tasmania. Play 18 holes at the renowned Barnbougle Dunes then follow it up with its sister course, Lost Farm. This legendary golfing destination has seen not one, but two world-class links golf courses come to life on its shores. Barnbougle is situated on the rugged northeast coast of Tasmania and sits among secluded beaches, rolling farmlands, and unforgiving ruthless marram grass.
Ratho Farm is a destination, an experience. With the country's oldest golf course, accommodation in former convict barns and stables, and a classic highland homestead with lounges, this will be an experience you will never forget.
Two package options available:
- 3 x Hot breakfasts
- 3 x 3-Course dinners
- 3 x stunning lunches
- 3 nights of premium twin share accommodation
- 2 X 18 hole golf course fees
- 1 x 20 hole golf course fees
- 1 x 9 hole golf course fees
- Pull buggies on all rounds
- 1 x Mona ticket
- Airport transfers
Book with flexibility
Destination one will be the magnificent Cataract Gorge. Only minutes from the CBD, the Cataract Gorge is a destination like no other. The bushland, cliffs, and ice-cold South Esk River feel a million miles from town. At First Basin, there are many enjoyable activities including a chairlift, swimming pool, cafe, and restaurant. Peacocks wander throughout the gorgeous landscape as time seems to stand still. This place is a delight!
We then head on a luxury journey to the beautiful seaside town of Bridport. Barnbougle Dunes is a links golf course with breathtaking views near Bridport, North-East Tasmania. The dramatic scenery and challenging 18-hole championship course is among the best links courses in the world and we are extremely privileged to be able to present it to you.
The layout is a mix of voluptuous dunes, sandy waste, and rough, typical of a links course. The same blend of fescue grass extends from tee to green, and there is dramatic movement in its bumpy fairways and rolling greens.
Enjoy the par-71 design which does not require brute strength, but allows you to exert power to advantage at certain points. No matter what your ability, this course lends itself well to strategy and plotting a suitable path. There is a driving range, putting green and chipping green with bunkers for you to hone your technique.
Following our round, we will have the luxury of a relaxing afternoon and enjoying the delights of the Barnbougle Lost Farm complex.
Tonight’s meal is a beautiful 3-course dinner at the Lost Farm Restaurant, a perfect dining experience. Perched atop a coastal dune with spectacular views of the course and coastline, the Lost Farm Restaurant and Lounge promise an unforgettable dining experience.
The Lost Farm Lodge or Barnbougle Dunes will be the preferred choice for accommodation, which gives you an ideal gateway to exploring Tasmania’s northern scenery and coastal surroundings. Open-plan rooms and views across Anderson Bay and the Lost Farm Golf Course create a spectacular experience for all guests.
A quality hot breakfast at the Lost Farm restaurant will begin today’s proceedings. The Lost Farm Links Golf Course is the star attraction today. It will take your breath away!
Unlike a standard course, Lost Farm features a quirky 20 holes. The greens are dispersed amongst the dunes and along the coastline. The routing of the course is diverse and offers an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities. Currently ranked number 3 in Australia and has been as high as the 2nd ranked course in the country!
Barnbougle Lost Farm is a course dramatically different from the standard Links Golf Course. The 20 holes of sweeping fairways complement both the surrounding landscape and the iconic game itself. With a reputation for minimalist course design and a philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, the Lost Farm has the intention to complement the canvas provided by Mother Nature.
Following the spectacular day on the dunes, you will make the short 40-minute journey to the center of Launceston for your stay in one of the apartments at The Sebel. This boutique accommodation offers spacious rooms with balconies where you can enjoy a complimentary welcome bottle of the House of Arras, a premium Tasmanian sparkling wine. Once you have settled in, a three-course evening meal will be served at Bluestone Bar & Kitchen. This award-winning restaurant was voted Accor Pacific’s Franchise Restaurant of the Year in 2019 and proudly offers a true paddock-to-plate experience in addition to a wide range of Tasmania’s finest wines, whiskeys, and gins.
Heading off early, we tackle the journey with a brief stop at Campbell Town. Perfect to stretch the legs and grab a coffee!
The next iconic and historic slice of paradise we visit will be on the way to Tasmania’s capital, Hobart. 45 minutes south of Hobart is the small town of Bothwell. Within Bothwell, lies a destination so unique, we had to add it to our list of tours. Ratho Farm!
Ratho Farm is a destination, an experience. With the country’s oldest golf course, accommodation in former convict barns and stables, and a classic highland homestead with lounges, you’ll wish you had more time to explore. Ratho Farm has played host to some colourful characters ranging from Melbourne Cup winners, bushrangers, 100-year-old gardeners, fierce political debates, golfing royalty, and one of England’s best-known artists.
In keeping with the traditions of Old Scotland, Ratho Farm remains a public course and is open to all, every day of the week. The newly re-opened course features a unique mix of holes, including the open and windswept old holes, restored original holes in a parkland setting, and four newly-designed holes along the Clyde riverbank towards neighboring Nant Distillery.
Following your round, it will be time for a beautiful Ratho Farm lunch. Following lunch, we will visit the spectacular Bothwell golf museum, which is a must-do when in the area.
A 3-course dinner at Ratho will follow, followed by beautiful accommodation.
The accommodation at Ratho Farm consists of several old farm buildings lovingly restored into boutique rooms. Equipped with modern features but still retaining elements of the original masonry and carpentry, the result is a beautiful fusion of old and new.
Once a gourmet fully cooked breakfast has been served, you will be ready to play a round of 9-holes at Ratho this morning.
A really good chance to learn from the first days play and have some fun roaming the greens for a second day. But today will look a little different. Once golf has been completed, we will head through to Hobart, 45 minutes south of Ratho Farm.
We then head off for lunch and a tour at the spectacular MONA, just out of Hobart.
MONA is a must-see for visitors of Tasmania. The structure of Mona is an architectural spectacle in itself. Carved into the banks of the Derwent River! Since its inception, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) has become one of Hobart’s most popular tourist attractions. This says a lot about the independent spirit of Hobart, since Mona is not your usual museum.
Opened in 2011, Mona is Australia’s largest private gallery. It houses owner David Walsh’s extensive art collection, as well as hosting rotating exhibitions from major contemporary artists.
Our tour is then complete. We will arrange a drop off in the Hobart CBD at 4 pm, or alternatively you can be taken to the Hobart airport, ready for your departure.