King Island

King Island is located in the Bass Straight and about half way between the southern-most section of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Its rugged beauty and untamed coastline make it an excellent location for Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes golf courses.

Sea-side locations bring out the best in golf architecture. However, finding a world-class golf course combined with rugged coastline beauty often entails membership in a super-luxury private club, a year-long waiting list to play, or a jaw-dropping per-round price. Perhaps this is why golfing on King Island is so unique.

Accessible to the public and playing alongside the crash of the ocean, there are few places in the world in which a golfer may "have it all" with a feeling as if the course was built for them alone. Yet this is exactly how one can feel when playing Ocean Dunes and Cape Wickham, currently ranked #24 in the world by golf Digest.

Those who will include these course in a golf itinerary will do so as a more adventurous player- willing to travel the planet in search of the most iconic golfing locations. Because the island is in the "Roaring Forties" one may expect westerly winds to play a large part in club selection. King Island is physically removed from both mainland Australia and Tasmania, and with only 2000 permanent residents, it feels secluded and like a step back in time.

In an upcoming series of blog posts we will continue to document and update how to best experience the top-ranked courses on King Island: Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes. As clients combine Australia with New Zealand within their golf vacation, our goal is to support them with the most-efficient itineraries and a focus to include the best golf in the South Pacific.

Customer reviews

Here’s a picture of two very satisfied customers for the firms website. I’m happy to give you a testimonial!

—Larry H, New York City

My wife and I, along with Sandy and George, arrived home about two weeks ago from a trip to New Zealand that you facilitated. The four of us have been traveling together for 47 years after meeting in a small Bed & Breakfast in London in 1971.  We have traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, United States, and South America.

New Zealand was a distant stretch for us, and then we asked Julie for help on the recommendation of friends and she took us to you.  And that was our lucky day!

The five weeks we spent in New Zealand were possibly the most seamless, best organized trip we have ever experienced.  The accommodations were outstanding, everyone of them. The accommodations fit very well with the itinerary that we gave to you. Each and everyone exceeded our expectations from Auckland to Invercargill.  The people we met in the B&Bs were very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. We did not consider them as hosts but rather New Zealand friends.  The food was excellent.  Tour suggested excursions were always right on target.

I believe the only thing that would have made the trip better was to stay longer.  This was meant to be a onetime experience, but already there has been suggestions of a return.

Thank you for your part of this fantastic adventure!

—Carol and Bob P., PA, USA