The Beanie Charity "Pairs" Tournament is back!

Queenstown, New Zealand

19th - 23rd March 2025

4 nights/4 rounds of golf

Join us in Queenstown for our annual Charity Golf Tournament - "The Beanie" - raising money for Cancer Research.


Frankston Beanie 2014


Since 2004 The Travelling Golfer has been running a Charity Golf Tournament for the benefit of Breast Cancer Research.

After missing a few years due to COVID and the resulting workload, we are now fresh and excited to be bringing The Beanie back in 2025.

The location will be Queenstown New Zealand, where the golf is great and the mountain backdrops stunning.


We will be staying right in the heart of this vibrant town, a great place for the group to let their hair down and have some fun together.

The weather will be perfect and there are direct flights to Queenstown from many cities in Australia, making it a very desirable location for our tournament.

The competition will be a 'pairs' format over the 4 days. There is no handicap limit.


So grab your clubs, your partner and your headgear and get on board this fun event, all whilst helping a very worthy cause.




Wednesday 19th March: Arrive in Queenstown and check into the Ramada Queenstown Central Hotel for 4-nights. 

Thursday 20th March: Play Arrowtown Golf Course, a picturesque course that has no bunkers (yes thats right!), making it a nice gentle opener for our first round of golf. Recent renovations has made this very popular course even more appealing. Legendary architect Tom Doak is a big fan of this unique course!

Friday 21st March: Play Queenstown Golf Course. Located on a peninsula that is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Lake Whakatipu, it is often described as one of the world's most picturesque sites for golf.

Saturday 22nd March: Play Millbrook Coronet Course. The Coronet Course includes 9 'brand new' holes and is considered to be the best 18-hole course at Millbrook resort. It's getting rave reviews. We're looking forward to playing it for the first time. Should be brilliant!

Sunday 23rd March: Play the renowned Jack's Point. Ranked Number One course in the South Island and rightly so. A beautifully designed course situated on Lake Whakatipu with the Remarkable Mountains as a stunning backdrop. You will not be disappointed. After golf we will have a presentation lunch in the unique clubhouse overlooking Lake Tewa. Transfer to Queenstown airport for flght home. 



We can assist you with booking your flights or you can do it yourself. 

The suggested flights coming from Melbourne that will meet transfers are:

19/3 Melb to Q'Town:

Jetstar JQ219 departs 6.15am, arrives 11.20am

OR Air NZ departs departs 9.10am, arrives 2.25pm

23/3 Q'Town to Melb:

Jetstar JQ220 departs 8.35pm, arrives 10.05pm

You may of course wish to arrive a few days early or depart a few days later, that is entirely up to you.  There is plenty to do in Queenstown! (Milford Sound, more golf..)


 What's Included in the Package

4 nights accommodation at Ramada Central Queenstown. Option of Standard, Lake View or Studio rooms. See details below.

Daily Breakfasts

Green fees at Arrowtown GC, Queenstown GC, Millbrook Coronet Course and Jack's Point

Presentation lunch at Jack's Point.

Entry into the Beanie Charity Tournament

Daily and overall prizes.

Fully hosted.

Tax deductible donation to Olivia Newton John Research Centre of $100.*

Transfers to and from all golf courses.

Airport transfers on arrival and departure. (At this stage, the airport transfers will meet flights as detailed above. But this may change subject to demand.)


Please note that flights are not included in the package.


Ramada Central Hotel 

Ramada Central Hotel is within easy walking distance of Queenstown restaurants, gardens and lakefront. The hotel features a fitness centre, restaurant, free unlimited wifi and flat screen TV.

Room options at Ramada Central Hotel:

Standard Room: 21m2 with King Bed or 2 single beds, city view

Lakeview Room: 21m2 with King or 2 singles, Lake and mountain view

Studio Room: 27m2 with king bed or 2 single beds, lake view, private kitchenette, washer & dryer

Please indicate on the online booking form your preferred room option.


  Every entry into the Beanie Charity Tournament includes a $100 tax deductible donation to ONJ Cancer Research Centre.

Please let us know if you would like to donate more.


 Package Price 

Standard Room

$2,690 NZD per person, twin share

$3,415 NZD single share

Lake View Room

$2,870 NZD per person, twin share

$3,775 NZD single share

Studio Room

$2,970 NZD, per person, twin share

$3,920 NZD single share


Deposit $500


Book Now 

To confirm your place in the Beanie Tournament please complete our online booking form. Please nominate who your partner will be on the form. Both yourself and your partner must fill in an online booking form. If you don't have a partner, we will help find you one.

When we receive your completed online booking form, we will then send you an invoice for the deposit which can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.

Your deposit is not non-refundable so please have travel insurance in place before making any payments. 

The balance is due on 25th January 2025. You will receive an invoice for the balance on 15th January, and the price will be converted to AUD at this time. Until this time, the price in AUD will be subject to currency variations. The balance is non-refundable after the due date.

For full terms and conditions refer to the online booking form or click here.

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 The Charity - a worthy cause

We have run the charity tournament known as 'The Beanie'  for many years. Each year our happy group of golfers gather to compete for the trophy, have a great time, and along the way have managed to contribute significant funding towards breast cancer research conducted by Professor Robin Anderson & her team at ONJ Cancer Research Centre. We the money raised we have funded the purchase of a microscope, and the ongoing employment of vital researchers.

Robin Anderson is the Head of the 'Translational Breast Cancer Programme' and 'Metastasis Research Laboratory' at the Olivia Newton John Research Institute. Her research team is working on the most insidious forms of breast cancer, and it is Robin's team we are committed to assist..

Join us in Queenstown and contribute to a most worthy cause.




Fun over the Years

Here is a sample of the fun we have had over the years at The Beanie. Let's make 2025 the best yet.

 Fun at the BeanieBeanie Parade 2010


Barnbougle Beanie 2010 hatsBarnbougle Beanie 2012

Barnbougle Beanie 2019King Island Beanie 2016



Barnbougle Beanie 2010Barnbougle Beanie 2010 



Barnbougle Beanie 2010 hats"Wigs" at Bonvile Beanie 2019

Barnbougle Beanie 2019Bonville Helen & John 2019

 Bonville beanie 2019 Heather PeterBonville Beanie Wigs Heather & Peter

Beanie Boy Blow Up 2011Beanie Boy 2011


Beanie group BD 2011Beanie 2011