Australia By Private Air
FULLY INCLUSIVE, CUSTOM TAILORED PACKAGES INCLUDE LUXURY TRAVEL SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES THAT TRANSCEND ALL EXPECTATIONS
On a luxurious journey that spans Australia by private air, from the diverse landscapes of Tasmania to Melbourne’s famed Winelands and Sydney’s eclectic treasures, encounter rare wildlife, view mystical Uluru at sunrise and sunset, privately explore the Great Barrier Reef and cruise iconic Sydney Harbour.
Discover the advantages of private air, flying in comfort between destinations aboard an exclusively chartered aircraft with a dedicated flight crew. Venture to the island state of Tasmania, where you take in the offbeat art at MONA, get up close to magnificent raptors on an A&K-exclusive experience and meet the endangered Tasmanian devil. Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day private cruise that also visits renowned Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy three nights at award-winning Saffire Freycinet, a sophisticated coastal sanctuary in the wilds of Tasmania, and relax on a luxurious two-night stay at Longitude 131° — a five-star tented eco-camp with views of majestic Uluru. Take in the best of Sydney, embarking on private cruise of Sydney Harbour on a super yacht followed by a private behind-the-scenes visit to the Sydney Opera House
Day 1: ARRIVE MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Arrive in Melbourne, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Explore Melbourne’s landmarks before gathering with your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: MELBOURNE | YARRA VALLEY WINELANDS
Set out for the renowned Yarra Valley, stopping at a winery for behind-the-scenes access to the winemaking team. Then, sit down to a private paired-wine master class with canapés, followed by lunch with matched wines introduced by a sommelier. Next, visit another winery, where you delight in an exclusive barrel-room tasting at their vineyard.
Day 3: TASMANIA | MONA & EXCLUSIVE RAPTOR REFUGE VISIT
This morning, fly by privately chartered aircraft to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Upon arrival, transfer to Raptor Refuge for an A&K-exclusive insider access experience with the refuge owner. Visit its aviaries and observe wedge-tailed eagles, falcons and owls up close. Later, head to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to view its striking exhibits and savor lunch with paired wine at its restaurant. Drive up Tasmania’s dazzling east coast to your luxury boutique lodge located on the Freycinet Peninsula. Tonight, enjoy dinner and drinks at Palate Restaurant while gazing out at the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay.
Day 4: TASMANIA | TASMANIAN DEVILS & OYSTER FARM
Join a local guide at your lodge’s open-range Tasmanian devil enclosure for a rare encounter with the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial, and learn about the a conservation work being done to save it. Following lunch, visit Freycinet Marine Farm, where you wade waist-deep into the ocean to feast on their freshly shucked, award-winning oysters, sparkling wine in hand, on a memorable Chef’s Table experience. Listen as your guides explain this important wetland and the life cycle of the oysters.
Day 5: TASMANIA | DESIGN YOUR DAY
This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
Walk with a Guide to the Wineglass Bay Lookout to view its white-sand beaches and diverse flora and fauna.
Learn the Art of Beekeeping from a horticulturalist and take a hand in extracting honeycomb from the hive.
Kayak Pelican Bay for Outstanding Bird-Watching, paddling crystal-clear waters with an expert guide.
After lunch back at the lodge, the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 6: ULURU | THE UNDENIABLE PRESENCE OF ULURU
Fly by private charter aircraft to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and transfer to your luxury tented camp overlooking the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, with chilled glass in hand, witness the changing light reflected on Uluru for an unforgettable Scenic Sundowner. Tonight, enjoy exclusive dining among the dunes, set to the sounds of an ancient indigenous culture, and feast on four delicious courses complemented with premium Australian wines. Later, view the Southerly stars with your camp’s astronomer.
Day: 7 ULURU | SUNRISE OVER THE OLGAS
Rise early and set out for Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), stopping to view sunrise over its majestic domes. In the company of your guide, walk through Walpa Gorge and learn how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have shaped today’s stark landscapes. This afternoon, return to Uluru and traverse the Mala Walk, pausing to view cave paintings and sources of bush tucker. Later, see the walls of Kantju Gorge ablaze with the light of the setting sun as you sip sparkling wine and nibble on canapés, savoring the solitude of the gorge as the daylight fades.
Day 8: ULURU | HAYMAN ISLAND
Early this morning, discover peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti as the sun lights up ancient Uluru. Walk with your guide, who shares the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru, for a deeper perspective on the striking monolith. After breakfast, board a private charter flight to Hamilton Island, and then Ride Like a Local, embarking by launch to Hayman Island, where your idyllic resort awaits — nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
HAYMAN ISLAND | EXPLORING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Experience a full day in the Great Barrier Reef on your stylish private vessel. Snorkel the local fringing reefs, observing the riot of color and movement provided by local denizens in the crystal-clear waters. After lunch, visit Whitehaven Beach, located in the heart of the reef. Discover for yourself why this unspoiled shoreline strand is widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
HAYMAN ISLAND | A DAY AT LEISURE
Enjoy a day at your leisure, relaxing or choosing from included activities, such as a guided nature walk, fish feeding and kayaking.
SYDNEY | THE SPECTACULAR HARBOUR CITY
Early this morning, fly to Sydney by privately chartered aircraft, enjoying a city tour on arrival. Sink your toes in the sand at the surfer’s paradise of Bondi Beach and stroll the boutique shops of Paddington, a neighborhood filled with Victorian and Georgian architecture. Transfer to your luxury hotel perfectly set near Sydney Harbour.
Day 12: SYDNEY | HARBOUR CRUISE & OPERA HOUSE VISIT
This morning, embark on a privately chartered luxury yacht to cruise scenic Sydney Harbour, admiring landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera Houses. Back on shore, stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then commence your guided behind-the-scenes visit to the magnificent Sydney Opera House. Following some time at leisure in the afternoon, gather for your farewell dinner.
Day13: DEPART SYDNEY
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.