Combining four of Australia's most luxurious lodges by Private Jet, this itinerary allows you the freedom to experience each destination completely as you see fit. We have included selected activities in each place, however there is no set plan - you can book what you want, when you want. Having privately hired each of the lodges for your stay allows a true Captain's Choice experience.
We were looked after very well during all facets of our trip. This made for a very relaxing, hassle free and most enjoyable experience.
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Our private jet journey begins in style, with a warm welcome and a glass of Dom Pérignon as we board our plane in Sydney. In the air, relax amid the comfortable surrounds of the aircraft before touching down. The Freycinet Peninsula, a perfect slice of pristine Tasmanian landscape, awaits our arrival. Our retreat in this paradise is Saffire Freycinet Lodge. With its sleek interiors and sublime dining, it's a delight to spend two nights here. Each suite boasts its own private courtyard and deck to take in the scenery. And what scenery it is! The lodge not only overlooks the Hazards mountain range and Great Oyster Bay, it's also close to Wineglass Bay.
Positioned to explore all the peninsula has to offer, choose from these Your World experiences.
This evening, we dine at Saffire Freycinet's Palate restaurant, an establishment that has garnered respect from gastronomes the world over. Serving a distillation of the freshest, purest ingredients available locally, the menu changes daily - the chef even welcomes your suggestions and input.
Our discovery of Tasmania's varied riches continues. The carefully curated range of Your World experiences presented on Day 1 are all available again today. For dinner, we are treated to a second evening at Palate restaurant.
We fly directly to Kangaroo Island, avoiding a time-consuming transfer and maximising our discovery time. Kangaroo Island is often referred to as Australia's Galapagos, so numerous are its animal species. For the next two nights the Southern Ocean Lodge, perched high on a clifftop, is at the exclusive use of our group. Overlooking the waves, this property embodies eco-chic while showing off Hanson Bay. Its contemporary design features walls made of recycled spotted gum, and local artisans have added their touch with pieces inspired by the landscape.
A leisurely lunch is followed by a brisk coastal cliff walk and a naturalist presentation. We take a short drive to Grassdale, an early settlement now returned to native kangaroos and wallabies. We'll enjoy aperitifs and canapés at sundown as the animals bound by. A sumptuous dinner of South Australian produce awaits us back at the lodge.
After a sleep soothed by crashing waves, it's time to learn more of the island's diverse history, wildlife and landscapes. Explore Cape du Couedic, visited by the French in 1803 and named for the French naval officer of that expedition. We'll also discover the Remarkable Rocks, giant boulders sculpted by 500 million years of rain, wind and waves. Another testament to nature's power, Admiral's Arch serves as a viewing platform, from which to observe the local fur seal colony frolicking below.
After lunch back in the sophisticated confines of our lodge, the wine lovers among us will be in heaven with a wine tasting session in the intimate Southern Ocean Lodge cellar with a renowned island vintner. Kangaroo Island boasts near perfect grape-growing conditions with a cool, semi-dry climate that allows slow ripening and, as a result, exceptional quality wine.
A unique privilege rounds out our day, as we get up close to one of Australia's largest colonies of Australian sea lions during a walk around Seal Bay with a knowledgeable naturalist guide. The journey around the island continues at dinner tonight, but this time it's of the gastronomic variety.
We begin delving into 50,000 years of human history. Our flight arrives in the Red Centre late in the afternoon, and we are whisked to Longitude 131°. The evening sky provides a striking backdrop as we gaze in wonder while the shifting sun turns the rock from ochre-brown to orange and then dark red.
For dinner we feast on a fusion of modern and indigenous flavours at Table 131°. Retiring to your tented pavilion, you may choose to sleep on an outdoor bed on your deck, under the Outback stars and with a warm fire glowing beside you. The next day you'll wake with a majestic sunrise view of Uluru at your feet.
Today brings a wealth of Your World experiences to choose from, the first of which will unfold over the course of a whole day.
You might instead opt for one of the following morning activities.
Those that return to Longitude 131° for lunch can then either relax at the lodge for the afternoon, or head west to discover Kata Tjuta, large domed rocks that are every bit as sacred to the Anangu people as Uluru.
This evening brings the chance to witness artist Bruce Munro's internationally acclaimed solar installation Field of Light. Made up of 50,000 bud-like stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres, these glowing blooms appear to sway under the night sky. We'll meander through the field to experience the interactive work before once again enjoying the cool night skies at Table 131°.
This morning, we take one last look toward Uluru then turn our gaze to Spicers Hidden Vale, set in a stunning wilderness region just an hour's drive from Brisbane. This country retreat is set in a historic homestead surrounded by heritage cottages - our residences for two nights.
At Homage, Spicers Hidden Vale's highly awarded restaurant, head chef Ash Martin and his team design menus inspired by the local produce farmed right on the property, which they collect daily. Our first experience of this true farm-to-table experience is over lunch, after which we're grateful for the freedom to stroll the idyllic countryside at leisure, or just gaze out over the towering gums from your personal veranda.
From freshwater crayfish and beef to seasonal produce, a number of different dishes are once again available on the ever-changing a la carte menu this evening.
After breakfast, choose how to spend your day with these Your World experiences.
Our indulgent journey has come to an end but we'll take with us memories of our country's premier hideaways, exploring its landscapes most striking and tasting the finest flavours of its great earth. With reluctance, we return to Brisbane for our flight back to Sydney.
Imagine a trip where you won’t have to lift a finger, or worry about bringing your wallet.
All meals are included with your tour price along with beer, wine and soft drinks. Dining experiences can range from Michelin-starred restaurants to intimate local eateries.
We believe a superior standard of service is just as important as five star facilities. We select our hotels with location and accessibility in mind as well as luxury.
Sightseeing in each destination is included. Select Options even allow you to tailor aspects of the touring to your individual tastes when there are multiple touring options.
Our Point to Point luggage service takes care of your luggage for you. Leave it outside your hotel room and our staff will look after its transport.
Our privately chartered Embraer 135 jet is one of the fastest and most reliable commercial jet aircrafts operating in Australia. Thanks to its twin jet engines, it has a cruising speed of 820 kilometres per hour, so you can spend less time in the air and more time enjoying the wonders of the destinations it takes you to. When you are in the air, your comfort is paramount. Air conditioning keeps the temperature pleasant at all times and you'll be treated to morning and afternoon teas on board, as well as the occasional light lunch. All are accompanied by drinks, and all consist of local produce that, wherever possible, is sourced from the places you've just visited – so you can indulge in delightful regional flavours even after you've departed. Your seating – either aisle or window – is rotated throughout the journey. The hand selected crew of our Private Jet know that great service means more than just fulfilling your travel needs. It's the genuine smile that greets you every time you board, the security of their expertise, and the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration afforded you from the moment the journey begins to the time you arrive back in Sydney. Flying aboard our Private Jet is not like an ordinary flight – it is always a pleasure and often a highlight.
Prices are per person, twin share from Sydney return.