Whether you are seeking the high thrills of adventure and splendor, looking to snorkel the majestic Great Barrier Reef, taste the best in new world wines or simply relax in complete bliss and luxury surroundings, we can tailor the perfect private jet vacation to ensure you find the outback adventure you have been dreaming of.
New Zealand and Australia woven with spectacular sights, sassy cities, velvet cloaked landscapes and brilliant beaches. Having an adventure down under is enough to satisfy any traveling soul and with so many contrasts in culture and landscape this is one of the most diverse and dizzying continents on Earth.
Day 1: Arrive in Auckland and Lake Taupo
Enjoy a personal and private journey on your own luxury jet to Auckland. On board you can rest easy and in anticipation with fine dining, scores of champagne and plush surroundings. After New Zealand CustomsÂ clearance, your private jet journey will seamlessly continue to Rotorua.
Head to the Huka Lodge, a revered retreat nestled close to the splendor of Lake Taupo. Tumbling waterfalls, world-class trout fishing and supreme golf facilities are just a few ways to spend your days in Taupo. Fantasy comes to life at Taupo and fans of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy can stand and see Mount Doom for themselves, as this is near where the Tolkien legend was filmed.
This evening you can taste the true nature of New Zealand, sample the local trout from the glistening lake as you admire the shimmering waters outside the window. Watch the moon rise to mingle with the stars and feel a flood of calm as you indulge in the delights of this pristine natural world.
Day 2: Rotorua Lakes
After a lingering breakfast you will be picked up and whisked away to a thermal wonderland of rising steam, silted color and volcanic sculptures. Wai-o-tapu, otherwise known as Sacred Waters, showcases natureâ€™s truly unique hand at carving the earth. Volcanoes have ebbed and flowed and left their mark upon the land in the form of saffron, crimson, burnt orange, turquoise blue and gold. Driving around the elegant drama of Lake Rotoiti you will then be welcomed into the spiritual meeting house of the local Maori people for a private cultural encounter. In the Ancestral House you can sit and converse with local tribal families, learning the secrets of their rich history and seeing the world through wondrous eyes once more.
After preparing a local lunch side by side with a personal Maori professional chef you will then have the chance to sail away across the cobalt blue waters of the beautiful lake. On-board your own private catamaran you can make your way to the lost Manupirua Hot Pools for a sensational warm dip in the glorious rich waters before cruising back to Te Arero Bay. The whirring blades of a helicopter will be waiting to soar across the skies, taking you on a scenic flight back to Taupo. As you gaze out of your window you will see jeweled landscapes crafted from craters and domes, carved onto the surface of the earth after one of New Zealandâ€™s largest and most impressive eruptions back in 1886. Admire the plethora of lakes, the rising spires, and the dramatic vistas that make New Zealand such an evocative spot in the natural world.
Touch down at the Huka Lodge in the late afternoon, just as the sun is starting to ebb. After the excitement of the day, walk beside the bubbling river, take drinks on the terrace and enjoy a hot steamy shower before a delectable dinner in the cellar.
Day 3: Hawkeâ€™s Bay
Spend the morning getting your adrenaline pumping and discover an outdoor playground with winding hiking trails, fast flowing rivers, sheer mountains and so much more. With personalized attention from your own guide you can feel the rush of the river as you fly down the fast churning white water on your raft, drop down death-defying waterfalls and glide in the shadows of towering narrow gorges. Take to the mountains on the latest GT model mountain bike, cycle over rocky terrain, glimpse panoramic views and race downhill in this awe-inspiring adventure.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Rotorua airport in order to board your private jet towards Napier on your way to Hawkeâ€™s Bay. Hawkeâ€™s Bay is a masterpiece crafted by Mother Natureâ€™s hand, a place where pristine grapes hang fat on the sprawling vines, where beaches are swept with the finest sand and a tapestry of blue, where fields and meadows blaze with bright daffodils and where food and wine, art and culture, and the chance to revel in the majesty of the great outdoors all weave together.
Staying at Cape Kidnappers you will have over six thousand acres of adventures to explore. This working farm is a haven perched at the precipice of rolling pasturelands. Suites are bright and airy and edged with endless windows so you never miss out on the fairy tale sitting just outside. Take a dip in the infinity pool, a spa treatment in the tangled shade of the forest, and dine on farm fresh produce paired with exceptionally high-class wines.
Day 4: Hawkeâ€™s Bay
Explore the wonders of Hawkeâ€™s Bay, nibbling on fine foods, absorbing stories of the past, talking animatedly with local personalities, admiring breathtaking scenery and looking at traditional art work. Be blown away by an authentic Maori welcome as you climb to the panoramic tip of Te Mata Peak and feed your five senses with a platter feast beneath the tangled vine of the local winery.
Embrace the magic of Hawkeâ€™s Bay, tee off on the gorgeous greens of Cape Kidnappers Golf, ranked one of the top thirty courses in the whole world. The course is carved into the golden cliffs ensuring dramatic vistas and ocean views at every hole, you can breathe in the tang of the salt ocean and watch colorful birds beat their wings as they pass above your head. Non-golfers can find a plethora of things to do, from quad biking along the wild and heady trails to indulging in signature spa treatments, taking a trip to the local gannet colony where the garbling music rises and falls like a great crescendo and walk, walk, walk until you come across the edge of the world.
After another shining day in the glory of Hawkeâ€™s Bay, indulge in a spa session before you settle down for dinner, tasting your way through the heavenly wonders of the vegetable garden with its 38 varieties of bright and bountiful tomatoes along with other delights straight from the sea and from paddock to plate.
Day 5: Glenorchy
Spend one last morning lingering in the sublime beauty of Hawkeâ€™s Bay, take a hike along the headland where sheer creamy cliffs tumble down into waters the softest smudge of blue. Play one last round of golf on the signature course and sip gentle tea on the spring lawn. After a private transfer to Napier Airport you can sit back and rest easy as you private jet soars through the skies to Queenstown.
From Queenstown you will be taken to the bliss of Blanket Bay to stay at magnificent Glenorchy. Blanket Bay is a haven of peace, luxury and sheer tranquility. Snow dusted mountains, golden grasslands, proud ancient forests, wild horses and gin-colored lakes welcome you to this Eden like world. Glenorchy is small and sweet and bubbling like a brook with outstanding warmth and hospitality. The banks of Lake Wakatipu and the dramatic peaks of the Southern Alps frame a view that is sure to snare your heart.
This evening you can rest easy in the tranquil luxury of the Blanket Bay Lodge, dine beneath a blazing fury of stars, and listen to the sounds of nature weave into the wonders of the night.
Day 6: Milford Sound
As the sun rises and spills its colors across the beauty of lake you can enjoy a seasonal breakfast in the dining room admiring the stunning views.
Eplore paradise on earth with a private helicopter safari across the rolling alpine landscape. From your luxury birdâ€™s eye view you can admire the rich fjords, the spectacular mountains, the foaming waterfalls and majestic Milford Sound. You will be able to see seals honking in their natural habitat, glaciers, lakes and remote little pockets of paradise where you can stop for a beautiful picnic lunch. Keen golfers will adore the chance to stop at the enigmatic 19th hole, one of the worldâ€™s most extreme teeing off spots perched in the midst of the wild. Here you can try your hand at the perfect shot with a special eco-friendly ball.
For the rest of the afternoon you can enjoy the bounty of Arrowtown with its glimmering history built on pure gold. This gold mining town is strictly preserved to showcase the pioneering spirit and gold rush that swept across the town and put it on the map. Afterwards you can head to the dizzying heights of Kawarau Bridge, home to the very first bungee jump and death-defying views.
As you make your way back to the bliss of Glenorchy stop off to sample some of the regional wines beneath the twilight of some of the areas award winning vineyards.
Back at the Blanket Bay Lodge, indulge in a spa session before proceeding to sample the lodge's curated cuisine using the plethora of fresh ingredients that can be found all around its surroundings, from creative colorful salads to fish caught the same afternoon or legendary New Zealand lamb in preparations you have not experienced before accompanied by award-winning native pinot noirs.
Day 7: Blanket Bay
Spend at leisure, soaking up the spirit and harmony of Blanket Bay and its surroundings. Waking up to the blaze of green and blue you will feel as though you are in the heart of Tolkienâ€™s Middle Earth. Sip a coffee on the lawn and listen to twittering bird song. Make use of the steam room and spa, swim a few laps in the outdoor pool, or take a canoe out from the private jetty to discover the hidden coves scattered around the lake.
A private jet boat will be waiting in the bay to take you on an extreme adventure into the watery elements. As you fly across the turquoise and blue surface of the lake you can feel the wind kiss your hair and the sunlight pour across your skin. Making your way to the scenic Dart River you can traverse a virginal wilderness so untouched it has been declared a UNESCO heritage site. The water is iridescent, the sand silver, the pebbles gleam from the riverbed and the trees are a tangle of pure emerald in this picture perfect paradise.
Enjoy one last evening in the surroundings of Blanket Bay. Curl up with a good book and cashmere blanket to watch the sunset, sip cocktails in the bar, and savor the still-to-be-tried specialties on the restaurant menu before you enjoy a final snuggle down in pure relaxation.
Day 8: Tasmania
After a final breakfast surrounded by the essence of Blanket Bay you can board your unique private jet for a journey from Queenstown straight to Tasmania.
Touch down at Hobart airport where you will enjoy a tailored transfer to the Museum of Old and New Art-MONA. MONA is one of the worldâ€™s most evocative museum experiences taking you on a journey through ancient and modern exhibits showcasing old and new art. With over four hundred majestic pieces on display along with its own microbrewery and grandiose architecture you are sure to be wowed.
After exploring the impressive works you can sit back, relax and enjoy a sweet sun dappled and scenic drive to the Freycinet National Park. This is a place where mountains soar with well carved peaks, where Wineglass Bay broods brilliantly in her best sapphire dress, and where boats stand out pale as pearls against a majestic blue backdrop.
Your stay will be at the Saffire Freycinet with its breathtaking glass walls ever pulling your eyes to the view, its rich and sumptuous suites, and its pristine setting perched on a peninsula as old as time. After refreshing in the comforts of your room you can enjoy some of the delights of local Tasmanian dining at the notorious Palate Restaurant.
Day 9: Wineglass Bay
This morning take a walk through a world steeped in elegant beauty as you make your way to the Wineglass Bay lookout. Continuously hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere you are sure to be amazed by this goblet-shaped bay with its crescent of pure white sand and the waters changing their hue of blue with every passing shadow. From the lookout you can see the bay in all its glory, untouched, untampered and undulating in beauty.
Have an informal dinner outdoors or enjoy a sit down gourmet affair at the classy Palate Restaurant where dishes are curated from the gifts of the land and sea and paired with wines from the top of the hill. The ethos is fresh, local, and delectable.
Day 10: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Sydney
Enjoy a lingering breakfast with ripe coffee, farm fresh fruit and local pastries before meeting with your guide for a chance to see a plethora of local wildlife. The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is home to twisting Tasmanian Devils, sleepy-eyed wombats, kicking wallabies and rainbow-smeared tree frogs. Get behind the scenes with some of Australiaâ€™s most exotic animals in this incredible personal tour designed to ignite all the senses and send notes of laughter peeling into the balmy bright air.
When you tire of cuddling animals and watching an array of fascinating species you can enjoy a swift transfer back to Hobart Airport for a smooth private jet flight to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney. Sydney is the capital of sophistication and with its chic cafÃ© life, world-class beaches and artistic skyline; a stay in the jewel of Australia is sure to deliver a stay you will want to remember forever. Upon arrival in the thriving city you will be transferred to your accommodations at Park Hyatt. Before settling into your suite you can indulge in pre-dinner drinks and canapÃ©s on a gliding cruise around the harbor.
The majesty of Park Hyatt stands proudly one of the worldâ€™s most famous harbors. You can take in the sights of the signature landmarks that make Sydney, the elegant Opera House and the iconic Harbour Bridge. Opt for a luxury spa treatment and then indulge in silver service and an extraordinary wine list complete with midnight harbor views at the dining room.
Day 11: Sydney
Enjoy a fresh harbor side breakfast in the splendor and luxury of Park Hyatt and prepare for a day discovering the vibrant and vivacious city that curves around the harbor. Start the day in one of the most exhilarating ways imaginable with a chance to climb the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge. Get off the beaten trail as you take stairs and catwalks usually shut off from the public. Cling to the ropes as you move in and out of the arches and put one foot in front of the other until you reach the dizzying heights of the summit.
Your private guide is waiting to show you the glittering playground of Sydney and getting around the city on foot is the best way to find those hidden gems. Pick up designer ware and unique apparel on the highly prestigious core of Sydneyâ€™s shopping - Oxford Street. Hit the glitz and glamour of the famous Bondi Beach to see plenty of young, hip and beautiful revelers in the sun. Venture inside the dazzling symbol of the city â€“ the majestic Opera House for a private tour. After sneaking behind the scenes at the Opera House you can indulge in something truly special, a private recital by one of Australiaâ€™s revered opera singers accompanied by a pianist. After a heart rendering performance you will also have the chance to converse on a one to one with the performers in this truly unique and unforgettable experience.
After a full day exploring you can return to the calming atmosphere of Park Hyatt and bask in a spa treatment before hitting the elegant waterside haunt of Aria for extensive wines, evocative pairings and plates that truly are to die for.
Day 12: Ayers Rock
After breakfast you will be driven back to Sydney Airport before embarking on your luxury private jet to Ayers Rock. On board your private jet you can admire the breathtaking scenery below whilst enjoying personal attention from your servers in plush luxury surroundings.
Ayers Rock is the pulse of the outback and the planetâ€™s greatest monolith. You can gaze in wonder at the blushing rock that dresses in chameleon colors to match the expanse of sky, glittering gold, running shades of red and veiled in grey at twilight. Explore the visual splendor of the surrounding natural park laced in exotic desert flora and fauna.
Indulge in a dazzling dinner of world-class cuisine and the finest in new world wines beneath the canopy of stars. Retire to your romantic luxury canopied tent with every amenity you could need for a night immersed in nature and sheer pleasure at Longitude 131.
Day 13: Kata Tjuta
Before the sun is even a soft whimper in the sky you will awaken and make your way to the Walpa Gorge for a private tour doused in color. The majestic domes of the Olgas is like something from ancient mythology and watching the sun set fire to this dramatic, stark and haunting landscape is the perfect chance to perfect your photography skills.
This afternoon you will leave behind the fiery red heart of the desert in favor of plunging into a palate of blue as you make your way on private jet to the wonderful Whitsundays and Hamilton Island. Surrounded by the tropical blues, the blaze of green islands, and the sumptuous colors of the coral reef you are sure to want to nothing but indulge in the treasures of nature.
Staying at the Qualia Resort you can truly be spoilt for choice, sip cocktails in the ebbing infinity pool with endless views of blue, be pampered in the perfect spa, toast an epic sunset with a fine wine in the rich and elegant comfort of your private pavilion suite and fall in love with the wonders of the world all over again.
Day 14: Great Barrier Reef
After an impeccable breakfast of color and taste you can climb aboard your personal luxury motor cruiser for a divine day in the depths of the seas. As you drift away in the big blue you can plunge into the warm embrace of the waters, relax with a book and watch for signs of exotic sea creatures swimming by.
The rich waters of the reef are simply teeming with blooming coral gardens, endless schools of tropical fish, giant clams, drifting turtles and splashing dolphins. Spend the day immersed in the beauty and the magic of one of the oceans greatest open air museums. Out in the waters you can whale watch and swim with the playful dolphins, you can scuba dive into the mystic and get up close and personal with the sponges, mollusks, schools and even glimpse a few reef sharks.
After island hopping, snorkeling and swimming in the soft waters you are sure to have built up an appetite. You can relax and dine on something delicious at one of the Hamiltonâ€™s signature restaurants before taking a moonlit stroll on the sands.
Day 15: Hamilton Island
After breakfast, golf aficionados will not want to miss the Peter Thomson-designed Hamilton Island Golf Club, just minutes away from Qualia Resort by helicopter on neighboring Dent Island, making it the only championship island golf course in Australia. Â The surroundings are simply spectacular.
Those with a penchant for other activities, willÂ have another day to discover the endless activities and joy to be had on Australiaâ€™s iconic stretch of water. Today you can take a sea kayak and explore the lush green islands sprinkled with the scuttling of lizards and the sweet songs of exotic birds.
In the afternoon you can hit the beautiful beaches around the Great Barrier Reef and relax on the pristine white sands with a cocktail in hand. Those feeling adventurous can try their hand at deep sea fishing, explore the silken canopies of the nearby rainforest or take a scenic helicopter tour over the miles upon miles of spectacular beauty.
Indulge in a heavenly spa session before ending the day in sweet signature style with a luxury and achingly romantic moonlit dinner on Pebble Beach. Start with champagne and finger food to arouse your appetite before moving on to beautiful platters brimming with seafood or selecting pan roasted reef fish, char grilled lamb and so much more.
Day 16: Departure
Take a sweeping ride away from the sparkling shores and rainbow coral of the Great Barrier Reef back to Hamilton Airport. Here your sumptuous private jet is waiting to charter you back home. Sit back relax and enjoy a decadent flight laced with the sweetest memories of your adventure in the outback.
The number of guests, the type of aircraft elected and the origin city define the cost of the vacation. The following two types of private jets are suggested for this itinerary:
Heavy Jet â€“Gulfstream V or similar
This is the aircraft of choice for groups up to 16-18 guests. Prices begin at $94,200 per person for a group of 12 guests flying from the East Coast.
VIP Airliner â€“ Airbus 319 or similar
This aircraft is suited for groups larger than 18 guests. Prices begin at $109,500* per person for a group of 30 guests flying from the East Coast. The airplane is never shared with travelers from different groups of guests.
- Return flights on selected private jet
- Onboard gourmet catering
- All hotel accommodations in suites or equivalent, including breakfast **
- Most meals and all activities, including entrance fees for listed sites where applicable
- Best available ground transportation to and from all activities
- Private guidance by professional guides and historians for the entire trip
- Unique events and surprises
* Due to capacity limitations at some of the itinerary venues, groups larger than 18 guests may necessitate alternate accommodations or slightly different activities.
** If the number of suites at any given property is insufficient to host the entire group, next best available rooms will be used for some guests.
All itineraries are fully customizable to accommodate our guestsâ€™ interests, lifestyle and desired purposes.
You may also create your own journey by selecting any worldwide destinations of choice. We will build a custom-crafted experience for you.