Travel Australia like a Rockstar

Travel Australia like a Rockstar

A 14-night adventure around Australia fit for a Rockstar! This hand-crafted journey offers the ultimate Australian journey across the continent, aboard a private Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, a masterpiece of Swiss craftsmanship. Travelling in complete luxury, style and privacy aboard your own private charter plane, you will enjoy no lines, no restricted airline seating and easy access to even the most remote locations.

Enjoy uber-cool Melbourne, the breathtaking grandeur of Tasmania’s Freycinet Coast, and the magical Red Centre of Australia. Escape to the vast and humbling beauty of the Top End at a working cattle station, journey up to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef Lizard Island, and end in the sophistication of Sydney. A whirlwind adventure of extraordinary landscapes and privileged access.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Melbourne Airport you will met and privately transferred to your city accommodation, Crown Towers Melbourne.

An iconic Melbourne landmark, Crown Towers rises above the city’s vibrant Southbank precinct. Offering luxury accommodation, leisure facilities, great dining, bars, and nightlife options all in one location. As one of Australia’s very first six-star hotels, expect opulence and sophisticated elegance. Crown Towers Melbourne is lavish and prides itself on its impeccable service.

You will have time to refresh, unpack and take in those glorious city views before you are met in the foyer by your private guide for the evening. Tonight you will experience a ‘Dinner, Tales and Cocktails’ experience, where accompanied by your knowledgeable local guide you embark on a progressive dinner and drinks experience to hidden bars and trendy local haunts. Get to know Australia’s cultural capital, and engage in the bar and café lifestyle so central to the city’s culture.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Crown Towers Melbourne

Crown Towers Melbourne

Day 2

Following breakfast, you set off for a full day exploration of one of Australia’s most photogenic sites, the Great Ocean Road. Your private guide for the day will meet you in the hotel foyer, before transferring to the CBD helipad just across the Yarra River.

Journey via private helicopter out to the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles, beating the crowd and taking in the majestic views like never before. The helicopter arrival not only provides the absolute best views of the stunning Twelve Apostles which have been carved out by many years of pounding waves and wind, but gives you that true Rockstar entrance to a popular tourist site.

Take some photos of the stunning Twelve Apostles, go searching for the Australian Wildlife so abundant in this area, walk through the lush rainforest, and visit some of the hidden gems of the region.

After a full day of Great Ocean Road exploration, take the gentle vehicle ride back to the city to reflect and rest before your guide drops you at the Crown Towers for an evening of leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Crown Towers Melbourne

Great Ocean Road

Day 3

This morning you will be met at the Crown Towers and privately transferred to the Essendon Airstrip to begin your private Pilatus PC-12 journey across Australia. A comfortable yet brief flight takes you down to Tasmania where you disembark at Launceston Airport. A short transfer takes you to the breathtaking luxury of Saffire Freycinet.

Situated on the striking Freycinet Coast of Tasmania, Saffire Freycinet is an exclusive sanctuary of serene views, landscape-inspired luxury design, and extraordinary Tasmanian experiences. With sweeping views of the Hazard Mountains at every turn, and exceptional service, it is no surprise Saffire Freycinet in one of Australia’s favourite exclusive lodges.

After settling in perhaps book an appointment at Spa Saffire, or enjoy one of the many included activities on offer at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet

Day 4

After a gourmet breakfast at Saffire Freycinet, explore the beautiful surrounds by choosing from the included activities available during your stay. Get the blood pumping with a Wineglass Bay Lookout hike, visit the Saffire Tasmanian Devils, or even join a cooking or mixology class. An always popular experience is the Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm Experience, where you get fitted for your waders, enter the water, and taste oysters straight from the ocean.

For those looking for that little bit extra, there are a range of Saffire Signature Experiences on offer for an additional cost.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet oyster

Day 5

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Launceston Airstrip for your private charter flight aboard the Pilatus PC-12 to the heart of Australia, the Red Centre.

A few comfortable hours aboard your private aircraft, and a brief transfer takes you to your luxurious accommodation, Longitude 131°.

The award-winning luxury wilderness camp is a deluxe camping experience that embraces the solitude and serenity of the sand dunes. Stay in one of only fifteen elevated tents and awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru. Luxurious and eco-sensitive, Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness, mystery and the spirituality of Uluru.

Renowned as the spiritual heart of Australia, the Red Centre in the Northern Territory is rich in Aboriginal culture and rugged outback beauty. Dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a living cultural landscape, covering an area over 311,000 acres. Australia’s most recognisable natural icon and one of the world’s largest monoliths Uluru is the region’s gem and the iconic, sacred red domes of Kata Tjuta stand nearby.

After settling in to your room, in the late afternoon be sure to take a walk to the top of the sand hill behind the Dune House for drinks, canapés and the simple pleasure of watching the last rays of the sun.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Longitude 131°

longitude 131

Day 6

Today is yours to immerse yourself into the unique and inspiring culture of the Red Centre of Australia. Be sure to take advantage of the included activities available at Longitude 131°.

At Longitude 131° guests take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic adventures with a select few. An exceptional touring program designed especially for guests is included in the wilderness experience and a personalised itinerary is presented upon arrival. Signature Experiences with lodge naturalist guides are shared with fellow guests in custom touring vehicles. Expeditions operate at scheduled times on a rotating basis, dependant on day of arrival, with timing subject to sunrise and sunset times which vary throughout the year, according to the seasons and weather permitting. A menu of Bespoke Experiences offers further exploration and the chance to tailor a special interest itinerary at an additional cost.

Take in the sites of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, with an Uluru Sunset Experience, a visit to Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon Field of Light, or later in the evening, perhaps dine outdoors under a beautiful canopy of starts at Table 131°. For a little extra excitement, you can even take a scenic helicopter ride over the icon itself, Uluru, or take a private expedition in the area. With a generous range of activities offered by Longitude 131°, you certainly won’t be short of experiences.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Longitude 131°

longitude 131 uluru

Day 7

After 2 nights in the serenity and calm of the Red Centre, you once again board your private charter plane for a short flight to the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory.

Flying directly into the property, you disembark your private plane in another remarkable landscape. Bullo River Station is the setting of the next 3 nights of your epic adventure.

Situated in the top north-western corner of the Northern Territory in the East Kimberley, there is no place better to experience an authentic outback adventure than Bullo River Station. Bullo River is a working cattle station with approximately 9,000 Brahman-cross cattle, and offers a truly authentic experience of the Aussie outback. With half a million acres, this cattle station along the coffee-coloured Victorian River, striking boab trees, and vast plains is a real off the beaten path Australian adventure sure to provide you with lasting memories.

The homestead has an inviting, casual feel, and your room provides a calm and thoughtfully designed oasis from the excitement of your daily activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

Bullo River Station

Day 8

Today is yours to spend as you choose as you enjoy the range of included activities available at Bullo River Station.

Expect buffaloes, boats, barramundi and crocodiles, tidal river systems and an amphitheatre of ancient Aboriginal rock art. Bullo River Station really does have it all. Journey across terrain that varies from river flats to pastures of tall spear grass, and steep gorges.

Join the cattle station workers as they round up the cattle and go about their daily duties, board a helicopter to get a true appreciation of the size and grandeur of the land, visit the cascading waterfalls and take a dip, witness ancient indigenous rock art, or try your luck fishing for the huge barramundi frequent in the river systems of this area. There is no shortage of unforgettable experiences designed to give you a true appreciation of the land, and the culture of the Australian outback.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

bullo river station activities

Day 9

Continue to enjoy the activities included in your Bullo River Station stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bullo River Station

Travel Australia Like A Rockstar Bullo River

Day 10

Bid your outback oasis farewell as you board your Pilatus PC12 with the Great Barrier Reef in your sights. In true Rockstar style you fly right onto Lizard Island – no need to switch flights or change airlines.

Situated some 240 kilometres north of Cairns, Lizard Island is surrounded by a sea of deep aquamarine and forms part of the Great Barrier Reef near its northernmost end. The beautiful Lizard Island Resort is balanced high above the Coral Sea and set on the point at Sunset Ridge. The range of spacious open-plan designs are luxuriously appointed, all with spectacular views.

The beaches are plentiful, 24 in all, with fine powdery white sand, undisturbed but for the occasional footprints. Lizard Island is for snorkelling, if you choose, or deep-sea game fishing, or diving at The Cod Hole, one of the world-famous dive sites just a short boat ride away. Enjoy secluded picnics on private beaches, five-star cuisine and indulging spa treatments.

Lizard Island is the gem of the famous Australian icon, the Great Barrier Reef, and is the ultimate Australian luxury island escape to add to your growing list of Rockstar destinations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lizard Island

lizard island resort

Day 11

Today you will have the opportunity to experience a private luxury boat charter from your base at Lizard Island. The 51ft Riviera Platinum Model Flybridge Cruiser, ‘Fascination III’ has a cruise speed of 20 knots and can take up to 10 passengers (including crew). Enjoy your day at sea where you will have the chance to fish, swim or snorkel at some of the best spots on the Great Barrier Reef. This is an unmissable experience whilst at Lizard Island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lizard Island

lizard island activities

Day 12

Spend today at your leisure relaxing by the beach, or experiencing some of the unmissable included activities offered by Lizard Island.

Naturally many of the options on Lizard Island involve the water. Snorkelling equipment and lessons are provided. You can snorkel off a secluded beach to discover a garden of giant clams many a metre long and some reputed to be 120 years old. Or you can explore Anchor and Watson’s bay on a catamaran or glass bottom paddle ski. Take a picnic and private dingy to your own private beach, take a nature walk or even just sit back and soak in the spectacular ocean views, fresh sea breeze and warming sun.

For a little pampering, the Essentia Day Spa offers a range of treatments. Indulge in signature spa rituals and discover pure, opulent skin care. Rebalance, relax, and rejuvenate while they personalize a spa experience just for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lizard Island

Lizard Island relax

Day 13

After breakfast, get ready to continue your Rockstar itinerary as you board your private aircraft once again, this time heading for the sophisticated city of Sydney.

After a short private transfer in a luxury vehicle from the airstrip, you reach your final destination, Sydney, and your spectacularly situation accommodation, the Park Hyatt Sydney.

Seated majestically on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, the Park Hyatt Sydney perfectly personifies contemporary harbourside luxury with its coveted location between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The hotel’s spacious rooms feature contemporary interiors, modern bathrooms with dual vanity, wet area, rain-shower, deep bathtub and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open on to private balconies.

You will have time to refresh and unpack at the Park Hyatt before you are met by your private guide to begin a glorious afternoon out on the harbour. Boarding Sydney’s newest luxury commercial vessel ‘Iluka’, you venture out into the famous Sydney Harbour for breathtaking views of the city’s greatest icons. No visit to the harbour city is complete without a cruise on Sydney’s sparkling waterways.

Cruise past many of the most iconic landmarks uncovering the city from the local perspective. Your hosts know all the best spots and hidden gems. Go within meters of the Sydney Opera House and enjoy amazing views back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Continue your journey east past Woolloomooloo, Garden Island, Double Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay and up to historic Watsons Bay. Anchor the boat for a freshly prepared gourmet lunch, before continuing on your tranquil cruise.

After an afternoon of Sydney sun and famous icons, the evening is yours to spend as you choose.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney

park hyatt sydney

Day 14

This morning take a leisurely walk over to the Sydney Opera House for your private Opera House tour. Step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s remarkable achievement. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships’ sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You’ll find out on this very special guided tour into the intricate workings of a living, breathing Opera House.

Following this behind the scenes look at this extraordinary icon, and another short walk, you embark on the ultimate Sydney experience, Bridgeclimb. Reach the summit of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour. It takes you along catwalks, up ladder and steadily to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the satisfaction of conquering the upper arch of the Bridge while taking in city surrounds, the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House, the harbour and the Bridge itself beneath your feet.

Later in the afternoon enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney

Sydney Bridge Climb

Day 15

Today your once in lifetime Rockstar journey sadly draws to a close.

After breakfast you will be privately transferred to Sydney Airport where you will be able to connect with your scheduled flight homeward bound. For those who want to discover more and extend their trip in Australia, please liaise with one of our fantastic Travel Designers.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

Sydney Luxury

Notes

This tour is designed for – small groups and families with children 10 years and over. Should the itinerary be of interest and you are travelling with a young family please contact one of our Travel Designers as we can customise a journey to suit your exact travel needs.

This Itinerary can be taken all year round; however we recommend speaking with your Travel Designer as seasonal considerations may apply e.g. from December to March is the wet season in Northern Queensland, when you are likely to experience high humidity and rain, particularly in the months of February and March.

While we endeavour to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities and guide only rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, conditions, government restrictions and other reasons beyond our control.

Prices

Prices start from AUD$31,615.00 per person based on 6 passengers based travelling including private charter of the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and are valid until 31st March 2019.

The above costs are dependent on availability at the time of booking request and depending on actual dates of travel, may have high/low season considerations, blackout dates may also apply and is subject to change.

Inclusions

Based on 4 Adults (twin-share basis)

  • 2 Nights Crown Towers Melbourne in Deluxe Rooms including breakfast daily and private airport transfers for 4 guests.
  • 1 Melbourne nightlife experience with local guide for 4 guests, and 1 full day Great Ocean Road experience including one-way helicopter journey for 4 guests.
  • 2 Nights Saffire Freycinet in Luxury Suites including all meals and selected beverage, select experiences and return airport transfers for 4 guests.
  • 2 Nights Longitude 131° in Luxury Tents all dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, Signature Experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport vehicle transfers for 4 guests.
  • 3 Night Bullo River Station in Homestead Rooms including all dining and alcohol with meals, and scheduled activities for 4 guests.
  • 3 Nights Lizard Island in Beachfront Suites including gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, selected fine Australian wines, beer, spirits and sparkling wine, in room mini bar, picnic hampers, use of non-motorised water sports, motorised dinghies and 1 x full day charter on “Fascination” with lunch.
  • 2 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney in Opera Deluxe Rooms including breakfast, and private airport vehicle transfers for 4 guests.
  • 1 Half day privately hosted Sydney Harbour cruise with gourmet lunch for 4 guests, 1 privately guided Sydney Opera House tour for 4 guests, and 1 Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb for 4 guests.
  • Pilatus PC-12 private charter flights:
    • Melbourne (Essendon) to Launceston Airport
    • Launceston Airport to Ayers Rock Airport
    • Ayers Rock Airport to Bullo River Station
    • Bullo River Station to Lizard Island Airstrip
    • Lizard Island Airstrip to Sydney (Kingsford Smith)
  • 24 hour access to The Tailor support staff while in travelling in Australia

 

About: Pilatus PC-12 aircraft

The PC-12 is a masterpiece of swiss craftsmanship. The body is sleek, sexy and sophisticated, whilst inside you will find nothing but comfort and class, this is more than just a plane, this is innovation.

With the capability of carrying up to 8 people in the height of luxury, the Pilatus can cruise at 30,000 feet in fully pressurized comfort, and at speeds of up to 510kph. Aside from the outstanding design, the PC-12’s greatest asset lies within its adaptability. It transforms the whole concept of private air charter in Australia, not only can this aircraft land on short dirt runways, it has the ability to fly non-stop over long distances, allowing for greater flexibility.

The Travel Australia Like A Rockstar itinerary has been designed around the Pilatus PC-12, however can be modified to utilize the below private charter aircrafts.

Alternate Aircrafts

Cessna Citation C2

Prices start from AUD$39,575.00 per person based on 6 passengers travelling including private charter of the Cessna Citation C2 aircraft and are valid until 31st March 2019.

The Cessna C2 is a light aircraft accommodating up to 7 passengers and 1 crew member. With a cruise speed of 413 knots and an altitude of 45,000 feet, the Cessna Citation C2 like the Pilatus is a small, sleek aircraft capable of landing in remote locations. Fast and comfortable this aircraft is an excellent upgrade for the Rockstar itinerary.

Gulfstream IV

Prices start from AUD$46,090.00 per person based on 6 passengers travelling including private charter of the Gulfstream IV aircraft and are valid until 31st March 2019.

The Gulfstream IV is a mid-sized twin-engine aircraft with appointed leather interior, enclosed lavatory and spacious interior design. With 3 onboard staff and a cruising speed of 850 km/h the Gulfstream IV is the ideal sophisticated jet for those desiring the comfort and style of a private jet with that little bit of extra glamour.

*Please note: Certain sections of the Rockstar itinerary must be altered slightly to accommodate the use of the Cessna Citation C2 and Gulfstream IV. The above costs are dependent on availability at the time of booking request and depending on actual dates of travel, may have high/low season considerations, blackout dates may also apply and is subject to change.

 

Exclusions

  • International Flights to and from Australia
  • Some Meals & Beverages
  • Some Activities
  • Telephone calls
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Please consult your Travel Designer to check on full terms and conditions, availability and to make and enquiry.

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