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 experience traversing across the continent aboard a brand new private Pilatus PC-12 aircraft charter, a masterpiece of Swiss craftsmanship. Travelling in this aircraft you will find nothing but comfort and class, this is more than just a plane, this is innovative travel.

Enjoy sophisticated Sydney, the beauty of alpine Queensland and the grandeur of the Great Barrier Reef. Continue though outback Queensland, awake to iconic views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the heart of Australia’s red centre and discover the ancient raw landscape of the Flinders Ranges. Explore Kangaroo Island’s rugged coastline beauty, staying at Southern Ocean Lodge with the opportunity to view some of Australia’s amazing wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos and sea lions. Experience all of this and much more travelling in luxury and style!

Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Sydney Airport you will be met and privately transferred to 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 day of Sydney touring. First up on the agenda is a beautiful drive over to Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach to take in the sights. Here you are able to experience the thrill of a private surfing lesson with a local surf instructor. Your surf coach will cover all of the basics from warm-up, to paddling, catching waves and standing.

Enjoy lunch at the iconic restaurant ‘Icebergs’ before continuing your exploration of Sydney with your private guide. Later in the afternoon board ‘Shadow’ a 77 foot luxury cruiser for a beautiful 3 hour sunset cruise which includes dinner on stunning Sydney Harbour.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney, Opera Deluxe Room

Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 2

This morning you will be met by your private guide to start the day with an early-morning backstage tour of the beloved Sydney Opera House. Walk the boards of the Concert Hall, take up the Conductor’s baton in the Orchestra Pit and have breakfast in the Green Room.

After you tour of the Sydney Opera House continue discovering the city with your private guide, stop for lunch before embarking on the BridgeClimb, the ultimate experience of Sydney. 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 you will be returned to the Park Hyatt Sydney for a relaxing evening at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney, Opera Deluxe Room

sydney opera house

Day 3

This morning you will be met at the Park Hyatt Sydney and privately transferred to Sydney (Bankstown) Airport to begin your Pilatus PC-12 journey across Australia. Your first destination is Spicers Peak Lodge, located in Queensland’s stunning Scenic Rim. Let your cares melt away, enjoy an award-winning gourmet experience, unwind in Spa Anise or choose from a host of invigorating outdoor activities.

Located on 8,000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat. This architecturally stunning lodge is an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic design. With ten luxurious suites and two Private Lodges, Spicers Peak Lodge serves as an intimate and relaxing accommodation experience in one of South East Queensland’s most beautiful wilderness areas.

Explore the diversity of unique Australian flora and fauna and traverse the foothills and valleys to get up close and personal with some of the region’s very special wildlife, including the rare glossy black cockatoos, bushy tail rock wallabies and the native koala.

Offering a unique blend of luxury accommodation and fine dining, Spicers Peak Lodge is an intimate destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Spicers Peak Lodge, Lodge Suite

Spicers Peak Lodge

Day 4

While at Spicers Peak Lodge explore its beautiful surrounds and choose from the selected scheduled daily activities such as guided nature walk, 4WD discovery tour, guided mountain biking, night nocturnal walk and morning yoga.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Spicers Peak Lodge, Lodge Suite

Spicers Peak Lodge aerial

Day 5

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your private charter flight aboard the Pilatus PC-12 to Lizard Island, located on the famous Great Barrier Reef.

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. Your 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.

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.

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Lizard Island, Sunset Point Villa

lizard island

Day 6

Today you will have the opportunity to experience a luxury charter boat trip 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Lizard Island, Sunset Point Villa

lizard island

Day 7

Continue to enjoy from the selected activities which are included in your Lizard Island stay or perhaps choose from the additional activity options that are on offer.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Lizard Island, Sunset Point Villa

lizard snorkeling

Day 8

After breakfast bid farewell to Lizard Island as you board the Pilatus PC-12 and continue your journey to the heart of Australia’s red centre for a 2 night stay at 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 (Ayers Rock) is the region’s gem and the iconic, sacred red domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) stand nearby.

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Longitude 131°, Luxury Tent

longitude 131

Day 9

Continue to enjoy the included activities on offer while staying at Longitude 131° or perhaps choose to relax at the Dune House or in your luxurious tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Longitude 131°, Luxury Tent

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Day 10

Perhaps take an early morning sunrise walk, before embarking on your journey to the Flinders Ranges, in outback South Australia. So sit back, relax and enjoy your flight, with Angorichina Station being your next stop.

An ancient landscape moulded by millions of years of geological activity, the Flinders Ranges offers some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery. Angorichina Station is a working sheep station with 140 years of history, 64,000 hectares and a warm welcome for just six discerning guests.

Experience an authentic slice of outback life with the Fargher family, who have worked the beguiling red lands of the Southern Flinders for four generations. Their historic homestead is an oasis of period elegance, green lawns and manicured roses, a striking contrast to the echoing plains and ancient ranges where eagles keen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Angorichina Station, Homestead Room

angorichina

Day 11

Immerse yourself in the daily life of a working outback sheep station or meander through the virtual museum of 19th century outbuildings – the shearing shed, shearers’ quarters, the former manager’s residence and tack room; during season you’ll see mustering and sheep-shearing in action.

Take a rugged 4WD tour, or guided walk of the ancient Flinders Ranges. On property, you can also search for some of the oldest fossils on earth, treasures from the Ediacaran to Precambrian periods. Observe the wildlife including emus, kangaroos, rare Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies and abundant birdlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Angorichina Station, Homestead Room

angorichina bedroom

Day 12

This morning depart Angorichina Station and make the journey to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival at the Kingscote Airport you will be met and privately transferred to Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering an unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style. Indulge in world-class food and wine and discover the Island’s unique natural attractions.

A range of shared signature experiences are scheduled daily, allowing you to encounter rich and varied nature and wildlife, these may include:

  • Wonders of KI – a half day guided journey into Flinders Chase National Park showcasing natural icons the Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and a fur seal colony are some of the highlights
  • Exclusive guided walk on the beach amongst Australia’s third largest colony of sea lions
  • Coastal Clifftop walk – a scenic guided walk atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay
  • Kangas & Kanapés – a signature sunset drinks experience at nearby Grassdale, a historic island property – premium South Australian beverages, canapés and kangaroos!

If this is all too strenuous you can opt for indulgent pampering in the Southern Spa, located in a pavilion on the top of a hill with commanding views over the wild coastal landscape. Relaxing and healing treatments inspired by indigenous methods use a combination of Li’tya products and local botanical ingredients.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Southern Ocean Lodge, Flinders Suite

Southern Ocean Lodge

Day 13

Today experience a full day of private touring with Exceptional Kangaroo Island. Former wildlife ranger and islander Craig Wickham, Exceptional Kangaroo Island’s founder, has assembled a team of dedicated, sharp-eyed outdoor enthusiasts who combine the role of naturalists, historians, driver, guides and story tellers to ensure you gain a locals perspective of the island.

On conclusion of the tour you will be transferred back to Southern Ocean Lodge and will have the remainder of the evening to relax and indulge in great food, wine and stunning views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Southern Ocean Lodge, Flinders Suite

Southern Ocean Lodge interior

Day 14

Enjoy your last morning at leisure before departing Southern Ocean Lodge to Kingscote Airport and board the Pilatus PC-12 for the return flight to Sydney. On arrival you will be met by your driver and will be privately transferred to The Langham Sydney.

Voted one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World, experience the elegance and luxurious hospitality of The Langham, Sydney, renowned for impeccable service, cuisine and comfort. From its historic The Rocks District location, guests can enjoy sweeping western harbour side views, and a tranquil yet convenient proximity to some of the city’s most iconic experiences. Rooms are a haven of plush, bespoke furnishings amidst soft panelled walls and a high ceiling. With all-inclusive fitness, health, and spa facilities, The Langham, Sydney offers a holistic approach to restore your mind, body and soul.

Allow yourself to be delighted with the elegant signature Langham Afternoon Teas with Wedgwood at Palm Court, hand-crafted by the in-house Patisserie. Come dusk, Palm Court transforms into an electrifying cocktail lounge through a mix of specialised cocktails, ambient lighting, and soft jazz. By night, discover a dining world of epicurean delights in Kent Street Kitchen, where old world techniques meet new world sophistications.

This afternoon will be spent at your own leisure to catch up on some last minute shopping or perhaps soak up the sights and sounds of Sydney with a stroll around the city. Tonight enjoy a special finale evening hosted by The Langham, Sydney – pre-dinner drinks and a gorgeous 3-course meal with matching wines to celebrate your incredible Australian journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (on flight), Dinner
Accommodation: The Langham, Grand Langham Terrace Room

The Langham swimming pool

Day 15

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

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

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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

As with all The Tailor’s luxury travel itineraries, this itinerary can be customised or combined with other destinations to suit your individual interests and requirements.

Please contact one of our specialist Travel Designers to make an enquiry and check on pricing for your preferred dates of travel – call on + 61 8 8354 4405 or email.

Inclusions

Based on 2 Adults (twin-share basis)

  • 2 Nights Park Hyatt Sydney in an Opera Deluxe Room (twin-share basis) including breakfast, private Sydney Airport vehicle transfers
  • Day 1 – private guided touring including a 1 hour private surf lesson and a 3 hour Sunset Harbour cruise which includes dinner and selected alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, plus lunch and beverages at Icebergs on Day 1
  • Day 2 – private guided touring including lunch, BridgeClimb and 1 hour Sydney Opera House private backstage tour.
  • 3 Nights Spicers Peak Lodge in a Lodge Suite (twin-share basis) including all meals, selected beverages, selected activities, private return vehicle transfers between Warwick Aerodrome and Spicers Peak Lodge.
  • 3 Nights Lizard Island in a Sunset Point Villa (twin-share basis) 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” including lunch. Excluded: Additional charges apply for Cocktails, the Cellar Master List and Degustation menus.
  • 2 Nights Longitude 131° in a Luxury Tent (twin-share basis), all dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, Signature Experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport vehicle transfers. Excluded: Additional charges apply for Cellarmasters list.
  • 2 Nights Angorichina Station in a Homestead Room (twin-share basis) including all meals, selected beverages and selected activities.
  • 2 Nights Southern Ocean Lodge in a Flinders Suite (twin-share basis) including all meals, selected beverages, Signature Experiences, private return vehicle transfers between Kingscote Airport and Southern Ocean Lodge, lunch provided for departure flight to Sydney. One x full day private guided tour including lunch with Exceptional Kangaroo Island.
  • 1 Night The Langham, Sydney in a Grand Langham Room (twin-share basis) including breakfast, finale dinner and private return Sydney Airport vehicle transfers.
  • Pilatus PC-12 private charter flights
  • Bankstown Airport to Warwick Aerodrome (Spicers Peak)
  • Warwick Aerodrome to Lizard Island Airstrip
  • Lizard Island Airstrip to Ayers Rock Airstrip (with shortstop to refuel)
  • Ayers Rock Airport to Angorichina Station Airstrip
  • Angorichina Station Airstrip to Kingscote Airport (Kangaroo Island)
  • Kingscote Airport (Kangaroo Island) to Bankstown Airport
  • 24 hour access to The Tailor support staff while in travelling in Australia

Exclusions

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

 

For a full detailed Itinerary please contact our Travel Designers.

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