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SPRING - SUMMER 2017 and BEYOND

New! Wings Over Australia 2017-18

Whisk - on your private jet - between Australia's finest destinations including Melbourne, Sydney and the Outback, with time to enjoy the Yarra Valley wine lands. Visit Uluru during a two-night stay at a five-star tented camp, and privately explore the Great Barrier ReefWings Over the World features private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there. From Abercrombie & Kent. 13 Days - Limited to 20 guests

TWO NEW DEPARTURES:
SEP 25  -  OCT 7, 2017 and FEB 19  -  MAR 3, 2018

  • Explore Australia from Melbourne to the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney, staying in the best accommodations in every location.
  • Enjoy the time-saving convenience of private charter flights throughout your journey, avoiding the hassles of scheduled air travel.
  • Set out on a full day of winelands touring in Australia's famous Yarra Valley.
  • Relax on a two-night stay at Longitude 131° - a five-star, tented eco-camp with stunning views of majestic Uluru.
  • Experience the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a full-day private excursion.
  • Discover the best of Sydney, touring the magnificent Sydney Opera House, cruising on Sydney Harbour, viewing native Australian species first hand at Taronga Zoo and exploring the famed Rocks District.


Wings Over Australia - Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive Melbourne, Australia
Arrive in Melbourne, where you are met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. This afternoon, tour Melbourne’s landmarks, seeing the Shrine of Remembrance and the thriving Arts Precinct. Later, gather for your welcome dinner.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: D

Day 2:  Melbourne | Exclusive Sheep Farm Experience
Today, travel to Keeyuga Farm on a private exclusive experience, where you are personally welcomed into the home of the Thomson family to learn a little of what it is like to be an Aussie family “living off the land.” After morning tea, head out to the stockyards to meet the working dogs that herd the sheep, followed by a demonstration of shearing skills. Next, travel to a scenic location for a lunch featuring local organic farm produce and wines. Afterward, further explore this tranquil property.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L

Day 3:  Melbourne | Yarra Valley Winelands
Set out on a full day of touring in the renowned Yarra Valley. At Oakridge Wines, tour the winery and enjoy 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 Dominique Portet Winery, where you delight in an exclusive behind-the-scenes barrel room tasting at their renowned vineyard, a family tradition for 10 generations. Return to Melbourne for an evening at leisure.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: B L

Day 4:  Melbourne | The Undeniable Presence of Uluru
Fly by private charter aircraft to Uluru (Ayers Rock), and transfer to your luxury tented camp, overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This afternoon, with chilled glass and canapé in hand, witness the changing light reflected on Uluru’s many faces, as the sun slips below the horizon. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive dining event among the dunes, set to the sounds of an ancient indigenous culture, and feast on four delicious courses complemented with premium Australian wines. Later, join your camp’s resident astronomer to observe the Southerly constellations.
Longitude 131° | Meals: B L D

Day 5:  Uluru | Sunrise Over the Olgas
Rise early and set out for Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), stopping to view the sun rise 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 journey along 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. Sip sparkling wine and nibble on canapés, savoring the solitude of the gorge, as the daylight fades.
Longitude 131° | Meals: B L D

Day 6:  Uluru / Hayman Island | Peaceful, Sacred Sites
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. Return to your outback “basecamp” for breakfast. Then, board a private charter flight to Hamilton Island, transferring on arrival by launch to Hayman Island, where you check in to your resort — nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
One&Only Hayman Island | Meals: B L D

Day 7:  Hayman Island | Exploring the Great Barrier Reef
Embark on a full-day private boat charter to explore the Great Barrier Reef. 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, considered by many the best in Australia.
One&Only Hayman Island | Meals: B L

Day 8:  Hayman Island | A Day at Leisure
Spend today at your leisure, relaxing and enjoying the many amenities of your luxurious accommodations, or choose from included activities, such as a guided walk, giant grouper feeding, golf putting, snorkeling or catamaran sailing. You will also find optional activities such as jet-skiing, available for an additional price. Tonight, gather for dinner in a setting with panoramic views.
One&Only Hayman Island | Meals: B D

Day 9:  Sydney | The Spectacular Harbour City
Fly to Sydney by privately chartered aircraft, where you are met and transferred to your hotel near Sydney Harbour. Tonight, dine at Pei Modern in the Four Seasons.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B L D

Day 10:  Sydney | Harbor Cruise & The Rocks Tour
This morning, walk to Campbell’s Cove to embark on a chartered vessel to cruise stunning Sydney Harbour. Sit back and relax as you admire the famous city landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, as well as some of its lesser-known coves and bays. Back onshore, stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and then go on a walking tour in the historic Rocks District.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B L

Day 11:  Sydney | Bondi Beach & Boutique Shops
Begin your day with a visit to Sydney’s bustling Fish Market in Pyrmont. Then, set out on a panoramic tour of the town — sink your toes in the sand at iconic Bondi Beach, the “surfer’s paradise,” and a stroll through the boutique shops of Paddington, a neighborhood filled with antique stores and Victorian and Georgian architecture.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B

Day 12:  Sydney | Taronga Zoo & Opera House Tour
Ride Like a Local to Taronga Zoo for a guided tour that takes you up close to Australia’s iconic wildlife, including wallabies, koalas, platypuses and the endangered Tasmanian devil. Then, enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, going behind the scenes at this magnificent venue. Stay for lunch at Opera Kitchen, taking in the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. After an afternoon at leisure, gather for your farewell dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney | Meals: B L D

Day 13:  Depart Sydney
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
Meals: B

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