Discover Australia's Icons
11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS
DAY 1: SATURDAY 6 AUGUST BRISBANE – SYDNEY – ADELAIDE
Welcome aboard your private business class flight for what is sure to be the holiday of a lifetime. The flight will briefly touch down in Sydney before heading to Adelaide. On arrival, transfer to the luxurious Oval Hotel, located at one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, Adelaide Oval. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore this exciting city. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable welcome dinner at Penfolds Magill Estate. Walk in the footsteps of winemakers, learning about the history of Penfolds and their craftmanship. Visit Grange Cottage, the vintage cellar, and the original hiding spot of Max Schubert’s hidden Grange. In the underground cellar your host will lead you through a structured tasting of some of Penfolds’ most highly coveted wines, including the exclusive Grange, followed by a delicious three-course dinner, paired with Penfolds wines, of course!
Overnight: Oval Hotel in a Parkland Room
Meals: Wine Tastings and Dinner with Paired Wines.
DAY 2: SUNDAY 7 AUGUST BAROSSA†
This morning, head out of the city for a day in the beautiful Barossa. Blending historical wineries, wonderful regional food and breathtaking scenery, you will visit three acclaimed wineries, with structured wine tastings at each. Walk through the historic cellars of Château Yaldara, sample award winning reds and whites and admire some of the bestpreserved period architecture in the state. Sip wine at the stunning red gum bar of renowned Peter Lehmann Wines, producer of some of Australia’s best wines. Picturesque Château Tanunda combines history, beautiful vineyards, an atmospheric cellar door and incredible wines. Enjoy a delicious shared platter lunch at Lambert Estate. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Dine in-house or choose from an array of top Adelaide restaurants.
Overnight: Oval Hotel in a Parkland Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Wine Tastings
† Tours on days 2 and 3 will operate in small groups, visiting the same areas, attractions and venues but in a different order.
DAY 3: MONDAY 8 AUGUST KANGAROO ISLAND†
An early start this morning for the short flight to Kangaroo Island. Known as nature’s playground, Kangaroo Island is blessed with beautiful beaches, great food, scenic coastlines and wildlife encounters around every corner. Your bespoke tour will take you to some of the island’s most iconic attractions. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or between the sand dunes at Seal Bay Conservation Park – a truly unforgettable experience. Discover remarkable Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia, Admirals Arch and the unique formations that make up the Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the Southern Ocean. Enjoy a gourmet, picnic-style lunch with Kangaroo Island wines in a bush setting (weather dependent). After your tour, return to the hotel to freshen up for a unique dining experience at the Shearing Shed. This retired, rustic shearing shed has been given a second life. Native flowers, foliage and candlelight create the perfect atmosphere for another memorable dining experience.
Overnight: Aurora Ozone Hotel in an Executive Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine and Dinner with Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks
DAY 4: TUESDAY 9 AUGUST ULUṞU AND KATA TJUṮA
After breakfast, head to the airport where your flight crew will be waiting to whisk you to Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. Your pilot will do a special scenic fly by Uluru and Kata Tjuta to give you a bird’s eye view of these magnificent Australian icons. On arrival, transfer to Sails in the Desert, home for the next two nights. Enjoy a buffet lunch by the pool before an afternoon exploring Kata Tjuta. The 36 domes of Kata Tjuta are a sight to behold. Walk through the sheer walls of two of the largest domes that make up Walpa Gorge. This 1.3 kilometre walking trail follows the natural creek and showcases some of the unusual rock formations. Along the way your guide will explain the geological and cultural history of the area. In the late afternoon, experience your first Red Centre sunset. Sip sparkling wine and enjoy delicious canapés as the domes of Kata Tjuta change from pink to deep red and the sun slowly sinks below the horizon. Return to the hotel and freshen up before a two-course dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.
Overnight: Sails in the Desert in a Superior Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Canapés with Sparkling Wine and Dinner
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST ULUṞU
An early start this morning for a breathtaking experience. Travel towards Uluru and watch as its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light, highlighting its presence in this country. From a special location, watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith. See first rays of light set the Red Centre alight and the rock formations change colour before your eyes while enjoying an outback picnic breakfast. Visit Mutitjulu Waterhole on the Kuniya walk and learn the Creation stories of Liru, the venomous snake, and Kuniya, the woma python. After this short walk, drive around the base of Uluru and hear the story of the Mala people before returning to the resort for a two-course lunch. Late afternoon you’ll be transferred to a remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. As the sun sets on the horizon, enjoy gourmet canapés and chilled sparkling wine, and soak up the ambience of your last evening in the Red Centre. As darkness falls, watch in awe from the top of your private dune as the coloured lights of 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life. Join your travelling companions for an exceptional three-course menu infused with bush tucker flavours. As the night ignites with countless stars, settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. After dinner, immerse yourself in the stunning art installation, Field of Light. Its pathways lit by a spectrum of glowing ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white lights beckon you to explore at your own pace. Return to the hotel and reflect on a truly magical evening.Overnight: Sails in the Desert in a Superior RoomMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Canapés with Sparkling Wine and Dinner with Premium Beer, Wine and Non-alcoholic Drinks