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RAINFOREST REEF & RED CENTRE BY ROYAL JET

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Sydney
  • Uluru
  • Mount Mulligan
  • Daintree
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Sydney

7 Days By Private Jet
  • Departing:
  • 18 Aug 2022 Sold Out

Discover four strikingly contrasting, yet perfectly complementary, Australian landscapes. From beginning to end, just 22 guests receive the royal treatment, in no small part thanks to our Royal Jet. Three of our country’s most opulent lodges add to our experience.

Map
Dot painting
Uluru

A Cultural Immersion in the Red Centre

Stand before Uluru and Kata-Tjuta and learn about their fascinating geology and significance to the Anangu people. Circle Uluru on foot at sunrise, bask in the tranquillity of the Mutitjulu waterhole and arrive at Kantju Gorge as the setting sun illuminates its walls.

Photo credit: Tourism NT & Nicholas Kavo

Waterfall
Cattle station

A Wealth of Outback Encounters

During our stay in Mount Mulligan, a variety of Your World experiences present themselves. Delve into the region’s gold rush history; admire the area’s natural beauty on foot; bring your freshly caught barramundi to the lodge’s chef, who will prepare it to your liking; and, if our stay coincides with the event, witness the mustering of Mt Mulligan Station’s Brahman-cross cattle.

Daintree rainforest
Mossman Gorge

The Daintree’s Timeless Wonder

Immerse yourself in the Daintree Rainforest and appreciate the Indigenous significance and beauty of Mossman Gorge. Get to know this biologically diverse region with the aid of your local Kuku Yalanji guide.

VIP cabin configuration
The Royal Jet

A Journey Fit For Royalty

We fly according to our own schedule on a jet once belonging to the Dutch Royal Family. In absolute business-class comfort, just 22 guests will enjoy the convenience of this aircraft, possessing a style all its own.

Itinerary

Tour Manager - Jo Taylor

Tour Doctor - Dr Linda Harris

As Your Tour Manager, Jo Taylor Welcomes You On This Journey

Your Accompanying Tour Doctor For This Journey Is Dr Linda Harris


Aboard our Royal Jet, we chart a course for Uluru. Arriving in the Red Centre, we make our way to our luxury lodge, Longitude 131°. After making ourselves comfortable, we take in the unique perspectives of an Uluru sunset. Glass in hand, we admire the changing colour of the monumental rock. We are then held spellbound by the Field of Light installation. With darkness descending over the vast landscape, thousands of tiny individual light sources gradually illuminate the surrounding area in a kaleidoscope of colour. Our evening concludes as we gather under the stars and dine amid the dunes at Table 131°, weather permitting.

Following breakfast in the Dune House, we head out to contemplate the sheer rock walls of Walpa Gorge. A viewing platform then allows us to take in remarkable Kata Tjuta; its red rock domes populating the desert landscape. Afterwards, a visit to the Cultural Centre offers insight into Indigenous traditions. Back at Longitude 131°, we refuel for this afternoon’s activities. At the base of Uluru, our guide begins to share the story of the Mala people; more is revealed as we continue on to Kantju Gorge. Here, we enjoy drinks and canapes before a setting sun. This evening, we savour contemporary Australian dishes in the comfortable surrounds of the Dune House.

This morning, we venture along a pathway through the lush, tree-lined Mutitjulu. Aspects of the Anangu beliefs system are revealed to us, before morning tea is served in the shade by Mutitjulu Waterhole. After transferring to Ayers Rock Airport, we reconnect with our Royal Jet. Heading north-east, we set our sights on Cairns. 

On arrival, we split into two smaller groups, allowing for an even greater immersion. Half of our guests enjoy a coastal drive north to the Daintree Rainforest, before checking in at Silky Oaks Lodge, a peaceful retreat secluded within dense rainforest. Our remaining guests, meanwhile, board a helicopter for their flight to Mount Mulligan. After taking off, fly over part of the Great Barrier Reef and its adjacent islands, before heading inland over the rainforest. Soon, this verdant scenery gives way to a remote and rugged topography. On arrival, absorb all the outback charm of Mt Mulligan Lodge.

With a full day to appreciate our respective surroundings, we plunge ourselves into a few of the Your World experiences on offer. While in Mount Mulligan, learn about the area’s mining history, pan for gold or head out along a nature trail through the arresting landscape. Keep an eye out for birdlife at Mulligan’s Waterhole, throw a line in to tempt the local barramundi or, if our dates align, witness the mustering of the station’s Brahman-cross cattle. This evening, relax under the stars, as you savour a seven-course degustation dinner. 

Meantime, our guests in the Daintree may choose to explore the flourishing Daintree River and Mossman Gorge, learning how to live off the land on a guided walk with a local Kuku Yalanji guide. Alternatively, board a luxury catamaran for a cruise to Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the company of the local green turtles. Tonight’s dinner is at Silky Oaks Lodge. Alternatively, a shuttle bus will take you to Port Douglas for a pick of its best restaurants.

A 4WD adventure awaits our Mount Mulligan guests this morning. As your vehicle negotiates rugged mountain ranges and river crossings, keep your eye out for various species of native flora and fauna. Upon reaching Daintree Rainforest, meet up with the rest of our guests once again. After exchanging stories of our experiences over lunch, enjoy the afternoon on your own schedule, or perhaps join a workshop at Janbal Art Gallery. The gallery is run by the Kuku Yulanji people, and you have the opportunity to create your own artwork, under the tutelage of celebrated artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. Our Daintree guests say their farewells once again and depart for Mount Mulligan, aboard customised 4WD vehicles.

Whether in Mount Mulligan or Daintree today, take the opportunity to join one or two of the Your World experiences available. At the end of a day full of exploration, the chefs at Mt Mulligan Lodge and Silky Oaks Lodge ensure the finest local ingredients make for an indulgent evening’s dining.

Our guests depart their respective lodges after breakfast this morning. Boarding a helicopter, guests leaving Mount Mulligan soar over vast forests as they make their way to Cairns. Meanwhile, our Daintree friends head south, glimpsing azure waters while gently winding their way along the coastal road. 

Coming together once more, we take the short flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island. Awaiting our arrival is Ocean Enigma, our privately chartered 24m boat. Embarking our luxury vessel, we raise a toast to the final leg of our journey before a backdrop of tropical paradise. A cruise of the stunning Whitsundays builds anticipation, before we arrive on the impossibly white sands of Whitehaven Beach. With time to swim in the beach’s warm waters, the day reaches its peak with a delicious gourmet seafood lunch and champagne served on a private section of sand. Having explored four of Australia’s most wondrous and distinct regions, we reboard our Royal Jet and depart for Sydney.

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