Southern Islands by Private Jet
A journey overview
- Flinders Island
- Bruny Island
- King Island
- Kangaroo Island
7 Days By Private Jet
- 19 Feb 2021
- 29 Sep 2021
Return to the skies in magnificent fashion aboard our private plane. In a group of just 35, unearth the remote enclaves of our southern islands, where artisan food and wine producers of the moment take centre stage alongside some of our favourite residences. Covering this much ground in a week wouldn’t be possible any other way.
A Business Class Journey, by Private Jet
Forgo the formalities of commercial air travel as we flit between the southern islands of Australia aboard our business class, privately chartered jet. Normally seating 46 passengers, our BAE-146 Jet will be reserved for just 35 guests. Enjoy expedited airport arrangements, direct flights and a level of service befitting a Captain’s Choice journey.
Experience The Magic Of Bruny Island
Decide how your day transpires amidst the wild scenery of Bruny Island. Join a gourmet discovery, enjoying your fill of cheese, oysters, honey and local wine, or navigate the coastline on a cruise in search of wildlife.
Photo: Wing Yin Ng
Take The 'Posh Pit' To MONA
We’ve upgraded to the ‘Posh Pit’ for the journey aboard the dedicated MONA ferry. Enjoy drinks and canapes in an exclusive lounge before experiencing Australia’s quirkiest privately owned art gallery.
Photo: Adam Gibson
Sample King Island's Gourmet Produce
Go in search of the gourmet cheese and prime beef that has made King Island famous, including a visit to the King Island Dairy for an obligatory tasting.
Photo: Andrew Wilson, Stuart Gibson
Supporting Kangaroo Island
We’ll meet volunteers of the South Australian Country Fire Service and learn about the devastating impact of the bushfires that swept through the island in January 2020.
Photo: Ben Goode
Private Paddle Steamer To Trentham Estate
Enjoy the scenery of the Murray River on a leisurely private cruise aboard a vintage paddle steamer. Drift from Mildura to the award-winning Trentham Estate, where lunch and a wine tasting awaits.
MACq 01, Hobart
This is without a doubt Hobart’s trendiest address. Set on the waterfront in a former shipping shed, expansive glass walls open to a wooden deck, extravagant breakfasts featuring oysters and Huon Valley lamb, and slick rooms that include nods to Tasmania’s history.
Photo: Stu Gibson
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
Nestled in bushland and overlooking American River Bay, the adventurous of spirit will appreciate the surrounds of the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge. Keep your eyes peeled for the island’s eponymous wildlife, known to roam near the lodge’s perimeter.
Tour Manager - Richard Moras
Tour Doctor - Dr Ralph Levin
Sydney, Flinders Island, Hobart
As Your Tour Manager, Richard Moras Welcomes You On This Journey
Your Accompanying Tour Doctor For This Journey Is Dr. Ralph Levin
Our first foray aboard our privately chartered, business class plane showcases one of the many benefits of private air travel – the ability to create our own route. On our way from Sydney to Hobart, we detour to Flinders Island for the day to explore the wild and rugged landscapes. In Hobart, the impressive MACq 01 hotel is our base for the next three nights. We’re welcomed with drinks and canapes prior to dinner in the hotel’s Old Wharf Restaurant.
Hobart is full of treasures; guests on our February departure will uncover them this morning with a Your World experience:
- Choose to wander the famous Salamanca Market.
- Learn about the explorers, entrepreneurs, villains and heroes of this convict-built city during a walking tour through the precinct.
Meanwhile, those on the September departure will enjoy a free morning in the city, or a historic walking tour. On both departures, spend the afternoon at MONA. The creator designed his ultramodern art museum to be approached by water, and the ‘Posh Pit’ experience on the dedicated ferry is the only way to go. After free-flowing drinks and canapes, we step ashore for lunch at the museum’s acclaimed restaurant, The Source, before descending into the underground art bunker.
You might choose to explore Hobart independently today, or join us on an adventure to nearby Bruny Island, where you can select one of two experiences. Choose the gourmet tour to sip and savour the island’s renowned produce straight from the source. There’s oozing cheese, freshly shucked oysters, fudge and golden honey, washed down with wine, beer or cider. Then, a short stroll to balance things out. Alternatively, cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs and beneath towering crags while looking for seals, whales, dolphins and birds.
Guests on the September departure can spend the morning meandering the stalls at Salamanca Market before a late-morning flight to King Island. For guests on the February departure, board your private jet first thing this morning. After take off, we watch the lush green of Tasmania disappear from view. It won’t be long before we make our descent to King Island. We check in to our island retreats for the night, Boomerang by the Sea or King Island Hotel, then set forth on our hunt for the island’s famous cheese and beef. After tasting the delights of King Island, head north to the southern hemisphere’s tallest lighthouse at Cape Wickham, followed by a picnic of local produce overlooking the ripples of Penny’s Lagoon.
From one splendid island to the next. It’s back aboard our private plane for the short flight to Kangaroo Island. While the west coast of the island was devastated by the bushfires of January 2020, the east remains untouched – our visit will help a local community and a tourism industry much in need of support. We head straight to Dudley Winery for a tasting and a cheeseboard for lunch, followed by a walk around Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Then it’s back to our residences for a relaxed evening.
We spend the morning exploring the natural charms located within Flinders Chase National Park, including the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Continue to Seal Bay, where visitors are able to get close to a wild colony of around 1,000 rare Australian sea lions, then meet members of the South Australian Country Fire Service to hear about the impact of the bushfires that ripped through 45 per cent of the island. We reconvene at our hotel’s restaurant tonight for our last dinner as a group.
There’s time for one more stop before our journey’s end. Our private plane lands in Mildura and we travel to Trentham Estate winery aboard a charming paddle steamer. Watch the bush scenery of the Murray River unravel before lunch, wine tastings and a few final reflections with our new-found friends. It’s then back aboard our private plane for the flight to Sydney. We say goodbye, feeling refreshed and looking forward to the next adventure.