Southern Islands by Private Jet Solo Journey
A journey overview
- Bruny Island
- King Island
- Kangaroo Island
8 Days By Private Jet
- 21 Apr 2022 Solo Journey - New Release
Return to the skies in magnificent fashion aboard our business class private jet with a group of like-minded solo travellers. In a group of no more than 30, 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.
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 30 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
Our time on Kangaroo Island will help to support the community’s recovery from the devastating January 2020 bushfires. We relish the chance to see spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife.
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.
Image: Adam Gibson
Boomerang by the Sea, King Island
Located in Currie township overlooking the Links Golf Course, Boomerang by the Sea also boasts stunning ocean views. Rooms are simple and comfortably furnished.
Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island
Ideally set along the foreshore in Kingscote, the hotel has a mix of old world charm and modern facilities. The Zone Restaurant, where we enjoy our farewell dinner, offers spectacular views of Nepean Bay.
We come together this afternoon at the Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel and meet our fellow travellers for drinks and then a Welcome Dinner. Our conversation is filled with anticipation of the journey to come.
Sydney, Stanley, Hobart
Our first foray aboard our privately chartered, business class jet 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 Stanley for the day. Landing in Wynyard in North West Tasmania, a scenic coastal drive takes is to this historical and picturesque coastal village. Jutting out into Bass Strait we visit ‘The Nut’, and take a breathtaking chairlift ride to the top where we explore the plateau and soak up the incredible views. After a leisurely lunch we head back to Wynyard for our short flight onwards to Hobart. The impressive MACq 01 hotel is our base for the next three nights. We’re welcomed with drinks and canapes prior to dinner at Mures Upper Deck near the hotel.
We have the chance this morning to visit the bustling Salamanca Market or take a historic walking tour, followed by a gourmet lunch. The afternoon also offers a choice, including a visit to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). 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. Alternatively, we may choose to visit the Nolan Gallery, which features works from Tasmanian artists, and Mawson’s Huts, faithful, full-sized replicas of the huts at Cape Denison used by Australia’s most famous Antarctic explorer and his expeditioners.
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 experience 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.
This morning we have the opportunity to rise early and attend the Anzac Day dawn service at the nearby Hobart Cenotaph before re-joining our private jet. 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 head straight to the southern hemisphere’s tallest lighthouse at Cape Wickham, followed by lunch at Cape Wickham Golf Course. After lunch, we set forth on our hunt for the island’s famous cheese and beef, and then later check in to our accommodation, Boomerang by the Sea or King Island Hotel.
From one splendid island to the next. It’s back aboard our private jet 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. We then check in to Aurora Ozone Hotel 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. We reconvene at our hotel’s restaurant tonight for our last dinner as a group, an authentic local meal celebrating our time on the island.
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 jet for the flight to Sydney. We say goodbye, feeling refreshed and looking forward to the next adventure.