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Whale Sharks & Wines of the West by Private Jet

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Sydney
  • Port Lincoln
  • Coffin Bay
  • Margaret River
  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Uluru
  • Sydney

7 Days By Private Jet
  • Departing:
  • 13 Aug 2022 Selling Fast

What better way to reignite our passion for travel than by taking to the skies aboard a private jet. With just 35 guests, we explore four regions in a single week – from the ancient wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the pristine beaches of the Ningaloo Coast. The epicurean delights of Margaret River and Port Lincoln are an added pleasure.

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Oysters
Oyster Farm

Savour A Dining Experience Like No Other in Coffin Bay

From our base in the country’s seafood capital, we traverse the Lower Eyre Peninsula to arrive at Coffin Bay Oyster Farm. Enjoy a glass of champagne while sampling oysters picked and shucked fresh from the sea.

Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission

Vineyard
Vineyard

Spoilt For Choice in the Iconic Margaret River Wine Region

Indulge your senses in Margaret River, as you sample the region’s decadent morsels and gifts from the vine. At Vasse Felix Estate, an exceptional dining experience awaits us in a delightfully serene setting.

Swimming with whale sharks
Windcheetah Catamaran

Encounter Marine Marvels in Ningaloo’s Pristine Waters

From Exmouth, climb aboard the luxurious Windcheetah catamaran and cruise to Ningaloo Reef. Bask in the experience of snorkelling with whale sharks, manta rays, and a host of other tropical marine life.

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Uluru

Witness Maruku Cave Art at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Learn the stories and significance behind traditional and contemporary Anangu art and culture. Our Indigenous guide leads us in a study of Maruku, explaining the relationship between art, culture and a connection to the land.

Photo: Nicholas Kavo

Accommodation


This journey touches remote parts of Australia.
While we always select the best available accommodation, some properties may not be to the same standard as city accommodation.

Itinerary

Tour Manager - Gordon Higman

Tour Doctor - Dr Jo-Anne Grey

As Your Tour Manager, Gordon Higman Welcomes You On This Journey

Your Accompanying Tour Doctor For This Journey Is Dr Jo Grey


Boarding our privately chartered, business class jet at Sydney Airport, we settle in for our journey to Port Lincoln, the jewel of the Eyre Peninsula. Embarking on a cruise, we take in views of this beautiful region while keeping watch for a local colony of endangered Australian Sea Lions. Our harbour voyage is complemented with tastings of fresh seafood, including mussels, prawns and tuna, accompanied by local wines. This evening, we dine at Port Lincoln Hotel, where we stay for two nights. 

A traverse of the Eyre Peninsula brings us to Coffin Bay. From here, we join a cruise to the area’s famous oyster farms. Our hunger is soon satiated with a lunch of these tasty morsels at 1802 Oyster Bar. At Coffin Bay National Park, we are welcomed by stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. On our return to Port Lincoln, we stop in to visit the koalas at Mikkira Station. This evening, we dine at one of the region’s renowned wineries. 

The promise of award-winning wine calls us to Margaret River. Our private jet takes us over the Great Australian Bight and soon delivers us to the acclaimed wine region. A rendezvous with Aravina Estate’s winemaker proves the perfect set up for tomorrow’s full-day discovery of this celebrated epicurean playground. This evening, we settle in for dinner at Vasse Felix Estate and retire to Cape Lodge, a luxurious retreat tucked away on lush grounds. 

Each of today’s Your World experiences provides a glimpse into one of three distinct parts of this gourmet region. Choose to go behind the scenes at Cape Mentelle Winery, savouring a wine tasting and food pairing in the barrel room of the renowned producer. You may prefer to travel down Caves Road to view Lake Cave from its suspended deck, before visiting Voyager Estate’s elegant gardens. Alternatively, head north and take in the lighthouse precinct, overlooking the Indian Ocean. This evening, we return to Cape Lodge to dine and rest.  

This morning, we make the short journey to Busselton. Here, we board its famous solar-powered train and traverse the Southern Hemisphere’s longest wooden pier. We’re then guided through the local underwater observatory, encountering hundreds of marine species. Rejoining our private jet, we fly due north, our destination Exmouth. Here, we make ourselves comfortable at Mantarays Ningaloo Resort. 

This morning, we join our 60-foot catamaran and sail to Ningaloo Reef, where just a few metres separates the shore from a spectacular underwater world of tropical fish and coral. Get up close to the whale sharks that frequent the area; only a very small number of people ever have the chance to swim with the ocean’s biggest fish. You may prefer to snorkel the reef or venture out on stand-up paddle boards or kayaks. Alternatively, set off on an all-day safari, discovering the icons of Cape Range National Park, including Charles Knife Gorge, Yardie Creek and Turquoise Bay. 

From the western extreme of the country, we head for its heart. On arrival at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, we take a short walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru, accompanied by a local Anangu guide. Our guide shares stories of this unique landscape and explains the Indigenous connection between art, culture and country. After a champagne toast overlooking this phenomenal landmark, we rejoin our private jet and soar over the vast landscapes of the Outback. As we return to Sydney, reflect upon our extraordinary time in four of Australia’s most stunning and diverse regions. 

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