Whale Sharks & Wines of the West by Private Jet
A journey overview
- Ningaloo Reef
- Margaret River
- Port Lincoln
- Coffin Bay
7 Days By Private Jet
- 21 Mar 2022 New release
- 14 May 2022 New release
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Mantarays Ningaloo Resort, Exmouth
Like a mirage, Mantarays Ningaloo Resort occupies pride of place on Exmouth Marina, embellished by a bed of waterlilies. Inspired by the natural surroundings, the resort serves as the gateway to our Ningaloo experience.
Cape Lodge, Yallingup
Situated on three acres, featuring expansive lawns and a private lake, this delightful country-style lodge proves an idyllic retreat from which to complement our Margaret River explorations. Rooms feature views of either the lodge’s picturesque gardens or its tranquil lake.
Port Lincoln Hotel
Boasting views of Boston Bay, private balconies provide an opportunity to unwind on the final leg of our journey. Sarin’s Restaurant, meanwhile, offers up the finest in locally, freshly caught seafood.
Tour Manager - Jo Taylor
Tour Doctor - Dr Jo-Anne Grey
Sydney, Uluru, Exmouth
6 August 2021: As Your Tour Manager, Jo Taylor Welcomes You On This Journey
6 August 2021: 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 the heart of Australia. 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 will share stories of this unique landscape and explain the Indigenous connection between art, culture and country. After lunch, we rejoin our private jet and soar to the western extreme of the country, disembarking in Exmouth and making 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.
Busselton, Margaret River
Flying due south, we make for Busselton. Here, we board its famous solar-powered train and traverse the length of the world’s most extensive wooden pier. We’re then guided through the local underwater observatory, encountering hundreds of marine species. The promise of award-winning wine then calls us to Margaret River; a rendezvous with Aravina Estate’s winemaker proving the perfect set up for tomorrow’s full-day discovery of this celebrated epicurean playground. This evening, we dine and rest at Cape Lodge, a luxurious retreat tucked away in lush grounds.
A selection of Your World experiences today provides a glimpse into one of three distinct parts of this renowned 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 the suspended deck before a visit to nearby Boranup Forest and Gallery. Alternatively, head north and take in the lighthouse precinct, overlooking the Indian Ocean. This evening, we settle in for dinner at the celebrated Vasse Felix Estate.
We rejoin our private jet for our flight across the Nullarbor Plain to Port Lincoln, jewel of the Eyre Peninsula. First, we embark on a cruise of the world’s biggest harbour, exploring this beautiful region and viewing a colony of endangered Australian Sea Lions, all while savouring fresh seafood – mussels, prawns and tuna – and enjoying local wines. Dinner tonight is at Boston Bay Wines, beautifully beside the ocean.
Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay
This morning we drive to Coffin Bay, and join a cruise that takes us to the area’s famous oyster farms. Later, we visit Peter Teakle Wines for a vineyard tour and a tasting of their produce. Back in Port Lincoln, recount your favourite memories from our journey with new-found friends at a Farewell Dinner at our hotel.
Reflect upon our remarkable time in four of Australia’s most stunning and diverse regions as the final leg of our private jet journey returns us safely to Sydney.