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
- 2 May 2021
- 6 Aug 2021
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 Leeuwin 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. Donning a pair of waders, head out to sample the fresh fruits of the sea, suitably complemented with champagne.
A Business Class Journey by Private Jet
Step aboard our privately chartered, business class BAE-146 jet as we make our way around the country. Normally seating 46, only 35 Captain's Choice guests will take in four distinct and far-off regions in seven days, with such ease and comfort.
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 Claudia Lee
Sydney, Uluru, Exmouth
As Your Tour Manager, Jo Taylor Welcomes You On This Journey
Tour Doctor - Dr Claudia Lee
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, our indigenous guide explains the stories and significance behind the art within the Maruku Cave area. All proceeds from our lunch today help to support the local Anangu community. Rejoining our private jet, we 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 Shot Hole Canyon, Charles Knife Gorge and Osprey 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 where the Margaret River meets the Indian Ocean, stopping for lunch at the famous Arimia Estate. Alternatively, head north and take in the lighthouse precinct, overlooking the Indian Ocean. This evening, we settle in for dinner at the celebrated Leeuwin Estate.
We rejoin our private jet for our flight across the Nullabor Plain to Port Lincoln, jewel of the Eyre Peninsula. After a cruise of the harbour, we satisfy our thirst at a local brewery. A relaxing walk this afternoon sees us taking in the sights of Australia’s seafood capital. Retreating to the Line & Label Restaurant, we savour a selection of the peninsula’s freshest produce while looking out over the glorious vineyard of Peter Teakle Wines.
Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay
Drink in the view while working your through the wine list at Boston Bay Wines. Put yourself in the talented hands of the resident chef as he serves up his signature dish, among other regionally inspired specials. At Coffin Bay Oyster Farm, enjoy a glass of champagne while sampling oysters picked and shucked fresh from the sea. 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.