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Flinders Ranges | Clare Valley | Barossa Valley | Coonawarra
Every day is a new discovery, every meal a distinct gastronomic adventure on this delicious 4 day getaway. Link the best of South Australia's gourmet regions - the Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley and Coonawarra with your very own private aircraft. From local game and indigenous produce in the Flinders Ranges to Mayura Station in Coonawarra - Australia's premiere producer of Wagyu Beef - you're sure to taste some of the finest produce in South Australia. You will stay in handpicked unique and inspiring hotels, camps and lodges that enhance your surroundings even further, with no compromise on comfort. This truly all inclusive package will assure you that here’s nothing to do but sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure!
If there is no departure date suits you, please contact us to arrange your private charter tour. A date of your choice is available for groups of 6 or more people. Subject to availability.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise. Farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, from native forests, alpine lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys, you return and relax at the luxury 5 star accommodation Fiordland lodge and luxury boutique cruise by night. You'll be serviced with New Zealand's fine food and wine focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.
Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features four world class tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track, and Routeburn Track.
Not only is the landscape phenomenal, the natural wildlife here is abundant too. Seals, dolphins and penguins can all be spotted from above the water on your luxurious 5-star Milford Sound overnight cruise, while rare black coral, lobsters and schools of fish can be viewed as the boat's HD ROV (high definition remotely operated vehicle) delves deep into the sea.
Spend three nights at luxury boutique lodge - Fiordland Lodge. And last night onboard a luxurious 5-star boat featuring an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, it's sure to offer you a unique luxury boutique-cruising experience in Milford Sound.
Combining the best New Zealand walking experience with acclaimed Fiordland lodge and luxury Milford Sound overnight cruise, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the walk is the ultimate in luxury in Fiordland.
Departs daily on request
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 6 day luxury cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breath-taking natural scenery. 200 km of easy coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.
Delight in the great outdoors as you glide along scenic trails admiring views of the Pacific Ocean, winding rivers, orchards, vineyards and mountains. Hawkes Bay is often referred to as "The fruit bowl of New Zealand" thanks to a rich supply of local produce. During this tour, there will be numerous opportunities to visit wineries, charming local cafés, gourmet produce shops and restaurants. You will experience the very best of the region while learning of its Māori heritage and fascinating history. This exhilarating journey is complemented by a rest day in which a guided tour by car to explore nearby attractions will be curated to suit your interests.
At the end of each day, rest at handpicked luxury boutique lodges, including Breckenridge Lodge and Greenhill Lodge (or The Manse). Breckenridge Lodge is a unique gourmet retreat renowned for its exceptional organic cuisine. Greenhill Lodge exudes a serene 'country homestead' ambience and offers farm-to-table fine dining.
This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation, five breakfasts and four gourmet dinners, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.
Balance exertion with indulgence on this thoroughly enjoyable journey into the food and wine of Hawkes Bay. By day, immerse in incredible coastal landscapes and charming country villages before setting in each evening for a sumptuous fine dining experience.
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Discover the North Island's beautiful East Coast on a 4 day cycling adventure. Hawkes Bay is renowned throughout the world for its fine wine, local produce and breathtaking natural scenery. 200 km of easy coastal terrain and a temperate climate make Hawke's Bay Trails one of New Zealand's most popular year-round cycling destinations.
This tour includes all self-guided cycling and exploring on the Hawke's Bay Trails, luxury boutique accommodation with breakfast and dinner, all activities and equipment and airport transfers. The experience begins at Hawke's Bay airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Napier for your first overnight stay.
Discover one of the world's best adventure town on this thrilling 3-day adventure in style, packed with bests hikes in Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park. With two nights spent at the luxurious Mahu Whenua, you'll wake up with some of the most iconic and dramatic natural alpine scenery in New Zealand and will surely agree this is the Ultimate Luxury Wanaka Adventure!
You'll be picked up from Queenstown, then wind your way up and over the Crown Range, which is the highest main road in New Zealand and reaches an altitude of 1,121 metres. Venture into Rob Roy Valley, the jewel of Mt Aspiring National Park and take on this graded 'moderate' 10 km return hike, to be rewarded with swing bridge, waterfalls, rain forest, crystal clear mountain streams and glaciers. Day 2 is 7 kim Diamond Lake hike up to the top of Rocky Mountain for wonderful panoramic views over Lake Wanaka and the Matukituki River. Day 3 is a self guided walk exploring “healing the land”, over 55,000 hectares of majestic beauty - towering mountains, lush green valleys, native bush, forests and meandering rivers.
You will have two nights at luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua enjoying total privacy and exquisite food and wine.
Combining the best of Wanaka adventures with glamping and luxurious The Ridgeline Homestead at Mahu Whenua, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, this is a thoughtfully crafted luxury adventure of a lifetime.
Departing from Auckland, you will explore some of the highlights of Coromandel on foot and enjoy culinary experiences during the tour. Walk one of the finest remaining Kauri groves in North Island, feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches while marvelling Waihi Beach, summit Wairere Falls and enjoy a 'paddock-to-plate' food experience at a local award-winning bistro. Led by a local guide and accompanied by a small group with a maximum of 8 people, you'll experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula in comfort over three incredible days.
White sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush valleys, laid-back vibe and endless charisma, the Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its natural beauty and is an ideal place to escape. Travelling in a luxury van, you will enjoy easy to moderate graded day walks over three days. Venture into a spectacular grove of Kauri trees on Day 1. These Kauris have been protected since before the turn of the century and are truly magnificent. On Day 2, walk from secluded Homunga Bay through dense pohutukawa forest and arrive at white sand Waihi Beach, a bustling and authentic Kiwi beach to relax and unwind. On the final day, you'll weave your way through moss covered rocks and tree roots, and climb to the top of Wairere Falls, where you will be rewarded with the spectacular views of the water plunging 153 metres, making it the highest waterfall on the North Island.
The tour also includes some unique gastronomic experiences such as sampling velvety gelato made from full-cream jersey cow milk fed on lush local pastures, and visiting a local fifth-generation, family owned and operated winery for award-winning wine tasting.
The walk is fully catered. You will stay at a country style boutique lodge tucked away in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley where you can also relax in the hot tub or take a swim in the nearby river. Then enjoy a gourmet three-course meal every night matched with New Zealand wine or beer.
This is a fully guided and all inclusive walking tour. Guided by experienced local guides, you'll walk 3 - 5 hours each day. With our hiking support, you'll only need to carry a day pack giving you more time to immerse yourself in the magnificent natural beauty.
Three days and three beautiful and diverse guided walks for your soul. A relaxing getaway with everything nature has to offer. Words like unspoiled and paradise will spring to mind at the end of the walking holiday.
*** We also offer complimentary pickup and dropoff Hamilton for this tour.
Enjoy three days of glorious cycling, explore the best sections of Tasman's Great Taste Trail, and stay at the prestigious Edenhouse in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson. This is the ultimate combination of relaxation and adventure.
Tasman's Great Taste Trail is a network of cycleways along a sparkling coast, looping through the Tasman region's picturesque countryside dotted with galleries, vineyards and restaurants. The trail is part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail network, one of 22 New Zealand's Great Rides. You will ride on the trail to enjoy postcard-perfect views.
At the end of your daily cycling adventure, return to Edenhouse - the finest boutique hotel you will encounter, situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens and is perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island. Here, you will enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés, 3-course dinners prepared from fresh local produce, and fine local award-winning wines that will delight your palette.
The tour is fully supported with a supporting vehicle/guide for the entire tour. Bike hire, helmet, pannier day bag, and water bottle and lunches are included. You only need to carry a daypack.
Combining the best New Zealand cycling experience with acclaimed Edenhouse accommodation, and fine food and wine, this is the ultimate luxury cycling adventure on the Tasman's Great Taste Trail.
Departure every day on request. 17 Dec - 28 Feb peak holiday season rate applies and extra cost $300pp.
The 7-day Cape to Cape Ultimate Luxury Walk 7D6N offers you the opportunity to walk on the best sections of the Cape to Cape Track while staying at luxurious boutique accommodation and indulging in gourmet food and wine the Magaret River region has to offer. This luxury walk features an exclusive 7 course lunch with wine matches at Leeuwin Estate, a dinner at Lamont's, and private chef in-villa dinner showcasing local produce.
Your trip starts from Perth and you'll stay at COMO The Treasury, occupying the 19th-century State Buildings. Then enjoy a private transfer to Margaret River where you will embark on walking the Cape to Cape Track for 5 days.
The Cape to Cape track is located in Australia's South-West, in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The track covers 135km of coast line from Cape Naturaliste (near Yallingup) in the North, to Cape Leeuwin (near Augusta) in the South. Located within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the track winds along pristine beaches and dramatic coastal cliffs, as well as through coastal bush that comes alive with wildflowers in the Spring. The magnificent karri trees of Boranup forest provide a great contrast, and Cape Leeuwin, which is also the meeting point of two oceans - the Indian and Southern - provides a unique terminus to the track.
The terrain is a combination of white sand, limestone cliffs, granite rock, old 4WD tracks, sealed paths and bushy track. The sections of the Cape to Cape track used for the tour are rated as moderate, with a couple of easier sections around Sugarloaf Rock and Boranup forest providing a breather.
For the nature lover, there is no shortage of wildlife and plant variety on the Cape to Cape track. The area is a world biodiversity hotspot, with approximately 80% of the plant life found nowhere else in the world. There are magnificent wildflowers along the track in Spring and an abundance of birdlife year round. Dolphins are regularly seen playing in the waves, and whales cruise the ocean alongside the track from June to December. Kangaroos and emus are not uncommon, and the impressive Southern Heath Monitor lizard is occasionally seen (or heard) rummaging in the bushes.
This luxury walking tour allows plenty of time for relaxation at your 5 star boutique accommodation, a beachfront resort at Smiths Beach, a country estate, and a forest retreat. Exclusive dinners at Lamont's, Cape Lodge Lakeside Restaurant, gourmet platter, an in-villa private chef dinner and 7 course degustation lunch with matching wine at Leeuwin Estate.
Your tour includes 6 nights’ twin share 5 star accommodation, all meals, 5-day guided walks, all trail transfers, ‘Ultimate Leeuwin Degustation Experience’, and private return transfers to/from Perth. The ideal experience for the intrepid food and wine enthusiast wishing to explore the natural surroundings of one of Australia’s most well regarded wine regions, the Cape to Cape taster walk offers an exhilarating yet relaxing introduction to this remarkable coastline.
Indulge in the ultimate luxury island getaway, with 4-nights at one of the Great Barrier Reef's top island resorts: Orpheus Island Lodge. This all-inclusive, private island lodge is the perfect honeymoon or romantic escape, offering a unique gourmet food and wine experience, and an unmissable combination of sun, seclusion and luxury that will stay with you for years to come.
Departing from Townsville, journey 30mins via helicopter over the turquoise, coral-studded sea to Orpheus Island, where you will check into one of just 14 deluxe rooms, suites and villas. Breathe in the sea air and feel the stress of everyday life fade away as you stare out over the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Enjoy Orpheus' luxury amenities including pristine beaches and pools, a Gwandalan Day Spa, and an assortment of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, dinghies and more. Make the most of daily included experiences such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, cruising and more.
Indulge in some of Australia's best food and wine with all gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner included). On arrival, meet with Orpheus' Executive Chef to discuss your taste preferences and dietary requirements to create your own culinary journey. Sample the freshest seasonal produce sourced from the Island’s own vegetable garden and from surrounding regions. Far North Queensland’s freshest seafood is caught fresh for you every day. Wash it all down with complimentary selected Australian wines and beers.
Escape to tropical paradise with this incredible 4-night getaway to Orpheus Island Lodge. Nowhere else can you enjoy Australia’s finest food and wine in your very own pristine slice of the Great Barrier Reef.
Departs daily on request. Package is not available from 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded island hideaway accommodating just 28 indulged guests at any one time. Access is via a 30 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or 90 minute helicopter flight from Cairns. Easily accessible from Townsville Airport, enjoy a 30 minute helicopter transfer over the picturesque coral-studded sea to Orpheus! The package includes return helicopter transfers between Townsville and Orpheus Island. Please contact us for the scheduled heli transfer schedule. Private helicopter transfers is available ex Townsville and Cairns at additional cost.
The Grampians Peaks Trail walk is a private guided walk which combines a world-class walking experience with luxury accommodation and fine food experiences. This 4-day-3-night walk provides an intimate and life-time experience exploring dramatic peaks, panoramic views and ancient rugged landscapes through the majestic Grampians National Park.
Rising dramatically from the surrounding Western Plains, the Grampians is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife. Craggy peaks, expansive views and a vibrant landscape await the intrepid walker along the Grampians Peaks Trail.
Over 4 days, you will walk some sections of the Grampians Peaks Trail. You will experience amazing walks including Mount William Summit, Sundial Peak, Mount Rosea, Grand Canyon and The Pinnacle. Marvel at towering peaks, expansive views and the sheer majesty of this ancient landscape.
Moderate fitness is required for this walk, with some sections requiring stamina while other parts are relatively easy. The walk is private guided and fully supported. You only need to carry a daypack.
Your 3 nights accommodation at Meringa Springs and Royal Mail Hotel, in some of the finest accommodation in the Grampians features a king-size bed, exclusive valley and mountain views and fine cuisine reflecting the local fresh produce. Here, take in the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, the scenery of the Grampians has inspired writers, artists and film makers for decades.
Your tour includes 4-days hiking along the Grampians Peaks Trail, 3 nights' accommodation, fine cuisine each night and return group transfer from/to Melbourne.
Take time to discover the striking beauty of this incredible Australian native landscape on this luxury walk. This challenging yet rewarding adventure in a magical wilderness will restore your mind, body and soul.
Group of 2: $3,200pp, twin share
Group of 4 or more people: $2,700pp, twin share
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