As far from ordinary as you can possibly travel. Perfect for those who believe the only way to experience a destination is by immersing themselves in local food and passionate people. This exclusively designed itinerary takes food lovers on a journey across South-Eastern Australia by private jet. From paddock to plate, fine dining and everything in between you'll be treated to amazing experiences in some unique and remote locations.
Day 1: Sydney Welcome to Sydney! You will be transferred by private vehicle to the iconic Park Hyatt, where you will be met by your Alquemie Host. Spend time soaking up the views before the evenings activities.Your journey begins with a stunning and unique dining experience on the edge of Sydney’s iconic harbour with unparalleled views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a special welcome to country ceremony by local Aboriginal Elders followed by sunset drinks and canapés. Afterwards indulge in a tailored & interactive dinner experience that showcases some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer.Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney
Day 2: Sydney - Hawkesbury Today explore Sydney from all angles; by land, air and water. Discover the highlights of our picturesque harbour city before a scenic seaplane flight to lunch at the renowned Cottage Point Inn, a ‘truly magnificent spot in Australia to showcase the beauty of nature through food’. Savour a 7 course tasting menu with matched wines whilst enjoying the peaceful water views. Following lunch and your return seaplane to Rose Bay, sit back and relax in absolute style aboard a 57 foot Beneteau sailing yacht for a 3 hour sunset charter around the harbour with light canapés to enjoy.Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney
Day 3: WILDfest, Southern Highlands Just as glamping redefined camping, WILDfest is re-imagining wilderness experiences with a variety of activities to reconnect you with nature. For the next three days, this pop up wilderness festival with like-minded travelers in the Southern Highlands will immerse you in nature with a little luxury and a lot of great food woven through. Enjoy a fresh paddock-to-plate lunch before choosing an activity to suit such as an escarpment walk or the newest trend of forest bathing. This evening enjoy WILDfest’s signature event of lively entertainment and a 7 course feast all in a wonderland setting.Accommodation: WILDfest Glamping
Day 4: WILDfest, Southern Highlands Begin the day immersed in nature with an outdoor Tai Chi class. After a breakfast of freshly baked foods your day will involve a mix of action, relaxation and gastronomic delights. Try mountain biking along easy bush trails to get your pulse going, then relax with a Bush Spa Treatment in a natural setting by the river. Afterwards you’ll be spoilt with a curated Alquemie lunch at a private chef’s table with a wine maker. By night you’ll dine under the stars at a Gourmet Fire Feast.Accommodation: WILDfest Glamping
Day 5: Southern Highlands - Mornington Peninsula Start the day with bush yoga. Following breakfast, explore a unique sunken forest by canoe while indulging your taste buds with wild native canapes and local award-winning cold climate wines. Afterwards enjoy a special wildlife encounter at a private property. In the late afternoon your air adventure begins with a scenic flight by private jet from the Southern Highlands to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Settle in at Jackalope before a shared tasting menu in the Private Dining Room.Accommodation: Jackalope
Day 6: Mornington Peninsula The Mornington Peninsula has long been a favourite destination for Melbourne locals for its premium wine, fresh local produce and stunning coastal scenery. Over the course of the day you’ll meander through seaside villages by bike, discover the historic national park of Point Nepean, try your hand at a gourmet cooking class, and explore local family cider houses and boutique wineries. Dinner will be a 5 course seasonal tasting menu with matched wines at the hatted restaurant, Doot Doot Doot.Accommodation: Jackalope
Day 7: The Grampians This morning enjoy breakfast and a guided nature hike before boarding your charter flight to the Grampians National Park and renowned foodie hotel, the Royal Mail. Here you will go behind the scenes and meet the people with a true passion for food and wine. Tour the extensive cellar with over 28,000 bottles and wander through Australia’s largest restaurant kitchen garden. This evening taste all that you have seen! An 8 course degustation awaits at Two Hatted restaurant, Wickens. A true paddock to plate ethos, up to 80% of the produce showcased on the menu grows onsite and is harvested daily.Accommodation: Royal Mail Hotel
Day 8: Coonawarra - Mayura Station - King Island Incorporating three iconic Australian experiences by private jet, today is unique. Land amongst the vines of the Coonawarra in South Australia for a behind the scenes tour of Wynns Estate before slipping into a lab coat to try your hand at wine making. Next stop, the multi award winning Mayura Station in Millicent. Owner Scott deBruin purchased their first live full-blood Wagyu cattle from Japan in 1998 with a vision of producing premium quality Wagyu beef. Enjoy a 4 course lunch showcasing the diversity of this premium beef product. Each course is matched with a museum release Coonawarra fine wine. To top it all off a low-level scenic flight over the iconic 12 Apostles takes you onwards to King Island.Accommodation: King Island Beach House
Day 9: King Island King Island, midway between the mainland and Tasmania and off-the-beaten tourist path is renowned for its produce which is sought by the world’s top chefs. Succulent beef, rich gourmet cheese and crayfish plucked from the Island’s crystal clear waters are but three of the delicacies you can enjoy on your visit. Bring your sense of adventure and spend the day discovering the island via 4WD with a King Island local. You’ll drive along the waters-edge and climb over pinnacle sand dunes to explore picturesque bays all whilst learning about the region’s fascinating flora & fauna. Savour a five course Ocean to Table lunch at Wild Harvest restaurant show casing the abundance of food on the island.Accommodation: King Island Beach House
Day 10: Flinders Island Today you’ll fly to another remote Australian island that is the one of Australia’s best kept secrets – an untamed land of untold beauty. You’ll explore this rugged island by land and sea - an awe-inspiring world of sparkling beaches, rugged ranges, abundant wildlife and clear sapphire waters. When it comes to eating you’ll be spoilt for choice from the rich bounty of fresh food such as abalone, giant crayfish or plump lamb to the exquisite wines grown in this pristine environment.Accommodation: Furneaux Tavern
Day 11: Freycinet (Tasmania) Fly from Flinders Island over the spectacular east coast of Tasmania. Today you’ll arrive at Saffire Freycient set amidst the backdrop of the Hazards Ranges. Included in your stay at this Luxury Lodge of Australia are a broad range of activities that are designed to engage and connect you with this stunning location. You may wish to learn the secrets of bee keeping, feed a Tasmanian Devil, visit an oyster farm or simply take a walk to a lookout. There are many more options to choose from.Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
Day 12: Freycinet (Tasmania) Discover the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay on a picturesque boat journey aboard Saffire. Let your guide and skipper take you back in time as you discover the history of Freycinet Peninsula while taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that surrounds you. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back into Great Oyster Bay whilst passing pristine white sandy beaches that are dotted around the Freycinet coastline.Accommodation: Saffire Freycinet
Day 13: Maria Island - Hobart Spend the morning soaking in the luxury of Saffire and the views from your suite over Great Oyster Bay. A scenic flight takes you to Hobart via a lunch stop and walk at the stunning Maria Island, known as the ‘Noah’s Ark of Australia’ for its abundance and variety of wildlife. This evening will be at your leisure to discover Hobart. Your host will be happy to make recommendations and bookings for dinner suited to your tastes.Accommodation: MACq 01
Day 14: Hobart Today you’ll be immersed in something uniquely Tasmanian, MONA, the quirky Museum of Old and New Art. After exploring the museum with an Art Concierge you’ll take part in a ‘Cut Crystal’ intimate wine tasting experience at Morilla-Tasmania’s second oldest winery -with one of the resident ‘wine dorks’. Afterwards go behind the curtains to view some of MONA owner David Walsh’s unseen collectionsbefore a cocktail and canapes. For the culmination of your day you’ll enjoy a bespoke food & wine experience created by Mona head chef Vince Trim and priority access to some the new Pharos wing’s art rides – “Unseen seen and Weight of Darkness”.Accommodation: MACq 01
Day 14: Depart Hobart After breakfast, departure transfers will take you to the airport for your onward or return journey.
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