Southern Ocean to Top End by Private Jet
7 Days Fully Escorted Tour from Melbourne to Darwin
From $6,695 per person
Soar above Australia's most iconic landscapes with APT's new Private Jet Air Tours. From regional centres to the most remote outposts, you will reach the otherwise inaccessible, enjoying a combination of luxury and convenience with a touch of the unknown. Spending less time in airports or travelling vast distances by road, you will arrive at your next destination with more time to explore. Discover the vibrant, multi-hued outback oasis of Lake Eyre, relish the many gourmet delights of Kangaroo Island, absorb timeless landscapes and ancient culture at Uluru, and cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine on this epic tour.
- Travel aboard a private jet, escorted by an APT Tour Director
- Six nights in luxury accommodation including Sails in the Desert at Uluru
- Locally inspired dining – a total of 13 meals (6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners)
- All touring as per itinerary
- Return airport transfers
- Enjoy scenic flying with aerial views of the Great Ocean Road, Southern Ocean, Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre, Uluru, Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park
- Learn about the protection of native animals at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
- Discover the magnificence of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges from both the ground and the air
- Stay at Sails in the Desert, in the shadow of Uluru and see the incredible Field of Light Show
- Experience the splendour of Uluru at both sunset and sunrise and see Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
10 Jun 21 | 26 Jul 21
From $6,695 per person twin share
Subject to availability
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island
Board your private plane this morning for your flight to Kangaroo Island, tracking along the Great Ocean Road and the Southern Ocean. Upon arrival discover this island paradise, home to an incredible array of native wildlife and pristine beaches. Learn about conservation efforts at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and visit the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Later enjoy a scenic tour of the island, including a visit to Seal Bay where a boardwalk leads you into the heart of an Australian sea lion colony.
Stay: Kangaroo Island, Aurora Ozone Hotel
Daily: Lunch, Dinner
Kangaroo Island to Port Augusta & Wilpena Pound
After a leisurely breakfast you’ll farewell Kangaroo Island, boarding your private plane and flying along the Spencer Gulf to the tuna-fishing town of Port Augusta. Here set off on a guided tour including a visit to the Wadlata Outback Centre to discover more about the history and ecology of this region. This afternoon, journey by road to the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, travelling through classic Outback landscapes. Arrive into the scenic wonder of Wilpena Pound, a natural rock amphitheatre cradled within two mountain ranges.
Stay: Two nights, Wilpena Pound, Wilpena Pound Resort
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner
This morning, set out on a walk to explore the incredible natural surrounds of Wilpena Pound. Look out for native wildlife as you wander among red river gums and native pines that grow throughout this spectacular 800 million-year-old landscape. At the geological site of Brachina Gorge, keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby as you traverse this quartzite-ridged gorge, which was once used as a thoroughfare for bullock teams to pull their loads. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking off on an optional scenic flight to see the region from the air.
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wilpena Pound to Uluru
Today you’ll journey back to Port Augusta to re-board your private plane. Today’s flight to Uluru will be via the ‘scenic route’ with bird’s-eye views of Wilpena Pound, the Marree Man, Lake Eyre, and of course around Uluru itself. Your high-winged aircraft and amenable Captain will ensure everyone on board gets to enjoy the spectacular sights. After landing transfer to your luxury resort hotel, and this evening enjoy the incredible sight of the iconic landscape at sunset.
Stay: Two Nights, Ayers Rock, Sails in the Desert
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner
At sunrise, experience the early morning glow of the Field of Light art installation. Later on, venture deeper into Kata Tjuta National Park, seeing Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and also visiting the Cultural Centre with time to wander through the exhibitions on show to learn more about Anangu culture and the park’s natural environment. This evening there is an option to indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars.
Ayers Rock to Alice Springs
Perhaps rise early again to see another stunning sunrise over Uluru. After breakfast, you’ll board the private plane for your flight to Alice Springs, with stunning aerial vistas of Kings Canyon and the surrounding Watarrka National Park. Arrive into ‘The Alice’ where you’ll set off on a guided tour that will include visits to Simpsons Gap and the Royal Flying Doctor Base. This evening enjoy a special Outback Bush BBQ dinner and show.
Stay: Alice Springs, DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner
Alice Springs, Katherine to Darwin
This morning enjoy a special breakfast experience at the Alice Springs Desert Park, surrounded by the majestic Red Centre landscapes. Afterwards, board your private plane for your flight to Katherine, which will include an aerial observation of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge). Then set off on a brief town tour before boarding a boat to cruise through Nitmiluk and marvel at the network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone.
Reboard the aircraft for the final leg to Darwin, with spectacular aerial views of Kakadu National Park along the way. Your tour ends on arrival in Darwin