Soar across the South Pacific by private jet, discovering iconic sites, ancient cultures, and natural wonders across New Zealand, Australia, and Polynesia—from the Milford Sound and sacred Uluru to the vibrant cities of Christchurch and Adelaide, to the far-flung isles and reefs of the Cook Islands and Fiji.  

Starting at: $149,950 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
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Wonders of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific by Private Jet

23 days from $149,950

Soar across the South Pacific by private jet, discovering iconic sites, ancient cultures, and natural wonders across New Zealand, Australia, and Polynesia—from the Milford Sound and sacred Uluru to the vibrant cities of Christchurch and Adelaide, to the far-flung isles and reefs of the Cook Islands and Fiji.  

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Accommodations

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Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection

Kamuela, Hawaii, United States

Set on the dramatic Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani’s secluded beaches, coral reefs and ancient fishponds set the stage for your island experiences. With an air of understated elegance, the property features luxuriously furnished private cabanas, pond and ocean views, and natural décor that embodies the Hawaiian escape. Relax in a triumvirate of pools, each one offering its own personality. 

Number of nights: 1

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

The intimate Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers just 64 rooms, suites and villas in a prime beachfront location on the white sands of Muri Beach. Enjoy opportunities for dining and relaxation surrounded by the resort’s manicured gardens, or savor sunsets and tropical cocktails at the Barefoot Bar.

Number of nights: 2

Nautilus Resort

Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Cook Islands

Nautilus Resort is a tropical island oasis set against a stunning mountain backdrop that spills into a crystal-clear lagoon. Escape to one of only 17 eco-friendly, suite-style rooms or villas, each with a private plunge pool on the beach or tucked among lush gardens. Relax with a cocktail by the infinity pool, let yourself be pampered at the spa, and end the day with delicious dining at the resort restaurant. 

Number of nights: 2

The Mayfair Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch’s newest boutique hotel, The Mayfair brings a fresh take to modern luxury. Located next to Hagley Park, the hotel offers convenient access to the attractions of Christchurch. Enjoy abundant natural light and city views from floor-to-ceiling windows in the spacious and elegant guest rooms. The hotel’s dining options include a café, cocktail bar and high tea. 

Number of nights: 3

Hotel St. Moritz

Queenstown, New Zealand

Set against the stunning backdrop of The Remarkables mountain range and overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Hotel St Moritz reflects the idyllic nature of its surroundings. Elegantly furnished interiors are decorated with inspired works of art. Take in the tranquility of the mountain scenery from outdoor hot tubs, rejuvenate at the gym and sauna, or sample local wine varieties at the Lombardi Dining Room and Bar. 

Number of nights: 3



One&Only Wolgan Valley

Wolgan Valley, Australia

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape of the Greater Blue Mountains at One&Only Wolgan Valley, a luxury resort on a 2,800-hectare conservancy. After a day of exploration, retreat to your own villa sanctuary with a private pool and stunning views of the valley. The resort’s two restaurants and bar offer carefully curated, sustainable menus featuring the region’s finest seasonal ingredients. 

Number of nights: 2

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Luxurious amenities, modern décor and a relaxing ambience make the Shangri-La Sydney an ideal place to continue our exploration of Australia. This five-star hotel features plush beds and soundproofed windows for a tranquil atmosphere and uninterrupted views of the city skyline, the harbour and the Sydney Opera House. 

Number of nights: 1

Mount Lofty House

Crafers, Australia

Enjoy Mount Lofty House, a boutique hotel and historic property located in the Adelaide Hills. Explore the pristine grounds, including the nearby botanical garden, and dine on award-winning cuisine at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. 

Number of nights: 3

Sequoia Lodge

Crafers, Australia

The Sequoia Lodge is part of the newly constructed Sequoia Lodge on the Mount Lofty House property. Suites at the Sequoia Lodge offer sandstone fireplaces and breathtaking panoramic views of Piccadilly Valley with access to a private lounge.

Number of nights: 3

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Hobart, Australia

Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, the Henry Jones features a continuously changing collection of more than 500 original works of art. The distinctive five-star hotel on Hobart’s waterfront was once a jam factory, and each room is uniquely decorated. The hotel also offers exceptional food and wine service.

Number of nights: 1



Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Port Douglas, Australia

Set on nearly 10 acres, this resort features extensive gardens and water features, including a lagoon-style pool, pool with waterfalls, pool bar and direct beach access. Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities and private balconies or terraces. 

Number of nights: 2



Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Yaro, Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a wilderness island retreat set in a natural ocean lagoon surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. Resembling an ancient Fijian village, the resort’s authentic bures were designed to reflect the island’s traditional architecture and culture. When not exploring the pristine waters of the lagoon, relax and enjoy the resort’s amenities, which include an alfresco restaurant, two bars, a spa and gym. 

Number of nights: 3

Fairmont Orchid

Hawaii, United States

Inspired by the Hawaiian spirit of aloha, the Fairmont Orchid is a luxury resort and spa on the majestic Kohala Coast. Immerse yourself in a Big Island haven with 32 oceanfront acres of tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and a serene white-sand beach and lagoon. The resort’s amenities include the award-winning Spa Without Walls, a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool, world-class golf course, 10-court tennis pavilion and six restaurants.

Number of nights: 1

Activity Level

Activity Level 3:  Moderate / Active

Expectations: 

Our Wonders of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific by Private Jet itinerary is an active and ambitious program that will be taken at a moderate pace with many early morning departures and longer days so you can experience the best of these incredible destinations. When we depart each destination, we'll fly during the day to allow for rest and overnight accommodations in the finest hotels and resorts available along our route. This trip will travel great distances and experience frequent time zone changes, which can affect energy levels. You should be physically active and in good general health, especially prior to departure. This trip will include plenty of physical activities—including walking, hiking, and snorkeling—in addition to activities designed to offer cultural or historical context. Each excursion offered will entail a different level of physical expectation, with many that will require walks from one to three miles and last from two to three hours. If you wish to avoid these excursions, alternative choices may be available. All excursions will take place rain or shine and most of the destinations will be warm with strong sun. In more remote spots, expect to walk and hike along groomed trails, some that can have steep inclines and declines. There may be trails and pathways that can be uneven and sandy or rocky, with uneven steps, pebbles, mud, and exposed roots or that will be slippery and muddy if it has recently rained. Specific inoculations will be required to take part in this journey. Details on how to prepare for this trip and information on each day’s activities, including weather, packing suggestions, and “what to expect” will be included with your Pre-Tour documents. Countries on this itinerary are not immune to events that could require an itinerary change. Weather, political occurrences, and visits by dignitaries can require extra flexibility to accommodate the unexpected event or events.  

This Private Jet Journey is appropriate for: Travelers who are reasonably fit and healthy, enjoy days full of discovery and adventure, and are comfortable with many early mornings to see the most of these destinations. *As part of registering for this trip, all participants will need to be evaluated by their private physician to be sure the program and pacing is suitable for them.  

For travelers who do require a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, arrangements can be made for private touring at each destination, if necessary, at the discretion of tour staff. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the individual guest. 

The jet tour is operated by TCS World Travel. 

Covid-19 Protocols

The destinations on this journey are being thoroughly monitored now and will be throughout the trip via expert in-country consultants and partners, and with proprietary disease prevalence and trend data tools. If there is an increased risk visiting any of the countries, there is an ability to change the itinerary as needed, even while the trip is under way, which is one of the advantages of private jet travel. This program will also include a dedicated physician who will screen and monitor guests, staff, and flight crew health both prior to departure and throughout the trip. There will also be a daily monitoring of guests and staff as well as testing, as required by the destinations on the trip, and administered by the on-board physician. Additional cleaning and hygiene protocols will be in place. Hotel partners and in-country operations teams will ensure that hygiene standards and practices meet our elevated requirements. Personal hygiene kits expressly developed for this trip will be distributed to guests and refreshed throughout the journey. 

Aircraft

Airbus A321

An Airbus A321 will be utilized for our Wonders of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific by Private Jet and is configured to accommodate just 52 guests with a large and spacious cabin with 2 x 2 seating across a single-aisle and custom-made leather flatbed seats that offer a full flat 180-degree recline and a host of additional recline options for your ultimate comfort as you fly. Seats are equipped with individual power connections to recharge batteries for cameras or laptop computers, with standard U.S. outlet compatibility. There is an in-flight entertainment system to give you a variety of options for relaxation, and an onboard presentation system for when enrichment activities are offered. Your friendly and helpful cabin crew of seven are there to greet you at each destination and make the jet a home-away-from-home as you fly. An onboard chef plans and supervises all food preparation, and in-flight menus feature dishes using only the freshest ingredients. The jet carries a wide variety of beverages, and purified/filtered water is always available.  

Your professional crew also include: 

  • Two pilots 
  • Engineer 
  • Luggage/arrivals manager 
  • Chef 
  • Trip physician 
  • Expedition leader 
  • Assistant expedition leaders 
  • Professional photographer  
  • Destination experts including a Smithsonian Journeys Expert 

The aircraft is operated by Titan Airways Limited. 

Airbus A321

An Airbus A321 will be utilized for our Wonders of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific by Private Jet and is configured to accommodate just 52 guests with a large and spacious cabin with 2 x 2 seating across a single-aisle and custom-made leather flatbed seats that offer a full flat 180-degree recline and a host of additional recline options for your ultimate comfort as you fly. Seats are equipped with individual power connections to recharge batteries for cameras or laptop computers, with standard U.S. outlet compatibility. There is an in-flight entertainment system to give you a variety of options for relaxation, and an onboard presentation system for when enrichment activities are offered. Your friendly and helpful cabin crew of seven are there to greet you at each destination and make the jet a home-away-from-home as you fly. An onboard chef plans and supervises all food preparation, and in-flight menus feature dishes using only the freshest ingredients. The jet carries a wide variety of beverages, and purified/filtered water is always available.  

Your professional crew also include: 

  • Two pilots 
  • Engineer 
  • Luggage/arrivals manager 
  • Chef 
  • Trip physician 
  • Expedition leader 
  • Assistant expedition leaders 
  • Professional photographer  
  • Destination experts including a Smithsonian Journeys Expert 

The aircraft is operated by Titan Airways Limited. 

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.