Abercrombie & Kent’s Air Safaris

Travelling on board a privately chartered aircraft with the luxury of time, space and access is the latest, most desirable mode of travel in the new normal. And expert luxury travel provider Abercrombie & Kent, with its years of experience handcrafting private jet journeys, has adapted the method to a new portfolio of bespoke air safaris through Australia and New Zealand.

Milford Sound, New Zealand ©Will Patino

Taking to the skies on five different itineraries, A&K’s private air safaris enable small groups of discerning travellers to visit, with ease, out-of-the-way destinations which are difficult to link together unless by private charter flight because of the distances involved and the lack of commercial air routes. These hard-to-reach areas like Arnhem Land in the N.T., Quilpie and Winton in Central Queensland or South Australia’s William Creek and Flinders Ranges are easily accessed by private aircraft, bypassing airport queues and travelling according to a tailored timetable.

Bamurru Plains, Top End, Northern Territory ©Emma Pritchett

Each A&K air safari is specially tailored to include exclusive excursions and activities like an intimate homestead experience in outback Queensland with the property owners, a culinary masterclass with wine pairings in the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln, or a unique wine and artisan experience on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island. Local characters along the way add colour and authenticity, like Dan Walker, fifth generation Longreach pastoralist; William Creek’s Trevor Wright, a quintessential outback character dubbed ‘Minister of Most Things Worth Knowing’; Coffin Bay oyster farmer Chris Hank and King Island local Heidi Weitjens whose handcrafted gin and vodka is world class.

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

Handpicked accommodations are a feature on every journey, each establishment chosen for its location, home comforts, hospitality and character. Take South Australia’s new Sequoia Lodge for example, a haven of design perfection with original artworks by local painters and sculptors cleverly dotted around the hotel. Or New Zealand’s Farm at Cape Kidnappers where the unique lodge, with its impeccably presented suites, sits on 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pastures in Hawke’s Bay with breathtaking views. Or Hobart’s MACq01 inspired by tall Tasmanian tales with a story-telling vibe and rich local character. Every hotel featured is an authentic reflection of that destination’s style and spirit.

Mt Mulligan Lodge, North Queensland

A&K’s Air Safaris utilise a range of aircraft, including the 8-seat Citation X, the world’s fastest private charter jet, and the larger VIP Fokker 70. Journeys are scheduled with specific departures in 2021 and 2022 and if dates don’t suit guest requirements, A&K’s Journey Designers are on hand to tailor bespoke adventures to meet the exact needs of the traveller.

This is air travel as it was always meant to be.

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