Coastal & Aquatic Adventures
Ask any chef: there’s nothing better than plucking your food fresh from the source and eating it right there. That’s exactly what’s in store at Tasmanian luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet, which overlooks crystal-clear waters where thousands of oysters are grown. You’ll harvest your own treats while wearing waders, then learn to shuck them on an outdoor dining table dressed with a white tablecloth – all without leaving the water. Saffire Freycinet is available for exclusive use and features 20 suites, a day spa, and a gourmet restaurant with a menu that changes daily.
There are few things more exhilarating than landing on the water in a seaplane. Sydney’s unforgettable scenic flights pair must-see views of Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the magnificent Opera House with renowned destination restaurants. For example, you could soar over the harbour and city with Sydney Seaplanes before touching down on the Hawkesbury River for lunch at Cottage Point Inn.
The limestone stacks that make up the Twelve Apostles look beautiful from the land, but gazing at them from a helicopter – at angles seen only by a lucky few – is really something else. Floating back and forth along Victoria’s mottled coastline reveals a scattering of islands, the sculpted forms of peach-hued cliffs and the wild Southern Ocean. Charter a helicopter from Microflite to fly over the Twelve Apostles before landing for a seafood lunch at Campbell Point House, a luxurious waterfront property available for private hire.
The views at Whitehaven Beach on the Great Barrier Reef are so breathtaking that arriving business events visitors often forget – just for a moment – to take photos of this incredible scene. Instead, they’re too busy mentally recording the translucent blue waters, the seemingly endless stretch of forest-fringed beach and the silica-white sands of the 7-kilometre shoreline. Organise a seaplane to fly your group to Whitehaven Beach for a picnic lunch and an afternoon swim.