Coastal and Aquatic Adventures
Australia’s waterways, beaches, islands and coastline are a never ending playground. Above, below and in the water, there are some incredible experiences for your guests.
Surrounded by water, hugged by pristine beaches, islands and coral reefs on the east and west coast, Australia’s coastal and aquatic playground is never ending and offers a range of memorable experiences that can be added to an incentive program. Get a taste of Australia’s rich coastal and aquatic experiences with these unforgettable activities that will immerse your guests in the action.
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 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. Located on Tasmania’s east coast, north of Hobart, 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. Soar over Sydney Harbour with Sydney Seaplanes, taking in must-see views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House before you touch down on the Hawkesbury River for lunch at Cottage Point Inn, nestled between the river and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. An unforgettable Sydney experience that pairs a birds-eye view of the city’s natural beauty with a fine dining experience.
The limestone stacks that make up the Twelve Apostles are stunning from the land, but viewing them from a hovering helicopter – at angles seen only by a lucky few – is something else. Floating back and forth along Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast reveals towering craggy stacks and dramatic cliffs carved by the wild Southern Ocean. Charter a helicopter from Microflite to fly over the Twelve Apostles and take in the sights of the magnificent Great Ocean Road before landing for a seafood lunch at Campbell Point House, a luxurious waterfront property available for private hire on the neighbouring Bellarine Peninsula.
The views at Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands 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 (4 mile) shoreline. Located on the Great Barrier Reef, organise a seaplane to fly your group to Whitehaven Beach for a picnic lunch and an afternoon swim.