Oceania

[ ready. set. WANDER. ]

Exotic is at your fingertips. Eat brekkie at hip cafés along Australia’s Manly Beach. Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture. Traverse the South Island of New Zealand. Wherever you wander, eye candy awaits.

[ know before you go ]

Essentials while traveling in Oceania include:

*New Zealand is about the size of Colorado.

*Australia is about the size of the United States.

*Expect to  drive on the left side of the road.

*The ease of travel in these countries is wonderful.
There are online Visas for Australia and no Visa for New Zealand.

*Pretty Beach House is a favorite hidden gem on the Central Coast.
Helicopter in from Sydney and yacht back to the harbour.

*The Luxury Lodges are tops.

*Margaret River is a hot spot,  and new airlift allows commercial flights into Busselton.
Which means wine tasting is even more accessible..

*Not-to-miss? Millar Road in Hawkes Bay.

Local Hero

Craig “Bushie” Williams, Pepperbush Adventures

As the owner of Pepper Bush Adventures in Tasmania, Craig creates a true Tassie gourmet “bushtucker” dinner prepared on the campfire, along with local wines and beers.

[ TRIED AND TRUE ]

Thank you for bringing our wildest dreams to life!  Staying at the Brando was an unforgettable experience of supreme service, beauty, and quality. We never imagined there was a place in the world like it. It dazzled, surprised, and delighted us at every turn. I can’t stop thinking about our time there and I’m scheming for a way to make a return visit. It was worth every penny and your guidance and expertise were priceless. Thanks for everything.

Pam Ingersoll, Avid Adventurer, Laguna Beach CA –

[ OCEANIA ]

WHAT’S IN HER BAG?

Jill Taylor, JETSET Travel Designer says: Coola sunscreen – it’s eco-conscious, organic and sustainable! Havaianas thongs because you never know when you’ll want to hit the beach. Credit card with a chip. (No cash needed as tipping is included in all your bills.) Lots of layers including tanks, long tees, a fleece and waterproof jacket since weather can change quickly. Running shoes because there are so many great places to discover around the city and on the coast!

[ PREFERRED PROPERTIES ]

In Oceania, we work with such partners and properties as Robertson Lodges (Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri), Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Wharekauhau Country Estate, and Huka Lodge in New Zealand; and Australia’s Park Hyatt Sydney, Southern Ocean Lodge, Lizard Island, Longitude 131, True North, Sapphire, and Silky Oaks Lodge, among others.

Enjoy exclusive privileges at 1,100 properties worldwide. The JETSET calling card is a meticulously vetted network of premier partners. We develop and maintain personal relationships with travel industry trailblazers. We constantly scour the globe in search of top providers and the finest resorts.