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Unveiling Uniquely Australian Experiences by Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Curated over twelve months, each Experience pays homage to Australia’s rich natural landscapes, diverse and storied cultural history and vibrant culinary scene, epitomising the finest in Four Seasons luxury and Signature Service.  

“Given the changing expectations of our guests in a market that is becoming ever more competitive, we must evolve and do things that differentiate us from the crowd,” comments Uday Rao, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Our Extraordinary Experiences do exactly that. These are experiences that are unique, authentic, bespoke, and, as the Aussies would say, ‘far out’.”   

Discover Extraordinary…

Uluru Escape: Embark on an opulent Outback journey via private jet to the sacred land of Uluru. A blend of cultural immersion and luxury awaits. Chaperoned by a local expert, guests will be captivated by the storied histories of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided walking tour, concluding with a scenic lunch overlooking the landscape of this ancient wonder.

In the centre of Australia’s Northern Territory lies one of the world’s most recognisable natural landmarks and protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Uluru. Rich in history and culturally sacred to Australia’s First Nations people, the stories hidden behind this ancient landmark will capture hearts and imaginations.  

Aboard a luxurious private jet charter departing from Sydney, guests are invited to wing their way back 500 million years with an arrival at Ayres Rock Airport. On the ground in Uluru—Kata Tjuta National Park, guests will enjoy a privately guided five-hour walking tour around ‘The Rock’ to visit Kata Tjuta, or ‘The Olgas’ and Walpa Gorge, before concluding the adventure with a decadent lunch overlooking the stunning landscape. 

Blue Mountains Bushwalk: Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blue Mountains National Park, uncovering the history of Australia’s First Nations People from the air and land.

The adventure begins with a scenic, luxurious limousine transfer to Katoomba, in the heart of Blue Mountains National Park. Sprawling over more than 260,000 hectares and renowned for the iconic ‘Three Sisters’ rock formation, Blue Mountains National Park offers an immersive venture into Australian natural history and Indigenous Australian culture dating back some 50 million years. 

Upon arrival, a private tour guide will introduce visitors to the wonders of the eucalypt-dominated bushland where Australian wildlife thrives. Throughout a two-hour bushwalk, guests can bask in the natural wonders of breathtaking lookouts and trails, with unique access to view ancient First Nations sites not regularly available to the public on the journey. 

Concluding the tour with a well-earned lunch at a premium venue, guests return to the comforts of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney via luxury limousine transfer. 

Outback Opal Mine Adventure: Travel to Lightning Ridge, a historic and rugged outback town home to one of Australia’s oldest working Opal Mines, to discover the secrets behind these unique precious gems.  

Situated on Traditional First Nations Yuwaalaraay Land, Lightning Ridge is the world’s richest source of natural, untreated black opals, known by the local Indigenous Australian People as the ‘fire of the desert’. 

Arrival by air directly into the town of Lightning Ridge offers a unique viewpoint of this hardy Australian landscape. Guests are required to dress for the occasion, donning hard hats and protective gear before embarking on a guided tour of the working mine under the careful supervision of local professionals and television stars from the Outback Opal Hunters documentary series.

Accompanying guests on the tour, Sydney-based jeweller Gary Coffey of Giulians will offer his expert insights. Upon returning to Sydney, Gary and his team will work on a private design session to craft a bespoke piece of jewellery, housing a specially selected Opal to memorialise the adventure.

Embrace Immersive…

Sydney by Sea: Embark on a captivating culinary adventure starting at the bustling Sydney Fish Market, where guests can handpick a fresh day’s catch. Afterwards, set sail on a luxurious private yacht for an exquisite seafood barbecue lunch against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

Accompanied by the culinary expertise of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s Executive Chef, Francesco Mannelli, guests are invited to partake in an exclusive guided tour of the Sydney Fish Market. This expansive 6,000-square-meter waterfront complex is a working wharf and a thriving hub for seafood wholesalers and restaurants, making it the largest in the southern hemisphere. Here, immersion awaits into the vibrant world of fishmongers, engaging in lively conversations and offering insider knowledge on selecting the freshest Australian seafood.

Once guests are happy with their bounty of seafood treasures, a private super yacht awaits to set sail along the iconic Sydney Harbour. Cruising past landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, it is easy to be captivated by the breathtaking views. Anchoring in a secluded cove, guests are invited to unwind and bask in the sun whilst Chef Mannelli works his culinary magic, preparing a sumptuous gourmet barbecue seafood lunch that will tantalize taste buds and exceed all culinary expectations. This extraordinary experience promises an unforgettable day of discovery, adventure, and gastronomic delight. 

Sydney by Air Celebrate special moments, create lasting memories and sample exceptional modern Australian cuisine with a private Seaplane adventure to one of Sydney’s hidden gem restaurants.

Guests depart the hotel and board a chartered water taxi from Circular Quay, transporting them directly to Rose Bay Seaplane Terminal to take them to the skies on a private seaplane flight.  

Tracking north along the coastline, shadowing Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches, the scenic flight soars through Ku-ring-gai National Park to land on water at the iconic Cottage Point Inn, an institutional Sydney restaurant and retreat, first opened in the 1950s as a humble boat house, evolved into one of Sydney’s top culinary destinations.  

Taxiing straight to the dock, the gastronomic journey commences with champagne on arrival before a leisurely 5-course degustation lunch with the option to include a tailored beverage package of exceptional Australian wine pairings. 

To conclude the afternoon, guests can enjoy a rare birds-eye view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House on the return flight to the terminal at Rose Bay, where a Water Taxi awaits to ferry guests back to the Hotel.

About Four Seasons Hotel Sydney:
Located in the heart of Sydney, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a luxurious urban oasis renowned for its exceptional service, breathtaking views, and unparalleled culinary experiences. With its commitment to excellence, the hotel offers guests a memorable stay, whether for business or pleasure.