Launching this July at the private island sanctuary of One&Only Hayman Island, guests will be able to swim, dive, sail and marvel at the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most complex ecosystems in the world, with over 33,000 species found off the coastline. Numerous exotic inhabitants from flying foxes to cockatoos and kookaburras who also call the tropical island home can be spotted from the shorelines.
Venturing on from the Whitsunday’s to a relaxing retreat in the NSW Greater Blue Mountains, the second event will take place at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley this November. Set on its own private 7000-acre carbon-neutral wildlife reserve, the resort combines One&Only ultra-luxury style with a quintessentially Australian bush experience. Guests looking to wind down can simply kick back and take in the incredible surroundings and for those looking for a little adventure, opportunity abounds. Nestled between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks, the magnificent wildlife reserve is just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney.
At each world-class destination, Neil Perry AM, the Australian chef behind Rockpool Est. 1989, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple and Rosetta Ristorante, is set to host an exclusive five-course degustation dinner. Joined by his award-winning team of executive chefs and sommeliers from the Rockpool Group restaurants, the gastronomic experience will be handcrafted using the finest locally sourced ingredients.
Neil Perry comments: “I’m looking forward to creating some spectacular dishes and I’ll be working with my team to design a special degustation experience with food lovers in mind. Given the locations there will be an abundance of fresh seafood on the menu in Hayman Island whilst the native ingredients of the Blue Mountains will inspire the dinner in Wolgan Valley.”
The all-inclusive travel packages will also see guests sipping cocktails and sampling canapés prepared by Neil. Unwind in style with a sunset sail around Hayman Island, whilst in Wolgan Valley the ultimate Australian safari awaits.
The announcement of the gourmet getaways marks the launch of MasterCard Priceless Cities in Australia. Encouraging people to travel boldly and live every day to the fullest, cardholders can enjoy privileged access to unique experiences and attractive offers to over 40 priceless destinations globally. In addition to ‘An Appetite for Paradise with Neil Perry’, just one of the exciting offers available is a complimentary wine cellar tour and priority-seating for up to four people at the world renowned Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney.