Downunder Dream

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The best of city and country, land and sea… our Downunder Dream vacation is the best of all worlds in the most exotic of settings: Australia and New Zealand.

Passion Suite Club takes you on a double vacation in the height of the Downunder summer in January 2019!

Join your Passion Suite Club friends for five passionate nights at our luxury boutique hotel takeover in the wine country of the Yarra Valley outside of Melbourne, followed by five nights of adventure in a thirty cabin catamaran cruising around the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.

With Downunder Dream by Passion Suite Club, you will experience the stunning scenery and culture of the East coast of Australia and the beauty and serenity of the Northern region of the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. We take care of all the details so you can lose yourself in luxury and pursue your passion on this exotic adventure.

Begin your Downunder adventure with our Taste of Sydney, an exciting three night add-on at the top luxury boutique hotel located right in the heart of Sydney.

Four days of frisky fun and three nights of exploration in this vibrant city known for such icons as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and some of the friendliest and most beautiful people in the world.

Consider this your perfect welcome to Australia.

After your Taste of Sydney, you will be whisked away to the stunning wine country of the Yarra Valley outside Melbourne for five nights of exclusive luxury at our historic wine estate. Our hotel will be entirely private for our group.

Melbourne, recently voted the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year, with its vibrant nightlife, rolling hills and bush and beach landscapes all within an hour of the city, is only surpassed by the riches of the Yarra Valley.

The birthplace of Victorian wine, it is one of the world’s leading cold climate wine growing regions, with internationally known names such as Domaine Chandon, St Huberts, De Bortoli, Yering Station, Oakridge, Coldstream Hills and home to over 150 more.

Prefer to come to know Australia by its wine? Sip one of the many award winning Chardonnays or Pinot Noirs while relaxing au naturel by our estate’s pool.

January in Australia is high summer after all.

Whether seen from above by hot air balloon or by getting up close and personal with native wildlife at an animal sanctuary, this is quintessential Australia.

Just when you think the landscape cannot get any richer, you and the other lucky Downunder Dream couples will be escorted on an easy three and a half hour flight across the pond to Auckland, on the picturesque North island of New Zealand.

In Auckland, we will board our own chartered cruising ship and sail the beautiful Bay of Islands for five naughty nights of adventure.

Imagine basking au naturel on the rooftop sun deck while we explore the untouched coves and mysterious islands of the Coromandel Peninsula, taking in the countryside made famous by Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Five nights of luxury and passion at our wine country estate in Australia. Five nights of clothing optional adventure around the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. This Downunder Dream is one you won’t want to wake up from.


What’s Included at our Melbourne area hotel, January 6 – 11, 2019:

      • 5 nights in our five star, historic wine country estate hotel in the room of your choice. Our hotel will be completely private for our group and the outdoor spaces, including the pool, are 100% clothing optional.
      • Full breakfast daily
      • Two gala dinners including wine and beer
      • Private lifestyle entertainment and activities at our hotel
      • Nightly theme parties
      • Cocktail hours and wine tastings from local award winning wineries
      • A night out in Melbourne including a private event at a club
      • 24 hour concierge service
      • Complimentary WiFi
      • Tennis, Petanque and Croquet
      • Round trip airport transfers from Melbourne (MEL) airport on January 6, 2019 and January 11, 2019
      • One way economy flight from Melbourne (MEL) – Auckland (AKL) on January 11, 2019

What’s Included on our Bay of Islands, New Zealand cruise, January 11 – 16, 2019:

      • 5 nights in a private ocean view cabin with en-suite bathroom on our 30 cabin luxury catamaran. Sun deck is clothing optional when not docked in harbor or in view of other ships
      • All meals on the vessel, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea service
      • Wine and beer during lunch and dinner service
      • Private lifestyle parties and entertainment
      • Island stopovers
      • Use of non-motorized water sports, such as kayaks and snorkel equipment
      • Round trip airport transfers from Auckland (AKL) airport on January 11, 2019 and January 16, 2019

Trip Details

Fly into Melbourne, Australia (MEL) on January 6, 2019.

Fly out of Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) on January 16, 2019. Airport transfers are provided on January 6, 2019 (MEL) and on January 11, 2019 (AKL) and January 16, 2019 (AKL).

Please check online for country specific visa requirements for Australia and New Zealand. It is the guest’s responsibility to have the appropriate visas and travel documents for this event.

The two portions of Downunder Dream are not separable. All reservations must be made for the entire ten day event.

Our Downunder Dream Vacation is perfectly paired with our Taste of Sydney event. If you book our Taste of Sydney event, we will include an economy class SYD – MEL flight on January 6, 2019 on our selected flight.

Note: These properties do not have elevator access.

Rates (per person in USD)

Yarra Valley, Australia

Yarra Suite — $6150

Stable Suite — $SOLD OUT

Mountain Suite — SOLD OUT

Garden Suite — SOLD OUT

Plus:

Bay of Islands, New Zealand:

Cruise cabin — $4400

Prices subject to increase based on availability. All rooms are double occupancy.

Price Includes:

  • 5 nights in our five star, historic wine country estate hotel in the room of your choice. Our hotel will be completely private for our group and the outdoor spaces, including the pool, are 100% clothing optional.
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Two gala dinners including wine and beer
  • Private lifestyle entertainment and activities at our hotel
  • Nightly theme parties
  • Cocktail hours and wine tastings from local award winning wineries
  • A night out in Melbourne including a private event at a club
  • 24 hour concierge service
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Tennis, Petanque and Croquet
  • Round trip airport transfers from Melbourne (MEL) airport on January 6, 2019 and January 11, 2019
  • One way economy flight from Melbourne (MEL) – Auckland (AKL) on January 11, 2019
  • 5 nights in a private ocean view cabin with en-suite bathroom on our 30 cabin luxury catamaran. Sun deck is clothing optional when not docked in harbor or in view of other ships
  • All meals on the vessel, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea service
  • Wine and beer during lunch and dinner service
  • Private lifestyle parties and entertainment
  • Island stopovers
  • Use of non-motorized water sports, such as kayaks and snorkel equipment
  • Round trip airport transfers from Auckland (AKL) airport on January 11, 2019 and January 16, 2019

 

Payment Information:

Booking deposit $1,000 per person, non-refundable.

Additional payment dates:

1/3 of balance by October 1, 2017

1/3 of balance by January 1, 2018

1/3 of balance by April 1, 2018

All payments are non-refundable, trip insurance is strongly advised. If you wish to cancel, we will consider your request and may refund some of your payments (trip insurance does not get refunded), minus a processing fee, at our sole discretion taking into account many factors including when you are canceling. We also may offer you, again at our sole discretion the ability to transfer your payment to one of our future trips, minus a transfer fee to be determined by us at that time.

*Due to the large number of transactions that need to be processed on each due date your card may be charged up to 5 days before or 5 days after the noted date for each payment.

Prices above are land only except for the included economy class air on January 11th Melbourne (MEL) to Auckland (AKL) on the selected flight and only include air from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) when combined with the Taste of Sydney event. All bookings are for the total amount noted; there is no credit for late arrivals or early departures. The two portions of Downunder Dream are not separable. All reservations must be made for the entire ten day event.

 


Daytime Activities

Your time at our Australian wine estate can be as full or as relaxed as you wish.

Take in the whole region via hot air balloon or helicopter (complete with a landing in the estate grounds), get up close and personal with an abundance of Australian native wildlife at the nearby animal sanctuary, enjoy any number of world class wineries and gourmet restaurants, spend a day of pampering and relaxation at a day spa or hit a round of golf at a Greg Norman designed golf course nearby.

Take a drive through the Dandenong or Yarra ranges for some breathtaking scenery and meander through quaint local towns or spend a day discovering the rugged coastline of Victoria along the Great Ocean Road. If you prefer to stay close to home, our sprawling estate boasts 250 acres of space to explore.

Our second half of the trip, floating through New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, provides ample opportunities to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and explore the spectacular beaches and hidden coves on some of the 140 islands you can only discover by sea.

Our ship is equipped with kayaks for your convenience so you can discover places where only a few have set foot.

In both locations, your Passion Suite Club team will provide a host of romance workshops, entertainment, and activities specifically designed with our guests in mind.

Nighttime Activities

After days enjoying the summer heat, we’ll turn up the temperature even further with passionate theme parties at our wine country estate complete with live entertainment and sensual performances.

Melbourne is known for its nightlife and music scene, whether in the form of eclectic underground bars or raging rooftop establishments, and we’ll show you the best of it with a sexy night out in this vibrant city.

Finally, nights on board our luxury catamaran will see you dancing the night away under the stars of the Southern Cross with all your Passion Suite Club friends!

Dining

Our group will start each day enjoying the ambiance of a casual a la carte breakfast in our estate’s conservatory style cafe, fueling you for a day of exploration and adventure.

Our guests will be spoilt for choice in the Yarra Valley region, with an abundance of dining options and wineries within a half hour of our location. A short 5 minute walk will see you at the cellar door of a neighbouring vineyard for a gourmet lunch or wine tasting.

Our hotel’s traditional high tea experience served in the drawing room is also highly recommended.

Finally, our gala dinner in the Hotel’s multi award-winning restaurant will surely impress our well-traveled guests.

Their creative and daring menu combinations largely featuring local seasonal produce will give you a dining experience that will be long remembered.

Our cruise portion of Downunder Dream features an all inclusive dining experience.

Breakfast begins as a casual affair in the ship’s restaurant or, if you prefer, you can take your coffee on the sun deck and marvel at the stunning scenery.

Lunch will be served either ashore, in the restaurant, or on the sun deck each day and like dinner, is a rotating menu, so no two nights will be the same.

Dinners will be served in the restaurant and will feature a menu specifically designed for our group and some of the region’s finest fare.

Rooms

Yarra Valley, Australia

Yarra Suite

Designed with spaciousness in mind, the Yarra Suite is 48 square metres (522 square feet) in size. The luxurious bedroom offers a king-sized bed and the marble ensuite is complete with spa bath and separate shower. The generous and comfortable sitting area is complete with antique furnishings and leads out onto your private balcony with sweeping views of the Yarra Valley.

The Yarra Suite features:

  • Separate sitting room
  • King-size bed
  • Spa bath and separate shower
  • Stereo television with DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Private Balcony or verandah with panoramic views
  • Note: no lift access to balcony suites

Stable Suite

Can there be anything more luxurious and romantic than a stay in a Stable Suite in this historic estate? With an ornamental fireplace, antique four-poster bed and a large spa bath in the marble ensuite, this spacious room offers 35 square metres (374 square feet) of pure opulence.

The Stable Suite features:

  • Located in the historic stable block
  • Antique four poster bed
  • Open fireplace
  • Spa bath
  • Stereo television with DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Patio overlooking private gardens

 

 

Mountain Suite

The Mountain Suite offers a spacious 38 square metres of space (406 square feet) plus a private outdoor area (balcony or verandah). Each suite is unique, decorated with antique furnishings, marble ensuite with claw-foot bath with separate shower and king-sized bed

The Mountain Suite features:

  • King-size bed
  • Claw-foot bath and separate shower
  • Antique furniture
  • Stereo television with DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Private Balcony or verandah with views of the grounds to distant hills
  • Note: no lift access to balcony suites

 

 

Garden Suite

The Garden Suites are each individually decorated and offer a spacious 38 square metres of space (406 square feet) plus a private outdoor area. Containing a king-sized bed, antique furnishings and a marble ensuite with a claw-foot bath and separate shower its majestic ambience and emphasis on comfort and style, results in sheer luxury.

The Garden Suite features:

  • King-size bed
  • Claw-foot bath and separate shower
  • Antique furniture
  • Stereo television with DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Private Balcony or verandah with views of the garden
  • Note: no lift access to balcony suites

 

 

New Zealand Cruise Cabins

Each cabin is stylishly appointed with white textured linens on a luxurious king size bed. The sleek minimalist design ensures nothing distracts you from the large wall to wall windows which ensure spectacular views of some of the most picturesque scenery New Zealand has to offer. With a spacious shower in an ample sized bathroom, air conditioning, desk, and open hanging space.

Note: there is no lift access on this vessel.

 



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