One&Only Hayman Island & Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

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Sydney, 9 May 2016 – As part of MasterCard’s ongoing commitment to connect cardholders to Priceless experiences, MasterCard have today announced, Priceless Cities presents ‘An Appetite for Paradise Curated by Neil Perry’.

Launching this July at the iconic private island sanctuary of One&Only Hayman Island is the first of two VIP culinary escapes to extraordinary locations. Surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, One&Only Hayman Island is a place of restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. 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 exquisite event will take place at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley this November. Voted TripAdvisor’s Top Hotel in Australia for 2016 in the recent Traveller’s Choice Awards and set on its own private 7,000-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, Australia’s most awarded 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 lovingly 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. Naturally 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.”

Neil Perry photographed at Wolgan Valley for Mastercard. Photo credit: James Horan

Neil Perry photographed at Wolgan Valley for Mastercard.
Photo credit: James Horan

The all-inclusive travel packages will also see guests sipping cocktails and sampling canapés prepared by Neil, in one-of-a-kind settings. 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.

Whether you eat, shop, play or stay, detour the everyday with the epic and extraordinary, courtesy of MasterCard.

For more information on MasterCard Priceless Cities and to book ‘An Appetite for Paradise curated by Neil Perry’ visit: https://www.priceless.com/en-au.html

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MasterCard Priceless Cities Presents: An Appetite for Paradise with Neil Perry at One&Only Hayman Island (15th July – 18th July 2016)

Package inclusive of:

  • Three nights luxurious twin-share accommodation
  • MasterCard Priceless Dinner hosted by Neil Perry (inclusive of drinks)
  • Daily breakfast at Pacific overlooking the Coral Sea
  • Return luxury yacht transfers from Great Barrier Reef for two
  • Return porterage
  • Three lunches valued at $60 per person to include one meal and one glass of wine/beer in Aquazure or On the Rocks.
  • Two dinners valued at $126 per person to include three course Al a Carte meal & two glasses of wine/beer in Aquazure, Amici or Bamboo.
  • Island Escapade snorkelling excursion to Blue Pearl Bay II or Langford Island
  • Use of the One&Only Fitness Centre, non-motorised watersports and selected resort activities

Hayman Ocean View and Hayman Premium Ocean View Rooms – $4,710 for two guests
One Bedroom Pool Suite – $5,340 for two guests
One Bedroom Direct Pool Access Suite – $6,060 for two guests

http://www.priceless.com/hayman-paradise

MasterCard Priceless Cities Presents: An Appetite for Paradise with Neil Perry at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley (11th November – 13th November 2016)

Package inclusive of:

  • Two night twin-share villa accommodation with private pool
  • MasterCard Priceless Dinner hosted by Neil Perry (inclusive of drinks)
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Non-alcoholic beverages with meals
  • Select range of local wine and beer with meals
  • Two on-site nature based activities per day from the scheduled inclusions
  • Signature Wildlife and Sundowners Tour
  • Use of the resort’s health and fitness facilities
  • Complimentary in-villa mini bar
  • Porterage service

Heritage Villa – $5,454 for two guests

Booking page coming soon: https://www.priceless.com/en-au.html

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About One&Only Hayman Island
Set in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island is surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, and is a place of restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia’s iconic private island resort has established a new level of ultra-luxury in Australia, offering an unsurpassed level of style, choice and personalised exploration.  One&Only resorts are globally renowned for genuine hospitality, a vivid energy that is unrivalled, and creating memorable experiences through a distinctive style and personality borne of each local culture. With direct access to the Great Barrier Reef and world‐famous Whitehaven Beach, One&Only Hayman Island offers a range of exhilarating activities specially tailored for the adventurous guest. Thrilling helicopter and seaplane tours, diving, snorkelling and fishing adventures are the gateway to the natural riches of the reef. Diverse dining, extraordinary local produce and the sheer enjoyment of food are at the heart of the One&Only Hayman Island experience. With five different restaurants and bars, Australia’s finest on-island cellar and One&Only bespoke dining experiences, guests are spoilt for choice during their stay. One&Only Hayman Island is also the perfect location for guests to rejuvenate and unwind. One&Only Spa offers a range of services to rest, rebalance and renew the body, with signature treatments that capture the island’s restorative surrounds. One&Only Hayman Island was recently awarded Best Australian Family Property in Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2016 Gold List which acknowledges the ultimate luxury travel experiences in Australia and abroad.

About Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Nestled in a private valley and protected by soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a unique, ultra-luxury conservation-based resort. A scenic 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, the resort is located between the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on its own private 7,000-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, however for those looking for a little adventure, opportunity abounds. Conservation is at the heart of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and in addition to being built according to Ecologically Sustainable Design principles – including rainwater collection, domestic water recycling, heat exchange technology and solar panels – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley undertakes extensive and wide-ranging conservation at the property. The focus of these programmes is the protection of regional biodiversity and the restoration of habitat and the resort’s extensive conservation work helps to re-establish and secure a future for many of the region’s 1,500 native and endangered species. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was recently named TripAdvisor’s Top Hotel in Australia for 2016 and was awarded a Banksia Award in the recent Traveller’s Choice Awards for an ongoing commitment to a cleaner environment.