The Ultimate Travel Company

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Bridge & Wickers

Bridge & Wickers

May 23, 2013 01:00 ET

Gatsby Lives-Jay Alive and Well and Loving Sydney's Luxury Lifestyle

Live like Gatsby on a luxury tailor-made holiday to Sydney, Australia

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Looking for a taste of Gatsby's life and times, Lurhman style? Then take your cue from his film, ignore Fitzgerald's Long Island 'Eggs' and head for Sydney. Yes, Australia. If Baz could film Moulin Rouge on home ground then why not The Great Gatsby?

Using the elderly stately homes of the city's eastern suburbs as a backdrop, Lurhman may have conjured up the Long Island feel of the roaring '20's, but today's Gatsby would feel very at home in Sydney's 21st century fast lane.

He'd love its iconic imagery, the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the bay with ferries criss-crossing to the beaches, although he'd probably hop on a seaplane, one of the few reminders of the jazz age, for lunch by the ocean. And for dinner, an air taxi to the Hunter Valley for a private wine-tasting and a Michelin starred dinner. So much more civilised than the traffic clogged road from Manhattan to the 'Eggs'. The flight home swoops over the Opera House, perhaps at its best when lit up against the night sky. And of course, that's where he'll be the following night, in the best seats, after an early supper overlooking the bay.

Bespoke Australia specialist, Bridge & Wickers (020 3468 6942 www.bridgeandwickers.co.uk) can arrange a seven night stay at the Park Hyatt, Sydney's most perfectly placed luxury hotel, flying Qantas Business Class from London, from £7,150 per person. The price also includes chauffeur driven limousine transfers and a deluxe room with one of the world's most spectacular views.

Bridge & Wickers can tailor-make foodie treats with a seaplane to lunch at Palm Beach, or Cottage Point Inn Restaurant in the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park. Round trip with lunch from £390 per person. A private plane to the Hunter Valley for wine-tasting and gourmet dinner costs from £510 per person and if by any chance the Gatsbyesque pace of life becomes too much, escape on a full day air safari taking in the Blue Mountains, Middlebrook Station, an 11,000 acre family-owned sheep and cattle station and the Hunter Valley bathed in sunlight. From £845 per person. The Park Hyatt concierge will ensure you get the best seats for the Opera House.

About Bridge and Wickers

Bridge and Wickers specialise in tailor-made luxury travel to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the South Pacific. In March 2012 Bridge and Wickers became part of The Ultimate Travel Company (www.theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk 020 7386 4646) specialists in luxury tailor-made travel to Africa, Asia and South and Central America. Bridge and Wickers continue to operate as a stand alone company, but are based at The Ultimate Travel Company's headquarters in Fulham, London.

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