Trip Overview…

Embark on a coast to coast adventure across Australia on this 11-day train holiday. Spend three nights in Australia’s largest city Sydney, where you can enjoy the world-famous sights as well as a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains. From here head south to laid back Melbourne where you get a chance to watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach. Next follow the coast aboard The Overland Train and discover cosmopolitan Adelaide on your own, prior to boarding the Indian Pacific for two nights of Gold Class all-inclusive service to Perth via some amazing outback ghost towns.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • See Sydney’s golden beaches and world-famous harbour
  • Relax along the Yarra and shop at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne
  • Watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach
  • Discover the lively city of Adelaide’s top attractions
  • Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth
  • Travel in ultimate comfort and style in Gold Service onboard the Indian Pacific

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • First Class train travel from Sydney to Melbourne.
  • The Overland train from Melbourne Southern Cross station to Parklands Terminal in Adelaide.
  • Red Premium Service, you’ll enjoy all-inclusive breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and a relaxing and comfortable journey while taking in the diverse landscapes between these two incredible cities.
  • 2 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in Gold Class
  • Travel in ultimate comfort and style in your Gold Class cabin
  • All-inclusive meals in the discretely ornate Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, access to the Outback Explorer Lounge
  • Complimentary toiletries and bath towels
  • Still wine, beer and spirits on request all day long

Hotel stays:

  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Melbourne
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth

Tours & Inclusions:

  • All excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour from Melbourne
  • Hop-on-Hop-off tickets in Perth

At a glance

11 nights
Departing Oct 20 – Jul 22
From AUD$
3,949
pp

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – SYDNEY
Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities! Visitors are spoilt for a range of experiences and attractions to enjoy. A bustling city centre, amazing architecture, golden beaches, beautiful weather, and a world-famous harbour are just a few reasons to travel here.  Check out delicious cuisine at up and coming restaurants, do some shopping on Pitt Street, learn about Aboriginal culture and history, join locals for a barbecue, or check out the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art for free. See the Rocks neighbourhood, Chinatown, the Gap in Watsons Bay, Darling Harbour, and world-famous Manly Beach. (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 2 – MELBOURNE
Spend the day enjoying the scenery of New South Wales and Victoria aboard the train to Melbourne in first class.  In arriving make your way to your hotel for a three-night stay, then head out for dinner in any of Melbourne’s fantastic restaurants.  (Overnight Melbourne) B

DAY 3 – MELBOURNE
Get to know the city on your own. Stay local and check out the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, St Kilda beach, and Melbourne Museum. Up for a day trip somewhere memorable, take the Great Ocean Road along the breath-taking stretches of coastline to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles. In the evening, explore the city’s dining and nightlife scene. (Overnight in Melbourne) B

DAY 4 – PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN PARADE EVENING TOUR
Spend the morning and early afternoon wandering the labyrinth of grand boulevards and alleyways to see the city’s well-preserved Victorian architecture, relaxing near the banks of the Yarra, or shopping at the bustling Queen Victoria Market. Later, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for your included Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour. Cross the bridge to Phillip Island in the fishing village of San Remo before arriving at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, where you’ll learn all about the little penguins. At Summerland Beach, you’ll get to see the nightly ritual of the fairy penguins waddling out of the ocean into their burrows in the sand. (Overnight in Melbourne) B

DAY 5 – THE OVERLANDER TRAIN/ADELAIDE
In the morning board The Overland train from Melbourne Southern Cross station to Parklands Terminal in Adelaide. With Red Premium Service, you’ll enjoy all-inclusive breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and a relaxing and comfortable journey while taking in the diverse landscapes between these two incredible cities. Upon arrival in the coastal capital of Adelaide, get settled at your hotel. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 6 – ADELAIDE
Today enjoy lively city of Adelaide. Featuring an enjoyable Mediterranean climate, miles of beautiful coastline, green parks, a vibrant arts and music scene, delicious cuisine, and some of the world’s best wine, let’s just say it’ worth a visit. Discover must-experience attractions just outside of the city on you own. Dreaming of cuddling a koala, the opportunity is available at the Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide Hills. So is some of Australia’s best wine tasting, especially at McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley.  Speak to your Sales Consultant about a trip out to Kangaroo Island for some amazing scenery. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 7 – ADELAIDE/THE INDIAN PACIFIC
Check out of your hotel and perhaps check out Central Market, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval, or the Adelaide Zoo, then perhaps stroll through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or grab a picnic and hit one of the beaches.  In the evening climb aboard The Indian Pacific train and settle into the comfort of your Gold Class cabin for the night, heading west to Perth. (Overnight Onboard) B

DAY 8 – THE INDIAN PACIFIC
Take the opportunity today to stretch your legs and explore the railway ghost town of Cook, with a self-guided map.  Then later in the day Hop off the train again at Rawlinna for an evening experience under the magical stars on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. (Overnight Onboard) B/L/D

DAY 9 – PERTH
Relax in the comfort of the train and all onboard facilities today prior to arriving into Perth in the afternoon.  Make your way to your hotel on arrival for a two-night stay. (Overnight Perth) B

DAY 10 – PERTH
Explorer the city using your Hop-on-Hop-off. Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The Bell Tower, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Winthrop Hall, The Old Mill, and much more while discovering Perth on your own. (Overnight in Perth) B

DAY 11 – END OF TOUR

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Indian Pacific Gold Service Twin inclusions:

  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • Enjoy the high quality linen, pillows, doonas and complimentary Australian-made toiletries
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
  • Quality all-inclusive food and wine you enjoy in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing.

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