Trip Overview…

This amazing rail holiday spans the entire country joining the coastlines of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Spend two days exploring sunny Perth before boarding the iconic Indian Pacific train to Sydney. Onboard the distinctive silver carriages, relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of Gold Service while taking in views of the otherworldly Nullarbor plain, ghost towns, grapevines, and resilient wildflowers of the west, expansive desert outback landscapes and the lush forests of the Blue Mountains prior to descending into Sydney, one of the greatest cities on earth. Enjoy access to all the must-see sights, and venture back into the Blue Mountains for some spectacular views. This rail holiday really does take in the very best this great country has to offer, and more!

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden among other attractions in Perth
  • Experience a cross-country journey onboard the Indian Pacific train
  • Discover Sydney’s world-famous harbour and beaches

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 3 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in a Gold Twin cabin
  • Travel in ultimate comfort and style in your Gold Service twin 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:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Hop on Hop off Pass in Perth
  • Offboard excursions at Broken Hill, Nullarbor and Cook.
  • Optional excursions at Adelaide
  • Sydney Explorer Pass including
  • Priority entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Sydney and Bondi
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D cinema experiences, and much more!
  • Small group tour of the Blue Mountains from Sydney

At a glance

9 nights
Departing Sep 20 – Jul 22
From AUD$
4,499
pp

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – PERTH
Welcome to cosmopolitan Perth. Roam around on your own exploring the city’s top attractions and experiences. (Overnight in Perth)

DAY 2 – 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 3 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC
Climb onboard the Indian Pacific for an amazing journey to Adelaide that won’t soon be forgotten. Travel in ultimate comfort and style in your Gold Service twin cabin, which features all-inclusive meals in the discretely ornate Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, access to the Outback Explorer Lounge, complimentary toiletries and bath towels, and still wine, beer and spirits on request all day long. This evening’s excursion in Kalgoorlie will introduce you to Hannan’s North Tourist Mine where you’ll enjoy a short play performed by local artists, see the Super Pit gold mine. Return to the Indian Pacific for a nightcap and your journey onwards through the night across the Nullarbor Plain. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 4 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC
At dawn, the Indian Pacific rolls into Rawlinna Station, where you’ll get off the train for a hot breakfast and coffee on the platform. In the afternoon, explore the ghost town of Cook (population four). Back on the train, relax and recharge in your cabin before heading to the lounge or dining carriage. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 5 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC
The train pulls into Adelaide in the early morning, and you can choose to join a tour of the city for 2hrs or simply stay onboard and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Later that evening passengers have another opportunity to stretch their legs, this time in Broken Hill – an old frontier mining town which has established itself as an artistic hub.  (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 6 – INDIAN PACIFIC/SYDNEY
It’s worth waking early to enjoy the views as the train passes through the Blue Mountains today, so you get a better understanding of why they are called Blue.  The dense Eucalyptus forest often appears blue thanks to the magical light here mixing with any water vapour in the air, together with oils from the trees.  It’s a beautiful sight if you are lucky enough to catch it!  On arrival into Sydney Central station, bid farewell to the train and your fellow passengers then head to your hotel for a three-night stay.  In the evening venture down to Circular Quay, the heart of the city. (Overnight Sydney) B

DAY 7SYDNEY
Make full use of your Sydney Explorer Pass today to discover the city’s most popular attractions and landmarks, including the Tarango Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Bondi coastal walking tour, and much more!  If that’s not enough, 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, jump on a ferry to Watson’s Bay, Manly, and world-famous Bondi Beach. (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 8 – DAY TRIP TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
Experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains. Aside from incredible views of the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley from secluded lookouts, you have the opportunity to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and take the Scenic Skyway, Cableway, Walkway, and Railway at Scenic World. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch and conclude your tour with a relaxing, scenic cruise to Sydney Harbour along the Parramatta River. (Overnight in Sydney) B, L

DAY 9 – END OF TOUR
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

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

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.
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