Perth and Margaret River

There’s no better way to appreciate the sheer breadth of Australia than by crossing every inch of it. Head west through New South Wales to the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill, on to Adelaide then into the vast, unforgiving beauty of the Nullarbor. Arriving in Perth you’ll have a day to explore the city’s many attractions with some free time to take in the historic port of Fremantle. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the spectacular Margaret River wine region before your adventure concludes in Perth.

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SYDNEY TO PERTH

8 Days7 Nights

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna
  • Transfer from East Perth Rail Terminal to hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily
  • Half day Perth and Fremantle City Explorer tour with Swan River Cruise
  • 2 days/1 night Margaret River Getaway Top Drop tour including accommodation, some meals and guided touring
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Day 1

BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN SYDNEY

Make your way to Sydney Central Station and board the Indian Pacific mid-afternoon. Your journey to Perth begins with a steady climb into the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. A landscape of ancient forests, sheer cliffs and mesmerising views passes by your window. Settle in, open a book or enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your fellow travellers.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)

 

Day 2

INDIAN PACIFIC, BROKEN HILL, ADELAIDE

Wake up deep in the Australian outback, where the historic mining hub of Broken Hill awaits. Connect with the town’s world-famous artists and mining heritage with a choice of Off Train Excursions. Your journey continues through the southern Flinders Ranges and into cosmopolitan Adelaide, the South Australian capital. Embark on a history tour of the South Australian Museum, or journey beyond to the legendary Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions. A visit to the historic stone village of Hahndorf in the photogenic Adelaide Hills is another option. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

Enjoy breakfast as you begin your crossing of the Nullarbor Plain. Part way along the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track (478km), have a wander around Cook, an abandoned railway town that was once home to a bush hospital and more than 50 railway workers. Next stop is tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere. Here you’ll enjoy an outback dinner under a glorious spread of stars. (B,L,D)

 

Day 4

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by your window, as the final stage of your crossing to Perth unfolds. After a delicious lunch, arrive at East Perth Rail Terminal and transfer to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Mercure Perth (B,L)

 

Day 5

PERTH AND FREMANTLE

Starting in Perth in the morning, your City Explorer tour takes in the major attractions including the Western Australian Cricket Ground, Kings Park, picturesque Cottesloe Beach and the historic port town of Fremantle. With an eclectic mix of artists, backpackers, fisherfolk and students, ‘Freo’ buzzes with the songs of buskers as footpaths fill with art collections and music drifts out from cafés and bars. Cruise back to Perth along the Swan River. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore – perhaps take a look around Elizabeth Quay and the Swan Bell Tower, or visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia. (B)

 

Day 6

PERTH TO MARGARET RIVER

Bid Perth a temporary goodbye and travel south to the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the world (1841m) and the surf-lined shores of the Margaret River region. Stop at the famous Bootleg Brewery for a gourmet platter lunch and award-winning beers and ciders, followed by premium wine tastings at Sandalford Winery. Further south are impressive Mammoth Cave and the massive karri trees of Boranup Forest. Your tour continues to the 39m-tall Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, overlooking the point where the Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean collide. From here you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation. OVERNIGHT: 1 night Quality Inn Margaret River (B,L,D)

 

Day 7

MARGARET RIVER TO PERTH

Enjoy some downtime in the morning: stroll along the main street of Margaret River township, sip a coffee in a café then meander back to your accommodation. Heading into the Margaret River Wine Region, enjoy five guided wine tastings paired with locally produced cheese, chocolate and a range of other flavours. Take part in an exclusive blind tasting and enjoy a delicious winery platter for lunch. Return to Perth later in the evening. OVERNIGHT: 1 night Mercure Perth (B,L)

 

Day 8

FAREWELL

Check out of your hotel after breakfast: one last chance to explore Perth before your journey home. (B)

 

Alternative

Alternative Departure:

Perth to Sydney (PMEPTSYD), Adelaide to Perth (PMAPTEPT), Perth to Adelaide (PMEPTAPT)

 

 

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Package price*  
 Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $5,039 pp $5,839 pp $6,039 pp
Gold Service Everyday $3,739 pp $4,079 pp $4,239 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $3,219 pp $3,509 pp $3,939 pp


*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability, please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.

 

 

To book call 1800 703 357

Booking Code: PMSYDEPT

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