Australia’s staggering diversity plays out on a grand scale as the Indian Pacific journeys from Sydney to Perth. Add fine wine and regionally inspired meals to the mix, and this voyage really is a sensory indulgence. See the beautiful Blue Mountains, experience the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, and further enrich your holiday with explorations in Perth, Fremantle and beautiful Margaret River.

INCLUSIONS

● 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

 

HIGHLIGHTS

● Travel through the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains

● Experience historic Broken Hill, with its outback mining heritage and booming arts scene

● Enjoy sightseeing and fine food and wine in and around cosmopolitan Adelaide

● Ponder the vastness of the Australian continent as you cross the Nullarbor Plain

● Tour the energetic, confident city of Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital

● Soak up the maritime atmosphere in the historic port of Fremantle

● See Perth from the water on a Swan River Cruise

● Explore the wineries, beaches and forests of the gorgeous Margaret River region

FARES

PER PERSON


Gold Service Everyday SaverFROM $3,679 PP
 SAVE UP TO $840 PER COUPLE

 

RAIL HOLIDAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE ON SELECTED TRAVEL DATES 1 APRIL 2019 - 31 MARCH 2020.

 

 8 DAYS  7 NIGHTS  16 MEALS

 

* Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance purchase fares are subject to availability.

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 024 518

OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

DAY ONE – 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 TWO – 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 THREE – 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 FOUR – 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 Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central (B,L)

DAY FIVE – PERTH, 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 SIX – PERTH AND 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: Quality Inn Margaret River (B,L,D)

DAY SEVEN – 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: Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central (B,L)

DAY EIGHT - FAREWELL

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

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 024 518

OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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