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Delve into the remote beauty of the rust-hued Outback during an all-inclusive Indian Pacific rail journey and uncover the delights of Australia during a scintillating no-fly voyage.

You’ll begin your adventure in Sydney, embarking the opulent Indian Pacific to explore Australia’s Outback. Follow in the footsteps of bush pioneers as you travel from cosmopolitan to remote destinations, indulging in all-inclusive Off Train Experiences and dining throughout.

After you disembark in Perth, you’ll settle in for an overnight stay before boarding Holland America’s Westerdam for your cruise to Sydney. Highlights include colourful Albany, and Adelaide, one of the world's most liveable cities. In Kangaroo Island, you’ll seek out close encounters with koalas, birds of prey, and kangaroos, before marvelling at the magic of Melbourne.

Before bidding farewell to Westerdam in Sydney, you’ll discover Hobart with its charming Georgian architecture and waterside market.

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Embark on a transcontinental journey from Sydney to Perth on board the magnificent Indian Pacific

Experience one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world with a voyage on board the Indian Pacific service, which travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Part of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, the Indian Pacific speeds from coast to coast on a storied journey that follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving Outback.

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Dining

Indulge in sumptuous cuisine, premium wines and warm camaraderie in the elegant dining carriages. Regionally inspired and innovative menus that highlight local specialities and freshest ingredients are accompanied by all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

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On Board

The moment you step into your beautifully appointed cabin you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. Your attendant will provide you with crisp sheets, bath towels, pillows and complimentary bath amenities.

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Experiences

During the day, relish all-inclusive Off Train Experiences and short stops to experience authentic Australian scenery and culture that extends to discovering Kalgoorlie, Cook, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains (as optional tours).

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Board the exquisite Westerdam

The wonderful Westerdam offers the very finest elements of cruising heritage with the addition of some modern innovations that today’s passengers will love. The Westerdam is a superb choice of ship for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea, yet with interesting activities and high-quality dining options. With a variety of entertainment venues on board, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to how to spend you evenings from classical hits at the Lincoln Center Stage or blues and rock 'n' roll in B.B. King's to sing-along sessions of your favourite radio hits at Billboard Onboard. Your time on board will be as magical as the destinations you visit.

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Explorations Café Bar

Unwind in one of the most extensive libraries at sea in this café with great sea views.

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The Mainstage

Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents myriad performances.

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Greenhouse Spa & Salon®

Unwind with an indulgent treatment or two in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®.

Your 18 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

4 December 2024

Embark the iconic Indian Pacific in Sydney for your all-inclusive rail journey to Perth

Your eye-opening adventure begins in Sydney where you’ll board the majestic Indian Pacific. Prepare for a true journey of contrasts as you travel the full breadth of southern Australia from the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. As you pull away from Sydney, you’ll roll through ever-changing scenery, explore the comforts of life on board, and settle into your comfortable cabin. After dinner, join fellow guests for a late-night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night on board.

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Day 2

5 December 2024

Enjoy a series of Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill and Adelaide

Today, you’ll arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases. You’ll enjoy fascinating excursions to discover its mining history and unique artistic culture. You’ll then glide into the southern tip of the vibrant Flinders Ranges before arriving in the city of Adelaide. The choice is yours on whether you’ll enjoy a city tour or a trip to the lush green Adelaide Hills, sampling the sumptuous wine of Barossa Valley or the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

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Day 3

6 December 2024

Soak up the spectacular views of the vast Nullarbor Plain

As you wake, you’ll find yourself on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Be captivated by the stillness of the desert landscape as your breakfast is served, travelling along the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track. Given the season, another mouth-watering dinner could be yours to relish; a tranquil dining experience under the shimmering stars of remote Rawlinna, followed by relaxed conversation in the lounge before a restful night’s sleep.

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Day 4

7 December 2024

Your transcontinental rail journey complete, you’ll disembark the Indian Pacific in Perth before your overnight stay

Breakfast is served as you glide through the mild skies and cool green vales of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an on-board lunch – the perfect conclusion to your captivating rail tour. You’ll then savour a one-night hotel stay in Perth, a city with a cosmopolitan air and vivacious evening scene. You could wander the Fremantle Markets, housed within interesting Victorian architecture, or take a ferry out to the fascinating Penguin Island.

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Day 5

8 December 2024

In Fremantle, you’ll join Holland America’s Westerdam for your enthralling voyage to Sydney

You’ll embark the wonderful Westerdam, a ship that successfully blends the finest elements of cruising heritage with a selection of modern innovations. It’s a superb choice for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea in exquisite surroundings, yet with stimulating activities and high-quality entertainment available. 

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Day 6

9 December 2024

Discover Perth’s multitude of wonders at your own pace

The city of Perth boasts a fusion of gorgeous verdant landscapes with a bustling city centre that boasts chic new bars and restaurants. Nature lovers will delight in a visit to Kings Park or a stroll through the beautiful blooms of the Botanic Gardens. For art lovers, you could also take a stroll along the Public Art Walk in search of the remarkable Spanda sculpture.

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Day 7

10 December 2024

Today, you’ll call to captivating Albany where historic sights tell of its rich heritage

Albany is the perfect destination for history lovers. This port city is where the first European settlers landed in Western Australia, and many of Albany’s stone colonial buildings still stand today. You’ll find that this city features intriguing museums, including the National Anzac Centre and Whaling Station Museum. You could also delight in Albany’s beaches, taking in its breathtaking rugged coastline with soft white sands, vibrant waters, and gentle waves.

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Days 8 - 9

11 - 12 December 2024

Delight in a wealth of entertainment options on board

During your time at sea, you’ll find plenty on board to entertain you. The Vista Show Lounge lights up at night with superb live entertainment, while Holland America’s ‘Dancing with the Stars at Sea’ lets passengers get involved with the fun! Night owls will love the classy casino, open until late. 

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Day 10

13 December 2024

A city with a seafaring heritage and culinary delights, Port Lincoln is yours to discover today

Well-known as the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln more than lives up to its title with its vast commercial fishing fleet and restaurants that serve an incredible array of delicious and locally caught seafood. The city’s maritime past means you could explore the old fishing vessels or wander its rugged beach coastline. If you’re feeling daring, you could go shark cage diving or, for a tamer experience, swim with playful sea lions.

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Day 11

14 December 2024

Savour a call in Adelaide to delve into South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital

When its popular sporting events – including cricket, tennis, and motorsports – aren’t available, you’ll get the chance to explore Adelaide’s heart with a visit to Victoria Square. Its vibrant 19th-century Central Market bustles with locals searching for fresh produce. Or, if you want to uncover more of Australia’s natural beauty, you could travel to Mount Lofty to look down upon the sprawling city, hugged by lush green trees and the soft blue blanket of the ocean beyond.

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Day 12

15 December 2024

The unspoiled, verdant beauty of Kangaroo Island awaits you today

In today’s age, it’s nearly impossible to view the wonders of nature without humanity’s presence intruding on it. Kangaroo Island, however, defies all expectations as over a third of the island is dedicated to protected nature reserves. While named after the national animal, Kangaroo Island is also home to a wide array of wildlife, including lively sea lions, elusive koalas and, to the west of the island, pottering penguin colonies.

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Day 13

16 December 2024

Dining on board is a treat with a wide selection of cuisine on offer to suit every palate and mood

Delight in a wide range of delicious on-board dining options, from burgers and fries by the Lido pool or the Pan-Asian flavours of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs are charting an exciting course for dining across the Holland America fleet. 

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Day 14

17 December 2024

You’ll relish a lively visit to Melbourne, exploring its exciting fusion of style, sport, culture, and dining

Today, you’ll arrive in Melbourne, a city famed for its vivid, buzzing markets where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. During your time here, you’ll encounter the leafy sections of its inner city, which boasts a European feel alongside New York-style high-rises. Away from the bustle of the city lies the nearby Yarra Valley, where you could taste world-class wines and stroll through its lush forests.

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Day 15

18 December 2024

You’ll be treated to a wealth of entertainment options on board

When it comes to activities on board Westerdam, much-loved favourites including the Greenhouse Spa® and fitness centre will ensure that you’re well-looked after, while more recent introductions – such as informative digital workshops and the brilliant Culinary Arts Centre – add a new twist to your cruise and holiday experience. 

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Days 16 - 17

19 - 20 December 2024

Gateway to Tasmania’s thrilling capital, savour Hobart’s seaside allure during an overnight in port

Sea-salty charm, gourmet cuisine, bustling harboursides – Hobart exudes an eclectic atmosphere. You could wander its waterfront precinct that sits in the shadow of the majestic Mount Wellington while – at Salamanca Place – you’ll uncover Hobart’s historic, creative, and cultural heart. Following an overnight stay in port here, you’ll travel to quaint Port Arthur. This former convict settlement is one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites and an open-air museum. Wander around the various buildings to learn how British convicts, deported to Australia in the 18th century, served their sentences. 

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Day 18

21 December 2024

Enjoy sophisticated yet varied evenings on board Westerdam

For a refined night, head to the intimate Gallery Bar, a sophisticated venue with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the feel of a private club. It features an exclusive cocktail menu designed by celebrity mixology Dale DeGroff, and the walls are decorated with numerous artworks including portraits, landscapes, and abstract paintings. 

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Day 19

22 December 2024

Today marks the end of your unforgettable getaway

Today, you’ll bid a fond farewell to the astounding Westerdam. Disembarking in Sydney, you’ll make your own way to the airport for your journey home. Reminisce on the memorable experiences you have made, ready to tell your loved ones on your arrival.

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Your Hotel Stay

Rydges Perth Kings Square
★★★★

You’ll find the heart of Perth right at your doorstep at Rydges Perth Kings Square. Close to Perth’s Central Business District and the RAC Arena, you’re just minutes away from the highlights of this bustling city. Keep up with your fitness at the on-site gym that features Technogym equipment or come evening, stop by Rydges Bar & Kitchen, which serves Western Australian-inspired cuisine and an array of natural flavours. Spacious surroundings and ultra-modern interiors then welcome you in your suite. From the window, you’ll delight in stunning city views as you drift off to sleep following long days exploring Perth.

Your Holiday Summary

Full-Board Cruise

  • 14 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam
  • Overnight in port in Perth and Hobart

Hotel Stay

  •  1 night four-star hotel stay at the Rydges Perth Kings Square with breakfast

 All-Inclusive Rail Journey*

  • 3 night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
    • Off Train Experiences and short stops in Broken Hill and Adelaide

All Taxes & Transfers

*Price based on a Gold Single Cabin

 

Prices

Departing

4 December 2024

Inside

$5,999pp

Ocean View

$6,999pp

Verandah

$8,499pp

Suite

$10,999pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Perth, Albany, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, Hobart, Port Arthur, Sydney

Departing

4 December 2024

Inside

$6,699pp

Ocean View

$7,699pp

Verandah

$9,199pp

Suite

$11,699pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Perth, Albany, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, Hobart, Port Arthur, Sydney

Departing

4 December 2024

Inside

$6,699pp

Ocean View

$7699pp

Verandah

$9,199pp

Suite

$11,699pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Perth, Albany, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, Hobart, Port Arthur, Sydney

Departing

4 December 2024

Inside

$6,799pp

Ocean View

$7,799pp

Verandah

$9,299pp

Suite

$11,799pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Perth, Albany, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, Hobart, Port Arthur, Sydney

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

1800 958 405

and Quote Holiday Code: AUS7442