Train, Tour & Cruise Through South Australia & Highlights of Perth

Includes an all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific

Sale Extended - Save up to $1,000 per couple - Now ends 31.10.21 | 3 Night Paddlewheeler Cruise on the Murray River | Upgrade to 5* Hotels in Adelaide & Perth from $300pp

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Embark on this incredible adventure across land and water as you glide through the landscapes on board the Indian Pacific and relish an enchanting cruise along the mighty Murray River, paired with a series of exhilarating tours.

Your adventure begins in Sydney where you’ll embark the magnificent Indian Pacific for your transcontinental voyage to Perth, following the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and legendary adventurers. This is one of the world’s finest coast to coast crossings, on the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Encased in luxury, you’ll savour all-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, capture mesmerising views of the unfolding landscapes from the observation car and relax in your private cabin with en-suite.

Disembarking in Adelaide, you’ll enjoy an overnight hotel stay before you embark the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, for your unforgettable cruise along the beautiful historic Murray River. Wind through the serene waters between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge as you drink in the spectacular riverlands, admiring the views of the ever-changing flora and fauna. Highlights of your three-night adventure include close encounters with river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ boat, marvelling at the astounding landscapes during a nature walk and savouring fantastic flavours of this famous region.

Your cruise ends back in Adelaide where you’ll disembark for a three-night hotel stay. A Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour will allow you to discover the wines and cuisines of this world-renowned region, from wine tasting to gourmet feasts.

Your journey continues back on board the Indian Pacific and witness the breathtaking vistas of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain and enjoy an Off Train Experience in the ghost town of Cook before disembarking in Perth for a three-night hotel stay and Swan Valley tour. Embark on a leisurely cruise along Swan River. Alight for a mouth-watering lunch at the Sandalford Estate following a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and enjoy thrilling live entertainment before your cruise back to the city.

Relish one final day in Perth before your flight back home. Wander along the sun-soaked waterfront at Elizabeth Quay and stop for a bite to eat in one of the many delicious eateries, escape to the Swan Valley to drink in the beautiful landscapes and sample mouth-watering wines or lose yourself in one of the many parks and gardens.

Package Includes

All flights, taxes & transfers

All-Inclusive Rail Journeys

  • 1 night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
    • All-inclusive Off Train Experience in Broken Hill
  • 2 night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Perth with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
    • All-inclusive Off Train Experience in Rawlinna and Cook

Hotel Stays

  • 4 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star hotel stay at the Novotel Perth Murray Street with breakfast

River Cruise

  • 3 night Murray River cruise on board PS Murray Princess with all meals and sightseeing
    • Tour of Murray River Bridge and historic Roundhouse
    • Take a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
    • Taste Riverland food and wine
    • Dragon-fly flat-bottomed boat wildlife tour

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Full day Barossa Valley tour with lunch and tastings
  • Swan Valley gourmet wine cruise
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At a glance

13 nights
Departing Feb 22 - Nov 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
$4,999 pp
Price based on 08 Jun 2022 departure
Outside
$5,499 pp
Price based on 08 Jun 2022 departure
Stateroom
$6,299 pp
Price based on 08 Jun 2022 departure

Here to help

Call to book:

(02) 8313 5965

Holiday code:

CRU2229

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 7am - 3pm

INDIAN PACIFIC

You will enjoy the finest dining, drinks and Off Train Experiences as you stream across the country, while relaxing in the luxurious surroundings. While service on board is exceptional, it is also laidback in a way that you can expect when travelling in Australia; there’s no need to dress up unless you specifically want to, and socialising with other guests is encouraged.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 9 Feb 2022
Sydney - Embark Indian Pacific

Depart Sydney in the mid-afternoon and enjoy dinner views as the Indian Pacific makes its way through the magnificent Blue Mountains. Following a regionally-inspired dinner, paired with all-inclusive fine wines, you’ll have plenty of time to settle in and socialise with your fellow passengers in the lounge. Retire to the elegance of your cabin for a delightful night’s sleep as the train weaves it way across the continent. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4352km journey.

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DAY 2 | 10 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Disembark Indian Pacific & Hotel Stay

As dawn breaks, desert views give way to the rolling South Australian countryside. Arriving in Broken Hill, you’ll savour an early morning off-train adventure where you’ll explore this historic mining town’s unique cultural and artistic attractions. Head back to the train for a hearty breakfast while you journey west; watch the scenery unfold and soak up the atmosphere from one of the lounges before arriving in Adelaide mid-afternoon. You’ll then disembark for a hotel stay in a city that’s renowned for arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants.

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DAY 3 | 11 Feb 2022
Mannum - Embark PS Murray Princess

Spend some time at leisure this morning before you transfer to Mannum Wharf port where you’ll embark the PS Murray Princess for a unique cruise experience along the Murray River. Embrace the character and charm of yesteryear as you savour your elegant surroundings. This remarkable vessel was built specifically for the Murray River and offers a true taste of a bygone era to anyone who cruises with her. You’ll head downriver as you tuck into a delicious Welcome Dinner. As you cruise under floodlight, you may spot nocturnal wildlife grazing at the riverbank before mooring at Mundurra.

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DAY 4 | 12 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

In 1879, the first bridge to span the mighty Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll embark on a guided tour of Murray Bridge and explore the town’s historic Roundhouse. The unusual hexagonal shaped historical residence captures the history of this remarkable region and enhances magnificent views of the river. Back on board, you’ll enjoy a special presentation of the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland and continue your journey upriver where you’ll moor at Salt Bush Flat.

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DAY 5 | 13 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

This morning, you’ll enjoy a spot of exercise as you join your guide for a nature walk around the spectacular scenery of Salt Bush Flat, learning the secrets of the local flora and fauna. Back on board, you’ll head downriver to River View Lodge where you’ll embark on a wildlife tour. In small groups, you’ll wind through the maze of river and observe the majestic views of river birdlife, including darters, herons and egrets before enjoying an afternoon of bocce or fishing challenges. Savour a final night celebration of the farewell Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

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DAY 6 | 14 Feb 2022
Mannum - Disembark PS Murray Princess & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Arriving back at the Mannum Wharf, you’ll disembark for your hotel stay. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Adelaide, a city that’s bursting with culture, flavours and entertainment. Escape to Glenelg and discover the delights of this charming town as you explore the historic landmark of the Glenelg Town Hall. Admire the beauty of the grand main entrance and climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the ocean and picturesque surroundings. Close by, you’ll find the Pioneer Memorial, erected in 1936 to represent four of the biggest colonists that came out here.

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DAY 7 | 15 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city of wide boulevards, fertile gardens and diverse architecture. For a hit of culture, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s heritage. Lose yourself in the beating heart of the city with a visit to Victoria Square. Its vibrant 19th century Central Market bustles with the citizens hunting for fresh produce. Or, soak up the atmosphere with a walk along Port Adelaide’s historic waterfront, home to an array of boutique cafes, shops and even an outdoor cinema.

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DAY 8 | 16 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay & Tour

Savour a dreamy day out as you embark on a tour which will allow you to savour the tastes of Barossa’s mouth-watering food and delicious wine. Relish the tastiest flavours and chat with winemakers at Pindarie Wines and Lambert Estate, and linger over a two-course lunch, with time for coffee and chocolate port on a sunny deck afterwards. From here, you’ll head to the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, where you’ll sit down to taste the house-made chocolates, paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines.

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DAY 9 | 17 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Embark Indian Pacific

Leaving Adelaide behind, today you’ll re-embark the majestic Indian Pacific and continue on your journey to Perth. Celebrate the start of your journey with the ‘Flavours of South Australia Welcome Dinner’, held at the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. A showcase of delicious food and world-class wine, this complimentary pre-boarding event presents sublime regional offerings from both land and sea, and is the perfect introduction to this unforgettable journey.

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DAY 10 | 18 Feb 2022
Indian Pacific

Today you’ll arrive on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Following a leisurely breakfast with expansive desert views, you’ll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression “middle of nowhere”. Back on board, take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you travel across Australia’s longest stretch of railway.

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DAY 11 | 19 Feb 2022
Perth - Disembark Indian Pacific & Hotel Stay

The Avon Valley beckons you this morning – the mild skies and cool green vales of this picturesque part of the world will truly delight. Arrive into the cosmopolitan western capital of Perth after lunch, having finished an epic Australian journey end-to-end.

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DAY 12 | 20 Feb 2022
Perth - Hotel Stay & Tour

Relax and enjoy the iconic skyline and beautiful picturesque landscape as you escape the city and embark on a leisurely cruise to the upper regions of the Swan Valley. You'll be treated to a mouth-watering two-course lunch from the coveted Sandalford Estate following an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one-of-a-kind wine tasting. All of this is capped off with live entertainment and tantalizing desserts on your cruise back to the city.

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DAY 13 | 21 Feb 2022
Perth - Hotel Stay

Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the most isolated city in the world. Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with its chic new bars and restaurants, with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes of Kings Park and Swan Valley. Wander amongst the beautiful blooms of the Botanic Gardens, witness bewitching views from atop the Bell Tower, or escape to Elizabeth Quay and immerse yourself in its frenetic energy. Explore Swan River on a gondola ride, savour fantastic food and unrivalled view from the rooftop restaurant or amble along Public Art Walk in search of the rippling Spanda.

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DAY 14 | 22 Feb 2022
Perth - Fly Home

Your epic rail journey and fantastic holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight back home, filled with a wealth of memories.

Welcome aboard the PS Murray Princess

With all the character and charm of yesteryear, the PS Murray Princess is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere. Built specifically for the Murray River, this enchanting vessel offers a true authentic experience for anyone who cruises with her. Guests can expect a taste of a bygone era, with the grandeur and convenience of modern-day cruising. Accommodating up to 120 passengers, she evokes a sense of intimacy and offers passengers a unique river boat cruise experience through the captivating landscapes of Australia’s Outback. In addition to 60 suites, the vessel also has five passenger decks all named after the Murray River’s great pioneers, features include the dining room, a fully equipped gym, a library, gift shop, one bar and two lounges.

Entered Service: July 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 4

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Entered Service: July 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 4

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Catch some of the sun’s glorious rays from atop the sun deck and enjoy captivating views at sunset as the amber sun descends over the landscapes.

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the hypnotising view of the paddlewheel in action from the two-storey viewing window.

Savour delicious seasonal menus, including local fresh produce, from salmon and scotch fillet to chicken and lamb shanks, in the single-sitting dining saloon.

Welcome aboard the 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.

Know the Facts

The dream of a transcontinental rail service began in the 1890s, but it was not until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The train’s first full transcontinental journey took place on 23 February 1970, when more than 10,000 people welcome the historic train to the city of Perth. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4,350 kilometres between Sydney and Perth in approximately 65 hours. It is instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem.

Know the Facts

The dream of a transcontinental rail service began in the 1890s, but it was not until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The train’s first full transcontinental journey took place on 23 February 1970, when more than 10,000 people welcome the historic train to the city of Perth. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4,350 kilometres between Sydney and Perth in approximately 65 hours. It is instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem.

Carriages

On average, the train comprises some 30 different carriages, including guest cabins, crew quarters, restaurant cars, lounges and power vans.

Cabins

The accommodation on board is extremely luxurious, with different levels of opulence depending on what you desire from your escape. 

Food

Your dining options depend on the level of service you have opted for, but all meals take place in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant car or the Platinum Club. 

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Departing 25 May 2022
Departing 8 June 2022
Departing 18 August 2022
Departing 26 October 2022
Departing 9 November 2022
Inside
Inside $5,699
Inside $5,699
Inside $4,999
Inside $5,799
Inside $6,499
Inside $5,599
Outside
Outside $6,199
Outside $6,099
Outside $5,499
Outside $6,299
Outside $6,999
Outside $6,199
Stateroom
Stateroom $6,999
Stateroom $6,899
Stateroom $6,299
Stateroom $6,999
Stateroom $7,699
Stateroom $6,899
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Departing 25 May 2022
Departing 8 June 2022
Departing 18 August 2022
Departing 26 October 2022
Departing 9 November 2022
Inside
Inside $5,899
Inside $5,899
Inside $5,199
Inside $5,999
Inside $6,699
Inside $6,199
Outside
Outside $6,399
Outside $6,299
Outside $5,699
Outside $6,499
Outside $7,199
Outside $6,399
Stateroom
Stateroom $7,199
Stateroom $7,099
Stateroom $6,499
Stateroom $7,199
Stateroom $7,899
Stateroom $7,099
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Departing 25 May 2022
Departing 8 June 2022
Departing 18 August 2022
Departing 26 October 2022
Departing 9 November 2022
Inside
Inside $5,799
Inside $5,899
Inside $5,199
Inside $5,999
Inside $6,699
Inside $6,199
Outside
Outside $6,299
Outside $6,299
Outside $5,699
Outside $6,499
Outside $7,199
Outside $6,399
Stateroom
Stateroom $7,099
Stateroom $7,099
Stateroom $6,499
Stateroom $7,199
Stateroom $7,899
Stateroom $7,099

CALL TO BOOK: (02) 8313 5965

HOLIDAY CODE: CRU2229