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Relish this luxury getaway, indulged with a three-night stay in Sydney and Gold Penfolds harbour dinner cruise, two-day Hunter Valley sojourn enjoying sublime wine tastings and Chef’s gastronomic tasting menu and a classic transcontinental journey to Perth on the iconic Indian Pacific.

Start with a three-night stay in dazzling harbour city, Sydney, in a luxury 5-Star hotel in central downtown.  During your exciting time here, you’ll have ample opportunity to soak-up all of Sydney’s attractions, including its magnificent harbour and iconic Sydney Opera House and The Rocks, the enviable outdoor lifestyle with its al fresco dining and gorgeous beaches and the hip neighbourhoods and buzzy café culture. A highlight is the fantastic Sydney Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise, the quintessential gourmet food and wine experience on Sydney Harbour. On board this luxury Captain Cook vessel, you’ll relish a sumptuous six-course Degustation Menu, paired with Penfolds gold selection of private bin and fine vintage wines and uninterrupted, million-dollar views of the glittering harbour from Premium upper deck window seating.

More delights await as you set-off for the scenic Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest commercial wine-growing region. On a memorable full-day tour with guide, you’ll savour wine tastings and a delicious two-course lunch paired with a glass of wine from the region, followed by a craft brewery tasting. You’ll then enjoy an overnight stay at 5-Star Spicers Guesthouse, a luxurious retreat secluded at the heart of the Hunter Valley. At Spicers acclaimed signature restaurant, éRemo, you’ll be indulged with a sublime Italian culinary journey and four-course dinner, tasting Chef’s selection of classically Italian-inspired dishes. 

Returning to Sydney, then embark the iconic Indian Pacific for an incredible transcontinental passage along the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track, following in the legendary path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and adventurers. During your three-night luxury train journey, savour the all-inclusive wining and dining, mesmerising views of the unfolding landscapes and several enthralling off-train experiences. These cover Broken Hill, a former thriving railway community, a tour of either South Australia’s historic capital, Adelaide, one of two prolific wine growing regions, the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale, or Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement then, Rawlinna, a remote Outback outpost, where you’ll be treated to unique Outback dining experience. You’ll disembark the Indian Pacific upon arrival in Perth, Western Australia’s sun-drenched capital, concluding your memorable luxury getaway!

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Welcome aboard the Indian Pacific

Welcome aboard one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world, which travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem, the iconic 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. During this memorable three-night passage, enjoy the finest all-inclusive dining and drinks and memorable off-train experiences as you stream across the continent, while relaxing in luxurious surroundings and private cabins. While service on board is exceptional, it’s also delightfully laidback as is typical in Australia; there’s no need to dress up unless you specifically wish to!

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Dining

Settle into life on board, savouring the all-inclusive dining and culinary wonders in the elegant Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Regionally-inspired menus change regularly and showcase fine Australian cuisine and diverse international flavours, paired with sumptuous local wines.

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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. In the evenings, socialising with the other guests at the restaurant or Outback Explorer Lounge is positively encouraged.

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Experiences

During your journey, relish all-inclusive off-train adventures and short stops to experience authentic Australian scenery and culture; these include Broken Hill, the city of Adelaide or its wondrous surrounds such as the Barossa Valley, Cook and the Nullarbor Plain’s remote outpost, Rawlinna.

Your 7 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

11 March 2023

Arrive in Sydney, then enjoy an exciting three-night luxury hotel stay in this dazzling harbour city

Today you’ll fly into Sydney, Australia’s oldest and largest urban centre and make your way to your luxury 5-Star hotel for a memorable three-night stay. During your time in this dazzling metropolis, there will be ample opportunity to explore the magnificent harbour, lauded as one of the world’s most beautiful. Take a stroll around the harbour shores to discover the city’s iconic landmarks, including the distinctive sails of the Sydney Opera House and the arched Harbour Bridge. Within the harbour vicinity you could also explore the waterfront Royal Botanic Garden and The Rocks, the historic site of Australia’s first European settlement; nowadays, a vibrant precinct brimming with atmospheric bars, cafés and restaurants housed in heritage buildings.

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Day 2

12 March 2023

Savour a fantastic Gold Penfolds dinner cruise and the city’s glittering night-time skyline on one of the world’s most spectacular harbours

After a day at leisure, an unforgettable experience awaits later in the day! Late afternoon, make your way on foot from your downtown hotel to vibrant Circular Quay, where you’ll board a luxury Captain Cook vessel for your fantastic Sydney Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise. As darkness falls and the skyscraper lights start twinkling, you’ll be served a sumptuous six-course Degustation Menu, paired with Penfolds gold selection of private bin and fine vintage wines to complement each mouth-watering course. This gourmet menu is also accompanied by house spirits, beer and soft drinks. While dining, you’ll take-in the Sydney harbour city lights by night, admiring the glittering landmarks passing by, such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. These sights are even more appreciated with the vessel’s Premium upper deck window seating, where you can relish the uninterrupted million-dollar harbour views. After disembarking, stroll back to your 5-Star hotel.

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Day 3

13 March 2023

With a final day at leisure in Sydney, experience the harbour city’s alluring outdoor lifestyle, gorgeous beaches and world-class cuisine

With another day at leisure in Sydney, you’ll have further opportunity to explore more of this glamorous city. Discover more of the sparkling harbour and the many attractions along its shores, perhaps even savouring spectacular 360-degree views by joining a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. You could also enjoy Sydney’s enviable outdoor lifestyle and dining scene, eating al fresco at waterfront restaurants such as at dynamic Darling Harbour or a scenic bay. Savour the vibrant café culture in hip neighbourhoods such as Surry Hills or soak-up the sunshine at the city’s string of beautiful beaches, including the iconic Bondi and Manly, where you can also embark on marvellous coastal walks.

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Day 4

14 March 2023

In the Hunter Valley, enjoy wine tastings and lunch, then during your overnight stay at luxury Spicers Guesthouse, savour a sublime four-course Chef’s dinner

Today you’ll be transferred from Sydney to the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest commercial wine-growing region, which has played a pivotal role in the history of the nation’s wine production, enjoying a full-day tour with a local guide. En-route, you’ll stop at a local restaurant, savouring wine tastings on arrival, followed by a delicious two-course lunch paired with a glass of fine wine from the region. Afterwards, you’ll join a craft brewery tasting and then transfer to Spicers Guesthouse, secluded at the heart of the Hunter Valley, where upon arrival at this delightful 5-Star retreat, you’ll feel a sense of relaxed luxury. Later, at Spicers exceptional modern Italian restaurant, éRemo, relish an authentic Italian experience and a sublime culinary journey through éRemo’s menu. On a share-style four-course dinner, you’ll savour Chef’s selection of classically Italian-inspired dishes.

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Day 5

15 March 2023

In Sydney, embark the grand Indian Pacific for an epic train passage across Australia to Perth

After breakfast, you’ll depart your luxury hotel and the Hunter Valley and transfer to Sydney Central Railway Station. Here, your unforgettable transcontinental adventure begins as you embark the iconic Indian Pacific, a classic train named in honour of two great oceans. On this incredible coast-to-coast journey, prepare to witness extraordinary contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines and majestic mountains to the barren stark expanse of the Outback. As the train winds its way through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life onboard and admire the amazing views in the height of luxury. 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 Outback Explorer Lounge. Then retire to the elegance of your cabin as the Indian Pacific rolls its way across the continent.

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Day 6

16 March 2023

Enjoy memorable off-train experiences in Broken Hill, then choose from a selection of day tours for either Adelaide City or its scenic surrounds

As the day begins, the Indian Pacific makes its way to Broken Hill, or ‘Silver City,’ where you’ll then savour a choice of early morning off-train adventures, discovering the fascinating mining history and modern-day artistic culture. A sumptuous lunch is served on board as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular Flinders Ranges. Arriving in Adelaide in the afternoon, you can choose from one of several memorable off-train experiences. You may decide to take a guided tour of South Australia’s historic capital and its key attractions. Or beyond the city, explore two prolific and scenic wine growing regions, the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale. Alternatively, you may wish to tour the picturesque Adelaide Hills, indulging in the culinary delights of Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement.

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Day 7

17 March 2023

Discover remote Cook and the stark raw beauty of the Nullarbor Plain, rounded-off with a unique Outback dining experience at Rawlinna

Awake in your luxurious cabin to the sun’s early morning rays beaming over the vast expanse of the remote Nullarbor Plain. Following a leisurely breakfast with expansive desert views – perhaps spotting a posse of kangaroos leaping through the arid shrubbery – you’ll disembark for a brief stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community established in 1917, Cook nowadays almost resembles an eerie ghost town in the midst of nowhere. Back on board, soak up the ever-changing landscapes before your next off-train experience at Rawlinna, a small Nullarbor outpost on the fringes of Australia’s biggest sheep stations. Dependant on the season, you’ll enjoy a unique Outback dining experience, with an unforgettable dinner under the starry desert skies, or during the colder winter months, drinks and canapés served around a roaring bonfire.

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Day 8

18 March 2023

Disembark the Indian Pacific in Perth, where your amazing journey concludes

Breakfast is served as you make your way through the cool green vales of the Avon Valley, bound for Perth, the sun-drenched capital of Western Australia. After a final delicious lunch served on board, you’ll finally roll into Perth, where you’ll then disembark the Indian Pacific and your marvellous luxury getaway concludes.

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Your Hotel Stays

Spicers Guesthouse, Hunter Valley
★★★★★

A five-star hotel located in Pokolbin at the heart of scenic Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse nestles amongst 40 acres of pretty grounds overlooking mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards. This delightful retreat has been an iconic destination within the Hunter Valley for over 35 years; once inside, you’ll relish the modern elegance and relaxed luxury, combined with an inviting, homely feel and welcoming spirit. All the luxuriously appointed guestrooms feature a classic contemporary feel, inspired by the natural colour scheme of the Hunter region. Spicer’s acclaimed dining centrepiece, éRemo Restaurant, serves exceptional modern Italian cuisine, thoughtfully created with local Hunter Valley produce, complemented by a well-travelled wine list, including some of the Hunter Valley’s best vintages. Here, you’ll be indulged on an extraordinary culinary journey, tasting a four-course, share-style dinner featuring Chef’s selection of classically Italian-inspired dishes.

Amora Jamison Hotel Sydney
★★★★★

Conveniently located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, this five-star property is an easy walk from Sydney’s stellar attractions, such as Circular Quay, The Rocks, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The Amora Jamison also prides itself on its superior levels of Sydney hospitality. The diverse portfolio of 415 guestrooms and suites combine space, style and exceptional comfort, providing the ultimate ambience for your Sydney stay. Stylish bathrooms come generously-sized with separate shower and deep bathtubs. At the sunshine-filled Croft Restaurant, savour modern farm-to-table cuisine showcasing locally-sourced produce, while at Silo Bar you can enjoy locally crafted beers, wines and cocktails. After a day’s sightseeing, relax at the indoor heated swimming pool and day spa, or work up a sweat at the fitness centre.

Touring Experiences

Sydney Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour is breathtaking at any time of day, but as the sun sets with its glorious pinkish hues and darkness delivers a breathtaking city skyline of glittering skyscrapers, it truly is a sight to behold. A dinner cruise is a must-do experience while in Sydney. Late afternoon at Circular Quay and greeted by your local guide, you’ll embark a luxury Captain Cook vessel for a fantastic Sydney Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise – the quintessential gourmet food and wine experience on Sydney Harbour. As you take-in the night-time views of one of the world’s most magnificent harbour in all its glory, enjoy a sublime six-course Degustation Menu, featuring Penfold’s renowned Seared Scallops and Beef Tenderloin. This gastronomic menu comes paired with Penfolds gold selection of private bin and vintage wines, including classic St. Henri Shiraz, along with other beverages. The vessel’s premium upper-deck seating with guaranteed window seats further presents un-interrupted million-dollar views of this dazzling Harbour.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Rail Journey

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

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night five-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Amora Jamison Hotel with breakfast
  • 1 night five-star hotel stay in the Hunter Valley at Spicers Guest House with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Sydney Harbour dinner cruise with 6-course degustation dining and paired wines
    • Stunning Sydney Harbour city lights by night
    • Premium upper deck seating with guaranteed window seating offering uninterrupted million-dollar views
  • 2 Day Luxury Hunter Valley Tour
    • 2-course lunch with glass of wine at local restaurant + craft brewery tasting
    • Dinner at éRemo Restaurant with 4-course Chef Selection of classicaly Italian-inspired dishes
    • Sydney Hotel to Hunter Valley & Hunter Valley to Sydney Train Station transfers

All flights & taxes

Prices

7 Nights |  Departing 11 March 2023

Departing

Perth

Gold Twin

$5,999pp

Solo Passenger

$8,999