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Immerse yourself in the atmospheric city of Perth during a hotel stay, paired with a series of tours, before settling in for an all-inclusive rail journey to Sydney on board the regal Indian Pacific.

Facing the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, Perth is a place that makes the most of its coastal location and is brimming with cultural treats and historical attractions. Enjoy a five-night hotel stay here to discover some of its treasures both at your leisure and through a series of tours.

Embark on a leisurely cruise along Swan River, paired with a mouth-watering lunch at the Sandalford Estate. Savour a taste of Perth and Fremantle during a half-day tour and discover beautiful Rottnest Island where you’ll embrace some of its most spectacular highlights.

Following your hotel stay, you’ll embark the Indian Pacific for an iconic transcontinental voyage to Sydney, following the path of bush pioneers and gold rush prospectors. This is one of the world’s finest coast-to-coast crossings featuring the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Cocooned in luxury, you’ll savour all-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, relax in your private cabin with en-suite, and leave the train for several wonderful off train experiences, ensuring this enthralling journey is one to remember.

The first of these experiences is to the former gold rush town of Kalgoorlie Boulder, once a prosperous place where a number of elaborate buildings were constructed, many of which remain standing to this day. After rolling through the barren beauty of the vast Nullarbor Plain, you’ll stop in Cook, now known as a ghost town with just a handful of residents. You’ll then visit Adelaide, where you can enjoy a city tour.

Before arriving in Sydney where you’ll disembark, you’ll stop at the scenic highlight of your journey. The majestic Blue Mountains of New South Wales are awash with lush eucalyptus forests and striking rock formations such as the Three Sisters, a series of sandstone pillars that jut out of the landscape. It’s a formidable terrain blessed with an abundance of wildlife including koalas, dingoes and endangered birds, and the perfect way to end your journey.

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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.

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.

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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 adventures and short stops to experience authentic Australian scenery and culture that extends to discovering Kalgoorlie, Cook, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains (as optional tour).

Your Eight Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

13th December 2022

Begin your adventure in Perth, a charming city facing the expanse of the Indian Ocean

There are few cities that parallel Perth’s wonderful mix of lush nature and urban living. With a cosmopolitan air and vivacious nightlife, there’s also plenty of opportunities to steal a quiet moment to enjoy the sunshine. Wander through the Fremantle Markets – a Victorian marketplace selling food and local crafts – or simply take a ferry out to Penguin Island where you could see a colony of Little penguins, the smallest penguins in the world, zipping through the crystal water.

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Day 2

14th December 2022

See the sights of sunny Perth and historic Fremantle during a half day tour

Today you’ll enjoy a taste of Perth and Fremantle during a half day explorer tour. Beginning in Perth, take in all the major attractions of the revitalised Perth CBD, including the Western Australia Cricket Ground and Optus Stadium. From here, you’ll head to Kings Park Botanical Gardens, where you could admire the spectacular wildflowers or take in the stunning views over the city skyline. In historic Fremantle, embrace the impressive facades of this heritage listed city and enjoy some time to explore before returning to Perth.

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Day 3

15th December 2022

Enjoy a day at leisure in this fantastic city, indulging in its laid-back atmosphere

Enjoy a day at leisure in Perth soaking up the laid-back atmosphere. Unwind on Cottesloe Beach, lined by cute cafés and tall pine trees. Or discover Kings Park & Botanic Garden which is a 400-hectare park filled with wildlife and nature, a highlight of which includes the Federation Walkway that spans over towering, fragrant eucalyptus trees.

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Day 4

16th December 2022

Settle in for a leisurely cruise to Sandalford Estate and enjoy a series of wine-tastings

Relax and enjoy the iconic skyline and beautiful, picturesque landscape as you escape the city and embark on a leisurely cruise to the award-winning Sandalford Estate in the upper regions of the Swan Valley. Savour a series of complimentary treats including a guided premium wine tasting and cheese board selection on your journey upstream. You'll be treated to a two-course lunch at this prestigious winery, 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 5

17th December 2022

Revel in a final day in Perth and escape to the magnificent Rottnest Island

One fantastic Island, so many unique and diverse experiences! Located just 19km off the mainland, Rottnest Island offers endless possibilities. Explore the beauty and tranquillity of Rottnest as you sit back and relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. This tour around the island takes you out to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End. The tour will provide you with an insight into Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage and diverse wildlife, including the famous quokkas. You will also have a chance to step off the coach and enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk at the majestic look-out point at West End.

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Day 6

18th December 2022

Bidding farewell to Perth, you’ll embark the magnificent Indian Pacific for your all-inclusive rail adventure to Sydney

Beginning in East Perth, be greeted by exceptional staff as you embark the Indian Pacific for your cross-country adventure. Your comfortable cabin awaits as does the elegantly appointed restaurant car. All food is included, even the delicious rack of lamb and desert lime lamington, paired with a Margaret River sauvignon blanc. As the views transform before your eyes, get ready for your first Off Train Experience in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It’s long and fascinating history means there's plenty to see, learn and do.

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Day 7

19th December 2022

Marvel at the views of the captivating Nullarbor Plain

Wake in your luxurious cabin to the sunrise beaming over the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. The longest stretch of railway in the world, relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge as the empty blue sky widens and, if you’re lucky, spot a mob of kangaroos leaping through the arid shrubbery. Stopping in Cook, wander through this ghost town where skeletons of farm equipment lie abandoned and houses glare out, vacant and deserted.

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Day 8

20th December 2022

Admire the enthralling natural surroundings of Adelaide

Today, you’ll experience the city of Adelaide. Adelaide, South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital is not only known for its festivals, incredible varying foods and premium wines; it is also home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia – which displays expansive collections including noted Indigenous art – along with the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history.

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Day 9

21st December 2022

Bid farewell to the Indian Pacific in sensational Sydney and return home

Watch in awe as your train snakes through the wonderous beauty of the Blue Mountains, cloaked in eucalypt forests and blessed with rare fauna. Take the off train experience to gaze in admiration at the Three Sisters rock formation and overlook the beautiful Jamison valley, filled with luscious eucalyptus trees and stunning views, before heading to Sydney. Then sit back and relish your last few hours of this unforgettable journey.

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Your Holiday Summary

Rail Journey*

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

Hotel Stay

  • 5 night four-star hotel stay in Perth with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Full day Swan Valley gourmet food and wine cruise including lunch and wine tastings
  • Half day Perth and Fremantle explorer tour
  • A Rottnest Island day tour with a coach tour around the island

All flights & taxes

*Itinerary based on travelling Perth to Sydney direction. Travelling Sydney to Perth direction will have stops in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook & Rawlinna.

Prices

8 Nights |  Departing December 2022 - December 2023

Departing

11 January 2023

Gold Twin

$4,299pp

Gold Single

$4,499pp

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

25 January 2023

Gold Twin

$3,899pp

Gold Single

$4,399pp

Platinum Twin

$5,999pp

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

14 February 2023

Gold Twin

$4,199pp

Gold Single

$4,599pp

Platinum Twin

$6,699pp

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

1 March 2023

Gold Twin

$3,999pp

Gold Single

Sold Out

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

15 March 2023

Gold Twin

$4,499pp

Gold Single

Sold Out

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

18 April 2023

Gold Twin

$4,499pp

Gold Single

$4,699

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

10 May 2023

Gold Twin

$4,499pp

Gold Single

$4,699

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

6 June 2023

Gold Twin

$3,999pp

Gold Single

$4,299

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

4 July 2023

Gold Twin

$3,799pp

Gold Single

$4,299

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

8 August 2023

Gold Twin

$4,499pp

Gold Single

$4,699

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

20 September 2023

Gold Twin

$5,299pp

Gold Single

$5,499

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

11 October 2023

Gold Twin

$4,999pp

Gold Single

$5,299

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

8 November 2023

Gold Twin

$4,899pp

Gold Single

$5,299

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

20 December 2023

Gold Twin

$4,499pp

Gold Single

$4,699

Platinum Twin

$6,999pp

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

11 January 2023

Gold Twin

$4,399pp

Gold Single

$4,599

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

25 January 2023

Gold Twin

$3,999pp

Gold Single

$4,499pp

Platinum Twin

$6,099pp

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

14 February 2023

Gold Twin

$4,299pp

Gold Single

$4,699pp

Platinum Twin

$6,799pp

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

1 March 2023

Gold Twin

$4,099pp

Gold Single

Sold Out

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

15 March 2023

Gold Twin

$4,599pp

Gold Single

Sold Out

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

18 April 2023

Gold Twin

$4,599pp

Gold Single

$4,799

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

10 May 2023

Gold Twin

$4,699pp

Gold Single

$4,999

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

6 June 2023

Gold Twin

$4,099pp

Gold Single

$4,399

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

4 July 2023

Gold Twin

$3,899pp

Gold Single

$4,399

Platinum Twin

Sold Out

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Perth, Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide, Sydney

Departing

8 August 2023