A Taste of Western Australia


Australia’s staggering diversity plays out on a grand scale as the Indian Pacific travels coast-to-coast from Sydney to Perth – one of the world’s great train journeys.

Members from: $2,835 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $2,919 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    Great Southern Rail

  • Booking Code

    GSRTWA

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Four days/three 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

  • Three nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily

  • One day discover Rottnest tour

  • One day Margaret River, Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse tour

  • Six breakfasts, five lunches, three dinners

  • Travel through the spectacular bush scenery of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains

  • Taste the local product in the world famous wine regions around Adelaide

  • Explore the energetic, confident city of Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital

  • Cruise to Rottnest Island and meet a quokka

  • Experience the wineries, coastline and townships of Western Australia’s gorgeous Margaret River region


Australia’s staggering diversity plays out on a grand scale as the Indian Pacific travels coast-to-coast from Sydney to Perth – one of the world’s great train journeys. Add fine wine and regionally-inspired meals to the mix, and this voyage really is a sensory indulgence. After you experience the Blue Mountains, Adelaide and the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, further enhance your holiday with explorations in Perth, Margaret River and beautiful Rottnest Island.

Itinerary

Day 1: 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: three nights Indian Pacific (D)

Day 2: Indian Pacific, Broken Hill and Adelaide

Wake up deep in the Australian outback, where the historic mining hub of Broken Hill is waiting for you to explore. 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 3: Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain

Enjoy breakfast as you begin your crossing of the Nullarbor Plain, taking its name from the Latin word meaning ‘no trees’. Part way along the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track (478 kilometres), 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 (seasonal). (B,L,D)

Day 4: 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. Arrive at East Perth Rail Terminal after a delicious lunch, and transfer to your accommodation. The evening is yours to embrace — discover some of the city’s atmospheric laneway bars and restaurants, buzzing with live music and street art.
OVERNIGHT: three nights Pan Pacific (B,L)

Day 5: Perth to Rottnest Island

Make your way to Barrack Street Jetty and board the Rottnest Express to unique, diverse Rottnest Island, 22 kilometres offshore. A 90-minute air-conditioned coach tour around ‘Rotto’ takes you to some spectacular locations, including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the boardwalk lookout at the rugged West End. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Karma Rottnest Lodge before exploring the island at your leisure (make sure you see a quokka). Return to Perth by ferry in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 6: Perth to Margaret River

Travel south today and head towards the iconic Busselton Jetty, the world’s longest timber jetty (1,841m). Indulge in a lunch of local Margaret River produce accompanied by beer and cider tastings at one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries. Explore spectacular Mammoth Cave on a guided tour, before a visit to see the enormous karri trees of the Boranup Forest. At the 39 metre tall Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, look down at the point where the Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean collide. As you travel back towards Perth, make a brief stop in Margaret River township and stroll the main street, before heading back to Perth. (B,L)

Day 7: Farewell

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


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Disclaimer


Terms & Conditions: Advertised Prices Are Per Person Based on Every Day, Early Bird and Advance Purchase Fares, in a Gold Service Twin Cabin Valid for New Bookings Between 15 July 2019 to 30 September 2019. Indian Pacific – Advertised Prices Are Based on Travel June to July 2020. The Ghan– Advertised Prices Are Based on Travel June to August 2020. Great Southern – Advertised Prices Are Based on Travel December 2020 to January 2021. All Discounts and Savings Have Been Applied to the Price. Not Available With Any Other Offer. Black Out Dates Apply and Are Subject to Change. Deposit Required Within 14 Days of Booking. Amendments Are Not Permitted. Booking and Credit Card Fees May Apply. Cancellation Fees Apply. Fares May Be Non Transferable and Non Refundable. For Full Terms & Conditions Visit www.journeybeyondrail.com.au. Prices Correct as at 08 July 2019. E&Oe. Atas Number a10679 | 05388jb