The Ultimate Australian Rail Holiday
23 nights ex Melbourne
Departs every Sunday
» Rail travel on The XPT, Melbourne to Sydney
» 3 nights in Sydney
» Sydney Sights Tour
» Rail travel on the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth
» 4 nights in Perth
» Perth and Fremantle Tour
» Choice of a Margaret River or Wave Rock Tour
» Air travel, Perth to Broome
» 4 nights in Broome
» Broome Sights Tour
» Air travel, Broome to Darwin
» 3 nights in Darwin
» Darwin City Sights Tour
» Choice of a Kakadu or Litchfield National Park Tour
» Rail travel on The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide
» 3 nights in Adelaide
» Adelaide City Highlights Tour
» Rail travel on the Overland, Adelaide to Melbourne
SUN Melbourne to Sydney
Depart from Southern Cross Station onboard the XPT at 8.30am for your journey to Sydney in your First Class Seat. You will arrive at 7.54pm and make your own way to your accommodation.
Overnight: The Rendezvous Studio Hotel Sydney or similar, 3 nights
This morning you will be collected for your full day Sydney Sights Tour. Highlights will include the historic Rocks area, Paddington, see the Opera House, Parliament House and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Manly and Bondi.
Today is free to explore Sydney, you may like to add on one of the many optional tours available.
OPTIONAL TOURS Sunset Dinner Cruise, including dinner and drinks (1.5 hours) $89 per person; Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife Tour (Full day) $145 per person
WED Sydney to Adelaide (D)
This afternoon board the mighty Indian Pacific at 2.55pm for your journey to Perth crossing some of Australia’s most remote countryside.
Overnight: Indian Pacific, 3 nights
THU & FRI Adelaide to Perth (BLDBLD)
Your journey continues across the Nullabor Plain.
SAT Perth (B)
Arrive into Perth at 9.10am and make your way to your accommodation.
Overnight: Goodearth Hotel or similar, 4 nights
This morning you will be collected for your half day Perth and Fremantle Tour. Highlights will include Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Cottesloe Beach and the historical port of Fremantle.
MON & TUES Perth (L)
Over the next two days, choose one of the following tours:
Option 1: Margaret River, Eagles, Caves, Wine and Cape Leeuwin
. Highlights include morning tea at Dawesville Channel, wine tasting at Xanadu Winery, picnic lunch at the Eagle Heritage Raptor Centre, guided tour of Mammoth Cave, a stop at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Busselton Jetty
Option 2: Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Aboriginal culture
. Highlights include morning tea at York, lunch at the Wildflower Shop in Hyden, see the spectacular Wave Rock and Gnamma Holes, visit The Humps and Mulka’s Cave, a stop at Babakin. Wildflower viewing stops between September & November.
WED Perth to Broome
Today you will fly to Broome. On arrival make your way to your accommodation and you can begin adjusting to the relaxing pace of ‘Broome time’.
Overnight: Mangrove Resort Hotel or similar, 4 nights
This morning is at your leisure before joining your afternoon Broome Sights tour inclues visits to Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, Roebuck Bay, the Japanese Cemetery and Chinatown.
FRI & SAT Broome
Over the next two days you will have time to explore Broome for yourself or take one of the many optional tours to travel further afield.
OPTIONAL TOURS: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour (Full day) $275 per person
SUN Broome to Darwin
Today you will make your own way to Broome airport for your flight to Darwin. On arrival make your way to your accommodation and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: Darwin Central Hotel or similar, 3 nights
This morning is at your leisure, before joining an afternoon City Sights Tour of Darwin. Highlights will include the Chinese Temple, Botanical Gardens, East Point Military Precinct, the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin.
Today, choose one of the following tours:
Option 1: Kakadu National Park Tour
. Highlights will include the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, a visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre, a guided cruise on Yellow Water billabong to see crocodiles and other native wildlife, view the Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock.
Option 2: Litchfield National Park tour
. Highlights will include the rocky Tabletop Range, the wonders of Litchfield National Park, view the fascinating magnetic termite mounds, visit spectacular Tolmer Falls, time at Wangi Falls for a swim or nature walk and see the double waterfall at Florence Falls.
WED Darwin to Alice Springs (LD)
This morning depart at 10am onboard The Legendary Ghan for your overnight journey south to Alice Springs. Settle into your choice of accommodation and enjoy this splendid hotel on wheels. On arrival into Katherine there will be time to enjoy a cruise on the Katherine Gorge.
Overnight: The Ghan, 2 nights
THU Alice Springs (BLD)
This morning arrive into Alice Springs, where you will have time to explore the town. If you would like to extend your stay in Alice Springs, please ask your consultant for details. Reboard The Ghan to continue your journey this afternoon.
FRI Adelaide (B)
Arrive into Adelaide at 12.30pm and you will make your own way to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this beautiful city.
Overnight: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar, 3 nights
Today you will enjoy your half day City Highlights Tour of Adelaide, which will include visits to Glenelg, St Peters Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, North Terrace, Colonel Lights lookout and the Haigh’s Chocolate Factory.
Today is free to explore the historic city of Adelaide, you may like to add on one of the many optional tours available.
OPTIONAL TOURS: Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights Tour (Full day) $132 per person; Panda Insights Tour (2 hours) $130 per person
MON Adelaide to Melbourne
This morning you will make your way to Adelaide Parklands Railway Station to board the Overland for 7.40am departure to Melbourne. Arrive Melbourne at 6.50pm.
PER PERSON (TWIN)
Single Supplement +$1240 (Gold), +$7180 (Platinum)
Add transfers: +$140, Add breakfasts: $386 (Single)
Upgrade to Deluxe Hotels +$740 (Twin), +$1480 (Single)
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