The Ultimate Australian Rail Holiday
23 nights ex Adelaide
Departs every Friday
» Rail travel on the Overland, Adelaide to Melbourne
» 2 nights in Melbourne
» Melbourne City Sights Tour
» Rail travel on The XPT, Melbourne to Sydney
» 3 nights in Sydney
» Sydney & Bondi 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 Alice Springs
» 3 nights Alice Springs
» Highlights of Alice Springs Tour
» Air travel, Alice Springs to Adelaide
FRI Adelaide to Melbourne
This morning board the Overland at 7.40am for your journey to Melbourne. On arrival at 6.50pm, make your own way to your accommodation.
Overnight: Quality Batmans Hill or similar, 2 nights
This morning you will be collected for your Melbourne City Sights Tour. Highlights will include the Fitzroy Gardens, MCG, Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Markets, Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River. Afternoon is at your leisure.
SUN Melbourne to Sydney
This morning you will make your way to Central Station to join The XPT for a 8.30am departure. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the countryside in your First Class Seat before arriving into Melbourne at 7.54pm. On arrival this evening make your own way to your accommodation.
Overnight: Great Southern Hotel or similar, 3 nights
This morning you will taken on a full day tour of Sydney's sights. Your tour includes visits to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, the historic Rocks area, Circular Quay, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross, Double Bay, the Gap, Bondi, Milsons Point and Manly.
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, THU & FRI Sydney to Perth (DBLDBLD)
This afternoon board the mighty Indian Pacific at 2.55pm for your journey to Perth, crossing some of Australia’s most remote countryside including the incredible Nullarbor Plain.
Overnight: Indian Pacific, 3 nights
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
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 a stop at York for morning tea, 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 join your 2 hour Broome Signts TOur which includes 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.
Over the next two days, 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 and 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
THU Alice Springs (B)
Arrive into Alice Springs at 9.10am and you will make your own way to your accommodation.
Overnight: Aurora Alice Springs or similar, 3 nights
FRI & SAT Alice Springs
Over the next two days, enjoy your included half day Highlights of Alice Springs tour. Highlights will include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air, panoramic views from the top of Anzac Hill and the historic Telegraph Station.
SUN Alice Springs to Adelaide
Today you make your way to the airport for your flight to Adelaide.
PER PERSON (TWIN)
Single Supplement: +$1310 (Gold), +$7420 (Platinum)
Add transfers: +$186, Add breakfasts: $420 (Standard)
Upgrade to Deluxe Hotels: +$730 (Twin), +$1460 (Single)
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