The Ultimate Australian Rail Holiday
22 nights ex Sydney
Departs every Wednesday
» Rail travel on the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth
» 4 nights in Perth
» Perth & Fremantle City 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
» 3 nights in Melbourne
» Melbourne City Sights Tour
» Rail travel on The XPT, Melbourne to Sydney
Optional Day Tours can be booked with your Travel Specialist at time of booking. Please ask for more details on other fantastic touring options.
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
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. The rest of the time is at your lesiure to explore Perth further.
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 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 Sept & Nov.
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 which includes visits to Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, Roebuck Bay, the Japanese Cemeary 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.
TUES Darwin (L)
Over the next two days, choose one of the following tours:
Option 1: Kakadu National Park
. 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
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.
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
Enjoy your included City Highlights Tour of Adelaide over the next two days, which will include visits to Glenelg, St Peters Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, North Terrace, Colonel Lights lookout and the Haigh’s Chocolate Factory. The rest of the time is at your leisure in Adelaide.
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: Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Tour (Half day) $64 per person; Barossa & Hahndorf Wine Experience Tour (Full day) $132 per person; Kangaroo Island Highlights Tour (Full day) $258 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. On arrival make your way to your accommodation.
Overnight: Quality Batmans Hill or similar, 3 nights
This morning you will be collected for your Melbourne City Sights Tour. Highlights will include the Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Town Hall, Captain Cooks Cottage, view the Shrine of Rememberance and the Royal Botanice Gardens. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Melbourne for yourself.
Today is free to explore the vibrant city of Melbourne, you may choose to add on one of the many optional tours available.
OPTIONAL TOURS: Puffing Billy and Dandenong Ranges Tour (Full day) $91 per person; Great Ocean Road Tour (Full day) $132 per person
THU Melbourne to Sydney
Depart from Southern Cross Station onboard the XPT at 8.30am for your journey to Sydney in a First Class Seat. You will arrive home at 7.54pm.
PER PERSON (TWIN)
Single Supplement +$1190 (Gold), +$7130 (Platinum)
Add transfers: +$140, Add breakfasts: +$383 (Standard)
Upgrade to Deluxe Hotels +$710 (Twin), +$1420 (Single)
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