The chance to live another lifelong dream awaits at the end of your rail journey. As if making an epic transcontinental crossing of Australia wasnï¿½t enough.
|Start||Sydney @ 6.00 am|
|Finish||Perth @ 6.00 pm|
Departing Sydney's Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle into your first evening on the Indian Pacific enjoying the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey.
OVERNIGHT, 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)
After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill followed by a day enjoying the outback scenery. In the afternoon, arrive in Adelaide where you'll have more Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train and continuing your journey west. (B,L,D)
Today is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under an outback sky (seasonal). (B,L,D)
Watch the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your transcontinental crossing unfolds heading into Perth, where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins.
OVERNIGHT, 2 nights Pan Pacific Perth (B,L)
Today is yours to explore cosmopolitan Perth and surrounds at your leisure. Why not take a stroll to the new Elizabeth Quay or cruise the Swan River? If you're feeling a little more adventurous, then take a journey to the Pinnacles, a limestone formation within the Nambung National Park and one of many Western Australian natural wonders. (B)
Recommend, Pinnacles and Lobster Day tour $184 per person.
Exploring the stunning rock formations of the Pinnacles, the amazing Lancelin Sand Dunes, Yanchep National Park - with its Koala Boardwalk - and lunching at the famous Lobster Shack in Cervantes is a rich kaleidoscope of what the west has to offer.
Today your flight to Exmouth transports you to another world. Your eco-luxe accommodation for the next three nights, the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, is a beachside safari camp with just 16 wilderness tents surrounded by the pristine bush and beaches of the Cape Range National Park. Enjoy the day exploring this amazing location teeming with native wildlife.
OVERNIGHT, 3 nights Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef (B,D)
Prepare for a life-changing experience. Depending on the time of year, you have the chance to swim with whale sharks (March to July) or humpback whales (August to October) on the world famous Ningaloo Reef! These incredible opportunities are restricted to small groups, and you will be escorted the whole way travelling aboard a luxury vessel guided by a spotter plane from above. Snorkels and wetsuits are provided. Lunch is also included and even a glass of bubbly to celebrate an encounter with nature you'll never forget. (B,L,D)
Today is yours to enjoy more of Ningaloo from Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. Go snorkelling along the coral reef literally on your doorstep to swim among 500 species of fish, 250 species of coral and 600 species of mollusc. Join a guided walk through spectacular Mandu Mandu and Yardie Creek Gorges, go kayaking or fishing. (B,L,D)
Your morning flight back to Perth leaves the afternoon free to enjoy more of the Western Australian capital.
OVERNIGHT, Pan Pacific Perth (B)
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. (B)
4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna
3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily
Return economy flights from Perth to Exmouth
3 nights accommodation at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef including airport transfers, chef-prepared meals, snacks and beverages, National Park entrance fees and guided wilderness activities
1 day Whale Shark Swim (March to July) or Humpback Whale Swim (August to October) including travel onboard a luxury vessel, wetsuits and snorkel gear, morning tea, lunch and beverages
9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners