Day 1 (Wed) – INDIAN PACIFIC, SYDNEY
Depart Sydney in the afternoon and start a true journey of contrasts. Get acquainted with the staff and settle in for the journey. As the hustle and bustle of the metropolis is left behind and the scenery changes to the majestic Blue Mountains, relax in your cabin or if you’d rather be social, make your way to the Outback Explorer Lounge to meet fellow guests. Satisfy your appetite with one of the Indian Pacific’s exquisite menu options, but just make sure you leave room for one of the desserts as well. After dinner, join other guests for a few late-night drinks or head to your cabin to settle in early and await the sights of your first incredible outback sunrise the next day. (D)
Day 2 (Thu) – INDIAN PACIFIC, BROKEN HILL AND ADELAIDE
Wake up with a coffee as you arrive into Broken Hill, a classic mining town where the streets are wide and there is a pub on every corner. On your Off Train Excursion, explore the beauty of this Silver City and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. After stepping back on board, make your way to the Queen Adelaide Restaurant for breakfast. An extensive menu caters to all tastes, enjoy a light fare such as bagels, cereals and juices or indulge in a traditional cooked breakfast. By the time lunch is served, you’ll already be well into South Australia on the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. What better way to celebrate than digging into a beautifully prepared meal showcasing the local produce. On arrival in Adelaide, join an Off Train Excursion. Here you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of tours, all of which showcase Adelaide’s hidden gems. Spend the afternoon exploring and the early evening enjoying dinner before returning to the Indian Pacific. ready to continue your journey westbound. After socialising in the Outback Explorer Lounge, head back your room where you will find your bed turned down and a nightcap waiting on your bedside table. Tomorrow you will embark on the longest leg of the journey across the Nullabor Plain. (B,L,D)
Day 3 (Fri) – INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR
Wake up and marvel at the beauty of the Nullarbor. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you travel across Australia’s longest single straight stretch of railway. Your sense of wonder will be well and truly ignited when it comes time to disembark at Rawlinna that evening. Enjoy a dining experience under the glimmering Nullarbor skies. (B,L,D)
Day 4 (Sat) – INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH
Pass through the Avon Valley this morning, the picturesque scenery of this part of the world will truly delight. This afternoon, arrive in Perth, where you will be transferred to your hotel for the next two nights, Miss Maud Swedish Hotel. Spend the evening experiencing what Perth and its surrounds have to offer. Discover the world’s largest inner city park, explorer the vibrant nightlife or unwind with a mouth-watering dinner by the river. (B,L)
Day 5 (Sun) – PERTH AND FREMANTLE
Enjoy a city sights tour that includes the historic port of Fremantle and a cruise along the Swan River. Takes in all of Perth’s major attractions including the Western Australian Cricket Ground, Kings Park and the Tree Top Walkway. Enjoy a picturesque drive along Cottesloe Beach, before arriving into Fremantle. Long renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types, Fremantle’s streets buzz with the songs of buskers, the sidewalks fill with a collection of art and music floats from trendy cafés and bars. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Perth. (B)
Day 6 (Mon) – PERTH TO MARGARET RIVER
Travel south towards the iconic Busselton Jetty, before continuing further south to the Margaret River region. Stop at the famous Bootleg Brewery to indulge in a gourmet platter lunch full of local produce and enjoy award winning beer and cider tastings. Sandalford Winery is the next stop for a chance to enjoy premium wine tastings. Travel further south to Mammoth Cave and Boranup Forest. Be awestruck by the size of the massive Karri Trees as the journey continues to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. From here you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Margaret River.(B,L,D*) *Dinner not available to those staying at Margaret Forest Apartments
Day 7 (Tue) – MARGARET RIVER TO PERTH
For a varied experience of Margaret River you can alter Day Two of your itinerary with one of the below options:
Wine tour for Food Lovers
Appreciate some down time this morning, before checking out of your accommodation. Wander into the heart of Margaret River and experience the charm of the local cafes, boutiques and galleries. Be taken on a unique gastronomic journey celebrating the region’s food and wine artisans. Savour wine tastings in a tranquil and intimate fashion at a range of remarkable boutique and five star wineries, Adinfern Estate, Margaret River Provedore and Windows Estate. Finish the day with chocolate and coffee tasting.
Top Drop Margaret River Revealed
Appreciate some down time this morning, before embarking on a busy day of gastronomic delights. Stroll along the main street of Margaret River, there’s plenty of time to unwind as you sip on a cappuccino in a local cafe and then stroll back to your accommodation. Today discover why one bottle of wine costs $15 while another costs $100 and ask, is there really any difference? This option features five guided tastings and an introduction to the classic wines of Margaret River. Enjoy exclusive wine pairings with locally produced cheese, chocolate and a range of other flavours. Take time to enjoy a delicious winery platter for lunch and take part in an exclusive blind tasting.
Day 8 (Wed) – PERTH
This morning, after breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)
Perth – Sydney
Adelaide – Perth
Perth – Adelaide
dates & pricing
|Platinum Service Everyday
|Gold Service Everyday
|Gold Service Advance Purchase
|Gold Service Pension Saver
- Prices based on twin share.
- Single supplements apply for single travellers.
- Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability
- Prices valid from 01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018
- Fitness Level: A low level of fitness required – ability to walk short distances.