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Are you ready to say “g’day” to an amazing train adventure in the land down under from Perth to Sydney? Spend two days exploring sunny Perth before boarding the iconic Indian Pacific train to Sydney. Onboard the distinctive silver carriages, relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of Gold Service while taking in views of the otherworldly Nullarbor plain, ghost towns, grapevines, and resilient wildflowers of the west, expansive desert outback landscapes and the lush forests of the Blue Mountains prior to descending into Sydney, one of the greatest cities on earth. Enjoy access to all the must-see sights, and venture back into the Blue Mountains for some spectacular views. This rail holiday really does take in the very best this great country has to offer, and more!

Highlights

  • Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden among other attractions in Perth
  • Experience a cross-country journey onboard the Indian Pacific train
  • Discover Sydney’s world-famous harbour and beaches

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in a Gold Twin cabin
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney
  • Hop on Hop off Pass in Perth
  • Offboard excursions at Broken Hill, Nullarbor and Cook. 
  • Optional excursions at Adelaide
  • Sydney Explorer Pass including  
  • Priority entry to Taronga Zoo 
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Sydney and Bondi 
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium 
  • The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D cinema experiences, and much more! 
  • Small group tour of the Blue Mountains from Sydney
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – PERTH
Welcome to cosmopolitan Perth. Roam around on your own exploring the city’s top attractions and experiences. (Overnight in Perth) 

DAY 2 – PERTH 
Explorer the city using your Hop-on-Hop-off. Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The Bell Tower, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Winthrop Hall, The Old Mill, and much more while discovering Perth on your own. (Overnight in Perth) B 

DAY 3 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC 
Climb onboard the Indian Pacific for an amazing journey to Adelaide that won’t soon be forgotten. Travel in ultimate comfort and style in your Gold Service twin cabin, which features all-inclusive meals in the discretely ornate Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, access to the Outback Explorer Lounge, complimentary toiletries and bath towels, and still wine, beer and spirits on request all day long. This evening’s excursion in Kalgoorlie will introduce you to Hannan’s North Tourist Mine where you’ll enjoy a short play performed by local artists, see the Super Pit gold mine. Return to the Indian Pacific for a nightcap and your journey onwards through the night across the Nullarbor Plain. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D 

DAY 4 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC 
At dawn, the Indian Pacific rolls into Rawlinna Station, where you’ll get off the train for a hot breakfast and coffee on the platform. In the afternoon, explore the ghost town of Cook (population four). Back on the train, relax and recharge in your cabin before heading to the lounge or dining carriage. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D 

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC 
The train pulls into Adelaide in the early morning, and you can choose to join a tour of the city for 2hrs or simply stay onboard and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Later that evening passengers have another opportunity to stretch their legs, this time in Broken Hill - an old frontier mining town which has established itself as an artistic hub.  (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D 

DAY 6 - INDIAN PACIFIC/SYDNEY
Its worth waking early to enjoy the views as the train passes through the Blue Mountains today, so you get a better understanding of why they are called Blue.  The dense Eucalyptus forest often appears blue thanks to the magical light here mixing with any water vapour in the air, together with oils from the trees.  It’s a beautiful sight if you are lucky enough to catch it!  On arrival into Sydney Central station, bid farewell to the train and your fellow passengers then head to your hotel for a three-night stay.  In the evening venture down to Circular Quay, the heart of the city. (Overnight Sydney) B

DAY 7SYDNEY
Make full use of your Sydney Explorer Pass today to discover the city’s most popular attractions and landmarks, including the Tarango Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Bondi coastal walking tour, and much more!  If that’s not enough, check out delicious cuisine at up and coming restaurants, do some shopping on Pitt Street, learn about Aboriginal culture and history, join locals for a barbecue, or check out the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art for free. See the Rocks neighbourhood, Chinatown, jump on a ferry to Watson’s Bay, Manly, and world-famous Bondi Beach. (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 8 – DAY TRIP TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
Experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains. Aside from incredible views of the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley from secluded lookouts, you have the opportunity to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and take the Scenic Skyway, Cableway, Walkway, and Railway at Scenic World. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch and conclude your tour with a relaxing, scenic cruise to Sydney Harbour along the Parramatta River. (Overnight in Sydney) B,L 

DAY 9 - END OF TOUR
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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