|Cabin||Fare Type||Jun - Jul 2023||Jan - May, Aug & Dec 2023||Sep - Nov 2023|
|Gold Twin||Advanced Purchase||$4,340||$4,670||$5,100|
|Gold Twin||Fully Flexible||$4,960||$5,375||$5,915|
|Gold Single||Advanced Purchase||$4,495||$4,775||$5,195|
|Gold Single||Fully Flexible||$5,025||$5,375||$5,905|
After making your own way to Perth, settle into your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: 1 night DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
Your adventure starts with a picturesque drive south to the fabulous Margaret River region, with several stops along the way. In Mandurah, a coffee break by the foreshore is followed by a visit to the Featured Wood Gallery and Museum in Bunbury. At Busselton, walk off your delicious lunch with a stroll along the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. After free time to browse the shops and galleries in the Margaret River township, it’s time to head to your accommodation for the night.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Margaret’s Beach Resort (B, L)
Today is a sensory overload of wonderful food, culture and scenery as you indulge in regional specialties with various respected local producers. You’ll treat your tastebuds to a tasting of locally roasted coffee, visit a local award-winning winery or two, experience the subtle flavours of extra virgin olive oils, savour a wine and cheese pairing, and top it all off with a stop at the Margaret River Chocolate Company. (B, L)
Today, you’ll head to Redgate Beach to hear stories of the shipwrecks that lie offshore, then it’s time to dive underground to explore the spectacular Mammoth Cave. The next stop is the majestic Boranup Forest, dominated by 60-metre-tall karri trees. You’ll also take a tour of the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin, before stopping for lunch in Augusta. After lunch, it’s time to return to your Perth accommodation for some time to relax.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront (B, L)
Make your way to Barrack Street Jetty, a short stroll from your hotel, and board the Rottnest Express bound for Rottnest Island, 22kms offshore. A 90-minute air-conditioned bus tour around ‘Rotto’ takes you to some spectacular locations, including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the boardwalk lookout at the rugged west end. Enjoy a delicious lunch before exploring the island at your leisure – make sure you meet a quokka. Return to Perth by ferry in the afternoon. (B,L).
This morning, you will join the Indian Pacific, departing Perth, before heading east through the delightful Avon Valley. Relax into the rhythm of this iconic train in your cabin or the Outback Explorer Lounge, in anticipation of your late-night arrival into Kalgoorlie.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (B, L, D)
Wake to a spectacular Nullarbor sunrise. Relax throughout the morning, taking in the outback vistas before feasting on a regionally inspired menu of modern Australian cuisine and fine wines for lunch. Then it’s time to visit the extraordinary and slightly eerie ghost town of Cook, home to a thriving population of four. (B, L, D)
As the landscape changes again and rich ochre sands make way for forests and farmlands, you will arrive into Adelaide. After a rewarding Off Train Experience in the South Australian capital, return to the Indian Pacific to continue your journey toward Sydney. (B, L, D)
Wake this morning to take in the full spectacle of the Blue Mountains on Sydney’s doorstep. After your arrival into Katoomba, select from a choice of mountain experiences before completing your epic transcontinental crossing at Sydney’s Central Station. (B, L)
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