|Cabin||Fare Type||Jan-May, Aug & Dec 2023||Jun-Jul 2023||Sep - Nov 2023|
|Gold Twin||Advanced Purchase||$3,400||$3,065||$3,825|
|Gold Single||Advanced Purchase||$3,420||$3,140||$3,840|
Make your way to your Perth accommodation and prime yourself for a trip to Rottnest Island and an epic rail journey ahead. The evening is yours to discover some of the city’s atmospheric laneway bars and restaurants, buzzing with live music and surrounded by street art.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Quay Hotel Perth
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)
It might be the largest state in Australia, but Western Australia’s capital city is a conveniently compact centre, packed with things to see and do. Enjoy your day at leisure in Perth visiting Kings Park, Barrack Square or some of the many museums and galleries. (B)
After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to East Perth Rail Terminal. Leave Perth behind and journey though the super-scenic Avon Valley over a gourmet lunch. Relax into the rhythm of life onboard and after a three-course dinner, disembark for an evening experience in the outback gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie. Travelling prospector Paddy Hannan struck it rich here 1893, sparking the greatest gold rush in Australian history. Visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine and the amazing Super Pit, where Kalgoorlie’s gold rush continues to play out today.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (B,L,D)
After travelling through the night, watch the sun rise over tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the Southern Hemisphere. Across the border in South Australia, you’ll make a stop in Cook, an abandoned railway town that was once home to a bush hospital and more than 50 railway workers, before continuing across the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. (B,L,D)
Get to know Adelaide, a true foodie city and the hub of the world-famous South Australian wine industry. Your choice of Off Train Experiences today includes taking in the city sights, the Torrens River, the marvellous Adelaide Central Market or the hugely popular Adelaide Oval. After taking in some of the highlights of the South Australian capital, return to the Indian Pacific to continue your journey toward Sydney. (B,L,D)
Wake up this morning in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Disembark and explore this magnificent region on an Off Train Experience, taking in ancient forests, sheer cliffs and mesmerising views of the Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls. Continue your journey to Sydney Central Station, where your cross-country adventure concludes. (B,L)