*A valid passport is required to travel aboard Sapphire Princess®
* Pricing available for alternative cabin types, please contact us
^ Shore Excursions have fees applied
|Gold Service Advance Purchase||$5,699|
|Gold Service Everyday||$6,289|
|Platinum Service Everyday||$8,099|
This morning you board the Indian Pacific and before long you’ll be travelling through the delightful Avon Valley. Take time out to explore the iconic train and its many creature comforts. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Outback Explorer Lounge with fellow travellers in anticipation of your late-night arrival into the gold mining township of Kalgoorlie where you’ll enjoy an Off Train Excursion.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (L,D)
Wake to a spectacular Nullarbor sunrise, then spend the day taking in the outback vistas before visiting 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 in the morning where a range of Off Train Excursions are on offer.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Adelaide Oval or see the highlights of the city on foot or by coach. After a rewarding experience in the South Australian capital, return to the Indian Pacific to continue the journey towards Sydney. Your next stop is Broken Hill where you’ll have a choice of excursions that showcase the rich mining, artistic and cinematic legacy of this frontier outback town, before reboarding the train for dinner. (B,L,D)
When you wake this morning, take in the full spectacle of the Blue Mountains right on Sydney’s doorstep. After your arrival into Katoomba, select from a number of mountain experiences. See the majestic Three Sisters at Echo Point and the views at Jamison Valley before arriving into Sydney, marking the culmination of your epic transcontinental crossing.
Make your way to your accommodation in Sydney.
OVERNIGHT: 4 nights VIBE Hotel Sydney (B,L)
Enjoy a free day to discover Sydney at your leisure. (B)
Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience
from $175 per person.
Explore the fertile Hunter Valley and taste delicious food and award-winning wines. Enjoy private vineyard inspections and learn about the winemaking process. Stroll the vineyards, purchase some wine or simply enjoy the beautiful Australian countryside.
Another day to explore Sydney at your leisure. (B)
Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney – Dinner Cruise
from $175 per person.
Experience one of the world’s most iconic destinations in ultimate style, with a dinner cruise on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Discover a unique and intimate way to experience this world-famous location and be treated to stunning views of the city skyline as you sail past famous landmarks such as the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. During your cruise you’ll enjoy a three-course chef designed menu featuring locally sourced and regionally inspired ingredients. Pair this with wines from some of New South Wales’ most prestigious wine regions and you’ve got the perfect culinary experience.
This morning it’s time to check out of your Sydney hotel and board a cruise ship for the next stage of your spectacular adventure. Sapphire Princess ® truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalising cuisine, dazzling live entertainment, and new experiences with the Discovery at SEA ® programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars® — whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable.
OVERNIGHT: 17 nights Sapphire Princess ® (B,D)
Relax and familiarize yourself with the many facilities available to you aboard Sapphire Princess ®.
Brisbane has come of age and continues to grow as a cosmopolitan metropolis with loads of appeal. Its elegant 19th century sandstone buildings sit alongside superb modern architecture and a cultural precinct lining the banks of the Brisbane River. The Queensland capital is also the perfect gateway to enjoy the fabulous Gold Coast. (B,L,D)
Relax and enjoy the many facilities available to you aboard Sapphire Princess ®. (B,L,D)
With the Daintree National Park and Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep, Cairns is a magnet for visitors. A popular destination for adventurers from the world over, Cairns has an idyllic climate, beautiful tree-lined esplanades to stroll, and a wide variety of day trip activities to choose from. (B,L,D)
Relax on board in one of the lounges, read a good book, or visit The Sanctuary. (B,L,D)
Go ashore to find white sand beaches, crystal waterfalls and awesome volcanic ranges. Now a peaceful retreat, Alotau in Papua New Guinea is the perfect place to connect with nature. (B,L,D)
Plan your onboard activities for the next two days whilst at sea. Enjoy a musical production, play bingo, dabble in the casino, or perhaps join a cooking demonstration. (B,L,D)
Peruse the extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. Perhaps you prefer a visit to the on board shops. On board, you’ll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs.
Australia’s northern capital lies at the heart of the tropics and is home to more than half of the Northern Territory’s population. A popular starting point for journeys through the many attractions of the Top End wilderness regions, there’s also plenty of fascinating history to explore in and around Darwin. (B,L,D)
Enjoy today at your leisure. (B,L,D)
Renowned as one of the most important and spectacular wilderness regions on earth, you will get to see the beauty of the Kimberley from the ocean. The dramatic coastline framed by stark red cliffs has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. With more than 2,600 islands scattered beyond the reefs, the area is rich in biodiversity and wildlife. Expect to see plenty of exotic birdlife as you cruise past this amazing wonderland. (B,L,D)
Built on the back of the pearl trade, Broome is a wonderfully multicultural town on the rugged north west coast of Western Australia. This fascinating and diverse remote outpost boasts the stunning Cable Beach, one of the country’s premier beaches, stretching more than 20 kilometres along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. (B,L,D)
Pamper yourself with a treatment in Lotus Spa or indulge in one of the specialty restaurants. (B,L,D)
Revisit your favourite restaurants, catch that last onboard performance or enjoy just one more cocktail
With its superb Mediterranean climate, wonderful scenery and pristine beaches, Geraldton has long been a popular place to visit. A major port gateway to Western Australia, it is also a global haven for windsurfers with Coronation Beach one of the world’s hotspots. (B,L,D)
As Sapphire Princess ® arrives into its final destination of Fremantle this morning, it’s time to disembark the ship, marking the end of your Northern Explorer epic adventure.