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Board the Great Southern for your memorable two-night journey to Brisbane. After leaving the food and wine capital behind, your first stop is almost like entering another world. A million years in the making, the Grampians region is celebrated for its wild and spectacular scenery including awe-inspiring ancient mountains, glittering waterfalls, and ancient rock art.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Great Southern (L,D)
After breakfast on board, prepare for an Off Train Excursion in Australia’s capital, Canberra. Best known as the home of politics and Parliament House, get to know another side of this fascinating city, its landmarks, history and culture. (B,L,D)
Today is all about those beach views as you travel the Northern new South Wales Coast. It’s here that you’ll enjoy a very special beachside brunch just a stone’s throw from Coffs Harbour. Then, it’s back onto the train and all its creature comforts as you continue onwards to Brisbane. (B,L)
OVERNIGHT: 1 night Mercure Brisbane King George Square
Your morning in Brisbane is free to explore. Then meet your transfer to join Sun Princess® and start your Papua New Guinea adventure. (B,D)
Enjoy the many facilities available to you aboard Sun Princess®. Alternatively take some time out today in the relaxation retreat, The Sanctuary. (B,L,D)
Retreat to your favourite hiding spot, relax by the pool or watch one of the guest entertainers. (B,L,D)
Welcome to an undiscovered paradise of white-sand beaches, crystal waterfalls and volcanic mountains. And if you’ve come for history, you’ll find that, too. The town of Alotau was the site of fierce fighting during World War II. Today, it’s a peaceful retreat offering the vacationer plenty of time to relax and connect with nature. Beyond the city you’ll find a tropical rainforest full of birds of paradise and a laid-back ease worth discovering. (B,L,D)
Kitava is a small island off the main Trobiand Island of Kiriwina and the site of stunning white sand beaches and the sand atoll of Nuratu Island. (B,L,D)
Note: Kitava is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.
Located on the north-eastern tip of Papua New Guinea, Rabaul blends natural beauty with a fascinating history as the former capital of New Britain. Destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 1937 and as recently as 1994, Rabaul was also the site of aerial bombardment in World War II and is home to underground tunnels built by the Japanese forces during its occupation. In more recent years, Rabaul has rebuilt itself. Its harbour is one of the most impressive in the Pacific basin. (B,L,D)
Located in Milne Bay and one of the world’s most untouched islands, Kiriwina is the largest of the Trobian Islands which is also home to one of the world’s most intact island cultures. (B,L,D)
Note: Kiriwina Island is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.
Conflict Islands is the perfect spot to explore the world’s most biodiverse reef systems, including perhaps some turtle spotting. (B,L,D)
Note: Conflict Islands is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.
Relax during your day at sea and take advantage of all that Sun Princess® has to offer. (B,L,D)
Revisit your favourite restaurants, catch that last onboard performance or enjoy just one more cocktail. (B,L,D)
Your journey to the island paradise of PNG concludes in Brisbane today. (B)