|Low season||Shoulder season||High season|
|Gold Service Advance Purchase||$2,979||$3,259||$3,399|
|Gold Service Everyday||$3,509||$3,849||$4,019|
|Platinum Service Everyday||$4,839||$5,659||$5,859|
Departing Sydney’s Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle into your first evening on the Indian Pacific, enjoying the sumptuous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)
After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill exploring the beauty of this Silver City and discover its mining history and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. As you approach the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, the train weaves its way into Adelaide, and you’ll have more afternoon Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train. (B, L, D)
Today, wake up and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin meaning ‘no trees’, the ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time, making this journey all about the incredible outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under an outback sky on the edge of the country’s largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal). (B, L, D)
Watch the delightful Avon Valley pass as the final stage of your transcontinental crossing unfolds, heading into Perth where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins. Check into your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
OVERNIGHT: Pan Pacific (B, L)
Enjoy your ferry trip from Perth to Rottnest Island. The preferred mode of transport on the island is bicycle – collect yours to explore the many secluded beaches and bays within easy cycling distance. And, of course, there’s always the chance of a selfie with the adorably photogenic native quokkas that inhabit the island.
After lunching at Karma Rottnest, prepare for a change of pace when you join the Segway Settlement Explorer tour. You’ll learn how to ride a segway and you’ll be led by an expert to the island’s hidden treasures, Bathurst Lighthouse and the Basin swimming area. Sleep amongst the dunes in a luxury eco-tent at Discovery Rottnest.
OVERNIGHT: Discovery Rottnest (B, L)
Hop aboard the Eco Express for a full circumnavigation of Rottnest (weather dependent) where you’ll really see its wild side and its wildlife, including the playful New Zealand fur seals at Cathedral Rocks.
After a delicious lunch at Thomsons restaurant, spend your remaining time enjoying the island by foot or bike before the return ferry to Perth.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Pan Pacific (B, L)
Today is yours to enjoy the vibrant Western Australian capital.
Morning Coffee, Culture and Art tour, $45 per person.
Uncover secret gardens, hidden art and colourful history as you roam the city streets. You’ll comb the Heritage Precinct and the old theatre districts before heading to the refurbished State Buildings that house 120 years of stories to share.
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation – this signals the end of your epic journey across Australia. (B)