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Indian Pacific - Rottnest Wonder

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Travelling across Australia from Adelaide to Perth aboard the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail journeys. Enjoy the sites of Perth and the fabulous Rottnest Island with this unique 8-day package.
Australia
Nature
Rail
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Explore the beautiful Silver City of Broken Hill and learn its culture

Marvel at the beauty of Nullarbor and enjoy amazing outback views

Explore Rottnest Island by bike on the cycle-friendly paths

Ride a segway through the original Rottnest Island settlement

Cruise along the beautiful Swan River

Meet the ‘world’s happiest animal’ the quokka

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. 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 all 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.

You'll learn how to ride a Segway, then an expert guide will lead you to the island's treasures, Bathurst Lighthouse and the Basin swimming area. Jump aboard the Eco Express for a full circumnavigation of Rottnest where you'll 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.

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Included

3-nights aboard the Indian Pacific - Sydney to Perth
3-nights in Perth
1-night in Rottness Island
Transfer from East Perth Rail Terminal to Hotel
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Rottness Discovery touring
GOLD SERVICE INCLUSIONS ON THE INDIAN PACIFIC:
- Comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite
- Upper & lower berths that convert to a 3-seater lounge
- Power outlets in cabin
- In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
- All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
- All-inclusive alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
- All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
- Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Sydney to Perth

 

Itinerary

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Day 1
Indian Pacific Journey: Sydney

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 fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey. 

Overnight stay aboard Indian Pacific

Dinner
Indian Pacific Journey: Sydney
Sydney
Day 2
Indian Pacific Journey: Sydney → Broken Hill → Adelaide

After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill exploring the beauty of this Silver City, and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. As you approach the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges, the train weaves its way into Adelaide, and you'll have more afternoon Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train. 

Overnight stay aboard Indian Pacific

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Indian Pacific Journey: Sydney → Broken Hill → Adelaide
Living Sculptures at Broken Hill
Day 3
Indian Pacific Journey: Adelaide → Nullarbor Plain → Rawlinna

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, and this journey is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Finish the day with an unforgettable experience, dining under an outback sky on the edge of the country's largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal). 

Overnight stay aboard Indian Pacific
 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Indian Pacific Journey: Adelaide → Nullarbor Plain → Rawlinna
Nullarbor Plain
Day 4
Indian Pacific Journey: Rawlinna → Avon Valley → Perth

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 in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Overnight stay in Perth at Pan Pacific

Indian Pacific Journey: Rawlinna → Avon Valley → Perth
Indian Pacific heading through Avon Valley
Day 5
Perth → Rottnest Island

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 all within easy cycling distance. And, ofcourse, 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, then an expert guide will lead you to the island's treasures, Bathurst Lighthouse and the Basin swimming area. Sleep amongst the dunes in a luxury eco-tent at Discovery Rottnest. 

Overnight stay in Rottnest Island at Discovery Rottnest

Breakfast, Lunch
Perth → Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island
Day 6
Rottnest Island → Perth

Jump aboard the Eco Express for a full circumnavigation of Rottnest (weather dependent) where you'll 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 stay in Perth at Pan Pacific

Lunch
Rottnest Island → Perth
Quokkas on Rottnest Island
Day 7
Perth

Today is yours to enjoy the vibrant Western Australian Capital at your leisure. 

Optional Extra:

  • Pinnacle Desert Explorer with Lancelin Sandboarding - ask our friendly team for more details on this

Overnight stay in Perth at Pan Pacific

Breakfast
Perth
Perth
Day 8
Perth

After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
Australian Dollars (AUD)
7 nights
from AUD3,259
per person, twin share
Australia
Sydney
Perth
Nature, Rail
Independent Holiday Packages
February 2021 - November 2021

Hotel options

Pan Pacific Perth
Pan Pacific Perth

Perth
Finest inn with a host of trade, dining and amusement options within easy reach for your convenience. Find invigorating relief in the heart of town.

Discovery Rottnest
Discovery Rottnest

Rottnest Island
It is a place where you can envision an exceptional family vacation, detach from the world, relish sovereignty, space and uncover lavish experience.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to Platinum service aboard the Indian Pacific.

Features of Platinum:

  • Spacious double or twin cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service twin cabin
  • Outback experiences
  • Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfast served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in cabin
  • Australian Appelles Apothecary toiletries
  • Haigh’s chocolates & Bollinger champagne
  • Nightcap at turndown
  • 90kg checked in luggage (60kg in Gold Service)
  • Private transfers at the start/end of your journey (within 60km)

Important notes

Advertised “from price” is based on ‘ADVANCE PURCHASE’ Rail Journey Fares and must be paid in full at time of booking. Pricing varies on each departure and is subject to availability. Please enquire with our team for exact pricing, upgrade options and departure dates.

Exclusions

  • Flights - Please contact our team to add flights onto this package. 

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