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Trans Continental Classic

Duration
12 Days
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US$ 3,688

Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean (or vice versa). Visit Sydney and Canberra, spend time aboard the ‘Indian Pacific’ train, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.


Australia’s most iconic rail journey, the “Indian Pacific” takes you across the mighty Nullarbor Plain on this 13 day itinerary from Sydney to Perth – or vice versa.

This trip incorporates our popular Three Capitals Classic itinerary to give you an introduction to three of Australia’s most exciting cities. Sydney greets you with its glistening harbour and iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Canberra is the purpose-built national capital of Australia, with many historic and noteworthy sights including Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial. Meanwhile, Melbourne is a leisure traveller’s delight, as Australia’s undisputed centre for sports, shopping and culture.

Adelaide is your gateway to South Australia. With 4 days to explore the history, wine and wildlife of this vibrant state, you’ll visit the Barossa Valley, Australia’s oldest and most famous wine making region. You’ll also spend a night on Kangaroo Island, home to the famous sea lions of Seal Bay and spectacular natural landmarks like Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks. The island is also home to other natives including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, platypus and over 250 species of birds.

Board the “Indian Pacific” for your journey to Perth. Spend two nights and a full day onboard this historic train, which allows you to take in the incredible vastness of the Australian outback from the comfort of your seat. Finally, arrive in Perth to enjoy a half day sight-seeing tour, including a Swan River cruise and a visit to neighbouring Fremantle.


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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,688

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Day 1

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Park Regis City Centre Sydney

Park Regis City Centre is an ideal hotel for leisure or a business stay. Located in the heart of Sydney, the hotel is close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street, the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. The best shopping, entertainment and sightseeing are all within walking distance. The hotel has 122 guest rooms ranging in style and size.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
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Park Regis City Centre Sydney

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    Park Regis City Centre Sydney



    Park Regis City Centre is an ideal hotel for leisure or a business stay. Located in the heart of Sydney, the hotel is close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street, the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. The best shopping, entertainment and sightseeing are ...

    Park Regis City Centre is an ideal hotel for leisure or a business stay. Located in the heart of Sydney, the hotel is close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street, the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. The best shopping, entertainment and sightseeing are all within walking distance. The hotel has 122 guest rooms ranging in style and size.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 2

Morning Sydney City Tour with Opera House

Sydney - set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of cosmopolitan character is one of the world's most beautiful places. Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrancy of this spectacular city. Some highlights of your morning tour include a guided historic 'Sydney Rock' walking tour and a guided tour of Australia's most famous building - the Sydney Opera House. You'll also see Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, affluent waterside suburbs, trendy hotspots and much more.

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Harbour Explorer Hop On Hop Off Cruise Plus Zoo

When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 days visiting up to eleven famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Barangaroo, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour and Garden Island with full commentary. The round trip cruise is 60 - 90 minutes in duration with 30 - 45 minutes between vessels and you can stop off at any attraction and re-board the next Explorer with your two day ticket. Included in this pass is entry to Taronga Zoo and the Sky Safari Cable Car. Taronga Zoo is open from 9am - 5pm daily.

Duration1 Hour
Day 4

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Adelaide Airport to City Hotel TEST

Duration1 Hour

Ibis Adelaide

Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration2 Nights
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Ibis Adelaide

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    Ibis Adelaide



    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, ...

    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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    • Internet Access
    • Room Service

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Day 5

Barossa and Hahndorf Highlights

Travel through the city of Adelaide northwards to the world renowned Barossa wine region. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia's premium wine district. Your first stop is at the multi-award winning Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre where you will have the opportunity to sample their famous wines in a structured tasting, take a tour of the surrounding vines and cellar door and enjoy morning tea as you overlook the vineyards.

Leaving Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley and then onto Saltram Wine Estate at Angaston. Here you will learn about Saltram's 150 year history and taste some of the wide selection of quality wines from the stunning cellar door. After a memorable cellar door experience, journey to the South Australian Company Store and Kitchen for a delicious lunch. The Company Kitchen draws on ingredients and traditions that are distinctly from the Barossa regional producers. You will enjoy a scrumptious 2 course lunch (including a tasting plate) along with wine tastings from two boutique Barossa wineries.

In the afternoon you will journey your way through the picturesque Adelaide Hills where you will have a short stop at the Herbig Family Tree at Springton. This hollow tree trunk provided a 'home' for Friedrich and Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860. On arrival into Hahndorf (Adelaide's oldest German settlement), you can choose between wine tastings at the boutique RockBare Cellar Door or free time to explore Hahndorf's main street with many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce and pubs where you can sample some German Beers.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk, Kangaroos and Koalas in the Wild

Today you will depart Adelaide by air. On arrival at Kingscote Airport you will be met by your guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.

At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian Sea-lion colony. Walk among the sea-lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience, one that you will treasure forever.

Enter a exclusive heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet style lunch with complimentary wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk looking out for koalas in the eucalyptus trees. Travel through the island's interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia's rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small, fine features, in its natural habitat. Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your coach will return you to your accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

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    Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge



    Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is an ideal place to stay for leisure to business travellers. Designed to blend with its surroundings, the hotel sits in bush land overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this Kangaroo ...

    Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is an ideal place to stay for leisure to business travellers. Designed to blend with its surroundings, the hotel sits in bush land overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this Kangaroo Island hotel is close to the Penneshaw Penguin Centre and provides a truly idyllic getaway. The hotel has 38 rooms with pool or water views for you to enjoy.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Flinders Chase National Park, Fur Seals, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch

This morning travel to the western section of the island and discover the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area, home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife. See at close range some of the 10,000 healthy New Zealand fur seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of the Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below. At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. A delicious gourmet style lunch with complimentary wine will be served in a secluded bush setting. During the day koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat. By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bushland to graze on the open plains.

Your tour concludes at Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Ibis Adelaide

Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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Duration1 Night
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Ibis Adelaide

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    Ibis Adelaide



    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, ...

    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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    • Internet Access
    • Room Service

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Day 8

Adelaide City Hotel to Keswick Rail Station

Duration30 Minutes

Great Southern Rail

These Cabins feature a comfortable lounge chair and foot rest by day and a single level sleeping berth by night. Cabins are fitted with a wash basin. Showers and toilets are located at either end of the Gold Service carriage.

Duration41 Hours
Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Perth Train Station to Perth

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Ibis Perth

Located in the Perth West End, the Hotel Ibis Perth sits just 300m from the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls. Featuring 192 air conditioned rooms, the Ibis is the ultimate Perth hotel for either business or leisure travel.

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Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Ibis Perth

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    Hotel Ibis Perth



    Located in the Perth West End, the Hotel Ibis Perth sits just 300m from the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls. Featuring 192 air conditioned rooms, the Ibis is the ultimate Perth hotel for either business or leisure travel.

    Located in the Perth West End, the Hotel Ibis Perth sits just 300m from the Murray and Hay Street shopping malls. Featuring 192 air conditioned rooms, the Ibis is the ultimate Perth hotel for either business or leisure travel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 11

Half-Day Perth and Fremantle City Explorer with Swan River Cruise

This tour consists of taking in the highlights of Perth and Fremantle, giving an insight into the alfresco lifestyle locals enjoy. It features all of Perth city's key points of interest such as King Park Botanical Gardens where you can walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walk and a picturesque drive-by of Cottesloe Beach. Visit historic Fremantle, a centre of cosmopolitan cafes and restored old buildings. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a cruise down the Swan River and upon your return home you will see some of Perth's most exclusive suburbs

Duration4 Hours
Day 12

Perth to Perth Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Departs Thursday from Sydney from Sept to Nov and Jan to Mar.

PRICE INCLUDES:

9 nights hotel accommodation, flight to/from Kangaroo Island, sightseeing, Gold Sleeper Service on the Indian Pacific, and meals as indicated.

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15 Mar 2018
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