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Trans Continental Classic

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,642

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
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,642

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Day 1

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Rydges World Square Sydney

This award-winning hotel is contemporary in design and adjacent to the World Square development, right in the entertainment heart of the CBD. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, QVB, shopping district, theatres, cinemas and Oxford Street nightlife are only a few minutes' walk away.
Rydges World Square has 445 spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites including King & Twin Deluxe and Executive Club Rooms, Family Rooms plus One and Two bedroom Suites. Non-smoking, Disabled and Internet-Ready Rooms are available, subject to availability.
Facilities include a restaurant, two bars, complimentary gymnasium, Executive Club Lounge, 24-hr reception and concierge, 24 hour room service, valet parking, guest laundry, valet service, business centre, foreign currency, retail arcade.

Meal Plan Room Only - Stay 3 and Save
Duration3 Nights
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Rydges World Square Sydney

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    This award-winning hotel is contemporary in design and adjacent to the World Square development, right in the entertainment heart of the CBD. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, QVB, shopping district, theatres, cinemas and Oxford Street nightlife are only a few minutes' walk away. Rydges World Square has …

    This award-winning hotel is contemporary in design and adjacent to the World Square development, right in the entertainment heart of the CBD. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, QVB, shopping district, theatres, cinemas and Oxford Street nightlife are only a few minutes' walk away.
    Rydges World Square has 445 spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites including King & Twin Deluxe and Executive Club Rooms, Family Rooms plus One and Two bedroom Suites. Non-smoking, Disabled and Internet-Ready Rooms are available, subject to availability.
    Facilities include a restaurant, two bars, complimentary gymnasium, Executive Club Lounge, 24-hr reception and concierge, 24 hour room service, valet parking, guest laundry, valet service, business centre, foreign currency, retail arcade.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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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 Domestic Airport to Adelaide City Hotel (11:30pm - 04:30am)

Duration30 Minutes

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

The new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide's central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide Casino, and Rundle Mall shopping.

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travellers, delivering a fresh and hassle free stay every time.

The hotel features 245 well-designed rooms, equipped with everything you need for a great stay. Start the day right with our free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option, stay connected with free Wi-Fi, after a long day recharge with our high quality bedding and have a restful night's sleep with a choice of soft and firm pillows. Experience an invigorating shower with our high quality bathroom and have everything in control with our self-service laundry facility, business centre and fitness room.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

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    Holiday Inn Express Adelaide



    The new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide's central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, University …

    The new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide's central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide Casino, and Rundle Mall shopping.

    Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travellers, delivering a fresh and hassle free stay every time.

    The hotel features 245 well-designed rooms, equipped with everything you need for a great stay. Start the day right with our free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option, stay connected with free Wi-Fi, after a long day recharge with our high quality bedding and have a restful night's sleep with a choice of soft and firm pillows. Experience an invigorating shower with our high quality bathroom and have everything in control with our self-service laundry facility, business centre and fitness room.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking (Paid)
    • Reception
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi/Internet Access

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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 Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre where you will have the opportunity to sample their famous wines in a structured tasting, be taken on a tour of the surrounding vines and cellar door then 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.

Leaving the Barossa, 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. Travel to the picturesque Adelaide Hills and on arrival into Hahndorf (Adelaide's oldest German settlement), you will have 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

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills.
On arrival, board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island -- ferry options only. On arrival at Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments. 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 our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach. Travel through the island's interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches 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.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Aurora Ozone Hotel

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    Aurora Ozone Hotel



    Aurora Ozone Hotel, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian facade and amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce …

    Aurora Ozone Hotel, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian facade and amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce and seafood as well as the panoramic views over Nepean Bay while dining at the bistro restaurant. Dolphins can often be spotted in the calm waters over breakfast. Sample some of the Islands' finest wines from either the bistro or Ozone Cellars.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

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

Travel to the western end of the island and discover the 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 Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of 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 picnic lunch with South Australian 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 bush land to graze on the open plains.
Your tour concludes at either Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide, or at Penneshaw in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

The new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide's central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide Casino, and Rundle Mall shopping.

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travellers, delivering a fresh and hassle free stay every time.

The hotel features 245 well-designed rooms, equipped with everything you need for a great stay. Start the day right with our free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option, stay connected with free Wi-Fi, after a long day recharge with our high quality bedding and have a restful night's sleep with a choice of soft and firm pillows. Experience an invigorating shower with our high quality bathroom and have everything in control with our self-service laundry facility, business centre and fitness room.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

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    Holiday Inn Express Adelaide



    The new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide's central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, University …

    The new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide's central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the SA Health and Medical Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide Casino, and Rundle Mall shopping.

    Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travellers, delivering a fresh and hassle free stay every time.

    The hotel features 245 well-designed rooms, equipped with everything you need for a great stay. Start the day right with our free Express Start Breakfast or Grab & Go option, stay connected with free Wi-Fi, after a long day recharge with our high quality bedding and have a restful night's sleep with a choice of soft and firm pillows. Experience an invigorating shower with our high quality bathroom and have everything in control with our self-service laundry facility, business centre and fitness room.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking (Paid)
    • Reception
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi/Internet Access

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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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is centrally located in the heart of Perth, within easy walking distance of the city's fashionable boutiques, theatres, galleries and the financial hub. Refreshingly unpretentious and friendly, Holiday Inn is a welcoming iconic hotel in a modern and exciting city. The hotel offers 181 rooms.

Meal Plan Room Only $ Early Bird - Book 2 Nights before 01 March 2021
Duration3 Nights
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Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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    Holiday Inn Perth City Centre



    Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is centrally located in the heart of Perth, within easy walking distance of the city's fashionable boutiques, theatres, galleries and the financial hub. Refreshingly unpretentious and friendly, Holiday Inn is a welcoming iconic hotel in a modern and exciting city. …

    Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is centrally located in the heart of Perth, within easy walking distance of the city's fashionable boutiques, theatres, galleries and the financial hub. Refreshingly unpretentious and friendly, Holiday Inn is a welcoming iconic hotel in a modern and exciting city. The hotel offers 181 rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 11

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

Starting in Perth, this tour takes in all major attractions of the revitalised Perth downtown area, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground (WACA) and Optus Stadium. Visit Kings Park Botanical Gardens, and have the opportunity to view wildflowers or take in the stunning views from the war memorial looking back over the city skyline. Continue through the affluent Western Suburbs of Perth, known as Millionaire's Row, passing by Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles. Travel on into historic Fremantle, viewing the impressive facades of this heritage listed city including a brief stop. Next, a fabulous a Swan River Cruise from Fremantle back to Perth City's Barrack Street Jetty.

Duration4 Hours
Day 12

Discover Rottnest with Coach Tour and Karma Lunch

Explore the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest as you sit back and relax in the comfort of an air conditioned coach. This 90-minute tour around the island takes you out to some of Rottnest's most spectacular locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End and provides you with a complete interpretation of the island through your passionate and knowledgeable guide.

This tour will provide you with an insight into Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage, diverse wildlife and fauna and social heritage. You will also have a chance to step outside and have a stroll along the boardwalk at the majestic look-out point at West End.

Duration8 Hours
Day 13

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:

  • Round trip transfers between airports/railway stations and hotels
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Half day Sydney City Tour with Opera House
  • Half day Harbour Explorer Hop On Hop Off Cruise Plus Taronga Zoo
  • Full day Barossa and Hahndorf Highlights tours
  • 2 day / 1 night Kangaroo Island Highlights including airfare
  • Gold Sleeper Service on the Indian Pacific
  • Half day Perth and Fremantle City Explorer with Swan River Cruise
  • Full day Discover Rottnest Island tour  
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. 

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