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The Indian Pacific is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. Traveling from Perth to Sydney, it takes you across the entire southern part of the continent with stunning Outback views, plenty of opportunities to stopover at major city locations en route (Melbourne, Adelaide) and divine service. Combine the Indian Pacific with time in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney with boutique touring in Perth, Kangaroo Island, Sydney harbour cruise and the Blue Mountains.

Inclusions:

  • Economy airfare Los Angeles - Perth /- Sydney - Los Angeles (please ask for add-on fares from other US cities)
  • Private airport and rail transfers
  • 3 nights Perth at the 4.5* Crown Metropol in a Luxe King Room
  • Perth city walking tour
  • Rottnest Express full day Experience Rottnest with Bike
  • 2 nights Indian Pacific train Perth - Adelaide, gold service twin cabin
  • 2 nights Adelaide at the 4.5* Majestic Roof Garden in a Superior Room
  • 2 full days/1 night Kangaroo Island including 2 full days touring including lunch, 4 star accommodation
  • Round trip transportation from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by coach and Regional Express flights to/from Kingscote
  • 1 night Indian Pacific train Adelaide - Sydney, gold service twin cabin for 4/5 star
  • 4 nights Sydney at the 5* InterContinental Sydney in a Cityside King Room
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Tour of Blue Mountains

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.

Day 2 - Cross International Date Line

Day 3 - Arrive Perth
Upon arrival in Perth private car transfer to accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION - The Crown Metropol Perth is Perth's leading luxury hotel and located 5 minutes from Perth CBD or 15 minutes from Perth Airport. Located at Burswood Entertainment Complex and beside the magnificent Swan River and set in 100 hectares of superbly landscaped gardens and secluded parklands.

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Day 4 - Arcades & Laneways Perth city walking tour
Join your Two Feet and A Heartbeat Walking Tours at Perth Town Hall, on corner of Barrak and Hay street to commence a 2 Hour Arcades and Laneways Tour. On this tour explore the more than 2.5km of arcades and various lesser known laneways throughout the city. Due to Perth's warm climate, the city centre was built with many arcades to keep shoppers shaded and cool. Through churches, shopping malls and public areas, these arcades and laneways provide interesting routes for locals to navigate through the city centre. Art Deco, ultra modern and even faux-Tudor, these are wonderful parts of the city that you will visit on this tour and learn of their origins and impact on the city. In recent years, some forgotten and under utilized laneways in Perth have been given a new lease on life. Through Government investment, the establishment of small bars and cafes, pop-up cultural events and a proliferation of street art, these once ignored places are now hip and happening. It is very easy to spend a couple of leisurely hours exploring these hidden yet bustling/vibrant elements of life in Perth. With plenty of opportunities to grab a coffee on the go, have a tasty treat, or find some awesome places to come back to after the tour, your friendly guide will help set you up for an enjoyable adventure through the lesser known parts of Perth. Tour concludes at approximately 4:00pm, in the central city area of Perth.

Day 5 - Rottnest Island Experience
You will board your vessel in Northport to commence a full day Discover Rottnest tour. Cruise to Rottnest Island and receive a guided introduction walk, then enjoy cycling around the island at your own pace or a coach tour to discover the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest. Rottnest Island is lined with 83 of the most beautiful bays and beaches you will ever see, but what it’s really known for is being home to the happiest animal in the world. Quokkas are small marsupials, much like a very tiny kangaroo. Thousands of quokkas call Rottnest their island home and pose for the perfect picture. You’ll also spot dolphins and seals year round, plus humpback whales from September to December.

Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge, followed by free time at your leisure before boarding the ferry to depart the island and cruise back to Northport.

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Days 6-7 - Indian Pacific Train, Perth - Adeliade
Enjoy a private transfer to the railway station to board the Indian Pacific train, your home for the next two nights. There’s nothing for you to do but relax and enjoy the agricultural and Outback views. On board the Indian Pacific Train, you’ll travel first to Kalgoorlie, then on to Adelaide.

Day 8 - Arrive Adelaide
Explore Adelaide at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.

ACCOMMODATION - Stay 3 nights at the centrally located Majestic Roof Garden Hotel with its custom-made king-beds, deep bath and FREE Wi-Fi only a short distance from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street. Close to a huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping, you can walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes to the Art Gallery, Adelaide University and Museum. The Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Central Markets and Adelaide Zoo are about a 15-minute walk away.

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Day 9 - Kangaroo Island
Join your tour at the Regional Express counter at Adelaide Domestic Airport, and board your flight to Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, an Exceptional Kangaroo Island vehicle will pick you up from the airport to commence a full day KI Adventure Island Life 4WD tour. Stroll through a eucalypt forest spotting koalas snoozing overhead. Travel through some of the Island's best farming country to the North Coast. Visit the habitat of the world's rarest cockatoo and seek out wallabies and kangaroos in the wild. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch in a bush setting, accompanied by South Australian wines, beer or soft drinks. After lunch, visit Seal Bay where you can walk amongst the Australian Sea Lions with your guide on a beautiful sandy beach, and learn about their unique breeding biology. The afternoon is spent exploring more of the south east region of the island before departing on the return flight to Adelaide. Overnight stay Kangaroo island.

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Day 10 - Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase National Park provides a breeding habitat for the rare Cape Barren Goose and is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and a myriad of bird species. Visit Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, Admirals Arch a spectacular coastal grotto and a New Zealand fur seal colony before enjoying an elegant picnic lunch in the bush. In the afternoon sample more of Kangaroo Island, before being set down at Kingscote Airport for the return flight to Adelaide. Tour concludes at approximately 7.05pm at Adelaide Airport.

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Day 11- Indian Pacific Train, Adelaide - Sydney
Enjoy a private transfer to the railway station to board the Indian Pacific train, your home for the tonight. There’s nothing for you to do but relax and enjoy the agricultural and Outback views. On board the Indian Pacific Train, you’ll travel first to Broken Hill, then on to Sydney.

Day 12 - Arrive Sydney
Disembark the train and head to your downtown hotel. to drop off luggage.  This spectacular city will be your home for the next 4 nights. Reast of the day at leisure.

ACCOMMODATION - The InterContinental Sydney is internationally acclaimed as one of the world's best hotels and a true expression in luxury and style, positioned on the edge of the world's most stunning harbour, InterContinental Sydney overlooks the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Royal Botanic Gardens. This premium smoke free accommodation pampers its guest with its comfortable 509 guest rooms including 28 suites which have been home to world leaders, heads of state and visiting celebrities from across the globe and Club InterContinental- Sydney's only rooftop club lounge with a wrap-around terrace. Each room contains high speed internet access, air conditioning, mini bar, digital LCD TV, pay per view movies, in room safe, work desk, free morning newspaper delivered to room, private bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, luxury window seat and a picture frame view of the city skyline, Royal Botanic Gardens, Opera House or Harbour Bridge.

Day 13 - Sydney Harbour Cruise
At lunchtime onto the Sydney Harbour for a different kind of transportation -- boat -- as you enjoy a gourmet BBQ harbour cruise with lunch, local wines and beers, fishing, kayaking and swimming (in season) with our best mate, Sean.  For four hours, you have the water, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as your backdrop.  This spectacular city will be your home for the next 4 nights.

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Day 14 - Sydney - Blue Mountains Day Tour
A Diamond Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Blue Mountains tour. Before heading west, enjoy some of the sites of the Sydney Central Business District. Once out of Sydney we’ll visit Canada Bay area before arriving in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy morning tea at the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls. Arrive at Scenic World and join the Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway (own expense). Experience the Scenic Skyway and the thrill of walking on air with a see-through glass floor showing views of the valley 200 metres below. Or dare yourself to ride the steepest railway, with an incline of 52 degrees. After enjoying a stroll through the ancient rainforest, ride the Scenic Cableway and see spectacular views of the Three Sisters and vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, then visit Echo Point for the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Travel through the quaint village of Leura on the way to Sublime Point for picturesque views of the Jamison Valley. Enjoy lunch then return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can encounter Australian native animals. Cuddle up to a Koala or feed the baby Wallabies. Last stop is Cabarita (Inner West) to board the Rivercat ferry for a relaxing cruise to Circular Quay, and view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 5.15pm at Circular Quay.

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Day 15 - Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.

Day 16 - Depart for US

 

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Conditions

Package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for travel Monday - Thursday from Los Angeles. $60 supplement applies each way for travel on Friday to Sunday. Ask an Aspire consultant for pricing for other travel dates. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain blackout dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

A passport with extended validity past your travel dates and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia; Aspire Down Under can issue your ETA for a processing fee of $25 per person. A copy of the picture page of your passport and payment for your ETA is required at the time of booking.