Indian Pacific Rail Adventure - Perth, Adelaide & Sydney from $8,799 per person including international flights

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 harbor cruise, and the Opera House.

Inclusions

  • Economy airfare Los Angeles - Perth /- Sydney - Los Angeles (please ask for add-on fares from other US cities)
  • Internal flights within Australia
  • 3 nights in Perth at the Intercontinental Perth 
  • Perth City walking tour
  • Rottnest Express full day Experience Rottnest with Bike
  • 2 nights Indian Pacific train Perth - Adelaide, gold service cabin
  • 2 nights in Adelaide at the Majestic Roof Garden 
  • 2 full days/1 night Kangaroo Island including 2 full days touring including lunch and 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 cabin
  • 4 nights in Sydney at the Parkroyal Darling Harbour
  • Half-day small group city sights of Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Sydney Opera House tour
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart US
Depart the US for your flight to Perth, connecting via Sydney or Melbourne. Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business Class airfare.

Day 2 - Cross International Date Line

Day 3 - Arrive Perth
Welcome to Perth! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Intercontinental Perth City Centre by car service

ACCOMMODATION - Intercontinental Perth is located at the heart of Perth's King Street precinct, a diverse cultural, fashion, and art hub. The collective hub of local restaurants and bars is the place to experience the city. Elizabeth Quay is 600 meters from the property. Defining luxury, this property features a fresh and modern design and a uniquely crafted art collection. The contemporary and elegant guest rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of Perth City, modern facilities, a relaxing walk-in rain shower, and luxury amenities.

Day 4 - Arcades & Laneways Perth city walking tour
On this tour, over two hours, explore the more than 2.5km of arcades and various lesser-known laneways throughout the city. Due to Perth's warm climate, the city center 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 center. Art Deco, ultra-modern, and even faux-Tudor 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 underutilized 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 return to after the tour, your friendly guide will help set you up for an enjoyable adventure through the lesser-known parts of Perth.

Day 5 - Rottnest Island Experience
Cruise to Rottnest Island and receive a guided introduction walk. Then, enjoy cycling around the island at your own pace or taking a guided coach tour to discover its beauty and tranquility. Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge, followed by free time at your leisure. 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. One of the best ways to see Rottnest is by bike – no cars are on the island. It’s the perfect day trip from Perth, and don’t forget a #QuokkaSelfie is free!

Day 6 Indian Pacific Train, Perth - Adelaide
Enjoy a private transfer to the railway station to board the Indian Pacific train, your home for the next two nights. Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolized by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific offers one of the most impressive and indulgent ways to explore the vastness of Australia. Enjoy one of the great train journeys of the world traveling 2659 kilometers over three days and two nights from Perth to Adelaide via Kalgoorlie and take in the magnificent ever-changing landscape.

Step aboard the Indian Pacific and acquaint yourself with the friendly staff and facilities on board. Lunch is served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant as the suburbs of Perth roll past the windows and the bright greens of the Avon Valley come into view. Relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travelers in the Lounge car. Arrive in Kalgoorlie this evening for an off-train excursion and see the 3.6-kilometer-wide Super Pit, an open-cut Gold Mine that has been in operation since 1989.

Day 7 Indian Pacific Train, Perth - Adelaide

Wake up to the wonders of the Nullabor Plain as the journey continues towards Cook with a population of four for a quick leg stretch. Today travel Australia's longest single stretch of railway and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor which gets its name from the Latin meaning 'no trees'. The ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served onboard in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

Day 8 - Arrive Adelaide
Start the day with breakfast before your early morning arrival in Adelaide. On arrival, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

ACCOMMODATION - Stay 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.

Day 9 - Kangaroo Island
Join your tour 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 southeast region of the island before departing on the return flight to Adelaide. Overnight stay at Kangaroo Island.

Day 10 - Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
Flinders Chase National Park provides 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. 

ACCOMMODATION - Stay 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.

Day 11- Indian Pacific Train, Adelaide - Sydney
Enjoy a private transfer to the railway station to board the Indian Pacific train, your home for tonight. Step aboard the Indian Pacific this morning and acquaint yourself with the friendly staff and facilities on board. Relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travelers in the Lounge car as the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged mallee scrub and the Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. After lunch arrive in Broken Hill for an off-train excursion and discover the town's mining history and the artistic culture that abounds the area. Visit the Pro Hart Gallery and learn about one of Australia's most iconic artists. Lunch and dinner are served in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

Day 12 - Arrive Sydney

Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains as you breakfast in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant with sweeping views of the valleys below. Pass through small townships as you amble towards the bustle of Sydney and farewell fellow travelers. Arrive in Sydney mid-morning with a full day ahead in one of the world’s most famous harbor cities. On arrival, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the Parkroyal Darling Harbour hotel.

Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia's favorite city with the world's most beautiful harbor. The harbor provides a playground for jet boating, sailing, swimming, harbor scenic flights, dining, fishing, climbing the harbor bridge, and sightseeing at the Opera House.

ACCOMMODATION - Stay four nights in the Heart of Sydney; The Parkroyal Darling Harbour Sydney is located on the city-side of Darling Harbour, a short distance from the restaurants and bars of Darling Quarter, and 2 kilometers from Circular Quay. The spacious guest rooms have a contemporary design, with a cityscape or Darling Harbour view

Day 13 - Sydney - Half Day City Sights tour
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your small group Panoramic Sydney tour. Visit the historic Rocks area and hear about early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the city's shopping heart, Queen Victoria Building, and Sydney Tower. Visit Sydney's trendy Oxford Street district and travel through Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the magnificent coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte. Travel on to famous Bondi Beach and visit the beachfront promenade with time to enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at your own cost). See Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights. Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross, and Mrs. Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city center. Tour concludes at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

Day 14 - Sydney - Harbour cruise & Sydney Opera House tour
This morning, make your way to Campbell's Cove Pontoon to join your cruise. This 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to discover the amazing architecture, history, and nature of Sydney Harbour. Explore Sydney's authentic 'living and working harbor', from iconic city landmarks & opulent waterfront suburbs to secluded national park waterways and beaches, home to Sydney's resident penguin and seal colonies.

This afternoon enjoy a one hour guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks, and this is your chance to truly get up close. Run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs, and marvel at the vaulted ceilings. Next, visit areas off-limits to the public and capture photographs from rare vantage points. Finally, explore theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas, and ballets occur each year.

Day 15 - Sydney
A day at leisure to explore Sydney or consider adding a tour (additional cost) to the World-Heritage Listed Blue Mountains:

Just 1.5 hours away, arrive in the heart of the Blue Mountains District, take in the scenery, and smell the fresh air with unbelievable views of the Jamison Valley. Your First Stop is Echo Point, the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. You will be able to witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley. Visit Scenic World and start your adventure on the Scenic Skyway. Experience the thrill of walking on air with a see-through glass floor showing views of the valley 200 meters below. Dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. After a stroll through the ancient rainforest, ride the Scenic Cableway, Australia's steepest cable car. See spectacular views of the Three Sisters and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley. On your way back to Sydney, you will visit Sydney Zoo, Sydney's ultimate wildlife experience. See a Koala or baby Wallabies. There are also Emu, Wombats, crocodiles, and countless nocturnal animals. Your trip to Sydney is complete with a Ferry Trip on the Parramatta River to Circular Quay. Before disembarking at Circular Quay, you will travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House.  

Day 16 - Depart for the US

 

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Costing Per Person starting from $8,799 per person

  • Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)
  • Single Supplement: From $5,099

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Add-on airfares are available from most major airports – please ask an Aspire consultant for a quote

Upgrade Options

  • Upgrade to premium economy from $1,100 per person each way*
  • Upgrade to business class from $4,000 per person each way*
  • Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket

* Upgrade from pricing based on Sunday through Wednesday departures from Los Angeles - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee from other departure points and travel Thursday through Saturday.

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

The package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for low-season stays for travel Mondays through Thursdays in both directions. A $60 air supplement applies each way for international travel from Friday to Sunday. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Specific blackout dates apply to the accommodation and tour value offers. 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 check/wire; please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. The purchase of travel Insurance is highly recommended for travel to Australia. Aspire Down Under partners with CSA Travel Protection

 

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