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From 1 May 2016

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  • Indian Pacific

    Indian Pacific

  • Wave Rock

    Wave Rock

  • Fremantle

    Fremantle

  • Monkey Mia

    Monkey Mia

  • Lucky Bay

    Lucky Bay

  • Kalbarri National Park

    Kalbarri National Park


Tour code: WEMPR

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Take a momentous rail journey across the breadth of the country on board the Indian Pacific, then travel the South West and fall in love with the diverse dramatic landscapes. From the Golden Outback to the ocean, the rolling hills to the vines of Margaret River, you’ll experience it all!

Itinerary

1 May 2016 - 30 November 2016 ?
Day 1-3
Indian Pacific: Sydney - Broken Hill, Adelaide & The Nullabour
Day 1: Sydney to Broken Hill

Today you depart Sydney in the afternoon and start a true journey of contrasts - it will take you through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, to lush vineyards and vast goldmines, and from cities of 4 million to ghost towns of just four citizens. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4352km journey. Get acquainted with staff and your cabin, and settle in for the journey. As you venture beyond the city limits, settle back, open a book or switch on your onboard radio upon approach to the spectacular Blue Mountains. If you’d rather be social, make your way to the Outback Explorer Lounge to meet fellow guests and help yourself to a welcome drink.

Day 2: Broken Hill to Adelaide

Wake up with a coffee as you arrive in Broken Hill, a classic mining town where the streets are wide and there is a pub on every corner. On your Off Train Excursion, explore 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. Visit the Pro Hart Gallery, where you can learn all about one of Australia's most iconic and enduring artists, whose art captures the spirit of the outback. Stepping back on board, head straight to Queen Adelaide Restaurant for breakfast. An extensive menu caters to all tastes – from light fare such as bagels, cereals and juices to the traditional cooked Australian breakfast. Take your time as you have a full day onboard to yourself. By the time lunch is served, you’ll already be well into South Australia on the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. What better way to celebrate than digging into a beautifully prepared South Eastern Australian beef medallion, served with dauphinoise potato, broccolini onion jam and red wine jus?

Day 3: The Nullabour

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. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you travel across Australia’s longest single stretch of railway. Your sense of wonder will be well and truly ignited when it comes time to set foot at Rawlinna that evening. Under brilliant desert stars, enjoy an evening stop at a place where even the most intrepid of travellers have never ventured.

Hotel: Indian Pacific Gold Service, Shared facilities on board (Rail)

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner. Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner both days

Day 4
Perth

Arrive into the cosmopolitan western capital of Perth after lunch. You'll be transferred to your hotel to meet your Travel Director and travelling companions and get to know them over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Perth – Kalgoorlie

Journey to the Golden Outback passing through Corrigin to Hyden and visit fascinating Wave Rock at lunch time. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave, was formed over three million years ago. Once you've seen Wave Rock, grab a spot of lunch and why not wander through the visitor centre's eclectic collection of lace and the largest collection of toy soldiers in the world. Continue through the Wheatbelt and the former ghost town of Coolgardie on your way to Kalgoorlie. This town in the gold fields is surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers (seasonal).

Hotel: Rydges in Kalgoorlie

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6-7
Kalgoorlie – Esperance
Day 6: Kalgoorlie – Esperance

This morning you’ll join a local guide on a tour of the Super Pit gold mine. The Super Pit produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year and is the largest open-pit gold mine in Australia. Afterwards, discover the character and stories of this historic gold mining town on an orientation tour. Why not sneak in to the Exchange Hotel for lunch in Kalgoorlie's most iconic pub. Later, stop to look out over the impressive salt lake, Lake Lefroy, then continue through Norseman and on to Esperance for a two night stay at this picturesque seaside town.

Day 7: Esperance

Wildflower Icon Visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Stop at awe-inspiring Thistle Cove and marvel at its jaw dropping white sand and crystal clear blue water. At Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia, you may see grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach. Just magic! This afternoon is yours to do as you wish. Maybe kick back and relax with a book by the water or take a wander through this seaside hamlet. 

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 7: Breakfast

Day 8
Esperance – Albany

Wildflower Icon See the mysterious Pink Lake and travel through Ravensthorpe and the Fitzgerald Biosphere to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The National Park is one of the richest areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, rich in Anzac history, and settle in to your hotel for the night.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9-10
Albany – Margaret River
Day 9: Albany – Margaret River

In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany bound for WWI. This morning why not visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first convoys departing. Afterwards you'll  journey to Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the Tree Top Walk. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. The region's scenery and fresh air will leave you invigorated.

Day 10: Margaret River Sights

Get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for it's fresh produce and boutique producers. First up you'll visit a berry farm for a delicious devonshire tea in a picturesque cottage garden. You'll have the chance to taste the farm's homemade jams, preserves and more at the cellar door before continuing to Laurance Wines for lunch. Next you'll visit a boutique brewery with spectacular views of the surrounding farms, National park and vineyards. Enjoy a tasting paddle of their finest craft beer to top off your day. Your evening is free to do as you wish.

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 10: Breakfast and Highlight lunch

Day 11-12
Margaret River – Fremantle
Day 11: Margaret River – Fremantle

This morning, why not grab a coffee and wander around Margaret River township before you travel north to Busselton, a popular holiday resort on the shores of Geographe Bay. On arrival in Fremantle you'll have a chance to grab a bite to eat for lunch before joining a local guide for a private tour of Fremantle Prison. Step inside and take a journey back in time where you can view life as it was for prisoners and discover how time was passed in the yards, while you marvel at original prisoner works of art. From its convict origins in the 1850’s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, your entertaining guide will show you the lighter side of prison humour. 

Day 12: Fremantle

With a free day to explore this wonderful town, you could visit the colourful Fremantle Markets. There are 150 stalls under one roof and you’ll have a chance to purchase local arts and crafts and taste local delights. You may like to wander along the Fremantle foreshore and enjoy some Aussie fish and chips with views of Freo’s famous fishing fleet or sip a cooling ale at Little Creatures Brewery. Whatever it is you choose to do, you're bound to enjoy every second.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 11: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 12: Breakfast

Day 13
Fremantle – Geraldton

Today you'll travel along the coast to the port of Geraldton.

Aboriginal Cultural Icon Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Meet your Aboriginal guide who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It's a hands on experience where you'll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools and it will have you rolling around with laughter. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvelous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. On arrival in Geraldton you'll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have the chance to discover the seaside township.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14-15
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Day 14: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Continue to the crystal blue waters and the pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia where you’ll stay for the next two nights.

Day 15: Monkey Mia Sights

Every morning, Monkey Mia's wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed and mingle with the people. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Today is yours to do as you choose. Why not take a scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or after a lazy morning take an afternoon wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. In the evening, there's nothing like sitting back with a cocktail or a cool beer watching the world go by as the sun goes down over the water. 

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 14: Breakfast and Dinner. Day 15: Breakfast

Day 16
Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

Today, travel to Kalbarri. 

Wildflower Icon Venture into Kalbarri National Park and view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the vantage point of Hawks Head Lookout and keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. During wildflower season, the National Park is a bloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! Later visit Red Bluff Lookout for incredible views over the Indian Ocean. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 17
Kalbarri – Perth

Today you'll travel back to your final destination, Perth. On the way you'll stop at New Norcia, a Benedictine community owned and operated by a group of Roman Catholic monks since 1847. It's Australia's only monastic town, where the monks live and work. You'll have a chance to explore the town's museum and art gallery. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories from the last 14 days together! 

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell dinner

Day 18
Farewell from Perth

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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18 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Sydney and returns to Perth

Highlights

  • All aboard for an iconic train journey on the Indian Pacific
  • ‘Surf’ Wave Rock
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Frolic with dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Perth city sights touring
  • Strike it rich on a tour of the Super Pit gold mine
  • Discover crystal clear water and white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • Chocolate tasting in Margaret River
  • Beer tasting at a boutique brewery
  • Explore cosmopolitan Fremantle
  • Get lost in the Fremantle Markets
  • Visit New Norcia’s Benedictine Monastery
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers(seasonal) Wildflower Icon
  • Experience Kalbarri National Park
  • Walk along spectacular Shell Beach
  • Learn about Hamelin Pool’s ancient stomatolites
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
  • Explore the mysterious Pinnacles
  • Delve in to indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Aboriginal cultural experience 
  • Indulge in all inclusive local fare and beverages
  • Relax and enjoy the landscape through large picture windows in your private cabin
  • All inclusive Off Train Excursions
  • Relax with in cabin on your three seater lounge

Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Travel on The Indian Pacific
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (17) 
  • Highlight lunch (1) 
  • Lunches (3)
  • Dinners (11) 
  • Farewell dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 18   Flights to depart anytime
from Perth

Flights are not included in the holiday price

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $455
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $230
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $685
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $460
 
Triple share     Save up to $230
Kings Club     Save up to $230

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Indian Pacific Gold Service

    Shared facilities on board (Rail)

    • Indian Pacific Gold Service Cabin
    • Indian Pacific Train
    • Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Indian Pacific

    Stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round, you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world.

    • Features
    • Compact sleeper accommodation
    • Lounge Car for relaxation and refreshments
    • Cabin Steward service
    • In-cabin music and detailed journey commentary
    • Complimentary toiletries kit
    • Free ‘Platform’ magazine
    • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Travelodge Perth
    417 Hay St, Perth WA, 6000

    • Exterior of Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Armada Restaurant at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Twin Guest Room at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Front Entry to Travelodge Perth Hotel

    Situated in the heart of the Perth CBD, Travelodge Perth is nestled in a picturesque location, close to the major shopping areas, and a short stroll from the beautiful Swan River.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • Wi-Fi
    • In-room safe
    • Phone
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Rydges in Kalgoorlie
    21 Davidson Street, Kalgoorlie , WA 6430

    • Rydges Kalgoorlie Front Exterior
    • Rydges Kalgoorlie Swimming Pool
    • Rydges Kalgoorlie Guest Room
    • The grounds at Rydges Kalgoorlie

    Centrally located within the twin towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and just minutes from the famous Hannan Street central business and shopping precinct, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa offers a new level of luxury accommodation to both the business and leisure market. With over 91 rooms varying from our deluxe studios through to executive apartments, Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort and Spa can ensure that you are kept comfortable for whatever purpose of your stay.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini Bar
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room spa bath / Jacuzzi
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Refrigerator
    • Hair Dryer
    • LCD TV
    • Free Bottled Water
    • Foxtel
  • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles
    32 The Esplanade, Esperance, WA 6450

    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Room
    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Exterior
    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Pool
    • Comfort Inn Bay of Isles - Room

    Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel Esperance is your perfect beachfront accommodation solution for business travellers and holiday makers who want to get the most from their time in beautiful Esperance.

    • Features
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Room service
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • LCD TV
    • Foxtel
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Clock radio
    • Iron
  • The Dog Rock Motel
    303 Middleton Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330

    • Exterior of The Dog Rock Motel in Albany
    • Guest Room at The Dog Rock Motel, Albany

    The Dog Rock Motel is situated in the heart of the city, close to all the action and local attractions. Family owned with friendly service, the motel aim's is for you to have the best experience of Albany accommodation and the beautiful town of Albany. 
     

    • Features
    • Wi-Fi
    • Foxtel
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Quality Inn Margaret River
    78 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River, WA 6285.

    • Quality Inn Margaret River Hotel at dusk
    • Swimming pool at Quality Inn Margaret River
    • Lobby & Fireplace at Quality Inn Margaret River
    • Guest Room at Quality Inn Margaret River Hotel
    • Guest Room Bathroom at Quality Inn Margaret River

    Quality Inn Margaret River is the ideal comfortable accommodation option for people wanting to relax, unwind and enjoy the idyllic surrounds of the spectacular region of Margaret River. Stay at this Margaret River resort and be surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular natural bush land. All your personal, business and family accommodation needs are catered for with a range of hotel facilities including Margaret’s Restaurant and Lobby Bar, Conference Centre and business facilities, onsite mini golf and much more.

    • Features
    • Flat Screen TV
    • DVD players
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Foxtel
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Radio
  • Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
    Corner of Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle, WA 6160

    2 nights

    • Esplanade Hotel by Rydges Fremantle Superior Room
    • Esplanade Hotel by Rydges Fremantle - Exterior
    • Esplanade Hotel by Rydges Fremantle - pool area

    Savour the culture and tradition of Western Australia’s premier tourist destination when staying at the reimagined Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges. Fremantle as a port city, creating an environment that is rich, warm and sophisticated for business and leisure travellers alike. Ideal location near the Perth CBD, while those on holiday can easily access Bathers Beach, Rottnest Island and Kings Park and Botanic Gardens.

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • Foxtel
    • Room service
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Private balcony
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Individual heater control
    • Air-conditioning
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • ISD/STD phone
  • Mantra Geraldton
    221 Foreshore Drive Geraldton, WA 6530 Australia

    • Mantra Geraldton - Front View
    • Mantra Geraldton - Balcony views
    • Mantra Geraldton - Waterviews
    • Mantra Geraldton - Room

    Looking for somewhere to stay in Geraldton? You want location, you want comfort, you want value. Mantra Geraldton hotel has it all and it's right on the Batavia Coast Marina, Champion Bay.
    Mantra Geraldton's spacious apartments are close to the region's best attractions like the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton CBD and the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

    • Features
    • Swimming Pool
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Room service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
    • Private balcony
    • Air Conditioning
  • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
    1 Monkey Mia Road, Denham (Shark Bay), WA 6547

    2 nights

    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Beach View
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Garden Villa Exterior
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Garden Villa Room
    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort - Boughshed Restaurant

    Located in the heart of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, Monkey Mia is one of the world’s premier natural dolphin sighting areas.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • TV
    • In-house movies
    • Refrigerator
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Linen
  • Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort
    22 Porter St, Kalbarri, WA 6536

    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Studio Room
    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Pool View
    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Swimming Pool
    • Best Western Kalbarri Edge Resort Lounge Room

    Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort comes alive at sunrise, coaxing guests to wake to uninterrupted views of the Coral Coast. Enjoy a five minute walk into Kalbarri town centre, The Murchison River foreshore, or a 5 minutes' drive to Kalbarri Golf Club.

    • Features
    • Kitchenette
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Bathroom Amenities
    • Foxtel
    • Wi-Fi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Gym facilities
    • Room service
  • Travelodge Perth
    417 Hay St, Perth WA, 6000

    • Exterior of Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Armada Restaurant at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Twin Guest Room at Travelodge Hotel Perth
    • Front Entry to Travelodge Perth Hotel

    Situated in the heart of the Perth CBD, Travelodge Perth is nestled in a picturesque location, close to the major shopping areas, and a short stroll from the beautiful Swan River.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio
    • Work Desk
    • Wi-Fi
    • In-room safe
    • Phone
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Coffee/tea making facilities