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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: WEMPRE

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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 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1 - 3
Sydney – Indian Pacific – Broken Hill – Adelaide – The Nullarbor
Day 1: Sydney – Indian Pacific – Broken Hill

Make your own way to Central Railway Station in Sydney. You depart Sydney this 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. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Sydney and Perth, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4,352km journey. Get acquainted with staff and your cabin, and settle in for the journey. 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 – Adelaide

Wake up with a coffee as you arrive in Broken Hill. 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. Stepping back onboard, 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. By the time lunch is served, you'll already be well into South Australia on the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. Guests join this afternoon in Adelaide.

Day 3: The Nullarbor

Wake up and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge. 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, 3 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Welcome to 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, Dinner

Day 5
Perth – Wave Rock

Today journey through the Golden Outback to Hyden. This morning you'll join a local guide on a tour of Boddington Gold Mine. Continue to Wave Rock. This magnificent rock formation resembling a gigantic wave was formed over three million years ago. Explore the formation then take a short walk to discover Hippo's Yawn, another fascinating rock formation. This evening dine at your hotel.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel, Hyden

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6
Wave Rock – Kalgoorlie

This morning you'll take an exclusive farm tour to hear about life in the Outback with Wave Rock local, Sheena. You'll have to opportunity to take part in the morning cattle feed then explore a private collection of vintage cars. Continue through the Outback through 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). Famous Super Pit gold mine produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year. After a visit to Super Pit lookout for views in to the open cut mine, discover the character and stories of this historic town on an orientation tour. Dinner this evening will be at Kalgoorlie's iconic pub, the Exchange Hotel.

Hotel: Rydges in Kalgoorlie

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7
Kalgoorlie – Esperance

Today visit Cape Le Grand National Park for breathtaking views of the wild coastal scenery. Stop at aweinspiring 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.

Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - 9
Esperance – Albany
Day 8: Esperance – Albany

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. It's one of the most abundant areas for flora in the world. Continue to Albany, which is rich in Anzac history.

Day 9: Albany

This morning enjoy free time to explore the historic town. In 1914, 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left Albany bound for WWI. This afternoon visit the National Anzac Centre which opened in 2014 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first WWI convoys departing Australia. This evening the night is free for you to do as you choose.

Hotel: The Dog Rock Motel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast, Dinner. Day 9: Breakfast

Day 10 -11
Albany – Margaret River
Day 10: Albany – Margaret River

Visit Valley of the Giants to explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the beautiful Tree Top Walk. Stop in Nannup at lunch time with plenty of time to explore. This afternoon visit Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Great Southern Oceans meet. You may like to take a guided tour to the top of the famous lighthouse. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia's premier wine producing regions.

Day 11: Margaret River

Get ready for a day that will delight your taste buds! Margaret River is known not only for its fabulous wine but also for its fresh produce and boutique producers. First up you'll visit Vasse Virgin, where you'll have the chance to learn about all things olive oil, taste gourmet produce and sample beauty products made on-site. Continue to Laurance Wines for tastings and lunch prepared using only fresh local produce. Next you'll be treated to a delicious afternoon tea in a picturesque forest setting surrounded by karri trees. Your evening is free to do as you please.

Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 10: Breakfast, Dinner. Day 11: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12-13
Margaret River – Fremantle
Day 12: Margaret River – Fremantle

On arrival in Fremantle you'll have the afternoon to explore this wonderful town. You may like to 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. We recommend taking a wander along the Fremantle foreshore to discover the impressive fishing fleet and enjoy a refreshing ale at Little Creatures Brewery.

Day 13: Fremantle

Join 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 marvelling at original prisoner works of art. From its convict origins in the 1850s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991, your entertaining guide will show you the lighter side of prison humour. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please.

Hotel: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 12: Breakfast, Dinner. Day 13: Breakfast

Day 14
Fremantle – Geraldton

Travel along the West Australian coastline to the port of Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you'll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Aboriginal Cultural Icon Meet your Aboriginal guide who'll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime and then to Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous 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 15 -16
Geraldton – Monkey Mia
Day 15: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre. Its displays, including soundscapes, historical and contemporary film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance, take you on the most amazing journey around Shark Bay and across time. Travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world's best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, 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 16: Monkey Mia 'Free Time'

After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous 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 15: Breakfast, Dinner. Day 16: Breakfast

Day 17
Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

Today travel to Kalbarri. Venture into Kalbarri National Park and visit Red Bluff Lookout to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from the vantage point of Hawks Head Lookout. Wildflower Icon During wildflower season, the National Park is abloom with many a variety of wildflower. You'll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more!

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18
Kalbarri – Perth

Today return to Perth. Tonight join your Travel Director for a farewell dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories of your holiday together!

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 19
Farewell from Perth

Bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight

Included Meals: Breakfast

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19 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Sydney and returns to Perth

Highlights

  • Spectacular journey aboard Indian Pacific the Indian Pacific
  • 'Surf' Wave Rock
  • Indulge in Margaret River food and wine
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Discover white sandy beaches near Esperance
  • Walk high above the trees at Valley of the Giants
  • Explore cosmopolitan Fremantle & its markets
  • Discover WA's famous wildflowers (seasonal) Wildflower Icon
  • Experience Kalbarri National Park
  • Learn about Hamelin Pool’s ancient Stromatolites
  • Visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton
  • Marvel at the Pinnacles
  • Delve into indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Indian Pacific

  • Indulge in all-inclusive local fare & beverages
  • Relax in your private cabin on a three-seater lounge as you watch the landscape
  • Personal room service

Inclusions

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (18)
  • Lunches (4)
  • Dinners (12)
  • 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 1   Flights to arrive prior to 11.00am
into Sydney Airport
Day 19   Flights to depart anytime
from Perth Airport

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $490
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $365
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $245
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $735
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $610
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $490
 
Triple share    Save up to $245
Kings Club    Save up to $245

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

    3 nights

    • 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
  • Wave Rock Motel, Hyden
    2 Lynch St, Hyden WA 6359

    • Wave Rock Motel Room
    • Wave Rock Motel Lounge
    • Wave Rock Motel Pool
    • Wave Rock Motel Salmon Gum Lounge
    • Wave Rock Motel Beer Garden

    We are situated in the heart of Australia's Golden Outback. Hyden is only four kilometres from Wave Rock.We have a swimming pool (seasonal), gym and the Salmon Gum Lounge offers card and board games for your enjoyment as well as an open fire with baby grand piano and a guitar. The Salmon Gum Lounge has free tea and coffee for in-house quests. Please relax and enjoy this comfort area with its natural timbers and leather furniture, cold beer and wine.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • TV
    • Swimming Pool
    • Gym 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

    2 nights

    • 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.

    2 nights

    • 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