5-14 Oct, 19-28 Oct, 16-25 Nov 2021
9 nights/10 days, Small Group Discovery
There are few train journeys that are as magical as the Indian Pacific. Starting in Adelaide and traversing across Australia’s Outback (in style, we might add), this 10-day tour is guaranteed to be a journey you won’t forget!
Starting in South Australia’s capital; Adelaide, you’ll enjoy a few days to make the most of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer! Spend a day exploring Kangaroo Island, or the ‘Galapagos of Australia’, where you’ll visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and hear about the stories of rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires. Enjoy the finer things in life as you tour around the famous Barossa Valley, tasting the varieties of local wines and cheeses.
From there, you’ll embark on your great journey through the Outback, to Perth with the Indian Pacific. During this journey, you’ll catch glimpses of the remote and beautiful Nullarbor; the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track.
Reaching Perth – the journey still isn’t over! – you’ll enjoy a couple of days exploring the localities; from catching selfies with the friendly Quokka locals of Rottnest Island, to discovering the beautiful Margaret River region and strolling the famous Busselton Jetty.
These are just a few of many highlights on offer on this Legendary Indian Pacific and Western Australia tour, featuring some of the world’s most stunning scenery, fascinating cultural sites and fun-filled experiences.
Meals: Breakfast: 9 Lunch: 5 Dinner: 4
Transport: Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach. 2-night train journey on the Indian Pacific (Gold class)
Accommodation: First-Class or Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ADELAIDE
Welcome to Adelaide! Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time for a welcome meeting and drinks, featuring local South Australian wines and spirits.
DAY 2: ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND
Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island KANGAROO ISLAND A full day visit to the “Galapagos of Australia”. Sightseeing includes scenic photo stops, a visit to Seal Bay Conservation Park to learn about the endangered Australian Sea Lions and to take a walk on the beach with a Park Ranger. Afterward, visit the (Local Favourite) Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Hear the stories of rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires. Your visit here gives back to this organisation and ensures the care of these animals. End the day with a visit to Flinders Chase National Park to see Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L)
DAY 3: ADELAIDE – BAROSSA VALLEY – HAHNDORF – THE INDIAN PACIFIC
BAROSSA VALLEY Visit Seppeltsfield Vineyard for a private tasting and a special lunch. Afterward, stop at Jacob’s Creek for a tour and tasting. HAHNDORF Time at leisure to explore this German heritage village. Browse the shops and art galleries, visit cellar doors, or grab a treat at one of the traditional bakeries and sweet shops. INDIAN PACIFIC Enjoy a special “Flavours of South Australia” dinner before boarding one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world. (B,L,D) NOTE: Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Perth. Your Train The Indian Pacific journeys across Australia’s unique landscapes. It travels across the plains of the Nullarbor, the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, and offers a glimpse into the remote and beautiful region of the country. Experience this fascinating journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate dining car, and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge – the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular scenery. Twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, washbasin, toilet, and shower.
DAY 4: INDIAN PACIFIC
Relax today as you cross the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. On board, you may wish to unwind in the lounge car and share stories with fellow travellers, play a game, snap a few photos from the large picture windows, or just relax with a glass of wine. RAWLINNA Enjoy a (Local Favourite) special dinner Under the Stars at this remote and beautiful outpost. You’ll step off the train and be treated to musical entertainment, canapes and drinks around a bonfire, and then sit down for a delicious prepared dinner. Look up and enjoy the magnificent night sky. It is sure to be a highlight of your holiday! (B,L,D) NOTE: Dinner Under the Stars is weather-dependent. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.
DAY 5: INDIAN PACIFIC – PERTH
Continue across the remote yet beautiful region of the country and marvel at the ever changing landscape passing by your window. PERTH Arrive mid-afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Perth with a fun peddle tour via rickshaw around the lively streets of the city. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyACCOUNT. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
DAY 6: PERTH. EXCURSION TO FREMANTLE AND ROTTNEST ISLAND
FREMANTLE Orientation tour. Ferry to Rottnest Island. ROTTNEST ISLAND Tour of the island followed by afternoon at leisure. Make sure to snap a selfie with the island’s famous residents, the Quokkas. Other options include snorkelling, hiring a bike and exploring more on your own, or relaxing on the beach. Return by ferry to Perth. PERTH Evening at leisure. (B)
DAY 7: PERTH – BUSSELTON – MARGARET RIVER REGION
BUSSELTON Spend time at the 150-year-old jetty which is 1.8km long and the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. MARGARET RIVER REGION (Local Favourite) Welcome to Country ceremony and Guided Cultural Experience. (B,D) Accommodation Spotlight Spend the next two nights at the enchanting Pullman Bunker Bay Resort nestled alongside the crystal-clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay. At the resort, enjoy a fresh contemporary style, attentive service, beautifully landscaped native gardens, and an amazing location in the heart of the Margaret River region.
DAY 8: MARGARET RIVER REGION
MARGARET RIVER REGION Free time this morning to explore more on your own, tasting and lunch at Xanadu Winery, visit Surfers Point, tasting and discussion at the Margaret River Chocolate Company. (B,L)
DAY 9: MARGARET RIVER REGION- PERTH
MARGARET RIVER REGION Coffee samplings at Yahava Koffeeworks, Dolphin Eco cruise with the chance to meet the local Bottlenose Dolphins. PERTH A progressive farewell dinner while enjoying some of Perth’s best-kept secrets. (B,D)
DAY 10: PERTH
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Perth and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)