Luxury Rail Journeys of Australia

Combine two of Australia's most iconic rail journeys, the Indian Pacific and The Ghan. Travel from Perth to Sydney across the vast Nullabor Plain and through the spectacular Blue Mountains. Travel through South Australia's outback and to the Northern Territory's Red Centre, gorges and wetlands.

Luxury Rail Journeys of Australia

Ride Australia’s classic rail routes from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, and from South Australia to the Northern Territory on this 12-night tailor-made Luxury Rail Journeys of Australia holiday.

Stay in the luxurious COMO the Treasury hotel in Perth before boarding the Indian Pacific for an unforgettable three-night coast to coast rail adventure. Travel through gold-mining and outback ghost towns, cross the vast treeless expanse of the Nullabor to Adelaide, then on to the majestic Blue Mountains before arriving in Sydney.

Soak up the famed views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour from your Full Harbour View Room at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Your Australian rail adventure continues with two-nights onboard The Ghan, travelling from Adelaide through Australia’s Red Centre to Darwin. Step off at Marla in South Australia’s outback to witness a spectacular sunrise before continuing to Alice Springs to visit local landmarks or take an optional scenic flight over Simpsons Gap and MacDonnell Range.

Alight the train in Katherine for a cruise through the stunning Nitmiluk Gorge or gain an insight into life on a working cattle station at the Katherine Outback Experience before arriving at Australia’s ‘Top End’ city of Darwin.

uk to perth
    DAY 01

    UK to Perth


    Travel to Perth from the UK on the Qantas direct flight or take a break in one of several stopover locations with our partner airlines such as Abu Dhabi or Kuala Lumpur.

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      DAY 02

      Arrive Perth

      Perth

      Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred by private car to your luxury city centre hotel, COMO The Treasury. Your stay is in Perth’s finest luxury boutique hotel, occupying restored 19th century State Buildings and right in the heart of the city. Elizabeth Quay waterfront restaurants and bars are a short walk from the hotel, or take a stroll to Kings Park for sweeping views of the city and Swan River.

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        DAY 03

        Perth

        Perth

        Spend a full day in Perth or take a cruise along the Swan River to Western Australia’s oldest wine growing region, the Swan Valley, for wine tastings and a gourmet lunch. Visit the charming and rustic port town of Fremantle or take a private seaplane flight to Margaret River to explore premium vineyards for tastings of vintage wines followed by lunch and flight back over the region’s award-winning wine estates.  

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          DAY 04

          Indian Pacific Rail Journey


          Depart Perth on the impressive Indian Pacific Train for your 2704-mile rail adventure from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean along the world’s longest straight stretch of railway. A stop is made at the gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie where you will visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine and view the Super Spit Mine where 28 tonnes of gold is produced each year. Dinner is served onboard in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage.
          Accommodation – Gold Service on Indian Pacific

          indian pacific rail journey
            DAY 05

            Indian Pacific Rail Journey


            Travel through wild west townships and across the vast, treeless Nullabor Plain. Step off the train at the Rawlinna Station, home to up to 80,000 sheep spread over an area of 2.5 million acres. Cross the border in to South Australia where you will alight the train to explore the old railway ghost town of Cook. Return to the train for pre-dinner drinks in the Gold Service Outback Explorer Lounge.
            Accommodation – Gold Service on Indian Pacific

            indian pacific rail journey
              DAY 06

              Indian Pacific Rail Journey


              Arrive in Adelaide in the morning. Your off-train experiences include a choice of a city sights tour or a tasting tour at Adelaide’s Central Markets where tasty samples are included along the way. Your journey continues to Broken Hill where this evening you will be entertained by a flamboyant Drag Queen performance at the iconic Palace Hotel, made famous by the 1994 move ‘Priscilla in the Desert’.
              Accommodation – Gold Service on Indian Pacific

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                DAY 07

                Indian Pacific Arrives Sydney

                Sydney

                This morning you will arrive at Mt Victoria in New South Wales. Here you can choose to continue your journey to Sydney on the Indian Pacific, or alight here and transfer to Scenic World in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains to experience the Cableway, Skyway and Railway attractions and view the Three Sisters rock formations from Echo Point. If you choose the latter option, you’ll then continue to Sydney by scheduled NSW TrainLink rail service and check-in to your luxury hotel.

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                  DAY 08

                  Sydney

                  Sydney

                  Explore the beautiful city of Sydney at your leisure or join an optional small group tour taking in the city’s iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, trendy neighbourhoods of Oxford Street and Paddington and Pacific Ocean beaches of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte. This evening, dine in the Historic Rocks area or take an optional sunset dinner cruise on Sydney’s spectacular harbour.

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                    DAY 09

                    Sydney

                    Sydney

                    Discover more of Sydney at your own pace or join an optional wine tasting tour to Sydney’s Hunter Valley wine region. Other attractions include Captain Cook’s hop-on-hop-off harbour cruise, making 11 stops including Darling Harbour, Manly and Watsons Bay where you can soak up the harbour and city views while enjoying a casual lunch at Doyle’s Waterfront Restaurant.

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                      DAY 10

                      Adelaide

                      Adelaide

                      Travel to Adelaide by air where you will be met and transferred to your city centre hotel. The day is free for you to enjoy Adelaide’s museums and galleries or frolic with wild dolphins at the seaside village of Glenelg. For some retail therapy head to Rundle Mall and the historic Adelaide Terrace and pick up lunch at the Adelaide Central Market. For dinner, we suggest trying Adelaide’s East End.

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                        DAY 11

                        The Ghan Rail Journey


                        Today you’ll board an iconic luxury train, The Ghan, for a journey that stretches 1851 miles through the country’s Red Centre from Adelaide to Darwin. Watch the landscapes change from rolling hills to vast, red expanses of uninhabited desert on this truly authentic Australian adventure. Socialise in the Gold Service Outback Explorer Lounge and dine in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriage.
                        Accommodation – Gold Service on The Ghan

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                          DAY 12

                          The Ghan Rail Journey

                          Alice Springs

                          Wake early to set foot in the remote Outback town of Marla, with a population of just over 70 people. Here you witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise, return to The Ghan for breakfast and continue your journey north to Alice Springs, where you can visit local landmarks or the permanent waterhole at Simpsons Gap. Optional tours can be purchased, including scenic flights over Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Range.
                          Accommodation – Gold Service on The Ghan

                          the ghan arrives in darwin
                            DAY 13

                            The Ghan Arrives in Darwin

                            Darwin

                            Alight the train in Katherine and take a cruise along the Katherine River through the dramatic Nitmiluk Gorge. From May to October, an alternative tour is offered with a visit to the Katherine Outback Experience where you will gain an insight into working life on an Australian cattle station. For an additional cost, you can upgrade your experience to a flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks.

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                              DAY 14

                              Darwin to London


                              Today is at your leisure until your transfer to Darwin Airport for your flight back to the UK.