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 harbour cruise and the Blue Mountains.
- Economy airfare Los Angeles - Perth /- Sydney - Los Angeles (please ask for add-on fares from other US cities)
- Private airport and rail transfers
- 3 nights Perth accommodation in your choice of 3/4/5 Star hotels
- 2 nights Indian Pacific train Perth - Adelaide, red service daynighter seat for 3 star or gold service twin cabin for 4/5 star
- Aboriginal tour in Perth
- Tour of Fremantle and Swan River
- 2 nights Adelaide accommodation in your choice of 3/4/5 Star hotels
- 2 full days/1 night Kangaroo Island including 2 full days touring including lunch, 3 or 4 star 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, red service daynighter seat for 3 star or gold service twin cabin for 4/5 star
- 4 nights accommodation Sydney in your choice of 3/4/5 Star hotels
- Sydney Harbour cruise
- Tour of Blue Mountains
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive Perth
Arriving in Perth around the middle of the day, let your private transfer whisk you away to one of Perth’s best hotels right in the city center. Australia’s most westerly capital, Perth has great weather and fabulous beaches, with more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital city. Full of museums, parks and shopping arcades, Perth is great for off-the-beaten-track urban touring and for getting into the countryside for fine wines, eco-tours and river cruising.
Day 4 - Indigenous Morning Tour
Today stretch your legs while you take an Aboriginal guided walk enjoying spectacular views, immerse yourself in an ancient culture while learning about traditional ways of living in the bush.
Day 5 - Fremantle Tour & Swan River Cruise
Spend the day with a small group checking out the laid-back seaside town of Fremantle, 12 miles from Perth. Travel back to Perth on a cruise up the Swan River, through wine country and lovely countryside.
Days 6-7 - Indian Pacific Train, Perth - Adeliade
Enjoy a private transfer to the railway station to board the Indian Pacific train, your home for the next two nights. There’s nothing for you to do but relax and enjoy the agricultural and Outback views. On board the Indian Pacific Train, you’ll travel first to Kalgoorlie, then on to Adelaide.
Day 8 - Arrive Adelaide
Explore Adelaide at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
Day 9 - Kangaroo Island
Join your tour at the Regional Express counter 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 south east region of the island before departing on the return flight to Adelaide. Overnight stay Kangaroo island.
Day 10 - Kangaroo Island
Flinders Chase National Park provides a 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. Tour concludes at approximately 7.05pm at Adelaide Airport.
Day 11- Indian Pacific Train, Adelaide - Sydney
Enjoy a private transfer to the railway station to board the Indian Pacific train, your home for the tonight. There’s nothing for you to do but relax and enjoy the agricultural and Outback views. On board the Indian Pacific Train, you’ll travel first to Broken Hill, then on to Sydney.
Day 12 - Arrive Sydney
Disembark the train and head to your downtown hotel. to drop off luggage. This spectacular city will be your home for the next 4 nights. Reast of the day at leisure.
Day 13 - Sydney Harbour Cruise
At lunchtime onto the Sydney Harbour for a different kind of transportation -- boat -- as you enjoy a gourmet BBQ harbour cruise with lunch, local wines and beers, fishing, kayaking and swimming (in season) with our best mate, Sean. For four hours, you have the water, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as your backdrop. This spectacular city will be your home for the next 4 nights.
Day 14 - Sydney - Blue Mountains Day Tour
A Diamond Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Blue Mountains tour. Before heading west, enjoy some of the sites of the Sydney Central Business District. Once out of Sydney we’ll visit Canada Bay area before arriving in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy morning tea at the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls. Arrive at Scenic World and join the Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway (own expense). Experience the Scenic Skyway and the thrill of walking on air with a see-through glass floor showing views of the valley 200 metres below. Or dare yourself to ride the steepest railway, with an incline of 52 degrees. After enjoying a stroll through the ancient rainforest, ride the Scenic Cableway and see spectacular views of the Three Sisters and vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, then visit Echo Point for the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Travel through the quaint village of Leura on the way to Sublime Point for picturesque views of the Jamison Valley. Enjoy lunch then return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can encounter Australian native animals. Cuddle up to a Koala or feed the baby Wallabies. Last stop is Cabarita (Inner West) to board the Rivercat ferry for a relaxing cruise to Circular Quay, and view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 5.15pm at Circular Quay.
Day 15 - Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
Day 16 - Depart for US
|Costing*||Now-31 March 2017|
*Starting from pricing is valid for departures until 31 March 2017 for purchase by 31 March 2017. Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. 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 cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.