Package duration: 33 nights Rail-Cruise-Stay
Package starts: 2 Jan 2022 - from Perth
Train starts: 02 Jan 2022 - from Perth
Train ends: 05 Jan 2022 - in Sydney
Cruise starts: 6 Jan 2022 - from Sydney, Australia
Cruise ends: 4 Feb 2022 - into Fremantle, Australia
All prices in AUD per person*
TRADEWINDS & TRAINS OF AUSTRALIA (ex Perth) Rail-Cruise-Stay package includes:
- Indian Pacific Train journey - 3 nights Perth to Sydney - in Gold Class^ (upper/lower berths - Platinum upgrades subject to availability at time of booking for a surcharge). Train fare includes all meals including special event dining, All onboard beverages and a selection of off-train experiences and excursions at each stop
- Transfer from Sydney train station to hotel
- 1 nights accommodation in Sydney at a 5-star hotel with breakfast
- Transfer from Sydney hotel to port
- 29 night tall ship cruise aboard the NEW Golden Horizon by Tradewind Voyages from Sydney to Fremantle (made up of two cruises back to back - cabin change may be required in Adelaide)
- All shipboard main meals
- A selection of beers and wines with lunch and dinner onboard
- Use of onboard water sports equipment including water skis, pico sailboats, kayaks, knee & wake boards, windsurfing, stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear, a floating island and trampoline plus noodles for swimming
- Onboard resident destination expert speakers plus cultural performances reflecting the region visited
- Prepaid ship`s gratuities
- Port/govt. charges
29 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney to Perth aboard Golden Horizon.
We’ll start in Sydney, then cruise to the shores of Jervis Bay onboard the luxurious Golden Horizon. Here, you can kick back on white sand beaches and explore the striking Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens.
Continue south to Tasmania, where you can hop between art galleries or hike up the mountain of its vibrant capital, Hobart.
Back on the mainland, our next stop is Melbourne. This is one of Australia’s coolest cities, where craft beer bars are hidden in secret laneways and street art is splashed across the walls (don’t miss Hosier Lane). We recommend a day trip to Yarra Valley’s award-winning wineries; you’ll have time to search for sea lions and koalas on Kangaroo Island; and the Flinders Chase National Park is well worth a visit for its incredible rock formations and penguin colonies. The final stop on this part of the adventure is Adelaide.
From Adelaide, we’ll cruise to Kangaroo Island. Nature reserves cover one third of the island, so you’ll have the chance to see wild koalas and rare birdlife here.
We’ll sail to South Australia’s Coffin Bay – famous for its secluded coastline and watersports, from sailing to diving; and make our way to the Head of Bight lookout. Bremer Bay is known as a gateway to Fitzgerald River National Park, one of Australia’s biggest national parks where you can spot birds on Wellstead Estuary and explore the heritage-listed dwellings of Wellstead Homestead.
We’ll then sail further south to the city of Albany, home to museums, galleries and restaurants; before docking in Perth’s quirky port city, Freemantle.
Highlights of this cruise:
Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia. It is the largest and most populated city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. The city is built on hills surrounding Sydney Harbour where the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Sydney Opera House are located. The region features many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach. Within the city are many picturesque parks including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Royal Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower. The Rocks precinct includes the first colonial village of Sydney and some great shops, cafes and galleries are located here. Sydney also has several popular museums, such as the Australian Museum (natural history and anthropology), the Powerhouse Museum (science, technology and design), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Eden is a town on the far South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 230 nautical miles south of Sydney, and situated on Twofold Bay, close to the state border with Victoria. It is a historic whaling town which is great for whale watching around October and November each year. The Killer Whale Museum is Eden’s top tourist attraction.
Water sports are a major attraction in Eden, as are the nearby National Parks and State forests. Bay and ocean fishing are very popular here, as is bushwalking, cycling and 4WDing.
Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, in Tasmania, Australia. Port Arthur is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and the open air museum is officially Tasmania's top tourist attraction. It is located approximately 60 km south east of the state capital, Hobart. The settlement started as a timber station in 1830, but it is best known for being a penal colony.
There are more than sixty buildings, some of which - like the poignant prison chapel - are furnished and restored. Others, like the ivy-covered church, are picturesque ruins set in a landscape of green lawns, shady trees, and paths sloping down to the cove.
Melbourne, in Australia's state of Victoria (VIC), is home to an interesting mixture of historic Victorian architecture and breathtaking modern buildings. With a vibrant, street café culture and excellent shopping, Melbourne is also widely considered to be the dining capital of Australia, with an enormous selection of cuisine. It is a lively, exciting city with a friendly multicultural population.
Melbourne has an abundance of parks, wide roads, and boulevards and is also the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, with world class sporting facilities and an abundance of museums, galleries and theatres.
Lying directly on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne offers easy access to the many different areas including the the Victorian Alps in the east, the Grampians and Great Ocean Road in the west and the fertile river valleys of the Murray in the north, to name just a few.
Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.1 million.
Adelaide was laid out in a square mile grid of wide streets with gracious colonial architecture. It is compact city making it easy walking and surrounded it with 930 hectares of parklands. The pleasant climate is perfect for leisure hours on its beaches, the Torrens River and at sidewalk cafes. It has an active cultural lifestyle with many galleries, museums, churches, sidewalk cafes, cosy pubs and elegant restaurants.
The central markets feature 48 cultures in a unique atmosphere that has survived 125 years. The main shopping precinct is Rundle Mall with department stores, boutiques, speciality shops and malls. Suburban shopping precincts such as King William Road and North Terrace are also popular and fashionable. The 1920s Adelaide railway station is an attractive casino and a historic tram takes visitors out to Glenelg beach with its own lively shops, restaurants and grand hotel. Further afield are the wine regions of the Barossa and Clare Valleys which are great for day trips.
Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It is 112 kilometres (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent, in the state of South Australia. There are four significant settlements on the island, with Kingscote being the biggest.
Visitors to Kangaroo Island will experience an abundance of wildlife, natural scenery and wild beaches. The cliffs and bays can be spectacular, and there are interesting geological formations along the south, the most popular to visit being Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks.
Popular attractions include the KI Penguin centre and the New Zealand Fur Seals which can be seen under Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park.
Esperance is a large town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720 kilometres (450 mi) east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. It is a picturesque coastal of rugged beauty and stunning beaches.
The combination of stone islands offshore (the Archipelago of the Recherche), kaleidoscope blue waters and snow-white beaches is perhaps unrivalled on earth. The water is a turquoise blue near shore in late summer, gradually developing into deep, dark navy blues.
The superb Cape Le Grand national park just outside of town is a must-see. It contains many beautiful beaches and a natural, unspoilt wilderness. New Orleans bay is further along, and further still are Cape Arid and the Great Australian Bight.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia. The Perth inner area radiates north and south of the Swan River on a flat coastal plain, bounded in by the Darling Scarp to the east and the Indian Ocean coastline in the west. It is known as a quiet, safe and laid-back city.
Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting galleries, museums and bookshops. Along with maritime history and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.
From Perth you can access the West Australian Outback, feed the dolphins at Monkey Mia or perhaps swim with the Gentle creatures of the deep - Whale Sharks. Alternatively visitors can experience the wines of Margaret River region south of Perth.
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best known cruise fare at time of publication (26Mar21). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Not included: travel insurance, meals/hotels/transfers other than those listed, shore excursions, gift shop purchases, drinks other than those listed. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. ^Gold twin accommodation on Indian Pacific train is in bunk beds which convert to seating during the day and have ensuite bathrooms whilst Gold single accommodation has shared bathrooms at either end of the carriage. Upgrades to Platinum (with lower on the ground bedding) are on request at a surcharge to upgrade - subject to cabin availability at time of booking. Offer ends 30May21 or until sold out/withdrawn.