Indian Pacific Off Train Touring

Your journey on the Indian Pacific will include a number of off train excursions and experiences, these are included in your fare.
Pre and post travel you may also wish to consider adding these Additional Excursions (not included).

Please use the following information as a guide only as specific details and availability of some of these excursions may vary.

SYDNEY TO PERTH

Travelling Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific your journey stops in Broken Hill, Adelaide and Rawlinna (Nullarbor).
Choose your Off Train Excursions from Sydney to Perth. These can now be pre booked.

Broken Hill

The Living Desert

Broken Hill has long been known as a centre of excellence for the art of painting, and The Living Desert Sculpture Site is a wonderful inclusion in the town’s creative history. The Living Desert Reserve is nestled amongst the Barrier Ranges and is located 9km from the City of Broken Hill.

The Sculpture site is located on a majestic hill top within the centre of the reserve. Completed in 1993 by artists from around the world, the area comprises of 12 sandstone earth works which highlight the skyline, all with as tory to tell.

The Living Desert Sculpture site is a self-guided walk offering breath-taking views of the NSW outback and is the perfect location to capture some stunning photos.

This excursion operates October to March.

Recommended Fitness Level: MODERATE – includes a short approx. 1km walk on sealed pathway and some rocky ground.

The Regional Art Gallery


It is the oldest regional art gallery in New South Wales and holds an important cultural position and role in the broader western New South Wales region.The Emporium was associated with two well-known Broken Hill families, the Sullys (1885-1925) and the Sweetapples (1924-1985), and had its own livery stable and blacksmiths in the yard at the rear of the buildings. In 1998 the Broken Hill City Council purchased the building to provide a permanent home for Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and the city’s art collection.The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery provides an annual program of locally curated exhibitions along with touring exhibitions from major cultural institutions. A selection of works from the collection is on permanent display in the upstairs gallery whilst the touring exhibitions fill the lower floor.On display is an extensive collection of Australian colonial works including James Coutts Michie and James Ashton along with several important Victorian painters such as Arthur Hacker RA. The gallery also has a nationally recognised collection of early 20th century Australian paintings including works by Margaret Preston and Arthur Streeton through to contemporary works by Rick Amor, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Lloyd Rees, Barbara Hanrahan, Mandy Martin, Clifton Pugh, Lloyd Rees, Tim Storrier, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Emily Kane Kngwarreye, David Malangi and many other fine Australian artists including Pro Hart.Enjoy strolling the gallery and immersing yourself in this historic building and cultural art works.
Recommended Fitness Level: Low – short walks required to view artworks.*
This tour operates April to September

Miners Memorial and Trade Hall

The Miner’s Memorial is a unique and striking structure that sits at a height of 54 metres overlooking Broken Hill. This attraction is located on the highest point of the Line of Lode remnant mullock dumps that traverse the city.

The short axis of this building faces east-west addressing the rising and setting of the sun in memoriam to over 800 miners who lost their lives working in the Broken Hill Mines. This structure is an important monument to the city for both tourism and education about Broken Hill’s rich mining history.

Walking past the walls lined with the names of miners, you will reach the ledge of this structure, which will give you full views of the rising sun, Broken Hill and the Outback beyond.

Visit Broken Earth with skyline views across town and the Indian Pacific below. Visit Trade Hall, a heritage-listed building home to the city’s first labour movement. Under the ‘United we stand’ banner, the Union successfully championed the 35-hour working week and defeated conscription in Australia. You will enjoy a live performance by local actors showcasing the early mining story and life in Broken Hill.

Recommended Fitness Level: LOW – coach tour with short walks required. No wheelchair access.

Adelaide

Barossa Valley

After disembarking in Two Wells, enjoy a scenic coach ride to one of the world’s premier wine regions, the Barossa Valley. The cool summers and rainy winters are perfectly suited to red wine production, with Shiraz and richly flavoured Cabernet the stand-outs.Arrive and Seppeltsfield Winery and enjoy an interactive tour of the Jam Factory and the amazing Vasse Virgin before joining an immersive wine and food pairing. A sumptuous dinner awaits on site before being transferred to the Indian Pacific by coach to continue your Journey.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low – a coach tour with short walks at Seppeltsfield. Optional upgrade includes set of stairs. This experience is not wheelchair accessible.

*Optional Upgrade: At Seppeltsfield Wines, enjoy the rare opportunity to try your own birth year vintage Tawny direct from the barrel. This experience is included for our Platinum Guests, our Gold Service guests have the opportunity to upgrade to include this experience in their visit to Seppeltsfield. Gold guests who would like to upgrade please advise your Hospitality Attendant who will make the arrangements and advise you of the cost

Central Markets After Dark

If you want to discover the heart of a city, head to its local markets to get a sense of the region. Adelaide is a city with a famous culinary scene rich in flavour and flair, so what better place to explore than the Adelaide Central Markets?For over 140 years, the Adelaide Central Markets has been sharing local produce with foodies. With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the southern hemisphere’s largest undercover fresh produce markets.Walk through the aisles of colourful fruit and vegetable stands and savour artisanal cheeses, oils, and herbs, sampling South Australia’s award-winning produce, from Kangaroo Island pure sticky fig syrup to freshly picked truffles.After touring the Market, ready yourself for an exclusive sit-down dinner, that not even the locals are privy to. Your Central Market After Dark dining experience begins with a gourmet wine and cheese pairing before a delicious main course, followed by dessert, and freshly brewed coffee. This unique dining experience is the perfect opportunity to try the best of South Australian produce.

Recommended Fitness Level: Moderate – a walking tour through the Market aisles and stalls.


McLaren Vale Winery Experience

Known as the place where the ‘vines meet the sea’, beautiful McLaren Vale is within easy reach of Adelaide and full of culinary surprises. A famous and prolific wine growing region set along 30 kilometres of stunning coastline and ridges, McLaren Vale is also known for the warmth and friendliness of the locals who are always willing to share the secrets of the delicious wines produced here.You’ll enjoy a wonderful cellar door experience at Coriole Vineyards, founded by Hugh and Molly Lloyd in 1967. The estate is located among the rolling hills, and features Shiraz vines planted immediately after the end of the First World War.Sample reserve wines while taking in the lush vistas toward the Fleurieu Bight. Your wine tasting experience is accompanied by Coriole’s own olives, and a selection of sophisticated Woodside artisan cow and goat’s milk cheeses. With your palate warmed up by the cellar door session, head to the Star of Greece restaurant for more amazing views of Gulf St Vincent and a sumptuous meal accompanied by regional produce and those signature McLaren Vale wines.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low – coach tour with short walks required.

Hahndorf

The stunning Adelaide Hills region is known for its exceptional cool climate wines, thanks to warm days and cool nights during spring and summer, and the region’s mouth-watering, high-quality produce which provides visitors with a memorable gastronomic experience.Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and has a unique ‘village feel’ about it. The Main Street is lined with eateries, souvenir and gift shops, clothing and leather goods, craft outlets and galleries. Leaving Adelaide by coach you will reach your destination in 40 minutes, while enjoying driver commentary along the way.

On arrival into Hahndorf, you will be introduced to cheese in all its forms at Udder Delights – which includes tastings accompanied by local Apply or Pear Adelaide Hills Cider.
After enjoying your chosen gastronomical delight, stroll down the road to The Haus, a German restaurant showcasing the best in local produce. Here you will be entertained as you enjoy a German inspired Bavarian dinner before returning to the Indian Pacific for your journey onwards through the night.

Recommended Fitness Level: Low – coach tour with short walks required.

The South Australian Museum

You will delight in this exclusive crafted tour of the South Australian Museum as you explore distinctly unique exhibits in one of the most visited museums in Australia. You will be immersed in the story of South Australia’s vibrant fossil heritage and learn more about early paleontology across the Nullarbor plain. You will be delighted as you view the extensive and stunning collection of opals, meteorites and minerals on display and understand their significance in the evolution of Australia’s desert landscapes and the history around South Australia’s Opal wealth and cultural significance. Enjoy the showcase of unique opalised fossils of ancient sea monsters that swam in the Eromanga Sea over 100 million years ago.
Your tour will also take in the most significant collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material in the world.In the evening, guests will enjoy canapes and drinks prior to a sumptuous dinner. Hosted by one of Adelaide’s renowned scientists, this is a wonderful finale to a uniquely immersive afternoon.

Recommended Fitness Level: MODERATE – short walks required through the exhibits.

Nullarbor

Rawlinna and Cook

COOK

Hidden in the vast interior of South Australia lies a ghost town that once bustled with life. Today, the village of Cook is home to lonely buildings and a population you can count on one hand – but in its heyday the location was an important part of the development of Australia’s interior. Established in 1917, Cook was originally built as a support town for the railway, with more than 50 people helping to maintain the tracks. Alight and wander the remote, time-worn town for a slightly eerie, unique glimpse of pioneering Australia.

RAWLINNA

On the fringes of Australia’s biggest sheep stations, this little outpost on the Nullarbor Plain is pure jackaroo country. By car, Rawlinna is a five hour trip from the nearest big town, Kalgoorlie. The Rawlinna Station is home to up to 80,000 sheep spread across 2.5 million acres. To put that into perspective, one paddock alone takes 8 hours to muster by plane.

During the Winter months Platinum and Gold Service guests will be invited to disembark to partake in drinks, canapes served around a bonfire under the wide Nullarbor skies. In the warmer months (October through March), take it up a notch and enjoy dining under the stars – a unique outback dining experience like no other!

Subject to weather conditions and change


D A Y  1    -   T H E   G R A M P I A N S

From Stawell Station, enjoy a coach ride through picturesque countryside to your dining destination, where you’ll be wined and dined by the best local producers. The Grampians wine region zeroes-in on late-ripening reds, notably spicy shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Sparkling reds also feature, notably from the Great Western sub-region, a geological area riddled with seams of gold. Feel like exploring further? Take a guided walk into the heart of Gariwerd, following Stony Creek upstream to the spectacular Venus Baths, where the creek flows over a sandstone shelf into a series of deep rockpools. You can also choose to take a shuttle bus up to Boroka Lookout, from where you can survey the Grampians’ magical peaks, hazy valleys and forested slopes. After a lavish dinner, your coach will spirit you back to Ararat Station, where you’ll reboard the Great Southern for your journey into the night.–
Guest Requirements: Hat, sunscreen and enclosed shoes
Fitness levels: Low – dining experience Moderate – optional walks
Duration (Approximately 5 hours)


D A Y    2    -  C A N B E R R A    I C O N S

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security and Australian War Memorial Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.Approximate Excursion
Duration (including travel time): 8 hours

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before a guided tour of the National Gallery of Australia before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: LowMobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 8 hours

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA & MATESSE PICASSO EXHIBITION
As above plus a visit to the Matisse Picasso Exhibition.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before a guided tour of the National Museum of Australia before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.Approximate Excursion
Duration (including travel time): 8 hours

PARLIAMENT HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before staying on for an extended guided tour of Parliament House before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.
Approximate Excursion Duration(including travel time): 8 hours

MURRUMBATEMAN FOOD AND WINE TRAIL
Enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting and lunch in the Murrumbateman wine region before returning to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 8 hours


D A Y  3    -   C O F F S   H A R B O U R

COFFS EXPLORER
Travel up to Sealy Lookout offering views for miles from the Forest Sky Pier before travelling back to Coffs Harbour for free time to explore the Harbourside Markets, historic jetty or relax by the beach.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4 hours

BOARDWALK TO BEACH
Stopping at the small station of Urunga, enjoy a guided stroll along the Urunga Boardwalk with views of the coastline before travelling to Coffs Harbour for free time to explore the Harbourside Markets, historic jetty or relax by the beach.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Moderate Mobility and Fitness: Approximate 2km walk on a narrow boardwalk with stops along the way to spot wildlife. Optional shuttle bus to Sealey Lookout available from Coffs Harbour.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4.5 hours

BEACHSIDE MORNING
Make the most of Coffs Harbour’s beautiful beaches with an entire morning of free time spent seaside. Wander along the coast, have a dip in the ocean, explore the Harbourside Markets and historic jetty or simply sit back and relax.
Guest Requirements: Guests to bring swimwear if they intend to swim. Towels will be provided. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4 hours

or further details see PDF below
(please use the following information as a guide only as some details of these excursions may vary)

GREAT SOUTHERN EXCURSIONS - COMING SOON

For those onboard the Indian Pacific travelling from Sydney to Perth they will be able to choose from the existing Off Train Excursions. 

  • For all guests joining the Indian Pacific in Adelaide, there is now a complimentary pre-boarding dinner at the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. 

PERTH TO SYDNEY

Travelling Perth to Sydney on the Indian Pacific your journey stops in Kalgoorlie, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains.  
Choose your Off Train Excursions for Perth to Sydney from the following options. These can only be booked onboard.

Kalgoorlie

Paddy Hannans Ounce of Luck - Tales from the Golden Mile

Get Kalgoorlie's full golden story on a fascinating night tour of Hannan's North Tourist Mine. Here you'll see a short play performed by local artists highlighting the tales of The Golden Mile and the Kalgoorlie gold rush.

After the show and some great photo opportunities at the mine, it's time to visit the Super Pit. At 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and 600 metres deep, the Pit can be seen from space!

Low mobility - short walks are required at both Hannan's North Tourist Mine and the Super Pit.

Nullarbor

Rawlinna and Cook

RAWLINNA
The remote town is five hours drive from the nearest big town of Kalgoorlie and borders the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere, home to up to 80,000 sheep across a mere 2.5 million acres. To put the scale into perspective, one paddock alone takes eight hours to muster by plane. It’s here that you’ll enjoy an outback encounter to remember. As you enjoy morning refreshments, you’ll witness a moving, dawn experience as the desert comes to life, and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor.

COOK

Hidden in the vast interior of South Australia lies a ghost town that once bustled with life. Today, the village of Cook is home to lonely buildings and a population you can count on one hand – but in its heyday the location was an important part of the development of Australia’s interior. Established in 1917, Cook was originally built as a support town for the railway, with more than 50 people helping to maintain the tracks. Alight and wander the remote, time-worn town for a slightly eerie, unique glimpse of pioneering Australia.

Adelaide

Adelaide Hills Scenic Drive

Spend your morning in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and embark on a scenic coach drive through Crafers, a small township on the south-eastern edge of Greater Adelaide.
Learn about the Adelaide Hills as you make your way up to The Summit Café at Mount Lofty, 710 metres above sea level and Adelaide's highest peak. Taste your way through a selection of premium South Australian providores from Handorf's best seasonal fruits to Jenny's Bakery ham and cheese croissants and The Yoghurt Shop's delicious vanilla bean yoghurt; considered one of the best yoghurts in the country.

Low mobility - short walks are required at Mount Lofty Summit.

Central Market Progressive Breakfast

Walk along the colourful, stall-lined passageways of the Adelaide Central Market and taste the best of local, South Australian fresh produce. Meet the stall owners and take in the 150 years of marketplace history, making this the true food and culture centre of Adelaide.

Moderate mobility - this is a leisurely paced walking tour through the Adelaide Centre Market aisles and stalls.

Adelaide City & River Precinct  Walking Tour

Your walking guide will introduce you to some of the sights of Adelaide city while sharing stories about the old and new of the North Terrace precinct, including how Adelaide got its name along with some quirky facts that few people know.Your guide will point out highlights including Parliament and Government Houses, Sir Donald Bradman statue, War Memorial, South Australian Museum, Old Police Barracks and Armoury, Migration Museum, Adelaide Oval and St Peter's Cathedral.

High mobility - this is a walking tour of approximately 3 kilometres including some stairs.

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval has been widely regarded as one of the most picturesque sporting grounds in the world and attracts thousands of visitors each year. As a guest onboard the Indian Pacific, you will have access to restricted areas and experience the roar of the crowd as you take to the ground through the interactive players' race.

This immersive experience will allow you to feel first-hand, the spine-tingling experience of game day. Your expert guide will take you through the Sheffield Shield Museum followed by an exclusive tour of Sir Donald Bradman's private collection, a must-see compilation of personal mementos and cricket memorabilia from the greatest batsman in cricket history.

Moderate mobility - short walks and climbing stairs required throughout Adelaide Oval.


D A Y   1    -   C O F F S     H A R B O U R
As the sun dips beneath the horizon, enjoy a unique beachside dinner where you’ll feast on local produce and fresh seafood matched with fine wines, while the waves lap at the shore nearby. After a few leisurely hours, you’ll reboard the train and set off for the night.Guest Requirements: As this is an outdoor experience guests are strongly encouraged to dress according to the weather and to wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guests will be dining on a beach with sand and pebbles underfoot. Guests will walk along an uneven boardwalk to enter the beach.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4 Hours


D A Y  2    -   H U N T E R    V A L L E Y

NEWCASTLE EXPLORER
Take in spectacular coastal views and discover Newcastle’s unique blend of old and new with a guided walking tour, lunch and a historical Fort Scratchley site visit. Finish the day with a visit to Strzelecki Lookout and stroll along the Newcastle Memorial Walk.Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Moderate to High Mobility and Fitness: The excursion includes a lot of walking though the pace can be altered to accommodate most abilities; guests should consider their fitness levels in relation to the the length of time they will be on their feet.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including traveL time): 10 Hours

PORT STEPHENS BY LAND AND SEA
 Travel to Nelson Bay for a relaxing cruise spotting dolphins and taking in the beauty of the Bay before lunch at the Marina. Next stop is the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes where you’ll explore the beach by 4WD van, stopping to hunt for pippies and driving to the top of a sand dune before returning to the train for dinner.Guest Requirements: Comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: The cruise vessel has steep steps to board and steep steps to use the bathrooms on board. The 4WD tour can be bumpy and may not be suitable for people with some injuries or mobility restrictions. If guests are unable to take part in the 4WD tour they can take a seat at nearby Crest Café or enjoy a wander along the beach.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 10 Hours

HUNTER VALLEY WINE REGION 
Meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley where you can sample wines from both world-renowned brands and boutique cellar doors. Your day will include cellar door experiences, winery tours and a sumptuous lunch.Guest Requirements: Comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: LowMobility and Fitness: Up to four locations will be visited. Guests will climb on and off coaches for each and walk short distances to enter the venues.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 10 Hours


D A Y  3    -   M E L B O U R N E        E X P L O R E R 

WONDERS OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
After brunch on board, set off on a road trip by coach through regional Victoria to the Great Ocean Road to see unforgettable highlights such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge or London Bridge, majestic collections of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean. On the return journey to Inverleigh Station, enjoy dinner and drinks at a heritage homestead in regional Victoria.Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.Fitness Level: Moderate Lengthy coach travel, approximately 2 hours each way. Walking required at most locations including stairs and boardwalks.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 8.5 Hours

Optional Upgrade: 12 Apostles Scenic Flight (subject to availability).Enjoy a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight over unforgettable highlights such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge, majestic collections of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean. The remainder of the excursion is as detailed in the standard excursion.
Cost: $235.00 per person

WINE AND WATERFRONT
After brunch on board, set off to enjoy wine tasting and stunning views at a regional Victorian vineyard before heading to the Geelong Waterfront. Set your own pace by wandering along the foreshore discovering public art and history such as the Pier, Eastern Beach and Baywalk Bollards or just sit and soak up the sights and sounds of the foreshore. Finish the day with dinner and wine tasting before returning to the train that night.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Free time to walk in Geelong.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 8.5 Hour

EUREKA SKYDECK AND WALKING TOUR
Take in the breathtaking views of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck, the highest public observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, and lunch at Eureka 89. Then get to know Melbourne city with a two-hour guided laneway walking tour. As the day ends, the coach will transport you to a sumptuous dinner and wine tasting before returning to the train that night.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Moderate Mobility and Fitness: Very fast elevator ride. Two hour walking tour at a moderate pace.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 10.5 Hours

EUREKA SKYDECK AND NGV AUSTRALIA
Take in the breathtaking views of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck, the highest public observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, and lunch at Eureka 89. Then enjoy a guided tour of the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia as well as your own free time to wander through the collections. As the day ends, the coach will transport you to a sumptuous dinner and wine tasting before returning to the train that night.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Very fast elevator ride. One hour gallery tour at an easy pace.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 10.5 hours

EUREKA SKYDECK AND FREE TIME
Take in the breathtaking views of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck, the highest public observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, and lunch at Eureka 89. Then enjoy Melbourne your way with approximately two hours of free time. As the day ends, the coach will transport you to a sumptuous dinner and wine tasting before returning to the train that night.Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low to ModerateMobility and Fitness: Very fast elevator ride. Guests choose their own activities in free time and are not escorted.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 10.5 Hours


For further details see PDF below
(please use the following information as a guide only as some details of these excursions may vary)

GREAT SOUTHERN EXCURSIONS - COMING SOON




Blue Mountains

Journey through the Blue Mountains

You'll disembark in Lithgow for a scrumptious breakfast with a spectacular mountain view. Then, it's on to Scenic World for four amazing mountain experiences. The Scenic Skyway takes you 270 metres above ancient ravines that pass beneath the glass cabin floor for an amazing bird's eye view. Your vista is 360 degrees and takes in the famous Three Sisters, the Jamison Valley and Katoomba Falls.Next, travel to the Echo Point Lookout perched on the edge of the escarpment in Katoomba to enjoy a light lunch, where perennial favourites are paired with award-winning wine and beer to complement those amazing views.

Moderate mobility - short walks and climbing stairs required throughout. Wheelchair access is available.

THIS EXCURSION IS OPTIONAL. If you chose not to join this excursion you travel straight through to Sydney Central Station, arriving at approx 12.15pm).


D A Y  1    -   T H E   G R A M P I A N S

From Stawell Station, enjoy a coach ride through picturesque countryside to your dining destination, where you’ll be wined and dined by the best local producers. The Grampians wine region zeroes-in on late-ripening reds, notably spicy shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Sparkling reds also feature, notably from the Great Western sub-region, a geological area riddled with seams of gold. Feel like exploring further? Take a guided walk into the heart of Gariwerd, following Stony Creek upstream to the spectacular Venus Baths, where the creek flows over a sandstone shelf into a series of deep rockpools. You can also choose to take a shuttle bus up to Boroka Lookout, from where you can survey the Grampians’ magical peaks, hazy valleys and forested slopes. After a lavish dinner, your coach will spirit you back to Ararat Station, where you’ll reboard the Great Southern for your journey into the night.–
Guest Requirements: Hat, sunscreen and enclosed shoes
Fitness levels: Low – dining experience Moderate – optional walks
Duration (Approximately 5 hours)


D A Y    2    -  C A N B E R R A    I C O N S

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security and Australian War Memorial Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.Approximate Excursion
Duration (including travel time): 8 hours

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before a guided tour of the National Gallery of Australia before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: LowMobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 8 hours

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA & MATESSE PICASSO EXHIBITION
As above plus a visit to the Matisse Picasso Exhibition.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before a guided tour of the National Museum of Australia before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.Approximate Excursion
Duration (including travel time): 8 hours

PARLIAMENT HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a coach ride through the countryside on the way to the Nation’s capital where you will enjoy a visit to Parliament House and lunch before staying on for an extended guided tour of Parliament House before traveling back to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Photo ID, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Parliament House Security Terms and Conditions apply.
Fitness Level: Low Mobility and Fitness: Guided walking tour that can accommodate most fitness abilities.
Approximate Excursion Duration(including travel time): 8 hours

MURRUMBATEMAN FOOD AND WINE TRAIL
Enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting and lunch in the Murrumbateman wine region before returning to the train for dinner.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 8 hours


D A Y  3    -   C O F F S   H A R B O U R

COFFS EXPLORER
Travel up to Sealy Lookout offering views for miles from the Forest Sky Pier before travelling back to Coffs Harbour for free time to explore the Harbourside Markets, historic jetty or relax by the beach.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4 hours

BOARDWALK TO BEACH
Stopping at the small station of Urunga, enjoy a guided stroll along the Urunga Boardwalk with views of the coastline before travelling to Coffs Harbour for free time to explore the Harbourside Markets, historic jetty or relax by the beach.
Guest Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Moderate Mobility and Fitness: Approximate 2km walk on a narrow boardwalk with stops along the way to spot wildlife. Optional shuttle bus to Sealey Lookout available from Coffs Harbour.
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4.5 hours

BEACHSIDE MORNING
Make the most of Coffs Harbour’s beautiful beaches with an entire morning of free time spent seaside. Wander along the coast, have a dip in the ocean, explore the Harbourside Markets and historic jetty or simply sit back and relax.
Guest Requirements: Guests to bring swimwear if they intend to swim. Towels will be provided. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.
Fitness Level: Low
Approximate Excursion Duration (including travel time): 4 hours

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