RAIL & SAIL - Southern Explorer - Indian Pacific

Departures per week

The Southern Explorer is a one off departure.

Day of departure

The Southern Explorer Indian Pacific will depart Sydney on March 4, 2020 Wednesdays at 3.00 pm

Duration

18
days
/
17
 nights
Example:

This rich and rewarding journey through the major ports, inland landmarks and pristine islands off the southern coast is the perfect snapshot of the best of Australia. Across 18 magical days you’ll travel from Sydney to Perth and back again in absolute style, taking in a huge variety of amazing experiences both on land and water.

RAIL & SAIL - Southern Explorer - Indian Pacific

Inclusions

  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna
  • 3 nights accommodation in Fremantle including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Discover Rottnest including 90-minute island coach tour and Karma Rottnest lunch
  • 12 days/11 nights Southern Australia Explorer aboard Sun Princess cruise ship from Fremantle to Sydney
  • 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
  • *A valid passport is required to travel aboard Sun Princess

Details

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Day 1 

BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN SYDNEY

Boarding the Indian Pacific is like stepping into another world. Settle in to the comforts of this world-class train.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)

Day 2 

INDIAN PACIFIC, BROKEN HILL AND ADELAIDE

After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill before proceeding onto Adelaide, where you’ll have more Off Train Excursions to choose from. (B,L,D)

Day 3

 INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

This evening enjoy dinner under the stars on the Nullarbor in Rawlinna. (B,L,D)

Day 4 

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

Take in the passing scenery as you travel through the Avon Valley onto Perth where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins. 

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges (B,L)

Day 5 

ROTTNEST ISLAND

Travel by ferry to Rottnest Island for a day spent enjoying this pristine sanctuary known worldwide for its resident population of quokkas. Your guided tour will reveal Rottnest’s most spectacular locations with free time to enjoy at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 6 

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore Fremantle with its rich maritime history, Victorian style architecture, and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. (B)

Day 7 

BOARD THE SUN PRINCESS IN FREMANTLE

Step aboard Sun Princess this afternoon for an exciting, entertaining, enriching and inspirational experience. Do as much or as little as you like over the coming days. 

OVERNIGHT: 11 nights Sun Princess (B,D)

Day 8 

SUN PRINCESS, ALBANY

Attracted by its superb natural harbour, Europeans first arrived in Albany in 1826 to establish a penal colony, making it the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia. As a former whaling and coal port located on the State’s southern tip, Albany has always been an important commercial region, but these days its beauty is what attracts so many visitors. (B,L,D)

Day 9 & 10 

SUN PRINCESS, AT SEA

Retreat to your favourite hiding spot, relax by the pool or watch one of the guest entertainers. (B,L,D)

Day 11 

SUN PRINCESS, PORT LINCOLN

Today you’ll go ashore in the Seafood Capital of Australia with time to enjoy its specialty stores, galleries and artisan craft shops or fauna park. (B,L,D)

Day 12 

SUN PRINCESS, ADELAIDE

Widely considered the country's food and wine capital, Australia's fifth largest city is an elegant metropolis with a vibrant cultural heart. (B,L,D)

Day 13 

SUN PRINCESS, KANGAROO ISLAND

The natural beauty of Kangaroo Island is quite remarkable and something that will astound you. Teeming with native wildlife, it is a very special place to explore. Your discovery starts at the seaside town of Penneshaw. (B,L,D)

Day 14 

SUN PRINCESS, AT SEA

Relax in one of the lounges, read a good book or, visit The Sanctuary. (B,L,D)

Day 15 

SUN PRINCESS, BURNIE

Tasmania’s most westerly city, portside Burnie on Emu Bay offers wonderful walks, lookouts and wildlife experiences, as well as heritage charm and character to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 16 

SUN PRINCESS, MELBOURNE

Australia’s shopping and sporting capital, Melbourne is also a super stylish, eclectic and always-exciting metropolis with plenty of sophisticated charm and surprises to enjoy. (B,L,D)

Day 17 

SUN PRINCESS, AT SEA

Revisit your favourite restaurants, catch that last onboard performance or enjoy just one more cocktail. (B,L,D)

Day 18 

SUN PRINCESS, SYDNEY

Your incredible journey exploring capital cities, outback deserts, pristine islands and remote wilderness concludes in Sydney today. (B)

RAIL & SAIL - Southern Explorer - Indian Pacific
RAIL & SAIL - Southern Explorer - Indian Pacific

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Peak Season

September, October, November 2018

  • PlatinumNA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold SingleNA

Shoulder Season

April, May, June, July, August 2018, March 2019

  • PlatinumNA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold Single NA

Low Season

December 2018, January, February 2019

  • Platinum NA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold Single
  • NA

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

September, October, November 2019

NA

  • Gold Single NA

Shoulder Season

March 4, 2020

  • Platinum $ 7,489
  • Gold Twin

$ 5,729 (Everyday Fare)

$ 5,159 (Advance Saver)

  • Gold Single$ 5,729 (Everyday Fare)
  • $ 5,159 (Advance Saver)

Low Season

December 2019, January, February 2020

  • Platinum NA
  • Gold Twin NA
  • Gold Single NA
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance. Only limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability. Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare. Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of GST. Terms and Conditions apply.