Start your journey north in Broome to savour the extremes of what makes this part of Australia so unique before heading to the Western Australian capital. Before you experience the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, get your holiday underway with explorations in Perth and beautiful Rottnest Island. As memorable as it is, your journey on the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney is a great way to finish an adventure of incredible contrasts.
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DAY 1 ARRIVE BROOME
On arrival, check in to your accommodation and spend the rest of the day getting to know this iconic coastal Australian town.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Cable Beach Club Resort
DAY 2 BROOME HORIZONTAL FALLS, CAPE LEVEQUE
Go off the beaten track by luxury 4WD vehicle, seaplane and fast boat. Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls and spectacular islands of the BuccaneerArchipelago plus explore new overland frontiers. Enjoy a rare opportunity tovisit the world-renowned wilderness camp, ‘Kooljaman’ at Cape Leveque. The camp is owned and run by the Indigenous Bardi Jawi Communities and is famous for its astonishing diversity, pristine wilderness and unique landscape. Only a lucky few ever get to see this. You’ll then visit the Aquaculture Hatchery at One ArmPoint for a fascinating tour.
DAY 3 LEISURE DAY
Your day is at leisure to exploreBroome. (B)
DAY 4 BROOME TO PERTH
This morning your adventure continues with a flight to the Western Australian capital, Perth. Youwill be transferred to your luxurious Perth accommodation at Elizabeth Quay, where you will have time to relax and prime yourself for a trip to RottnestIsland and an epic rail journey ahead. The evening is yours to embrace: discover some of the city’s atmospheric laneway bars and restaurants, buzzing with live music and street art.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Ritz Carlton Perth (B)
DAY 5 ROTTNESTISLAND
Make your way to Barrack Street Jetty a short stroll from your hotel and board the RottnestExpress to unique, diverse Rottnest Island, 22km offshore. A 90-minute air-conditioned coach tour around ‘Rotto’ takes you to some spectacular locations, including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the boardwalk lookout at the rugged West End. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Thomsons before exploring the island at your leisure (make sure you see a quokka). Return to Perth by ferry in the afternoon. (B,L)
DAY 6 PERTH AT LEISURE
Today is yours to enjoy the vibrant Western Australian capital. (B)
DAY 7 BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN PERTH, KALGOORLIE
After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to East Perth Rail Terminal. Leave Perth behind and journey though the super-scenic Avon Valley over a gourmet lunch. After a three-course dinner, disembark for an evening experience in the outback gold-mining town ofKalgoorlie. Travelling prospector Paddy Hannan struck it rich here 1893, sparking the greatest gold rush in Australian history. Visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine and the amazing Super Pit, where Kalgoorlie’s gold rush continues today.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights IndianPacific (B,L,D)
DAY 8 INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN
After travelling through the night, watch the sunrise over tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere. Across the border in SouthAustralia, Cook is an abandoned railway town that was once home to a bush hospital and more than 50 railway workers. Your train continues into the night, across the mighty Nullarbor Plain. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 INDIAN PACIFIC, ADELAIDE, BROKEN HILL
Get to know Adelaide, a rue foodie city and the hub of the world-beating South Australian wine industry. Your choice of breakfast Off Train Excursions takes in the city sights, the Torrens River, the marvellous Adelaide Central Market or the hugely popular Adelaide Oval. Moving into outback New South Wales, venture into the historic mining town of Broken Hill, otherwise known as the ‘Silver City’.Connect with the town’s world-famous artists, its mining heritage and cinematic legacy with a choice of Off Train Excursions. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 INDIAN PACIFIC, BLUE MOUNTAINS, SYDNEY, FAREWELL
Wakeup this morning in the World Heritage-listed BlueMountains. Disembark the Indian Pacific and explore this magnificent region on an Off Train Excursion, taking in ancient forests, sheer cliffs and mesmerising views of Jamison Valley, the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls. Continue your journey to Sydney Central Station, where your cross-country adventure concludes. (B,L)