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AUSTRALIA SALE: Cross Australia on the Indian Pacific with the Travel at 60 Community (Easter and Anzac Day 2021 arrivals)

Book by 29 Jan to save $50 per booking

Join a group of like-minded over-60 travel lovers for an epic transcontinental crossing between the Pacific and Indian Oceans! To cap off this once-in-a-lifetime journey, we've also included two nights of 5-star luxury in Perth. These two groups are expected to sell fast (especially the second departure, which will allow you to spend Anzac Day in Perth). Call 1300 414 198 to secure your spot! Book by 15 JAN 2021 and SAVE $50 PER BOOKING!

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About this holiday

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By embarking on this transcontinental journey, you’ll be following in the footsteps of those who have dared to venture beyond the city limits – the legendary adventurers, goldrush prospectors and bush pioneers who forged their lives in Australia’s spectacular yet unforgiving interior.

The Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, passes through arid deserts and goldfields, rocky valleys and subtropical savannahs on its transcontinental crossings. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney on a spectacular 4352km crossing.

Inclusions

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  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific in a Gold Class cabin
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages whilst onboard the Indian Pacific
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Off-train experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide and surrounds, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth
  • Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising
  • 2 nights in a 5-star hotel in Perth city (including breakfast daily)
  • Private transfer between your Perth hotel and Perth airport

Your holiday does not include:

  • Transfer from East Perth Terminal to your Perth hotel

Need to arrange airfares home? Want to extended your stay in WA? Give us a quick local call on 1300 414 198 and one of our friendly Aussie consultants can happily help you plan the journey.

Accommodation

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INDIAN PACIFIC:

The romance, adventure, and comfort of rail are yours to experience, along with fabulous dining, and exclusive off train adventures. Spend hours deep in conversation with your travelling partner or lose yourself in a lifetime of thoughts. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage. With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Indian Pacific. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops.

Gold Twin Cabins:

Gold Service Twin cabins have everything you need to make you feel right at home for the amazing experience that lies ahead. During the day, relax on the three-seater lounge that converts to your upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Enjoy the high quality linen, pillows, doonas and complimentary Australian-made toiletries. Gold Service Twin cabins have a compact ensuite with toilet, washbasin and shower giving you all the comfort, privacy and amenities you require. Configuration is upper & lower berth.

Gold Single Cabins:

Gold Service Single cabins are a comfortable sleeper cabin option for solo travellers. Your stylish and ultra-modern cabin cleverly accommodates your belongings with a series of compartments and shelving options incorporated into the compact design. Your comfortable seat with full leg extension bench seat by day converts to a cosy bed by night, your bathroom facilities are shared to other Gold Service Single Cabins. Your own complimentary, quality Australian-made toiletries are included. Configuration is one lower berth.

DUXTON HOTEL PERTH:

Located in the heart of Perth's CBD, The Duxton Hotel's deluxe rooms have a private ensuite bathroom and the majority have a full size bath and separate shower. Other room amenities include flat screen television, in house pay movies, Foxtel channels, coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, complimentary Wi-Fi and work desk with ergonomic chair.

Travel dates

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Choose from two Travel at 60 community groups:

  • EASTER IN PERTH: Departs Sydney Wed 31 Mar 2021 / Arrives Perth Sat 03 Apr 2021 / Check out in Perth Mon 05 Apr 2021
  • ANZAC DAY IN PERTH: Departs Sydney Wed 21 Apr 2021 / Arrives Perth 24 Apr 2021 / Check out in Perth Mon 26 Apr 2021

BOOK BY 15 JAN 2021 AND SAVE $50 PER BOOKING:

  • Twin share - was from $3215 per person / NOW FROM $3190 per person
  • Sole use - was from $3135 / NOW FROM $3085

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin on this iconic rail journey.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Depart Sydney

Make your way to Sydney Central Station to check-in for your rail adventure. Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you board the Indian Pacific. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, from cities of four million to ghost towns of four.

As the train winds through the breath-taking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life onboard, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. After settling in, savour your first meal – a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages. After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night onboard.

Day 2 - Broken Hill, Barossa Valley & Adelaide Surrounds

You arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off-Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town, where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner. Lunch is served onboard as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

Day 3 - Nullarbor Plain

You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, your sense of wonder will be ignited as you enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).

Day 4 - Arrive Perth

Breakfast is served as you glide through the mild skies and cool green vales of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an onboard lunch.

The Indian Pacific will arrive into East Perth Terminal, which is located a 5 minute drive from the city centre. Please make your way to your city hotel for your Perth mini-stay.

Day 5 - Perth

Today, you're free to explore the city at your own pace. Why not visit Kings Park and explore one of the largest inner city parks in the world.Home to Perth's Botanic Gardens, Kings Park also offers stunning views of Perth city and the Swan River. Perth has so much to see including the Royal Mint, the Culture Centre where you can indulge in a cultural feast of galleries and theatres or book a behind the scenes tour of Optus Stadium. Why not head to one of the beaches near the city to see the sun set over the ocean?

A cruise on the Swan River is a great way to relax and see the city from a different angle. There is a range of cruises available including lunch and dinner cruises or you can cruise to the Swan Valley wine region tosample the local vintages.

Fremantle is a great place to visit and has become quite trendy. Sit back and people watch while enjoying a coffee, find a bargain at the Fremantle Markets, sample boutique beers at the local breweries, or hop on a sightseeing tour and learn more about Fremantle's maritime history. Enjoy Fremantle's local flavours- from fish and chips at the boat harbour to street food and multicultural influences at the many cafes and restaurants.

Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride from Perth or Fremantle. Spend the day exploring the island and don't forget to take a 'selfie' with a quokka! Why not extend your holiday and spend a few days relaxing on 'Rotto' as the locals like to call it.

Day 6 - Depart Perth

Sadly your holiday comes to an end today. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your flight home.

Questions

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Can I fly out the same day as the train arrives?

We want you to enjoy your journey without concerns over flight times. Therefore, Great Southern Rail recommends that you allow for an overnight stop before connecting to domestic or international flights. Great Southern Rail does not accept liability for any missed connections due to late train arrivals.

Luggage?

Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest is entitled to checked-in luggage, however checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. In Gold Service, guests are allowed 2 bags x 30kg and guests travelling in Platinum Service are allowed 3 bags x 30kg.

Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train?

No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines?

Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge.

Can I pre-book my Off-Train Excursions?

Off Train Excursions preferences can only be organised once onboard the train and are not able to be pre-booked.

Do I need any cash or credit cards onboard?

As the rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilising our EFTPOS or credit card facilities.

Dress Code onboard the train?

Smart casual attire is suggested for guests travelling in Platinum Service and Gold Service. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings onboard the train, as the air-conditioning can be cool. It is recommended that guests pack a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes for off-train touring. Sensible shoes are advisable for walking between carriages. Long, sturdy pants may be required for some Off-Train Excursions.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Please note minimum numbers are required for this group departure.

Deposit / Final Payment:

  • 31 Mar-05 Apr 2021 - A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 7 days of booking. The balance is due for payment no later than Friday 29 Jan 2021.
  • 21-26 Apr 2021 - A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 7 days of booking. The balance is due for payment no later than Friday 19 Feb 2021.

NEW YEAR SALE: Book by 15 Jan 2021 and save $50 PER BOOKING. Valid for new bookings made between 04-15 Jan 2021.