Travelling across Australia, connecting two oceans, the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail journeys. But your holiday experience doesn’t have to end there. This package will help you make the most of your time on the West Coast with accommodation in Perth and a fabulous two-day Rottnest Island tour!
The Indian Pacific - Gold Class cabin:
Spend hours deep in conversation with a 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront:
Set on the Swan River's waterfront, the hotel is next to Elizabeth Quay entertainment and the iconic Bell Tower. Quayside paths are on the doorstep, and you're 10 minutes from downtown Perth and Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Take in views from the rooftop pool and bar and enjoy our 24-hour fitness centre and a warm DoubleTree cookie on arrival.
Nestled behind the dunes of the iconic Pinky Beach, one of the most relaxed and breathtaking coastal locations in Australia, Discovery Rottnest Island is holiday accommodation with a difference. As the first low impact glamping experience on Rottnest Island, we value enrichment, connection and minimal impact. Sleep (almost) under the stars in a luxury eco-tent, explore boardwalks through the sand dunes to Pinky’s Beach Club and laze by the resort pool. With sweeping views across the The Basin, and the city just visible on the horizon, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle. It is a place where you can re-imagine the great Australian family holiday, disconnect from the world, enjoy freedom, space and discover what really matters.
Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
10-17 Mar; 17-24 Mar; 24-31 Mar
07-14 Apr; 14-21 Apr; 21-28 Apr; 28 Apr-05 May:
05-12 May; 12-19 May; 19-26 May; 26 May-02 Jun:
02-09 Jun; 09-16 Jun; 16-23 Jun; 23-30 Jun; 30 Jun-07 Jul:
07-14 Jul; 14-21 Jul; 21-28 Jul; 28 Jul-04 Aug:
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01-08 Dec; 08-15 Dec; 15-22 Dec; 22-29 Dec; 29 Dec-05 Jan 2022:
Want to explore more of Perth and the surrounding region? Ask our friendly travel team about car hire, sightseeing tours or additional accommodation. We can also assist with booking your flights, airport transfers and arranging travel insurance.
Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure place now!
Day 1 - Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney
Departing Sydney's Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle into your first evening on the Indian Pacific, enjoying the sumptuous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey
Day 2 - Indian Pacific, Broken Hill and Adelaide
After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill exploring the beauty of this Silver City, and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today, and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. As you approach the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges, the train weaves its way into Adelaide, and you’ll have more afternoon Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train.
Day 3 - Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain
Today, wake up and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin meaning 'no trees’, the ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time, and this journey is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Finish the day with an unforgettable experience, dining under an outback sky on the edge of the country’s largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal).
Day 4 - Indian Pacific, Perth
Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your rail journey unfolds, heading into Perth where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 5 - Perth to Rottnest
Enjoy your ferry trip from Perth to Rottnest Island. The preferred mode of transport on the island is bicycle — collect yours to explore the many secluded beaches and bays all within easy cycling distance. And, of course, there's always the chance of a selfie with the adorably photogenic native quokkas that inhabit the island. After lunching at Karma Rottnest, prepare for a change of pace when you join the Segway Settlement Explorer tour. You’ll learn how to ride a segway, then an expert guide will lead you to the island’s hidden treasures, Bathurst Lighthouse and the Basin swimming area. Sleep amongst the dunes in a luxury eco-tent at Discovery Rottnest.
Day 6 - Rottnest island to Perth (L)
Jump aboard the Eco Express for a full circumnavigation of Rottnest (weather dependent) where you’ll see its wild side and its wildlife, including the playful New Zealand fur seals at Cathedral Rocks. After a delicious lunch at Thomsons Restaurant, spend your remaining time enjoying the island by foot or bike before the return ferry to Perth.
Day 7 - Leisure Day in Perth
Today is yours to enjoy the vibrant Western Australian capital at your leisure
Day 8 - Homeward Bound
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and take with you the wonderful memories made on this remarkable journey.