Celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 in style! Enjoy 2 nights at a 5-star hotel in Sydney, relax on a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise, then cross the county to Perth on an iconic rail adventure then relax with 3 nights of 5-star luxury on the West Coast!
Get your family and friends together to celebrate the New Year in style! Relax in 5-star luxury at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney for 2 nights. Spend your days exploring the city and enjoy a dinner cruise on magical Sydney Harbour, when you will meet your fellow revellers.
Board the iconic Indian Pacific and follow the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and legendary adventurers as you make the epic transcontinental crossing across Australia and celebrate the end of the Indian Pacific's 50th year!
Enjoy three nights at the Duxton Hotel Perth, a luxurious 5-star centrally located hotel. From here you can easily explore the city and surrounds or join a day tour.
Why not extend your stay in Sydney and/or Perth or book some tours to see more of these regions?
Your holiday package includes:
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth - Classic Room
Enjoy a luxury hotel room in Sydney with a comfortable Classic Room with city views and one king bed or two king single beds. Appointed for comfort in warm, natural hues, sumptuous fabrics and all the modern conveniences you need at your fingertips. All classic rooms are equipped with Exclusive Sofitel My Bed bedding to provide the ultimate sleeping experience.
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.
Duxton Hotel, Perth - Deluxe Room
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.
Only 1 Departure! 28 December 2020 to 05 January 2021
We can book your flights and if you wish to extend your stay in either Sydney or Perth, your additional accommodation and sightseeing .
Call our friendly travel team on 1300 414 198 for details or to book your cabin for this amazing holiday.
Monday 28 Dec 2020
On arrival at Sydney airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred by private vehicle to your 5-star luxury Sydney hotel - the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
Tuesday 29 Dec 2020
Spend the day exploring Sydney - maybe hop on a ferry and spend some of the day in Manly or head to The Rocks or Circular Quay for some people-watching. Tonight you'll meet your fellow Travel at 60 travellers and celebrate the start of your unique New Year experience. Return coach transfers between your hotel and the dinner cruise are included. Start your celebrations early as you enjoy a 3-course dinner while cruising Sydney Harbour for 90 minutes, taking in the views of this magical harbour and city while meeting new friends.
Wednesday 30 Dec 2020
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to Central Station to start your incredible New Year's journey from one coast to the other. To top off the celebrations, The Indian Pacific is celebrating it's 50th birthday throughout 2020. The Indian Pacific departs Sydney at 1:25pm. Check in for your rail journey starts from 10:00am and closes at 12:00 noon.
Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney when 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 breathtaking 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.
Thursday 31 Dec 2020
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 this 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. Enjoy celebrating the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021!
Friday 01 January 2021
Happy New Year! 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).
Saturday 02 Jan 2021
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 on-board lunch. On arrival in Perth at approx 3:00pm, you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Duxton Hotel, your home while in Perth.
Sunday 03 Jan 2021 - Monday 04 Jan 2021
Spend the days exploring Perth. Visit Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens or head to Cottesloe Beach, one of Perth's most popular beaches. Maybe a Swan River cruise better suits your mood. Why not catch the ferry to Rottnest Island to take a selfie with a quokka? Other options include heading to Fremantle to explore its maritime history, Victorian architecture and convict buildings. For sports fans, you could book a tour of the WACA or Optus Stadium (subject to events).
Tuesday 05 Jan 2021
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the airport in your private vehicle transfer for your flight home.
Please call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 for touring suggestions or to book this unique New Year's holiday.
Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest travelling are 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 any pets or animals with me on-train?
No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.
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.
Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.
Please note a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required within 7 days of booking with the balance due to be paid in full no later than Friday 09 October 2020.