Frolic with dolphins, explore pristine islands, sleep under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, drive across south WA and cross the country by train connecting two oceans. It’s the ultimate Australian coastal adventure!
Low Season: 02 June 2019-30 July 2019 and 01 December 2019-28 January 2020 (Eastbound only) 05 June-25 July 2019 and 04 December 2019-30 January 2020 (Westbound only).
Shoulder Season: 07 April-28 May 2019, 04 August-27 August 2019, 03 November-26 November 2019 and 02 February-31 March 2020 (Eastbound only) 03 April-30 May 2019,0 7 August-29 August 2019, 06 November-28 November 2019 and 05 February-26 March 2020 (Westbound only).
High Season: 01 September-29 October 2019 (Eastbound only) 04 September-31 October 2019 (Westbound only)
Prices valid from 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020.
Single supplements apply, contact us for a quote
4 nights accommodation in Airlie Beach
2 days/1 night Reefsleep including swag accommodation and water activities
1 day Camira Sailing Adventure
Economy class flight from Proserpine or Hamilton Island to Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences
2 nights accommodation in Perth
1 day Discover Rottnest tour
Return economy class flight from Perth to Exmouth
10 days car hire (compact size)
4 nights accommodation in Exmouth
Whale Shark (April to July) or Humpback Whale (August to October) Interaction tour
1 night accommodation in Carnarvon
2 nights accommodation in Monkey Mia
2 nights accommodation in Coral Bay
Marine Eco Safari featuring manta rays
4 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners
Platinum Service (Twin & Double Share)
By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.
Gold Service (Single & Twin Share)
During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.
Prices valid from 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020.
Day 1: Arrive Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays. and the ideal
mainland base for fun and adventure.
OVERNIGHT: Mantra Boathouse
Day 2: Great Barrier Reef, Reefsleep
Transfer from Airlie Beach by fast ocean-going vessel and enjoy the
day filled with fun activities in Australia's world famous Great Barrier
OVERNIGHT: Reefsleep (L, D)
Day 3: Great Barrier Reef, Reefsleep
Enjoy a full day experiencing the location. Swim and see the myriad
tropical fish, corals and reef sharks. Non-swimmers can view from theunderwater viewing chamber of the semi-submersible vessel.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mantra Boathouse (B, L)
Day 4: Leisure Day
Enjoy the lovely coastal town of Airlie Beach. Stroll one of the
alfresco restaurants for fresh local seafood or handmade tapas.
Day 5: Camira Sailing Adventure
Enjoy a full day sailing around the Whitsundays and take in all the
showstoppers Whitsundays has to offer, including the jaw-dropping Whitehaven Beach, interactive shore experiences, swimming spots topped of with a beach barbeque for lunch. (L)
Day 6: Airlie Beach to Sydney
Check out of Mantra Boathouse in the morning for your flight to
Sydney. On arrival in Sydney, spend the remainder of they day at your
leisure. Amble through the city's laneways or enjoy views from Darling
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Adina Apartment Hotel, Sydney Central
Day 7: Sydney Harbour, Bridge Climb
Climb an Australian icon, The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is sure to
be a highlight and amoment you'll never forget.
Day 8: Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney
Depart Sydney's Central Station, settle into your first evening on the
Indian Pacific. Enjoy the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)
Day 9: Indian Pacific, Broken Hill& Adelaide
After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken
Hill, followed by a day enjoying the outback scenery. Upon arrival in
Adelaide, you'll have more Off Train Excursions to choose from before
continuing your journey west (B, L, D)
Day 10: Indian Pacific, NullarborPlain
Today is all about those amazing views as you cross this famous
stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under and outback
sky on the edge of the country's largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal) (B, L, D)
Day 11: Indian Pacific, Perth
This morning, you will travel through the rolling hills of the Avon
Valley, Arriving mid-afternoon to Perth.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Adina Apartment Hotel, Perth (B, L)
Day 12: Rottnest Island
Enjoy a ferry trip from Perth to Rottnest Island with Rottnest Express
with so much to see and do. Best option is to take a guided tour and explorethe island's most spectacular locations, see its unique wildlife and discover its colourful history.
Day 13: Perth to Exmouth
After your flight from Perth to Exmouth, pick up your hire car and
make your way to your accommodation.
OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
Day 14: Whale Shark or HumpbackWhale Interaction Tour
Prepare for a life-changing experience. You have the change to swim
with whale sharks or humpback whales (seasonal) on the world famous Ningaloo Reef. Lunch also included as well as a glass of bubbly to celebrate an encounter with nature you'll never forget. (L)
NOTE: During NOV-MAR you will enjoy ahalf-day Marine Life Discover and Lagoon Snorkeling Tour.
Day 15: Leisure Day
Why not head to Cape Range National Park with its spectacular gorges
in your hire car? Hike through walking trails and gorges offering best views in the west or relax on pristine sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise water.
Day 16: Self-Drive to Carnarvon
Drive to Carnarvon via Goscoyne's picturesque coastline, or the rugged
inland locations such as Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus National
OVERNIGHT: Woorame River Retreal
Day 17: Self-Drive to Shark Bay (Monkey Mia)
Monkey Mia is famous for it's dolphin experience and is surrounded by
rusty red sand dunes, white sandy beaches and water teeming with wildlife.You can drive there via Hamelin Pool, a protected marine nature reserve where stromatolites, known as 'living fossils' are the number one attraction.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
Day 18: Leisure Day
Covering an area of more than 2.2 million hectares, Shark Bay is one
of the world's greatest wilderness treasures with a unique combination of
wildlife, flora and stunning scenery. Enjoy a day at your leisure.
Day 19: Self-Drive to Coral Bay
Self-Drive back towards Exmouth. Coral Bay is a small settlement that
lies protected from the Indian Ocean by the Ningaloo Reef, where the coral
starts right at the water's edge.
OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Bayview Coral Bay
Day 20: Marine Eco Safari - Manta Rays
This marine eco-tour is a full day of fascinating interactions with
the ocean. Get up close and personal with manta rays. Your adventure includes wetsuits and snorkelling gear plus morning tea, lunch, and afternoon snacks. (L)
Day 21: Self-Drive to Exmouth
Take in any last-minute sights at Coral Bay before making the drive to
Exmouth. Spend the afternoon relaxingby the pool as you relfect on the last couple of week's adventure.
OVERNIGHT: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort
Day 22: Exmouth to Perth
After breakfast, check out of your hotel, return your hire car and
board your flight to Perth.
Advanced Purchase fares: must be purchased 6 months or more prior to travel and are subject to availability. A non-refundable deposit payment is required 7 days after confirmation invoice. Final balance payment due 190 days prior to travel.
Late Bookings made 50 days or less prior to the train's departure date require full payment at the time of booking.
We also recommend that you take out suitable travel insurance to cover (as a minimum) the costs incurred if you cancel your trip.
Everyday & Everyday Saver fares: require a non-refundable deposit within 7 days after confirmation invoice. Please refer to table below.
Gold Service: $600 per person within 7 days after confirmation
Platinum Service: $1200 per person within 7 days after confirmation
50 days prior to departure
NOTE: Rail Plus withholds the right to cancel the booking if a deposit or balance is not received.
Cancel more than 50 days prior to departureLoss of DepositCancel less than 50 days prior to departureNon-Refundable
'Loss of Deposit' if cancelled more than 190 days before departure.
'Non-refundable' if cancelled less than 190 days before departure.
Earlybird & Advance Purchase Fares are non-refundable
Refunds will incur GST
Amendment fees will apply to Advance Purchase fares if made at least 50 days prior to departure. Guests may have to pay the difference between the Advanced Purchase and Everyday fares.(Subject to availability). Within 50 days, no amendments are allowed.
Amendment fees may apply.