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The Indian Pacific: Ultimate 22-day Reef-to-Reef Adventure

Book your 2019-2021 holiday now!

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!

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$9,779PP
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DURATION
21 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus experiences
  • Day tours
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Flights
  • Solo traveller

About this holiday

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Airlie Beach
  • Discover the beautiful Whitsundays and spend two nights sleeping on the Great Barrier Reef before flying to Sydney. Explore the city and spend a day onthe Harbour before boarding the Indian Pacific for an epic 4day transcontinental rail journey like no other! After discovering Perth fly to Exmouth for your self-drive holiday. Spend the day on Ningaloo Reef and head to Cape Range National Park to view it's spectacular gorges. Drive to Carnarvon's picturesque coasline before heading to Monkey Mia which is famous for it's dolphin experience, white sandy beaches and red sandy dunes. Head back to Exmouth for a few days before boarding your flight to Perth.

  • Inclusions

  • Your Reef to Reef package includes:

  • 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
  • 2 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb
  • 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
  • Highlights:

  • Sleep next to the Great Barrier Reef under the open sky
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Walk along the white sands of Whitehaven Beach
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Tour Rottnest Island and meet the friendly quokkas - don't forget to take a selfie with them!
  • Swim with whale sharks (seasonal) or humpback whales (seasonal) and awe-inspiring manta rays
  • Try dolphin feeding
  • Explore the wilderness treasures of Shark Bay
  • NOT included:

  • Travel from your home port to Airlie Beach and from Perth to your home port
  • Airport transfers
  • Solo traveller rates available on request. Why not extend your stay in the Whitsundays and Perth or explore more of these regions?

    Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday now.

    Accommodation

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    Platinum Service - day

    Platinum Service (Twin & Double Share):
    Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. 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):

    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 Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.

    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. 

    Travel dates

  • Departs Airlie Beach, Queensland on Wednesdays

    * Please note that Advance Purchase fares must be booked at least 6 months before departure and are subject to availability at time of booking.

    Below season dates are for westbound services on Indian Pacific

    LOW SEASON: 04 Dec 2019-30 Jan 2020

    • Gold Service (Advance Purchase fare) - $9779 per person twin share
    • Gold Service (Everyday fare) - $10,299 per person twin share
    • Platinum Service (Everyday fare) - $11,599 per person twin share

    LOW SEASON: 03 Jun-30 Jul 2020; 02 Dec 2020-28 Jan 2021

    • Gold Service (Advance Purchase fare) - $10,419 per person twin share
    • Gold Service (Everyday fare) - $10,949 per person twin share
    • Platinum Service (Everyday fare) - $12,279 per person twin share

    SHOULDER SEASON: 07-29 Aug 2019; 06-28 Nov 2019; 05 Feb-26 Mar 2020

    • Gold Service (Advance Purchase fare) - $10,069 per person twin share
    • Gold Service (Everyday fare) - $10,639 per person twin share
    • Platinum Service (Everyday fare) - $12,399 per person twin share

    SHOULDER SEASON: 01 Apr-28 May 2020; 05-17 Aug 2020; 04-26 Nov 2020; 03 Dec 2020-31 Mar 2021

    • Gold Service (Advance Purchase fare) - $10,599 per person twin share
    • Gold Service (Everyday fare) - $11,189 per person twin share
    • Platinum Service (Everyday fare) - $12,999 per person twin share

    HIGH SEASON: 04 Sep-31 Oct 2019

    • Gold Service (Advance Purchase fare) - $10,499 per person twin share
    • Gold Service (Everyday fare) - $10,799 per person twin share
    • Platinum Service (Everyday fare) - $12.599 per person twin share

    HIGH SEASON: 02 Sep-29 Oct 2020

    • Gold Service (Advance Purchase fare) - $10,689 per person twin share
    • Gold Service (Everyday fare) - $11,309 per person twin share
    • Platinum Service (Everyday fare) - $13,149 per person twin share

    Solo traveller rates available on request. Why not extend your stay in Adelaide and Broome or explore the Kimberley?

    Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday now.

    Freecall our local team on 1300 414 198 for departure dates

  • Itinerary

    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
    Reef. 
    OVERNIGHT: Reefsleep

    Day 3:  Great Barrier Reef

    Enjoy a full day experiencing the location. Swim and see the myriad
    tropical fish, corals and reef sharks. Non-swimmers can view from the underwater viewing chamber of the semi-submersible vessel.
    OVERNIGHT: Mantra Boathouse

    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.

    OVERNIGHT: Mantra Boathouse

    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. 

    OVERNIGHT: Mantra Boathouse

    Day 6: Airlie Beach to Sydney

    Check out of the 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 lane ways or enjoy views from Darling
    Harbour.

    OVERNIGHT: 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 a moment you'll never forget!

    OVERNIGHT: Adina Apartment Hotel, Sydney Central

    Day 8: Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney

    Depart Sydney's Central Station and 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:Indian Pacific

    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 
    OVERNIGHT:Indian Pacific

    Day 10: Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain

    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).

    OVERNIGHT:Indian Pacific

    Day 11: Indian Pacific, Perth

    This morning, you will travel through the rolling hills of the Avon
    Valley - arriving mid-afternoon in Perth. 

    OVERNIGHT: Adina Apartment Hotel, Perth

    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. 

    OVERNIGHT: Adina Apartment Hotel, Perth

    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: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

    Day 14: Whale Shark or Humpback Whale 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.
    ** NOTE: During NOV-MAR you will enjoy a half-day Marine Life Discover and Lagoon Snorkeling Tour **
    OVERNIGHT: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

    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.
    OVERNIGHT: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

    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
    Park. 
    OVERNIGHT: Woorame River Retreat

    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: 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.

    OVERNIGHT: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

    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: 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. 

    OVERNIGHT: Bayview Coral Bay

    Day 21: Self-Drive to Exmouth

    Take in any last-minute sights at Coral Bay before making the drive to
    Exmouth. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool as you reflect on your adventures of the last couple of weeks.

    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.

    Questions

    Luggage?

    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 on board the train and are not able to be pre-booked. The only exception to this is for The Ghan Expedition, where the Uluru Scenic Flight can be booked prior to travel.

    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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