From the natural phenomenon of the Great Barrier Reef to the arid ochre landscapes of the Outback, discover the very best of Australia on this ultimate Australian discovery.

Fly to Cairns, where you’ll have five-nights to explore the wonders of the city during a collection of immersive tours. Experience an enchanting rainforest rail journey on board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Immerse yourself in nature in the Rainforestation Nature Park, lose yourself in the magical surroundings of the Daintree National Park, one of the best biologically diverse rainforests in the world, and savour a boat ride to explore one of the planet’s most spectacular natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.

Made up of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, it’s also home to an abundance of marine life, from dolphins to turtles to stingrays, as well as the sea bed itself, carpeted in a dazzling array of colourful corals.

From the rainforest to the rails, the next part of your holiday takes you to Sydney where you’ll savour a fantastic four-night hotel stay. Explore the city’s scintillating sights at your own leisure and settle in for a dazzling dinner cruise around the harbour at sunset. 

From here, climb on board the magnificent Indian Pacific for your transcontinental voyage to Perth, following the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and legendary adventurers.

Encased in luxury, you’ll savour all-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, relax in your private cabin with en-suite and off train excursions as you steam across the country. Marvel at the ever-changing scenery from the lush eucalyptus forests of the majestic Blue Mountains, to the harsh barren landscapes and the raw beauty of the Nullarbor Plain before arriving at your final destination, Perth, where you’ll disembark.

Paired with further hotel stays in Brisbane and Perth, this truly is a remarkable Australian adventure.

Your Route


Embark on a transcontinental journey to Perth on board the magnificent Indian Pacific

Experience one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world with a voyage on board the Indian Pacific service, which travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Part of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, the Indian Pacific speeds from coast to coast on a storied journey that follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving outback.



On average, the train comprises some 30 different carriages, including guest cabins, crew quarters, restaurant cars, lounges and power vans.


The accommodation on board is extremely luxurious, with different levels of opulence depending on what you desire from your escape.


Your dining options depend on the level of service you have opted for, but all meals take place in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant car or the Platinum Club.

Your 15 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

29 Jan 2023

Fly to Brisbane and explore the Capital of the Sunshine State during a one-night hotel stay

Spend time exploring the beguiling city of Brisbane during a one-night hotel stay. The Capital of the Sunshine state, Brisbane boasts a vibrant café culture to match its classic relaxed Gold Coast vibe. While away the morning hours by meandering the city’s river banks which are lined with busy malls, riverfront plazas, outdoor man-made beaches, water parks, botanical gardens and wildlife parks.

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Day 2

30 Jan 2023

Fly to Cairns for your immersive five-day tour

The balmy air and the azure waters of Cairns will transport you into a tropical paradise. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns enjoys thriving tourism, but a leisurely pace of life prevails here. Take a stroll along the Cairns Esplanade, enjoy the ocean views in the beautiful evening light and try some of the Balinese-inspired cuisine in one of the harbour-front restaurants.

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Day 3

31 Jan 2023

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cairns captivating museums

Originally home to the Yirrganydji and Yidinji peoples, Cairns offers a rich range of cultural attractions. Discover some of the incredible indigenous artwork at Cairns Art Gallery or delve into the town’s remarkable history at Cairns Museum. Continue your Marine life education with a visit to Cairns Aquarium. Renovated in 2017, the impressive displays and exhibits represent not only reef life but also rivers, estuaries and billabongs. Round off your Cairns discovery by sampling some of the fusion flavours with views over the harbour or simply enjoy the sun set with a cocktail.

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Day 4

1 Feb 2023

Venture into the wilderness for a full day tour of Kuranda and the Rainforestation Nature Park

Today you’ll witness spectacular views as you board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide above the rainforest canopy to Kuranda with stops along the way at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. Upon arrival, explore the village, before you transfer to the Rainforestation Nature Park for lunch and a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe. Next, you’ll tour through the tropical rainforest in an amphibious Army Duck and visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard. The final part of your trip takes you to the Koala and Wildlife Park where you could hand feed kangaroos.

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Day 5

2 Feb 2023

Be enthralled by the sights of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef

No trip to Cairns is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll embark a catamaran for morning refreshments before sailing out to Moore Reef to learn about the astonishing natural history of the Great Barrier Reef during a guided tour. Relish an escorted coral-viewing tour from a semi-submersible vessel and a glass-bottom boat, where you’ll take in the incredible sights of these astonishing coral formations. Enjoy buffet lunch and afternoon tea with incredible views of the outer reef before returning to shore, still in a state of awe at this vibrant, bustling underwater ecosystem.

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Day 6

3 Feb 2023

Discover The Most Extraordinary Place on Earth, during a visit to the Daintree Rainforest

A day of adventure awaits as you prepare for your final tour in Cairns. Step on board your private coach and sit back for your journey into the emerald canopies and weaving vines of the Daintree Rainforest, named by Sir David Attenborough as “the most extraordinary place on Earth.” You’ll first stop is a one-hour cruise along the mighty Daintree River. Learn about the intricate eco-system that coexists here between the unique flora and fauna that call this remarkable place their home. Once on the other side of the river, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in the rainforest before heading to Mossman Gorge for afternoon tea and guided walk. Discover more about the cultural significance of this ancient rainforest to the local Kuku Yalanji people. You’ll also get to wander the Marrdja Boardwalk, surrounded by towering trees and verdant mangrove swamps.

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Day 7

4 Feb 2023

Leaving Cairns behind, you’ll then fly to Sydney for a four-night city break to savour its sights

As you arrive in Sydney, the striking sights of the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge will welcome you with open arms. As Australia's most cosmopolitan city, you can expect breathtaking energy as you roam the bustling streets, exploring the sights of this spectacular destination. Admire the captivating works at the Museum of Contemporary Art, star gaze from the planetarium in Sydney's Observatory or amble through the beautiful greenery of The Royal Botanic Garden.

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Day 8

5 Feb 2023

Explore Sydney’s best-loved attractions during a day at leisure

Another day is yours to delight in the treasures of this cosmopolitan city. Immerse yourself at atmospheric Darling Harbour. Whatever your tastes or interests, this pedestrian-friendly district is a constant hive of activity, with cinemas, restaurants and street performers. Lose yourself in colourful Chinatown or stroll along the iconic Bondi Beach, where you’ll find a selection of boutique cafes where you can sip cold refreshments and admire surfers ride the turquoise waves.

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Day 9

6 Feb 2023

Enjoy another day in Sydney, discovering its hidden treasures

Savour another day at leisure in spectacular Sydney. Grab a picnic and head to Australia’s oldest park: Sydney Hyde Park. Drink in the sights of the Anzac Memorial and tranquil fountains before seeking shade under one of the towering trees. Embrace the city’s rich heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point or tour the Rocks and learn about Australia’s first European settlement. And if you want to escape the bustle, a short drive from Sydney’s cosmopolitan centre are the beautiful Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters rock formation.

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Day 10

7 Feb 2023

Drink in the glorious sights of the city’s magnificent harbour during a cruise at sunset

This evening you will cruise Sydney for dinner with the best backdrop in town - Sydney's unforgettable harbour with highlights including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a multi-course chef-designed all-inclusive menu featuring the best of New South Wales ingredients, all of which showcase the multicultural influences on the Sydney dining scene paired with wines from some of New South Wales’ most prestigious wine regions. 

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Day 11

8 Feb 2023

In Sydney, embark the majestic Indian Pacific for your memorable transcontinental rail journey

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you’ll board the majestic Indian Pacific. Prepare for a true journey of contrasts, from the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain and from cities of 4 million to ghost towns of just four. As you roll through ever-changing scenery, explore the comforts of life onboard or settle into your comfortable cabin. As evening falls, savour a regionally inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages before escaping to the lounge for a night cap.

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Day 12

9 Feb 2023

Delve into the riches of Broken Hill, one of the country’s legendary Outback bases

This morning you’ll arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases. Here you’ll enjoy morning off train excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town. Lunch is served back on board as you glide into the southern tip of the ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you’ll have the choice of a city tour or a trip to the spectacular Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

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Day 13

10 Feb 2023

Marvel at the spellbinding allure of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain

You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Following a leisurely breakfast, you’ll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression “middle of nowhere”. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you arrive on the edge of Western Australia.

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Day 14

11 Feb 2023

Disembark the Indian Pacific in picturesque Perth, where you’ll have a two-night hotel stay

The Avon Valley beckons you this morning – the mild skies and cool green vales of this picturesque part of the world will truly delight. Arrive at the cosmopolitan western capital of Perth after lunch, having finished an epic Australian journey end-to-end. It’s a city that combines sophisticated attractions and cultural events with beautiful beaches with an easy-going attitude to create one of Australia’s most liveable cities. A stone’s throw away are numerous nature and national parks, where forests are carpeted in wildflowers, roped in walking and cycling trails, and home to various wildlife.

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Day 15

12 Feb 2023

Immerse yourself in some of Perth’s most beautiful naturescapes

Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the most isolated city in the world. Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with its chic new bars and restaurants, with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes of Kings Park and Swan Valley. Wander amongst the beautiful blooms of the Botanic Gardens, witness bewitching views from atop the Bell Tower, or escape to Elizabeth Quay and immerse yourself in its frenetic energy. Explore Swan River on a gondola ride, savour fantastic food and unrivalled view from the rooftop restaurant or amble along Public Art Walk in search of the rippling Spanda.

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Day 16

13 Feb 2023

Fully rested, you’ll return home, filled with memories

Your epic adventure complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight back home.

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Your Holiday Summary





All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 3 night all-inclusive Gold Service rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth
  • All-inclusive Off Train Experiences and short stops in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway tour
  • Reef Magic Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Full day tour of the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation
  • Sydney Harbour dinner cruise with three-course chef inspired menu paired with a selection of beers, wine and soft drinks

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Brisbane
  • 5 night four-star hotel stay in Cairns
  • 4 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Perth
  • All hotel stays include breakfast

All flights & transfers included