Coast to Coast, Top End, The Kimberley & Perth with Sea Princess & Indian Pacific

 27 nights departing 3 October 2019

  Package Reference: HOA2502S
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$10,479 pp

(was $10,979 pp)

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Circle the top end of Australia as you cruise from coast to coast before you journey across the Nullabor aboard the Indian Pacific.

Package inclusions

  • Transfer to the Sydney Cruise Terminal.†
  • 17 nights aboard Sea Princess cruising from Sydney to Fremantle with scenic cruising along the Kimberley Coast and port calls in Brisbane, Alotau, Cairns, Darwin and Broome. Includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from Fremantle Cruise Terminal to your hotel. Includes Fremantle/Perth City Sights tour.
  • 3 night stay in Perth at the Pan Pacific Perth including breakfast.
  • Full day Pinnacles Desert, New Norcia & Wildflowers tour.
  • Overnight Margaret River Wine Experience tour includes accommodation, touring & some meals.
  • 3 night stay in Perth at the Pan Pacific Perth including breakfast.
  • Full day Rottnest Island Grand tour.
  • Transfer from your hotel to the Perth Rail Terminal.
  • 3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific travelling from Perth to Sydney in Gold or Platinum Service. Your journey includes all meals, drinks and off train experiences in Kalgoorlie, Nullarbor, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains.
  • Transfer from the Rail Terminal.†
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Tour itinerary

Thursday 3 October
Today you will be transferred† to the cruise terminal where you will board the Sea Princess cruising from Sydney to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 17 nights


Friday 4 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 5 October
Brisbane, Australia

The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly easy on the eyes. Whether you’re heading for the suburbs, centre or outskirts of town, you’ll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 3 October
Today you will be transferred† to the cruise terminal where you will board the Sea Princess cruising from Sydney to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 17 nights


Friday 4 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 5 October
Brisbane, Australia

The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly easy on the eyes. Whether you’re heading for the suburbs, centre or outskirts of town, you’ll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 6 October

Today you will be cruising at sea. Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 7 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 8 October
Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Alotau is a sleepy little town built on the hillsides of the northern shore of Milne Bay. It became the provincial capital in 1968 when administrators were moved from overcrowded Samarai Island. Alotau and the coastal strip either side played a pivotal role in the WWII Battle of Milne Bay and there are several memorials and relics here. The town’s sights might soak up some time, but the real attractions lie beyond Alotau, amid the beautifully set capes, coves and islands of Milne Bay.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 9 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 10 October
Cairns, Australia

Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast and inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine and balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 11 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Try your luck in the on board casino with games for novices, casual players, or high rollers.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 12 October
Today you will be cruising at sea. Do a spot of shopping, from souvenirs and local crafts, to jewellery and clothing from world-class brands.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 13 October
Darwin, Australia

Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the “Top End” - the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory’s population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback. Darwin also boasts a colourful history to add to that heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 14 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 15 October
Kimberley Coast, Australia (Scenic Cruising)
Located in the northern part of Western Australia, Kimberley is one of the continent’s earliest settled regions, dating as far back as 40,000 years. But although its mainland has been inhabited for centuries, its over 8,000 miles of ruggedly beautiful coastline remain so unspoiled that the Kimberley Coast has been identified as one of the least impacted marine environments in the world. Healthy reefs and incredible biodiversity make the Kimberley Coast a prime spot for marine wildlife viewing, from sea turtles to blue crabs, manta rays and the planet’s largest population of humpback whales. Approaching the Kimberley Coast from the Indian Ocean, you’ll make out dramatic red cliffs that stand out in stark contrast to the aquamarine waters of the fringing reefs below. More than 2,600 islands are scattered beyond the reefs, serving as nesting grounds to a variety of seabirds, including cormorants, giant Australian pelicans and red-footed boobies. The islands also provide breathtaking scenery in one of the world’s most extensive coastal wilderness areas - and the best way to take it all in is from the sea!
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 16 October
Broome, Australia

In the 1870s, pearl fishermen discovered the rich waters of Roebuck Bay. A decade later, Broome was founded as a base for the pearl trade and was soon described as “the pearling capital of the world.” Japanese, Chinese and Aborigine divers toiled in arduous, dangerous labour to harvest oysters from the seabed. For all its importance to the pearling industry, Broome remained a remote outpost on Australia’s Kimberley Coast until its discovery as a travel destination. The legacy of its pearling days can be seen in the town’s colourful mix of 19th- and early 20th century buildings. Broome also boasts Cable Beach - a 13-mile strand of white-sand that stretches along the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 17 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 18 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 19 October
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 20 October
Today you will arrive into Fremantle and disembark. You will be picked up and join a great taster tour taking in Perth and Fremantle and their iconic sights. Set off from Fremantle taking in views of the impressive facades of this heritage listed city. Travel on to Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles. Continue on through the affluent Western Suburbs of Perth, known as Millionaire’s Row. Then it’s on to Kings Park Botanical Gardens, experience a walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway or take in the stunning views from the war memorial back over the City Skyline. Head into the revitalised Perth CBD, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground, newly opened Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Mint. You will now be dropped off at your accommodation and the rest of your day is at your leisure.
Onboard meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Perth - 3 nights


Monday 21 October
Travelling through the Swan Valley we arrive at New Norcia, home to Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. A little piece of Spain comes alive in this town, full of History, art, and architecture. Visit the Famous Benedictine Community with a guided tour of the town and main sites including the museum and art gallery where you will find extraordinary artefacts dating back to when New Norcia was an Aboriginal mission. Next, move on to the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany, followed by a visit to St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girl’s boarding school and opened in 1908. We then visit a produce shop selling olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads before visiting the Western Wildflower Farm for a brief talk about how wildflowers are dried and exported. Enjoy a gourmet bento style chicken salad picnic lunch complete with dessert, cheese and biscuits (included). Continue on for an easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert and see the Pinnacles from the look out over the park and if time permits make a visit to the Pinnacle Desert Discovery Centre. Return to Perth down the Indian Ocean Drive stopping to view Wildflowers en route (seasonal), arriving at approximately 7.30pm.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Tuesday 22 October
Today will be a free day for you to explore Perth. Take a wander through the city, or ask your friendly consultant to assist you with your plans.
Included meals: breakfast


Wednesday 23 October
This morning travel south from Perth driving through farmland with grazing cattle and passing by coastal towns. Arriving at Busselton, known as the gateway to the Margaret River Region stop for morning tea (own expense) at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. Driving into the heart of the region, head to one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries for a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings. Following lunch(included) continue south through the forest to an internationally renowned winery to taste some of their best award winning wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase. Next it’s on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this gothic cave with vast chambers that reveal fascinating information on the regions flora and fauna. Continuing south, through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees, reach the most fascinating part of the region Augusta. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, marvel at the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans, a rare phenomenon to view the meetings of the two Oceans.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: Margaret’s Beach Resort - 1 night


Thursday 24 October
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before continuing on for the day, join your Margaret River Food Lovers Tour and discover how they capture the magic of local ingredients and the passion of their people, to create an exclusive and unforgettable experience. After indulging at all these beautiful stops it’s time to drive back to Perth stopping for a light dinner along the way. (Dinner at own expense).
Included meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Perth - 3 nights


Friday 25 October
Enjoy a free day in Perth today, exploring at your own pace. Wander through the city, visit the Perth Zoo, head back up to Kings Park and relax in your hotel.
Included meals: breakfast


Saturday 26 October
This morning you will be collected for your full day Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour. Enjoy a comprehensive coach tour and full circumnavigation of the island with driver commentary. Cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to Rottnest Island. Enjoy the pristine beaches, turquoise water and fascinating history of Rottnest Island. Located just 19km off the mainland, the car free island is an ‘A’ class nature reserve and home to spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife, ship wrecks, and a fascinating and colourful history. Stop at some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the majestic look-out point at the rugged West End. Enjoy lunch (included)at Rottnest Lodge before boarding the ferry for your return journey to Perth. Your tour will conclude at approximately 5.45pm and you will be transferred back to your accommodation for the night.
Included meals: breakfast


Sunday 27 October
This morning you will be transferred from your accommodation to East Perth Terminal where you will join the Indian Pacific and travel by rail from Perth to Sydney, in your chosen service of travel. There is no better way to appreciate the sheer breadth of Australia than by embarking on this unforgettable transcontinental journey. You will stop this evening in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, home to the world’s largest single open cut mining operation.

Included Off Train Excursion:

  • Paddy Hannan’s Ounce of Luck tour

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Indian Pacific - 3 nights on board


Monday 28 October
Rise and shine to the striking landscape of the Nullarbor and step off the train to enjoy tea and coffee around roaring bonfires at Rawlinna (weather permitting). Full breakfast will then be served back on board. This afternoon stop to stretch your legs in the remote town of Cook.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 29 October
Continue your journey aboard the Indian Pacific making a stop in Adelaide this morning.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Adelaide City & River Precinct Walking tour including breakfast
  • Adelaide Central Market Progressive Breakfast
  • City Sights tour including breakfast
  • Adelaide Oval tour including breakfast

This evening you will arrive in the town of Broken Hill, steeped in Australian history.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • The Main Drag show
  • The Regional Art Gallery
  • The Big Picture

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 30 October
Enjoy a hearty breakfast as you wind your way through the beautiful Blue Mountains this morning. Disembark and enjoy an included off train excursion exploring this picturesque region.

Included Off Train Excursion:

  • Scenic World Cableway, Skyway and Railway
  • Echo Point lookout
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Enjoy morning tea before you are transferred to Katoomba Station. Board a scenic country train and continue on through the Blue Mountains into Sydney Central Station. You will then be transferred† from the rail terminal marking the end of your journey with us.
Included meals: breakfast


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Above pricing is based on the arrangements listed under package inclusions only. Itinerary is subject to change or substitution.

†Transfers included within a 50km radius. Extra km’s additional.

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