Perth, Top End & The Kimberley with Sun Princess & The Ghan

 17 nights departing 20 October 2019

  Package Reference: HOA2519A
from

$6,699 pp

Your voyage of a lifetime across South and Western Australia awaits you. Immerse yourself in the must see’s of these two unique states from the comfort of cruise and rail.

Package inclusions

  • Transfer to the rail terminal.†
  • 2 nights onboard The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. Your journey includes all meals, drinks and off train excursions in Alice Springs and Katherine.
  • Transfer from the rail terminal to your accommodation.
  • 3 night stay in Darwin at Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade including breakfast.
  • 24 hour Hop on-Hop off Darwin City Explorer pass.
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise.
  • Transfer from your accommodation to the cruise terminal.
  • 7 nights aboard Sun Princess from Darwin to Perth with port calls in Kimberley Coast (scenic cruising only), Broome & Geraldton. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from the cruise terminal to your accommodation with half day Perth City Sights tour.
  • 4 night stay in Perth at Pan Pacific Perth including breakfast
  • 2 day Margaret River Wine Experience tour.
  • Transfer from your accommodation.†
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Tour itinerary

Sunday 20 October
This morning you will be transferred† to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal where you will board The Ghan and travel by rail to Darwin in your chosen service of travel. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure, as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.
Included meals: lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 21 October
Step off the train this morning in Marla and warm yourself with a morning cuppa against the stunning backdrop of an outback sunrise (weather permitting). Travel through the rich red landscapes of the Northern Territory before arriving into Alice Springs, the heart of the Red Centre, this afternoon.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
  • Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Pyndan Camel Tracks (optional upgrade)
  • Alice Springs & Surrounds Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 20 October
This morning you will be transferred† to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal where you will board The Ghan and travel by rail to Darwin in your chosen service of travel. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure, as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.
Included meals: lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 21 October
Step off the train this morning in Marla and warm yourself with a morning cuppa against the stunning backdrop of an outback sunrise (weather permitting). Travel through the rich red landscapes of the Northern Territory before arriving into Alice Springs, the heart of the Red Centre, this afternoon.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
  • Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Pyndan Camel Tracks (optional upgrade)
  • Alice Springs & Surrounds Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 22 October
Continue your adventure by making a stop in Katherine this morning, home of the stunning Katherine Gorge and rich in Indigenous history.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise
  • Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise
  • Katherine Outback Experience (Apr - Oct)
  • Nitmiluk Gorge Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Twin Parks Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Enjoy a late lunch back on board The Ghan before arriving into Darwin early this evening where you will disembark and be transferred to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade - 3 night stay
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Wednesday 23 October
Today make the most of your Hop on Hop off pass. Don’t miss a thing aboard the open-top double decker tour of Darwin complemented by an entertaining and informative commentary. This pass allows you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and visit the landmarks and attractions at your own pace. There are 10 stops including Crocosauras Cove, Doctor’s Gully, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and Waterfront Precinct.
Included meals: breakfast


Thursday 24 October
This evening you will depart Stokes Hill Wharf for your Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise and Dinner aboard the MV Charles Darwin. Aboard your cruise enjoy the balmy tropical breezes as you view the sights of Darwin Harbour and the city skyline from the comfort of your vessel. Indulge in the buffet dinner with a range of local produce and delicacies.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner


Friday 25 October
This morning you will be transfered to the cruise terminal where you will board the Sun Princess for your cruise to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Accommodation: Sun Princess - 7 nights onboard
Onboard meals: breakfast & dinner


Saturday 26 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


Sunday 27 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


Monday 28 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


Tuesday 29 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


Wednesday 30 October
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 31 October
Geraldton, Australia

The capital of the Batavia Coast was founded in 1850 as a commercial port serving the Northampton lead mine some 30 miles to the north. While Geraldton remains one of Western Australia’s major ports, the city has become a magnet for vacationing Australians. Located between the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, Geraldton boasts a superb Mediterranean climate, scenic beauty and pristine beaches. Coronation Beach has become an international destination for windsurfers.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 1 November
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 - 2 night stay


Saturday 2 November
Today will be at your leisure to explore Perth.
Included meals: breakfast


Sunday 3 November
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 Beach Resort - 1 night stay


Monday 4 November
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 for the drive back to Perth stopping for a light dinner along the way. (Dinner at own expense).
Included meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Perth - 2 night stay


Tuesday 5 November
Today will be at your leisure to explore Perth.
Included meals: breakfast


Wednesday 6 November
This morning you will be transferred from your hotel† 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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