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The Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney


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12 days From £4,195 per person
This is an independent non-escorted holiday

2023 Tour code: QAP23

About the tour

Uncover the natural beauty of Yanchep National Park and the Pinnacles Desert before boarding the lavish Indian Pacific for a cross-country journey to Sydney. Explore forgotten outback towns, wonder at otherworldly landscapes and soak up the eucalyptus-rich air of the Blue Mountains. You'll also tour the cosmopolitan cities of Adelaide and Sydney on this fantastic 12-day holiday down under.

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Day 1 – London to Perth

Board your flight from London Heathrow to Perth, arriving on Day 2.

Day 2 - Perth

After arriving in Perth and transferring to your five-star hotel, you have the rest of the day free to relax after a long flight.

Day 3 – The Pinnacles Desert

Start the day with a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park, where you'll see koalas and wombats, and hand feed kangaroos, before taking the scenic route to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes.

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Western Australia's lobster fishing industry, before sitting down for a fish and chip lunch - with a lobster upgrade if you like!

The afternoon is spent in the famous lunar landscapes of the Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park. Start your exploration with an easy paced walk, before taking a four-wheel-drive safari over the sand dunes of Lancelin. For the adventurous, there's even an opportunity to sand board.

Day 4 - The Indian Pacific

Transfer to Perth station to board the luxurious Indian Pacific train for the cross country journey of a lifetime. Named after the two oceans it travels between, the Indian Pacific takes you past soaring mountain ranges and through vast deserts across Australia's interior to Sydney.

Settle into your Gold Service cabin as the train sets out on its historic route, once used by bush pioneers and gold rush prospectors. Following a relaxing afternoon, a three-course dinner is served on board before your arrival into the wild west township of Kalgoorlie.

Day 5 – The Outback Town of Cork

Wake up to the impressive sight of the Nullarbor Plain from your cabin window, with blue skies and rippling grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see. If you're lucky, you might catch glimpses of kangaroos, emus or dingoes as you travel through the landscape.

Carry on to the ghost town of Cook, which used to sit at the heart of a thriving railroad community but closed in 1997, less than 100 years after being founded. Spend a couple of hours looking around this nearly deserted outback town, where water and other supplies are still dependent on the trains that pass through.

Day 6 – Adelaide

Adelaide was first settled more than 40,000 years ago by the Kaurna Aboriginal people, and enjoys an excellent position on Australia's south-west coast, surrounded by plenty of renowned wine estates and vineyards.

You have a few options here; you could take a walking or coach tour of the city, go behind the scenes at the Oval stadium, or explore this foodie paradise for yourself. Reboard the Indian Pacific and continue to Broken Hill, deep in the outback. There's time here to explore the area's frontier history as well as its resurgence as a dynamic creative hub.

Day 7 - The Blue Mountains

Discover the atmospheric Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose blue aura is created by the surrounding eucalyptus trees. Finely dispersed oil droplets from these trees mix with dust particles and water vapour, creating the hue the region is known for.

During your time here, visit the Three Sisters, a distinctive and eye-catching rock formation that overlooks the lush Jamison Valley. Stunning views - and plenty of opportunities for photos - abound.

Board the Indian Pacific for a final time to complete your journey to Sydney, where you'll be transferred to your five-star hotel in the evening.

Day 8 – Sydney Opera House

Step beneath the sails and discover what makes Sydney Opera House so inspiring with an in-depth guided tour of this world-famous landmark.

As you explore the building with your knowledgeable guide, you learn about how Jorn Utzon's vision came into existence against impossible odds, and its global cultural impact since. Discover insider stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and get to know the spaces that stage over 1800 performances each year.

You also have the opportunity to see the building, and capture some stunning holiday snaps, from vantage points off limits to the general public.

Day 9 - Exploring Sydney

Explore Sydney's varied highlights on a day-long panoramic tour of the city and its sights.

After being picked up from your hotel, you visit the historic Rocks area to discover more about Australia's early convict settlers, before exploring the trendy neighbourhoods of Oxford Street and Paddington, and stopping off at the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Tower for some retail therapy.

There's time to explore Bondi Beach and the superb cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte before returning to the city centre via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for magical viewpoints over the harbour.

Day 10 - Free time in Sydney

After a busy few days, Day 10 is free for you to explore Sydney on your own.

Sydney offers something for everyone, and we're certain that you'll find something memorable to experience. Sports lovers might enjoy a tour of the Olympic Park, wildlife lovers could head to the world-famous Taronga Zoo - and there's always a classic harbour cruise with dinner, for a romantic evening out.

Alternatively, why not spend a relaxed final day exploring Sydney's famously cosmopolitan bar and dining scene? With all tastes catered for, there's something everyone will fall in love with.

Day 11 – Sydney to London

Following a scheduled pick up from your hotel, transfer to the airport for your indirect flight back to London Heathrow, where you land on Day 12.

Journey home
Day 12 - London

You arrive back into London Heathrow today.

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

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Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney

Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney

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