Sunburnt Flats and Railway Tracks

Sunburnt Flats and Railway Tracks

From the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, experience the wine regions of the Margaret River to the Yarra Valley, explore Kangaroo Island and enjoy a journey by rail across the Nullabor.

Sunburnt Flats and Railway Tracks

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13 Days, 12 Nights

Relax and spend two days in the Margaret River, uncovering the flavors, sights and sounds. There are more than 120 world-class wineries to explore, including Flinders Bay Wines, Flying Fish Cove, and Evans & Tate, and opportunities to not only try fine wines, but get beyond the cellar doors. Among the many vineyard tours there are also tours that get you behind the scenes to meet winemakers, have a barrel room testing, and potentially even blend your own bottle of wine, coupled with a long lunch.

Indulge in the all-inclusive service on board the Indian Pacific. As the train departs Perth, it climbs through the scenic Avon Valley and into Western Australia’s wheat belt, before arriving in Kalgoorlie. Enjoy an Off-train experience and visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine where you will enjoy a short play, performed by local artists that highlights the tales of The Golden Mile and the beginning of the thriving days of gold glory. After your live performance, you can choose to climb up on to a dump truck before heading to the oversized ‘Super Pit’ before returning to the Indian Pacifric for your journey onwards through the night.

As you depart Kalgoorlie, the landscape takes on a richer hue as the journey moves through the mallee scrub and into the ancient Nullabor Plain. Nullabor is Latin for ‘no trees’, which creates a barren landscape that appears unchanged for millennia.

In the middle of this is one of the world’s most isolated outposts, Cook, where the train stops so that one can wander around. The outpost used to advertise itself with the catchphrase ‘If you’re crook, come to Cook’, due to having an hospital.

Arrive in to Adelaide early in the morning, passing colonial buildings surrounded by park lands, beaches and hills. After a city tour, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Spend two days exploring Kangaroo Island, seeing native wildlife in their natural habitat, meeting the sea-lions and viewing the magnificent Remarkable Rock formations

Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneways and rooftops and enjoy a gourmet day in the Yarra Valley, renowned for its cellar doors and delicious local produce. There is time to visit some of the Museums and take advantage of Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars.

Highlights

  • Margaret River Wine Region
  • Indian Pacific Rail Journey
  • Adelaide
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Melbourne
  • Yarra Valley

Inclusions

  • Three days Group B Car Rental, pick-up/drop-off Perth
  • Two nights Margarets Beach Resort, Margaret River, One Bedroom Apartment
  • One night Crown Metropol, Luxe King Room including breakfast
  • Two nights Indian Pacific, Perth to Adelaide, Gold Superior Service, including all meals and off-train excursions
  • Private arrival transfer Adelaide Rail Station to Hotel
  • One night Mayfair Hotel Adelaide, Deluxe King Room
  • Two night Kangaroo Island tour, including hotel/airport transfers, round-trip airfare from Adelaide, two nights accommodation and touring
  • One night Mayfair Hotel Adelaide, Deluxe King Room
  • Private departure transfer Adelaide Hotel to Airport
  • Round-trip private airport/hotel transfers, Melbourne
  • Three nights Crown Metropol Melbourne, Luxe King Room including breakfast
  • Full-day Yarra Valley Wine tour
  • Half-day Lanes & Arcades tour, Melbourne, including lunch

 

Flights not included. Please ask for best available airfare at time of travel.

 

Based on departures April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
  Price per person from*
Double Occupancy 6499

 

Based on departures June 1, 2018 - September 14, 2018
  Price per person from*
Double Occupancy 6559

 

Based on departures Sepember 15, 2018 - November 30, 2018
  Price per person from*
Double Occupancy 6599

Group Size

Independent Vacation

Dates

April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Price

From $6499 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (1/1/2018) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details.

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