Your Australia & New Zealand Grand Rail Adventure Package

Australia & New Zealand Grand Rail Adventure

Journey Beyond

 

  24 Nights

  Multi Region

  Journey Beyond

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A unique and epic experience, explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide.

Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2,979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Operating April to October, your adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.


Next up, make your way from the Festival City of Adelaide to the renowned Harbour City of Sydney aboard the Indian Pacific. From the mountains to the sparkling coast, discover a world of wonders as you travel between these two great cities.


This once-in-a-lifetime experience will see you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland aboard three iconic train journeys. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking landscapes aboard the TranzAlpine. Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.


Your Fly, Stay & Rail Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Darwin, return from Auckland
  • 1 night accommodation in Darwin
  • 3 night rail journey aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide
  • Includes all-inclusive meals & beverages, off train experiences, dinner under the stars in Alice Springs plus more
  • 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide
  • 1 night rail journey aboard the Indian Pacific, Adelaide to Sydney
  • Includes all-inclusive meals & beverages, off train experience in the Blue Mountains plus more
  • 3 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Queenstown
  • 6 day intermediate car hire, Queenstown Airport to Greymouth
  • 4 nights accommodation in Queenstown
  • Milford Sound cruise with lunch & transfers ex Queenstown
  • 2 nights accommodation in Franz Josef
  • TranzAlpine rail journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • 2 nights accommodation Christchurch
  • Coastal Pacific rail journey from Christchurch to Picton
  • 1 night accommodation in Picton
  • Interislander ferry crossing from Picton to Wellington
  • 2 nights accommodation Wellington
  • Northern Explorer rail journey from Wellington to Auckland
  • 2 nights accommodation in Auckland
  • Select private transfers throughout
  • Airline taxes

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 04-28 April 2023

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

Offer ends 31 January 2023 unless sold out prior


The Ghan Expedition | Darwin - Adelaide

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 4 days / 3 nights aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
  • Evening Off Train Experience in Manguri
  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
  • Explore Nitmiluk Gorge’s powerful natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture
  • Venture into the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy

Itinerary:

DAY 01

DARWIN AND KATHERINE

Your journey begins with a morning departure from Darwin. Once you’re settled into your private cabin, mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard.  When it’s time for lunch, savour the regionally-inspired menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages, before an early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine. Take a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback, then back in your cabin you’ll find your bed turned down. Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.

DAY 02

ALICE SPRINGS

After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

DAY 03

MANGURI AND COOBER PEDY

From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.

DAY 04

ADELAIDE

Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide.


Indian Pacific | Adelaide to Sydney

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 2 days/1 night aboard the Indian Pacific
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off Train Experience in the Blue Mountains

Itinerary:

DAY 01

ADELAIDE

A mid-morning departure from the Adelaide Parklands Terminal platform and you soon find yourself gazing at the remarkable rock formations of the Flinders Ranges. The rocky scenery gives way to outback scrub as you make your way to the Blue Mountains.

DAY 02

BLUE MOUNTAINS AND SYDNEY

Awake to the splendour of the Blue Mountains. Disembark the train and marvel at the expansive views and natural surrounds. Take a walk through the eucalypt forests or take the cable car for a bird’s-eye view of this World Heritage listed landscape before completing your journey on our dedicated NSW rail service (hosted by our staff) into Sydney Central Station. Alternatively, stay on board to travel directly to Sydney.


TranzAlpine

Rightly described as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, our TranzAlpine route across the mountainous spine of our South Island is truly spectacular.

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Greymouth and Christchurch. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.


Coastal Pacific

With the Pacific Ocean lapping at its wheels and the Kaikoura ranges rising majestically above, the Coastal Pacific is undoubtedly one of the world's most picturesque train journeys.

Soak up the sun, sea, and sand, while winding your way around New Zealand's gorgeous east coast on your rail journey.


Northern Explorer

The Northern Explorer rumbles through the heart of the North Island on an epic journey that covers 680km of New Zealand's finest scenery, as it travels between Auckland and Wellington.

Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast.




* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on a gold twin cabin aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 24 January 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Pricing is correct at the time of submission and subject to change without notice based on availability and train schedule changes. Valid for travel on select travel dates in Apr, Sep, Oct & Nov 2023. Hotels to be advised at time of quotation. Car hire included is based on a Compact Auto (Toyota Corolla or similar) with BUDGET and vehicle excess conditions will apply.