Indian Pacific with NZ


Day 1: Perth

  • Arrive into Perth International airport where your driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • This evening enjoy a 3-course welcome dinner at the hotel

Activities and Services


3- course Dinner at the Hotel

Day 2: Perth

This morning we set out on a city tour with our driver-guide who will give a commentary and take you around the city

See the city highlights of Perth including the Botanic Gardens at Kings Park, WACA cricket ground, historic Perth Mint, Swan Bell Tower, Royal Yacht club and St Georges Road before heading to Fremantle. Here take lunch at your leisure (own expense), peruse the shops and markets or soak up the charming sandstone buildings. Return to the city by joining the river cruise from Fremantle to Perth

Highlights of this tour


  • Barrack Street Jetty
  • Swan Bell Tower – Entrance included.
  • See the Western Australia cricket ground (WACA)
  • Visit Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens offering great views in a spectacular setting
  • Historic Perth Mint with colonial architecture – Entrance and tour included
  • Upmarket suburbs of Peppermint Grove and Dalkeith
  • The Royal Perth Yacht Club - once home to the America's Cup
  • Stunning Cottesloe Beach on the Indian Ocean coastline
  • Some time to explore historic Fremantle with it's relaxing atmosphere
  • Captain Cook River Cruise  - Cruise from Freemantle to Perth Included
  • City skyline and park views as you cruise back into Perth

Activities and Services

Freemantle to Perth - Captain Cook Cruise



  • Perth Mint
  • Bell Tower
  • Cruise from Freemantle to Perth -Captain Cook

Day 3: Perth

Meet your driver-guide and set off for a tour of the Pinnacles

A fascinating day of spectacular natural contrasts. Big sky plains, koalas and kangaroos, massive sand dunes and emerald waters lapping pristine white sandy beaches. Then the dramatic Pinnacles Desert - arid, vast seemingly lifeless yet inhabited by strange limestone pillars rising through the sand.   

Highlights of this tour

  • Guildford - history and charm on the Perth outskirts
  • The Swan Valley - colonial towns, crafts and Western Australia's first wine growing region
  • Caversham Wildlife Park - an opportunity to see koalas, wombat and kangaroo close up – Entrance included.
  • Look for native wildflowers from September through to November
  • Cross vast big sky scrub and pasturelands
  • Look for kangaroos and emus on the endless plains
  • Enjoy a Winery Lunch with wine tasting
  • See Namburg National Park - home of the Pinnacles
  • Take a guided walk through the Pinnacles desert and it's limestone pillars created by the forces of nature

Return to the city.

Expert tips

Today you need to wear comfortable walking shoes and have sunblock. 




  • Entrance to Caversham Wildlife Park
  • Wine tasting and Lunch at the Winery

Day 4: Indian Pacific

730AM - We check out this morning and proceed to the train station to check in for the Indian Pacific.

Day 1 Perth, Avon Valley and Kalgoorlie

Your journey from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean begins, as we pull away from the platform in Perth mid-morning. Enjoy a superb, modern Australian lunch as we glide through the picturesque rolling hills of the Avon Valley. Take in the views and perhaps a glass of fine wine before indulging in a three-course dinner prior to our late-night arrival in the famed. Wild West township of Kalgoorlie. Here guests will enjoy an Off-Train Excursion and gain an insight into the town’s history before retiring to the comfort of their cabin.


  • Transfer to the Station.
  • All inclusive Journey on the Indian Pacific

Day 5: Indian Pacific

Day 2 Nullarbor Plain

Awake to the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain before enjoying a breakfast off the train.

A selection of regionally inspired meals from the lunch menu is yours to choose as an ever-changing landscape passes by your window and you reflect on the harshness, remoteness but captivating beauty of the region, before experiencing the charms of the once thriving community and now ghost town of Cook. Another mouth-watering dinner is followed by relaxed conversation in the Lounge before a restful night’s sleep and subsequent arrival into the graceful and picturesque city of Adelaide.

Activities and Services

Nullarbor Plain


All inclusive Journey

Day 6: Indian Pacific

Day 3 Adelaide, Finders Ranges and Broken Hill

Choice of Off-Train Excursion to be chosen beforehand.

Guests have the choice of a city walking tour where you can enjoy a feast for every sense at the extraordinary Adelaide Central Market or a coach tour taking in the world-famous Adelaide Oval and the leafy beauty of the Adelaide Hills. Back abroad the train, the journey continues and lunch is served while in the distance the magnificent Flinders Ranges passes by and the rugged, rocky landscape gives way to outback scrub as we arrive into Broken Hill in the early evening. Here there is again a choice of cultural Off Train Excursions before dining back on the train and taking time out to socialise with fellow guests in the Lounge.



  • All inclusive Journey
  • Off Train Excursions

Day 7: Sydney

Day 4 Blue Mountains and Sydney

Wake up to breakfast in the spectacular Blue Mountains before arriving at Sydney Central Station.

The Off-Train excursion at the Blue Mountains includes tea at Scenic World and a 2-course lunch at Look Out Echo Point restaurant.

Arrive into Sydney Central. You will be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel by coach.

Sydney enjoys a relaxed outdoor and beach lifestyle, combined with arts and culture, fine food and wine, nature and cosmopolitan shopping and nightlife.

Life in Sydney centres on the harbour. Catch a ferry at Circular Quay for views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water. Darling Harbour is a favourite family leisure and entertainment precinct.

In the city centre, historic arcades such as the Queen Victoria Building and The Strand are packed with designer fashion stores. In Newtown, find vintage fashion and quirky boutiques; while Mosman and Double Bay have more upmarket boutiques and cafes.

Unwind in tranquil spaces such as Centennial Parklands, Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss the world-famous beaches of Bondi and Manly. The city’s coastal walks are a perfect way to take in the golden beaches, dramatic headlands, sandstone cliffs and national parks.

Sydney is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Royal National Park in the south.


  • Off-Train Excursion - Blue Mountains
  • 2-course Lunch at Look Out Echo Point Restaurant

Day 8: Sydney

Meet your guide and set off on a full day city tour of Sydney.

We start with a 1-hour tour of the Opera House.

When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as "one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind". Now it's your turn to step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jorn Utzon's remarkable achievement. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships' sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You will find out on this very special one-hour guided tour into the intricate workings of a living, breathing Opera House. You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building's 14-year creation and 58-year history. You will run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world. Once you've visited areas off limits to the general public and captured photographs from rare vantage points inside the majestic Sydney Opera House, you'll realize that from the outside you're only getting half the story.

Later we visit Macquaries Chair, pass the Town Hall, Hyde Park, and take a short walk in the Rocks area, view the Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the world famous Bondi Beach.

Activities and Services


Opera House Guided Tour

Day 9: Sydney

Day Free for Optional tours:

Suggested Tour:

800am - Meet your guide at the hotel and travel to the Ku-Rin-Gai National park.

Located just 45 minutes north of central Sydney, the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Australia’s most picturesque and diverse landscapes. 

Your tour begins deep in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, home to one of the world’s most concentrated collection of recorded Indigenous Heritage Sites, and its remarkably peaceful waterways. Here, you will enjoy a world-class lookout from West Head and your expert guide will share the rich history of a sacred, largely unknown yet extensive Aboriginal Heritage site abundant in rock engravings.

 Your first stop is West Head lookout where you can take in incredible views of the Tasman Sea, Pittwater and the historic sandstone lighthouse on Barrenjoey Headland.  Gazing across Broken Bay, see the beaches of the Central Coast and Lion Island, which shelters the largest population of little penguins in the Sydney area.

The Park is home to the world’s most concentrated area of Indigenous sites (>1,500 sites) and you will enjoy interpretation at several ancient Aboriginal sites (some only accessible by water).

Together, explore the unexplored

Board Sydney Out Back’s 50ft motor catamaran, which will be your floating, 360° viewing deck for an unforgettable journey by water. From the moment you leave Akuna Bay, one of Sydney’s most exclusive and remote marinas, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. See tidal waters lap against the rugged golden sandstone and the hard to reach Australian bush, which crowd the shoreline.

You will enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic cruise through pristine National Park waterways, admiring the Aussie bush and imagine what Sydney Harbour looked like prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the late-1700s. 

 Lunch is salmon, chicken, ham and beef rolls with very nice condiments.

In addition:

- a mixture of apples, bananas and mandarins is offered in the morning.

- a fruit platter consisting watermelon, strawberries and citrus is offered after lunch on the boat.

- juice, (real) coffee and tea is available on the boat

- Double Choc Tim Tams

- water is provided all day.

 Return to the city around 430pm.

This evening we have a 3-course farewell dinner at a restaurant with a glass of wine

Activities and Services

Dinner at a local restaurant


  • Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 10: Auckland

Meet and greet by your North Island Driver, with assistance to your coach.

Includes: Transfer to hotel by private tour coach.

En route to the hotel, enjoy an Auckland City Sightseeing Tour – approximately 4 hours.

Including; Parnell Village, Auckland Domain, Mt Eden (please note coaches can’t drive up to Mt Eden and guest will have to walk to the summit), view the Harbour Bridge, Auckland Viaduct, and Queen Street.

Enjoy a visit to Auckland’s Domain Gardens and to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Housed in one of New Zealand's outstanding historical buildings, you'll see the monumental carvings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori people along with an impressive collection of artefacts and exhibits depicting the growth of the country.

Includes: Admission to, and guided tour of, the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

You will then be transferred to your hotel for check-in, where you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure.

Guests will have time to relax at the hotel later this afternoon, before taking an easy walk over to the Sky Tower, to the Orbit Restaurant for your

Includes: Admission to the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere – the Sky Tower.

Includes: 3 Course Dinner, at the Orbit Restaurant in the Sky Tower.

After dinner, guests can choose to travel back up to the Observation Deck of the Sky Tower for views of Auckland City by night, or you may wish to continue your night at one of the many pubs or bars along Federal Street, with a leisurely stroll back to the hotel.

(PLEASE NOTE: Sightseeing inclusions on this day are dependant on arrival time of international flight.)


Activities and Services


Entrances Included:

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Sky Tower
  • 3-course Dinner  at the Orbit Restaurant

Day 11: Rotorua

Full breakfast at the hotel is included this morning.

Meet and greet by your North Island Coach Driver for your day tour from Auckland down to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves then on to Rotorua.

Follow the meandering path of the Waikato River, through the Bombay Hills, Huntly, farmlands of the Waikato region and the small settlements of Taupiri and Horotiu.           

 Your first stop today will be at the fascinating Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing limestone caverns and sail through the still waters of the sparkling Glowworm Grotto.

Includes: admission and guided tour (by local English speaking guide) of the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves.   

After your visit to the caves, board your coach, and you make your way across the Waikato Region to the Bay of Plenty city of Rotorua. Rotorua has an immense tourism presence in New Zealand, representing history, tradition and culture. Surrounded by the unmistakable smell of bubbling sulphuric geysers, Rotorua is a hydrothermal experience of a lifetime.

Enjoy an orientation tour of the city before transferring to your hotel for check in.

This evening is an opportunity to be immersed in the culture and traditions of New Zealand’s native people, the Maori.

             Includes: You will be collected at the hotel, by Tamaki for your Maori Village Experience and Hangi Dinner. Upon completion, you will be transferred back to your hotel


  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Visit
  • Hangi Dinner

Day 12: Rotorua

Full breakfast at the hotel is included this morning.

This morning you will be met by your Driver for a day of sightseeing around the Rotorua region.

Begin your morning with the hilarious antics of New Zealand sheep, farm dogs, geese and lambs at the Agrodome Farm Show, then visit Rainbow Springs, abundant with Rainbow Trout and native fauna including the kiwi, including a behind-the-scenes Kiwi Encounter experience.

Includes: Agrodome Farm Show

Includes: Rainbow Springs Group tour with behind-the-scenes Kiwi Encounter

On completion of your visit to Rainbow Springs, you will make your way over to the Skyline Gondola Complex. Take the gondola to the summit of Mt Ngongotaha where you will enjoy a buffet lunch taking in breath-taking views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas.

Includes: Skyline gondola ride including buffet lunch.

Discover Te Puia Thermal Reserve with a guided tour of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. Venture into a landscape unlike any other, where you will see bubbling mudpools and active geysers. Watch the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapor jets up to 30 metres high. Your guide will take you through the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Traditionally, weaving and carving were vital Māori arts but by the 1920’s they were in danger of extinction. Established in 1926, the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia has seen carving, weaving and other traditional Māori art forms not only survive but thrive.

Includes: Admission to, and 90 minute private guided tour of, Te Puia and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, including the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Enjoy the remainder of your afternoon, and evening at leisure.



  • Agrodome Farm Show
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter
  • Skyline Gondola ride including Lunch
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve

Day 13: End of Itinerary

Full breakfast at the hotel is included this morning.

Meet and greet by your Driver for your day tour from Rotorua up to ‘The Shire’ – Hobbiton in Matamata then on to Auckland International Airport for your departure.

                     Travel through the rolling green hills of Waikato farmland to Matamata where you will visit the fascinating Hobbiton Movie Set.      

Includes: Marquee Festival Feast Lunch – fare fit for a Hobbit! The feast includes a selection of fresh breads, hot meat dishes, pastas, vegetable dishes and salads, followed by cakes and slices and fresh fruit.               

Includes: Admission and Guided Tour (by local English speaking guide) of Hobbiton with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn.

                     After your adventures in Hobbiton, sit back and relax as you travel north back into Auckland.               

Transfer directly to the Auckland Airport and check in for your international flight.

Depart Auckland on your international flight –TBA – ETD TBD

(PLEASE NOTE: Sightseeing inclusions on this day are dependant on the departure time of the international flight. If flight departs in the early afternoon – we would need to remove the visit to Hobbiton, and transfer the group directly up to Auckland Airport. We will amend the costs if this is the case.)


Activities and Services


  • Guided Tour of Hobbiton
  • Lunch
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