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Treasures of Australia with Rail

Perth to Melbourne
Trip Code: TMAUSR19
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Explore Australia's Red Centre

Take in sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), discover Kata Tjuta and visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs.

Indian Pacific Rail Adventure

Begin your rail journey in beautiful Sydney and travel across Australia for three-nights to reach Perth.

Admire the Great Barrier Reef

Discover the colourful coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef during an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 18 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • Expert tour director plus local guides in select locations
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Luggage porterage for your convenience

Map & Itinerary

APT US AU/NZ Brox 20/21 TMAUSR19
Perth to Melbourne

Designed exclusively for our guests

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a range of included special or unique excursions and events

Upon arrival into Perth, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon.

Stay: Two Nights, Peppers Kings Square Hotel

Sunset view of Perth from Kings Park, Western Australia

Enjoy the day at leisure in Australia’s capital city. Venture out to Kings Park for the day or perhaps visit the beautiful Cottesloe Beach.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Settle into your cabin on board the Indian Pacific. Watch the ever-changing view transform before your eyes and get ready for your first off train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Stay: Three Nights, Indian Pacific

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Upon waking, you will have arrived on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Take in the ancient stillness of the desert landscape broken only by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. Enjoy a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere".

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning you will travel through the rolling South Australian countryside to Adelaide, where you will enjoy an off train tour. After departing Adelaide, the landscape changes again into mallee scrub as you approach Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases. Explore this iconic town with your choice of tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, take to the water for a cruise on the Sydney Harbour. As you cruise, savour a memorable Welcome Dinner where you will to get to know your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a delicious meal.


This morning you wind your way into the heart of the Blue Mountains. You can choose to disembark and explore the world-heritage listed national park, or alternately remain aboard for the final leg of the journey to Sydney.

Stay: Two Nights, Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Relish a traditional fish ‘n’ chip lunch on Bondi Beach.


Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Following breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island. You have the remainder of the day at leisure to do whatever you like in this slice of paradise. Perhaps snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this beautiful island (all at own expense). Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wake up this morning to a day at leisure. Perhaps choose to be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on an optional cruise (own expense). A collision of colours - aquamarine, emerald, gold - make up the landscape. Scattered like jewels across the sea, many of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited and boast some of the most pristine beaches in the world.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Bid farewell to Hamilton Island as you board your flight to Cairns and board your coach for Port Douglas. On arrival in this tropical town, check in to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience a holiday highlight as you cruise aboard Quicksilver’s technologically advanced Wavepiercer catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef.


Experience the colourful coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel, or perhaps stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. Visit a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory to watch the fish feeding, or even take a scenic helicopter flight over the reef (additional expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Later this morning, be transferred back to Cairns. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps wander the many cafes and bars along the Esplanade.

Stay: Cairns, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun begin its descent over Uluru.


Rise early and board your flight to Uluru. Watch as the scenery dramatically changes from the palm-fringed beaches of the tropical north to the rugged landscapes of Australia’s red centre. On arrival, delight in a walk around the base of Uluru and discover the diverse plants, geological features and wildlife of the area. Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), an impressive set of domed rock formations.

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Ayers Rock at Sunset with a purple sky, Northern Territory

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Rise early today and savour the once-in-a-lifetime moment of witnessing a magnificent sunrise over Uluru. Watch as this famous monolith changes colours as the sun steadily climbs higher into the sky.


Later, travel onwards to Alice Springs. Arrive late in the afternoon and enjoy the day at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Alice Springs, Mercure Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

You’ll then enjoy the opportunity to visit the School of the Air. With students scattered over 800,000 square kilometres, the School of the Air uses satellite technology to teach at the world’s largest classroom.


This morning is dedicated to exploring Alice Springs. Here, a variety of museums and art galleries featuring Indigenous artwork celebrate the Indigenous community that live here. Begin your day with breakfast before setting off to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Sit inside a RFDS aircraft, see historic radios used by the doctors and discover how the doctors operated in 1928. With no navigational aid and no radio, the first flying doctor, Arthur Affleck, operated using only a compass and map. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride alongside the West MacDonnell Ranges (own expense). Become well acquainted with these gentle creatures during your tour across the red-desert sand.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Following breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Arrive late in the afternoon to this thriving metropolis, famed for being Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, and be transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Melbourne Pullman on the Park

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stand on the outskirts of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the largest cricket stadium in the world.


Explore Melbourne on a guided tour this morning and discover the must-see sights and hidden gems. This afternoon is left free so you can explore the city your way.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline. You might prefer to wander the city. Hear the hollering of market merchants at the Queen Victoria Market. Slurp up noodles in Chinatown or stop to smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens. This evening, a Farewell Drink and Dinner is the perfect opportunity say goodbye to your Tour Director and new-found friends.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your tour concludes after breakfast.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Explore Hamilton Island

Part of the Whitsundays, the award-winning Hamilton Island offers pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of marine life.

Hand-Picked Accommodation

Stay in Premium hotels perfectly positioned for you to explore, including the Amora Jamison on Sydney's Darling Harbour.

Superb food

Savour regional flavours on a range of included meals, including a special Farewell Dinner.

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit

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