Immerse yourself in the sea, sun, salt and nature from Sydney to Perth when you go on an unforgettable adventure aboard the boutique Azamara Journey, followed by five nights in Perth before embarking on the amazing Indian Pacific Railway journey back to Sydney.
You’ll find countless golden beaches, incredible wildlife and stunning scenery en route from cosmopolitan Melbourne, the wildlife sanctuary of Kangaroo Island, the charming city of churches in Adelaide, the whitest sands of Esperance to some of the best surfing spots in Washington , you will be dazzled by the clearest blue skies, stunning turquoise waters and secluded sun-drenched beaches.
During your five-night stay in Perth, you’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Swan River before indulging in a mouth-watering lunch with wine tasting at Sandalford Estate. You’ll also explore Rottnest Island, home to the charming and quirky Quoki.
You will then enjoy one of the world’s transcontinental rail journeys aboard the Indian Pacific Railway, which travels across Australia’s unforgiving outback for your journey back to Sydney. On board the Indian Pacific, you’ll enjoy an unparalleled level of service with fine food and wine as the train journey follows in the footsteps of the bush pioneers who were driven by the greed of the gold rush.
Imagine Holidays has created a 22-night all-inclusive Indian Pacific Railway cruise departing February 6, 2024 with prices starting at $9,999pp.
To book call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 2124 or click here For more information.
Your vacation of a lifetime begins when you step aboard Azamara Journey which looks more like a private club than an ocean liner. . The friendly crew are renowned for offering a standard of service closer to a boutique, hotel experience with incredible cuisine and unparalleled on-board amenities. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your exquisite cruise that hugs the coast from Sydney to Perth.
There is a specialty restaurant, Aqualina, specializing in Italian cuisine, Prime C, famous for its steaks, the Chef’s Table, where you can enjoy a guest speaker while indulging in a five-course degustation meal, or you can simply enjoy tapas by the casual pool outdoor grill.
Your first port of call is Melbourne, home to excellent cozy cafes, funky bars and restaurants in Federation Square or Southbank.
Once Azamara Journey visits Portland, you’ll discover this charming coastal city full of colonial history, beautiful beaches, and abundant wildlife. You can take a walk in Cape Nelson Park or ride the Portland Cable Car to enjoy the ocean scenery.
For your day at sea, treat yourself to a rejuvenating body wrap at the Sanctum Spa or simply relax in the hot saltwater pool at the Sanctum Terrace.
Next is Kangaroo Island, with a third of the island dedicated to nature reserves where you can enjoy sea lions, koalas and penguin colonies.
When the ship visits Adelaide, also known as the City of Churches, you can visit Victoria Square and its bustling 19th Century Central Market for some of the best local produce and cheeses. Head up to Mount Lofty to enjoy views of the city and ocean.
Esperance, your next port of call is a paradise for adventure seekers looking for sun, sea and salt. You can snorkel, sandboard and hike the Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail, which covers miles of stunning beaches and turquoise bays.
In Albany, the rocky coastline hugs white sandy beaches and pristine waters. Explore the whaling station museum and the National Anzac Centre.
In Busselton, a lively beach town, be sure to drive 19thcentury Busselton Jetty and its iconic red train.
Your final destination is Fremantle with its busy streets full of buses, quirky boutiques and trendy cafes, where you’ll disembark and check into the four-star Novotel Hotel on Perth’s Murray Street with plenty of dining and shopping on your doorstep. You’ll stay here for five nights to discover its attractions, including the Swan Valley, sun-drenched vineyards and tranquil uncrowded beaches stretching from Cottesloe to Scarborough.
You can escape to Rottnest Island to explore the Wadjemup Lighthouse and diverse wildlife, including the famous Quokkas.
You can also escape the city and take a leisurely cruise to Sandalford Estate in the Swan Valley to enjoy wine and cheese tastings.
You will then board the India Pacific Railway and enjoy the changing landscape of the Avon Valley as you tuck into a delicious three-course meal accompanied by premium wine to arrive in the Wild West town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to discover the gold mining settlement.
The next day, you’ll watch the sun rise over the vast Nullarbor Plain as the rail glides through the dry bush, stopping at Cook, where you can wander through the ghost town where the abandoned skeletons of farm equipment lie.
You will then arrive in Adelaide and the old mining town of Broken Hill.
As the train winds its way through the Blue Mountains, you’ll enjoy views of the Three Sisters and the stunning Jamieson Valley with its lush eucalyptus trees before arriving in Sydney.
Summary of your vacation
All Inclusive cruise
14 nights all inclusive luxury cruise on board Azamara Journey
Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house spirits, wine and international beer
Prepaid tips and free AzAmazing Evenings event
Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Overnights in Adelaide and Fremantle
All inclusive Travel by train
Three-night all-inclusive train travel aboard Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney with all meals, fine wines and beverages
Off-the-train experiences and short stops in Kalgoorlie, Rawlina, Cook, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains (optional)
Fully escorted tours
Rottnest Island Day Tour with Island Bus Tour
Full-Day Swan Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Cruise Including Modern Grazing Lunch, Wine Tasting and Exclusive Winery Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Stay in a hotel
Five nights in a four-star hotel at Novotel Perth, Murray Street or similar with breakfast
All flights, taxis and transfers*
*Sydney transfers not included.
Just call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 2124 or click here For more information.