Soak up the sea, sun, salt and scenery from Sydney to Perth when you go on an unforgettable adventure onboard the boutique Azamara Journey, followed by five nights stay in Perth before boarding the amazing Indian Pacific rail journey back to Sydney.
You will discover countless golden beaches, amazing wildlife and stunning landscapes along the way from cosmopolitan Melbourne, the wildlife sanctuary on Kangaroo Island, the charming City of Churches in Adelaide, the whitest sands of Esperance to some of the best surfing spots in WA, you will be dazzled by the clearest blue skies, striking turquoise waters and secluded sun-drenched beaches.
During your five -night stay in Perth you will enjoy a leisurely cruise on Swan River before indulging in a mouth-watering lunch with wine-tasting at Sandalford Estate. You will also explore Rottnest Island, home to the endearing and quirky, Quokkas.
Then, you will experience one of the world’s transcontinental rail journeys onboard the Indian Pacific railway as it speeds along Australia’s unforgiving outback for your journey back to Sydney. Onboard the Indian Pacific you will relish the unparalleled level of service with fine food and wine as the rail journey follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers who were spurred on by the gold rush greed.
Imagine Holidays has crafted an all-inclusive, 22-night cruise and Indian Pacific Rail journey departing 6 February 2024 with prices starting from $9999 pp.
To book, call Imagine Holidays on (02) 7254 2124 or click here for more details.
Your holiday of a lifetime starts when you board Azamara Journey which feels more like a private club than an ocean liner. . The friendly crew is renowned for offering a standard of service more akin to a boutique, hotel-quality service with amazing cuisine and unparalleled amenities on board. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your genteel cruise as it hugs the coast from Sydney to Perth.
There’s specialty restaurant, Aqualina specializing in Italian cuisine, Prime C renowned for its steaks, Chef’s Table where you can enjoy a guest lecturer while indulging in a five-course degustation meal or you can simply enjoy some tapas at the casual, al-fresco pool grill.
Your first port of call is Melbourne, home to excellent cozy coffee shops, funky bars and restaurants in Federation Square or Southbank.
When Azamara Journey next calls at Portland, you will find this charming coastal town full of colonial history, beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife. You can stroll in the Cape Nelson Park or ride the Portland Cable Tram to take in the ocean scenery.
For your day at sea, spoil yourself with a rejuvenating body wrap at the Sanctum Spa or simply relax in the hot saltwater pool in the Sanctum Terrace.
Next up is Kangaroo Island with a third of the island dedicated to nature reserves where you can enjoy watching the sea lions, koalas and penguin colonies.
When the ship calls at Adelaide, aka the City of Churches, you can visit Victoria Square and its lively 19th Century Central Market for some of the best local produce and cheese. Go to Mount Lofty to take in the city and ocean views.
Esperance, your next port of call is heaven on a stick for adventure lovers looking for sun, sea and salt. You can go diving, sandboarding and go on walking trails on Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail which covers kilometres of incredible beaches and turquoise coves.
At Albany, the rugged coastline hugs white sandy beaches and pristine waters. Check out the Whaling Station Museum and the National Anzac Centre.
At Busselton, a vibrant beach town, make sure you ride the 19th-century Busselton Jetty and its iconic red train.
Your final destination is Fremantle with its buzzy streets filled with buskers, quirky boutiques and trendy cafes where you will disembark and check into a four-star Novotel Hotel in Perth’s Murray Street with an array of dining and shopping options at your doorstep. You will stay here for five nights to uncover its attractions including Swan Valley, sun-drenched vineyards and laid-back, 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 go on a leisurely cruise to Sandalford Estate in the Swan Valley to enjoy some wine tastings and cheese.
You will then board The India Pacific rail and enjoy the changing scenery of Avon Valley as you tuck into a delicious three-course meal accompanied by premium wine to arrive at the Wild West town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to discover the gold mining settlement.
The next day you will watch the sun rise over the vast Nullarbor Plain as the rail glides through the arid shrubbery, stopping in Cook where you can wander through the ghost town where skeletons of farm equipment lie abandoned.
You will then arrive in Adelaide and the old mining town of Broken Hill.
As the train snakes through the Blue Mountains, you will soak up the views of the Three Sisters and stunning Jamison Valley with its luscious eucalyptus trees before arriving in Sydney.
Your holiday summary
All Inclusive Cruise
- 14 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Azamara Journey
- Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house spirits, wine and international beer
- Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
- Overnight stays in Adelaide and Fremantle
All-inclusive Rail Journey
- Three night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney with all meals, fine wines and beverages
- Off train experiences and short stops in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains (optional)
Fully Escorted Tours
- A Rottnest Island day tour with a coach tour around the island
- Full day Swan Valley gourmet food and wine cruise including a modern grazing table lunch, wine tasting and exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery
- Five night, four-star hotel stay at the Novotel Perth, Murray Street or similar with breakfast
All flights, taxes and transfers*
*Sydney transfers are not included.