If you love cruises, train journeys and prefer to holiday close to home, then this is the ideal getaway for you.

Azamara Journey

Hop onboard Azamara Journey in Sydney and gently cruise along the southern coast to Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Albany, Rottnest Island and Perth before jumping on the Indian Pacific rail as she speeds across the Nullabor Plain back to Sydney.

And the best bit? – this 22-night, all-inclusive cruise and train journey will set you back by only  $409 pp per night. Departing Sydney on 6 February 2024, prices start at $8999pp with limited availability.

To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for more details.

On this captivating adventure, you will discover golden beaches, turquoise waters, extraordinary wildlife and famous wineries before enjoying an overnight stay in port in Perth before enjoying a five-night stay in the capital city including a leisurely cruise along the Swan River, a delicious lunch at Sandalford Estate and exploring Rottnest Island, home of the happiest animal on earth – the famous quokka, close relatives of wallabies.

Indian Pacific train journey

Next, you will experience of the truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world with a train journey onboard the Indian Pacific, as she travels back to Sydney. This storied journey follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed and famous adventurers who forged to unravel the barren natural beauty of Australia’s unforgiving outback.

In sharp contrast, you will be blown away by the level of service that other train companies talk about.

The dream of a transcontinental rail service started in the 1890s but it was only in 1969 than an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4350 km between Perth and Sydney in 65 hours.

On board you will indulge in sumptuous cuisine, premium wine and warm camaraderie in the elegant dining carriages. Step onboard your cabin and you will be surrounded by a world of romance associated with the glamour of rail journeys of the past.

Pink Lake in WA

You will also relish the all-inclusive off-train excursions to experience authentic Australian scenery and culture such as Kalgoorlie, Cook, and the Blue Mountains.

In sharp contrast, the cruise onboard Azamara Journey has a superb array of  six restaurants and eateries to tempt every appetite from authentic Italian to mouth-watering steaks. There are also plenty of places to sip a chilled glass of champagne as the sun sets. And after a sumptuous dinner you can watch a cabaret show.

When you sail into Melbourne, you will be spoilt for choice at the variety of restaurants and bars in Federation Square or Southbank. For the more active travellers, you can always explore the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Art lovers should head to the National Gallery of Victoria.

Kangaroo Island defies all expectations with a third of the island protected nature reserves. Here you can see sea lions, koalas and penguin colonies.

When you arrive in Adelaide, you can take great pleasure exploring the City of Churches and visit the 19th century Central Market for some of the best fresh produce.

Azamara Journey will then sail into a nature lover’s dream in Esperance. You can swim, walk, fish, dive or go sandboarding

Your next stop is Albany, home to stunning stretches of white sandy beaches and emerald waters.

Busselton is also a vibrant beach town with great gastronomical delights. Make sure you visit the 19th century Busselton jetty.

Kings Park, Perth

You will then overnight in Fremantle and spend the next five nights in a hotel to discover Perth with its sun-drenched vineyards, 19 pristine beaches from Cottesloe to Scarborough, so popular among local surfers.

You can also escape to Rottnest Island with its famous Wadjemup Lighthouse and the famous quokkas.

You will then say goodbye to Perth as you board the iconic Indian Pacific for your all-inclusive rail journey to Sydney, passing the Wild West town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the gold mining settlement.

From your luxurious cabin, you will experience the longest stretch of railway in the world as you relax in the lounge and admire the wide blue sky and spot a mob of kangaroos in the arid shrubbery.

You will also call at Adelaide with its art galleries and sprawling Kinchega National Park and visit the traditional mining town of Broken Hill.

As the train makes its way through the Blue Mountains, you can see the Three Sisters and the stunning Jamison Valley before arriving back 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 beers
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
    • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • Overnight stays in port in Adelaide and Fremantle

All-Inclusive Rail Journey

  • 3 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

Hotel Stay

  • 5 night four-star hotel stay at the Novotel Perth Murray Street or similar with breakfast

All flights, taxes and transfers*

To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for more details.

*Sydney transfers not included.