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Travelmarvel

Rail Across the Nullarbor and Beyond

Sydney to Perth

Trip Code: TSWR18
18 Days
32 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • Three nights aboard the Indian Pacific train
  • 14 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Driver and Travelmarvel Tour Director from days 5 - 18
  • 32 meals - 17 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 13 dinners
  • Visit the National Anzac Centre in Albany
  • Visit the gourmet region of Margaret River
  • Savour a seafood dinner at Monkey Mia
  • Unwind during a wildlife cruise on Shark Bay

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Prices include airport transfers
  • Porterage is not included aboard the Indian Pacific
  • Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please note wildflowers are most prolific during late August to October, however, due to unpredictable weather, sightings are not guaranteed
  • Prices are land/rail only. Flights not included
Australia Map 2021-22 TSWR18
Sydney to Perth

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

Arrive in Sydney and make your way to Sydney Central Railway Station to join the Indian Pacific. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet dinner onboard.

Stay: Three Nights, Indian Pacific

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  • Dinner

Wake in the iconic mining town of Broken Hill. On an excursion, explore the town’s mining history and visit the Pro Hart Gallery. Enjoy lunchon the train, arriving in South Australia this afternoon. Choose between a visit to the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions, a tour of the city or a trip to the Adelaide Hills.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake to the passing landscape of the Nullarbor’s desolate expanses. Relax on board, and perhaps head to the lounge to socialise as you enjoy the journey. Arrive in Rawlinna this evening and enjoy a dinner under the stars.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your Indian Pacific journey comes to an end today as you disembark for the final time in Perth.

Stay: Two Nights, Crowne Plaza Perth

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  • Breakfast
Distant view of city on sunny day, Australia

Enjoy the morning at leisure before a city sights tour. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers over some delicious food and drinks as you savour a Welcome Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Enjoy offerings from the town’s Spanish Benedictine monks.


Venture north to the monastic town of New Norcia and enjoy a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery. Established in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine monks as a mission for the local Aboriginal people, the monastery is still used for prayer every day. Explore the unique mix of Aboriginal and European heritage and enjoy today’s Insider Experience. This afternoon, continue to the coastal city of Geraldton.

Stay: Geraldton, Ocean Centre Hotel or Hospitality Inn

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner tonight at Monkey Mia.

Insider Experience

Enjoy the stunning location of Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.


Travel to Hamelin Pool to view some of the world’s oldest living fossils. Visit Shell Beach, then continue to the small town of Denham and visit the Shark Bay Interpretive Centre. Later, head to Monkey Mia at World Heritage-listed Shark Bay for today’s Insider Experiences.

Stay: Two Nights, Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Dolphin jumping out of the water, Australia

Insider Experience

Unwind during a wildlife cruise on picturesque Shark Bay.


Today, visit one of the best places for dolphin interaction. At Monkey Mia, you’ll enjoy a rare up-close encounter with these clever mammals at the daily dolphin feeding experience (subject to appearance). Then enjoy today’s Insider Experience before spending the rest of this day at your leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Today explore the spectacular Kalbarri National Park, where around 800 species of wildflowers bloom in the spring. Visit the Kalbarri Skywalk and enjoy incredible views of the stunning gorge and surrounding environment.

Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles and wander among the striking limestone pillars before returning to Perth.

Stay: Crowne Plaza Perth

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  • Breakfast
View of Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, Kimberley

Insider Experience

Enjoy a tour of this historic town of York.


Set out across the stunning Darling Ranges on the way to the charming town of York. Here, enjoy today’s Insider Experience. Then continue to Hyden to see the incredible granite cliff formation of Wave Rock.

Stay: Hyden, Wave Rock Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Journey to Coolgardie and discover the site of Western Australia’s original gold rush. Continue to Kalgoorlie, where more than half of the gold mined in Australia is sourced.

Stay: The Plaza Hotel Kalgoorlie

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head for Lake Lefroy and marvel at the stark white salt pans that stretch into the distance. Then continue to the seaside town of Esperance.

Stay: Esperance, Comfort Inn Bay of Isles Motel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take in the sights of Esperance, including Twilight Bay and Pink Lake. Then drive through the Stirling Range and meet a local wildflower expert. From Bluff Knoll, see the jagged peaks towering over bushland dotted with wildflowers in the spring beforelater arriving in Albany.

Stay: Two Nights, Albany, Dog Rock Motel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the National Anzac Centre in Albany.

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Hear the songs of humpbacks and see southern right whales breach on a whale watching cruise along the Albany coast (additional charges apply - enquire for details).


Tour Albany and enjoy today’s Insider Experience. Enjoy free time before heading to Mt Clarence to enjoy views over the Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound.

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  • Breakfast

Head to the Valley of the Giants, a world-famous forest of gigantic tingle trees. Visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then arrive in Margaret River where you will enjoy dinner with a glass wine.

Stay: Stay Margaret River

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Enjoy an exclusive factory tour and sample handmade chocolate bars at Gabriel Chocolates.


See the ancient fossil remains of long-extinct giant animals during a walk through Mammoth Cave.  Then, join today’s Insider Experience before heading to Fremantle where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
gabriel chocolates handmade margaret river wa australia

Fremantle is famous for its wonderful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. This morning, head out on a city sights tour and admire the beautiful architecture before returning to Perth where your tour concludes.

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  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.