Australia Coast to Coast Adventure


Embark across an Australia coast-to-coast adventure on this 14-day train vacation.

Begin your Australia coast to coast adventure with two nights in cosmopolitan Perth before boarding the Indian Pacific for an epic journey to Adelaide in Gold Service. The luxurious amenities onboard are the perfect complement to the changing scenery passing by outside the train windows. With stops and experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, and Cook, you'll have the opportunity to get to know the outback's ghost towns. Each day offers travelers something new and exciting to explore. Discover Adelaide on your own, then board The Overland to Melbourne. See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach during an evening tour and experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of Sydney's magical, mysterious Blue Mountains.

DAY 1 Perth

Start your Australia coast adventure in cosmopolitan Perth. Roam around on your own, exploring the city's top attractions and experiences. (Overnight in Perth)

DAY 2 Perth

Explore the city using your Hop-on-Hop-off. Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The Bell Tower, St. Mary's Cathedral, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Winthrop Hall, The Old Mill, and much more while discovering Perth on your own. (Overnight in Perth)

DAY 3 Overnight Onboard Indian Pacific

Climb onboard the Indian Pacific for a fantastic Australia coast journey to Adelaide that you'll never forget. Travel in ultimate comfort and style in your Gold Service twin cabin, which features all-inclusive meals in the discretely ornate Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, access to the Outback Explorer Lounge, complimentary toiletries and bath towels, and still wine, beer, and spirits on request, all day long. This evening's excursion in Kalgoorlie will introduce you to Hannan's North Tourist Mine, where you'll enjoy a short play performed by local artists and see the Super Pit gold mine. Return to the Indian Pacific for a nightcap and your journey onwards through the night across the Nullarbor Plain. (Overnight onboard the train)

DAY 4 Overnight Onboard Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific rolls into Rawlinna Station at dawn, where you'll get off the train for a hot breakfast and coffee on the platform. In the afternoon, explore the ghost town of Cook (population four). Back on the train, relax, and recharge in your cabin before heading to the lounge or dining carriage. (Overnight onboard the train)

DAY 5 Adelaide

Welcome to the lively city of Adelaide. Let's say it's worth a visit because of an enjoyable Mediterranean climate, miles of beautiful coastline, green parks, a vibrant arts and music scene, delicious cuisine, and some of the world's best wines. (Overnight in Adelaide)

DAY 6 The Barossa Valley

Enjoy a real treat today with an all-day tour to the world-renowned Barossa wine region. Travel through some stunning scenery and beautiful vineyards, stopping in the award-winning Pinarie for a tasting and morning tea. Following some free time in Tanunda, a gourmet lunch is served at the famous Lambert Estate. Then there is even time to visit the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company for a different wine (and chocolate!) tasting before returning to Adelaide.

DAY 7 Adelaide To Melbourne

Continue the Australia coast to coast adventure when you board The Overland train from the Parklands Terminal to Melbourne Southern Cross station. With Red Premium Service, you'll enjoy an all-inclusive breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and a relaxing and comfortable journey while taking in the diverse landscapes between these two incredible cities. Upon arrival in the coastal capital of Melbourne, get settled at your hotel. (Overnight in Melbourne)

DAY 8 Melbourne

Get to know the city on your own. Stay local and check out the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, St Kilda beach, and Melbourne Museum. Up for a day trip somewhere memorable, take the Great Ocean Road along the breathtaking stretches of coastline to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles. In the evening, explore the city's dining and nightlife scene. (Overnight in Melbourne)

DAY 9 Phillip Island Penguin Parade Evening Tour

Enjoy the morning at your leisure, then join your included Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour in the afternoon. First, visit a Koala Conservation Reserve to see Koalas up close and personal in their natural habitat, then follow a Park Ranger on an informative guided walk. Cross the bridge to Phillip Island in the fishing village of San Remo before arriving at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, where you will learn about the little penguins. At Summerland Beach, you will see the nightly ritual of the fairy penguins waddling out of the ocean into their burrows in the sand. Let me know if you want to upgrade your viewing platform experience. (Overnight in Melbourne)

DAY 10 Melbourne To Sydney

Next in the Australia coast to coast journey is Sydney. Travel by train from Melbourne Southern Cross station to Sydney Central in first class. Sydney is one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities. A range of experiences and attractions will satisfy visitors. A bustling city center, fantastic architecture, golden beaches, beautiful weather, and a world-famous harbor are just a few reasons to travel here. (Overnight in Sydney)

DAY 11 Sydney

Use your included Sydney Explorer Pass to discover the city's most popular attractions and landmarks, including the Tarango Zoo, Sydney Opera House, the beautifully mysterious Blue Mountains, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Bondi coastal walking tour, and much more! (Overnight in Sydney)

DAY 12 Day Trip To The Blue Mountains

Experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains. Visit Sydney Zoo on your way out of the city, then learn all traditional Aboriginal tools, artifacts and bush tucker, and the Bungarribee Dreaming Experience. Enjoy lunch in the charming village of Leura before a ride on the Scenic Skyway, Cableway, Walkway, and Railway at Scenic World. Take the 2.4km stroll on the elevated boardwalk through the Jurassic rainforest for the perfect vantage point of the incredible Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. The scenery truly is breathtaking, but when the time comes to head back to the city, do so with a scenic cruise to Sydney Harbour along the Parramatta River. (Overnight in Sydney)

DAY 13 Sydney

Continue exploring on your own today. Check out delicious cuisine at up-and-coming restaurants, do some shopping on Pitt Street, learn about Aboriginal culture and history, join locals for a barbecue, or check out the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art for free. See the Rocks neighborhood, Chinatown, the Gap in Watsons Bay, Darling Harbour, and world-famous Bondi Beach. (Overnight in Sydney)

DAY 14 Your Journey Ends In Sydney

Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels.

When you are ready to travel Australia coast to coast, let me know. We can start planning immediately.