This exclusive 12-night cruise along the Western Australia coastline from Adelaide to Darwin and the iconic Ghan journey through the ‘Red Centre’ highlights Australia at its best.
‘Sea Princess’ is your home as you cruise across the Great Australian Bight, calling at Albany, Margaret River, Fremantle, Broome and cruising the Kimberley Coast on your way to Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory.
Darwin offers history, Litchfield National Park - 1500 sq km of stunning waterfalls, lush waterholes, natural and colourful landscapes and two metre high termite mounds.
Sitting back in Gold Class on board the legendary ‘Ghan’ train as it travels through Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ on one of the world’s great train journeys is not to be missed.
Stop-offs at Katherine with its natural wonders; historic Alice Springs; the underground lifestyle town of Coober Pedy before arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide will evoke lasting memories.
This cruise along the Western Australia coastline and the ‘Ghan’ rail experience encompasses iconic Australia.
A morning departure from Auckland on Air New Zealand for our flight to Adelaide. On arrival transfer to the Barossa Valley to enjoy lunch and a tour of the vintage Seppeltsfield Winery. Transfer mid-afternoon to your overnight accommodation in Glenelg.
This morning, enjoy a city sightseeing tour before transferring to Port Adelaide to board ‘Sea Princess’ - your home for the next twelve nights.
At sea to familiarise yourself with the ship
At sea. Watch a show, lounge on deck or follow your own interests.
Originally a penal colony, Albany later established itself as a busy port for steamships, whaling and an outlet for the interior farmland. Today it is home to Whale World, a large museum dedicated to the industry; wineries and tourism.
This vibrant coastal town is laid-back, charming and enticing. With white-sand beaches, craft breweries, wineries, ancient limestone caves and one long street lined with cafés, gourmet and curio shops, boutiques and galleries - the day will be well-spent.
“Freo” is rich in maritime and penal colony history and the gateway to Perth, Western Australia’s capital.
Perth is fast-growing with cycle ways, beaches and the green, open-space of Kings Park and botanical gardens overlook the city and river.
Broome was known as the “pearling capital of the world” when Japanese, Chinese and Aboriginal divers toiled in arduous conditions to harvest the pearls. Although still a remote outpost, it has become a popular tourist destination. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular sunset – with a drink of course!!
Although its mainland has been inhabited for years, the ruggedly-beautiful Kimberley Coastline remains unspoilt.
With its dramatic red cliffs, reefs, islands and aquamarine waters, the Indian Ocean will be a prime way to view it all.
After breakfast disembark the ‘Sea Princess’. A sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to Darwin’s history and quirky charm, before lunch at Stokes Hill Wharf.
Later arrive at your hotel with free time before a Welcome Dinner.
Today is free to explore Darwin at your own pace. You may like to wander the parks and beaches and later enjoy the many dining experiences available.
Pack your swimming gear as you drive through the gorgeous, historical town of Batchelor to the natural beauty of Litchfield National Park. View termite mounds and the spectacular double waterfall of Florence Falls from a high vantage point, before a dip in one of the many plunge pools. The water cascading down into the waterhole at the base of the Tolmer Falls is home to the rare ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats.
A day to immerse yourself in Darwin with its many attractions and laid-back lifestyle before an evening Dinner Cruise on the ‘Spirit of Darwin.’
Adelaide - a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Afternoon arrival in Katherine, home of the stunning Katherine Gorge and rich indigenous history.
Continue your journey aboard ‘The Ghan,’ making an extended stop in Alice Springs - the heart of the Red Centre. In the evening, dine beneath a canopy of stars at an authentic Outback Pioneer Dinner, set in the old Post & Telegraph Office.
Today, make an extended stop at Manguri near Coober Pedy the sun scorched opal mining capital of the world.
Arrive into Adelaide, disembark ‘The Ghan’ and enjoy a ‘Farewell Lunch’ in a restaurant overlooking the city. Return to the same Glenelg accommodation with the afternoon at leisure.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your Air New Zealand flight to Auckland.
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Premium Economy Class Upgrade||+$920|
|Early Booking Discount ( 02 August 2019 )||$150|
|Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount||$100|
*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment
Temperatures Max ˚c Min ˚c
Adelaide 21˚c 11˚c
Alice Springs 31˚c 15˚c
Darwin 33˚c 25˚c
Perth 22˚c 10˚c
Daytime – comfortable touring clothes, good walking shoes.
Evening – smart casual for hotels and on board the train
Cruising: As above, with something more dressy for the special nights on board.
Men – a jacket and long sleeve shirt is fine. There are casual-alternative restaurants.
Checked-in luggage is NOT accessible during the train journey. Pack your cabin bag with the essentials for the two nights. Smart casual is required for the Queen Adelaide Restaurant on board the train.
Sea Princess, a mid-sized, Sun-class cruise ship, is known for its top quality food and service. The four-story Atrium, Vista Lounge, tantalising dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices including Movies Under the Stars* provide a relaxing retreat.
Sailing into Fiordland’s Milford, Doubtful and Dusky sounds is a special experience, while arriving and berthing in New Zealand ports including the picturesque Bay of Islands is a special experience.
Refurbished November 2015
Speed 22 knots / 41 kph
Featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV and bathroom with shower.
Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.
This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony which gives you more space than a standard stateroom.
Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table and two chairs.
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* Itinerary subject to change