Brisbane Cairns, Alotau in Papua New Guinea are all interesting ports to spend a day after cruising from Sydney to Darwin.
Continue along the West Australian and Kimberley coastline with a day in the pearling capital Broome and Geraldton, the major sea port and regional service centre on the way to Fremantle.
‘Sea Princess’ is a very comfortable 4 star cruise ship with all the bells and whistles to entertain you on your 17 nights of cruising at-sea days.
Perth, West Australia’s showpiece sets off a six-night tour of the south west, including Margaret River and two nights in a Karri Forest resort.
Crossing Australia’s Nullarbor Plains from Sydney to Perth on the iconic Indian Pacific train begins this new Australian tour of contrasts.
Why not join us on another of our Australian adventures.
Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand, arriving mid-morning in Sydney. On arrival, transfer to the Port of Sydney to board ‘Sea Princess’ in time for a late lunch. Depart Sydney Harbour late afternoon.
A day of cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants and later catch a Broadway-style show in the theatre to complete a perfect evening on board.
The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly a great day out.
Another cruising day. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast and inland lies the impressive Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine and balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.
Alotau is a sleepy little town built on the hillsides of the northern shore of Milne Bay. It became the provincial capital in 1968 when administrators were moved from overcrowded Samarai Island. Alotau and the coastal strip either side played a pivotal role in the WWII Battle of Milne Bay and there are several memorials and relics here. The town’s sights might soak up some time, but the real attractions lie beyond Alotau, amid the beautifully set capes, coves and islands of Milne Bay.
A day in the Northern capital with the option of sightseeing tour - the perfect introduction to Darwin’s history and quirky charm. You may like to wander the parks and beaches and later enjoy the many dining experiences available.
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.
Broome was once 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!!
This coastal city 425km north of Perth is a major west coast seaport and service centre for mining, fishing, wheat, sheep and tourism. The re-developed foreshore, beaches and Aboriginal Trails are major attractions as is the Farmers’ Market and the possibility of a rock lobster meal.
Disembark ‘Sea Princess’ and enjoy a city tour before checking into your inner city hotel. Remainder of the day free to explore Perth’s attractive environment.
Travelling south and inland which provides a good cross section of rural life. At a cross roads in the middle of nowhere is Gnomesville, a prolific collection of these legendary creatures.
Coach to Donnybrook, the apple capital for lunch and onto the coastal city of Busselton with its 1.8km jutting out into the Indian Ocean. Arrive into Margaret River for a two-night stay.
Drive to Cape Leeuwin, the most south-westerly point of Australia where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet. Visit the famous lighthouse and later Mammouth Caves, a large limestone cavern where a guided tour is included.
Continue to a winery for tasting and lunch. Later return to the hotel.
Travel inland to the town of Nannup – home of Cambray Cheese. Lunch at a truffle growing area and on to the former saw milling town of Pemberton where we enjoy a train ride along an old timber rail line.
Continue to a lakeside resort in a Karri Forest for a two night stay.
Today we drive through the tall Karri and Jarrah (Eucalyptus) trees to enjoy a 4WD experience into the coastal sand dunes and later a peaceful river cruise to the ocean. Return to our lakeside accommodation.
After breakfast, return to Perth to arrive early afternoon and check into our hotel. Remainder of day free.
A day at leisure with several options available including a Swan River cruise, a day in Fremantle, a walk in Kings Park, cycling, shopping or simply relax.
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to board ‘Indian Pacific’ train. Depart Perth, travelling in ‘Gold Class’ with time to settle into your comfortable cabin – home for the next four days and three nights.
Gold Class Service Features
After breakfast transfer to the airport for a midday flight, arriving in Auckland early evening.
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Business Class Upgrade||+$1,625|
|Premium Economy Class Upgrade||+$985|
|Early Booking Discount ( 01/03/2020 )||$50|
|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
Sydney 18˚c 09˚c
Brisbane 22˚c 12˚c
Alotau 33˚c 23˚c
Darwin 28˚c 10˚c
Perth 18˚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 collared jacket and long sleeve shirt are 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 three nights. Smart casual is required for the Queen Adelaide Restaurant on board the train.
A good standard of health is required and clients should be independently mobile with the ability to walk at unaided on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs. The train can be unstable while travelling, therefore you need to be firm-of-foot.
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.
INSIDE STATEROOM; Featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
OCEANVIEW STATEROOM; 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.
BALCONY STATEROOM; This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and 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