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Perth to Auckland by Rail, Coach and Cruise

Including Adelaide & Canberra

This journey across Australia and cruising to New Zealand is a wonderful, relaxing opportunity.
Enjoy the comfort of ‘Gold Class’ on-board the Indian Pacific train from Perth to Adelaide, an interesting cross-country coach ride through rural countryside to the Australian Capital of Canberra and onto Sydney to board Celebrity Solstice to cross the Tasman Sea to Auckland.

Experience goldmines, ghost towns, the beauty and colours of the Nullabor Plains; grapevines along the Murray River Valley, the cities of Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney before a cruise in local waters.
Sailing into Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds is an awe-inspiring experience and calling at ports up the east coast of New Zealand including the Bay of Islands completes a unique tour.  

Early booking discount $350 per person if booked before the 1st of December 2017. Plus the choice of one from the following three options for free whilst you are cruising on the Celebrity Solstice if booked before 1st December 2017 (Conditions apply. Valid on Oceanview cabins or higher)

1. Classic Beverage Package
Enjoy unlimited beers up to $6 per serving; spirits, cocktails, frozen drinks, by the glass up to $8 per serving; and wines by  the glass up to $9 per serving all for free. Additionally, with this package, you can enjoy a 15% discount on all wines by the bottle purchased on board, even the prized Reserve Wine list and Rare Wine list.    


2. US$150 per person on board credit
Each person will receive a US$150 onboard credit to spend whilst cruising on Celebrity Solstice.


3. Unlimited on board Internet
  • Indian Pacific Train
  • Celebrity Solstice Ship
  • Celebrity Solstice Ship
  • Celebrity Solstice Ship
  • Broken Hill
  • Indian Pacific Train Tickets
  • Kalgoorlie City Markets

Your travel itinerary

Friday 23 November

Auckland - Perth

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Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand, arriving mid-afternoon in Perth, the picturesque capital of Western Australia set on the Swan River, for a two night stay in a city hotel. Tonight meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

Saturday 24 November


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After breakfast, a full city tour includes Kings Park with its amazing views of the Swan River and city, the Bell Tower, CBD, WACA and an enjoyable drive to Freemantle to visit the historic prison, Maritime Museum and enjoy lunch on Freo’s Cappuccino Strip.

Continue along Perth’s attractive coastline and return to city with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Sunday 25 November

Perth - Board the 'Indian Pacific'

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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 two days and nights.

Indian Pacific
• The Outback Explorer Lounge is the train’s centre of activity
• Gold Service guests dine in the classically-appointed Queen Adelaide Restaurant
• The Gold sleeper cabin has beds which converts to a seat by day

Gold Class Service Features

• Comfortable sleeper cabin
• Private en-suite in cabin (for twin or double)
• All-inclusive dining
• All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
• All-inclusive off-train Excursions 



The discovery of gold in the 1890s led to a population explosion as fortune seekers descended on the region. Today Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest regional city in WA which still retains its sense of adventure and some of the characters of the early gold rush. Discover the city on your off-train excursion.  

Monday 26 November

On board 'Indian Pacific'

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Stretch your legs and explore the old railway town of Cook, once a thriving community boasting a school, swimming pool, general store and housing to accommodate a population of 200. Now virtually abandoned, a self-guided map will allow you to walk and explore. 2.15pm - depart Cook with lunch served on-board

Tuesday 27 November


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An early morning breakfast served on-board before morning arrival in Adelaide at 7:20am.  On arrival coach travel to Seppeltsfield, enjoy a heritage tour of the winery and lunch before checking into your hotel at Glenelg.  Remainder of the day at your leisure to walk along the beach or relax. 


The capital of South Australia is situated on the River Torrens - a multi-cultural atmosphere, many river-walking trails and impressive Art Gallery.
With free time to explore, this city is the ideal stop-over before continuing your journey. 

Wednesday 28 November

Adelaide - sightseeing

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After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Adelaide including Central Market, historic North Terrace and the Adelaide Oval. Afternoon free for further sightseeing or retail therapy at the famous Rundle Mall.

Thursday 29 November

Adelaide - Swan Hill

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After breakfast depart Adelaide along the Sturt Highway with a stop off at Waikerie and on to Mildura for lunch.  Cross the Murray River and continue along the fertile Murray Valley to Swan Hill for an overnight stay.

Swan Hill

A vibrant city on the banks of the fertile Murray River area, rich in history and agriculture, especially citrus and wine. 

Friday 30 November

Swan Hill - Canberra

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Depart Swan Hill with stops at Deniliquin and Wagga Wagga. Continue to Gundagai to view the legendary ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ and travel on to Australia’s capital Canberra for a two night stay.

Saturday 01 December

Canberra - sightseeing

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This morning, our city sights tour includes Parliament House, Australian War Memorial and Embassy Row. At the conclusion of the city tour, an optional lunch cruise of Lake Burley Griffin is available.

Sunday 02 December

Canberra - Sydney - Celebrity Solstice

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Today travel to Circular Quay in downtown Sydney to join Celebrity Solstice, with a morning tea stop at Bowral along the way.  Late lunch is available on board. Time in the afternoon to explore and orientate yourself with your home for the next 12 days. Sail out of Sydney Harbour through the ‘Heads’ late afternoon.

Monday 03 December

At Sea

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Time to explore the ship and the many places to relax or be entertained on board.

Tuesday 04 December

At Sea

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Wednesday 05 December

Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sounds

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Time to savour cruising Milford Sound. Rain or shine it is always a jewel in New Zealand’s crown. Continue cruising into picturesque Doubtful and Dusky sounds in Fiordland National Park.

Thursday 06 December

Port Chalmers, Dunedin

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A full day to explore our most-Scottish city.

Friday 07 December

Akaroa, Christchurch

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Today, either explore the quaint and picturesque Akaroa or travel into Christchurch to see the progress on the re-build.

Saturday 08 December


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A day to visit Te Papa and the ‘Great War Exhibition’ created by Peter Jackson, located in the Dominion Museum Building.

Sunday 09 December


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Step ashore at the working Port of Napier, set amid the renowned wine-producing region of Hawke's Bay. The city is known for its art deco landmarks and tree-lined waterfront promenade. 

Monday 10 December

At Sea

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Tuesday 11 December

Mt Maunganui (Tauranga)

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Be on deck as you sail alongside iconic Mount Maunganui into picturesque Pilot Bay. Either walk up or around the scenic Mount or enjoy the town centre with its stylish cafés and shops.

Wednesday 12 December

Bay of Islands

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Solstice will seem to tower over the islands as this is a tender port.Step ashore to visit Paihia or take a ferry to Russell.

Thursday 13 December


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It is now time to farewell your new friends and disembark after breakfast.


• Economy air flight Auckland – Perth
• Transfers as stated
• Breakfast daily
• Meals as specified
• Two nights Perth - central hotel
• Two nights on board the Indian Pacific train (Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included)
• Off-train excursions Kalgoorlie and Cook
• Two nights Adelaide (Glenelg)
• One night Swan Hill
• Two nights Canberra - central hotel
• 12 days aboard Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice Gratuities, port taxes & fees

• Pukekohe Travel escort subject to 20 people travelling


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Deluxe Balcony - Category 1A, 1B, 1C $8,775 +$2,797
 Inside Stateroom - Category 09 (one available) $7,615  +$1,839
Business Class Upgrade +$1,002
Premium Economy Class Upgrade +$448
Early Booking Discount (01 December 2017) $350
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


• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance – please ask us for a quote
• Airline taxes and Government fees (approx. NZ60)

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of NZ$1200 per person will secure a place on this tour
• Full payment by 03 September 2018
• No refund after full payment


• From date of booking until 03 September 2018 – loss of deposit
• After 03 September 2018 – no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information


• A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
• No visas are required for NZ Passport holders
• All others please ask

General Temperature

Perth 30˚c 20˚c
Adelaide 25˚c 14˚c
Sydney 25˚c 18˚c
Dunedin 17˚c 12˚c
Tauranga 21˚c 15˚c


Checked-in luggage is not accessible during the train journey. Pack your cabin bag with the essentials for the two nights. Smart casual is recommended for the Queen Adelaide Restaurant on board the train.


• 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-sleeved shirt is fine. There are casual alternative restaurants.

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Ship Information

Celebrity Solstice

Once on board, discover the innovative Celebrity Solstice, a ship that redefines cruising in New Zealand, ushering in a new era in style, accommodation options and indulgence.

On board, sample the ‘Tuscan Grill’, the Grand Epernay Dining Room, one of 26 martinis served on a bar counter of solid ice in the Martini Bar, the Solarium, the Lawn Club – a half acre of grass, musical spectaculars, other dining destinations and a myriad of additional activities and entertainment. All meals are included.

Three days at sea and one day cruising Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sounds makes for an exceptionally relaxing cruise – enabling you to enjoy the ship – a destination in itself.

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change