• Escorted Tour

Southern Coast to Coast

Australia Cruise and Rail - Indian Pacific

Embark on an unforgettable 11-night cruise along the southern coast of Australia on the iconic Crown Princess.  Aboard this luxurious 4-star ship, explore the vibrant and culturally rich ports which includes Hobart, Adelaide and Margaret River.

We then enjoy a six-night stay and tour of Perth, with trips to Rottnest Island, New Norcia and the Pinnacles before boarding the Indian Pacific Train from Perth to Sydney.

Experience a five-day, four-night crossing of Nullarbor Plains from Perth to Sydney on the legendary Indian Pacific Train.  Here you experience a journey full of contrasts that includes ‘off train’ excursions which add real value to a memorable cross-continent experience.

Why not join us on another of our Australian adventures.


Your travel itinerary

Wednesday 19 March

Auckland – Sydney

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Depart Auckland with Air New Zealand and arrive mid-morning in Sydney. Today we board the Crown Princess. Settle into your cabin and relax before sailing away in the evening. 

Thursday 20 March

Cruising at Sea

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Relax onboard and sample the wide range of entertainment onboard.

Friday 21 March

Hobart, Tasmania

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Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, spills over the lower reaches of the Derwent Valley as Mt. Wellington towers in the background. Much of the city’s heritage is centred on the historic waterfront. Many of Tasmania’s other attractions are within easy reach of Hobart.

Saturday 22 March

Cruising at Sea

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Sunday 23 March


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Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial centre, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theatres. 

Monday 24 March

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Tuesday 25 March


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Adelaide boasts wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia. Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The choice is yours.

Wednesday 26 March

- Thursday 27 Cruising at Sea

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Friday 28 March


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Originally named Frederick Town in honour of the Duke of York and Albany, the first European settlement in Western Australia was renamed Albany in 1832. Thanks to its superb harbour, the town quickly became a busy port. Today Albany is off the beaten track which makes exploring all the more fun, whether visiting the Whale World Museum or touring one of the area’s excellent wineries.

Saturday 29 March

Margaret River

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Enjoy the magic of Margaret River with over 120 premium wineries, ancient caves and a picture-perfect landscape of meandering country roads and spectacular scenery. 

Sunday 30 March

Perth (Fremantle)

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Disembark and enjoy a Fremantle & Perth City Sights tour. 

Monday 31 March


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Today a free day to explore. Why not sample the local wines and cuisine in Northbridge and Subiaco or discover Fremantle prison. 

Tuesday 01 April


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Today we travel through the Swan Valley and arrive at New Norcia, home to Australia’s only Benedictine Abbey. A little piece of Spain comes alive in this town, full of history, art and architecture. We continue on for an easy paced walk through the mystical Pinnacles Desert and see the Pinnacles from the lookout over the park. 



Wednesday 02 April


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A free day to explore Perth at your leisure. 

Thursday 03 April


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Spectacular Rottnest Island, the “Emerald Isle in a Sea of Sapphire” is today’s touring destination. Take in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes – including a unique historic train ride. 

Friday 04 April


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Day at your leisure. 

Saturday 05 April

Perth Indian Pacific

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After breakfast, board the Indian Pacific Train – home for the next five days / four nights. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, From ghost towns to a city of four million, from the barren expanse of the Nullarbor to majestic mountains, vast goldmines to lush vineyards. 

Sunday 06 April

Kalgoorlie and Cook

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Time to stretch your legs in this historic mining town. Kalgoolrie is known for its rich gold deposits and famous for the Super Pit. Late evening, a nightcap and stargazing in the old railway town of Cook - now virtually a ghost town.  

Monday 07 April

Adelaide - Barossa Valley

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After passing the scenic Flinders Ranges and Spencer Gulf, visit the world-renowned wine-producing region of the Barossa Valley. Spend the evening at Seppeltsfield Winery for dinner and a traditional ‘Firing of the Barrel’ display.

Tuesday 08 April

Broken Hill

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Arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill this morning. Discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town and heritage-listed city. 

Wednesday 09 April

Blue Mountains – Sydney

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Before arriving in Sydney, we stop in the impressive Blue Mountains to appreciate the captivating views and sandstone ridges. Enjoy the Scenic Skyway, Cableway or a guided tour to make the most of the dramatic scenery with eucalyptus forests and deep valleys. A Farewell Dinner.

Thursday 10 April

Sydney – Auckland

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After breakfast transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Please contact us if you wish to extend your stay in Sydney



• Return “The Works” Air New Zealand economy flights Auckland – Sydney // Sydney – Auckland

• 1 night accommodation Sydney 

• 4 nights aboard Indian Pacific travelling from Perth to Sydney in Gold Service including all-inclusive dining, fine wines, beverages & Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill and Adelaide

• All transfers on tour

• 6-night stay in Perth

• Daily breakfast 

• 14 lunches included

• 16 dinners included

• Perth & Fremantle City Tour

• Pinnacles, New Norcia Benedictine History tour.

• Rottnest Island Grand Island tour.

• 11 nights aboard Crown Princess cruising from Sydney to Perth (Fremantle) in a stateroom of your choice

•  Your cruise includes all onboard meals & entertainment.

• Pukekohe Travel escort - subject to 20 people travelling


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
 Balcony Stateroom         $18,845  $25,599
 Oceanview Stateroom        $17,735  $23,573
Premium Economy Class Upgrade (limited space)   

 $799 per person

Early Booking Discount ( 23 August 2024) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 1.5% 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 is essential (please ask us for a quote)

• Airline and airport taxes (approx $255)

• Items not specified

• Crown Princess Shore Excursions 

• Beverages onboard Crown Princess

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $4,000 per person will secure a place on the tour

• Full payment is due no later than 08 November 2024


• From the date of booking to 08 November 2024– loss of deposit

• After 08 November 2024 – 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 visa is required for New Zealand Passport holders

• All other passport holders – please ask



• Australian Dollars



It is essential you can manage your own suitcase. A bag with wheels is an advantage when travelling through airports.

When you are travelling on the Indian Pacific Train it is highly recommended you travel with a small carry-on bag that you can take into your cabin. Your large suitcase will be stored in the luggage carriage and will not be accessible for the duration of the train journey.


Daytime – comfortable touring clothes,

good walking shoes. Evening – smart

casual for hotels and on board the train



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Sydney           25˚C                18˚C

Perth              28˚C               18˚C

Hobart           20˚C               12˚C


Fitness & Mobility

To ensure the tour is enjoyable for you and others in the group, a reasonable standard of fitness and mobility is required. It is expected you will arrive on tour fit, healthy and ready to travel.

Ship Information

Crown Princess - With its elegant design and luxurious amenities, the Crown Princess offers passengers an unforgettable experience at sea. From its nearly 900 balconies providing stunning ocean views to its three-story atrium exuding grandeur, the Crown Princess is designed to impress. Explore ashore and return to a relaxing atmosphere filled with world-class entertainment and dining – it’s a perfect balance of adventure and luxury.

Length 290m

Refurbished April 2018

Passengers 3080

Crew 1200

Ocean View Stateroom 44m2

This cabin includes all the amenities of an interior room, but has a spacious picture window for memorable views and which brings in natural light.

Balcony Stateroom 65m2

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 to relax, dine or take in the inspiring scenery surrounding you.


Indian Pacific

Gold Twin - a comfortable sleeper cabin features private en-suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three seater lounge by day

Gold Single - a compact sleeper cabin features a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage

Gold Class Service Features

All-inclusive dining. A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines

All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

All-inclusive off-train excursions in Kalgoorlie, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains


Terms and Conditions

For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.co.nz/termsandconditions or please ask our tour consultant for a copy

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