The Indian Pacific - Great Western Wonders : Itinerary

Great Western Wonders itinerary

Sydney - Broken Hill - Adelaide - Cook - Rawlinna - Perth

Alternative itineraries available: Perth to Sydney, Adelaide to Perth, Perth to Adelaide

Day 1: (Wednesday) Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney

Departing Sydney’s Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle into your first evening on the Indian Pacific enjoying the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey. (D) 

Day 2: (Thursday) Indian Pacific, Broken Hill and Adelaide
After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill followed by a day enjoying the outback scenery. In the afternoon, arrive in Adelaide where you’ll have more Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train and continuing your journey west. (B,L,D) 
Day 3: (Friday) Indian Pacific, Nullarbor Plain

Today is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under an outback sky (seasonal). (B,L,D) 

Day 4: (Saturday) Indian Pacific, Perth

Watch the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your transcontinental crossing unfolds heading into Perth, where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins. (B,L) 

Day 5: (Sunday) Leisure Day

Today is yours to explore cosmopolitan Perth and surrounds at your leisure. Why not take a stroll to the new Elizabeth Quay or cruise the Swan River.  If you're feeling a little more adventurous, then take a journey to the Pinnacles, a limestone formation within the Nambung National Park and one of many Western Australian natural wonders. (B)

Day 6: (Monday) Perth to Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Today your flight to Exmouth transports you to another world. Your eco-luxe accommodation for the next three nights, the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, is a beachside safari camp with just 16 wilderness tents surrounding the pristine bush and beaches of the Cape Range National Park. Enjoy the day exploring this amazing location teeming with native wildlife. OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef (B,D) 


Day 7: (Tuesday) Ningaloo Reef
Prepare for a life-changing experience. Depending on the time of year, you have the chance to swim with whale sharks (March to July) or humpback whales (August to October) on the world famous Ningaloo Reef! These incredible opportunities are restricted to small groups, and you will be escorted the whole way travelling aboard a luxury vessel guided by a spotter plane from above. Snorkels and wetsuits are provided. Lunch is also included and even a glass of bubbly to celebrate an encounter with nature you’ll never forget. (B,L,D) 
Day 8: (Wednesday) Ningaloo Reef

Today is yours to enjoy more of Ningaloo from Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. Go snorkelling along the coral reef literally on your doorstep to swim among 500 species of fish, 250 species of coral and 600 species of mollusc. Join a guided walk through spectacular Mandu Mandu and Yardie Creek Gorges, go kayaking or fishing. (B,L,D) 

Day 9: (Thursday) Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth to Perth
Your morning flight back to Perth leaves the afternoon free to enjoy more of the Western Australian capital. (B) 
Day 10: (Friday) Farewell
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation. (B)