Murray River and the Indian Pacific (departing Perth)
See the picturesque Murray River with a 3 night cruise aboard the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddlewheeler, the PS Murray Princess. Enjoy a stay in Adelaide and see the city highlights before returning home to Perth in the comfort of a Gold Service sleeper cabin on the Indian Pacific.
- Air travel, Perth to Adelaide
- 3 night Discovery Cruise aboard PS Murray Princess
- 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide at Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar
- Half day Adelaide City Highlights tour
- Gold Service on the Indian Pacific, Adelaide to Perth, including all meals, beverages and off train experiences in Cook and Rawlinna
- Meals as stated – 5 x breakfast (B) / 4 x lunch (L) / 5 x dinner (D)
Day 1 - Perth to Adelaide to Mannum (D)
Early this morning fly to Adelaide, and on arrival make your way to Adelaide Central Bus Station for your transfer to Mannum to meet the PS Murray Princess. Settle into your Outside Cabin, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you cruise to your overnight mooring point at Mundurra.
Overnight: PS Murray Princess, 3 nights
Day 2 - River Murray (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the Murray Princess will dock at Murray Bridge. Here you will have the option to take a guided walk through the old Roundhouse, a significant historical building that served as a school, post office, church and council chambers in the early development of the town. Alternatively go on a wildlife tour to Monarto Zoo, one of the largest open-range zoos in the world. Return to the PS Murray Princess in time for lunch, and continue your journey upriver. After dinner, be entertained by the talented crew.
Day 3 - River Murray (B, L, D)
All ashore for a guided nature walk, to learn the secrets of the local flora and fauna along the Murray River. Then near Piggy Flat, you will join your 'Dragon Fly' flat bottomed discovery vessel for a wildlife tour, exploring the maze of the river and seeing the amazing birdlife up close. This evening join the Captain and Officers for the Farewell Dinner and Dance.
Day 4 - Mannum to Adelaide (B)
Cruise back to Mannum, and after breakfast you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Adelaide. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.
Overnight: Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide Hotel or similar, 3 nights
Day 5 - Adelaide City Highlights
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your half day Adelaide City Highlights. Highlights on this tour include:
- Adelaide’s Cultural Boulevard of North Terrace - University, Library, Art Gallery & Museum.
- Historic North Adelaide.
- St Peter's Cathedral.
- The famous Adelaide Oval.
- Haigh’s Chocolate factory tour and tastings
Day 6 - Free Day
Today is a free day to explore Adelaide at your leisure. Join a tour to the world-famous Barossa wine region, or you may prefer to catch a train down to Glenelg, one of Adelaide’s popular beachside suburbs, and enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants. It's the perfect outdoor dining spot to take in the sights and treat your tastebuds.
Day 7 - Adelaide to Perth (D)
This evening make your way to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal where you will enjoy a delicious dinner on the platform, prior to boarding the Indian Pacific. Settle into your Gold Service cabin, and over the next two days enjoy the meals, beverages and facilities available to you.
Overnight: Indian Pacific, 2 nights
Day 8 - The Nullabor (B, L, D)
Today travel across the longest straight stretch of railway in the world, the Nullarbor Plain. Take an off train excursion at Cook and learn about this once bustling railway town. This evening enjoy canapes and drinks, followed by dinner under the stars in the remote township of Rawlinna.
Day 9 - Arrive Perth (B, L)
Today travel through the picturesque Avon Valley. Named after the river that flows through it, keep an eye out for the wide range of birdlife and the Jarrah, Marri and Wandoo trees. Finish your rail journey with a delicious lunch, before arriving back to Perth.