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Wine, Sydney, Reef & Western Australia Train Journey

Experience the highlights of Australia while indulging in flavors of Australia’s finest wine regions, from the Hunter Valley to Margaret River.

Booking Code: AA-31140

Experience the ultimate Australian adventure with this Wine, Sydney, Reef & Western Australia Train Journey vacation. Ideal for curious travelers who love wine and luxury train travel, this package combines iconic destinations like Sydney and Adelaide with hidden gems such as the Hunter Valley wine region. Whether you’re a food and wine connoisseur or a culture seeker, this trip offers something for everyone.

With seamless travel aboard the world renowned Indian Pacific train, this journey promises unforgettable memories and unparalleled exploration of the Land Down Under.

This glamorous 20-Day Australia vacation for wine enthusiasts takes you on an unforgettable ride.

Wine, Sydney, Reef & Western Australia Train Journey

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Day 1: International Flight to Sydney
Days 2 – 3: Sydney
Days 3 – 5: Wine Train & Resort Experience
Days 5 – 7: Sydney
Days 7 – 9: Adelaide
Days 9 – 11: The Indian Pacific
Days 11 – 14: Perth
Days 14 – 17: Cairns
Days 17 – 18: Spirit of Queensland
Days 18 – 20: Brisbane
Day 20: International Flight from Brisbane

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Wine, Sydney, Reef & Western Australia Train Journey
What’s included in your
Wine, Sydney, Reef & Western Australia Train Journey

Accommodation

Sydney (1 Nights), Hunter Valley (2), Sydney (2), Adelaide (2), Indian Pacific (2), Perth (3), Cairns (3), Spirit of Queensland (1), Brisbane (2) 

Flights

International – Los Angeles to Sydney, Brisbane to Los Angeles
Australian Domestic – Sydney to Adelaide, Perth to Cairns
Train Journeys – Sydney to Hunter Valley Resort (Return), Adelaide to Perth 2 Nights Aboard the Indian Pacific, Cairns to Brisbane 1 Night Aboard the Spirit of Queensland

Transfers

Private – Sydney: Sydney Accommodation to Airport, Sydney Accommodation to Train (Return), Adelaide Airport to Accommodation, Adelaide Accommodation to Train Station, Perth Accommodation to Airport, Cairns Airport to Accommodation, Cairns Accommodation to Train, Brisbane Train Station to Accommodation, Brisbane Accommodation to Airport

Day Tours

Sydney – Private City Tour Introduction to Sydney
Hunter Valley – Entry to Hunter Valley Resort Wine Theatre Experience, Onsite Vineyard Inspection & Wine Tasting with Cellarmaster
Adelaide – Barossa Premium Valley Wine Tour
Perth – Margaret River Tour
Cairns – Great Barrier Reef Cruise

All Taxes and
Fuel Levies

(Except where noted)

Itinerary is
flexible

And can be tailored to suit your needs

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your itinerary details

DAY 1

International Flight, Los Angeles to Sydney

The estimated cost for this package includes the average price of international airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney. Request a quote for your preferred routing and travel dates. Your flight will cross the international date line overnight, putting you 1 day ahead in Australia. So according to a calendar it will take you 2 days to get to Australia, but really, it’s just an overnight flight!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you’re treated to an evening meal onboard. Whether you choose to unwind with a movie, review your itinerary, or simply rest, you’re in for a comfortable journey.

DAYS 2 – 3

Sydney – Dive into Glitz and Glamor

Couple walking through Chippendale

Photo Credit: Destination New South Wales

Once you touch down in Sydney, get ready to dive into the city’s vibrant atmosphere with a private chauffeur-driven city tour. Explore iconic landmarks like Bondi Beach, where the sun-soaked shores of Bondi Beach, where the surf is as cool as the vibes and the views are as breathtaking as the sunsets.

Then hop over to Watsons Bay, where you can indulge in some of the freshest seafood while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour.

Make your way to the iconic Sydney Harbour, where the world-famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge stand tall as symbols of the city’s beauty and sophistication. Take a stroll along the waterfront and snap some photos to show off to your friends back home.

After your tour, your chauffeur will take you to your 4-star accommodation in Darling Harbour, where modern amenities and sleek decor await.

Soak in the sights and sounds of Sydney from your stylish hotel. With comfortable accommodations and unforgettable experiences awaiting you, rest up for your train journey to Hunter Valley wine country.

Couple walking through Chippendale, Sydney

Photo Credit: Destination New South Wales

People on Sydney Harbor

Photo Credit: Alex Wong

Hunter Valley Vines Couple

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Hunter Valley

Photo Credit : Audrey Wilkinson

DAYS 3 – 5

Hunter Valley – Exquisite Wines & Picturesque Vineyards

Hunter Valley

Start your day with a private transfer from your Sydney accommodation to the train station, setting the stage for a journey filled with excitement and relaxation.

Once aboard the express wine train, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views as you glide through the picturesque landscapes of the Hawkesbury River, Central Coast region, and Hunter Valley. With comfortable reserved seating and onboard amenities, including an onboard café, the journey is as enjoyable as the destination.

Upon arrival at Singleton Railway station, you’ll receive a warm welcome and be transferred to the Hunter Valley Resort, where luxury and charm await.

Over the next days, immerse yourself in the delights of the Hunter Valley. Start your mornings with a delicious breakfast at the resort before embarking on a day filled with wine tastings, vineyard inspections, and optional activities such as hot air balloon rides or gourmet lunch tours.

Explore the surrounding area at your leisure, with nearby wineries, chocolate shops, and galleries just waiting to be discovered. Plus, take advantage of the resort’s amenities, including electric bike rentals, Segway tours, and onsite dining options.

As your journey comes to a close, savor one last breakfast at the resort before bidding farewell to the Hunter Valley and returning to Sydney. With memories of scenic train rides and wine-filled days, this Hunter Valley getaway promises an unforgettable experience in one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions!

DAYS 5 – 7

Sydney – Australia’s Iconic City

Sydney Harbor Bridge

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

After your exciting adventures in the Hunter Valley, it’s time to head back to Sydney in style! Travel hassle-free with a private transfer from the train station to your accommodation.

For the next two nights, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Sydney at your 4-star accommodation in Darling Harbour. Its prime location provides easy access to all of Sydney’s iconic attractions, entertainment venues, and dining hotspots.

Sydney offers a myriad of activities to fill your free time. Consider exploring the iconic Sydney Opera House and take a guided tour to learn about its fascinating history and architecture. Stroll around the Royal Botanic Garden, which offers breathtaking views of the harbour and the city skyline.

Head over to The Rocks, Sydney’s historic district, where you can wander through cobblestone streets, visit the bustling weekend markets, and enjoy a drink at one of the oldest pubs in the city.

If you’re a fan of museums, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum are must-visits, featuring impressive collections of art and natural history.

For a unique perspective of the city, take a ferry ride to Manly Beach, where you can relax on the sandy shores or enjoy some watersports. Alternatively, get your adrenaline pumping by climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge for panoramic views of the city.

In the evenings, Darling Harbour comes alive with vibrant nightlife. Enjoy a delightful dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants, followed by a spectacular fireworks display if you’re visiting on a Saturday night.

With so much to see and do, your two-night stay in Sydney promises to be filled with unforgettable memories.

Sydney Harbor Bridge

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Relaxing Sea Side

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Barossa Valley Vines

Barossa Valley

Barossa Family Farmers

Photo Credit : Sven-Kovac

DAY 7 – 9

Adelaide – Exquisite Food & Wine

Barossa Valley Vines

Barossa Valley

Day 7 begins with a private transfer from your Sydney accommodation to the airport, where you’ll board a domestic flight to Adelaide in South Australia. Upon arrival in Adelaide, your private sedan will be waiting to take you to your accommodation for the next two nights.

During your stay, take advantage of your hotel’s prime location to explore Adelaide’s vibrant food and wine scene. Whether you’re browsing the stalls of the Central Market, sampling tapas at local wine bars, or venturing out to nearby cellar doors, there’s something to tantalize every palate.

History buffs will love exploring the city’s historic architecture, like the Adelaide Town Hall or the iconic St Peter’s Cathedral. Take a guided tour to learn more about the city’s past and the stories behind its most famous landmarks.

Shopping more your speed? Head to Rundle Mall for a mix of high-end boutiques and quirky local shops. Whether you’re looking for designer threads or unique souvenirs, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye in this bustling retail hub.

One of the highlights of your trip will be a full-day Barossa Valley wine tour, where you’ll embark on a journey to discover some of the region’s finest wineries. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit boutique vineyards, taste award-winning wines, and indulge in a delicious chef’s menu lunch overlooking the picturesque vineyards.

So, get ready to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Adelaide!

DAYS 9 – 11

Adelaide to Perth – The Indian Pacific

Indian Pacific

Begin the next leg of your adventure in style with a private transfer from your Adelaide accommodation to the Adelaide Parkland Train Terminal. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the comfort and convenience of a chauffeured ride as you make your way to catch your overnight train to Perth.

Prepare for an unforgettable journey aboard the Indian Pacific train, traversing the vast landscapes of South Australia and Western Australia on your way to Perth.

The Indian Pacific is more than just a train, it’s a time machine transporting you to a bygone era of elegance and luxury. From the plush furnishings to the gourmet meals, every detail is designed to make you feel like royalty. You’ll be treated like a VIP from the moment you board until you disembark in Perth.

Your sleeper cabin on the Gold Kangaroo Service ensures a comfortable and relaxing journey, complete with toilet and shower facilities, complimentary toiletries, and delicious meals. Sit back, relax, and let the train take you on a memorable adventure across the Australian outback.

Indulge in gourmet dining on board the Indian Pacific, where every meal is a culinary delight. From fresh seafood to tender cuts of meat, the chefs onboard spare no expense in creating mouthwatering dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

As you journey towards Perth, take in the stunning sights and immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia’s natural landscapes. Step outside the train during one of the scheduled stops and breathe in the crisp, clean air of the outback. Stretch your legs, take a stroll, and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. You’ll meet fellow travelers with stories to share, creating connections that will last a lifetime.

So, get ready to experience the beauty of Australia from the comfort of your train cabin as you journey towards the vibrant city of Perth. It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Indian Pacific
Indian Pacific
Margaret River

Photo Credit: Voyager Estate

Perth Matagarup Bridge

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

DAYS 11 – 14

Perth – Western Australia Coastal Charm

Margaret River

Photo Credit: Voyager Estate

Arrive in Perth at mid afternoon on Day 11. A private car transfer awaits you at the train station, ready to take you to your hotel.

Your accommodation in Perth offers not just a place to rest but a vibrant hub for your adventures. Nestled at the heart of the city, adjacent to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and within easy reach of the glorious Kings Park, it provides the perfect launching pad for your exploration.

As you settle into your cozy abode, you’ll find yourself within arm’s reach of Perth’s myriad attractions. With two days entirely yours to roam, you can dive headfirst into the city.

First things first, you’ve got to hit up the iconic Cottesloe Beach. With its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, it’s the perfect spot to catch some waves or just relax and soak up the sun. Plus, the nearby cafes and restaurants make it a great place to grab a bite to eat.

If you’re in the mood for some culture, check out the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This impressive gallery is home to a diverse collection of art, from traditional Aboriginal works to contemporary masterpieces.

Feeling hungry? Head to Fremantle Markets for some delicious food and unique shopping. This vibrant market is full of local vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck – Perth is home to a thriving culinary scene. From gourmet restaurants to casual cafes, there’s no shortage of delicious dining options to choose from. Whether you’re craving seafood, Asian fusion, or classic Aussie fare, you’ll find it all here.

Looking for a bit of adventure? Head to Kings Park and Botanic Garden for some outdoor fun. With scenic walking trails, beautiful gardens, and stunning views of the city skyline, it’s the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Don’t forget your camera!

Perth’s beaches beckon, with over 80 kilometers of pristine sands, perfect for swimming and surfing. And don’t forget to take a stroll through Kings Park, where the botanical gardens offer a serene respite amidst the urban bustle.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there.

On day 13, embark on an exhilarating Margaret River adventure, where the natural wonders of Western Australia await.

Your journey southwards unveils stunning vistas at every turn, from the iconic Busselton Jetty to the majestic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Picture this: you, a glass of award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon in hand, overlooking rolling vineyards under the Australian sun. The Margaret River region in Western Australia is the embodiment of wine country charm meets rugged coastal beauty.

Savor the region’s famed wines at a local winery. From crisp Chardonnays to bold Shiraz, the wineries in Margaret River offer a diverse range of varietals to suit every palate.

Delve into the depths of Mammoth Cave on a guided tour, and relish a sumptuous lunch featuring local produce and beer tastings at a Margaret River brewery.

With each day promising new discoveries and unforgettable experiences, your stay in Perth is bound to be nothing short of magical against the backdrop of Western Australia’s coastal marvels.

DAYS 14 – 17

Cairns – Dive Into the Great Barrier Reef

GBR

Get ready for a fantastic journey as you transition from Perth to Cairns! Your adventure kicks off with a private transfer from your cozy Perth accommodation to the airport, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free start to your day of travel.

Upon arrival in Cairns, your shuttle transfer awaits to whisk you away to your vacation accommodation, where three nights of tropical bliss await. Nestled in the heart of Cairns, this 4-star hotel offers a perfect blend of comfort, style, and convenience. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with warm hospitality and breathtaking views, setting the stage for an unforgettable stay.

During your stay in Cairns, you’ll explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a luxurious snorkeling and diving tour. Set out to the reef in the morning on an exciting cruise vessel. A safety briefing onboard will prepare you to don on your snorkeling gear (included) and dive into the warm waters of the Coral Sea. The intricate patterns and vibrant colors of the reef come alive beneath you, creating a kaleidoscope of underwater magic.

Indulge in delicious chef-prepared meals, soak up the stunning underwater scenery, and contribute to important reef research while enjoying the ultimate in comfort and luxury.

After your reef adventure, take a day to explore Cairns at your leisure. Whether you choose to stroll along the picturesque Esplanade, venture into the lush Daintree Rainforest, or simply relax and soak up the tropical vibes, Cairns offers something for everyone.

With each day filled with new experiences and unforgettable moments, your Cairns adventure is sure to be a highlight of your Australian vacation. So sit back, relax, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime in beautiful Cairns!

GBR
Cairns

Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

Spirit of Queensland Train

Photo Credit: Spirit of Queensland

Spirit of Queensland Train Field

Photo Credit: Spirit of Queensland

DAYS 17 – 18

Spirit of Queensland – Embark on a Luxurious Rail Adventure

Spirit of Queensland Train

Photo Credit: Spirit of Queensland

Day 17 begins with a shuttle transfer from your hotel to the Cairns Train Station. A unique rail journey awaits on the Spirit of Queensland, taking you on an overnight voyage from Cairns to Brisbane.

The Spirit of Queensland train journey from Cairns to Brisbane offers travelers a unique and luxurious way to experience the stunning landscapes of Queensland’s east coast. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll be greeted with modern amenities and comfortable accommodations designed for relaxation.

Imagine kicking back in your comfy seat, sipping on a latte, and watching the stunning landscapes zoom past you. soak in the breathtaking views of crystal-clear waters, lush rainforests, and charming country towns, all from the comfort of your seat on the train.

As you travel, indulge in delicious meals prepared with the freshest local ingredients, delivered right to your seat. It’s a perfect opportunity to savor the flavors of Queensland while enjoying the journey.

When evening falls, your seat seamlessly transforms into a cozy lie-flat bed, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. Drift off to the gentle rhythm of the train as it continues its journey through the night.

Throughout the trip, you can also relax with in-seat entertainment options. Plus, onboard facilities like the galley car, showers, and drink fountain add to the convenience and comfort of the experience.

Overall, the Spirit of Queensland offers travelers a memorable and immersive rail experience, combining modern comforts with the timeless charm of train travel. It’s an adventure that promises relaxation, breathtaking scenery, and a true sense of Queensland’s beauty.

DAYS 18 – 20

Cairns – Dive Into the Great Barrier Reef

Sleepy Koala

Photo Credit : Melissa Maxwell

Get ready for a smooth journey from the Brisbane Railway Station right to your hotel’s doorstep! Take your private transfer to your comfy 4-star accommodation nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. With stunning views of Anzac Square memorial gardens and Central Railway Station, your stay promises a perfect blend of heritage charm and contemporary luxury. Your prime location puts you within easy reach of Brisbane’s top attractions and transport links.

Whether you’re craving cultural experiences, shopping sprees, or riverside adventures, Brisbane has it all! Take advantage of your free day to explore this vibrant city. From South Bank’s riverside restaurants to panoramic views atop Mt Coot-tha, there’s something for everyone.

You can start your day by soaking up the sun at Streets Beach, the only man-made beach in the heart of a city. Then head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to cuddle a koala and feed kangaroos.

History buffs might explore the convict past of Moreton Bay at St Helena Island or visit the Queensland Museum for a peek into the city’s fascinating past.

You might consider taking a day tour out to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo for a day full of exciting wildlife encounters, educational shows, and hands-on animal experiences. Explore the lush grounds, meet exotic animals up close, and learn about conservation efforts in a fun and engaging environment.

Sleepy Koala

Photo Credit : Melissa Maxwell

Brisbane Couple

Photo Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

DAY 20

International Flight from Brisbane

When it’s time to bid farewell, your private transfer service ensures a hassle-free journey to Brisbane Airport. Sit back, relax, and reminisce about your unforgettable stay in Brisbane as you jet off back to Los Angeles, gaining a day as you cross the International Date Line. Bon voyage!

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