Rail and Sail with Golden Horizon and Indian Pacific
Here is cool little cruise option! A rail and sail combo with the gorgeous Golden Horizon and the famous Indian Pacific train.
All up we’re talking 16 days, starting in Sydney where you step aboard the train for an epic, luxurious overnight Gold Class journey, via Broken Hill, to Adelaide.
Once in Adelaide, you’ll have 2 nights/1 day to explore before boarding the Golden Horizon. From Adelaide you’ll cruise to Kangaroo Island. Visitors to Kangaroo Island will experience an abundance of wildlife, natural scenery and wild beaches. The cliffs and bays can be spectacular, and there are interesting geological formations along the south, the most popular to visit being Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks.
Next it’s onto South Australia’s Coffin Bay – famous for its secluded coastline and watersports, from sailing to diving and the Head of Bight lookout. Bremer Bay is known as a gateway to Fitzgerald River National Park, one of Australia’s biggest national parks where you can spot birds on Wellstead Estuary and explore the heritage-listed dwellings of Wellstead Homestead.
We’ll then sail further south to the city of Albany, home to museums, galleries and restaurants; before docking in Perth’s quirky port city, Freemantle in time for your transfer to the airport and flight back to Sydney (unless you prefer to extend your stay in Perth, of course).
Prices, including the rail journey, 2 nights in Adelaide, 13 night cruise, transfers and flight from Perth to Sydney start from A$10,575 pp share twin.
NOTE: There are loads of other options available combining the Indian Pacific and Golden Horizon too. Perhaps take the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney, then sail back with Golden Horizon?