The Ghan Alice Springs At Sunset
Indian Pacific Through The Blue Mountains
Barossa Valley
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Perth, Western Australia
Trigg Beach, Perth

Rock & Rail

17 day Holiday Idea - from £2739

With flights from £3739

Travel across Australia on this epic rail, outback and city holiday itinerary including journeys aboard the luxurious Ghan and mighty Indian Pacific.


  • Enjoy city stays in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth
  • Travel on board the mighty Indian Pacific
  • Journey to the Red Centre on board The Ghan
  • Explore the iconic sights of the Red Centre
  • Marvel at World Heritage Listed Ayers Rock

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 4 nights in the picturesque city of Sydney
  • Overnight travel on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide
  • 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide
  • Travel on board the Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  • 5 day Red Centre Self Drive from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock
  • 3 nights accommodation in Perth
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 4 - Sydney

Touchdown in Australia’s iconic and picturesque city of Sydney. Spend four nights in your choice of accommodation and explore the city and beyond.

Spend you days relaxing on the sands of one of the city’s fringing beaches, shopping in its impressive malls, cruising the harbour or conquer the Harbour Bridge climb. By night the city comes alive with a host of fine dining options and lively bars, or alternatively join the locals in a performance at the famous Sydney Opera House.

Day 5 - The Indian Pacific

This morning it is all aboard the Indian Pacific for your overnight rail journey to Adelaide.

Relax in your own private cabin and watch the countryside unfold.

Fine food and wines are included throughout your journey.

Day 6 to 8 - Adelaide

Disembark The Indian Pacific train journey to spend the next 3 nights in the heart of Adelaide. The tree-lined streets of North Terrace are home to national galleries and museums, whilst Rundle Mall provides some retail therapy.

Further afield travel out to the picturesque Adelaide Hills, or sample the fine wine produce of the Barossa and Clare Valley.

Alternatively, you may like to opt for an overnight stay on Kangaroo Island instead of a night in the city.

Day 9 - The Ghan

Your next rail adventure is an epic outback journey on board the Ghan train from Adelaide to Alice Springs.

Wind your way through the diverse South Australia terrain, travelling through the majestic Flinders Ranges, lush green wine-producing regions and finally into the expansive phenomenon of the outback.

Spend the night in your private cabin with all meals and drinks included.

Day 12 to 13 - Alice Springs

Today, begin your 5 day Red Centre Adventure self drive.

An extra night has been added in Ayers Rock at the end of your self drive to provide time to marvel at the natural wonder and its surrounds.

This 5 day tour includes visits to:

  • Alice Springs
  • Kings Canyon
  • Ayers Rock

Read more about the Red Centre Adventure self Ddive…

Day 14 to 16 - Perth

Marvel at the colours of the outback as you fly to Perth, Western Australia’s gateway city.

During your three night stay relax on the sands of one of the nearby city beaches, wander through the charming heritage streets of Fremantle and take in the view of the city from the lofty heights of Kings Park.

Day 17 - Farewell from Perth

Enjoy the last few sights of Perth as you make your way back to the airport for your onward flight back to the UK.

17 day Holiday Idea - from £2739

With flights from £3739


  • Add extra nights in Sydney, Adelaide or Perth
  • Pre-book a Barossa Valley day tour from £89
  • Add a Blue Mountains day tour from £142
  • Upgrade to Platinum Class cabin on the Ghan or Indian Pacific from £314
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover to Australia in Singapore, Dubai or another destination

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing and travelling in a gold service cabin on board The Ghan and Indian Pacific. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • Two iconic rail journeys with:
    – private gold service cabin
    – all meals and drinks
    – off train excursions
  • Leisurely city stays with a choice of accommodation
  • Optional experiences and activities
  • A self drive adventure including:
    – a carefully planned route
    – comfortable pre-arranged hotels
    – air-conditioned car

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Australia.

Call 0333 234 2889 today to talk with an Australia Expert.

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