Your Itinerary   Cruise ID: 142465F


Your journey starts with a flight into Perth for a three-night stay at a five-star hotel. This laid-back city has everything you could wish for on a luxury holiday: wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easygoing atmosphere. That isn't to say there is nothing to do: Perth combines big-city attractions and relaxed, informal surrounds with a sophisticated, cosmopolitan feel, myriad bars, delectable restaurants and countless cultural activities. Here, you will also have chance to embark on a full-day tour mixing the history of Australia's only Benedictine Abbey with the world-renowned mystical Pinnacles Desert and springtime wildflowers. The following day, you will be treated to another tour, this time to one of Australia's finest wine regions: Margaret River.

From Perth you will step on-board the Indian Pacific train, bound for Sydney on a four-day journey through some of Australia's most breath-taking scenery. You will make your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, witnessing the Blue Mountains, gold mines, ghost towns and hidden gems. From the long-abandoned homesteads of Nullarbor to the marvellously resilient wildflowers of Western Australia, you will experience the best of this diverse country.

Your magnificent train journey ends in Sydney, where you will transfer to a hotel for three nights of immersive exploration, including unprecedented VIP backstage access to the Sydney Opera House. Elsewhere in Sydney you can admire iconic cityscapes, take in the view from Sydney Harbour Bridge and, of course, relax on famous Bondi Beach.

After this, your journey on-board Silversea's amazing Silver Muse cruise ship begins. Look for orcas in Eden, enjoy a warm welcome in Melbourne and cruise to New Zealand via Milford and Doubtful Sound. Once in this awe-inspiring country you can explore rugged mountain landscapes, stunning national parks and picturesque cities. Your journey ends in Auckland, where you will board a plane home, still falling for this beautiful part of the world.

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23 January 2019 Fly from the UK overnight to Peth.
24 January 2019 On arrival transfer to a 5-star hotel for a 3-night stay.
Perth combines big-city attractions and relaxed, informal surrounds. Myriad bars, delectable restaurants and countless cultural activities await. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Cottesloe Beach, admire masterpieces at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and relax in Kings Park & Botanic Garden.
25 January 2019 Today, experience a fascinating day out mixing the history of Australia's only Benedictine Abbey with the world-renowned Pinnacles Desert and springtime wildflowers. Pick up treats for friends back home (including olive oil, wine and New Norcia nut cake), and explore the lobster fishing town of Cervantes.
26 January 2019 Embark on a full-day tour of one of Australia's finest wine regions, the Margaret River Region. Blessed with immense natural beauty, this is the perfect spot to sample fine wines and beers. You will explore Mammoth Cave on a guided tour, pass through the stunning Boranup Forest and visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthous: the diving point between the Southern and Indian Oceans.
27 January 2019 Transfer from the hotel to Perth Station and step aboard the Indian Pacific.
Appreciate the sheer breadth of Australia by crossing every inch of it, first heading to Kalgoorlie. You will enjoy a gourmet dinner in an elegantly-appointed restaurant car as verdant scenery rolls past your window. Swap stories with other guests and get ready for your first off-train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
28 January 2019 Upon waking , set your sights on the vast horizon beyond your window: the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Get a sense of the Nullarbor's intense remoteness as you wander through Cook's abandoned buildings and learn more about the town's intriguing history. Back on-board, partake in a cooling beverage in the welcoming atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge.
29 January 2019 By morning's light, your desert views have made way for the rolling South Australian countryside. Arriving in Adelaide, prepare yourself for a beautifully-designed city rich in international arts festivals, pop-up bars and fantastic restaurants. Feast upon the sights, scents and tastes of the extraordinary Adelaide Central Market, or alternatively, board a coach for a highlights tour of the city, taking in views of the world-renowned Adelaide Oval from Montefiore Hill. Back on-board, enjoy lunch as you watch pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill: the Silver City, where you can explore art galleries, a Miner's Memorial and a spectacular panorama.
30 January 2019 The final leg of your Indian Pacific rail journey takes you to Sydney by way of the magnificent Blue Mountains. There will be ample time to sit back and reflect on your unforgettable journey, before a day of sightseeing awaits.
Transfer from the station to a 5-star hotel for a 3-night stay; a fitting end to your spectacular transcontinental rail adventure.
31 January 2019 Have you ever dreamed of taking centre stage in an iconic performance venue that is famous throughout the world? Today, you will gain unprecedented VIP backstage access to the Sydney Opera House on an unforgettable guided tour. For lovers of dance, opera, theatre and performing arts of all kinds, a Backstage Tour at the Sydney Opera House is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
01 February 2019 On today's tour, you will sample acclaimed Australian wines and award-winning regional foods from the vineyards of the rolling hills and valleys of the Hunter region. Learn about the wine-making process, stroll among the vines and wander around the hidden delights of the Hunter Valley Gardens village.
02 February 2019 Sydney, Australia.
Transfer from the hotel to Sydney port and embark Silver Muse.
03 February 2019 Eden, Australia.
Killer whales glide through the water just offshore from the cliffs at Eden, which was once in the running to be the site of Australia's capital city. Stunning wildlife and rugged scenery combine to make Eden an unmissable calling point on any visit to Southern Australia, and the area offers a gloriously uncouth counterpoint to the spotless beaches and tranquil seas of some areas of the East Coast. While you are here, you will enjoy great seafood and have the chance to admire the power of nature - whether it's the Southern Ocean's rollers pummelling the cliffs, or whales cruising slowly through the waters.
04 February 2019 Melbourne, Australia (overnight on-board).
Consistently rated among the "world's most liveable cities" in quality-of-life surveys, Melbourne is built on a coastal plain at the top of the giant horseshoe of Port Phillip Bay. The city centre is an orderly grid of streets where the state parliament, banks, multinational corporations, and splendid Victorian buildings that sprang up in the wake of the gold rush now stand. This is Melbourne's heart, which you can explore at a leisurely pace in a couple of days. In Southbank, one of the newer precincts south of the city centre, the Southgate development of bars, restaurants and shops has refocused Melbourne's vision on the Yarra River. Once a blighted stretch of factories and run-down warehouses, the southern bank of the river is now a vibrant, exciting part of the city, and the river itself is finally taking its rightful place in Melbourne's psyche. Just a hop away, Federation Square, with its host of galleries, has become a civic landmark for Melburnians. Stroll along the Esplanade in the suburb of St. Kilda, amble past the elegant houses of East Melbourne, enjoy the shops and cafés in Fitzroy or Carlton, rub shoulders with locals at the Victoria Market, nip into the Windsor for afternoon tea, or rent a canoe at Studley Park to paddle along one of the prettiest stretches of the Yarra—and you may discover Melbourne's soul as well as its heart.
06 February 2019 Day at sea.
07 February 2019 Day at sea.
08 February 2019 Day at sea.
09 February 2019 Cruising Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, New Zealand.
10 February 2019 Stewart Island, New Zealand.
Stewart Island is home to New Zealand's newest national park, Rakiura National Park. The third and most southerly of New Zealand's main islands, Stewart Island is separated from the South Island by the 24km (15 mile) Foveaux Strait. Its original Māori name, Te Punga O Te Waka a Maui, means "the anchor stone of Maui's canoe." Māori mythology says the islands landmass held the god Maui's canoe secure while he and his crew raised the great fish—the North Island. Today the island is more commonly referred to by its other Māori name, Rakiura, which means "the land of the glowing skies." This refers to the spectacular sunrises and sunsets and to the southern lights, or aurora australis. On the coastline, sharp cliffs rise from a succession of sheltered bays and beaches. In the interior, forested hills rise gradually toward the west side of the island. Seals and penguins frequent the coast, and the island's prolific birdlife includes a number of species rarely seen in any other part of the country. In fact, this is the surest place to see a kiwi. The Stewart Island brown kiwi, or tokoeka, is the largest species of this kind of bird. Unlike their mainland cousins, these kiwis can be seen during the day as well as at night. It's a rare and amusing experience to watch these pear-shape birds scampering on a remote beach as they feed on sand hoppers and grubs.
11 February 2019 Port Chalmers, (Dunedin), New Zealand.
European whaling ships first called at Otago Province during the early decades of the 1800s, yielding a mixed response from the native Māori. In 1848 Dunedin was settled, and by the mid-1860s the city was the economic hub of the Otago gold rush. Dunedin's historical wealth endures in such institutions as the University of Otago, the oldest in the country. But if any region can bring out the bird-watcher in you, this is it; the area is home to the Royal Albatross and yellow-eyed penguins.
12 February 2019 Lyttelton, (Christchurch), New Zealand.
Your initial impression of Christchurch will likely be one of a genteel, green city. Joggers loop through shady Hagley Park and punters ply the narrow Avon River, which bubbles between banks lined with willows and oaks. With a population approaching 350,000, Christchurch is the largest South Island city, and the second-largest in the country. It is also the forward supply depot for the main U.S. Antarctic base at McMurdo Sound. The face of Christchurch is changing rapidly, fuelled by both internal and international immigration. The Māori community, although still below the national average in size, is growing. Ngai Tahu, the main South Island Māori tribe, settled Treaty of Waitangi claims in 1997 and have been investing in tourism ventures. Old wooden bungalows are making way for town houses, the arts scene is flourishing and the city's university attracts cutting-edge technology companies. In short, there is plenty of fresh energy percolating the English veneer.
13 February 2019 Picton, New Zealand.
The maritime township of Picton lies at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is the arrival point for ferries from the North Island, as well as a growing number of international cruise ships. It plays a major role in providing services and transport by water taxi to a multitude of remote communities in the vast area of islands, peninsulas and waterways that make up the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. There is plenty to do in town, with crafts markets in summer, historical sights to see, and walking tracks to scenic lookouts over the sounds. The main foreshore is lined by London Quay, which looks up Queen Charlotte Sound to the bays beyond. High Street runs down to London Quay from the hills, and between them these two streets make up the centre of town.
14 February 2019 Day at sea.
15 February 2019 Gisborne, New Zealand.
Gisborne exudes history at every turn. Maori for “Great standing place of Kiwa”, Kiwa was a leading figure aboard the Maori ancestral canoe, Takitimu, which ran aground in Gisborne around 1450 AD. After landing, Kiwa became a coastal guardian, eventually marrying Parawhenuamea, the keeper of the streams. The union point of three rivers and the first place to see the sun, the city is filled with light and laughter and gracefully squeezes surfer’s beaches with the district’s colonial past. Captain Cook made his first landfall here, John Harris set up his first trading station in the then village and today, Gisborne is the major centre of Maori cultural life.
16 February 2019 Tauranga, New Zealand.
The population centre of the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest-growing cities. Along with its neighbour, Whakatane, this seaside city claims to be one of the country's sunniest towns. Unlike most local towns, Tauranga doesn't grind to a halt in the off-season, because it has one of the busiest ports in the country, and the excellent waves at the neighbouring beach resort of Mount Maunganui—just across Tauranga's harbour bridge—always draw surfers and holiday folk. To explore the town centre, start at the Strand, where palm trees separate the shops from the sea. Bars, restaurants and cafés line the Strand and nearby side streets. If you're interested in the beachier side of Tauranga, head 8km (5 miles) east out of the city centre and over the Harbour Bridge to Mount Maunganui. Here, you'll find one of the best surf spots in the country along the 20km (12½ mile) shoreline: a sheltered, harbourside swimming spot, as well as shopping, restaurants and walking tracks up and around the prominent small volcano, Mauao.
17 February 2019 Auckland, New Zealand.
Disembark and transfer to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK .

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Exclusive to SixStarCruises.co.uk
  • Pinnacles and Margaret River tours from Perth.
  • Indian Pacific rail journey from Perth to Sydney.
  • Sydney Opera House backstage tour and Hunter Valley tour from Sydney.
  • Exclusive $200 free to spend on-board the cruise per couple.
  • Flights.
  • Private overseas transfers.
  • 3-night 5-star hotel stay in Perth.
  • Pinnacles, New Norcia and Wildflowers tour including lunch worth £267 per couple.
  • Margaret River, Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse with gourmet lunch worth £267 per couple.
  • 3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney in a superior cabin in Gold Service with a ¾ size double bed.
  • 3-night 5-star hotel stay in Sydney.
  • 15-night ultra-luxury all-inclusive cruise.
Vista Suite
Classic Veranda Suite
Silver Suite
Margaret River
Hunter Valley
Sydney Opera House
Milford Sound

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