Cunard New Zealand Voyage and Luxury Australia Rail Adventure

Includes hotel stays in Sydney and Perth

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Board the regal Queen Elizabeth in Sydney for a journey around New Zealand’s coastal highlights before returning to the city where you’ll embark the Indian Pacific to Perth, with thrilling excursions along the way.

Arrive in Sydney, Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, where you’ll take in the iconic sights of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Following your one-night hotel stay, you’ll embark Queen Elizabeth for a voyage to New Zealand’s coastal highlights. As you make your way across the Tasman Sea you’ll get to savour the array of amenities, superb cuisine and glamorous evening entertainment synonymous with Cunard. Take a traditional Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters, settle into pampering bliss at the Mareel Spa and glam up for one of the famous gala balls.

Fiordland National Park, your first destination, is the perfect introduction to this famously scenic country. View the marine wildlife and Lost World surroundings as you navigate the mirror-like waters of this natural haven. At Dunedin you’ll find a city whose Scottish roots are evident, from shops selling tartan to the sound of bagpipes, while Christchurch is best explored by the delightful hop-on, hop-off tram.

At Wellington, the capital, you could ascend to the hills in a funicular railway for great views over the city, while at Tauranga you’ll be met with the sight of Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano that dominates the landscape.

At Auckland, you’ll then find a city that’s rich in Maori culture due to its prominent Polynesian population. Before heading back across the Tasman Sea to Sydney where you’ll disembark, you’ll visit Bay of Islands, a heavenly place of unspoilt beaches and turquoise waters.

Back in Sydney, you’ll then enjoy a five-night stay here, giving you plenty of time to delve into the many attractions of the city. Enjoy a tranquil walk through the Royal Botanic Garden, strewn with breathtaking flora, or wander around The Rocks for a quirky retail experience and an artisanal coffee.

You’ll then embark the superb Indian Pacific for your journey to Perth. This is one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world, following the path of gold rush prospectors, bush pioneers and legendary adventurers.

Savour all-inclusive dining in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant, unwind in your private cabin, and enjoy fascinating off-train excursions.

These include the lush eucalyptus forests of the majestic Blue Mountains, the delightful city of Adelaide, and the barren beauty of the Nullarbor Plain.

As you glide into Perth, you'll transfer to your hotel for a final night's stay before flying home the next day.

Package Includes

Rail Journey

  • 3 night all-inclusive Gold Service rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with all meals, fine wines, and beverages included
  • All-inclusive Off Train Experiences and short stops in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna 

Cruise

  • 13 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

Hotel Stays

  • 6 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Perth with breakfast

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

At a glance

23 nights
Departing 06 Jan 23
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
£4,999 pp
Price based on 06 Jan 2023 departure
Outside
£5,599 pp
Price based on 06 Jan 2023 departure
Balcony
£5,999 pp
Price based on 06 Jan 2023 departure

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0330 160 5926

Holiday code:

AUS7247

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Mon to Sun: 9am - 8pm

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere of a Cunard cruise and relish the comforts of a ship that radiates the elegance of a bygone age. From its ballrooms and diverse restaurants to its outdoor areas and impeccably dressed staff, the fabulous Queen Elizabeth provides the perfect environment for a thoroughly enjoyable voyage.

Itinerary

Sydney, Australia - Melbourne 25, 2018: Sydney Opera House view with the light on at dawn.
DAY 1 | 6 Jan 2023
Sydney - Hotel Stay

Begin your holiday by flying to Australia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Known for iconic landmarks including its harbour bridge and opera house, Sydney also offers a feast of cultural treats, from restaurants that are the envy of the world to first-class museums and galleries. There are also dozens of places to simply hang out and admire the scenery, from the revolving restaurant on the top floor of the Sydney Tower to the many beaches just a short journey from the centre.

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DAY 2 | 7 Jan 2023
Sydney - Embark Queen Elizabeth

Today you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth in Sydney. She’s one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that offers a little of the finer things in life to all her passengers. Enjoy Cunard’s spectacular heritage, sense of occasion and huge array of activities, including glamorous ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls played amongst new-found friends and much more.

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DAY 3 - 4 | 8 - 9 Jan 2023
At Sea

A relaxing two days at sea gives you the opportunity to experience all that your ship has to offer. There are so many activities to choose from, whether you relish the elegant traditions of Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters in sumptuous surroundings or savour dazzling stage shows by a talented cast in the opulent Royal Court Theatre.

A classic picture of the famous Milford Sound in New Zealand.
DAY 5 | 10 Jan 2023
Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising)

Get on deck and have your cameras primed as you glide through the jaw-dropping terrain of New Zealand’s largest national park, a rugged Lost World of steep, forested mountain-sides streaked with gushing waterfalls. With diverse wildlife that includes dolphins, penguins and kakapos – the world’s only flightless parrot – you couldn’t ask for a better welcome to this famously scenic country.

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DAY 6 | 11 Jan 2023
Dunedin

Once a Scottish settlement, Dunedin retains strong links to Scotland even today and even boasts its very own tartan. The mock-Gothic Lanarch Castle, built by a nineteenth century local businessmen with Scottish roots, is billed as New Zealand’s only castle and the building and its gardens are now open to the public. With quaint harbourside villages, endless green hills and low-rise buildings, Dunedin has an enticingly laidback and understated atmosphere.

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DAY 7 | 12 Jan 2023
Lyttelton (Christchurch)

From Lyttelton you can head to Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, but small enough to be explored on foot. Perhaps the best way of seeing this compact city is on the hop-on, hop-off tram. There are 17 stops, which include punting on the River Avon, which runs through the heart of the city. However, to really soak up the spectacular surroundings of the city, take the Christchurch Gondola - a scenic cable-car ride.

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DAY 8 | 13 Jan 2023
Wellington

New Zealand's pint-sized capital curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits, as well as a funicular railway that ascends into the hills overlooking the city.

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DAY 9 | 14 Jan 2023
At Sea

You’ll always find a place to bask in the sun on board Queen Elizabeth as you make your way to your next destination. Find outdoor whirlpools, swimming pools and ample sun loungers, surrounded by stylish Art Deco design touches. Relax and sip on a cocktail in the cooling breeze while revelling in the company of new-found friends or play a fun game of shuffleboard in the sea breeze.

Sunrise at summit track on Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
DAY 10 | 15 Jan 2023
Tauranga

As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. On arrival you’ll find many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. You could take an excursion to Rotorua to experience Maori culture or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.

Auckland, New Zealand, from the volcano Mount Eden, the crater rim is in the foreground.
DAY 11 | 16 Jan 2023
Auckland

Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world and you’ll find plenty of Maori influences dotted around the city, from street names to statues. With a satisfying mix of modern skyscrapers, beautiful black-sand beaches and hiking trails around Mount Eden, a dormant volcano, there’s something for everyone. A scenic ferry ride will take you to some of the 50 island gems in Auckland's majestic Hauraki Gulf or you could wander the meandering paths of Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park.

Cruising to the Hole in the Rock and with dolphins in New-Zealand
DAY 12 | 17 Jan 2023
Bay of Islands

This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing. If you have the time, take the boat out to the largest of the islands, Urupukapuka, which is a bird haven with plenty walking trails and a bar to quench your thirst afterwards.

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DAY 13 - 14 | 18 - 19 Jan 2023
At Sea

The entertainment options on board Queen Elizabeth are perfectly attuned to the ambience of the ship. Get into the swing of a vibrant West End show performed by one of the most talented casts at sea at the Royal Court Theatre. Or you could glam up and sip expertly mixed signature cocktails and delicious canapes at the Commodore Club.

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DAY 15 | 20 Jan 2023
Sydney - Disembark Queen Elizabeth & Hotel Stay

Sydney offers a feast of cultural treats, from first-class museums and galleries to boutique pint-sized cinemas. Why not get the adrenalin flowing by taking the dizzying 360-degree Sky Tour around Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, or even climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, known locally as the ‘Coathanger.’  And don’t forget the city’s globally acclaimed food scene, with everything from gourmet street stalls to innovative fine dining to tempt your tastebuds.

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DAY 16 - 19 | 21 - 24 Jan 2023
Sydney - Hotel Stay

With a further four days here, watch surfers crest the waves at the iconic Bondi Beach or the more sheltered Balmoral Beach with its calmer waters. Embrace the city’s cultural heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point, or tour The Rocks district for artisanal products and independent breweries. To escape the bustle, find tranquillity in the leafy surroundings of the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of Sydney’s most popular attractions which features curious sculptures, pavilions and ponds.

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DAY 20 | 25 Jan 2023
Sydney - Embark Indian Pacific

Embark the magnificent Indian Pacific in Sydney for your transcontinental voyage to Perth. Cocooned in luxury, you’ll savour all-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, relax in your private cabin with en-suite, and leave the train for several off-train excursions, including the majestic Blue Mountains of New South Wales, awash with lush eucalyptus forests and striking rock formations such as the Three Sisters.

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DAY 21 | 26 Jan 2023
Indian Pacific

Today you’ll visit the artistic town of Broken Hill, with its plethora of galleries and studios, as well as a lively pub scene. Later you’ll travel on to Adelaide where you could take a city tour, head for the nearby town of Hahndorf, in the Adelaide Hills, known for its German roots, or even tour the acclaimed wineries of the Barossa Valley. Here you’ll get to sample the award-winning produce for which the area is known.

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DAY 22 | 27 Jan 2023
Indian Pacific

After rolling through the barren beauty of the Nullarbor Plain, you’ll then stop at Rawlinna for an enchanting dinner under a star-lit sky. This tiny, remote railway siding is also the location of a lime mine, used in the production of the gold that’s mined in nearby Kalgoorlie. Dine on a menu featuring local produce and wines and reflect on the journey so far with new-found friends.

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DAY 23 | 28 Jan 2023
Perth - Disembark Indian Pacific & Hotel Stay

Today you'll arrive in Perth, Western Australia's cosmopolitan capital, having completed an epic Australian end-to-end journey. Perth is a city that combines sophisticated attractions and cultural landmarks with beautiful beaches and an easy-going attitude to create one of Australia’s most liveable cities. A stone’s throw away are numerous nature and national parks, where forests are carpeted in wildflowers, roped in walking and cycling trails, which are home to various wildlife.

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DAY 24 | 29 Jan 2023
Perth - Fly Home

Today you’ll fly home from Perth.

Welcome aboard the Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

Entered service: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,081

Total Crew: 1,005

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Restaurants: 7

Kids Club: Yes

Entered service: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,081

Total Crew: 1,005

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Restaurants: 7

Kids Club: Yes

Queens Room

Head here for traditional afternoon tea or to dance the night away at one of the glamorous balls.

The Garden Lounge

Designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Commodore Club

Enjoy a signature cocktail with canapés before dinner while taking in glorious panoramic views.

Welcome aboard the Indian Pacific

Experience one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world with a voyage on board the Indian Pacific service, which travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Part of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, the Indian Pacific speeds from coast to coast on a storied journey that follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving outback.

The dream of a transcontinental rail service began in the 1890s, but it was not until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The train’s first full transcontinental journey took place on 23 February 1970, when more than 10,000 people welcome the historic train to the city of Perth. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4,350 kilometres between Sydney and Perth in approximately 65 hours. It is instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem.

The dream of a transcontinental rail service began in the 1890s, but it was not until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The train’s first full transcontinental journey took place on 23 February 1970, when more than 10,000 people welcome the historic train to the city of Perth. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4,350 kilometres between Sydney and Perth in approximately 65 hours. It is instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem.

Carriages

On average, the train comprises some 30 carriages totalling around 774 metres.

Cabins

The cabin suites are hewn from wood and have all the comforts required for a restful journey.

Food

All meals take place in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant car or the Platinum Club.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 6 January 2023
Inside
Inside £4,999
Outside
Outside £5,599
Balcony
Balcony £5,999

CALL TO BOOK: 0330 160 5926

HOLIDAY CODE: AUS7247