Discover a collision of stunning natural scenery and cosmopolitan cities during this Australia and New Zealand discovery, at the heart of which is an unforgettable rail journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific.
Fly to Perth for an overnight stay to relax before embarking the stunning Indian Pacific. Enjoy off-train excursions that help you fully experience destinations such as the Wild West town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, its historic treasures as rich as the gold it is famed for; the absolute stillness of the Nullarbor Plain and Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases. Wind your way through the spectacular Blue Mountains, blanketed by a gorgeous blue haze before you disembark in Sydney for the next part of your Australia discovery. Spend four nights exploring the harbour city; walk the beautiful coastal route between Bondi and Bronte; relax upon the myriad of sun-drenched beaches, from the iconic Bondi to Manly and Camp Cove or seek out intimate speakeasy bars – Sydney is a treasure trove of wonderful experiences, just waiting to be discovered.
Following your stay you’ll embark Holland America Line’s ms Noordam for your cruise to New Zealand. Peaceful, cultural, uncrowded and beautiful, New Zealand is the perfect place to escape it all. Discover the Māori culture through traditional dance demonstrations including the iconic haka, explore the great outdoors in the stunning landscape bursting with pretty lakes and dramatic coastlines or sample some of the world-class New Zealand wine in one of the many wineries and vineyards dotted around the country.
Highlights of your cruise include sailing through Milford Sound, past almighty fjords that rise from the dark waters and waterfalls that cascade dramatically; cultured and creative Wellington, teeming with a mixture of galleries, museums, theatres, waterfront promenades and jagged shorelines and Auckland, where you’ll spend a night in port to discover its relaxed streets and natural harbours.
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Indian Pacific Rail - Perth to Kalgoorlie
Take in your last whiff of Indian Ocean air as you step from the platform at East Perth Station onto the Indian Pacific. The comfort of your cabin awaits as does your first on board dining experience in the elegantly-appointed restaurant car. Reflect on the menu as you watch the suburbs of the Western Australian capital roll and the verdant greens of the Avon Valley past your window.
The afternoon is yours to relax, socialise and get acquainted with rail travel. Lunch in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant awaits with culinary wonders prepared on board by talented chefs.
All food is included in your fare including the delicious rack of lamb and desert lime lamington, paired with a Margaret River sauvignon blanc, or another fine wine from our wide range.
Swap stories with other guests, watch the ever-changing view
transform before your eyes and get ready for your first off train excursion in
the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. This is Australia's largest regional
town with a long and fascinating history so there's plenty to see, learn and
Indian Pacific Rail - Cook and The Nullarbor
Upon waking, set your sights on the vast horizon beyond the window - you have arrived on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Big blue skies await you and the ancient stillness of the desert landscape is only broken by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. By the time you have enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, you'll be stepping off the train for a short stop in Cook.
Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere".
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
Indian Pacific Rail - Adelaide and Broken Hill
By morning's light, your desert views have given way to the rolling South Australian countryside. Arriving in Adelaide, prepare yourself for an entertaining stop in a beautifully-designed city renowned for international arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants. Feast upon the sights, scents and tastes of the extraordinary Adelaide Central Market - a mecca for locally-grown produce, multicultural treats and unexpected gourmet delights. Listen to the cheerful calls of the market stall holders and let your gaze wander from the delicious cured meats hanging in the delicatessens to the bright pyramids of carefully-arranged fruits and the sweet-scented goods on display in the bakeries and confectioners.Alternatively, board a coach for a highlights tour of Adelaide, taking in views of the world-renowned Adelaide Oval from Montefiore Hill and stopping in at the popular Haighs chocolate factory. Venture into the Adelaide Hills for an unrivalled panorama from Mount Lofty Lookout before heading back to the train. Over lunch, watch as pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill. Known as the Silver City, Broken Hill is one of Australia’s legendary outback bases defined by its wide streets, country pubs and ties with the Royal Flying Doctors Service and School of the Air. Here, you can visit the late Pro Hart's art studio or head for the Miners' Memorial where the stark reality of working in Broken Hill's mines over the ages is writ large. The striking architectural edifice and spectacular view over the city add emotional weight to the list of more than 800 miners who lost their lives on the job.
With all the elegance of traditional cruise sailing, yet offering a few state-of-the-art surprises, this beautiful cruise ship is an ideal choice for passengers of all ages. On board ms Noordam you will discover museum-quality paintings as well as contemporary art such as the photographs of music greats, Dizzy Gillespie and BB King. One of the most remarkable pieces of furniture is an inlaid chest, made in Germany in 1885, which is flanked by carved seventeenth-century Baroque columns. The ms Noordam exemplifies a classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements added in.
Queen-size or twin beds / Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses / luxury linens, bathrobes and towels/ shower with massage showerhead/ make-up mirrors / salon-quality hair dryers / Elemis Aromapure toiletries / complimentary fresh fruit / flat-panel TV and DVD player / ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service.
Queen-size or twin beds / Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses / luxury bed linen, bathrobes and towels / bath and shower/ massage showerhead/ make-up mirrors / salon-quality hair dryers / Elemis Aromapure toiletries / complimentary fresh fruit / flat-panel TV and DVD player / ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service / portholes or windows with full to partial or fully obscured views.
Queen-size or twin beds / Mariner's Dream™ bed / luxury bed linen, bathrobes and towels / bath and shower/ massage showerhead/ make-up mirrors / salon-quality hair dryers / Elemis Aromapure toiletries / complimentary fresh fruit / flat-panel TV and DVD player / ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service / sitting area / private veranda with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Queen-size or twin beds / Mariner’s Dream™ bed / pillow options / sofa bed for one / luxury bed linen, bath robes and over-sized towels / bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and showers / massage showerhead/ make-up mirrors / salon-quality hair dryers / Elemis Aromapure toiletries / complimentary fresh fruit and flowers / flat-panel TV, DVD player and library / mini-bar and refrigerator / ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service / concierge service / personalised cruise stationery / large sitting area / private veranda / floor-to-ceiling windows.
Pinnacle and Neptune suites
King-size or twin beds / Mariner’s Dream™ bed / pillow options / luxury bed linen, bath robes and over-sized towels / bathroom with full or over-size whirlpool bath and showers / massage showerhead/ make-up mirrors / salon-quality hair dryers / Elemis Aromapure toiletries / complimentary fresh fruit and flowers / flat-panel TV, DVD player and library / mini-bar / ice, shoeshine and nightly turndown service / concierge service / personalised cruise stationery / dressing room / large sitting area or living, dining and dressing rooms /sofa bed for two / private veranda / floor-to-ceiling windows/ exclusive access to industry-leading Neptune Lounge and its facilities / complimentary laundry services, sparkling wine served on embarkation and corsages and boutonnieres for first night / cocktail party invitation / pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres / binoculars and umbrellas / priority boarding, dining and seating / special disembarkation service.
Pinnacle also has: guest toilet / pantry / microwave and refrigerator / private stereo systems.
*Speak to your Imagine Cruising adviser for more information about the exact specification of each suite.
From spectacular live shows to the glittering casino, your evenings on board will be filled with entertainment. Also, don’t miss Dancing with the Stars: At Sea, Holland America’s dazzling live dance show!
Many passengers enjoy the company of fellow guests in the cruising tradition of set-time sittings. This dining format is available in the gorgeous two-tier Vista restaurant but you can also opt for a walk-in and be seated at a time of your choosing. Whichever you prefer, you can be assured of exceptionally friendly and efficient service and the very finest international cuisine.
Selected restaurants on many ships require reservations and may carry an additional charge.
At night, the Noordam comes alive with an exciting mix of music and live entertainment. The only question is which social space to explore first! Enjoy after dinner drinks, in the Pinnacle Bar and sing along at the Piano Bar.
The Noordam offers attractive and luxurious spaces for those days when you want to do nothing more than relax and recharge your batteries between exciting ports of call. Yet there are also plenty of interesting and fun things to do to keep you entertained, day and night.
Guests from between 3 and 17 can enjoy their own dedicated clubs with activities ranging from pizza making to storytelling for little ones, while teenagers can enjoy tech classes and teen-only nightclub events on certain ships.
Whatever questions you may have, our experience and knowledgeable cruise consultants are on hand to help.
Whatever questions you may have, our experienced and knowledgeable cruise consultants are on hand to help.
Just give them a call on 0861 100 400
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