Perth - Hotel Stay
Laidback Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on Earth and offers the perfect mix of urban attractions and natural beauty. Relax on the sweeping beaches, take a picnic to the verdant Kings Park and Botanical Gardens or climb up to Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk for stunning views across the city.
Embark Indian Pacific - Perth to Kalgoorlie
Step aboard the Indian Pacific for your incredible coast-to-coast journey across Australia. After settling into your comfortable cabin, make your way to the elegantly-appointed restaurant car. All your food is included on your journey, from the delicious rack of lamb and lime lamington dessert to the chilled glass of Margaret River sauvignon blanc. As the views transform before your eyes, get ready for your first off train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Cook and The Nullarbor
As you wake, you’ll find yourself on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Vast horizons and big blue skies await and the ancient stillness of the desert landscape is only broken by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll step 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".
Adelaide and Broken Hill
By morning, desert views give way to the rolling South Australian countryside. You’ll enjoy an entertaining stop in the beautifully-designed Adelaide, renowned for arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants. Over lunch, watch as pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary outback bases. 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 is laid bare.
Sydney - Disembark Indian Pacific and Hotel Stay
Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains provides ample opportunity to kick back and reflect upon this unforgettable journey as you approach Sydney. You have just travelled from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, through some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. You’ll disembark here for a one night hotel stay to explore the city.
Sydney - Embark Ovation of the Seas®
Today you’ll embark Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas®, one of the world’s most innovative ships. You’ll have plenty of days at sea to make the most of the incredible range of entertainment, activities and facilities on board.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options on board Ovation of the Seas®. From authentic New York pizza and dry-aged steaks to Asian flavours and restaurants designed by celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, there’s something to suit every taste and occasion.
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.
This charming city is set in the surroundings of skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find something for everyone, from walks in stunning countryside to lazing on the black sandy beaches. Wander down to the vibrant Viaduct Harbour for a bite to eat while watching the beautiful boats go by. A scenic ferry ride will reveal some of the 50 island gems in Auckland’s majestic Hauraki Gulf.
A few days at sea gives you the chance to explore some of the activities on board. Head to the SeaPlex for some retro-fun at the roller disco or on the dodgems. If you fancy trying something new, join the Circus school to learn acrobatic skills or take up surfing on the Flowrider. Reach new heights at the rock climbing wall, or take the North Star to rise 300 feet in the air for jaw-dropping views.
Spend the day on a real-life desert island that offers the ultimate escape from modern life. You won’t find any electricity, roads or phones here, just miles of white-sand leading to warm waters with stunning coral reefs and tropical fish. Only accessible by cruise ships, this quiet island is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the natural world.
New Caledonia’s capital is the very picture of what a Pacific island should be: picturesque bays, golden beaches and turquoise lagoons. Head to Baie des Citrons, named after its many lemon trees, a favourite with visitors due to its beach, bars and restaurants. Or take a glass bottomed boat out to two tiny islets Ilot Maitre and Ilot Canard to snorkel along a two kilometre coral reef, among the brightly-coloured fish and turtles.
After your offshore excursions, you could enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Float away on a cloud of bliss at the on board spa with a range of treatments including facials, massages and body wraps. Or sit back on a lounger around one of the fabulous pools and unwind in one of the four whirlpools on board.
Sydney - Disembark Ovation of the Seas®
Arriving back in Sydney you'll disembark Ovation of the Seas® for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*