Silversea Pacific Islands Cruise & Australian Rail Adventure

Includes a FREE Indian Pacific Train Journey from Adelaide to Sydney

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Arrive in the beautiful city of Adelaide for a one-night hotel stay, during which you’ll get the chance to explore this leafy state capital of immaculately maintained parks, charming churches and world-class cultural institutions. From here you’ll embark the Indian Pacific for an unforgettable train journey to Sydney. As you dine on exquisite food in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and relax in the convivial atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge, you’ll take in the ever-changing landscape from the comfort of your carriage. Before reaching Sydney, you’ll enjoy excursions at the silver-mining town of Broken Hill and the majestic rock formations of the Blue Mountains.

Disembarking in Sydney, you’ll then have three nights to enjoy some of the world-renowned attractions of this enthralling city, the highlight of which will be a dinner cruise around the atmospheric harbour. You’ll then embark the superb Silver Shadow for your cruise to the heavenly islands of the southern Pacific Ocean. Immerse yourself in the lavish nautical luxury synonymous with a Silversea cruise as you sail to your first destination, Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, known for its turquoise lagoons. From here you’ll make your way to tiny Pine Island, once a notorious French penal colony. It also lies next to the world’s third-largest barrier reef, ensuring great diving opportunities.

After a stop at idyllic Mare in the Loyalty Islands, you’ll head to Port Vila on Vanatau where you’ll have the choice of several fantastic excursions, including zip-lining through a forest, roaming a wildlife-rich botanical garden and relaxing on a paradise beach. Arriving at Lenakel on the island of Tanna, you’ll discover a town of stilted wooden bungalows and friendly locals. Sample local food at the market and take a guided hike up the side of the Mount Yasur volcano.

Lautoka, your next destination, lies on the west coast of stunning Fiji and is well-known for its therapeutic mud pools. At the Nawaka Village, you could join in a traditional “Ta Ra La La” dance and watch warrior dances and firewalks. Further stops at the Fijian islands of Savusavu, with its black pearl farms and waterfalls and Dravuni await before you arrive at New Zealand’s dazzling Bay of Islands. Choose from an array of excursions that include everything from a trip to the Kawiti Gloworm Caves to a Maori heritage tour before disembarking in Auckland from where you’ll fly home.

Package Includes

FREE flights, taxes & transfers

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 15 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Silver Shadow
  • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
  • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
  • All-inclusive beverages including Champagne, fine wines, beers and premium spirits

Exclusive Pre-Register Rail Journey

  • FREE 1 night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • All-inclusive off train excursions in Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains (optional)

FREE Hotel Stays

  • 2 night five-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast
  • 3 night five-star hotel stay in Sydney with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tour

  • Sydney Harbour discovery lunch cruise
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At a glance

21 nights
Departing 27 Feb 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Vista Suite
$10,999 pp
Price based on 27 Feb 2022 departure
Veranda Suite
$13,699 pp
Price based on 27 Feb 2022 departure
Medallion Suite
$23,999 pp
Price based on 27 Feb 2022 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

AUS2546

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

The Indian Pacific

Settle into life on board this luxury train as you enjoy culinary wonders and drink in ever-changing landscapes from the carriage windows. Your all-inclusive basis doesn’t stop at dining and drinks, it also includes your off-train excursion to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases. Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains provides ample opportunity to reflect upon this unforgettable journey as you approach Sydney.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 27 Feb 2022
Fly to Adelaide - Hotel Stay

Adelaide, South Australia’s cosmopolitan state capital, is a culturally vibrant city that regularly hosts international arts festivals. Compact in size and with a number of major arts institutions and entertainment venues as well as 29 large public parks, it regularly ranks among the world’s most liveable cities. Explore the collection of Aboriginal, colonial, and Melanesian art at the South Australian Museum, stroll the historic Adelaide Central Market, or simply relax beneath a fig tree canopy in the Botanic Gardens.

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DAY 2 | 28 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

On your second day in beautiful Adelaide, you could take a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous Adelaide Oval, an iconic cricket ground, or head out of the city on a wine tour to an award-winning vineyard. Roaming the aisles of the city’s fascinating Central Market is one way to appreciate the gastronomic diversity of the city, with over 70 traders from more than 40 nationalities in one cavernous space selling everything from spices to cheese.

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DAY 3 | 1 Mar 2022
Adelaide - Embark Indian Pacific

Leaving Adelaide behind, today you’ll embark the majestic Indian Pacific before heading to Broken Hill, Australia’s silver capital and home to a unique artistic community. After your excursion, you’ll return to the train where you’ll settle back into your luxurious surroundings as you glide towards the east coast. Savour first-class cuisine paired with sumptuous local wines in the Queen Adelaide restaurant, enjoy a cocktail in one of the bars or head to the Outback Explorer Lounge and get acquainted with your fellow passengers.

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DAY 4 | 2 Mar 2022
Sydney - Disembark Indian Pacific & Hotel Stay

After passing through the dramatic Blue Mountains where you’ll enjoy a thrilling excursion, you’ll finally arrive in Australia’s 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 surroundings, from the revolving restaurant on the top floor of the Sydney Tower to the National Maritime Museum.

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DAY 5 | 3 Mar 2022
Sydney - Hotel Stay

With a full day at leisure to explore Sydney, 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 6 | 4 Mar 2022
Sydney - Hotel Stay and Harbour Cruise

Relax, dine and admire your surroundings all at the same time on a cruise around the wonderfully atmospheric Sydney Harbour. Home to secluded beaches, soaring sandstone cliffs and protected islands within a nature park, it’s awash with sights. Listen to the commentary on the history of the harbour and learn about the marine life that lives within its boundaries. You’ll also get the opportunity to swim at one of Sydney's superb hidden beaches.

Silver Shadow cruising in the Caribbeans.
DAY 7 | 5 Mar 2022
Sydney - Embark Silver Shadow

The award-winning Silver Shadow offers a wonderfully luxurious experience at sea, with spacious suites and your own personal butler while on board. The 382-passenger ship offers a traditional cruising experience with an intimate feel that makes every passenger feel truly treasured. Enjoy live music and engaging conversation with new friends at The Bar, or admire the ocean views from the Panorama Lounge - the perfect place to unwind, enjoy afternoon tea, listen to the pianist and watch the sun set. 

Serving cognac in the Connoisseur's Corner.
DAY 8 - 9 | 6 - 7 Mar 2022
At Sea

Make sure you soak up the best of the Silversea experience on your two full days at sea. This superb luxury cruise line leaves no stone unturned when it comes to its guests’ satisfaction. Find an elegant corner of a bar or lounge to contemplate the adventures ahead of you. Or sit back in your spacious, ocean-view suite, make the most of the fabulous butler service.

Palm tree lined beach front of Noumea, New Caledonia.
DAY 10 | 8 Mar 2022
Noumea

New Caledonia’s capital is very much the quintessential Pacific island, with picturesque bays, golden beaches and turquoise lagoons. A choice of ten wonderful excursions is offered here, from scenic drives combined with wine and cheese-tasting to a helicopter sight-seeing flight over the mesmerising Noumea Lagoon.  You could also take a kayaking tour of the Dumbea River, where you’ll also find time for a refreshing swim in the aptly named Beautiful Valley.

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DAY 11 | 9 Mar 2022
Pine Island

Once a French penal colony, this tiny island off the New Caledonian mainland harbours some of the world’s most beautiful bays and lies next to the world’s third-biggest barrier reef. It’s a scuba diving or snorkelling heaven, with swirls of colourful fish and inquisitive turtles which you could see on the Turtle Bay Encounter excursion. Or check out the old ruins of the prison and its water tower and cemetery, now entangled in lush tropical vegetation.

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DAY 12 | 10 Mar 2022
Mare

Mare is a destination that’s ideally suited for idling on the beach. The second biggest of the Loyalty Islands – an overseas territory of France – it offers unspoilt beauty and a blissful escape from the modern world. Plunge into scenic Tadine Bay's glassy waters and hike through dense forests of araucaria trees, through which you’ll spot glimmers of sapphire seas and swathes of secluded golden sand. Plus, the marine life here is simply out of this world.

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DAY 13 | 11 Mar 2022
Port Vila

Vila is the capital of Vanuatu, an archipelago of some 83 islands in the Coral Sea. Cloaked in dense rainforest, these volcanic islands were little known until World War II, when some were used as Allied bases. Today, Vila’s easy-going charm, superb white-sand beaches and pristine rainforest are what entice visitors. While here you can indulge in a variety of experiences, whether zip-lining through the forest, roaming the Mele Secret Gardens where lizards and coconut crabs scuttle amongst the foliage, or snorkelling at Eton Beach.

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DAY 14 | 12 Mar 2022
Lenakel (Tanna Island)

The main town on Vanuatu’s tiny island of Tanna, Lenakel is a place of rickety, stilted bungalows and endless sweeping bays, dotted with spindly coconut trees, while the chirruping of tropical birds provides the musical backdrop. A stroll around the local market where you can sample “kaikai” (freshly prepared, local island food) is an unmissable experience, while a hike up the side of the Mount Yasur volcano, which rises to 361 metres, is a must for the adventurous.

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DAY 15 | 13 Mar 2022
At Sea

Evenings really come alive on Silver Shadow thanks to the Show Lounge, a multi-tiered venue where every seat affords a clear view of the stage. The repertoire of entertainment ranges from classical soloists to full-scale musicals to feature films. Alternatively, head to the Observation Louge for solitude, with books available from the library and ocean views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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DAY 16 | 14 Mar 2022
Lautoka

Lautoka, on the west coast of Fiji, is the island nation’s second largest city. A wide range of excursions here offer something for everyone, whether it’s basking in the therapeutic mud pools of Sabeto or being welcomed into the local culture at Nawaka Village. Here you could join in a traditional “Ta Ra La La” dance and watch warrior dances and firewalks. Quieter than the Fijian capital of Suva on the south coast, Lautoka is a place where you can kick back and enjoy mingling with the friendly locals.

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DAY 17 | 15 Mar 2022
Savusavu

Famous for its hot springs and often referred to as a “hidden paradise”, Savusavu is a small town on the Fijian island of Vanua Levu. Originally established as a trading centre for sandalwood, it’s now growing in popularity as a tourist destination and boasts several excellent natural attractions. Take a drive to the Nakawaqa Rainforest, which is home to a 50-feet waterfall that plunges into the pools below, or visit a black pearl farm, producing some of the world’s largest and most beautiful black pearls.

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DAY 18 | 16 Mar 2022
Dravuni

A speck of an island belonging to the Kadavu Group, an archipelago south of Fiji, this is where you’ll get to indulge your castaway fantasies. Laze on a paradise beach where the tepid water teems with life and wander amongst the island’s single village to meet the traditionally dressed locals. On your single excursion here, you’ll enjoy fascinating demonstrations of the various uses of the voivoi plant – including basket-weaving – and the coconut tree.

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DAY 19 - 20 | 17 - 18 Mar 2022
At Sea

Enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music and engaging conversation with new friends at The Bar, or gaze out, drink in hand, at the vista from the Panorama Lounge. It’s the perfect place to unwind, enjoy afternoon tea, listen to the pianist and watch the sun set. 

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DAY 21 | 19 Mar 2022
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. You’ll get a choice of visiting the enchanting Kawiti Gloworm Caves, going on a Maori heritage tour, kayaking to Haruru Falls as well as other options that ensure you get the most out of your stay here.

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DAY 22 | 20 Mar 2022
Auckland - Disembark Silver Shadow & Fly Home

Today you’ll disembark Silver Shadow in Auckland and fly home.

Welcome aboard the Silver Shadow

Aboard the Silver Shadow, Silverseas undertake to ensure that you relish, relax, recharge and repeat, and this opulent ship holds true to that promise. Every aspect of this luxurious ship is focussed on making your holiday the best it possibly can be. From the 24 hour Guest Relations specialist, who can assist you with any question or service, to the incredibly spacious and elegant suites, all of which boast stunning ocean views, your whims are always catered to. The chance to energise body and soul is offered with complementary Pilates and yoga classes, fine dining, exceptional wines and extraordinary relaxation spaces like the pool deck. Here you can sit back in a chaise lounge, enjoy the whirlpools or specially acclimatised swimming pool and be waited on by attentive staff who are at the ready with oversized towels and your favourite beverage – this is an indulgent cruise experience. 

Entered service: 09/10/1999

Tonnage: 28,258

Number of Decks: 

Passenger Capacity: 388

Total Crew: 302

Number of Cabins: 194

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 1

Number of Restaurants: 3

Kids Club: No

Entered service: 09/10/1999

Tonnage: 28,258

Number of Decks: 

Passenger Capacity: 388

Total Crew: 302

Number of Cabins: 194

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 1

Number of Restaurants: 3

Kids Club: No

La Dame

Savour true gastronomic excellence thanks to Silversea’s partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Chateaux.

Show Lounge

Enjoy full-scale production shows and classical soloists, as well as cultural entertainment and feature films in this multi-tiered venue.

Panorama Lounge

Sip a cocktail while taking in panoramic views of the sunset as a pianist plays just the right notes to take you from day to night.

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 Great Southern Rail, 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.

Know the Facts

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.

Know the Facts

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 different carriages, including guest cabins, crew quarters, restaurant cars, lounges and power vans. The length of the train is around 774 metres, so you’ll have plenty of space to stretch your legs on board.

Cabins

The accommodation on board is extremely luxurious, with different levels of opulence depending on what you desire from your escape. The modern cabin suites are hewn from wood and have all the comforts required to ensure you have a restful journey, and contrast beautifully with the elegant Edwardian décor of the dining cars.

Food

Your dining options depend on the level of service you have opted for, but all meals take place in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant car or the Platinum Club. Menus change frequently and feature Australian cuisine and more international flavours, plus sumptuous local wines.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 27 February 2022
Vista Suite
Vista Suite $10,999
Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite $13,699
Medallion Suite
Medallion Suite $23,999
Departing
Departing 27 February 2022
Vista Suite
Vista Suite $10,999
Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite $13,699
Medallion Suite
Medallion Suite $23,999
Departing
Departing 27 February 2022
Vista Suite
Vista Suite $10,999
Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite $13,699
Medallion Suite
Medallion Suite $23,999

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: AUS2546