Australia by Land and Sea Voyage of a Lifetime 

Australia by Land and Sea package using trains and ships

The 28-day journey exploring Australia by Land and Sea is a Voyage of a Lifetime.  This ultimate west about trip by land and sea departs 21 August 2024 and is priced from AUS$35,295 pp.

Australia by Land and Sea would sit rather well in our highly successful Voyage of a Lifetime series.  It runs in Sea Breezes magazine every other month.  But we fear the starting price might frighten our editor and dig far too deep into his editorial budget!

Most extensive packages so far

Journey Beyond is marketing Australia by Land and Sea and freely admits it is one of its most extensive packages so far.  It combines not one, but two iconic rail journeys.  The Ghan and the Indian Pacific.  It couples that with a cruise sailing with luxury cruise operator Silversea Cruises.

The ultimate Australia by Land and Sea package is indeed an extraordinary journey that laps half of Australia. Guests will visit a range of Australia’s most iconic destinations, from the vibrant cityscapes of Sydney and Perth.  Then on to the rugged landscape of the Kimberley and onward through The Red Centre into the country’s spiritual heartland. 

This one-off trip combines the best of both worlds, crossing the Nullarbor to Perth.  Then along Western Australia’s coast sailing in Silversea Cloud on a voyage from Perth to Darwin.  Along the way passengers will enjoy the ultimate adventure, filled with stunning landscapes.

The Ghan and Indian Pacific are two of the world’s most iconic rail journeys.  Pairing these with Silversea’s luxury cruising promises guests an authentic dinky-die Australian experience. It will provide a whole new perspective on some of the most far-flung reaches of Australia. 

Silversea Cruises is acclaimed for its all-inclusive offering and unmatched portfolio. Their small ships are designed for those who delight in discovery and choose to indulge in luxury. All ships feature spacious ocean-view suites with butler service.  Most include private verandas, meaning guests can sip champagne from the comfort of their deck with ocean views. 

Highlights include

The Ultimate West by Land and Sea experience highlights include: 

Three-nights crossing the Nullarbor from Sydney to Perth on the all-inclusive Indian Pacific railway.  The trip will include immersive off train experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna

One-night stay in the lively city of Perth

Seventeen-night all-inclusive luxury cruise from Perth to Darwin aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud.  The voyage will include visits to the Kimberley’s most stunning destinations, including the Buccaneer Archipelago and Mitchell Falls.

Three-nights’ accommodation in Darwin to include a Harbour sunset cruise to witness a spectacular Territory sunset.

Three-nights on the all-inclusive Ghan Expedition train, travelling from Darwin to Adelaide and including off train experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy.