Cruise the coast and see the outback in one holiday

Cruise holiday specialist has just released one of its most popular Australian ‘Rail and Sail’ packages for 2019, combining a coastal cruise on the renowned Queen Elizabeth with rail travel through the outback on Australian’s iconic The Ghan.

coast cruise and outback railThis package is ideal to give passengers a glimpse into the true Australian lifestyle mix of land and sea over 11 days in one inclusive holiday package.

It includes return economy flights from Sydney (other capital cities available on request), Gold Service rail accommodation, meals and beverages, rail stop excursions, cruise accommodation and meals, hotel accommodation in Perth, Adelaide and Darwin and all transfers and some -making it great value.

Fly into Perth on February 2, 2019 for two nights and enjoy a full day Margaret River, Cave, Wine & Cape Leeuwin Tour.

Embark on the Queen Elizabeth for four nights sailing and enjoy the quality Cunard service and the ships’ renowned facilities such as the gourmet meals, 24-hour complimentary room service, world class entertainment, on-board educational programs and much more.

Board The Ghan in Adelaide for two nights in Gold Class and travel through spectacular scenery such as the Flinders Range, view the sunrise at Marla in S.A, explore Alice Springs and learn all about the local culture with an immersive tour in Alice Springs before reaching Darwin for your final night.

This package is priced from $4099 per person twin share. There are optional extra rail tours that passengers can book.

For more details search for package on the new website or call a cruise specialist on 1300 369 848.

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Five reasons to visit Kangaroo Island with Qantas Link

A new flight route to Kangaroo Island (KI) from Melbourne and Adelaide will be available from December 2017.

The direct flights to the island’s Kingscote Airport, reflect the increasing demand and popularity of KI.

With the exceptional tourism products, sweeping landscapes and unique accommodation options KI has on offer, it’s not hard to see why it’s one of the hottest destinations for travellers to visit.

Here are five reasons to travel to Kangaroo Island:

1. Beautiful Accommodation

Accommodation on KI is luxurious and will not disappoint – especially the likes of Southern Ocean Lodge, Lifetime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island Beach Lodge, Villas on the Bay and Sea Dragon Lodge to name a few.

2. Natural Beauty

From soaring cliffs, dense bushland, Little Sahara Sand Dunes, wetlands, miles of white beaches and azure water, to the new Wilderness Trail stretching across 61 kilometres of rugged, remote coastline – KI’s natural beauty will astound.

3. Wildlife encounters

With over 24 protected areas, 19 National and Conservation Parks including Seal Bay and five Wilderness Protection Areas – KI is a sanctuary for wildlife. Experience up-close encounters with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, including the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins, or take a tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours to experience KI’s abundant wildlife.

4. Fresh produce

KI is a foodie’s delight – with fresh and delicious produce at every corner. Include a visit to Island Pure Dairy to taste their range of sheep yoghurt and premium cheeses, stop in for lunch at Andermel Marron farm, sample Ligurian honey at Clifford’s honey farm or end the day with a gourmet meal overlooking the Southern Ocean at Sunset Food and Wine.

5. Unique Tours 

Tour operators like Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours, Odyssey Tours and KI Wilderness Tours are ready to showcase the very best KI has to offer while Hannaford and Satch’s bespoke and intimate dining options will leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re looking for sun, surf and sand, high end luxury or rugged adventure – KI has you covered.

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