Australia`s Up-north & Out-back - Departs 17th Aug 18

Fly, Expedition cruise, Expedition Rail & stay 15 nights aboard Ponant`s L`Austral from Broome to Darwin

Date: 17 Aug–01 Sep 2018

Ship: L'Austral

AU $14,995AU $21,795

**** VERY LIMITED SPACE ON THIS OFFER - first come best dressed ****

Australia`s North/Kimberley... This wild land of spectacular scenery is one of the world`s last great Wilderness areas. At 424,517km², it is twice the size of Victoria, two-thirds the size of France, yet there is only one sealed road traversing the region… It is an ancient land built on 1.8 billion year old sandstone that has been uplifted, contorted and eroded to form spectacular gorges, desolate mountains and magnificent waterfalls. Here is a living indigenous culture dating back more than 40,000 years, and Australia`s oldest rock art galleries contained within the rocky outcrops. The isolated coastline boasts more than 2,633 islands, extensive mangrove forests, wild rivers and important seabird breeding colonies. It is a national biodiversity hotspot listed in the top 3.7 percent of least impacted marine environments worldwide. Join Ponant on a refined adventure to this unique part of the world, right in our own `backyard`.

SINGLE PR5 Prestige Balcony from $21,995*

AUSTRALIA`S UP-NORTH & OUT-BACK Fly, Cruise, Rail & Stay package includes:

  • One way economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Broome inc taxes
  • One way shuttle bus transfer from Broome airport to hotel
  • 1 nights accommodation in Broome with breakfast
  • One way shuttle bus transfer from Broome hotel to port
  • 10 night Kimberley 2018 Expedition cruise aboard L`Austral from Broome to Darwin including: All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation) | Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner | Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) | Evening entertainment and events | Room service 24h (special selection) | Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team | Zodiac excursions | Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable) | Port taxes
  • One way shuttle bus transfer from Darwin port to hotel
  • 1 nights accommodation at the Hilton Darwin with breakfast
  • One way shuttle bus transfer from Darwin hotel to train station
  • 3 night Expedition Train journey aboard The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide in a Gold Twin or Gold Single cabin featuring: For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day | For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage | Power outlets in cabin | In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available | All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant | All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages | All-inclusive Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • One way transfer from train station to airport, Adelaide
  • One way economy class airfare** from Adelaide to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single), in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (21Jul17). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2017 rates/schedules and are subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior, at which time they are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Ships gratuities are not included and paid onboard directly to cruise line. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest. Offer ends 30Nov17 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale and is subject to availability at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory and not included in package price.

15 nights From AU $14,995 per person, twin share