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Cruise, Stay & Rail – Perth to Brisbane


Combine stays in Perth and Cairns with an incredible 10-night cruise of northern Australia and Spirit of Queensland rail journey to Brisbane. Cruise to Exmouth, Kuri Bay, Darwin and Port Douglas aboard P&O’s Pacific Explorer. Book early to secure your preferred cabin at great rates for 2023!

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Trip Details:

Pacific Explorer Cruise from Perth to Cairns with Tropical Stay & Spirit of Queensland – 18 days

This exciting voyage cruises around northern Australia, from Perth to Cairns via Darwin. Then completes the journey on the Spirit of Queensland train to Brisbane!

The holiday kicks off with three nights to discover the great WA capital of Perth, with an included sightseeing tour and time to explore on your own. Then board P&O’s Pacific Explorer in the port city of Fremantle for a magnificent 10-night cruise that spends full days in Exmouth, Kuri Bay, Darwin and Port Douglas.

Pacific Explorer has something on board for everyone! Whiz down waterslides by day, enjoy great restaurants, bars and edgy stage shows at night. When it comes to dining, you are spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in your cruise fare. Or treat yourself to something special at Luke’s, the amazing celebrity chef restaurant with Luke Mangan. Or try the award-winning pizza in 400 Gradi, in partnership with award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny Di Francesco.

After docking in Cairns, enjoy three nights to relax at your boutique resort or tick off those must-see experiences like the Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, with the inclusion of a spectacular day trip.

Then head to Brisbane on the exciting Spirit of Queensland train, that combines modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of long-distance, overnight train travel.

Why you’ll love this cruise & rail holiday:

  • Experience the stylish, yet relaxed Australian designs, of P&O’s popular Pacific Explorer
  • Three nights in both Perth and Cairns to make it an amazing holiday to look forward to
  • Exciting rail journey from Cairns to Brisbane with sleeper berth comforts and meals

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Accommodation –  pre & post cruise accommodation, based on twin share
    • 3 nights Perth – Riverview on Mount Street, standard room
    • 3 nights Cairns – Palm Royale Resort or Cairns Colonial Club, standard room
  • Sightseeing – Perth & Fremantle Day Tour
    • Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge & Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns
  • Cruise – 10 nights North Australia Cruise, one-way Fremantle to Cairns
    • Choice of cabin aboard P&O Pacific Explorer
    • All meals and non-chargeable entertainment on the ship
  • Train – Spirit of Queensland, one-way Cairns to Brisbane
    • Sleeper berth with all meals included

Departs from Perth:

Lowest Price Departure – 15 May 2023
Inside Cabin – from $2,599
Oceanview Cabin – from $3,099
Balcony Cabin – from $3,999

Note: Prices are per person based on twin share. Departures are subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on when you book.

Get the Brochure:

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Click on the button to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra hotel nights Perth and Cairns and check out the amazing prices to upgrade your cruise cabin.

Ask us today about adding flights or more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement from $2000 to have your own hotel rooms and cabin.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid until 30 November 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD).

Prices are correct as of 11 April 2022. The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

P&O Cruise and city stays with rail journey



15 May – Arrive Perth
Upon arrival, make your own way to the hotel for your 3-night stay.

16-17 May – Perth
Time is free to explore at your leisure and discover the highlights of Perth. A day tour is included during the stay to show you the sights of Perth and the historic city of Fremantle.

18 May – Board Pacific Explorer
Check out of your hotel today and make your way to the port in Fremantle to embark on the exciting North Australia cruise to Cairns.

Day 1: Fremantle, Australia – depart 4:00 PM

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Exmouth, Australia – arrive 8:00 AM, depart 4:00 PM

Day 4: At Sea

Day 5: Kuri Bay, Australia – arrive 8:00 AM, depart 5:00 PM

Day 6: At Sea

Day 7: Darwin, Australia – arrive 7:00 AM, depart 4:00 PM

Day 8: At Sea

Day 9: At Sea

Day 10: Port Douglas, Australia – arrive 10:00 AM, depart 7:00 PM

Day 11: Cairns, Australia – arrive 6:00 AM

28 May – Arrive Cairns
Upon arrival, make your own way from the port to the hotel for your three-night stay.

29-30 May – Cairns
Your time is free to explore Cairns and see more of tropical Queensland. During the stay, a day trip is included to Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

31 May – Depart Cairns
Check out of the hotel in the morning and make your way to the train station to board the Spirit of Queensland for an 8.35am departure (time will be confirmed).

There are experiences you can only enjoy on a train. Unwind, relax in the company of others or take some much-deserved me time as you marvel at the incredible scenery. Leave commitments behind and embrace the excitement of what lies around the bend that keeps you focused on the moving lens of your panoramic window.

The Spirit of Queensland offers a range of onboard facilities and amenities to ensure you enjoy a hassle-free trip: in-seat entertainment & service, bed linen, amenities pack, power adapter, galley car, drinking fountain, a unisex shower and toilet in each rail carriage.

1 June – Arrive Brisbane
The Spirit of Queensland pulls into Brisbane’s Roma Street station at 9:20am. The journey comes to an end, but the memories are just beginning!

Please note: The day by day schedule intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, ocean conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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