Jules Boult is an award winning blues singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist. Jules’ musical career has taken him across Australia, the United States and Europe. Since 2011 he has released five albums to critical acclaim and been awarded a coveted Australian Blues Music Award. From 2015 to 2019 Jules toured the US annually, from New Orleans to New York, via the Mississippi delta, performing and recording with various musicians, including Kermit Ruffins, Mississippi John Horton, and The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Indian Pacific is one of the great railway journeys of the world, travelling across the continent from Sydney to Perth or reverse. On the way, see the desert wilderness of the Nullarbor Plain, the mining town of Broken Hill and the fine city of Adelaide. Gold Service offers you a sleeper cabin that is a three-seater lounge during the day, which converts to two beds during the evening. The restaurant car serves fine food carefully prepared. The Gold Kangaroo lounge offers an ideal place to socialise with other travellers. The Gold Service includes all meals and beverages along with a fantastic selection of Off Train Experiences showcasing the highlights along the rail route. Your train journey through Australia will be made even more comfortable with service from the hospitality attendant including fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries.
Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day.
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.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Wednesday 26 October 2022 Sydney/Indian Pacific
Travel on the Indian Pacific, from Sydney to Perth - one of the world’s great train journeys. More than 3 million guests have already enjoyed this epic 3 day/3 night journey. Departing in the afternoon, the train takes you through the majestic Blue Mountains as you enjoy one of the Indian Pacific’s signature dining experiences. Evening: Enjoy an exclusive welcome aboard drinks party & blues jam session (if possible), hosted by Jules Boult. (D)
DAY 2 Thursday 27 October 2022 Broken Hill & Adelaide
Morning: Arrive in Broken Hill, an iconic mining town in the far west of outback NSW. On your included Off Train Excursion, enjoy Broken Hill’s impressive heritage buildings, including the Trades Hall, the Palace Hotel, the Post Office (with its recognisable clock tower), & the ornate Town Hall Façade. Back on-board, enjoy a traditionally cooked Australian breakfast in the Indian Pacific’s Queen Adelaide Restaurant. By the time your next meal is served, you’ll be well into South Australia and travelling by the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. On arrival in Adelaide, you have a choice of the following included Off Train Excursions: (1) tour of the city of Adelaide; (2) visit Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal); (3) visit the Adelaide Hills, including the ‘German’ village of Hahndorf. Indian Pacific departs Adelaide at approx. 9.40pm. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Friday 28 October 2022 Cook & Nullarbor
Wake up to the raw beauty of the Nullarbor Plain. Take some time to reflect on the Nullarbor’s changing landscape as you enjoy a delicious breakfast. If possible, on today’s journey, Jules Boult will lead another acoustic blues jam session. Make sure you bring your instruments (& voices) on board, so you can join in! Afternoon: The train stops in Cook (S.A.). You will have time to explore this remote outback ghost town. Evening: Step off the train in the remote settlement of Rawlinna (W.A.) for a fine outback roast dinner under the stars. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 Saturday 29 October 2022 Perth
This afternoon we arrive in Perth. Transfer to our hotel. Evening: Free time for you to explore the inner suburban area around our hotel (East Perth). Or you may like to visit The Ellington Jazz Club, in Perth, for some outstanding jazz or blues music (optional). Overnight: Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Hotel, Perth. (B,L)
DAY 5 Sunday 30 October 2022 Perth
Morning: Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Perth. See the Governor’s Residence, Parliament House, Perth University, and Perth’s impressive new 60,000 seat multi-purpose stadium (currently called Optus Stadium). Visit Kings Park & the Botanic Garden (containing over 2,000 plants) & learn about W.A.’s amazing wildflowers. Visit Perth’s famous Cottesloe Beach, before returning to our hotel. Afternoon: Free time. Evening: Enjoy an evening of blues music, at the Duke of George Hotel, in Fremantle, with Jules Boult and His Redeemers. The Duke of George Hotel is a renowned blues/jazz venue. (B)
DAY 6 Monday 31 October 2022 Perth/Fremantle
Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Fremantle, including a visit to The Roundhouse (originally a prison; oldest building in WA). Also visit the bronze statue of the late Bon Scott (lead singer, AC/DC). Enjoy guided tour of historic Fremantle Prison (a World Heritage site), and visit the outstanding W.A. Shipwrecks Museum. Afternoon: Free time in Fremantle. You may like to visit The Record Finder, an excellent 2nd hand record store at 43 High St., Fremantle, with lots of blues records/CDs. Open from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Evening: Enjoy a fish ‘n’ chips/seafood dinner at Fremantle’s Clancy’s Fish Pub, where we will enjoy a special performance by excellent local sea shanty group, The Lost Quays. (B)
DAY 7 Tuesday 1 November 2022 Albany
Today we travel from Fremantle to Albany, an historic port city on W.A.’s south coast. Albany is the oldest European settlement in Western Australia and was, for many years, a major whaling station. On arrival in Albany enjoy a short panoramic tour of the town before checking into our accommodation. Overnight: Ace Accommodation Motel, Albany. (B)
DAY 8 Wednesday 2 November 2022 Albany
Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Albany. Visit the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial and Padre White Lookout, at the top of Mount Clarence. The lookout provides stunning views of King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour and the city centre of Albany. Also visit the excellent National ANZAC Centre, which honours the ANZACS of the First World War. It overlooks the harbour from which 41,000 Australian and New Zealand service men and women departed Australia for W.W.1. Afternoon: Visit The Gap and Natural Bridge (spectacular coastal rock formations), in Torndirrup National Park. Also visit Little Beach, at Two People’s Bay Nature Reserve. Little Beach is regularly voted one of W.A.’s best beaches. Evening: Enjoy a fabulous night of blues music with the Albany Blues Club, at one of Albany’s best music pubs… Six Degrees. (B,D)
Day 9 Thursday 3 November 2022 Pemberton
Today we travel to the inland town of Pemberton, via the coastal towns of Denmark and Walpole. The south-west corner of WA is famous for its giant karri, jarrah, & tingle trees. We will see some amazing tall tree forests today. Stop, for a short break, in Denmark. On the outskirts of Denmark visit Green’s Pool and Elephant Rocks (coastal rocks that look like elephants). We then visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk (optional), in Walpole-Nornalup National Park. The raised, tree-top walkway gives you a bird’s eye view of some of the tallest trees on Earth – W.A.’s majestic tingle trees. For those not wishing to do the tree-top walk, there are excellent walks, amongst the giant trees, at ground level (free of charge). Lunch in Walpole. Afternoon: Visit Shannon National Park, where you will see some of the most beautiful forests of tall trees in W.A. On the outskirts of Pemberton we will visit one of the district’s impressive ‘climbing trees’….the Gloucester Tree (used as a fire lookout tree) or the Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree. Then adjourn to Jaspers Whisky Bar, in Pemberton, for afternoon drinks and a fun-filled blues jam session, with Jules Boult. Please bring your instruments & voices and join in! We will then check into our accommodation. Evening: Enjoy a lovely dinner at our accommodation. Overnight: Forest Lodge Resort, Pemberton. (B,D)
DAY 10 Friday 4 November 2022 Margaret River
Morning: Visit Cape Leeuwin, the most south-westerly point of the Australian continent, where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. See the spectacular Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, mainland Australia’s tallest lighthouse (built 1895). After lunch in the town of Augusta, visit dramatic Jewel Cave (optional) and the beach at Hamelin Bay, where you may see some of the famous Hamelin Bay stingrays. Also visit the Boranup Forest, one of the finest karri forests in WA. Then proceed to the town of Margaret River, located in one of the premium wine-growing regions of the world. Evening: enjoy a fabulous evening of blues music, featuring Jules Boult and His Redeemers, at one of Margaret River’s best music venues. Overnight: Higgins Lane Hotel, Margaret River. (B)
DAY 11 Saturday 5 November 2022 Margaret River
Morning: Visit the award-winning Margaret River Farmers’ Market. Apart from fabulous fresh food, wine, etc., some of the region’s outstanding local musicians may be busking at this market. After attending the market you will have free time to explore the town, and go shopping, at your leisure. Afternoon: Enjoy a coach tour of the wine-growing region for which Margaret River is famous. Visit one of the region’s excellent wineries, Brown Hill Estate, for an introductory talk and wine tasting. Evening: Enjoy an End of Tour Dinner, at the Margaret River Brewhouse. Jules (and special guest) will perform, taking us on a journey though the blues. (B,WineTasting,D)
DAY 12 Sunday 6 November 2022 Departure
Heading back to Perth we visit the cities of Busselton (see the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere) and Bunbury, WA’s second largest city. We may catch a glimpse of Bunbury’s famous bottlenose dolphins. Or arrival at Perth Airport we catch our flights home. (B)
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Tour deposit fully refundable up to 180 days prior to departure
The following activities are ‘optional’, and the entrance, or admission cost is not included in the tour price. (1) Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Cost is approx. $22 per person. We can organise who wants to do this activity, on the tour. (2) Guided tour of Jewel Cave. This is spectacular & highly recommended. Cost is approx. $23.50 p/p. Please indicate if you would like to do this by ticking the tick box on the tour booking form. Travelrite will then add approx. $23.50, p/p, to you invoice.’ (3) A night of jazz or blues music, at the Ellington Jazz Club, in Perth (our 1st night in Perth). We will provide details, including the specific entertainment & cost, by Information Bulletin, in the months leading up to the tour. Those who wish to attend will need to indicate to us, in the months leading up to the tour, so we can make a definite booking. We will explain, then, arrangements for payment.
You can stay on in Perth for only the price of accommodation. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.
Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. The Indian Pacific is operated by Journey Beyond and the train arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in The Indian Pacific brochure 2022. All passengers must complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form and agree to the Indian Pacific terms and conditions.
The tour costs are based on train, general transport and accommodation costs at 1 September 2021. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 60 days of departure from Australia.
Deposit and Payment
A deposit of $700 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a tour confirmation advice will be emailed to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card.
* Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable. Cancellation over 180 days before tour departs the deposit is refundable. Cancellation between 90 and 61 days before departure will result in the loss of the deposit. Cancellation under 60 days before tour departs will result in a loss of all monies paid.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Minimum Tour Numbers
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
Travelrite reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.
There is limited baggage storage available in cabin on The Indian Pacific. Day bags should be packed for your cabin and suitcases stored in the baggage compartment. Full details will be provided prior to departure.
The tour is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/ or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these tours, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by train, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in tours, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/ or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tours. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Indian Pacific passage contract with Journeys Beyond, detailed on the Indian Pacific website. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.
Delays and Unforeseen Events
You engage Travelrite to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $700 for the tour.
Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on the following numbers:
Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.
“One of the best tours we have ever done. Great program and lovely people.”
“Well organised tour that ran smoothly. Very impressed with Wayne Horsburgh, intelligent, talented and caring.”