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Journeys : Aug Sep 2010
* 'Save up to' price based on adult Gold Service fare. Fares based on twin share per person with single supplements applicable. Offer available for bookings from 01 May 2010 to 31 August 2010 for travel from 01 September 2010 to 31 December 2010. Hotel surcharges may apply to event period dates. Wildflowers are seasonal and viewing cannot be guaranteed. All fares include fuel price surcharge, and will be subject to availability at the time of booking. Through or stopover fares not applicable with any holiday package unless otherwise specified. Concession fares are valid for Australian citizens only. †From price based on pension fare per person, twin share, Adelaide to Perth or vice versa. To receive concessional fares Great Southern Rail is required to confirm your eligibility at the time of booking and travel for the concession electronically with Centrelink. If you do not want this to happen you will need to contact Centrelink to obtain a Pension Concession Letter as proof of your eligibility for the concession and provide this directly to Great Southern Rail before the concession can be given. Offer not available in conjunction with the Great Southern Rail Seniors Concession Travel Card or any other offer except $99 - $299 Motorail offer. All fares and timetables are subject to change without notice. All fares quoted in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply. For general terms and conditions of carriage please visit greatsouthernrail.com.au. Travel Agent License No.TTA164190. 01410CDBS The Wildflowers of the West for a whole lot less. For further information please call 1300 368 111 or contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch: Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport, Launceston, Hobart - Collins St, Hobart - Murray St, Glenorchy, Rosny, Kingston. Each spring, nature goes wild in the West, carpeting Western Australia with over 12,000 species of wildflowers. Right now the mighty Indian Pacific offers you an ideal way to travel to the West with savings of up to $400 per person on your Gold Service rail fare. People come from all over the world to see Western Australia's wildflowers, and the Indian Pacific - truly one of the world's great rail journeys - is the most comfortable and relaxing way to cross Australia to experience their beauty. Choose from the packages available through Great Southern Rail or put your savings towards creating your own wildflower holiday experience. SAVE ON GREAT PACKAGES LIKE: Southern Wildflowers Tour • Rail travel aboard the Indian Pacifc in Gold Service • 2 nights accommodation at Crowne Plaza Per th • 3 day Southern Wildfower To u r featuring highlights of Dwellingup, Busselton, Augusta, Margaret River, Mandurah and Fremantle Packages from $2,235pp† History was made when the Indian Pacific departed Sydney Central Station on the first direct rail journey across the continent, forty years ago. The train was celebrated as a symbol of nationhood, the first solid connection between the colonies of the east and the isolated west coast. Never before had the 4348-kilometre transcontinental jour ney been made in a single trip. Since colonisation, train tracks in each state operated on different gauges, which meant passengers were required to change trains several times during their jour ney -- a complicated and time- consuming process. The Indian Pacific's first jour ney across the continent on a coordinated single gauge track represented more than an improved rail route -- it was seen as a defining act of national unification. The achievement was celebrated across the country, with tens of thousands of people lining the track to witness the maiden journey. Over the last 40 years the Indian Pacific has earned its reputation as one of the world's greatest train journeys. Each year, tens of thousands of local and inter national tourists board the Indian Pacific on the jour ney of a lifetime. Many are so passionate about the iconic train that they repeat the jour ney time and time again. The Indian Pacific provides a rare window into the Outback of Australia; from the Blue Mountains, with their forests, cliffs and spectacular valley views, through the Great Dividing Range, the salt lakes and sand dunes of South Australia and a passage over the longest stretch of straight rail track in the world, 478 kilometres across the Nullarbor Plain. But the Australian experience does not merely pass by from the window of the train. Guests have the opportunity to explore historic tow ns along the route, such as Broken Hill, Kalgoorlie, Adelaide and the remote outback tow n of Cook, which boasts a population of four. Exploring these famous Outback tow ns give an appreciation of the remoteness and rich history of outback Australia. Train travel is all about the experience rather than the destination and this is particularly true of a journey on the Indian Pacific. The Indian Pacific has taken its place among the great trains of history and will continue to showcase the beauty and diversity of Australia for generation s to come. For bookings and enquiries, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. The mighty Indian Pacific celebrates 40 years 71 August / September 2010
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