Journey Beyond has officially launched 2025 offerings, giving agents the opportunity to book clients on popular Outback Spirit itineraries, iconic train journeys, and staycations at the exquisite Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef.
Accompanying the launch is a brand-new eastbound Indian Pacific itinerary with an additional night on-train, creating a five-day, four-night journey from Perth to Sydney.
Guests are invited to traverse the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The extended 2025 itinerary includes new off-train Experiences and enhancements that reimagine crossing the continent by train.
Your clients will soak in Australia’s breathtaking landscapes witnessing boundless stretches of the Nullabor Plains, the breathtaking grandeur of the Blue Mountains and the serene beauty of South Australia’s vineyards.
Guests will enjoy immersive experiences at Kalgoorlie, Cook, the Barossa Valley, Broken Hill, and the Blue Mountains, each stop a gateway to discovery and enchantment. In South Australia, a new chapter awaits with a signature dining affair at Seppeltsfield Winery — a culinary delight set against the backdrop of sheer Barossa Valley beauty.
Furthermore, Journey Beyond’s new level of service, Gold Premium, will be available on The Ghan and Great Southern in 2024, and the Indian Pacific in 2025.
Gold Premium is a class that sits between Gold and Platinum and features premium inclusions paired with contemporary Australian cabin and carriage designs, incorporating a ‘true sense of place’. Guests have access to luxe extras including luxurious soft linen and silk eye masks, exclusive amenities and services that will elevate their journey to a whole new level such as: priority check-in, generous luggage allowance, Off Train Experience preferences, and exclusive access to the newly designed Gold Premium dining carriage and Gold Premium Lounge.
Guests can also enjoy an array of premium Australian wines, beers, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages whilst relaxing in the comfort of stylish leather banquettes, swivel chairs, and mood lighting that will ignite the ‘romance of rail’. Full breakfasts, two-course regionally inspired lunches and four-course dinners featuring local ingredients are served within this elegant space.
Journey Beyond is also thrilled to share a pre-released collection of Outback Spirit itineraries for travel in 2025. Outback Spirit like to keep things personal and favour small group travel, ranging from 12-26 people, your clients adventure will be one without the crowds so they can truly immerse themselves in every experience. Providing a sense of place, the immersive itineraries feature tailored regional experiences and unsurpassed access to remote regions of Australia, inspiring a deeper connection to country. Then, they’ll go further.
With an award-winning fleet, exclusive accommodation and passionate local guides who put their soul into everything they do, Outback Spirit introduces guests to an Australia others rarely see. Catch wild barramundi in some of Australia’s most pristine waters, explore ancient rock art and experience this magnificent country in ways never imagined.
Everything is covered in Outback Spirit’s all-inclusive 4WD small group adventures. Your clients will stay in accommodation that is representative of the places they are explorin, meaning exclusive stays that immerse them in the stunning natural environment. Whether it’s a safari camp nestled in the far-off corners of Seven Spirit Bay, or a seaside resort, they will stay in the best available accommodation to truly take in the sights and scenes.
Accommodation offerings mirror the essence of the destinations explored, offering exclusive stays that immerse guests in the captivating natural surroundings. From secluded safari camps and tranquil seaside stays, guests are invited to fully embrace the breathtaking landscapes and local allure.
They will also enjoy locally sourced gourmet meals and outback fine dining experiences, from breakfast on the Arafura Swamp, to dinner under a shimmering blanket of stars as the colours of the outback transform from day to night. Many stays will include onsite restaurants that overlook magnificent scenery. And of course, there will be beverages to accompany the views too.
Your clients will cover an incredible distance on an adventure with Outback Spirit, roads less travelled are some of the most spectacular, but can be rough, rugged, and often unsealed. Thankfully, they will travel onboard a fleet of all-terrain Mercedes-Benz 4WDs which provide unparalleled access to even the most remote parts of this country in total comfort. Guests can stretch out, relax and savour the special Journey Beyond moments with ultimate peace of mind.
Outback Spirit prides itself on providing authentic passion and expertise. When exploring a country rich with history, a place where stories can be found at every turn, your clients want someone who can help bring it all to life. Outback Spirit’s expert guides are ‘salt of the earth people’ who live and breathe this country. Their passion is infectious. As they take guests through tropical rainforests and wild mountain ranges, they won’t miss a thing.
Outback Spirit packages on sale include the 13-day Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure, diving into the unspoiled spiritual Top End; a range of tours exploring the spectacular Kimberley; and two tours in the Pilbara and South West that showcase the southern highlights of Western Australia. Outback Spirit’s Red Centre touring, now called Red Centre Explorer, is also extending to eight days, giving guests more time to dive deeper into the spiritual heart of the country. As well as the Sounds of Silence dinner and Field of Light experience, guests will also experience the new Wintjiri Wiru Sunset Dinner. This magical cultural storytelling experience uses choreographed drones, lasers and projections to illuminate the night sky. It tells the ancient Mala story in lights to a traditional Inma soundtrack, with narration in the local Pitjantjatjara language. An outstanding experience that is not to be missed.
If your clients would like to combine two exceptional travel experiences, Journey Beyond offers packages for selected rail and Outback Spirit tours. Packages paired perfectly with The Ghan and all-inclusive touring with Outback Spirit include the Red Centre Spectacular, the Ultimate Territory Tour, and a new pairing of The Ghan with Outback Spirit’s Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure tour, called Arnhem Land Adventure.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef has also launched its 2025 season. This all-inclusive luxury eco-safari camp is nestled amongst the dunes alongside the largest fringing World Heritage-listed coral reef in the world. Completely off the grid out in the wilderness, wake up with the sun from an eco-luxury safari tent, peeking out to the pristine turquoise waters of the coral reef just metres away. Relax in a hammock with a book, laze on the beach, and enjoy the beauty and isolation that is Sal Salis.
If something more adventurous takes your clients fancy, they can kayak, paddle board and snorkel just off the camp, with more than 500 species of colourful fish and 250 coral types, hike through the spectacular Cape Range National Park, or join the experience that’s made Ningaloo Reef famous worldwide – swimming with magnificent whale sharks and humpback whales.
After swimming with Ningaloo Reef’s colourful creatures, it’s time for guests to reflect on this soul-filling experience as they make their way to the lodge and raise a glass over a range of delectable and creative canapes. But the adventure doesn’t end when the sun goes down. At Sal Salis, something
really special happens at night. Not just delighting in chef prepared meals and beverages from a select open bar. Guests enjoy dinner with uninterrupted views of the Milky Way, and then allow the soft glow of solar-lit lanterns guide the way back to their tent, as they soulfully experience the natural illumination of the stars. Sheer beauty that, even after the longest day, keeps you awake and wide-eyed. Luxury as nature intended.
With the Sal Salis season on sale earlier than ever before, this provides an opportunity to book early and secure preferred travel dates.
With Journey Beyond’s pillars of rail journeys, touring, cruises, camps, lodges, and attractions, they know Australia’s experiences are unique and iconic, and bring them to life. The full suite of Journey Beyond’s iconic brands will launch early 2024. Visit www.journeybeyond.com to view the full collection and plan an experience that will take the amazing and turn it into breathtaking.