An epic Australian rail journey from coast to coast
History & culture | Natural world | Rail journey
The Indian Pacific is so named for the two oceans it connects on its three-night, cross-country journey between Perth and Sydney. Covering 4,352-kilometres, it's one of the world's longest and most memorable train journeys. Travelling east from Perth's golden beaches, the train sweeps across the endless landscapes of the Nullabor Plains, calling into remote the Outback town of Kalgoorlie before arriving in Adelaide. Then, after a chance to explore the myriad highlights of South Australia's state capital, you'll continue across some of Australia's most productive farmlands to the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, finally arriving in Sydney.
Settling in among the wood-panelled fineries of your private berth, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the rushing outback from picture windows – scenes brought to life by optional audio commentary. Then, after a day’s exploring, freshen up in your en suite before retiring to cosy upper and lower berths, converted from your three-seater lounge. Alongside the single option, you can upgrade to a ¾ size double bed, complete with TV and DVD player. You’ll also enjoy multi-course fine-dining menus inspired by the destinations you visit, and washed down with a complimentary selection of beers, spirits and Australian wines.
By day, Platinum cabins are configured into a private lounge – host to a table and pair of ottomans – and by night they’re transformed into a luxurious bedroom, with either double or twin beds. Along with the refreshments and delicious breakfasts served in your cabin, guests are also welcomed to the Platinum Club. Here, gourmet dining, premium drinks and endless vistas are served up to an exclusive lounge and leather banquette seating. It’s all dressed in timber accents, brass fittings and quartzite tabletops.
The Indian Pacific - Off Train Excursions
As part of the experience of travelling on one of the world's great rail journeys, guests aboard the Indian Pacific will have the chance to step off the train and experience some of the incredible destinations first hand on a series of specially tailored off-train tours. What's more, they're all included in the cost of a gold or platinum service fare.
Off-train excursions in Broken Hill
The Silver City is Australia's oldest mining town. In 2013, Indian Pacific guests can select between two tours depending on their direction of travel.
The Pro Hart Gallery
This gallery showcases the works of one of Australia's most prominent and beloved artists in a guided tour exclusive to Indian Pacific travellers.
Exclusively for westbound guests
Broken Earth provides an opportunity to enjoy stunning aerial views of Broken Hill over morning tea and access to the Miners' Memorial that marks the town's mining history.
Exclusively for eastbound guests
The Palace Hotel boasts Broken Hill's own Botticelli as well as a vast array of quirky artwork and a colourful history befitting one of the nation's most curious drinking holes. Movie buffs can pull up a bar stool where Australian classic Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was filmed.
Off-train excursions in Adelaide
The South Australian capital is best known for its lush parklands, stunning beaches and relaxed lifestyle which revolves around great food, wine and festivals.
Central Market Tour
This tour includes an exclusive guided walk and tastings at one of the nation's most iconic produce markets, established in 1869.
City Sights Tour
This tour provides an orientation to one of Australia's most beautiful capital cities, taking in Light's Vision, the North Terrace cultural precinct, St Peter's Cathedral, Victoria Square, Haigh's Chocolate Visitors' Centre and the pristine beaches of Glenelg.
Off-train excursions in Cook
Evoking the eerie surrounds of a ghost town, Cook remains one of the most isolated outposts on the Nullarbor Plain. Now only readily accessible by rail, Cook has a population of four and a rich history tied to the Indian Pacific route.
Cook Self-Guided Tour
This self-guided tour lets guests take in the haunting remains of a once-thriving town, including the local school, gaol cells and general store.
Off-train excursions in Kalgoorlie
There are stories aplenty to share in the Outback's biggest mining town, from fascinating goldrush legends to modern-day tales of mining magnates.
Australia's Gold Capital tour
This tour takes guests to Kalgoorlie's Super Pit - the nation's largest open-cut mine. Pan for gold, ride the paddy wagon and get up close to the super-sized dump trucks at Hannan's North Tourist Mine.
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