Indian Pacific, Indian Pacific tours - Photo
Indian Pacific, Indian Pacific tours - Photo
Indian Pacific, Indian Pacific holidays - Photo
Indian Pacific - Photo

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Sydney to Perth or v.v

Three nights and four days via Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Kalgoorlie, one way, 4,352km. This definitive Australian adventure takes you the breadth of this great Southern land.

Sydney to Adelaide or v.v

One night and two days via Broken Hill, one way, 1,693km. From mountains to mallee to sparkling coast, this two day journey has it all.

Adelaide to Perth or v.v

Two nights and three days via Cook and Kalgoorlie, one way, 2,659km. Make your way from one great capital city to another, experiencing the tremendous beauty that lies between.

Off Train Excursions

Traversing the breadth of Australia by train, you’ll pass through some of this country’s most spectacular terrains, famous cities, historic towns and well-known landmarks.

This provides the perfect opportunity to gain new insights into the people, culture and geographical wonders that shape this great land. Ironically one of the most rewarding aspects of a holiday on the Indian Pacific is getting off the beaten track.

Out West you can take in all of Perth’s major attractions, from the beautiful upper reaches of the Swan River to the Kings Park Botanical Gardens along with an introductory tour of Perth itself. You’ll visit Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert with its imposing mystical limestone pillars.

Steeped in Australian history and home of the late artist Pro Hart, Broken Hill makes a great place to dismount and visit several iconic locations. And further South in Adelaide, you’ll make your way from the magnificent St. Peter’s Cathedral past the newly revamped Adelaide Oval to the bustling Central Market where you’ll find exceptional wine and produce from the famed Barossa Valley region.

To Sydney! From a coffee cruise on the most famous of harbours to an action packed day of sightseeing in the city, this is one trip you may want to pack a little extra shopping money for.

Levels of Service

Platinum Service

Platinum Service offers guests the most luxurious transcontinental holiday Australia has to offer. Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations.

The first thing you’ll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you’ll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.

PLATINUM FEATURES

  • Full-size en suite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary Australian bathroom amenities
  • Lockable door, power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Platinum Service transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 50km of the terminal
  • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 75kg luggage allowance per guest (3 × 25kg each).

Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the Platinum Club Car where an all inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. The seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet.

Platinum and Gold Service fare includes hearty breakfasts, two course lunches and three course dinners. Vegetarian, children’s and limited special dietary meals are available when you make your booking. You may also choose to complement your meal with a selection of wines and beverages included in your fare.

Gold Service

Through the big screen window of your cosy, well-appointed cabin, you’ll watch tremendous secrets unfold as the train transports you from one end of the continent to the other. Spend hours deep in conversation with a travelling partner or lose yourself in a lifetime of thoughts. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage.

With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Ghan and Indian Pacific. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.

GOLD FEATURES

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For 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
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
  • Luggage allowance is 50kg per guest
  • Complimentary Shuttle bus transfers available in Darwin to selected hotels in the city centre. Please click here for details.
  • During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. You’ll also enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.

Feeling peckish? Step out of your spacious cabin and into the exclusive, classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car where an all inclusive menu is prepared by on-board chefs using fresh local fare. The seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet.

dates & pricing

Click here to download the 2017/2018 Fares and Timetable pdf.

Click here to download the 2018/2019 Fares and Timetable pdf.

Highlights & inclusions

Stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round, you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world.

This is a journey defined by contrast, encompassing the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullabor and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. Outside your window, the landscape shifts over and over, revealing hidden secrets, from long abandoned homesteads of the Nullarbor to the marvellously resilient wildflowers of Western Australia. With all of its variance, this is the definitive Australia.

From inside and outside your cabin, you’ll touch and be touched by the vast beauty of this magnificent country – the textures, the light, the unimaginable hues. And alighting from this iconic coast-to-coast journey, you’ll be far richer for the experience.

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