The Indian Pacific is one of Australia’s iconic rail journeys, a comfortable, stylish, all-inclusive way to travel this great country and experience some of its interior landscape and natural wonders. Named for the two oceans it travels between on its transcontinental crossing, the Indian Pacific runs between Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth, covering a distance of 4352 kilometres over three nights and four days.
This legendary train journey gives guests the opportunity to follow the epic trail carved out by bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors, and historic adventurers. Travellers can choose to journey from Sydney to Perth or vice versa. Although the train runs on the same line, each direction offers quite different excursions from outback towns to wineries, breathtaking mountains to massive mining operations.
Whichever direction you choose to travel on the Indian Pacific Rail Journey, you’ll encounter wonderful people, places, and culture along the way. As well as the ever-changing scenery from your window, there are off-train experiences at many interesting destinations.
Heading from Perth, the train calls into the township of Kalgoorlie. There’s a fascinating night tour of Hannan's North Tourist Mine and a visit to the Super Pit which is so large it can be seen from space!
If taking the Indian Pacific Rail journey from Sydney to Perth, a stop at Broken Hill offers a drag show at the Palace Hotel where scenes from Priscilla Queen of the Desert were filmed.
In Adelaide, enjoy a progressive breakfast at Central Market or visit the Barossa Valley wine region. In the Blue Mountains walk the Scenic Skyway with spectacular views of the famous Three Sisters, then onto the Jamison Valley and Katoomba Falls.
Most people book an Indian Pacific rail trip to relax in comfort, knowing everything for their holiday has been considered and included in the fare including off-train experiences and on-train indulgences such as world-class food and wine.
The Indian Pacific offers two classes of service – Gold and Platinum. Gold offers twin or single cabins to relax, recharge or ready yourself for one of the fabulous onboard and off-train experiences.
The Outback Explorer Lounge is the place to make new friends over a glass of wine or barista-made coffee. The Queen Adelaide Restaurant serves generous breakfasts, two-course lunches, and three-course dinners, with all beverages included.
The Platinum service adds another level of luxury to the Indian Pacific journey with private transfers before and after, spacious, stylish cabins, personalised service, exclusive access to the Platinum Club carriage… and more, making your holiday an exceptional experience.
The Indian Pacific train journey tour runs over four days and three nights – a total of 65 hours. Guests can also opt to join this iconic train journey for shorter trips from Adelaide to Perth or Sydney to Adelaide.
Yes! All restaurant-quality meals, onboard beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as off-train experiences are included in the ticket price. Guests may choose to purchase additional items onboard or do personal shopping at the various stops along the way.
From September 2020, as part of a $12 million refurbishment, the number of carriages on the Indian Pacific increased from 29 to 36, extending the length of the train from 750 metres to around 880 metres. The number of passengers at capacity is currently 260, plus crew.
Yes! The Indian Pacific entertainment includes either a solo artist or a duo who perform both on and off the train throughout the journey.
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