Indian Pacific Rail Journey
The great trans-continental Indian Pacific showcases Australia’s contrasting landscapes and is a dream for rail enthusiasts, romantics and adventurers.
Suggested route & duration
- Sydney to Perth 3 nights
- Perth to Sydney 3 nights
- Sydney to Adelaide 1 night
- Adelaide to Sydney 1 night
- Perth to Adelaide 2 nights
- Adelaide to Perth 2 nights
The mighty Indian Pacific navigates the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, in style and comfort. This is one of the finest ways to experience the diverse landscapes of Australia, following in the footsteps of legendary gold rush prospectors and bush pioneers. And as well as outstanding views, this classic train showcases the country’s fine local produce.
Sydney to Perth
Say goodbye to the Pacific Ocean as the train trundles out of Sydney, entering the lush heights of the Blue Mountains and crossing into Outback country overnight. Arrive early into the historic mining town of Broken Hill for an inclusive off-train excursion before continuing on to Adelaide. Here you‘ll have the choice of a leisurely walking tour of the city, a trip to the Barossa Valley for visits to boutique wineries, or a ‘foodies’ tour of the Adelaide Hills – whichever you choose, dinner is included off train. For the next 24 hours, you’ll travel the longest leg of the journey across the Nullarbor Plain, arriving in Rawlinna that evening for a traditional Outback dinner under the bright desert stars.
Perth to Sydney
On this eastbound voyage, bid farewell to the Indian Ocean as the train departs Perth, stopping that evening in Kalgoorlie, home to one of the largest open-cut gold mines in the world – The Super Pit. Wake the next day to the vast Nullarbor Plain opening out before your eyes, with only a few kangaroos dotting the landscape. Stretch your legs in the remote ‘ghost town’ of Cook before the train treks across the longest single stretch of track in the world. Arrive in Adelaide for some city exploration then re-board the train to Broken Hill – known as the Silver City and one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases for another off-train excursion. The final stretch of the journey sees you wind your way through the jaw-dropping Blue Mountains en route to Sydney.
A range of immersive off-train excursions are included for Gold Service and Platinum Service guests. Depending on your chosen route, these may include a traditional Outback dinner under the stars, art gallery visits, tasting fine Australian wines in famous wine regions or guided walks.
Good to know
Facilities on board
Gold Service includes Twin cabins with a 3-seater lounge converting to upper and lower berths with compact en-suite facilities. Gold Service cabins include an all-inclusive fare, with hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Beverages including wine and beers are all included in your fare. Upgrade to Platinum Service (spacious cabins with double beds and full en suite) and you’ll also have access to the Platinum Club serving regionally inspired five-course dinners.
These itineraries are partly flexible. You can break your journey in Adelaide for a number of nights, allowing you to explore the Barossa Valley or Kangaroo Island. Please ask your Personal Travel Expert for details of overnight stops and off-train excursions.
Need to know
The Indian Pacific departs weekly on Wednesdays from Sydney and weekly on Sundays from Perth. Guests must be at the terminal at least one hour before train departs. Schedules are subject to change.