With its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem symbolising the scope, range and significance of each epic journey, the Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, passes through arid deserts and goldfields, rocky valleys and subtropical savannahs on its transcontinental crossings. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney on a spectacular 4352km crossing.
There’s no better way to experience the spectacular interior landscape of Australia than by the romance of rail. Choose from one of the following Indian Pacific journeys for the foundation of your adventure.
PERTH TO SYDNEY
Day 1 - Check in at the Doubletree by Hilton Waterfront for your 4 night stay in Perth. Breakfast is included daily.
Day 2 - Today you will join a Freemantle City Explorer tour. Starting in Perth, the tour takes in all major attractions of the revitalised Perth CBD, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground (WACA), newly opened Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Mint. Then it’s on to Kings Park Botanical Gardens, where you will have time to experience a walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway or take in the stunning views from the war memorial back over the City Skyline. Continue through to the affluent Western Suburbs of Perth, known as Millionaire’s Row before reaching Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles. Travel on into historic Fremantle viewing the impressive facades of this heritage listed city including a brief stop before returning to Perth. You will then have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Ask your adviser for their top pick of Perth restaurants.
Day 3 - Today is the day you head to Margaret River, Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin. Travelling south you head towards the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. Indulge in a lunch of local Margaret River produce with complimentary beer and cider tastings at one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries. Continue south for a visit to a local winery. Next head out to explore Mammoth Cave on a guided tour. Pass through the stunning Boranup Forest and be awestruck at the size of these massive Karri trees. Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans. Make a brief stop in the township of Margaret River where you have free time to stroll the main street. Travel back towards Perth with an opportunity to purchase dinner along the way.
Day 4 - Today is a day in Perth at leisure.
Day 5 -Your journey from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean begins as you pull away from the platform in Perth mid-morning. Enjoy a modern Australian lunch as you watch the scenery glide by and get to know your fellow travellers. Indulge in a three-course dinner prior to your late evening arrival into Kalgoorlie.
Day 6 - Awake to watch the sunrise unfold across the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Waiting ahead is the charm of the once thriving Nullarbor railway community — now ghost town — of Cook. Another mouth-watering dinner is followed by time to relax with the rhythm of the train in the lounge or your cabin before a restful night’s sleep.
Day 7 - On arrival in Adelaide, you have the choice of a city walking tour (seasonal), a behind-the-scenes experience of Adelaide Oval, a guided walk through Adelaide Central Market, or a coach tour of the city sights.
Day 8 - Wake in the picturesque Blue Mountains. See the majestic Three Sisters at Echo Point and the views at Jamison Valley before completing your journey on our chartered New South Wales rail service (fully hosted by our staff) into Sydney Central Station. Today you will disembark the Indian Pacific, then transfer to your stay at the Hilton Sydney with breakfast.
Day 9 - Today you have the day to enjoy Sydney!
Highlights of the eastbound journey include the mining towns of Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill, a unique outback breakfast experience, the food and wine capital of South Australia (Adelaide) and the magnificent Blue Mountains.
OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCES:
Kalgoorlie: Kalgoorlie encompasses Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the largest regional city in Western Australia. The area still retains that sense of adventure, and the characters of the early gold rush. Discover the region on an Off Train Experience.
Adelaide: Explore the city sights and the beautiful buildings that make up the cultural boulevard of North Terrace. Alternatively, awaken your senses with a tasting tour at the Adelaide Central Market, a bustling fresh produce market that has been a favourite with locals for 140 years.
Broken Hill: Explore the quirkiness of the Silver City with a Priscilla inspired drag show or delve into the artistic culture that also abounds in the area.
Blue Mountains: Disembark at Mount Victoria to discover the picturesque Blue Mountains, known for the rugged landscape and dramatic scenery. You will continue to Sydney Central by a dedicated NSW TrainLink regional passenger service.
Gold Twin Cabin: $5,205 per person
Gold Single Cabin: $5,854 per person
Ask about other cabin types and upgrades to platinum on this service!
*Terms and conditions apply. *Off Train Experiences are subject to changes