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The Indian Pacific

             
     

No matter how you choose to travel on The Indian Pacific, rest assured, it’s all class. And no matter what level of service your travel budget permits, you’ll never forget the brilliant service, warm hospitality and the experience of travelling on one of the world’s most famous transcontinental journeys.

     
           

Top Indian Pacific Holidays

Indian Pacific &
Western Australia
Wildflowers

7 nights ex Perth
6 September 2017
from $3,149pp

Indian Pacific,
Perth & Rottnest Island
Complete

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6 nights ex Perth
Select Wednesday
from $2,819​pp

Indian Pacific &
Murray Princess
Discovery

6 nights ex Adelaide
Select Thursdays
from $1,999​pp

 Indian Pacific,
River, Hills, Wine &
Kangaroo Island

6 nights ex Sydney
Select Wednesday
from $1,949​pp

          

The Indian Pacific Journey

             
     

The famous 4,352 kilometre Indian Pacific journey is one of a thousand contrasts, traversing landscapes as diverse as the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains, travelling the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, crossing the barren expanse of the Nullabor Plain and passing by every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between.

Outside your wide-screen picture window, the landscape shifts over and over, revealing hidden secrets, from long abandoned homesteads to the striking wildflowers of Western Australia. Quite simply the Indian Pacific journey defines Australia.

     
                     

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The Indian Pacific Adventures

       
  Sydney to Perth
4 days and 3 nights, 4352 km.
Off Train Excursions: Broken Hill & Adelaide (extended) or Barossa Valley.
Short Stop: Rawlinna
Perth to Sydney
4 days and 3 nights, 4352 km.
Off Train Excursions: Kalgoorlie, Adelaide & Broken Hill
Short Stop: Cook
 
       
  Sydney to Adelaide
or vice versa

2 days and 1 night, 1693 km.
Off Train Excursion: Broken Hill
Adelaide to Perth
or vice versa

3 days and 2 nights, 2650km
Off Train Excursion: Kalgoorlie
 
       

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Off Train Excursions

             
     

Traversing this great continent on The Indian Pacific you’ll pass through the most spectacular terrains, famous cities, historic towns and well-known landmarks. But when the train stops, your off-the-beaten track adventure begins, and you gain new insights into the people, culture and geographical wonders that shape Australia coast to coast. And the best news is, they’re included in the fare for Platinum and Gold Service guests.

     
                     

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Adelaide

             
     

A morning in Adelaide lets you explore the city including the beautiful buildings that line the cultural boulevard of North Terrace and the iconic Adelaide Oval.

Alternatively, awake your senses with a tasting tour at the Central Markets, a bustling world-famous fresh produce market that has been a local favourite for 140 years.

     
                     

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Explore Kalgoorlie

         
   

The discovery of gold in the 1890s led to a population explosion as fortune seekers descended on the region to seek their fortune. Today Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest regional city in Western Australia and thankfully still retains that sense of adventure and the spirit of the early gold rush days.

   
         

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Exploring Broken Hill

         
   

Broken Hill is a classic outback mining town with wide streets and a pub on every corner. You’ll explore the beauty of the Silver City and discover the history of mining that has made the town what it is today. Artistic culture also abounds in this town where the late artist Pro Hart called home.

   
         

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Cook - Short Stop

             
     

Explore this old railway town, once a thriving community boasting a school, swimming pool, general store and housing for 200 locals. Now virtually abandoned, you can use the self guided map provided to walk around the town and explore at your own pace.

     
                     

Rawlinna - Short Stop

             

 

 

 

Step off the train and kick up your heels under brilliant desert skies on the Nullarbor Plain with your newfound travel friends, while enjoying a traditional Outback lamb roast dinner.
 

     
                     

Luxury is just not an option – it’s essential and all-inclusive.

             
     

Travelling Platinum or Gold Service on The Indian Pacific the luxury facilities and warm hospitality is all-inclusive, so you’ll never have to reach for your credit card once onboard. Everything is included from gourmet meals to your drinks and snacks and Off Train Excursions.

     
                     

Platinum Service

             
     

Platinum Service is the ultimate all-inclusive indulgence, elevating this world-class journey to well beyond expectations.  It’s luxury all the way including deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Club and Outback Explorer Lounge.

Your ultra spacious Platinum cabins (almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin) features a deluxe private lounge with a table and two ottomans. At night, your cabin ingeniously converts into a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds. Your ensuite with shower and toilet is packed with features including complimentary premium Australian toiletries.

When you’re ready to indulge in a true culinary expedition, the Platinum Club offers exquisite regionally-inspired cuisine featuring the finest ingredients and the deft touch of our creative chefs. You’ll enjoy three magnificent 5 course meals a day: full or continental breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and a la carte dinners, with a selection of fine Australian wines, or other beverages to accompany all meals.

Outside your wide-screen picture window, the landscape shifts over and over, revealing hidden secrets, from long abandoned homesteads to the striking wildflowers of Western Australia. Quite simply the Indian Pacific journey defines Australia.

     
                     

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Gold Service

             
     

With room to stretch out and all the luxury comforts, Gold Service is The Indian Pacific’s most popular service where the Outback Explorer Lounge and the Queen Adelaide Restaurant become your playgrounds on wheels.  Share travel tales and make new friends in the Lounge and then enjoy all-inclusive dining complete with Australian wines, beers and beverages in the Restaurant next door.

Then when you’re ready for some quiet time, retreat to your comfortable private sleeper cabin with ensuite.  In Gold Twin the three-seater day lounge converts to upper and lower berths for a comfortable night’s sleep. While in Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities are located at the end of the carriage

     
                     

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The History of the Indian Pacific

             

 

 

 

Your journey aboard The Indian Pacific will ignite all five senses and when it comes to your taste buds, rest assured, they’ll be having the time of their lives as well.

The history of the Indian Pacific can be traced back to the early 1900s when the colonies of Australia sought federation at the end of the 19th Century. The colony of Western Australia was lured to join this new nation with the promise of a transcontinental railway, linking the isolated west with the eastern colonies.

At the time a skeleton rail link extended from the east to the west coasts of Australia except for a 1996 kilometre gap between Kalgoorlie and Port Augusta.

In October 1917 two construction teams, one starting from Port Augusta and the other from Kalgoorlie met to join the lines on the Nullarbor Plain. It was the longest rail line ever built as a single project in Australia, taking five years to complete using pick and shovel, carthorse and camel.

On 25 October 1917, the first eastbound passenger train, the Transcontinental Express, departed Kalgoorlie for Port Augusta, but the different rail gauges meant guests had to change trains several times along the journey.

It wasn’t until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail line from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean was created when the standard gauge railway line across Australia was completed. The first unbroken journey of the new Indian Pacific left Sydney Central Station on 23 February 1970 beginning a new era of one of the most famous rail journeys in the world.

     
                     

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Food and Beverages

             

 

 

 

Your journey aboard The Indian Pacific will ignite all five senses and when it comes to your taste buds, rest assured, they’ll be having the time of their lives as well.

Dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant is a feast of culinary delights. The talented, passionate chefs and their team give new meaning to regionally-inspired cuisine, taking it to a whole new level by presenting dishes that feature the flavours found in the regions that you pass through as you dine.

The Indian Pacific’s culinary team works very closely with local suppliers, farmers and providores to source the best quality local ingredients. The menu changes every day and features dishes from much loved classics to innovative dishes that celebrate the taste of Australia.

To complement your meal, premium Australian wines, beers, base spirits and soft drinks are served. Time to sit back and loosen your belt.

     

The Symbol of an epic journey 

             

 

 

 

The Indian Pacific adopted Australia’s largest eagle, the Wedge-tail Eagle to be its unique symbol. The Wedge-tail’s massive two metre wingspan reflects the epic span of this trans continental train.

     
             

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