72 Hours on board the Indian Pacific Train

Traverse the continent on this epic train trip between Sydney and Perth, exploring Australia's Outback in style. 72 Hours on board the Indian Pacific Train
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72 hours on board the Indian Pacific Train

Traverse the continent on this epic train trip between Sydney and Perth, exploring Australia's Outback in style.


By Alissa Jenkins

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Get a glimpse into Broken Hill's rich art history
  • Sample some of South Australia's finest food and wine
  • Witness the otherworldly landscape of the Nullarbor Plain
     

FAST FACTS:

Time: 4 Days
Distance: 4352 Kilometres (2704 Miles)
Transport: Train
Nearest Major City: Sydney
Price: $$$$

Few train journeys are as epic as the Indian Pacific. From Sydney on Australia's east coast across the entire continent to Perth in the west, it passes through landscapes as varied as the spectacular Blue Mountains and the endless flat, otherworldly stretches of the Nullarbor Plain. Expect comfortable cabins, excellent food and fascinating day trips, which differ on the return route.

DAY 1: SYDNEY TO OUTBACK NEW SOUTH WALES

Outback Explorer Lounge,
Indian Pacific, Adelaide,
South Australia

Afternoon
Board at Sydney's Central Station and settle into your cabin, where you'll spend the afternoon taking in the scenery as it transforms from skyscrapers and traffic lights to the forested valleys and sandstone cliffs of the stunning Blue Mountains. Your on-board radio includes an audio commentary option.

Evening
As the sun sets behind mountain ranges you will begin to enter the more arid regions of New South Wales, characterised by hardy mulga (a small native Australian tree) and vast plains. After dinner in the dining car, meet fellow guests in the Outback Explorer Lounge for a welcome drink.

DAY 3: NULLARBOR PLAIN TO RAWLINNA

Off-track dinner, Rawlinna,
Western Australia

Morning
You’ll be greeted at sunrise by the striking, raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin for "no trees", this vast Outback plain has bewildered and inspired generations of Australians and visitors alike. A seemingly endless expanse of rusty earth and hardy Outback shrubs, the Nullarbor covers 200,000 square kilometres (77,000 square miles) of South Australia and Western Australia and is considered a "bucket list"' experience. 

Afternoon
Having entered Western Australia, celebrate crossing Australia's most famous plain with a special dinner in the remote outpost of Rawlinna. Here Platinum and Gold Service guests are invited to disembark and partake in a traditional lamb roast dinner under the bright stars of the Outback sky. Surrounded by nothing but vast sheep stations (the nearest town, Kalgoorlie, is more than 400 kilometres, or 250 miles away), this is one alfresco dining experience to remember.

DAY 4: OUTBACK WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO PERTH

Indian Pacific, Adelaide,
South Australia

Morning
The scenery transforms again as the Indian Pacific continues through the picturesque Avon Valley, a patchwork of rolling hills and winding streams. After passing fertile farmland and the occasional hot air balloon, the journey nears the end as Perth's outer city limits come into view.

Afternoon
After three days hurtling across the Australian continent from Sydney, the Indian Pacific route culminates at the East Perth Terminal, with transfers to your accommodation. To introduce you to this laid-back, beach-loving city, there is the option to extend your experience with a guided excursion around Perth's greatest attractions, from Subiaco's trendy boutiques to the WACA Cricket GroundParliament House and Barracks Arch.

MAKE YOUR TRIP HAPPEN

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