The Indian Pacific (Perth - Sydney)

Duration (in days): 4

From: Perth

To: Sydney (or vice versa)



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It’s difficult to think of a better way to appreciate the diversity of Australia than embarking on an epic transcontinental journey aboard the Indian Pacific. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world.

You will journey across the barren expanse of the Nullabor Plain, to lush vineyards and vast goldmines and through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains. From cities of 4 million to ghost towns of just four citizens.

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  • Visit the gold rush town of Kalgoorlie
  • Travel across the vast Nullabor Plain
  • Wander through the abandoned town of Cook
  • Take a city tour of Adelaide or visit the local markets

*Are you a student or backpacker? Discounted rates are available with a student or youth travel card.*


Day 1: Depart Perth

Leaving from Perth you will cross the lush Avon Valley and WA wheat fields before starting the trek across the Nullabor. Your first stop in Kalgoorlie, a traditional Australian gold rush town now home to the extraordinary Super Pit – an open-cut gold mine approximately 3.6km long and 1.6km wide.

There will be on off train excursion to the Super Pit included for passengers on the Gold and Platinum passengers.

Tonight will be spent on board the train.

Day 2: Stop in Cook

This morning you will travel through the vastness of the Nullabor Plain. By the time you are donw with breakfast you will be stepping off at the isolated outpost of Cook, this is a rare opportunity to experience a real life ghost town as you wander through Cook’s abandoned buildings.

Tonight will be spent on board the train.

Day 3: Stop in Adelaide & Broken Hill

This morning your desert views will have made way for the rolling South Australian countryside. You will arrive in Adelaide today where there are two options for off train excursion.

Central Markets – Whet your appetite at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest fresh produce market.

City Sights – Take a coach tour of Adelaide, the picturesque capital of arts, wine and festivals.

Over lunch you can watch as pastures dissolve into scrub on approach to Broken Hill. Broken Hill is one of Australia’s legendary outback bases defined by its wide streets, country pubs and ties with the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Here you can choose to visit the late Pro Hart’s art studio or head for the Miner’s Memorial.

(Off train excursions are complimentary to Gold and Platinum passengers)

Tonight will be spent on board the train.

Day 4: Arrive Sydney

The finale of this journey takes you through the spectacular Blue Mountains, reaching Sydney late morning.


First service departs year round.

  • Departing Perth on Sunday
  • Departing Sydney on Wednesday

Additional second service runs between September to mid-November

  • Departing Perth on Wednesday
  • Departing Sydney on Saturday

It is also possible to do shorter sectors of this trip:

Perth to Adelaide (or vice versa)

Adelaide to Sydney (or vice versa)

For inclusions and exclusions please see accommodation tab for information on different fare types.


Gold Service – Twin or Single Cabins

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
  • Luggage allowance is 50kg per guest
  • Complimentary Shuttle bus transfers available in Darwin to selected hotels in the city centre.

Platinum Service

  • Full-size ensuite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary Australian bathroom amenities
  • Lockable door, power outlets and in-cabin safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train
  • Private chauffeured transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 50km of the terminal
  • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 75kg luggage allowance per guest (3 x 25kg each
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