The Indian Pacific traverses the width of Australia, from Sydney, through Adelaide, to Perth. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific delivers a 4,352 km odyssey between the eastern and western coasts of Australia.
The epic transcontinental crossing spans 4 days and 3 nights as it recreates the path taken by bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and legendary adventurers.
Regarded as Australia’s greatest train journey, the Indian Pacific runs through some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes, with off-train experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth. From this luxury train, you will witness a world of contrasts – from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to wild bushlands, and from cities of four million to ghost towns of four.
After departing Sydney in the afternoon, it winds through the breath-taking Blue Mountains towards a glorious sunset from the comfort of the restaurant carriage. The next day, wake up in Broken Hill, a mining town in the desert of New South Wales before arriving in the wine region of Adelaide Hills by mid-afternoon. The third day is a cruise through the vast and treeless Nullarbor Plain, which includes a 478 km stretch of straight railway track – the longest stretch of straight track in the world – before crossing the Western Australian border.
The rolling green hills of the Avon Valley greet your final day, with lush farmland that gives way to Perth and the Indian Ocean.
The ticket price includes food and drink, and over the course of the 4-day, 3-night journey, a total of 9 gourmet meals will be served. Not all are taken onboard the Indian Pacific though. On the third night, guests disembark at the remote outpost of Rawlinna for a traditional long-table dinner under the stars.
In the city of Adelaide, there is also the choice of visiting the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (depending on the season), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring culinary delights in the town of Hahndorf. The Indian Pacific’s regionally-inspired menus are paired with a selection of local wines and beverages. They are crafted by an expert culinary team that embraces the diverse environments the train travels through by working closely with local suppliers, farmers and providores to source for the best regional ingredients.
Journey through Tokyo, Japan
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