Australia’s staggering diversity plays out on a grand scale as the Indian Pacific journeys from Sydney to Perth. Add fine wine and regionally inspired meals to the mix, and this voyage really is a sensory indulgence.
Take your memorable journey on the Indian Pacific to the next level by ticking off two bucket list experiences.Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney for an iconic journey from east to west coasts of Australia. Sit back, relax and watch the wide open lands pass by and experience unique off-train experiences.
See the beautiful Blue Mountains, experience the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, and further enrich your holiday with explorations in Perth, Fremantle and beautiful Margaret River.
Your package includes:
Platinum Service (twin or double share)
Boasting deluxe extras such as Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the Platinum Lounge and Restaurant, Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations. The first thing you'll notice about your Platinum cabin is the abundance of space, almost twice the size of a Gold Twin Cabin. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night you'll sleep easy as the lounges convert to a comfortable bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds.
Gold Service (twin share or single)
You'll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops. Gold Service accommodation is available in both single and twin-share so you can choose to travel with your partner, friends or roll solo.
During the day, the compact Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins offer a comfortable three seater lounge, converting to an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. And with top notch service from our hospitality attendant, you'll enjoy fresh sheets, bath towels, pillows, doonas and complimentary toiletries. Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private en suite facilities with a hide-away compact toilet, wash basin and shower.
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central - Guest Room
Your extra large room has large windows with either a king or twin beds and an ensuite with shower. In-room amenities include an LCD TV, in-room safe, tea and coffee amenities, individually controlled air-conditioning,iron and ironing board and a hairdryer, All rooms also have free Wi-Fi internet access.
Stay Margaret River Hotel (was Quality Inn Margaret River)
Tasteful and comfortably appointed room that features a queen bed with ensuite bathroom. In room amenities include TV/DVD, fridge, iron and full size ironing board, hairdryer, reverse cycle air conditioning as well as free onsite parking close to your room. All rooms also have free high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
Please note all fares are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to change unless paid in full.
Departs Sydney on Wednesdays
01 Apr 2019-31 Mar 2020
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Day 1 - Board the Indian Pacific in Sydney (D)
Make your way to Sydney Central Station and board the Indian Pacific mid-afternoon. Your journey to Perth begins with a steady climb into the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. A landscape of ancient forests, sheer cliffs and mesmerising views pass by your window as you sit back and relax. Settle in, open a book or enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your fellow travellers.
Day 2 - Broken Hill & Adelaide - Indian Pacific (B, L, D)
Wake up deep in the Australian outback, where the historic mining hub of Broken Hill awaits. Connect with the town's world-famous artists and mining heritage with a choice of off-train excursions. Your journey continues through the southern Flinders Ranges and into cosmopolitan Adelaide, the South Australian capital. Embark on a history tour of the South Australian Museum, or journey beyond to the legendary Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions. A visit to the historic stone village of Hahndorf in the photogenic Adelaide Hills is another option.
Day 3 - Nullarbor Plain - Indian Pacific (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast as you begin your crossing of the Nullarbor Plain. Part way along the world's longest stretch of straight railway track (478km), enjoy a wander around Cook, an abandoned railway town that was once home to a bush hospital and more than 50 railway workers. Next stop is tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere. Here you'll enjoy an outback dinner under a glorious spread of stars.
Day 4 - Arrive Perth - Indian Pacific (B, L)
Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by your window, as the final stage of your crossing to Perth unfolds. After a delicious lunch, arrive at East Perth Rail Terminal and transfer to your accommodation.
Day 5 - Perth & Fremantle (B)
Starting in Perth in the morning, your City Explorer tour takes in the major attractions including the Western Australian Cricket Ground, Kings Park, picturesque Cottesloe Beach and the historic port town of Fremantle. With an eclectic mix of artists, backpackers, and students, 'Freo' buzes with the songs of buskers as footpaths fill with art collections and music drifts out from cafes and bars. Cruise back to Perth along the Swan River. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore - perhaps take a look around Elizabeth Quay and the Swan Bell Tower, or visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Day 6 - Perth & Margaret River (B, L, D)
Bid Perth a temporary goodbye and travel south to the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the world (1841m) and the surf-lined shores of the Margaret River region. Stop at the famous Bootleg Brewery for a gourmet platter lunch and award-winning beers and ciders, followed by premium wine tastings at Sandalford Winery. Further south are impressive Mammoth Cave and the massive karri trees of Voranup Forest. Your tour continues to the 39m-tall Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, overlooking the point where the Southern and Indian Oceans collide. From here, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation.
Day 7 - Margaret River to Perth (B, L)
Enjoy some downtime in the morning - maybe stroll along the main street of Margaret River township, enjoy a coffee in a local cafe then meander back to your accommodation. Heading into the Margaret River wine region, enjoy five guided wine tastings, paired with locally produced cheese, chocolate and a range of other flavours. Take part in an exclusive blind tasting and enjoy a delicious winery platter for lunch. Return to Perth late in the evening.
Day 8 - Farewell from Perth (B)
Check out of your hotel after breakfast before making your way home.
Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest travelling are entitled to checked in luggage, however checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. In Gold service guests are allowed 2 bags x 30kg and guests travelling in Platinum Service are allowed 3 bags x 30kg.
Can I take any pets or animals with me on-train?
No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.
Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train?
No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.
Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines?
Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge.
Can I pre-book my Off-Train Excursions?
Off Train Excursions preferences can only be organised once on board the train and are not able to be pre-booked. The only exception to this is for The Ghan Expedition, where the Uluru Scenic Flight can be booked prior to travel.
Do I need any cash or credit cards onboard?
As the rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilising our EFTPOS or credit card facilities.
Dress Code onboard the train?
Smart casual attire is suggested for guests travelling in Platinum Service and Gold Service. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings onboard the train, as the air-conditioning can be cool. It is recommended that guests pack a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes for off-train touring. Sensible shoes are advisable for walking between carriages. Long, sturdy pants may be required for some Off Train Excursions.
Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.
Terms & Conditions:
Advertised prices are per person based on every day, early bird and advance purchase fares as specified, in a gold service twin cabin. Please note fares are subject to change unless paid in full.