Indian Pacific Australia
- Discount off the published prices of any journey;
- Special fares. Book at least 6 months in advance. Also ask at time of inquiry if there are any other offers.
Fay says, "From the shores of the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, the Indian Pacific's rails bind southern Australia."
About The Indian Pacific
The Indian Pacific is an elegantly luxurious train with comfortable interiors. The modern suites with their wooden surroundings contrast to the fantastic retro-Edwardian décor of the dining car, all complete with panoramic windows for perfect observation as the train crosses the vast continent.
Whether the final destination is west to Perth or east to Sydney, there are many opportunities to leave the train and experience some of the region's highlights, creating memories on one of the longest train journeys in the world.There are also shorter journeys - Adelaide to Sydney and Adelaide to Perth. Please ask for details
Pre- or post-journeys - The Great Southern, linking Adelaide and Brisbane, from December 2019 for special maiden voyage period.
Platinum Cabin: Each Platinum cabin has a double bed or twin beds, a spacious en suite bathroom and full room service; they have all the modern comforts in a classic style, with a distinctly Australian character. The interior is finished in polished Tasmanian Myrtle and there are plush pile floor coverings. By day it is a private lounge with a moveable table, 2 ottomans and a writing desk next to the window. By night the cabin converts to either a double or twin beds. There are large panoramic windows as an additional interior window, allowing views on both sides of the train. The cabin is 3.65m x 2.1m, including en suite bathroom.
There are just up to 20 guests in 10 Platinum Service cabins.
Included: Personalised cabin steward service. Generous luggage limit (3 x 25kg). Off-train excursions. All on-board meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast served to you in your cabin if you choose. Turn-down service with chocolates. Wide choice of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Chauffeur driven transfers to and from your hotel to the station (up to 50kms).
Gold Service Superior Cabin: If you'd like some extra space and comfort, the Gold Service Superior Cabin features a 3/4 size double bed, an additional fold-down single bed and compact en suite facilities. It has its own lounge area with a table, armchairs, a well-stocked bar fridge with complimentary refreshments, your own private DVD player and a range of finer appointments to make your journey even more special. A surcharge of AUD$895 applies per cabin per night, booking in advance is essential.
Included: Off -train excursions. All on-board meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wide choice of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Turn-down service with chocolates. Coach transfers to and from selected hotels to the station
Gold Cabin: 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. Steward service from the hospitality attendant includes 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. Single Berth Sleeper Cabins feature a comfortable lounge chair and foot rest by day and a single level sleeping berth by night. Cabins are fitted with a wash basin. Showers and toilets are located at either end of the Gold Service carriage.
Each Gold Service carriage accommodates 18 guests – 9 twin cabins with upper and lower berth and 18 single cabins with one berth.
Also included: Stylish Restaurant Car dining included in your fare, with freshly prepared, delicious meals and waiter service. All on-board meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wide choice of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Lounge Car for relaxation and refreshments. In-cabin music and detailed journey commentary available from your cabin sound system. Gold Service Concession Fares available.
The Dining Car
Guests dine in the beautifully decorated Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. The frequently-changing menus feature a blend of Australian and International cuisine. A full breakfast may be taken here or a continental in the privacy of your cabin. For Gold Service guests breakfast is only served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant - breakfast cabin service is not possible
The welcoming Outback Explorer Lounge has a friendly atmosphere and is often the centre of activity on the journey, with its panoramic windows enabling passengers to see the passing scenery. Socialise with other passengers or quietly relax and read.
Each meal offers a choice of fine food, carefully prepared for you by the onboard chefs. The seasonal menu features mouth-watering dishes such as saltwater barramundi and grilled kangaroo fillet. In Rawlinna Platinum and Gold Service guests are invited to disembark for a traditional Outback lamb roast dinner under the Nullarbor skies - this is only served on the westbound journey.
Vegetarian, children's and limited special dietary meals are available when you make your booking. You may also choose to complement your meal with our selection of wines and beverages included in your fare.
Itinerary of the Indian Pacific
Perth to Sydney
Perth (10:00hrs) to Sydney (15:15 hrs) - Sunday departure
For four days and three nights, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney on a fascinating luxury train journey. From the Indian Ocean on the western shore to the Pacific on the east, the passing backdrop of magnificent landscapes highlight the vastness of Australia.
Day 1 – Perth to Kalgoorlie. Perth, a sunny, beach-loving city that is closer to Singapore than Sydney and an important gateway to Asia. As the train departs Perth, it climbs through the scenic Avon Valley and into Western Australia's expansive wheat belt, before arriving late evening at your first stop in the gold rush town of Kalgoorlie. After a couple of hours the train departs to travel overnight.
Day 2 – Nullabore Plain. Sunrise comes as the journey moves through the mallee scrub and into the ancient Nullabor Plain. Nullabor is Latin for 'no trees', which creates a barren landscape that appears unchanged for millennia. Waiting ahead is the charm of the once-thriving Nullarbor railway community – now ghost town – of Cook. Sit back and relax as the train continues its trek across the longest single stretch of railway in the world. Another mouth-watering dinner is followed by relaxed conversation in the lounge before a restful night’s sleep.
Day 3 – Adelaide. We arrive here early in the morning, passing colonial buildings surrounded by park lands, beaches and hills. The off train excursions in Adelaide are a guided coach tour; a visit to the Adelaide Oval; or a progressive breakfast guided tour of the Adelaide Central Market. In Broken Hill the choices are a visit to the Regional Art Gallery of NSW, a visit to The Big Picture (a 100m long acrylic painting of the Australian Outback); or a visit to The Palace Hotel, made famous in the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, for a drag show.
Day 4 – Sydney. Wake in the picturesque Blue Mountains. See the majestic Three Sisters at Echo Point and the views at Jamison Valley before completing your journey on our chartered NSW rail service (fully hosted by the staff) into Sydney Central Station. Alternatively, stay on board the Indian Pacific to travel directly to Sydney.
Sydney to Perth
Sydney (15:00hrs) to Perth (15:00hrs) - Wednesday departure.
Day 1 - Sydney. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, from cities of four million to ghost towns of four. As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, enjoy time onboard before enjoying a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages. After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night onboard.
Day 2 - Broken Hill, Barossa Valley and Adelaide surrounds. Arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill at day-break, embarking in a morning of Off Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner. Lunch is served onboard as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city; a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.
Day 3 - Nullarbor Plain. Awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).
Day 4 - Perth. Breakfast whilst travelling through the cool green vales of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an onboard lunch.
Dates and Prices 2019/2020
Shoulder Season 2019/2020:
Perth to Sydney: 2019: 4 -25 August. 3-24 November. 2020: 2 February-29 March
Sydney to Perth: 2019: 7-28 August. 6-27 November. 2020: 5 February-25 March
High Season 2019:
Perth to Sydney: 1 September-27 October
Sydney to Perth: 4 September-30 October
Low Season 2019/2020:
Perth to Sydney: 2 June-28 July. 1 December-26 January 2020
Sydney to Perth: 5 June-24 July. 4 December-29 January 2020
*Advance Purchase fares must be booked a minimum of 6 months in advance.
Luggage. Due to cabin space constraints, it is recommended guests take an 'overnight bag' containing all requirements for their journey with them in their cabin and check-in all other luggage. Each guest is permitted to check-in a maximum 3 x 25kg bags. Note: Checked-in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey.
Return Fares. Double the one-way fare.
Travel Documents. Travel documents are sent by email which outline when and where to board as well as luggage arrangements. The document is an itinerary which represents the tickets for the train and any other arrangements. A pre-departure email is issued 7 days prior to travel that contains practical information for the upcoming journey.
Excursions. Off Train excursions are booked by the guests on board. These excursions cannot be pre-booked. TBA is added to the ticket vouchers as this lets the train staff know to ask for the guests choice.
Unforeseen events/changes: itineraries, routes and times may change at any time for reasons outside the control of the train company. Every effort will be made by train staff to minimise any impact; the Luxury Train Club cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Booking & Reservations
All prices are at publicly-quoted rates. Club Members get discount and the guarantee of any special offer valid at time of booking.
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