Indian Pacific Australia
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- Discount off the published prices of any journey. Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
- Early Bird Offers Indian Pacific & Great Southern: 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021. Conditions apply
- Special fares. Book at least 6 months in advance. Also ask at time of inquiry if there are any other offers.
From the shores of the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, the Indian Pacific's rails bind southern Australia.
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 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.
Accommodation on Indian Pacific
Each Indian Pacific Platinum Each cabin has a double bed, a spacious en suite bathroom and full room service; they have all the modern comforts in a classic style, with a distinctly Australian character. By day, cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two armchairs.
All-inclusive dining, beverages, Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences; Spacious Double or Twin cabin (almost twice the size of Gold Twin); private en suite with separate shower, hair dryer, basin with cupboard space, toilet and Australian bathroom amenities; Power outlets and in-cabin safe; In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary; Panoramic windows with views on both sides; Platinum Club access for dining and socialising; Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin; Refreshments served in-cabin; Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal; 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).
Each Indian Pacific Gold Service carriage either has 9 Gold Twin cabins for up to 18 guests or 16 Gold Single cabins. Gold Twin cabins are available for single use subject to a supplement.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant; off-train excursions and outback experiences; Outback Explorer Lounge access; Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages; in-cabin safe; in-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary; complimentary Australian bathroom amenities; 60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg each).
During the day, the compact Gold 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 and complimentary toiletries.
Gold Twin Berth Sleeper Cabins have private compact en suite facilities with toilet, wash basin, hair dryer and shower. Gold Twin cabins are available for single use subject to a supplement.
Gold Single Berth Sleeper Cabins feature a comfortable lounge chair and foot rest by day and a single level sleeping berth by night.
Gold Single compact sleeper cabins have a wash basin. Showers and toilets are at either end of the carriage.
There is a limited number of Gold Superior Double Bed (with third upper bunk) cabins on each departure. These sell out rapidly.
Gold Superior cabins have a ¾-size double bed plus an additional fold down upper berth, lounge area, TV and DVD player, power outlets, mini-bar and en suite.
Club Members get discount and the guarantee of any special offer valid at time of booking. Contact us to book or for more information.
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 on the Indian Pacific 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.
LUXURY TRAIN PACKAGES AUSTRALIA
Indian Pacific is included in a range of luxury train packages.
Ask for assistance as required.
Perth - Adelaide either way / Sydney - Adelaide either way
Please ask us about Indian Pacific itineraries, rates and dates: Perth - Adelaide either way and Sydney - Adelaide, either way.
Note the Ghan does not operate in the same months as the Great Southern.
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 – Nullarbor Plain. Sunrise comes as the journey moves through the mallee scrub and into the ancient Nullarbor 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. (Sept-Nov depart 13:25hrs)
Day 1 - Sydney. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullabor, 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 2020/2021
High Season 2020/2021
Perth to Sydney: 2020: 1 September-27 October. 2021: 5 September-31 October
Sydney to Perth: 2020: 2 September-29 October. 2021: 1 September-28 October
Perth to Sydney: 2020: 1-29 November. 2021: 2 February-30 March. 4 April-30 May. 1-31 August. 2-21 November
Sydney to Perth: 2020: 4-26 November. 2021: 3 February-31 March. 7 April-27 May. 4-28 August. 3-24 November
Perth to Sydney: 2020: 1 December-31 January 2021: 1 June-27 July
Sydney to Perth: 2020: 2 December-28 January 2021: 2 June-29 July
Prices quoted are per person and ex Club Discount. Advanced packages are booked/paid for 6 months in advance
General Information Indian Pacific
Included: Platinum Various off-train excursions. Personalised cabin steward service. Generous luggage limit (3x30kgs). All on-board meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast served in your cabin if you choose. Turn-down service with chocolates. Wide choice of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee, night-caps and welcome bottle of Bollinger. Chauffeur driven transfers to and from your hotel to the station (up to 60kms). Exception is Darwin where a bus is used to hotels.
Included: Gold Various 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.
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.
Coronavirus Notice: Go here for general travel and health advice from governments, WHO and other organisations. Go here for information about Indian Pacific JourneySafe protocols.
Smoking. Not permitted
Dress Code. Smart casual
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All prices are at publicly-quoted rates. Club Members get discount (join free by subscribing to the newsletter) and the guarantee of any special offer valid at time of booking.
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