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Indian Pacific

Joining the Indian and Pacific Oceans for over 40 years, this truly is one of the world’s great train journeys. The Indian Pacific offers travelers four days and three nights of one of the most impressive and indulgent ways to explore the vastness of Australia.

From the Indian Ocean on Australia’s western shores to the Pacific on the east, the two oceans that give the train its name, you will watch the passing backdrop of Australia’s magnificent landscapes. Travel in either direction – from the ‘harbour city’ of Sydney in the east or the lovely Western Australian capital, Perth.

Your epic journey will take you through the picturesque and fertile Avon Valley, the dusty goldfields around Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, across the vast, empty and ancient desert of the Nullarbor Plains, and the magnificent and once-impenetrable Blue Mountains outside Sydney.

There is time to explore the heritage and culture of Broken Hill, the ‘silver city’, which was built on mining riches, and the elegant South Australian capital, Adelaide, which offers an abundance of food, wine and history.

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The Journey: Sydney to Perth via Adelaide or vice versa, three nights and four days each way.

The Indian Pacific celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary in 2010.

Length of Journey: 65 hours – 4,352km one way.

Service: Departs weekly on Wednesday from Sydney and Sunday from Perth. A second service departs Saturday from Sydney and Wednesday from Perth during September and October. Off Train Explore and Discover Stops Off train touring is offered in Broken Hill, Adelaide and Kalgoorlie and is inclusive with Platinum Service and Gold Service fares.

Symbol: The symbol of the Indian Pacific is the wedge-tailed eagle, Australia’s largest eagle. Its massive two metre wingspan symbolizes this epic journey that spans the continent.

Service Levels and Number of Berths per Average Train
Platinum Service: 20 berths
Gold Service: 192 berths
Red Service Day/Nighter Seats: 96 Seats
Plus Locomotives, Power Vans, Luggage Vans and Motorail.

Average Speed of Train: 85km/hour (max speed 115/km hour).

Average Length of Train: 711m including two Locomotives and Motorail

Average Weight of Train: 1375t excluding Locomotive.

Spotlight: The Indian Pacific spans the continent of Australia



Sydney to Perth (via Adelaide)
Perth to Sydney (via Adelaide)
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.