Departure/Pickup Instructions Departs from Sydney Rail Terminal
Departure Time 3.00PM (Sydney)
Arrival Point Perth
Arrival Time 3.00 PM (Sat)
Suitable for Everyone
Itinerary Depart Sydney to arrive in Perth aboard the world famous 'Indian Pacific'.
Platinum Service is a new luxury level of train travel, like no other Australian train accommodation. Platinum Cabins will be approximately twice the size of our standard Gold Twin Cabins with each room offering deluxe accommodation including double beds, spacious ensuite and 24 hour room service. They will have all the modern comforts, in a classic style, with a distinctly Australian character. Choose from an elegant twin or single sleeper cabin
The Ghan will now also offer accommodation options that rival the best world-class trains. This new service level is in addition to our existing Red and Gold Services, which will continue to operate on The Ghan. This means The Ghan will now cater to all budgets from Red Service the most economical way to travel, through to Gold Service for those holidaymakers who want to travel in comfort and now the deluxe offering of the new Platinum Service.
Platinum Service has been designed to meet the needs of the discerning traveller looking for that next level of comfort that will truly be the ultimate way to travel in style through the heart of Australia.
Travelling between the Indian and Pacific oceans for over 40 years, this truly is one of the world's great train journeys.
Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolised by the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific traverses 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney.
More than three million guests have already enjoyed this epic journey, which spans a continent, travelling the whole distance in three days and three nights. Setting off from Perth, your train climbs through the scenic Avon Valley and into Western Australia's expansive wheat belt, before arriving late evening at your first stop in the city of Kalgoorlie.
Next day, you'll discover the landscape takes on a richer hue as the journey moves through the mallee scrub into the ancient Nullarbor Plain, with the landscape unmarked by the passing millennia.
Stepping off during a brief pause at Cook in the middle of the Nullarbor Plain, you will experience Australia's vast open spaces from a unique perspective.
Arriving in Adelaide the following morning you can choose to break your journey for a few days touring this picturesque city, or continue directly on to Broken Hill, with its countless tales of riches won and lost.
From here you'll travel through some of Australia's most productive farming country and into the arid outback as the sun sets. Next morning is the finale of your journey through the spectacular Blue Mountains. Naturally, you can also do this journey from Sydney to Perth – it’s just as unforgettable.
Whether your final destination on the Indian Pacific is west to Perth or east to Sydney, you’ll have many opportunities to leave the train and take in some of the region's highlights. With so many wonderful sights to enjoy, this isn’t just one of the longest train journeys in the world, but also one of the most memorable.
All Great Southern Rail guests also have the opportunity to enhance their journey with one of Australia’s Great Train Holiday packages. Choose from one of our pre-structured options or build your own by selecting from our comprehensive range of touring and accommodation packages.
Route: Sydney - Adelaide - Perth
Duration: Three nights in either direction
Distance: 4,352 kilometres (2,698 miles)
Inclusions Deluxe accommodation including double beds, spacious ensuite and 24 hour room service
Guests dine in an elegant Restaurant Car. All meals are included in the Platinum Service fare. Travelling in a world famous train with views across the vast Australian outback is a marvel.
Off train touring.
Transfers to and from Rail Terminal.
Exclusions Flights to/from Perth/Sydney
What To Bring 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. Guests are permitted to check-in a maximum 40kg luggage free of charge (2 items not exceeding 20kg each).
Note: Checked-in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey.
Child Policies Child fares are available to children 4-15 years of age (inclusive) or where a child occupies a seat or berth. Infants travel free on Great Southern Rail services unless the infant is to occupy a seat or berth. In this case the infant is to be booked as a child and the Child fare applies.
Childrens Rate $4719.00
Single Supplement (if applicable) $3599.00
You MUST TELEPHONE THE COMPANY 24 HOURS (or more) before departure to confirm pick up/departure point.