Average rating 4.83 (maximum 5)
from 6 reviews
Adelaide (SA), Cook (SA), Kalgoorlie (WA), Perth (WA), Sydney (NSW)
Departs from Sydney Central Rail Terminal
3.00 PM (Sydney)
3.00 PM (Sat)
Depart Sydney to arrive in Perth aboard the world famous 'Indian Pacific'.
Well appointed day and overnight sleeper accommodation
Twin Cabins feature 3 seater lounge converting to upper and lower sleeping berths plus ensuite facilities with toilet, washbasin and shower
Cabins are fully serviced by carriage attendants with fresh sheets, pillows and doonas
Cabins feature 3 pin/ 240 volt power point, wardrobe, full length mirror, reading light, foldaway table
Complimentary toiletry bags and onboard magazine provided in all Gold Service cabins
Guests receive a Certificate of Travel and 'collector' stick pin upon disembarkation .
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)
Gold Service is ideal for guests seeking a great train adventure with style and comfort. Complimentary toiletries and bath towels are provided in all Gold Service Sleeper Cabins.
Guests dine in an elegant Restaurant Car. All meals and drinks are included in the Gold Service fare. Travelling in a world famous train with views across the vast Australian outback is a marvel.
Off train touring.
Flights to/from Sydney/Perth
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 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.
Single Supplement (if applicable)
We were thrilled with the whole trip the staff the sights the food (top class) the drinks (spoilt for choice ) even the bunks were comfortable!! We would recommend the trip to all ages to enjoy a new adventure in train travel.....Thank you!!
Reviewed by: Judith, May 2018
The trip was great. Did not get bored once despite the length of the journey. Gold Cabin was very good with the Adelaide Restaurant being exceptional. Could not fault the train staff. Always cheerful and helpful. Certainly would recommend it.
Reviewed by: Ewen, April 2018
Thanks to Dino and NT standby we were able to secure a cabin when we were advised Indian Pacific was completely booked. Dino was so helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our train experience across the Nullabor. We met numerous people from other countries who travelled the Indian Pacific to experience the vastness of Aust outback. The service, food and accommodation on the train was excellent.
Reviewed by: Meredith, March 2018
Loved it, thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was excellent. Gold service is the way to go, the food was fantastic. The cabins seems to have been refurbished recently, new bathroom for the small space was good. Didn't think the tours were great value for money.
Reviewed by: Jane, January 2013
Thank you for your email. The trip far exceeded my expectations. My friend and I have
discussed doing the Ghan.
Reviewed by: Fay, January 2013
Very happy. An excellent 2-3 days, happy with the staff and everything.
Reviewed by: Valerie, November 2012