AUSTRALIAN TRAINS- INDIAN PACIFIC
- Rail Australia General Information
- Rail Passes
- Coastal Explorer
- Island Tracks
- The Ghan, NT & SA
- The Indian Pacific, Sydney-Perth-Adelaide
- The Sunlander, Brisbane-Cairns
- The Tilt Train, Queensland
- Reef & Rail Cruise, 9 days
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Great Australian Train Journeys
- Gold Service
- Red Service
The Indian Pacific is the longest and one of the greatest rail journeys on earth. It is an ocean to ocean adventure in a comfortable three day journey - a total of 4352 km in 65 hours.
Leaving Sydney, travel through the Blue Mountains before crossing the countryside of New South Wales. Make an "Outback" stop at Broken Hill. Continue south to Adelaide, the "Festival City" and one of Australia's premium wine growing areas. Travel onto the Nullarbor Plain - flat and arid yet fascinating, with 478 km of straight track, the longest in the world. Arrive at Kalgoorlie, a thriving historic gold mining town. Finally - beautiful Perth.
And what comfort! This world famous train offers Gold service with meals in the well appointed Queen Adelaide Restaurant. Red Service guests have their own food and beverage facilities. Gold Service guests can enjoy the lounge, make new friends or just relax and enjoy a drink.
- FROM SYDNEY to Perth.
Departs Sydney on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 2:55 pm and arrives in Perth at 9:10am on the fourth day.
- FROM PERTH to Sydney.
Departs Perth on Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:55am arrives in Sydney at 10:15 am on the fourth day.
- FROM SYDNEY to Adelaide.
Departs Sydney on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 2:55 pm and arrives in Adelaide at 3:05pm the next day.
- FROM ADELAIDE to Sydney.
Departs Adelaide on Fridays and Tuesdays at 10:00am and arrives in Sydney at 10:15 am the next day.
- FROM PERTH to Adelaide.
Departs Perth on Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:55am and arrives in Adelaide at 7:20am the 3rd day.
- FROM ADELAIDE to Perth.
Depart Adelaide on Sundays and Thursdays at 6:40pm and arrives in Perth at 9:10am the 3rd day.
Please request prices for the time you wish to travel.
The Indian Pacific is classed as one of the word's greatest trains, and what better way to enjoy your travel than with the luxury of Gold Service cabins. The Gold Service sleeping carriages on board the Indian Pacific provide quality accommodation to make your journey a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Gold Service passengers can choose from a single or twin cabin.
All cabins are air-conditioned and remain at a constant temperature throughout your journey, which takes you from the picturesque Blue Mountains across the searing red desert. Gold Service passengers can leave their cabins to relax in the Gold Service lounge, enjoy some refreshments and meet other passengers.
As a momento of your trip on this world famous train, all Gold Service passengers receive a complimentary toiletries kit. Information on the train journey such as a route map and service information can be found in your complimentary on board compendium.
Gold Service Single Sleeper Cabins have a wash basin, with toilets and showers located at the end of each carriage. During the day you can recline in the privacy of your own cabin in a comfortable lounge chair. At night the bed folds down, ready made with fresh linen, including fresh sheets, pillow and doona. Each cabin is fitted with reading lamps, wardrobe, storage space, vanity mirror, foldaway table and a 3 pin 240/110AC power point.
Gold Service Twin Sleepers provide a cosy lounge setting and feature a comfortable three seater lounge for relaxing on during the day. At night this converts to ready made upper and lower sleeping berths, complete with fresh sheets, pillow and doona. Each compartment has an en-suite with shower, wash basin, toilet and fresh towels.
Other accessories include: 3 pin 240/110AC power point, wardrobes, full length mirror, reading lamps, foldaway table, in cabin radio, PA system and luggage storage space. There are nine of these sleepers per car.
Deluxe Cabin - For passengers wishing to have that extra bit of space and comfort on board, there is a special deluxe cabin available. The cabin has a small double bed and an additional fold down bed. The cabin features an ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet, wash basin and fresh towels; 3 pin 240/110AC power point; wardrobes; full length mirror; reading lamps; PA system; table and arm chairs and a video player. A well stocked bar fridge provides you with complimentary refreshments. Tea and coffee making facilities are also provided. A surcharge applies for use of this cabin. Advance booking is necessary for this cabin.
Once the journey is under way Gold Service passengers can enjoy the ever changing views, from the comfort of the Gold Service Lounges. The lounges are designed in themes inspired by local history, culture and landscape.
The Blue Mountains Lounge Car
Australia's famous Blue Mountains are the first dramatic natural features encountered in the journey westward aboard the Indian Pacific.
The mountains feature deep canyons and rugged high plateaus which take on intense blue, grey and violet hues due to the abundance eucalypt trees, and these colours are echoed in this luxurious lounge car.
Blue Mountains Lounge Car
Silver City Lounge
Named after the historic mining town of Broken Hill, the decor of this opulent lounge was inspired by the unique colours, patterns and architecture of the city's Trades Hall.
Symbols of the famous "Silver Tree", an intricate piece of silver work commissioned by Broken Hills "father", Charles Rasp, are incorporated into graphics for the lounge's nameplate.
The "Silver Tree" stands almost one metre high and is made from the first silver drawn from the Broken Hill mine.
Silver City Lounge
Gold Service passengers on the Indian Pacific can now dine like royalty in the new Queen Adelaide Restaurant. On board you will enjoy a warm sense of the past. The Restaurant has been decorated and furnished in the style of the times of the young Queen Adelaide, creating a harmonious impression of discreet luxury.
The Queen Adelaide is indeed a restaurant like no other in the world. For where else but here could you enjoy such find food and wine, travelling in a world-famous train with panoramic views across a vast and beautiful continent.
You will find world class touches only seen in fine restaurants: elegant china, fine cutlery and glassware, spotless napery, fine leather and rich tapestry. Restaurant staff are of the highest standard and will serve all you needs in a friendly manner.
In the Queen Adelaide Restaurant the food is the perfect accompaniment to the richness of the decor as every effort has gone into indulging Gold Service passengers in a unique dining experience.
All meals are included in the purchases of a Gold Service ticket. Occasionally there are several sittings for meals. The Senior Dining Car Steward will contact all passengers after the train departs to determine which sitting is preferred.
Breakfast usually commences at 7:00am, lunch from 12:00noon and dinner from 6:30pm.
Fine a la carte menus are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring native Australian cuisine, cooked to perfection. Choose from dishes such as Beef Fillet Nantawarra served with Warrigal Spinach Pesto and Bush Tomato Salsa or Snapper Fillet with Pernod and Fennel Cream Sauce. A comprehensive wine and beverage list is available featuring some excellent Australian wines. Vegetarian, children's and limited special dietary meals are available on request.
Just because you are travelling on a budget doesn't mean that you need to cramp your style. Red Service seats are available on the Indian Pacific to give passengers all the comfort and freedom to enjoy their journey.
Stretch out and relax, move around, enjoy a meal, watch the Australian countryside glide past, meet new people and above all, enjoy yourself.
Red Service passengers enjoy comfortable two-abreast lounge seats. These are woollen cloth seats which recline for comfortable sleeping. There are windows next to each row of seats and these can be closed over by the passenger to block out exterior light. Individual reading lights are provided above each seat. The seats can swivel to face each other if travelling with a group or you wish to talk to other passengers.
Toilets and shower facilities are located at the end of each carriage and fresh towels are supplied by the attendant. Smoking is not permitted in Red Service carriages.
When you are hungry, a wide selection of meals and snack foods, both hot and cold, can be purchased from the Buffet Car. The Buffet Car also has a range of soft drinks, juices, and alcoholic beverages.
There is ample leg room when sitting in Red Service Seats, with fold out foot rests for your comfort. Folding tables are available for writing home or for engaging your friends in a game of cards. Video players are installed for your entertainment and information. Passenger information is broadcast through loudspeakers.
When travelling in Red Service you can purchase a variety of meals and beverages from the Buffet Car. Hot or cold meals or snack foods are available. Drinks can also be purchased from the Buffet Car, from a range including soft drinks, juices, flavoured milks, water and alcoholic beverages.
Food and beverages are not included in Red Service fares. Purchases must be consumed at your seat.
When traveling in Red Service you can purchase a variety of meals and beverages from the Cafe Matilda. Purchases must be consumed at your seat.