Rottnest Discovery - Indian Pacific

Departures per week

The Indian Pacific departs weekly all year round.

Day of departure

The Indian Pacific departs Sydney on Wednesdays at 1.55 pm


days / nights

Depart Sydney Wednesday at 1.55 pm, arrive Perth Saturday at 3.00 pm

Travelling across Australia, connecting two oceans, the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail journeys. But your holiday experience doesn’t have to end in Perth. Enjoy fabulous Rottnest Island when you reach the Western Australian capital.

Rottnest Discovery - Indian Pacific


  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth (or
    v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train
    Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna
  • Transfer from East Perth Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)
  • 3 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily
  • 1 days Rottnest Discovery, meals,
    Discovery Bus tour, Adventure Boat tour or Bike Hire, Guns and Tunnel
    tour, and free time to explore


Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Day 1 - Sydney and Blue Mountains

Departing Sydney’s Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle in to your first evening on the Indian Pacific enjoying the fabulous food, wine, service and social atmosphere of this much-loved rail journey.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Indian Pacific (D)

Day 2 - Broken Hill and Adelaide

After breakfast, prepare for your first Off Train Excursion in Broken Hill exploring the beauty of this Silver City, and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today, and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. As you approach the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges, the train weaves its way into Adelaide, and you’ll have more afternoon Off Train Excursions to choose from before returning to the train. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Nullarbor Plain

Today, wake up and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin meaning‘no trees’, the ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time, and this journey is all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Finish the day with an unforgettable experience, dining under an outback sky on the edge of the country’s largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal). (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Perth

Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your rail journey unfolds, heading into Perth where your connection with the Indian Ocean begins. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Three Nights at DoubleTree Hilton (or similar)  (B,L)

Day 5 - Rottnest Island


Enjoy your ferry trip from Perth to Rottnest Island. The preferred mode of transport on the island is bicycle — collect yours to explore the many secluded beaches and bays all within easy cycling distance and, of course, there's always the chance of a selfie with the adorably photogenic native quokkas that inhabit the island. After lunching at Karma Rottnest, prepare for a change of pace when you join the Segway Settlement Explorer tour. You’ll learn how to ride a segway, then an expert guide will lead you to the island’s hidden treasures, Bathurst Lighthouse and the Basin swimming area.

OVERNIGHT: Discovery Rottnest (B,L)

Day 6 - Perth (free day)


Today is yours to explore the city of Perth at your leisure. Take a stroll to the new Elizabeth Quay, visit Kings Park or simply relax in the comfort of your accommodation. (B)

Day 7 - Perth


This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)

Rottnest Discovery - Indian Pacific
Rottnest Discovery - Indian Pacific

Pricing (per person)


High Season

September, October, November 2024

Advance Purchase $ 4,215

Advance Purchase $ 4,210

Shoulder Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Dec 2024

Advance Purchase $ 3,765

Low Season

June, July 2024


High Season

September, October, November 2025

Advance Purchase $ 4,305

Shoulder Season

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Dec 2025

Advance Purchase $ 3,875

Advance Purchase $ 3,970

Low Season

June, July 2025

Advance Purchase $ 3,530Gold Single Everyday Fare $ 3,960

Advance Purchase $ 3,625

Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.
NOTE - for packages Holiday fares TCs apply ie. Everyday Fare = Everyday Holiday Fare Terms and Conditions
Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
Children 0-3 free in existing bedding.
All prices in Australian dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of GST.

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