Sydney to Perth

Departures per week

The Indian Pacific departs weekly all year round.

Day of departure

The Indian Pacific departs Sydney on Wednesdays at 3.00 pm

Duration

4
days
/
3
 nights
Example:

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

Sydney to Perth

Inclusions

  • All meals and beverages onboard
  • Excursions in Broken Hill
  • Excursions and dining experience in Adelaide
  • Excursions in Cook
  • Dining experience on the Nullabor

Details

Day 1

Sydney and Blue Mountains

Your trans continental adventure begins as you pull away from the platform in Sydney mid-afternoon. You’ll wind your way through the truly breathtaking Blue Mountains as a sumptuous dinner accompanied by an array of fine wines is served. After dinner, relax with a nightcap, before heading off to bed.

Day 2

Broken Hill, Barossa Valley and Adelaide surrounds

You arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on your choice of Off Train Excursions. Experience the town’s unique mining, cultural and artistic attractions. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast back on the train as you make your way west. Relax and take in the views. Before you know it, lunch is being served as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world-famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions, or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf. All tours include dinner. Re-boarding the train later in the evening, share your experiences in the lounge with old and new friends alike, before settling in for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Day 3

Nullarbor Plain

You’ll awaken in the seemingly endless expanse of the extraordinary Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Relax, read, chat or just take in the ever-changing views. This evening, enjoy the tranquillity of dinner off the train and under the stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).

Day 4

Avon Valley and Perth

Breakfast is served as you glide through the colourful patchwork of rolling hills of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an onboard lunch.

DAY 1 

 BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN SYDNEY

Departing Sydney’s Central Station, the anticipation builds for the trip ahead as you settle into 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 

INDIAN PACIFIC, 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 

INDIAN PACIFIC, 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, making this journey all about those amazing outback views as you cross this famous stretch of the Australian interior. Dinner this evening is under an outback sky on the edge of the country’s largest sheep station at Rawlinna (seasonal). (B,L,D)

DAY 4 

INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH

Your breakfast treat this morning is watching the delightful Avon Valley pass by as the final stage of your transcontinental crossing 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: Duxton Hotel (or similar) (B,L)

DAY 5 

PERTH TO MARGARET RIVER

Your journey starts with a picturesque drive south to the fabulous Margaret River region enjoying several stops along the way. In Mandurah, a coffee break by the foreshore is followed by a visit to the Featured Wood Gallery and Museum in Bunbury. At Busselton, walk off your delicious lunch with a stroll along the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Margarets Beach Resort (B,L) or Margaret Forrest Apartments (or similar)

DAY 6 

MARGARET RIVER

Today is a sensory overload of wonderful food, wine, culture and scenery as we indulge in regional specialties, including wine, as well as craft beer, coffee, cheeses, olive oil and chocolate with various esteemed local producers. (B,L)

DAY 7

MARGARET RIVER TO PERTH

Today, we head to Redgate Beach to hear stories of the shipwrecks that lie offshore, then head underground to explore the spectacular Mammoth Cave. Next stop, majestic Boranup Forest dominated by 60-metre tall karri trees, and a tour of the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin, before stopping for lunch in Augusta.After free time to browse the shops and galleries in the Margaret River township, it’s time to head back to your Perth accommodation.OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Duxton Hotel or similar (B,L)

DAY 8 

 LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to explore cosmopolitan Perth at your leisure. Take a walk to the new Elizabeth Quay, cruise the Swan River, stroll Kings Park, see the quokkas of Rottnest Island with Rottnest Express, or simply relax in the comfort of your accommodation. (B)WE RECOMMENDMorning Coffee, Culture and Art tour $45 per person.Uncover secret gardens, hidden art and colourful history as you roam the city streets. You’ll comb the Heritage Precinct and the old theatre districts before heading to the refurbished State Buildings that house 120 years of stories to share.

DAY 9 

 FAREWELL

It’s time to check out of your accommodation after a rich and rewarding discovery of south west Western Australia. (B)

Sydney to Perth
Sydney to Perth

Pricing (per person)

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

September, October 2019

Shoulder Season

April, May, August November, 2019, March 2020

Low Season

June, July, December 2019, January, 2020

April 2020 - March 2021

Peak Season

September, October 2020

Advance Saver $ 2,449

Shoulder Season

April, May, August, November 2020, February, March 2021

Advance Purchase $ 2,309

Advance Purchase $ 2,069

Low Season

June, July, December 2020, January 2021

Advance Purchase $ 2,209

Advance Purchase $ 1,819

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. 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. Terms and Conditions apply.