Indian Pacific: Perth to Sydney
- 10 Days
- From £1,699
- Start in Perth, the cosmopolitan capital of Western Australia with free time to explore
- A 3-night journey aboard the Indian Pacific from west to east coast
- Off train excursions including Adelaide and the Blue Mountains
- Time in Sydney at the end of your journey to discover this thrilling city
- 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth
- 3 nights Gold Service accommodation aboard the Indian Pacific
- All meals and drinks onboard the train as well as off-train excursions
- 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney
Welcome to Western Australia! Check in at the Peppers Kings Square Hotel (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
Perth may be the most isolated city of its size on the planet, but the locals are anything but insular. There are plenty of cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, fascinating museums and great beaches to choose from. The Bell Tower boasts a set of bells which were shipped from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London along with fantastic views over the city from the top. The WA Shipwrecks Museum and old prison in Fremantle are well worth a visit as are the beach at Cottesloe. If you have the time, you can take a day trip out to the island paradise of Rottness, where you can hike bikes, go snorkelling or take a cruise down the Swan River.
Make your way to Perth station this morning, where your journey from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean begins. Settle into your comfortable cabin aboard the Indian Pacific and get to know the public areas of the train where you can meet and mingle with your fellow passengers.
Enjoy a modern Australian lunch as the train takes through the picturesque rolling hills of the Avon Valley. After a relaxing afternoon onboard, enjoy a three-course dinner prior to your late evening arrival in the wild west township of Kalgoorlie.
Make sure you wake up early today so that you can watch the sun rise over the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Be captivated by the big blue skies and ancient stillness of the desert landscape, broken only by a mob (the official collective noun) of kangaroos. Waiting ahead is the charm of the once-thriving Nullarbor railway community of Cook, now a ghost town.
Sit back and relax, looking out for koalas in the eucalyptus trees as the train continues its trek across the longest single stretch of railway in the world. Another mouth-watering dinner is followed by relaxed conversation in the lounge before a restful night’s sleep.
After breakfast today, you’ll arrive in the elegant city Adelaide, capital of South Australia. Here, you have the choice of a walking tour (seasonal), a tour of the Central Market, a behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous Adelaide Oval, or a coach tour of the city sights. Back onboard, enjoy a leisurely lunch as you continue your journey east.
This evening you’ll enjoy a stop at Broken Hill, Australia’s silver capital and home to a unique artistic community.
This morning, you will wake in the stunning Blue Mountains. You have the choice here of disembarking here for a tour including the magnificent Three Sisters at Echo Point and the views at Jamison Valley before finishing your journey on a chartered NSW rail service hosted by Indian Pacific staff. Alternatively, you can simply stay on the train and continue to Sydney.
On arrival in Sydney, check in at the Radisson Blu Plaza (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
Sydney is one of the great cities of the world, with an eclectic mix of culture, landscapes and culinary delights. Spend your free days here exploring all the city has to offer, from the world-famous opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge to the restaurants and bars of Darling Harbour, the resident wildlife in the botanic gardens and the views from the Sydney Tower Eye.
It’s also well worth taking a ferry out to other destinations in the harbour such as Manly with its stunning beaches, Rose Bay and Headland Park on the North Shore.
Leave Sydney today for your onward journey. We can provide flights back to the UK or a stop off en route in locations such as Los Angeles or Singapore.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Peppers Kings Square Hotel is located in the centre of Perth, within easy reach of all the sights. This modern hotel property provides beautifully appointed soundproofed bedrooms with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all bedrooms and in the hotel lobby. There is also an on-site restaurant serving contemporary Australian cuisine.
Located in Sydney’s CBD (central business district), the Radisson Blu Plaza occupies a historic building and offers easy access to the sights of the city, with Circular Quay and Sydney Opera house a 15 minutes’ walk away. All bedrooms offer awith a walk-in shower, bathrobes and guest toiletries as well as a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The award-winning and Bar is the perfect spot to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.