Experience the golden age of train travel with Great Southern Rail. Journey aboard the Indian Pacific and spoil your senses with gourmet food, spectacular views and five star service. Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the railroad’s creation, so there’s never been a better time to indulge in a trip which is as much about the journey as it is the destination.
1. What’s the Indian Pacific route?
Beginning in Sydney and culminating four days (and three nights) later in Perth, The Indian Pacific covers a whopping 4,352km, making it Australia’s longest rail journey. The route can also be booked in reverse, either way you’re travelling from coast to coast, passing the Blue Mountains, Adelaide and the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, weaving from gum tree to goldmine, ghost town and grape vine.
2. What will I see?
While you’re making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, the terrain will change from lush rainforests and rolling green hills to barren red desert flecked with rusty tin sheds. You’ll be passing towns with a population of four, lush valleys with picturesque creeks and golden coastlines whipped by the ocean. This is a truly diverse train journey, where no two days offer the same two views.
3. How fast does the train travel?
The train averages 85km/hour, which might sound slow, but once you’re chugging along the rail track, you’ll find it’s the perfect pace to absorb every view.
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