Named after the two great oceans it joins, the Indian Pacific covers 2,704 miles (4,352km) between the Australian cities of Perth and Sydney (via Adelaide), passing through some of the country's most famous outback towns, such as Southern Cross, Broken Hill, and the ghost town of Cook. Taking three days and nights to traverse the entire route, the Indian Pacific has already attracted more than three million passengers.
This vast, continent-spanning expedition offers passengers a glimpse at the secret interior of Australia, a region inaccessible to other modes of transport. See the spectacular Blue Mountains and the treeless plains of the Nullarbor Desert, where the Indian Pacific travels along the world's longest straight stretch of railway track, and visit the former Gold Rush town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Passengers have a choice of rail class on board the Indian Pacific. Twin cabins in 'Gold Service' accommodation feature a three-seater lounge that converts to upper and lower berths at night, as well as en-suite facilities with a WC, washbasin, and shower. Single cabins include a washbasin and a lounge chair by day and single berth accommodation at night. Shower and WC facilities are available at the end of each carriage for single passengers. Carriage attendants service all cabins and passengers enjoy complimentary toiletries and towels during their time on-board.
Gold service includes all meals during the journey, served in the Restaurant Car. The meals are freshly prepared by the Indian Pacific's own chefs, and menus feature a selection of Australian and international cuisine. Drinks are not included. Gold Service passengers also have access to the Gold Lounge and its licensed bar, the perfect place to socialise with your fellow rail travellers.
During your time on board, be sure to look out for the Indian Pacific's mascot - the magnificent wedge tailed eagle, the largest bird of prey in Australia - in the skies above.