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Is this the Ultimate Train Journey?

Imagine embarking on a train journey that takes you from Perth to Sydney, spanning a staggering 4352 km and crossing two oceans. This is the incredible experience offered by the legendary ‘Indian Pacific’ train.

A Dream Come True

For many travelers, this trans-continental voyage is a dream come true. Sue and Colin, a couple from Queensland, had always wanted to embark on this journey but couldn’t do so earlier due to family commitments. Now, after almost forty years of marriage and with their children settled, they finally have the opportunity to tick this adventure off their bucket list.

And they’re not alone. Many other Australians have eagerly been waiting to experience this once-in-a-lifetime trip, which offers not only luxurious accommodations and all-inclusive fares but also the chance to witness the breathtaking landscapes of the vast Australian continent.

A Visual Feast

From scorched red-colored desert lands to lush mountains, the changing landscapes outside the train’s window are a visual feast. Unlike in other train journeys, human presence is minimal, enhancing the sense of remoteness and tranquility. Instead, passengers may spot wildlife such as kangaroos, emus, and even Arabian camels, descendants of those brought to Australia from Afghanistan in the 19th century.

A Multi-State Adventure

Over the course of four days, the Indian Pacific train traverses three Australian states – Western Australia, South Australia, and New South Wales – and connects the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The train stops at key locations along the way, allowing passengers to explore and engage with the history and uniqueness of each destination.

Off-Train Excursions

One of the highlights of this journey is the array of off-train excursions available to passengers. From exploring the gold town of Kalgoorlie to crossing the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track on the Nullarbor Plain, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch one’s legs and immerse oneself in the local culture and heritage.

Other key stops include the cricketing hero Don Bradman’s hometown of Adelaide and the mining settlement of Broken Hill, known as the Silver City. Each excursion is carefully planned to enhance the overall experience and is tailored to match the train’s timetable.

A Choice of Luxury

The Indian Pacific train offers two categories of accommodations – Platinum and Gold. While both provide comfortable cabins and fine-dining experiences, Platinum Service passengers enjoy the additional luxury of double or twin beds.

An Unforgettable Experience

No matter the class of travel, every passenger disembarks with memories of an unforgettable journey filled with elegance and the timeless beauty of Australia’s great southern land.

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Getting There

If you’re interested in embarking on this epic train journey, Air India and Qantas offer flights from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne, with domestic connections to Perth if you choose the Perth to Sydney route.

Train Information

The Indian Pacific train is operated by Journey Beyond, which also operates three other luxury trains – The Ghan, The Great Southern, and The Overland. For fare and timetable information, visit their website at www.journeybeyondrail.com.au.

Sandip Hor is an Australia-based international travel writer and photographer.

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