One of the most relaxing and indulgent ways to see outback Australia is on board the Indian Pacific train. This fabulous, four-day trip departs Sydney and travels west via Broken Hill, Adelaide and Kalgoorlie to Perth.
Travellers enjoy a variety of scenic experiences and stop-offs, from the picturesque and fertile Avon Valley to the dusty goldfields around Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
Along the way, explore the heritage and culture of the ‘silver city’ of Broken Hill. This remote frontier town is a unique experience. There’s an surprising art scene, as well as some stunning natural scenery.
The elegant South Australian capital, Adelaide, is a welcome stopover with its abundance of food, wine and history. Explore the magnificent Botanic Gardens or the Himeji Japanese Garden, complete with a tea house.
Art buffs will appreciate the Art Gallery of South Australia, with everything from Renaissance to Aboriginal art. If you prefer a dose of history, stop by at the South Australian Museum, with exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to mining.
Watching the ancient desert of the Nullarbor Plains roll by from the comfort of your own sleeper cabin is an experience unlike any other. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot some of the local wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, wombats and camels.
There’s no better way to appreciate the breadth and beauty of Australia than on a magnificent coast-to-coast Indian Pacific rail journey. Book yours at least six months in advance for discounted fares! For more information visit RACQ Travel or contact one of our friendly travel consultants on 1300 096 166.