EARLY PREVIEW - DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2021

OVERVIEW

Solos Only

Best train journeys in the world

It’s one of them - Australia’s Iconic Indian Pacific train, and one of the world’s great rail journeys.                                                         

Travel in style on board the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney, enjoying Gold Class.  Watch the passing backdrop of Australia’s magnificent landscapes as you relax in your luxurious seat and enjoy your private Gold Class sleeper cabin during the night. 

There’s more to the trip than a train journey with off train experiences including; an Outback and Nullarbor experience, Adelaide visit, a Broken Hill excursion and the Blue Mountains as the train makes it’s final leg of this world renowned rail trip.

Discover the diversity of the land from west to east on this all-inclusive rail holiday you'll never forget, all in the company of other solo travellers.

Experience one the best train trips in style

In addition to the comfort of your beautifully appointed cabin onboard the Indian Pacific train, you’ll find yourself indulging in sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, and camaraderie in the dining carriages. This is a luxe train journey with menus created with produce sourced from local suppliers, farmers and providores, creating an innovative, regionally-inspired menu accompanied by all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    best suited 50 years+
  • Duration:
    4 Days
  • Status:
    Early preview
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery, Luxe
  • Accommodation:
    Overnight train,Deluxe cabins
  • Prices from:
  • Transport:
    Train
  • Pace:
    1
  • Max Group Size:
    18
REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia
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INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 3 nights Gold Class train travel and accommodation; a seat by day and bed by night
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available 

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
  • English-speaking guides for off train experiences 

TRAVEL

  • One way rail journey Perth to Sydney 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
  • Small group, not more than 20 travellers

Departure Dates for this tour

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25-28 SEP 22
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Trip Code: railip22-9

Itinerary

PRE TOUR STAY
The train journey departs Perth in the morning. For interstate or regional travellers in most cases we recommend arriving to Perth the night prior. The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

DAY 1 -  SUNDAY
Perth. Travel Towards Adelaide

Departing 10am Perth.
GOLDEN OUTBACK | EVENING EXCURSION

Meals: Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 2 -  MONDAY
Rail Travel 

NULLARBOR | MORNING EXPERIENCE
COOK | AFTERNOON EXPERIENCE

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 -  TUESDAY
Adelaide. Broken Hill


ARRIVE ADELAIDE | MORNING EXCURSION
DEPART ADELAIDE
BROKEN HILL | EVENING EXCURSION 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY
Mt. Victoria. Blue Mountains. Arrive Sydney

8:30am ARRIVE MT VICTORIA

Optional Blue Mountains Stop
09.00    OPTIONAL BLUE MOUNTAINS | MORNING EXCURSION
13.15    DEPART KATOOMBA ON NSW TRAINLINK
15.15    ARRIVE SYDNEY

Meals: Breakfast

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

 

THE INDIAN PACIFIC, PERTH TO SYDNEY

Average length of train:  774m (includes two locomotives and 30 carriages)

Average weight of train:  1400 tonnes

Length of track: 4,352km

Length of journey:65 hours Sydney to Perth – 4,352 km

Average speed of train: 85km/hr (max speed 115km/hr)

Average number of carriages:   30 carriages including guest carriages, crew quarters, restaurants, lounges and power vans.

With its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem symbolising the scope, range and significance of each epic journey, the Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, passes through arid deserts and goldfields, through rocky valleys and desert savannahs on its transcontinental crossings.

Stepping aboard the mighty train, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way round, you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world.

When 10,000 people lined the East Perth Terminal in 1970 to herald the first unbroken rail journey across the country – a new, seamless connection between the Indian and Pacific Oceans – an historic Australian milestone was achieved and the Indian Pacific took its name from the coasts it joined.

This incredible 4352 kilometre crossing is one of the world’s great rail journeys. An adventure of contrasts, it encompasses the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. From inside and outside your cabin, you’ll be captivated by the vast beauty of this magnificent country.


 


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TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia

'Did a Red Centre solo 7 day tour absolutely fantastic, Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley you have to see it and experience it. The coach drivers were professional, excellent knowledge and with a great sense of humor.'

David, Eschol Park, Sydne, New South Wales
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