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Australia: Perth to Sydney via Adelaide on the Indian Pacific

Private Travel | Rail journeys | Short Trips 4 Days & 3 Nights Lead-in price: £2945

Travelling the 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney, a
journey on Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail adventures.
Departing Perth, the train climbs through the scenic Avon valley
and into Western Australia’s expansive wheat belt, before arriving
into the city of Kalgoorlie. Continue through the vast treeless plain
of the Nullarbor desert, along the world’s longest straight stretch of
railway track, then on to Adelaide and Sydney.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Contrasting landscapes, from the majestic Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of Nullarbor
  • Travel this remote coast-to-coast journey in comfort aboard the Indian Pacific train
  • Stop in the city of Adelaide and feast on the sights and flavours of the city's Central Market
  • Discover the legendary outback base of Broken Hill
  • Stay in twin cabin with en suite bathroom
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Depart Perth • Kalgoorlie

Board the Indian Pacific late morning and travel out of the city into the outback. In the evening, the train will arrive in Kalgoorlie, providing an opportunity for a tour of Australia’s gold capital including a visit to a gold mine. (L, D)

Day 2: Cook

Continue to travel through Western Australia’s outback. En route, a short stop will be made at Cook, built in 1917 and named after the sixth prime minister of Australia, Joseph Cook. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Adelaide • Broken Hill

In the morning, arrive into Adelaide where you can take a tour of the city sights or visit the central market, which has over 80 specialist stalls offering local produce, or visit the Adelaide Oval. Continue on to Broken Hill, where a short stop will be made to visit an art gallery, The Big Picture (the world’s largest acrylic painting) and The Main Drag (a live drag queen act). (B, L, D)

Day 4: Sydney

This morning, arrive into the Blue Mountains where you will see the spectacular scenery on picturesque walks. There will also be an opportunity to travel on the cable car and the world’s steepest railway before continuing to Sydney by local train, arriving in the afternoon. (B)

Meal Basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.


Please note that international flights are not included.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Indian Pacific
    The Indian Pacific

    The Indian Pacific  train is named after the two great oceans that it travels between, traversing the width of Australia from Sydney to Perth, via Adelaide (or in reverse). The train offers comfortable overnight accommodation with the Gold Service twin cabins having an en suite bathroom and a three-seat lounger that converts into upper and lower sleeping berths. In the evening, while you dine in the restaurant, your cabin will be converted into a bedroom. In the morning, the bed will be put away during breakfast and the cabin returned to normal. Gold service includes breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the Queen Adelaide restaurant; access to the Outback Explorer lounge car; selected drinks throughout the journey; bedding; towels; complimentary toiletries; and all off-train experiences.

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Dates & prices



Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Perth

    The capital of Western Australia, the largest state in Australia, mineral wealth has bee...

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