Introducing the new Indian Pacific journey for 2025

Experience an entirely new, extended journey, with new Off Train Experiences and a signature dinner in the Barossa Valley in 2025.

From east to west and back again, the Indian Pacific has been crossing the Nullarbor and traversing the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track for over 50 years. In 2025, Gold Premium will be introduced on this epic journey, ushering in a new style of transcontinental travel, with contemporary cabins and a range of added benefits. Added to this is the new, extended, five-day eastbound itinerary, this means more time on board, new immersive experiences, and more options when it comes to exploring Australia by train.

Day One, Saturday

Setting off from Perth after a fabulous welcome event, the Indian Pacific travels into the night while guests clink glasses and prepare to enjoy their first delectable meal on board. Expect contemporary Australian cuisine with seasonal and regional flavours, paired with the finest regional wines.

Day Two, Sunday

The next day, as sunrise unfolds across Australia’s largest outback town, Kalgoorlie, the Indian Pacific pulls in, and guests are invited to join the first Off Train Experiences of the journey, delving into this mining town’s past and present, with a visit to the region’s gold-rush era, now modern-day, Super Pit mine.

Having worked up an appetite, guests reboard for brunch, travelling onward across the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Crossing borders and time zones, the Indian Pacific enters South Australia before dinner is served on board. Late evening, the train pulls into the almost-ghost-town of Cook for a nightcap, late-night bonfire and stargazing experience.

Day Three, Monday

The morning is spent travelling through the pastoral lands and communities of remote South Australia as the Indian Pacific cruises past the Flinders Rangers, Spencer Gulf and the Adelaide Plains. Mid-afternoon, the train pulls into Two Wells, where guests disembark and transfer to the world-renowned, wine-producing region of the Barossa Valley for another immersive Off Train Experience.

Come evening, Seppeltsfield Winery is the setting for a signature dining experience in the atmospheric vintage cellar. A traditional ‘Firing of the Barrel’ display is part of the evening, as well as a food and wine pairing curated by Executive Chef Owen Andrews, highlighting regional produce and traditional methods that reflect the story of the Barossa. Here, Platinum guests are also treated to a special 100-year-old  vintage Tawny tasting experience.

Day Four, Tuesday

Crossing another border during the night, the next stop is Broken Hill, New South Wales. After breakfast, it’s time to explore the Silver City on an Off Train Experience, with a selection of guided history, art and cultural experiences that showcase the highlights of Australia’s first heritage-listed city.

Returning to the train for lunch, admire the scenery as the Indian Pacific travels through regional New South Wales. Tonight, dinner is served on board for the final night of this incredible journey. It’s not over yet though – the Blue Mountains are beckoning.

Day Five, Wednesday

This World Heritage-listed area marks your final Off Train Experience before arriving in Sydney. Say goodbye to the Indian Pacific after breakfast, to travel deep into the mountains, known for their soaring sandstone ridges wrapped in native flora. Whether visiting Scenic World and experiencing the Scenic Skyway, Scenic Cableway and Scenic Railway, or taking a guided walk, the views are nothing short of spectacular. Both experiences end at Echo Point Lookout, perched on the edge of the escarpment in Katoomba, in time for a light lunch.

The last leg of the journey is on a chartered New South Wales rail service into Sydney Central Station, with the Indian Pacific crew hosting. If guests prefer to arrive in Sydney earlier, there’s the option to forgo the Blue Mountains and stay on board the Indian Pacific, travelling directly to Sydney Central Station and arriving before lunch.

Arriving into the harbour city, the journey concludes, but the memories will live on. Book your Indian Pacific adventure today.