On the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Perth journey, new Off Train Excursions offer more choices in South Australia and true Outback experience on the Nullarbor Plain.
On this 4,352km journey, you will take in the changing vistas and your meals onboard will take inspiration from the varied and awe-inspiring landscapes that the train travels through, with regionally-inspired menus. That means as our guest, you’re sampling deserts flavoured with New South Wales native strawberry gum, succulent Dorper Creek lamb from South Australia’s pastoral hills and creamy brie from the lush Margaret River in WA.
And your culinary adventure doesn’t stop with the train. The new range of Off Train Excursions take you right to culinary centres and unique dining experiences. During our time in South Australia, you have the choice of tours, pick from an afternoon in the picturesque city of Adelaide or a wine-tasting tour of Barossa Valley and on the Nullarbor enjoy the new Outback dinner experience.
Walking tour and off-train dinner at the National Wine Centre
Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of South Australia’s capital on this new Adelaide walking tour. A guide will share the historical and cultural highlights along the city’s buzzing North Terrace.The walk continues through the 100 year old Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Discover native flora, trees including the Wollemi Pine dating back to the time of dinosaurs and incredible varieties including the Amazonia waterlily which mysteriously flowers only at night.
The walk concludes at the National Wine Centre. Sample wines from Australia’s largest tasting room experience and enjoy a South Australian dinner in their dining hall.
Dinner on the Nullarbor
The newest regular stop on the Indian Pacific refines the idea of “middle of nowhere”.On the fringes of Australia’s largest sheep station, this little outpost on the Nullarbor Plain is pure jackaroo country. Five hours by car to the nearest town, Kalgoorlie, and 950km from nearly capital city, Perth, the Indian Pacific takes you there with ease.
At this remote siding, step off the train for a special Outback dinner of roast lamb served under a canopy of stars.