Off Train Excursions

Traversing the breadth of Australia by train, you’ll pass through some of this country’s most spectacular terrains, famous cities, historic towns and well-known landmarks.

This provides the perfect opportunity to gain new insights into the people, culture and geographical wonders that shape this great land. Ironically one of the most rewarding aspects of a holiday on the Indian Pacific is getting off the beaten track.

Out West you can take in all of Perth’s major attractions, from the beautiful upper reaches of the Swan River to the Kings Park Botanical Gardens along with an introductory tour of Perth itself. You’ll visit Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles Desert with its imposing mystical limestone pillars. 

Steeped in Australian history and home of the late artist Pro Hart, Broken Hill makes a great place to dismount and visit several iconic locations. And further South in Adelaide, you’ll make your way from the magnificent St. Peter’s Cathedral past the newly revamped Adelaide Oval to the bustling Central Market where you’ll find exceptional wine and produce from the famed Barossa Valley region.

To Sydney! From a coffee cruise on the most famous of harbours to an action packed day of sightseeing in the city, this is one trip you may want to pack a little extra shopping money for.

With this many off train excursions you’ll return home with enough photos and stories to fill a month of slide nights!

Travelling Sydney to Perth, we stop in Broken Hill, Adelaide (or Barossa Valley), Cook and Rawlinna. At Broken Hill, Adelaide (or Barossa Valley), Platinum and Gold Service guests have a choice of Off Train Excursions included in your fare or you may choose from our optional upgrades instead. The Outback Stops for this journey is in Rawlinna where Platinum and Gold Service guests are invited to disembark for a traditional Outback lamb roast dinner under the wide Nullarbor skies and Cook where guests are given a self guided walking map to explore the town.

Pro Hart Gallery

Pro Hart Gallery

Broken Hill

Paris, New York, London and Broken Hill. You might not think it, but this town’s art scene could rival those of the biggest art capitals in the world.

Broken Earth

Broken Earth

Broken Hill

The Miner’s Memorial is a unique and striking structure that sits at a height of 54 metres overlooking Broken Hill. This attraction is located on the highest point of the Line of Lode remnant mullock dumps that transverse the city.

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

Adelaide

The Barossa Valley is located 60 kilometres north east of the Adelaide city centre and is notable as a major wine producing region and tourist destination.

Adelaide Walking Tour

Adelaide Walking Tour

Adelaide

Experience Adelaide by foot. Stretch your legs whilst being introduced to the city of Adelaide by your walking guide.

Self Guided Walk of Cook

Self Guided Walk of Cook

Cook

Cook is a railway station on the standard gauge rail line from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie with no inhabited places around.

Rawlinna Outback Experience

Rawlinna Outback Experience

Rawlinna

Platinum and Gold Service guests will be invited to disembark to partake in a traditional Outback lamb roast dinner under the wide Nullarbor skies. (Guests have the option to dine on board.)

Optional Upgrade - All About Perth

Optional Upgrade - All About Perth

Perth

Arrive on board the Indian Pacific and make the most of your first afternoon in Perth. Enjoy magnificent views from Kings Park. See the WACA Cricket Ground, Town Hall, Perth Mint, Parliament House, Burswood Casino and Barracks Arch.

Barossa Valley Platinum

Barossa Valley Platinum

Adelaide

The Barossa Valley is located 60 kilometres north east of the Adelaide city centre and is notable as a major wine producing region and tourist destination.

Hahndorf

Hahndorf

Adelaide

Experience Adelaide by foot. Stretch your legs whilst being introduced to the city of Adelaide by your walking guide.

The Living Desert

The Living Desert

Broken Hill

The Miner’s Memorial is a unique and striking structure that sits at a height of 54 metres overlooking Broken Hill. This attraction is located on the highest point of the Line of Lode remnant mullock dumps that transverse the city.

Travelling Perth to Sydney, we stop in Kalgoorlie, Adelaide, Broken Hill and Cook. At Kalgoorlie, Adelaide and Broken Hill, Platinum and Gold Service guests have a choice of Off Train Excursions included in your fare. The Outback Stop for this journey is in Cook where guests are given a self guided walking map to explore the town.

Self Guided Walk of Cook

Self Guided Walk of Cook

Cook

Cook is a railway station on the standard gauge rail line from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie with no inhabited places around.

City Sights

City Sights

Adelaide

You’ll see why Adelaide is one of the world’s best planned cities as you take in the sights and sounds of the city and its surrounding areas.

Central Market Progressive Breakfast

Central Market Progressive Breakfast

Adelaide

Walk along the colourful, stall-lined passageways of the Adelaide Central Market and taste the best of local, South Australian fresh produce. Meet the stall owners and take in the 140 years of marketplace history, making this the true food and culture centre of Adelaide.

Paddy Hannan's Ounce of Luck

Paddy Hannan's Ounce of Luck

Kalgoorlie

The gold rush, set off by Paddy Hannan’s discovery in 1893 was one of the biggest in Australian history.

The Main Drag

The Main Drag

Broken Hill

This experience chisels away at Broken Hill’s tough mining exterior to reveal glitz and glamour at its heart. Travel by coach or choose to stretch your legs and walk to the infamous Palace Hotel where you are in for a treat.

The Regional Art Gallery

The Regional Art Gallery

Broken Hill

It is the oldest regional art gallery in New South Wales and holds an important cultural position and role in the broader western New South Wales region.

Share this

© 2015 Great Southern Rail