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Australia: Perth to Sydney via Adelaide on the Indian Pacific

Resort:Australia: Perth to Sydney via Adelaide on the Indian Pacific
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Australia
Price From: £1695.00

Overview

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

Itinerary

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)