The suspense is real. We have news to report of epic proportions. More thrilling than a Game of Thrones episode. More suspenseful than an Agatha Christie novel. More gripping than that time Robbie quit Take That.
Okay, maybe not quite that dramatic, but we’re amped to report that the Indian Pacific is BACK and ready for bookings.
And not like, back-and-you-can-book-it-for-travel-later, but back and you can travel this March.
The Comeback Tour
Like any great comeback, you have to make an impact on your return. Like that time David Bowie hibernated for 10 years then floored us with “The Next Day”.
The Indian Pacific has spent close to 12 months grounded only to bounce back with the kind of offer you can’t refuse. And like Bowie, the Indian Pacific has never had this long out of service, so they’ve come back swinging as they mean it (i.e., with great deals!).
The VIP Fan Fave
For the Indian Pacific groupies and the fresh new fans (the ones rediscovering how much cool stuff there is to do in our backyard), the Indian Pacific’s 4th of March Adelaide to Perth departure is like getting the limited-edition vinyl album from your favourite band.
Okay, we’ve dated ourselves, but you know what we mean: it’s an über special departure!
The 4th of March tour kicks off with an exclusive pre-boarding event in Adelaide, including a gourmet dinner and world-class wines. Kinda like the quality you get on board, thanks to the Indian Pacific’s master chefs who create regionally inspired delectable meals.
You’ll then hop aboard Australia’s iconic blue and yellow locomotive, travelling from Adelaide to Perth over three days and two nights. This is a want-for-nothing experience, as all sumptuous meals at the Queen Adelaide Restaurant are included. As too are all beverages and Off Train Experiences.
This means you can sip a locally grown fine wine as you revel in Australia’s vastness across the Nullabor Plain. And make new friends over creative cocktails in the Outback Explorer Lounge. And (weather permitting), savour a million-star dinner under the outback night sky in Rawlinna. It’s one of this journey’s two Off Train Experiences.
Curious about what life on board the Indian Pacific is like? Read Zoe Macfarlane’s review.
The B-Side Bonus
As Western Australia is as keen to welcome you back as the Indian Pacific crew are, you’ll also score three nights of 5-star accommodation in Perth, including daily breakfast. Plus, a 1-day Discover Rottnest Island tour! This is all at their Gold or Platinum Service standard.
Gold Singles are from $1,799*; twins $1,619* and Platinum twins or doubles from $2,329*.
But wait, there’s more. If this was a concert, this is where the band pretends to leave the stage, but you know they have their most famous song to still play. And just like that, the Indian Pacific drops mic on the next news: after their the 4th of March departure, they’ll resume their transcontinental journeys between Perth and Sydney. (The crowd cheers).
If you can’t swing the March 4th comeback departure, the rest of March is just as juicy. It’s like missing out on the opening night Beyoncé gig, but knowing that you’ll still experience a hit performance because… well… Bey! Yeah, so the Indian Pacific is like Bey. Only instead of a smash performance, you’ll get a bonus holiday package to extend your iconic Australian Perth-to-Sydney rail journey (or vice versa).
Pick Sydney, and along with your 4-day, 3-night epic journey aboard the Indian Pacific (and all those aforementioned perks), you’ll also snag a train-to-hotel transfer, three nights 5-star Sydney accommodation (with brekkie), and a premium dinner cruise with Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney.
For extra nights on arrival to Perth, you can add three nights at a 5-star Perth property with breakfast, along with a Discover Rottnest coach tour. Where you can see quokkas. Which to us is more fabulous than seeing Beyoncé in concert anyway. Right?
Journey Beyond’s bonus night’s holiday package is valid for a Gold Service Twin Cabin. It costs $2,899* per person and is valid for any trips in March 2021.
*T&Cs apply; see journeybeyondrail.com.au/special-offers/indian-pacific-returns or phone the Journey Beyond Travel Centre on 13 21 47.
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