The Indian Pacific champions Australia’s food and wine
Written by: George Ristich
Date: 18th February 2015
The Indian Pacific is further embracing and championing Australia’s burgeoning food and wine scene with the introduction of regionalised on board menus, complemented by food and wine themed off-train touring.
The Indian Pacific in the Flinders RangesIndian Pacific passengers will now be able to enjoy an extended period in South Australia visiting some of the state’s best wineries and restaurants. These new all-inclusive experiences on the westbound departures include internationally renowned vineyards of the Barossa and dining in Adelaide, Australia’s food and wine capital.
The 2015/16 westbound schedule includes:
- An immersive tour of the Barossa, one of the world’s leading wine producing regions
- A tour of Adelaide and exclusive dining experience at the National Wine Centre, home to Australia’s largest tasting room
- A ‘Drover’s Stop’ at Rawlinna for a Nullarbor sunset dinner
The extended South Australian touring is part of Great Southern Rail’s range of new 2015/16 journey highlights for both the Indian Pacific and The Ghan.
BOOK EARLY & SAVE:
Advance Purchase – Save up to AU$540 (approx. £275) per person (in Gold Service) on westbound Indian Pacific (Sydney to Perth) when booking at least six months in advance. For travel from September 2015 onwards, subject to availability. Fares from AU$2,149 (approx. £1,090) per person.
International Earlybird – Save up to AU$500 (approx. £250) per person (in Gold Service) for travel eastbound (Perth to Adelaide to Sydney) on the Indian Pacific if booked prior to 31 March 2015 for travel from October 2015 onwards, subject to availability. Fares from AU$739 (approx. £375) per person.
All Great Southern Rail journeys now offer all-inclusive dining, beverages and a selection of off-train excursions for Platinum Service and Gold Service guests.
For full fares and further information visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au. To book visit austravel.com, trailfinders.com and freedomaustralia.co.uk.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
THE INDIAN PACIFIC
Journeying east to west from Sydney to Perth and covering 4,352km over three nights and four days, the Indian Pacific offers a world-class way to explore the vastness of Australia’s striking landscape.
The four-day/three-night eastbound service (Perth to Sydney) departs year round on Sundays but in peak season, (September to November) it also departs Wednesdays and features the following stops:
- Day 1: Perth & Kalgoorlie: Day 2: Cook: Day 3: Adelaide & Broken Hill: Day 4: Sydney
The four-day/three night westbound service (Sydney to Perth) departs Wednesdays. In peak season (September to November), it also departs Saturdays and features the following stops:
- Day 1: Sydney: Day 2: Broken Hill & Adelaide: Day 3: Rawlinna: Day 4: Perth