If you’re planning a trip to Australia, you need to consider how you’re going to travel around the country. Whether you’re planning to explore the cities or you want to see the incredible landscape of the Australian outback, one of the best ways to get around Australia is by train. Indian Pacific trains in particular are a great choice for exploring Australia, as they allow you to enjoy the sights through the window as you traverse the country.
But before you book a place on an Indian Pacific train, you’ll want to know all about what’s available onboard. This is particularly true when it comes to entertainment – after all, you’ll be spending a lot of time on the train in between visiting various landmarks, cities and beaches. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the entertainment options available to you when you travel on an Indian Pacific train.
One of the most exciting entertainment options available on Indian Pacific trains are the live performances. This includes musical performances both on and off the train, such as singing in a carriage or outside at night, where you can enjoy the music and take some time to appreciate the stunning wilderness of the Australian outback.
Off train experiences
While you will of course spend a lot of time travelling onboard the train, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy lots of off train experiences. Depending on your route, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a range of iconic Australian locations. This includes sightseeing in Adelaide, plus a walking tour of the city. You’ll be able to learn all about the history of Adelaide and see many of its historic buildings.
You’ll also have the chance to visit the incredible Blue Mountains, where you can fly over the forests and valleys on the cableway. The views are truly stunning and definitely not to be missed.
Then there’s the Nullarbor Plain, an incredible part of the Australian outback unlike any landscape you’ve encountered before. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the abandoned town of Cook, which some say is like walking through history.
If you’re on the Sydney to Perth route, one of the unique destinations you’ll be able to visit is Broken Hill. This city has a long and fascinating history and, as the trip there is included in your train fare, you should definitely make the most of this chance to explore this remote, unusual city.
While you’re there, you can visit the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. Housed in a historic building, the gallery is home to a range of work from local artists.
On the Perth to Sydney route, the off train experiences include a visit to Kalgoorlie, which has the distinction of being the outback’s largest city. It’s also the place where the 1893 gold rush began, so there’s a lot to absorb in terms of local history. Your trip to Kalgoorlie includes a visit to Hannan’s North Tourist Mine, where you can watch a short play about the history of the area, performed by a local theatre company.