As a result of a two-year refurbishment program, the Gold Twin cabins aboard the Indian Pacific now feature new modern, en-suite bathrooms and new,...

At the age of 40, Great Southern Rail’s famous Indian Pacific train – which runs all the way across southern Australia between Sydney and Perth, via Adelaide – now has modernized, refurbished Gold Twin cabins, enhancing the traditional charm for which the Indian Pacific is known.

As a result of a two-year refurbishment program, the Gold Twin cabins aboard the Indian Pacific now feature new modern, en-suite bathrooms and new, plush furnishings and fittings, as well as improved bunk ladders and safety rails.


All cabins have also been fitted with a new in-cabin audio system, with five radio channels offering a range of different commentary and music options.

Great Southern Rail's Indian Pacific train travels all across southern Australia between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide. On its 3,962-kilometer (2,462-mile) journey the Indian Pacific travels through some of Australia's most inhospitable, but also most memorable, terrain. The Indian Pacific's route includes a 478-kilometer (297-mile) stretch of track on the Nullarbor Plain which holds the record of being the longest stretch of absolutely straight railway track in the world

The newly refurbished Gold Twin cabins are complimented by the Outback Explorer Lounge and the Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriages, both of which have recently been upgraded.

“Tens of thousands of guests enjoy a journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific each year and it is important that we continue to invest in our carriages and maintain the high standard of comfort aboard the train,” says Chris Tallent, Great Southern Rail’s chief executive.

“These refurbishments are just the beginning of a range of exciting changes that we will be introducing over the next 12 months,” adds Tallent. “We are set to redefine rail travel in Australia and unveil some exciting service enhancements aboard Australia’s Great Train Journeys.”

In 2011, Great Southern Rail’s budget-friendly Red Service also underwent major refurbishment with upgrades to the Red Day/Nighter Seats, Red Sleeper cabins and the introduction of new lounge and cafe carriages.

The Indian Pacific now offers high-quality accommodation carriages across all three service levels: high-luxury Platinum Service, comfortable Gold Service and economical Red Service.

The Indian Pacific train operated by Great Southern Rail traverses the length of southern Australia between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide. En route it passes through a wide variety of different types of terrain and passengers can see many different kinds of flora and fauna – including kangaroos and many other animals

For more information, or to book, visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au.

Great Southern Rail operates the trains The Ghan, the Indian Pacific, The Overland and The Southern Spirit and aims to make its train journeys a highlight of the travel experience throughout Australia.

Traveling on The Ghan (Darwin-Alice Springs-Adelaide), the Indian Pacific (Perth-Sydney via Adelaide), The Overland (Adelaide-Melbourne), or The Southern Spirit (Adelaide/Melbourne-Brisbane) travelers have the opportunity to see and experience the real Australia, viewing its native flora and fauna from air-conditioned carriages.

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