Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y - You're on the bucket list!

Welcome to our tour of Australia. During the month of April we are going to visit our favourite spots in Australia. Come join us on our walkabout through the land down under.

Yesterday we visited some of the xtra places that we couldn't get to earlier in the challenge. Click here if you missed that post. Today we check out one of the items that is on our bucket lists. We titled this "You're on the Bucket List"

Australia is a big place and there is still of lot of the country that we haven't seen. We could drive or fly across the country but there is something magical about seeing the countryside go by in the comfort of a train carriage. There are many different train journeys in Australia but the Indian Pacific, the most famous and longest journey is the feature of today post. The Indian Pacific takes you from coast to coast on a 3 day journey from Sydney to Perth. Throughout the trip you will see the pristine farmland, mountains and the vast expanse of the outback. It would be a great way to experience a large part of the Australian countryside in comfort. It is not a cheap trip but one Amanda and I plan to do at some point.

Cost: Prices are in Australian Dollars
Coach class style seats (known as Red Service) is $939 ($740 USD). This is for just a seat with no cabin or meals included.
Cabin Fares range from $1929-$3769 per person ($1510-$2950 USD) depending on the size of the cabin and whether you want private bathroom facilities.
More Info:
 The Indian Pacific at Central Station in Sydney.

Have your ever taken a long train trip? What are you blogging about today?



  1. I found that train trips are not cheap, but you do get the opportunity to see the country and not have to worry about driving. We took several train trips when I was growing up from Pennsylvania to California before we moved to California. It was a 3 day 2 night trip. I feel for my mom because the last train trip we did when we moved, I had broken my ankle a week beforehand so here she is trying to maneuver me around a train with a cast on :) And then two trips before that I had gotten the flu on the train :) We want to take a trip on a train sometime but it is right now on our bucket list too.


  2. that is definitely not cheap, but it seems like it would be a great experience, definitely worth saving up for and splurging for the cabin.
    but is it non stop? or does it have sort of rest stops in between?

  3. This sounds amazing. I love trains! We did a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants trip for our honeymoon where we ended up taking a nice long Amtrak ride up the Pacific Coast. It was fantastic! We did it in sections so that we got off the train in several cities to go sightseeing and stay overnight in hotels. That made it substantially cheaper. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

  4. Wow, that is expensive. We take trains, even expensive sight seeing ones, but we generally get board after a few hours, so I don't think this one would be for us.


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