Have you always wondered what you would see crossing Australia from coast to coast? Well, I`ve been on board the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney and I can tell you the scenery along the way changes a lot. I believe the best way to show you is to take you on a photo journey from West to East. And as a bonus there`s a short video at the end too!
The first three photos were taken only half an hour apart from each other after leaving Perth. As you can see, there`s quite the difference.
On the second day we crossed the Nullarbor Plain with longest straight section of railway in the world, 478 km.
The third day we had an early stop in Adelaide and this is the view we had on our way to Sydney.
On our final day, we probably saw the greenest scenery along our journey. Just beautiful, not to mention riding through the Blue Mountains just before reaching Sydney.
As promised, a short video of my train journey crossing Australia:
When you`re aboard the train you`ll see the different scenery while crossing such a big country like Australia. It`s hard to imagine for someone who comes from a tiny country like Belgium, heh, there are even sheep farms in Australia the size of Belgium! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your train journey across. Want to know what it`s like aboard the Indian Pacific, read up here. And don`t forget about the off train tours you can do.
I was invited as a guest on the Indian Pacific by Great Southern Rail, but all opinions, photos and video are my own.
So much open space. Just beautiful! I’m a bit envious; I’d love to take a train ride across Australia. What an amazing experience!
Thanks Gayla! It is definitely a unique experience as it`s a lovely way to see the diversity of Australia.
Amanda @ Adventures All Around says
Oh I love this one… I have yet to go East to West, but I did do North to South on the Ghan and absolutely loved it.
Between being rocked to sleep at night, waking up to see red dirt outside my window for the first time, and of course happily eating and drinking across Australia was a trip to remember. Glad you enjoyed yours too.
The Ghan sounds like a great trip too as I also got some recommendations while on the Indian Pacific. I love NT and can imagine that seeing the scenery along that way is pretty unique with the red sand everywhere. Thanks for sharing your experience.
These are so beautiful! I especially love the gorgeous red earth in the third to last photo and then the one following it. Thanks for sharing!
Oh thank you for the compliment! The one following the red, with all the green and tall trees, reminds me of Italy, well Tuscany, which was weird to see in Australia. Glad you enjoyed my photos 🙂