Across Australia on the Indian Pacific

I’ve made it.

Here are some pictures of the first day and morning of second day of the  journey. Other pictures and stories soon. Not enough time at the moment.

I’m uploading these images from the reception office of Mountway Holiday Apartments, Perth, while waiting to hop on a taxi for the airport, for my flight back to Malaysia.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH123 from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney transiting Indonesian airspace off Palembang

Malaysia Airlines flight MH123 from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney transiting Indonesian airspace off Palembang

MH123 from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney approaches the Australian coast off Western Australia

MH123 from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney approaches the Australian coast off Western Australia

MH123 Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, right in the middle of Australia

MH123 Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, right in the middle of Australia

Malaysia Airlines B747-400 MH123 upper deck cabin

Malaysia Airlines B747-400 MH123 upper deck cabin

That's me on the MH123 KUL-SYD flight

That's me on the MH123 KUL-SYD flight

Croissant and fruits for breakfast. About 2 hours before landing in Sydney

Croissant and fruits for breakfast. About 2 hours before landing in Sydney

Yoghurt drink, black tea and mineral water to go with breakfast

Yoghurt drink, black tea and mineral water to go with breakfast

MH123 approaching Sydney

MH123 approaching Sydney

MH123 upper deck cabin, with wake-up lighting scheme

MH123 upper deck cabin, with mood lighting just starting up, to gently wake-up the passangers

Another view of the wake-up lighting on board Malaysia Airlines B747-400

Another view of the mood lighting starting up on board Malaysia Airlines B747-400

Outside right-hand side view of clear blue morning sky

Outside right-hand side view of clear blue morning sky

One of the first images in Sydney airport arrival - a Guardian pharmacy

One of the first sights in Sydney airport arrival - a Guardian pharmacy

My luggage at Sydney Airport's arrival hall

My luggage at Sydney Airport's arrival hall

A view of Sydney airport's arrival terminal

A view inside Sydney airport's arrival terminal

Yet another view of Sydney airport's arrival terminal

Yet another view inside Sydney airport's arrival terminal

Train ticket from Sydney International Airport to Central Station

Train ticket from Sydney International Airport to Central Station

Details on the train ticket

Details on the train ticket

A double decker train at the International Airport station

A double decker train at the International Airport station

Another view of the double-decker train

Another view of the double-decker train

My luggage at Sydney Central (Train) Station

My luggage at Sydney Central (Train) Station

Sydney Central Station main concourse

Sydney Central Station main concourse

Overhead direction panels at Sydney Central Station

Overhead direction panels at Sydney Central Station

Checking-in my luggage bag

Checking-in my luggage bag

Indian Pacific Sydney-Adelaide-Perth boarding information display

Indian Pacific Sydney-Adelaide-Perth boarding information display

Central signboard on Platform 3

Central signboard on Platform 3

Entrance to Sydney Central Station

Entrance to Sydney Central Station

Passageway into Sydney Central Station

Passageway into Sydney Central Station

Red flag marking place where to board Indian Pacific Red Service

Red flag marking place where to board Indian Pacific Red Service

Me beside one of the Red Service carriages at Sydney Central Station

Me beside one of the Red Service carriages at Sydney Central Station

Indian Pacific crew being introduced to guests on the platform

Indian Pacific crew being introduced to guests on the platform

Indian Pacific crew in Australia's national colors of green and gold

Indian Pacific crew in Australia's national colors of green and gold

Briefing by the train manager to Indian Pacific guests

Briefing by the train manager to Indian Pacific guests

Indian Pacific Red DayNighter (Seat) Service

Indian Pacific Red DayNighter (Seat) Service

Mid-carriage view inside Indian Pacific Red DayNighter Service

Mid-carriage view inside Indian Pacific Red DayNighter Service

My backpack with empty water bottle for toilet calls, netbook PC and light blanket on Indian Pacific Red Service carriage R's overhead luggage racks

My backpack with empty water bottle for toilet calls, netbook PC and light blanket on Indian Pacific Red Service carriage R's overhead luggage racks

Passageway from the Red Service Diner counter to the Diner dining space

Passageway from the Red Service Diner counter to the Diner dining space

Red Service Diner food service area

Red Service Diner food service area

First of three sunsets on the Sydney-Adelaide-Perth Indian Pacific

First of three sunrises on the 4,352 km Sydney-Adelaide-Perth Indian Pacific

My co-passengers on the R carriage enjoying the Indian Pacific sunset from our seats

My co-passengers on the R carriage enjoying the Indian Pacific sunrise from the comfort of our seats

Me in Wilfred's window seat. I was assigned the aisle seat next to Wilfred, and since he wanted the ability to move around without disturbing me, he offered to swap seat with me

Me in Wilfred's window seat. I was assigned the aisle seat next to Wilfred, and since he wanted the ability to move around without disturbing me, he offered to swap seat with me

At Broken Hill, not far from the border of New South Wales and South Australia, on the morning of second day of the four-day jouney

At Broken Hill, not far from the border of New South Wales and South Australia, on the morning of second day of the four-day journey

At Broken Hill, I can see the two locomotives used to haul the 700m-long Indian Pacific train from Sydney via the Blue Mountains to Adelaide

At Broken Hill, I can see the two locomotives used to haul the 700m-long Indian Pacific train from Sydney via the Blue Mountains to Adelaide

A carriage with full load of 8 cars, an Indian Pacific MotorRail service, to haul cars from Sydney to Adelaide and Perth

A carriage with full load of 8 cars, an Indian Pacific MotorRail service, to haul cars from Sydney to Adelaide and Perth

Full view of the Indian Pacific main locomotive, in signature blue livery with an image of a wedge-tailed eagle, Australia's largest eagle

Full view of the Indian Pacific main locomotive, in signature blue livery with an image of a wedge-tailed eagle, Australia's largest eagle

About nordin

I view myself as a quiet and low profile person. Additionally, my former landlady in Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia once told me I was an "intense" person. Well, she might be correct as well ...
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4 Responses to Across Australia on the Indian Pacific

  1. ahsuez says:

    we want more pictures! we want more stories! (in jealousy)

    hahahahaha..

  2. nordin says:

    Sure, soon. Currently selecting which of the over 16GB of pictures of the trip to be published here 🙂 Stories – also on the way..

  3. Jennifer says:

    Hi, My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip at Christmas.
    Could you please let me know how you found the comfort of the red seats to sleep in? And how clean/comfortble were the shared bathrooms and showers?
    Also, what was the quality / pricing of the food and beverages like?
    Thank you!!

  4. Lukas says:

    I’m very thankful for your images of doubledecker metro trains :D, they are the best I found.

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