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Win a holiday on Australia's Great Rail Journey

Published: 8:10AM Monday July 12, 2010 Source: Breakfast

  • The Indian Pacific train (Source: Breakfast)
    The Indian Pacific train - Source: Breakfast


Here's your chance to win a once in a lifetime $10,000 holiday on the Indian Pacific, the epic rail journey across Australia, joining the Indian and Pacific oceans.

This truly is one of the world's great train journeys.

The winner will receive two Gold Service Tickets on the amazing Indian Pacific train trip from Sydney to Perth or vice versa, this includes all meals and sleeping accommodation on the four-day journey.

The winner will receive two economy class airfares flying Air New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Sydney and from Perth (or vice versa).


Three nights accommodation for two at the Mercure Perth Hotel in a twin/double room

Seats for two people on any of Australian Pinnacle Tours' five full day tours with a picnic lunch

Tickets for two people to the Perth Mint.

Over the next eight days, Breakfast will be giving viewers four on-screen clues. Viewers need just three of them to enter the competition.


The Indian Pacific celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year - the inaugural journey took place in 1970 and there were over 10,000 people to welcome its first arrival at Perth Terminal.

The journey from Sydney to Perth is 4352 kms and it takes 4 days and 3 nights to complete.

The average speed of the train is 85kph.

The train gets its name from the two oceans it travels between.

The symbol of the Indian Pacific is the Wedge-tail Eagle - Australia's largest eagle. Its massive 2 metre wingspan symbolises this epic journey, the adventure that spans the continent.

Check out and watch the promotional video here


Western Australia has more beaches and the longest coastline of any state/territory in Australia. It is also home to some of the whitest and most pristine beaches in the world.

Western Australia is home to more than 12,000 species of wildflowers, the largest collection in the world. Over 60% of these species can be found only in Western Australia.

Western Australia is one of the largest states in the world, with a landscape that is inspiring in its grandeur and includes pristine beaches, rugged gorges, unique rock formations and secluded waterfalls.

Perth enjoys 3000 hours of sunshine a year, more than any other Australian capital city and its also home to Kings Park, which at more than 400 hectares, is the largest inner city park in the Southern Hemisphere.

Check out Tourism Western Australia's website.

Click here for the competition terms and conditions.

Competition closes 5.00pm Thursday, July 22.

Special offer for Breakfast viewers

Save up to $A400 per person on the Indian Pacific travelling from Sydney to Perth (or vice versa).

Obtain a free Indian Pacific merchandise kit valued at $NZ100 per person when you book a Gold Service berth between Sydney or Adelaide and Perth (or vice versa).

This will be valid for travel up to December 31, 2010. Bookings must be made before July 31, 2010.

Bookings can be made at your local travel agent, simply quoting 'Breakfast Offer'.

This is valid for new bookings only.

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