Come with me on a train ride. We’ll travel 4,352 kilometres across Australia from east to west, spending four days and three nights on a train 731 metres long. We’ll start in Sydney and stay in Perth at the end and along the way we’ll traverse deserts, stop in a ghost town and cross the mighty Nullarbor Plain. Come with me on a transcontinental journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific!
Indian Pacific Adventure #10 Queen Adelaide Restaurant, Indian Pacific
I’ve been asked more than once what was the highlight of our trip on the Indian Pacific. I could say the amazing scenery or the off-train excursions, and that would be true. But in reality, one of the best things about the journey was the food.
We were served the most delicious meals using beautiful local produce and all freshly prepared on board the train as we travelled. Every course of every meal was fabulous, especially the desserts.
I had dessert for breakfast:
Mango and ricotta hotcake with mascarpone and native blossom honey syrup
I had dessert for lunch.
Triple chocolate brownie with blood orange gelati
Chocolate caramel macadamia tart
And I had dessert for dinner.
Ginger and pear pudding with vanilla bean and macadamia ice cream and ginger sauce
Banoffee pie with vanilla bean ice cream and fresh blueberries
It’s lucky we walked 55 km while we were in Sydney and 45 km in Perth, because the only exercise I got on the train was walking to and from the restaurant!
Join Becky, who’s doing far more walking than I did on the train, for November Walking Squares