Queensland Rail Travel

Train Services

Queensland is full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered, and what better way to experience them than through the magic of rail. A scenic rail trip allows you to make the most of your holiday, with every minute of the journey as much a part of the adventure as the destination itself.

Relax in comfort as you watch the amazing scenery go by or enjoy the company of fellow travellers over a meal showcasing the finest of Queensland produce. With the convenience of traditional or modern trains, a choice of travel classes to suit, a rail journey is the perfect way to travel.

Queensland Rail Travel has a comprehensive network of long distance and tourist trains extending along the Queensland coastline from Brisbane to Cairns, and west to Charleville, Longreach and Mount Isa playing an important role in connecting regional Queensland.

The health and safety of their passengers and staff remains their top priority, therefore social distancing and heightened hygiene measures are in place onboard and at their stations.

Facilities

Free Wifi Non-Smoking

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Australian Tourism Export Council Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre

Accreditation

COVID Safe World Heritage

Services

Appeal to your adventurous spirit and take the track less travelled onboard Inlander. Explore the history and natural treasures of North Queensland’s rugged inland. This historic journey takes you past Charters Towers and through the Great Dividing Range before arriving in the heart of Queensland.

Join the legendary Gulflander for a rail journey unlike any other. The heritage-listed Normanton to Croydon line is an icon of the outback, an isolated railway line affectionately said to go from ‘nowhere to nowhere’. Originally built to connect the once-bustling river port of Normanton with the rich gold fields of Croydon, today the Gulflander is a once in a lifetime experience and a working tribute to the early pioneers of the region.

The perfect Outback Queensland experience begins onboard the Spirit of the Outback, a journey through ever-changing scenery and rugged terrain between Brisbane and Longreach.

With blue summer skies and rich golden soil to be seen on the horizon, the Spirit of the Outback provides the perfect opportunity to explore in comfort as the outback comes to life in front of your eyes.

The Spirit of Queensland combines modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of long-distance rail travel. Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation.

Travelling between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week, the Spirit of Queensland redefines the modern rail travel experience with a comfortable and convenient way to access spectacular holiday destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Cairns and everywhere in between.

Discover the true pioneering spirit of Queensland’s famous outback as you follow in the path of Queensland’s famed explorers onboard The Westlander. From Brisbane travel across the Great Dividing Range, through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs to Charleville, this scenic journey travels through some of the state’s most picturesque outback regions.

Experience this unforgettable journey into Queen sland’s western frontier as you follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers on Westlander. Unwind, as you sit back relax and watch the striking scenery pass you by.

Travelling between Brisbane and Rockhampton, sit back, enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride and avoid the traffic onboard the Tilt Train. The Tilt Train connects passengers with some of Queensland’s most iconic tourist destinations along the coastline with a quick and convenient way to access the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Capricorn Coast, Bundaberg, Burnett, Fraser Coast and South East Queensland regions.

Imagine all that natural wonder so close that you can almost touch it, your senses alive with the heady organic fragrance and untamed sounds of the dense rainforest. That’s what it’s like aboard Kuranda Scenic Railway as you unwind your way through a tropical paradise framed by rugged mountains with waterfalls tumbling forever into deep ravines.

Rising from sea level to 328m, the journey to Kuranda passes spectacular waterfalls and into the stunning Barron Gorge. Meandering through picturesque scenery, you travel through 15 handmade tunnels and a cross 37 towering bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of the north.

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