Queensland Rail Travel

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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.



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With two weekly return services, the Inlander provides a comfortable and sustainable way to travel across Queensland’s rugged north-west from Townsville to Mount Isa. Take your time to explore the historic town of Charters Towers, the fossil collections in Hughenden and the ancient underwater marine reptiles collections in Richmond. Further west, explore the towns of Julia Creek, Cloncurry and the mining city of Mount Isa. Whether it’s for a holiday, visiting family or to watch your favourite sports team in Townsville and enjoy the coast, the Inlander is a great way to travel.

Take a journey through frontier country from Normanton to Croydon as you step aboard the iconic Gulflander. Also known as the ‘Tin Hare’, this legendary rail motor is one of the last great characters of the rail world.

Affectionately said to go from ‘nowhere to nowhere’, the Heritage Listed Normanton to Croydon line was never connected to the state rail network and remains the only line in Queensland still measured in miles. From wetlands and grasslands to arid Savannah territory, the Gulflander travels through countryside that most people will never see. This nostalgic rail journey is the perfect way to discover an area steeped in pioneering history and heritage.

As a working tribute to the Gulf of Carpentaria’s early pioneers, the Gulflander is a once in a lifetime experience.

Head to the heartland of Queensland’s outback aboard the Spirit of the Outback.

The journey between Brisbane and Longreach offers a unique insight into the history and cultures of Australia. Wonder at the ever-changing landscape – as the train makes its way to and from the very heart of the Queensland Outback. Travel the full journey or stop for a few days in the many towns along the way. No matter your destination, the adventure is aboard Spirit of the Outback.

Rediscover the luxury of time with a rail journey along Queensland’s coast aboard the Spirit of Queensland.

With regular services each w eek, it’s a great way to travel to visit friends and family or stop along the way to experience some of Queensland’s spectacular destinations including the Whitsundays, Townsville, Cairns or south to Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane with connections to travel furt her to the Gold Coast. Whether you’re travelling to see the natural wonders of the north or to catch the twinkling lights of the city in Brisbane, the Spirit of Queensland is an easy and sustainable way to travel between Brisbane and Cairns.

Discover the natural wonders of Queensland’s southwest outback aboard our Westlander.

From Brisbane take a rail journey through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs to Charleville. Watch the outback come to life as you pass through wide-open farming, grazing country to regional towns o f Dalby, Roma, Mitchell, and Charleville. From Charleville you can travel further southwest to Cunnamulla or try your luck fossicking for renowned boulder opal in Quilpie. Whether you’re travelling for a holiday, visiting family, or travelling to larger cities of Toowoomba, Ipswich or Brisbane, the Westlander operates two weekly return services and is a great, sustainable way to travel.

Take a relaxing journey on the Tilt Train, it’s an easy way to go visit family, enjoy a holiday or an escape to the city.

The Tilt Train provides a convenient, sustainable and value for money way to travel. With daily services between Brisbane, Bundaberg and Rockhampton, you can leave the car behind, sit back and let us do the driving. Watch your favourite sporting team, see a live show in Brisbane or connect locally to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. The Tilt Train is also the perfect way to take the family on a holiday to some of Queensland’s iconic locations in the Fraser Coast, Bundaberg and Capricorn regions.

Offering Economy and Business Seats, a Kiosk for light snacks and refreshments and Free Wi-Fi to help you stay connected.. there’s no easier way to travel.

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.

Being one with the rainforest as you undertake an unforgettable journey is what makes Kuranda Scenic Railway such a must-do experience.


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