Queensland Rail Travel

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Indicative Rate * AU$49 to AU$899

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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Spirit of the Outback

The perfect Australian outback experience begins onboard the Spirit of the Outback, a journey through ever-changing scenery and rugged terrain between Brisbane and Longreach. Get to know your fellow travellers over refreshments in the Dining Car and enjoy Aussie meals as the adventure into the history and culture of early Australia unfolds.

Discover the pioneering spirit of Queensland's outback onboard The Westlander travelling from Brisbane across the Great Dividing Range, through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs to Charleville. Follow in the path of Queensland's famed explorers onboard The Westlander. Unwind, as you sit back relax and watch the striking scenery pass you by.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey combining unsurpassed views of World Heritage Listed rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of Tropical North Queensland. This is one of the world's great railway journeys, one not to be missed.

The Inlander

Experience the heritage and natural treasures of North Queensland's rugged inland onboard the Inlander. This historic journey begins in the tropical city of Townsville, through Charters Towers and the Great Dividing Range to the mining centre of Mount Isa.

The Tilt Train connects passengers with tourist destinations along the coastline between Brisbane and Bundaberg and onto Rockhampton. The Tilt Train is the perfect choice for short getaways such as a visit to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, whale watching in Hervey Bay or a relaxing break discovering the natural beauty of Fraser Island. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Tilt Train allows you to sit back and wave the world goodbye.

Experience the Spirit of Queensland as it journeys the Queensland coast between Brisbane and Cairns. Discover the contemporary and comfortable design of the Spirit of Queensland, by choosing a Premium Economy Seat with its leather seats and generous legroom or upgrade to a RailBed, a spacious seat by day converting to a lie-flat bed at night. With its modern seating and entertainment options, you will be relaxed from the moment you step onboard.

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.

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Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane. Ideal for couples, exclusive groups and corporate stays. Located only 13 kilometres from Brisbane airport, three kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District, and in the heart of Brisbane's fashionable suburb of New Farm, Spicers Balfour Hotel offers a central, stylish escape for both work and leisure. New Farm offers Brisbane's best restaurants, cafes, bars, day spas, and designer boutiques - all within a five minute walk from the hotel. Just minutes away, Brisbane's Central Business District offers a multitude of attractions, activities and events. Comprehensive facilities: Guests are privy to the hotel's butler service, dining room, rooftop bar (with views of Brisbane's city skyline and Story Bridge), wifi access and conference room - creating a luxury retreat that is modern and functional, yet comforting and private. The Balfour Kitchen is open for Breakfast, Royal High Tea, Lunch Events and Dinner. Booking is recommended.

Cedar Lookout

Wynnum, Brisbane Area
From AU$170 - 240
Cedar Lookout is a fully furnished air-conditioned house located 100 metres from the stunning waterfront of Moreton Bay with the islands as a backdrop. Being a self contained house, it caters for groups, families, or relocation to Brisbane where a three bedroom house is more comfortable. (The whole house is booked by your group, not just individual rooms.) Cedar Lookout is located in Wynnum, is a 25 minute drive from Brisbane City, only one hour south to the Gold Coast and one hour north to the Sunshine Coast. Wynnum is the water front suburb of Brisbane where the city meets the bay. Cedar lookout is perfectly located to base yourself while exploring Brisbane and all it has to offer. Wynnum Manly as the area is known, boasts one of the largest Marina's in Australia and caters for tourists with many activities. 200 metres to the Wynnum wading pool, a Brisbane icon and the new water adventure playground for the children. Close to many restaurants and clubs when you are not in the mood to cook. Join a fishing trip, boat cruise or explore the fabulous shops of the impressive shopping centre nearby, or sit and enjoy the view and weather!

A Pine Cottage

Wynnum, Brisbane Area
From AU$195 - 210
Holiday accommodation in Brisbane Bayside for the family doesn't get better than A Pine Cottage. It is a three bedroom, fully self contained holiday house. Ideal for holidays, short term rent and relocations. Pet friendly by arrangement. Being fully renovated this cottage is fully air-conditioned and only 50 metres to the waters edge in Wynnum, the waterfront suburb of Brisbane. Ideal location to use as a base while visiting Brisbane, only 25 minutes drive or train ride and you are in the city, an hour south to the bustling Gold Coast or an hour north to the Sunshine Coast to major tourist destinations. Home again by the Bay to relax or maybe join a boat charter, whale watching or just relax and enjoy one of the many restaurants on the waterfront. Relax in the private outdoor established bush setting, with dinner sizzling on the barbecue, you could be forgiven if you think you had stepped back in time.

Brisbane Gateway Resort

Rochedale, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$43 - 380
Brisbane Gateway Resort is one of Queensland's best caravan and tourist holiday parks. Located in Rochedale on the south-side of Brisbane, it's just 20 minutes into the City and 35 minutes from the Gold Coast. Catering to travellers and holiday makers who appreciate quality, cleanliness and excellent value for money, the resort has a full range of modern holiday cabin accommodation suitable for single travellers, couples, families and groups. A wide range of sites for touring caravans, motorhomes, campervans, camper-trailers and tents are also available. The sites are shady, spacious, neatly landscaped, well-drained and have electricity, water and waste-water services. Guest facilities include a large resort-style swimming pool, full-size day/night tennis court, fully-fenced adventure playground - all set within beautifully landscaped grounds. Other facilities include free guest wi-fi, recreation lounge and television room, free kid's Xbox games, free gas barbecues, undercover eating areas, camper's kitchen and modern laundry. If you are looking for a fresh holiday experience and a friendly place to stay and relax, you must come and see Brisbane Gateway Resort and discover the wonderful accommodation and facilities on offer... so close to the city!

Quest Chermside Apartment Hotel

Chermside, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$165.00 - 339.00
Quest Chermside Apartment Hotel offers guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. Quest Chermside is conveniently located in the thriving northern suburb of Chermside, 10km west of Brisbane’s International & Domestic Airports and 10km north of Brisbane’s Central Business District. With Chermside being one of Brisbane’s key business and shopping centres, Quest Chermside is ideally positioned to service the needs of corporate and leisure guests alike. Their accommodation features 54 stylish studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments (including a number of wheel chair accessible apartments) and includes their Atrium Room to accommodate your corporate meetings. Each apartment featuring work desks, fully equipped kitchens (extensive kitchenette in studios), broadband internet access, direct dial phones and in-room safes. Their spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments are fully self-contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities for those longer stays. All apartments include a balcony and individually controlled reverse-cycle air-conditioning for total relaxation and comfort.

Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$143 - 595
At Central Hillcrest they offer not only offer stunning views but proximity to everything you need during your stay in Brisbane. They have the Central Business District, GABBA, South Bank, the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and the Mater Hospital all on their doorstep. Their facilities are second to none offering an outdoor pool, heated spa, sauna, barbecue area and gym. Central Hillcrest Apartments tick all the boxes! Central Hillcrest Apartments offer complimentary parking, an outdoor pool, sauna, newly refurbished tennis court, barbecue area and a sun terrace. Fig Tree Bistro, located on the lower floor, is open for breakfast and dinner Monday to Friday offering modern dining to guests and visitors alike. Their warm and friendly service combined with the facilities, convenience and spaciousness of a studio, one or two-bedroom fully self-contained apartment will ensure your stay at Central Hillcrest is beyond your expectations.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$110 - 130
Nestled comfortably on the calming shores of South-East Queensland's beautiful Moreton Bay, The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast is yours to discover and enjoy. Travelling, visiting family, on business, or just trying to get away from the crowds? The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast welcomes you. Conveniently located a mere 30 minute drive from Brisbane City, and with easy day access to the Gold or Sunshine Coasts, The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast will not leave you stranded or short of things to do. The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast offers choices - King/Twin Room (private bathroom, not ensuite) OR Queen Ensuite Room, OR you are able to book the whole space - user-friendly for people travelling alone, couples, small groups or families. Prices are based on two people sharing one room. A well equipped kitchen allows you the option to self cater with ease, as you utilise the guest lounge, private covered veranda and spacious garden. But if a little pampering is what you are after, don't be afraid to engage your hosts in chat of the friendly kind! So why not come and experience this home away from home accommodation, kick up your feet and enjoy the hospitality?
  • Free WiFi
From AU$140 - 225
With a unique Aussie backyard feel, Comfort Inn and Suites Robertson Gardens are conveniently located between Griffith University, Garden City Shopping Centre, ANZ Stadium and QEII Hospital, and only 15 minute drive to the city centre. The modern and spacious accommodation consists of 60 one, two and three bedroom self-contained villas and 76 full service Deluxe Hotel rooms. Facilities include 24 hour reception, no credit card surcharges, free parking, free WiFi and free gymnasium. If staying in a Hotel Room, a full hot and cold buffet breakfast is included. The hotel is set on 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It boasts Gardens Restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Garden's caters for casual or business dining and packed lunches. Multi-sized rooms, flexible packages and an outdoor exhibition of 4,000 square metres of space, the property has a range of functions and uses when it comes to creative events including magical weddings. They are located in the southern suburbs of Brisbane with an ideal proximity to the commercial and business districts with direct access to Brisbane Airport via the Gateway Motorway within five kilometres.

Mantra Richmont Hotel

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$125 - 284
For a hotel ideally located to explore the best of Brisbane, you can’t go past Mantra Richmont Hotel in the historical suburb of Spring Hill. Just two kilometres from the heart of the central business district, you are just a short walk or five minute drive from world-class shopping, riverside restaurants, trendy nightlife spots and cultural entertainment. Whether you happen to be in the city for business or leisure, at Mantra Richmont Hotel you will find an effortlessly suited accommodation option. For the solo traveller or a couple on a city weekend escape, a Hotel Room is the ideal choice. If you are travelling in a group of up to four, a Richmont Room with two queen beds will accommodate you perfectly. To begin the day with a spring in your step, schedule in a visit to the hotel’s fully equipped gymnasium. Before venturing out and exploring the city, grab a coffee and bite to eat at the Grab n Go Café conveniently located in the lobby. If you feel like a trip to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, why not speak with the Tour Desk to plan out your day.

Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$175 - 400
Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane is a sophisticated boutique Hotel and Apartment accommodation complex that is part of Fortitude Valley's transformation as the new heartbeat of Brisbane. Just one and a half kilometres from Brisbane's Central Business District, you'll experience the best of urban convenience and cosmopolitan design, combined with exceptional facilities and service that revolves around you - right throughout your stay. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation whether you're staying for a short while or an extended period. Inner city living for the style-conscious traveller is right there at Alpha Mosaic Brisbane with design-savvy hotel rooms, one and two bedroom apartments with free unlimited wi-fi, mini-bar, in-room dining and balcony on most rooms. Security onsite parking is available for only AUD25 per night. Alpha Mosaic Hotel Brisbane is designed for the ultimate in convenience and cosmopolitan living. Soak up the stunning Brisbane climate in the Plaza garden square, kick back for a drink in the free-flowing lobby and bar, or enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant.
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