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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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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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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Bees on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Keswick Island is home to thriving hives of purebred Caucasian bees. Unlike bees on the Australian mainland, these bees are free of many other diseases and are sometimes used as breeding stock for the mainland colonies.

Mothar Mountain Rockpools

Gympie, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Looking for a relaxing, sheltered place to while away some hours, you can't go past the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located in the Woondum National Park, about a 20 minutes, 16 kilometres drive from Gympie's Central Business District, the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic.

Condamine Gorge '14 River Crossing'

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only, the Condamine Gorge's '14 River Crossings' track is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of the Gorge.

Art Gallery, The

Injune, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
Be ready to be awed by what awaits you on this walk in Carnarvon Gorge National Park, as The Art Gallery contains some of the finest Aboriginal rock art in Australia. Just 5.6 kilometres from the trailhead, at the junction of Kamoloo Creek, a signposted access track leaves the main walking trail upstream of crossing number 10, providing a gentle climb to the escarpment base where the site is located.

Minerva Hills National Park

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
A relatively small National Park near Springsure in Central Queensland, Minerva Hills is dominated by Mount Boorambool, rising 600 metres above sea level, and the larger cliff fringed Mount Zamia (560 metres), which offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent.

Rollingstone Park

Rollingstone, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Pitch your tent and relax by the freshwater creek at Rollingstone Park. With a free designated tent and vehicle camping area, this is a great spot for a weekend getaway and cool down in the freshwater swimming area.

Birdwatching on Keswick Island

Keswick Island, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Keswick Island is a bird watcher's paradise. The island is home to many different bird species, with sightings of at least 33 different birds documented to date - an impressive variety for an island of Keswick's size.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers.

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meets the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations.
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