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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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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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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6 August 2017
This year will be the tenth year of the annual Gold Coast Multicultural Festival - an event that the whole family can enjoy. The Festival provides an unprecedented display of culture including International music, dance, drumming, instrumentals, art and craft, food and cultural Information - with up to 65 stalls!

Harrigans Rod and Custom Show

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15 October 2017
Harrigans Rod and Custom Show will feature premier, state of the art hot rods, classics, customs and street machines. This hot rod show has developed over the past ten years into the best one day show of it’s type with high-end elite cars competing for bespoke trophies and large prize money in the order of AUD9000 for 2017.
25 May 2017
The boat show with so much more. The not-for-profit Gold Coast International Marine Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event for boat lovers and enthusiasts attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

BeachCare Labrador

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5 March 2017
Come along to BeachCare and lend a helping hand. Never planted a dune plant before? Well here's your chance! They'll also ask you to keep your eyes peeled for any beach litter and help them remove some weeds.
From AU$75 - 75
8 April 2017
Be part of Queensland's most exciting triathlon weekend featuring Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial and ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast - a stage of the World Triathlon Series! Join the fun and participate in this major event as the hype builds up to the 2018 World Triathlon Series Grand Final and the Commonwealth Games.
From AU$1849 - 1849
17 July 2017
Find your favourite 4-Ball golf partner and join them for a warm winter holiday on Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast for the International Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball Golf Challenge. Four round, 4-Ball format featuring ambrose, best ball and aggregate stableford competition.

Chinatown Street Markets

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4 March 2017
The Chinatown Street Markets are held in Gold Coast Chinatown along Young and Davenport Streets, Southport. Enjoy a vibrant Asian inspired street food and entertainment scene with a range of international cuisines available.
From AU$3 - 3
25 February 2017
Hussy Hicks have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own.
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24 February 2017
Bearfoot are a reggae, roots, alternative band from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. They stand for a creative culture and they say they were born to bring a message to the streets. This coming February they are bringing this message to NightQuarter as they play on the main stage in the Paddock.
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7 October 2018
See the world's elite parachutists compete for the title of world champion in the fastest human sport on earth - and above it! Over 45 countries will send their National teams to the beautiful Gold Coast for seven days of skydiving over their magnificent beaches.
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