Queensland Rail Travel

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Indicative Rate * AU$49 to AU$520

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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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
From AU$130 - 400
Situated on the highest point in Brisbane’s Central Business District, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is a convenient address for business and leisure travellers. Discover an engaging blend of contemporary design, modern amenities and gracious hospitality, at a hotel dedicated to the perfect guest experience - ideal for a relaxing corporate trip, family holiday or weekend getaway.

Mantra On Queen

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$239 - 519
Just 20 minutes from Brisbane Airport and close to transport, the recently refurbished Mantra on Queen offers apartments boasting sweeping Brisbane River and city skyline views. Close to the city centre, the best of Brisbane is on your doorstep.

Ibis Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$100 - 280
Ibis Brisbane is convenitently located in the city centre. The hotel features 218 spacious and modern rooms, conference facilitites, and a restaurant and bar. Ibis Brisbane has all the key features for a comfortable stay and its convenient location means guests are only a short stroll from Brisbane's entertainment precinct, Southbank Parklands, Treasury Casino, Queen Street Mall and more!

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$159 - 1500
The multi award winning Brisbane Marriott Hotel is the epitome of elegance. Boutique in size, grand in style and service, perfectly positioned overlooking the Brisbane River nestled between the vibrant hub of Fortitude Valley and the expansive shopping and financial heart of the Central Business District.

Gambaro Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane,
From AU$150 - 250
Gambaro Hotel exudes luxury, style and sophistication. Located moments from Suncorp Stadium, the hotel is conveniently positioned in the heart of Brisbane’s Caxton Street precinct. This contemporary design hotel is famous for its elegance and personalised service.

ibis Styles Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$109 - 279
With a vibrant colour palette, a modern design aesthetic and an abundance of energy pulsating through the hotel, ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street is the new kid on the block; a hotel designed for Brisbane, inspired by Brisbane and determined not just to be comfortable and convenient but playful and fun as well!

Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel Brisbane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
From AU$139 - 555
Tryp Fortitude Valley promises you the ultimate unique urban accommodation experience. The charismatic boutique hotel offers you convenience and a choice of five different room types, including two inside spa rooms and another two with a private spa on the balcony.

Oaks 212 Margaret

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$153 - 1500
In the heart of Brisbane, Oaks 212 Margaret is situated next to the city botanical gardens, overlooking the Brisbane River, and yet only minutes from the Central Business District. This hotel has been designed to meet the demands of today's corporate and leisure traveller and is superbly located to take advantage of all that Brisbane has to offer.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$52 - 142
The award winning Brisbane City YHA boasts modern, state of the art facilities designed for the twenty-first century budget traveller, with a unique Australian theme throughout. Located a short walk from the central business district, this YHA offers modern air-conditioned multi-share, double, twin and family rooms (many with ensuites).

Manly Pavilion Apartment #2

Manly, Brisbane Area
From AU$300 - 400
Located right in the heart of the Manly Harbour Village, Pavilion Apartment #2 is directly opposite the foreshore of the Manly Marina and has it all - convenience of location, waterfront views and ample living space.
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