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Trip Overview

Head north from Sydney to Queensland on this 8-night adventure by train. Experience the joys of travelling by sleeper train to the state capital Brisbane, then onto the city of Cairns. Discover the Worlds oldest tropical rainforest and head out to the majestic Great Barrier Reef before heading home. This holiday will leave you with a lifetime of amazing memories!

Highlights

  • Relax in the comfort of travelling by overnight train 
  • Ride one of the most scenic trains in Australia on the Kuranda Scenic Railway 
  • Take to the sky above the beautiful Wet Tropics on the Skyrail cableway 
  • Discover the true Aboriginal culture and way of life at Tjapukai Cultural Park 
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime day sailing out to The Great Barrier Reef 

 

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES: 

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary 
  • Double Cabin accommodation from Sydney to Brisbane 
  • 3 nights onboard sleeper trains 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Brisbane 
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cairns 
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise from Cairns 
  • Kuranda railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway day trip 
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park entrance 

 

Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

DAY 1 - OVERNIGHT TRAIN 

Depart Sydney Central in the afternoon and settle into your private cabin for the journey. (Overnight Onboard) 

 

DAY 2 - BRISBANE 

Arrive in the Queensland capital in the morning, and head to your hotel.  Once checked in and refreshed head out to enjoy all this great city has to offer. (Overnight Brisbane) B 

 

DAY 3 - THE SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND 

Spend the morning as you wish, and then board The Spirit of Queensland train heading north to Cairns.  Enjoy In Seat Entertainment and food and drink served to your sleeper seat, as well as fresh bed linen.  B/D 

 

DAY 4 - THE SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND/CAIRNS 

Relax in the comfort of the train and enjoy the Queensland scenery as you speed towards Cairns.  Once you have arrived make your way to your hotel for a 3-night stay.  (Overnight Cairns) B/L 

 

DAY 5 - KURANDA RAILWAY, SKYRAIL AND TJAPUKAI DAY TRIP 

Depart Cairns in the morning for a 2-hour scenic train ride to the quaint village of Kuranda.  From here embark on a spectacular cable-way ride over what is often cited as being one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, The Wet Tropics Rainforest.  Admire the breath-taking views across the rainforest canopy, then visit Tjapukai, the original authentic Australian indigenous cultural centre.  Transfer back to Cairns for the night.  (Overnight Cairns.) B  

 

DAY 6 GREAT BARRIER REEF 

Today embark on a 2-hours cruise out to the Great Barrier reef for a day you will never forget.  Enjoy 4 -hours on the reef itself, with the options of snorkelling, semi-submersible coral viewing and feeding the fish.  (Overnight Cairns) B/L/AT 

 

DAY 7 - THE SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND 

Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the station to begin your journey home.  Watch the scenery fly past from the comfort of your seat onboard The Spirit of Queensland train.  (Overnight Onboard) B/L/D 

 

DAY 8 - BRISBANE 

Check into your hotel once you have arrived, then enjoy a full day sightseeing in Brisbane.  (Overnight Brisbane) B 

 

DAY 9 - END OF TOUR 

Enjoy the final leg of your holiday, travelling south by train to Sydney. B 

 

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER 

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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