Rail Travel in Queensland


Norman to Croydon

Fondly referred to as the old ‘tin hare’, the Gulflander is an award-winning service, which operates between Normanton and Croydon in Queensland's Gulf Country. A half-day journey, The Gulflander often stops for an impromptu morning tea supplied by the locals and for photo opportunities at Norman River Bridge.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns to Kuranda

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda. Rising from sea level to 328m, the journey to Kuranda passes through World Heritage protected tropical rainforest, past beautiful and spectacular waterfalls and into the awesome Barron Gorge before reaching the village of Kuranda.

The Inlander

Townsville to Mt Isa

The Inlander operates between the popular tourist destination of Townsville and the mining centre of Mount Isa, where so much of Queensland's mineral wealth is found. Mount Isa offers terrific camping and four wheel driving in the rugged terrain surrounding the town, while the Outback at Isa complex is a must-see. Dont miss the chance to visit the famed Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park, and if dinosaurs take your fancy the nearby Riversleigh fossil field is one of the worlds best known deposits of fossilised relics.


Cairns to Forsayth

The Savannahlander is a truly unique journey that travels all the way from Cairns to Forsayth, 423 kilometres away, over two days. Affectionately known as 'The Silver Bullet', the 1960's Savannahlander is one of the world's greatest rail experiences, offering passengers the opportunity to discover the outback in a very unique and comfortable way.

Spirit of The Outback

Brisbane to Longreach

This train is a great way to see Queensland’s captivating outback in air-conditioned comfort, but without the hassles associated with making the 1,300 km long journey by car. On its journey west, the Spirit of the Outback passes through the heritage towns of Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine before arriving in Longreach, home to the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum and the Outback Heritage Centre.

Spirit of Queensland

Brisbane to Cairns

A fast, hi-tech train that travels the east coast of Queensland between Brisbane and Cairns. The new-look train has undergone a major refurbishment including state of the art RailBeds, new premium economy seating and on-board entertainment options. The train covers the 1,681kmin in just 25-hours,

The Sunlander

Linking Brisbane and Cairns, The Sunlander services many of Australia's iconic oceanside destinations - Fraser Island, The Whitsundsay Islands, The Great Barrier Reef and the tropical city of Cairns. On the way it passes through some of Australia's most scenic sub-tropical and tropical regions. The Sunlander offers three levels of service - Queenslander Class, Sunlander Class with a choice of single, abd twin sleeping berths, and Economy Class with a choice of triple-share berths or sleeper seating.

Tilt Train

Brisbane to Bundaberg; Bursbane to Rockhampton

The Tilt Train follows a similar route to the more leisurely Sunlander, but gets its passengers to their destination faster. The hi-tech Tilt Train provides an efficient, no-fuss overnight link between Brisbane and the major coastal destinations north of Brisbane. Tilt Train services offer business styled seating throughout, while services to Rockhampton offer a choice of business or economy seating.

The Westlander

Brisbane to Charleville

The Westlander takes you across the towering mountains of the Great Dividing Range through the lush green countryside of the Darling Downs, and out to historic Charleville in the heart of mulga country. In Charleville you'll have amazing opportunities to see native flora and fauna that just cant be found in the bigger centres.

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