Day 1: Spirit of Queensland – Brisbane to Cairns
Join the Spirit of Queensland this afternoon and travel north overnight to Cairns. Overnight on board the Spirit of Queensland. (D)
Day 2: Cairns
This morning the train passes through the sugar cane fields of North Queensland. Arrive into Cairns and make your own way to your accommodation. Stay overnight at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. (BL)
Day 3: Cairns to Cape Tribulation
Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman and embark on an informative one hour Daintree River cruise. Ascend the Alexandra Range and view the World Heritage tropical rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Travel beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek and experience a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Stay overnight at The Heritage Lodge and Spa in the Daintree, Cape Tribulation. (BL) .
Day 4: Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
Today continue travelling through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area on the Bloomfield Track. Visit one of North Queensland’s oldest running pubs, the Lions Den Hotel. Discover the mysterious Black Mountain steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving in Cooktown. Stay overnight at Sovereign Resort Hotel, Cooktown. (L)
Day 5: Cooktown to Cairns
Spend the day exploring Cooktown at leisure. Experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as Cook knew it in 1770. Walking trails surround Cooktown’s Heritage and scenic rim with most attractions within easy walking distance. This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, travelling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region. Arrive back into Cairns this evening. Stay the next two nights at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. (B)
Day 6: Cairns
Spend the day at leisure exploring Cairns. Visit the wide range of shops and restaurants, relax at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and browse the Cairns Night Markets on the Esplanade. (B)
Day 7: Cairns
Your holiday concludes upon check-out from the hotel. (B)
The Spirit of Queensland departs on Mondays and Fridays from Brisbane at 3.45pm
dates & pricing
||Mondays and Fridays
- Fares Valid 1 May – 27 Jun, 1 – 30 Nov 19. Other prices apply 28 Jun – 31 Oct 19.
- Prices are per person twin share
- Australian Pension Concession Card holders, Government Senior Card holders, Queensland Pension Concession Card holders and Queensland Government Senior Card holders may be entitled to Concession Fares that are partly or fully funded by the Commonwealth or State Governments. To qualify for Concession Fares, an Australian Concession Card must be presented at the time of booking; must be valid at the time of travel and must be carried at all times during travel.
- Adult rail fares are based on 72 hour advance purchase B-Quick fare.