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Day 1. 23 Dec – Depart Brisbane

Depart for your overnight journey on the Spirit of Queensland train in either RailBeds with all meals included plus pamper pack with the evening bed turn down, or Premium Economy seats. The train is scheduled to depart at 3.45pm. (All meals on the train for RailBed passengers)

Day 2. 24 Dec – Arrive Cairns

Wake for breakfast on the Spirit of Queensland. The train will pass through Townsville and then make its way along the picturesque Cassowary Coast, arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be met by our friendly tour host and transferred to the Cairns Queenslander, which is located close to the city. You will have time to freshen up before enjoying dinner this evening at the hotel. (All meals on the train included for RailBed passengers). (D)

Day 3. 25 Dec – Christmas Day Reef Casino

Merry Christmas! This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast followed by a late morning transfer to the Reef Casino for a wonderful Christmas lunch with all the special trimmings to ensure you have a memorable day. Bellies full, we then return to our hotel to relax this afternoon before meeting for a light dinner this evening. (B,L,Light Dinner)

Day 4. 26 Dec – Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise, Port Douglas

Today we depart for our drive along the Coral Coast Road which has been referred to as the Queensland equivalent of the Great Ocean Road, with beautiful views of the Coral Sea and coastline. We arrive at Mossman Gorge for a tour of this magnificent ancient gorge. Then onto the Daintree River for our boat cruise, to see crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat. We then depart for iconic Port Douglas where we enjoy lunch (own expense), and have the chance to wander around before returning to Cairns in time for dinner. (B,MT,D)

Day 5. 27 Dec – Kuranda Skyrail, Kuranda Village, Botanical Gardens

Following breakfast we will travel by Skyrail up the mountain range to the Kuranda Village. You will have time to wander through the markets and taste the local cuisine before we meet our coach and travel back to Cairns via the Botanical Gardens with time to walk through the lush gardens, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants. We then return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner. (B,D)

Day 6. 28 Dec – Trinity Inlet & Harbour Cruise

Today we enjoy a relaxing morning followed by lunch at the famous Dundees Restaurant and then an enjoyable calm water Trinity Inlet & Harbour Cruise. Upon return you will have time to wander through the city, walk along the Esplanade and Marine foreshore precinct at The Pier, or pop into the Reef Casino for a quick flutter if you wish. Alternatively return with coach to the hotel. Guests opting to enjoy free time in the city need to make their own way back to the hotel in time for dinner tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 7. 29 Dec – Depart Cairns

After breakfast the group will depart to meet the Spirit of Queensland train back to Brisbane. (B, All meals on the train included for RailBed passengers)

Day 8. 30 Dec – Arrive Brisbane

Today you will arrive at your home station after enjoying a charming rail journey from North Queensland with your new found friends. The train is scheduled to arrive into Brisbane at 9am. (B, All meals on the train included for RailBed passengers)

B = Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch D = Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Rail Fares Railbed Premium Economy Seat Departs 2017
$1490pp QLD Pensioner $400 $50 Dec 23
Aust. Govt.Senior $669 $369
Interstate Pensioner $857 $554
Adult $935 $628
  • Sole Use add $400
  • A $450pp non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking on this tour
  • QLD Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers (RailBed) or 2 vouchers (Seat)
  • All concession cards will be verified with Centrelink
  • Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure due to group rail ticketing requirements
  • Seniors Fares are for Australian Government Senior Card Holders only
  • Pension and Seniors Card numbers must be advised at time of booking
  • Spirit of Queensland Railbed fares include meals. Premium Economy fare does not include meals

Highlights & inclusions

  • Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns return
  • 5 nights accommodation at Cairns Queenslander
  • Kuranda Skyrail, Kuranda Village, Botanical Gardens
  • Christmas Lunch at Cairns Reef Casino
  • Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise
  • Trinity Inlet Harbour Cruise
  • Fully escorted
  • All meals as indicated
  • Meals are included on the train for RailBed Fares

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