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DAY 1 – 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 – Arrive Cairns

This morning the train will pass through Townsville and then make its way along the picturesque Cassowary Coast, arriving into Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be met by your friendly tour host and transferred to the Cairns Queenslander with time to freshen up before enjoying dinner. (D)

DAY 3 – Skyrail, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands

We board the Skyrail that makes its journey up and over the Rainforest below before arriving into colourful and quirky Kuranda. The village in the rainforest has earned a reputation as the arts and crafts nexus of Tropical North Queensland. You will have time to wander through the markets before we meet our coach and travel to Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands arriving at the Australian Coffee Plantation. The Plantation is situated along side the spring waters of Emerald Creek and is furnished with 25,000 young and fully producing Arabica Coffee trees. After enjoying a coffee and tasty alfresco lunch, we will tour the plantation. We then make our back to Cairns in time for our dinner this evening. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise, Port Douglas, Palm Cove

Today we adventure into the Mossman Gorge. The Gorge has a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders that line the gorge creating cool clear freshwater swimming holes. We then make our way to the Daintree River for a River Cruise spotting crocs and other wildlife. Then into Port Douglas with time to explore the town before returning to Cairns via Palm Cove. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,MT,D)

DAY 5 – Paronella Park, Townsville

Departing Cairns this morning, we make our way along the Great Green Way which extends from Cairns to Cardwell and passes through World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests arriving at Paronella Park. The Park is a magical and unforgettable place nestled amongst heritage gardens and 13 acres of lush tropical rainforest. We will tour through the Castle Ruins, then enjoy a lunch before departing to Townsville arriving in time for dinner at the Cowboys. Overnight Madison Plaza Townsville (B,L,D)

DAY 6 – Magnetic Island

Departing to board the ferry to Magnetic Island for our discovery coach tour of this beautiful Island . It only takes 25 minutes on a ferry to arrive in paradise. Magnetic Island sits within the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, but the landscape here is different to the usual tropical rainforest found on many of the Great Barrier Reef islands. Enjoying a lunch at Horseshoe Bay before returning for dinner this evening. Overnight Madison Plaza Townsville (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Townsville, Board Spirit of Queensland

This morning we depart on our City Tour including a stop at Castle Hill Lookout. Right in the heart of Townsville, the lookout that offers panoramic views from where you will have a lovely photo opportunity. Then a scenic drive along The Strand then make our way to the Museum of Tropical North Queensland for a guided tour of the many exhibits including HMAS Pandora. Following lunch, we depart to meet the Spirit of Queensland for our relaxing journey home. (B) (All meals on the train for RailBed passengers)

DAY 8 – 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 schedule to arrive at 9.20am.

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Rail Fares RailBed Premium Economy Seat
$1340 + rail $1660 + rail QLD Pensioner $400pp $50pp
Aust. State Senior $589pp $315pp
Adult $796pp $536pp
2019 Departure Dates:
25 May – SOLD OUT, 22 June
  • Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • A $450 non refundable deposit is due upon booking
  • Full payment is non refundable within 60 days of departure
  • QLD Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers
  • Seniors Fares are for Australian Government Senior Card Holders only
  • Pension and Seniors Card numbers must be advised at time of booking
  • RailBed fares include meals. Other train fares do not include meals
  • Rail fare prices are return
  • Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure due to group rail ticketing requirements
  • Concession rail fares are not available for international passengers as they are verified by Centrelink

Highlights & inclusions

  • Travel on the Spirit of Queensland train from Brisbane to Cairns and Townsville to Brisbane
  • 3 nights Cairns
  • 2 nights Townsville
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Coach touring and commentary
  • Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise
  • Port Douglas Township, Palm Cove
  • Skyrail, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands
  • Paronella Park
  • Townsville
  • Day tour to Magnetic Island
  • Museum of Tropical North Queensland
  • Meals as indicated + meals on train for RailBed passengers
  • Fully escorted

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