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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 Townsville

Following breakfast on the train, we arrive into Townsville at 9.30am. We will be met by our tour host and depart on our City Orientation Tour, including a stop at Castle Hill, the large red rock monolith right in the heart of Townsville that offers panoramic views from the lookout where you will have a lovely photo opportunity. Enjoy 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. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at a local Restaurant. Overnight Madison Plaza, Townsville (L,D)

DAY 3 – Magnetic Island

Today we 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. Enjoy a lunch at Horseshoe Bay before returning to the mainland. Dinner tonight own arrangements. Overnight Madison Plaza Townsville (B,L)

DAY 4 – Paronella Park, Cairns

Departing Townsville this morning, we make our way north to 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 before making our way to Cairns. Overnight Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – Board Spirit of Queensland

This morning 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.

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

dates & pricing

2020 Departure Dates:
26 June, 24 August
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
  • 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 Townsville and Cairns to Brisbane
  • 2 nights Townsville
  • Day tour to Magnetic Island
  • Museum of Tropical North Queensland
  • Paronella Park
  • 3 nights Cairns
  • Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise
  • Port Douglas Township, Palm Cove
  • Skyrail, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands
  • Coach touring and commentary
  • Meals as indicated + meals on train for RailBed passengers
  • Fully escorted from Cairns

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