Train References - Fun Over Fifty

“Once a year, go someplace you have never been before”.

(Dalai Lama)

Queensland Rail – Spirit of Queensland

Discover Australia’s tropical delights in comfort on board one of the country’s most innovative trains, the Spirit of Queensland. The service combines modern seating and entertainment options with the charm of long distance rail travel. Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation. Restrooms are provided at the end of all seating carriages and showers are located at the end of two carriages for your convenience. Relax in the shared Club Car which offers a selection of snacks, drinks and confectionery. So wherever you’re heading, the Spirit of Queensland will have you relaxed from the moment you step aboard to the time you arrive at your destination.

Relax in an innovative RailBed which transforms from a spacious reclining seat into a lie-flat bed for your comfort while you sleep – the first of its kind in Australia. All bed linen, towel and an amenities pack are provided for your comfort. When you tire of the view from your window, switch on your on-demand entertainment system and choose from movies, lifestyle television and audio entertainment. An all-inclusive meal service is provided directly to your seat.


Queensland Rail – Spirit of the Outback

The perfect Outback Queensland experience begins on board the Spirit of the Outback, a journey through ever-changing scenery and rugged terrain between Brisbane and Longreach. Pass through the heritage towns of Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine, before arriving in the heart of the Queensland Outback, Longreach. From Longreach, venture further into the outback and delve into the prehistoric age of the dinosaurs at Winton or discover the vast sunburnt desert surrounding Birdsville. Get to know your fellow travellers over refreshments in the Tuckerbox Restaurant and enjoy hearty Australian meals as your adventure into the history and culture of early Australia unfolds. For your convenience showers are situated at the end of the sleeping carriages while toilets are located at the end of all sleeping and seating carriages. The Spirit of the Outback provides the perfect
opportunity to explore in comfort as the outback comes to life in front of your eyes.

First Class Sleeper
The Spirit of the Outback offers the only Queensland rail journey in which you can relax in your own cabin. Choose from either a twin or single sleeper and enjoy a range of inclusive services. First Class passengers have exclusive access to the Shearers Rest Lounge – relax, read a newspaper, mingle with fellow travellers or just watch the scenery pass by. Portable entertainment tablets are available for use while on board and offer a selection of entertainment options. Enjoy hearty outback inspired meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner using some of Queensland’s best produce in the Tuckerbox Restaurant.


Queensland Rail – Tilt Train

Travelling at up to speeds of 160km per hour along the beautiful southern coastline, the innovative Tilt Train brings a world class level of rail travel to Queensland. Utilising a narrow gauge, the Tilt Train has the ability to tilt up to 5 degrees in each direction making it one of the fastest trains in Australia, connecting Brisbane with the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Capricorn Coast and Fraser Coast, and accessing icons like World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island​ and whale watching in Hervey Bay. Passengers experience a thoroughly enjoyable journey that offers state-of-the-art on-board facilities, quality dining, and panoramic views of Queensland’s spectacular ever-changing landscape – all whilst efficiently and comfortably travelling at high speed.

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Great Southern Rail – The Ghan and The Indian Pacific

There is no rail travel quite as iconic as The Ghan  and The Indian Pacific – Great Southern Rail’s two epic journeys that span the length and breadth of Australia. Passengers adventure into the heart of Australia witnessing dramatic scenery whilst enjoying an exclusive level of comfort and service, gourmet on-board dining and special touches like a cheeky nightcap waiting on your bedside table. Off train excursions are included, ensuring you don’t just see the heart of Australia, you experience it and feel it beating! The Ghan journeys from Adelaide through Coober Pedy, Alice Springs and Katherine to Darwin covering a distance of 2979km over 4 days. Whilst the Indian Pacific traverses the country travelling a mighty 4352km from Sydney through the Blue Mountains via Broken Hill, Adelaide and across the Nullarbor to Perth. Unquestionably two of the greatest rail journeys in the world.

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