Trip Overview…

Venture to the tropical north of Australia on this amazing 10-night adventure by train through Queensland. Stop over in Brisbane before riding The Spirit of Queensland to Cairns, then take to the scenic road to Port Douglas. Spend a day on the wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef, explore rainforests on foot and from the air, ride one of the most scenic trains in the country aboard the Kuranda railway before returning to Sydney. This is a holiday that is jam packed with adventures and experiences that you will never forget!

Package Includes


  • Take a walk through the Brisbane’s Southbank Parklands
  • Relax aboard The Spirit of Queensland train
  • Admire the scenery on the scenic highway between Cairns and Tropical Port Douglas
  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime day sailing out to outer edge of The Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover the breath-taking beauty of Mossman Gorge and the Daintree rainforest
  • Check out the iconic night market in Cairns
  • Ride the Kuranda railway and admire the incredible views from the Skyrail cableway
  • Relax aboard The Spirit of Queensland train

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • Double Cabin accommodation from Sydney to Brisbane
  • 3 nights onboard sleeper trains

Hotel stays:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Brisbane
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cairns
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Port Douglas

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Return coach transfer between Cairns and Port Douglas
  • Great Barrier Reef Experience from Port Douglas
  • Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge half day tour
  • Kuranda Rail and Skyrail Day trip
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park entrance

At a glance

11 days
Departing Sep 21 – Sep 23
From AUD$
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Your Itinerary

Day 1- Overnight Train

Depart Sydney Central in the afternoon and settle into your private cabin for the journey. (Overnight Onboard)

Day 2- Brisbane

Arrive in the Queensland capital in the morning, and head to your hotel.  Once checked in and refreshed head out to enjoy all this great city has to offer. (Overnight Brisbane) B

Day 3 – The Spirit Of Queensland

Spend the morning as you wish, and then board The Spirit of Queensland train heading north to Cairns.  Enjoy In Seat Entertainment and food and drink served to your sleeper seat, as well as fresh bed linen.  B/D

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Day 4 – The Spirit Of Queensland/Cairns

Relax in the comfort of the train and enjoy the Queensland scenery as you speed towards Cairns.  Once you have arrived make your way to your hotel for a 3-night stay.  (Overnight Cairns) B/L

Day 5 – Port Douglas/The Great Barrier Reef

Enjoy the scenic drive north this morning to Port Douglas, and from here enjoy the day trip of a lifetime out to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.  Be amazed by the abundance of colourful marine life of this precious eco-system.  Take to the water yourself with a snorkel, in a semi-submersible or via a unique underwater viewing platform.  Lunch is included at the reef, and on returning to shore head to your hotel for the night.  (Overnight Port Douglas) B/L/AT

Day 6 – Port Douglas/Daintree Forest And Mossman Day Trip

Head out to the true outback today with a half day cultural tour of Daintree rainforest and the beautiful Mossman Gorge.  Learn the way of the Kuku Yalanji people who have called this place home for thousands of years, then head back to town for a relaxing afternoon.

Day 7 – Cairns

Take to the Captain Cook highway and enjoy the tropical scenery along the coast to Cairns and your hotel for the night.  In the evening check out renowned Night Market for a wonderful selection of eateries.  (Overnight Cairns) B

Day 8 – Kuranda Railway, Skyrail and Tjapukai Day Trip

Depart Cairns in the morning for a 2-hour scenic train ride to the quaint village of Kuranda.  From here embark on a spectacular cable-way ride over what is often cited as being one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, The Wet Tropics Rainforest.  Admire the breath-taking views across the rainforest canopy, then visit Tjapukai, the original authentic Australian indigenous cultural centre.  Transfer back to Cairns for the night.  (Overnight Cairns.) B

Day 9 – The Spirit Of Queensland

Following breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the station to begin your journey home.  Watch the scenery fly past from the comfort of your seat onboard The Spirit of Queensland train.  (Overnight Onboard) B/L/D

Day 10 – Brisbane

Check into your hotel once you have arrived, then enjoy a full day sightseeing in Brisbane.  (Overnight Brisbane) B

Day 11 – End Of Tour

Enjoy the final leg of your holiday, travelling south by train to Sydney. B


Fares based on selected dates in Jan 2022, Aug 2022, Sept 2022 & Oct 2022 departure


Maximum Flexibility

With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers who book new reservations through 30 September 2021, the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Customers will be issued a future travel credit, which is valid for 24 months and can be used toward a new reservation with any of our brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without penalty*.
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