Trip Overview…

Venture to the tropical north of Australia on this amazing 7-night adventure by train through Queensland. The adventure begins on The Spirit of Queensland to Cairns, then take 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 Brisbane. This is a holiday that is jam packed with adventures and experiences that you will never forget!

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Relax aboard The Spirit of Queensland train  (Depart Brisbane – return trip)
  • 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

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights onboard sleeper trains (Railbed)
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cairns
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Port Douglas
  • 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

Tours & Inclusions:

  • 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

7 nights
Departing Mar 21 – Mar 22
From AUD$
2,699
pp

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – THE SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND

In the afternoon board The Spirit of Queensland train in Brisbane 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

DAY 2 – 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  (Overnight Cairns) B/L

DAY 3 – 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 4 – 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.  (Overnight Port Douglas) B

DAY 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – THE SPIRIT OF QUEENSLAND

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

DAY 8 – BRISBANE

Arrive back in Brisbane in the morning. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Spirit of Queensland – Railbed inclusions:

  • A conveniently spacious seat by day, lie-flat bed by night
  • In seat entertainment – latest in-seat entertainment on individual touch screens
  • In seat service – delight in your meals being served to your seat
  • Enjoy a selection of tasty meals prepared using seasonal Queensland produce, sourced from within 100 kilometres of the railway network.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour licensed Galley Car
  • Bed linen
  • Amenities pack
  • Power adaptor

DISCLAIMER:

Price quoted based on March 2021 departure.

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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