Trip Overview…

7 day rail and stay holiday aboard Spirit of Queensland in Railbed with stays in Townsville 4* and Magnetic Island 5* accommodation.

Package Includes

  • One way overnight travel on the Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Townsville – RailBed (seat by day, bed by night) with all inclusive meals
  • 2 nights 4 star accommodation at Rydges Southbank Townsville
  • 3 nights 5 star accommodation at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island
  • Meals as specified
  • Tropic Highlights Pass\
  • Half day Magnetic Island Discovery Tour
  • One way transfer from Townsville Railway Station to Townsville accommodation
  • Take a walk up Castle Hill
  • Visit The Strand beachfront promenade
  • Explore Magnetic Island’s beautiful beaches

At a glance

6 nights
Departing Oct 20 – Mar 21
From AUD$

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Spirit of Queensland – Brisbane to Townsville (D)
Join the Spirit of Queensland this afternoon and travel north overnight to Townsville. Overnight on board the Spirit of Queensland.

Day 2: Townsville (B)
Arrive in Townsville this morning and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay the next two nights at Rydges Southbank Townsville.

Day 3: Townsville (B)
Visit the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, Reef HQ. Then head next door to the Museum of Tropical Queensland where you can learn about the history and heritage of North Queensland. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Choose to take in the iconic sights of Townsville including Palmer Street, Castle Hill and The Strand or just relax by the pool at your hotel.

Day 4: Townsville to Magnetic Island (B)
Cruise to beautiful Magnetic Island on board a high speed TOWNSVILLE & MAGNETIC ISLAND EXPERIENCE  catamaran and pre-check into your hotel located walking distance from the ferry terminal. Stay the next three nights at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island.

Day 5: Magnetic Island (B)
Spend the morning discovering the iconic beauty of Magnetic Island from above and below the water on a personalised tour. Snorkel fringing reefs, explore many of the 23 bays and beaches and learn about the rich history of Magnetic Island as you travel around the island.

Day 6: Magnetic Island (B)
Today take advantage of your all day bus pass to explore the island at leisure. Visit the Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary located on the island and meet native wildlife.

Day 7: Magnetic Island to Townsville
Travel by ferry back to the mainland, where your holiday concludes.


Spirit of Queensland – Railbed inclusions:

  • A spacious seat by day with 35°of recline
  • Lie-flat bed at night with a thick mattress.
  • Linen provided including pillow, towel
  • Double or Single configuration facing the direction of travel.
  • Complimentary amenity pack with Queensland organic products
  • Reading light, footrest, drink holder, 240v power point
  • Overhead lockers, luggage racks provided
  • In-seat entertainment with on demand Movies, TV programs and music available on wide 18.5 inch screen
  • Complimentary on board Embark magazine


  • All-inclusive main meals served directly to your seat
  • Relax in the Club Car to stretch the legs or purchase refreshments along the way.
  • Drink fountains in each carriage
  • Showers, toilets located at the end of each carriage
  • Maximum 19 seats in the RailBed carriage


* Prices are a guide only, subject to change and availability and are in Australian Dollars. From prices for accommodation packages are per person per package twin share, unless otherwise specified and based on the lowest room category in standard category accommodation for travel in low season. ^Prices valid 31 Oct – 24 Dec 20, 2 Jan – 31 Mar 21. +Blockout dates apply. Sole use prices also available. Ask your travel agent for prices for other dates and accommodation options. Prices for tours and transfers are per person, unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions including pricing and conditions, please ask at time of enquiry. VH

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