Discover Tropical North Queensland with Rail
From Brisbane, QLD To Cairns, QLD - 7 Nights

Departing from:
Brisbane, QLD
Cairns, QLD
7 Nights
Overnight Rail Experience, Brisbane & Cairns Stays, Reef Cruise, Kuranda Skyrail & $650 Bonus Value
Travel Dates:
20/11/22 to 28/11/22
11/12/22 to 19/12/22
01/01/23 to 16/01/23
05/02/23 to 13/02/23
Offer Expires:
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Price per person

Package Details


1 Night at 5-Star Hilton Brisbane
2 Day, 1 Night Experience Aboard the Spirit of Queensland in RailBed Class
5 Nights at 4-Star Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort
Lunch & Dinner While Aboard the Spirit of Queensland
Daily Breakfast
BONUS State of The Art In-Seat Entertainment
BONUS In-Seat Wine & Dine Service
BONUS Welcome Drink in Cairns
BONUS Late Checkout to 12pm
BONUS Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Pontoon Experience
BONUS Lunch & Nibbles on the Great Adventures Reef Pontoon
BONUS Complimentary Use of Water Sports Equipment on Great Adventures Pontoon
BONUS Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train Excursion



Day 1: Brisbane
Welcome to Brisbane! Check into 5 star, centrally located Hilton Brisbane any time after 3pm.

Accommodation: Hilton Brisbane

Day 2: Brisbane – Spirit of Queensland (B, L, D)
There is plenty of time to explore Brisbane today, before making your own way to nearby Roma Street Station to board the iconic Spirit of Queensland. Take a seat in your RailBed car and enjoy the unique sense of relaxation only rail offers, as your train rolls out of Brisbane city. Enjoy in-seat service as you take in ever-changing views, as the sun sets though the southern Queensland hills. Make use of the state of the art in-seat entertainment system, before the fold down service converts your chair into a comfortable bed for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Accommodation: Spirit of Queensland – RailBed Class

Day 3: Spirit of Queensland – Cairns (B, L)
The Spirit of Queensland will be entering the tropics when you wake up this morning. Watch the fertile agricultural land slip by as you are served delicious breakfast in your seat. Today’s journey takes you through the iconic north Queensland towns of Townsville, Ingham, Tully and more before pulling into Cairns at 4.30. After disembarking, make your own way to Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, to relax for the evening.

Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Day 4: Full Day Cruise and Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Day (B, L)
Make your own way to the Marina this morning (approx 2kms from the hotel) to cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on a once-in-a-lifetime Great Adventures Cruise. Cruise out on a super-smooth airconditioned catamaran. Once at the Outer Reef pontoon, choose to snorkel, swim, dive or stay dry and wonder at the beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. The stable activity platform houses a bar and dining area, with lunch included in your day. Visit the underwater observatory or take to the water via the easily accessible snorkel platform, with gear included. Optionally, book a dive lesson or guided snorkel tour, or even a 10 minute scenic heli ride (not included) before returning to the resort in the evening.

Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Day 5: Cairns (B)
Spend a full day of free time today. The Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns’ perfect location right on the famous esplanade offers a relaxing, indulgent place to unwind and a launch pad to explore Cairns and surrounds. Enjoy the expansive lagoon-style pool and outdoor dining options. Cairns’ many popular restaurants, bars and shops are just outside your door.

Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Day 6: Cairns (B)
Another full day of free time to relax or explore as you please.

Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Day 7: Cairns – Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train (B)
After breakfast this morning, meet your driver guide and journey through stunning World Heritage protected rainforest. Upon arrival in Kuranda, there’s time to explore the village. Heritage Markets operate 7 days a week. You have time to visit Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Kuranda Koala Gardens [not included].
10 minutes before the scheduled departure time, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail train and wind through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and around densely forested curves, to arrive at Freshwater Station and be transferred to our hotel. Relax for the evening.

Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Day 8 Cairns – Home (B)
After a leisurely breakfast and the late (12 noon) check out, make your own way home.


Ease into your Tropical North Queensland holiday with a night at Hilton Brisbane in the heart of the city. Then sit back in your Spirit of Queensland RailBed seat to watch the heritage buildings of Brisbane give way to the Glasshouse Mountains & the iconic scenery of the Sunshine State. Experience world-class service with included wine & dine service and built-in entertainment. Alight in Cairns for your 5 night resort stay at Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort. Spend a full day on the incredible Great Barrier Reef, including watersports, lunch & nibbles; experience the tropics from the famous Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train on a fun day tour.


  • 1 Night at 5-Star Hilton Brisbane
  • 2 Day, 1 Night Experience Aboard the Spirit of Queensland in RailBed Class
  • 5 Nights at 4-Star Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort
  • Lunch & Dinner While Aboard the Spirit of Queensland
  • Daily Breakfast
  • BONUS State of The Art In-Seat Entertainment
  • BONUS In-Seat Wine & Dine Service
  • BONUS Welcome Drink in Cairns
  • BONUS Late Checkout to 12pm
  • BONUS Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Pontoon Experience
  • BONUS Lunch & Nibbles on the Great Adventures Reef Pontoon
  • BONUS Complimentary Use of Water Sports Equipment on Great Adventures Pontoon
  • BONUS Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train Excursion


20 November 2022
11 December 2022
1 January 2023
8 January 2023
05 February 2023
12 February 2023
12 March 2023
26 March 2023

Hilton Brisbane
Rydges Cairns Esplanade Resort

Our friendly consultants will be happy to quote options for Brisbane & Cairns airfares.

Single Supplement: From $600 per person
Child Price (up to 12 years old sharing room): From $600 per person twin share
All prices are subject to change, availability, redemption & book by deadlines.
All prices are AUD per person twin share unless otherwise specified.

Children ages are 0–11 years inclusive, at the time of travel
Travel from $600 per child when sharing a room with 2 parents/adults & utilising existing bedding.

Low deposit from $199 per person due upon booking.
Balance is due 120 days prior to departure.

If the hotel accommodations or tours are cancelled by the supplier due to COVID-19, a full credit will be offered. If flights are cancelled by the airline due to COVID-19, your booking will be subject to the applicable airline policy effective at the time of cancellation.

Each change: $150 per person administration fee plus applicable airline and third-party supplier fees.

Cancellation more than 60 days before departure: Loss of deposit and airfare (if applicable).
Cancellation within 60 days of departure: Loss of 75% of package price.
Cancellation within 30 days of departure: Loss of 100% of package price.

Each person is entitled to a maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance. Porter service is not included & you are expected to carry your own bags. Luggage & personal effects are your own risk & we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

The itinerary & its order, sightseeing & transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment & operation of the tour.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible. Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction & do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Every effort will be made to accommodate you in the hotels, properties or rooms listed. In the unforeseen event that the listed hotels are not available, properties or rooms of similar standard will be provided. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified.

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If Queensland Rail Travel have a good reason (for example health and safety, track closures, security, weather or breakdowns), they may substitute, cancel, delay or change services, stations, places or destinations. If this occurs the Queensland Rail Travel’s Disruptions policy shall apply:
1. Travel with using the alternate transport provided (usually coach transfer).
2. Rebook travel to a different date. Change fees are waived.
3. Cancel and receive a full refund less any non-refundable supplier costs. Note that the rail portion of the costs will be fully refunded.

The tour & its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program. Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land & air arrangements.

Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or another extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

The pricing, terms & conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.

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