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  • Living history on Outback Queensland’s Steam Trains

    By | August 17, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    150 years of Outback Queensland Settlements
    On a journey into the wild and remote territory of North West Queensland you will find a rich history of settlements established among the black soil plains and rich red Spinifex country around 150 years ago.

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  • 620/720 Class Railcars – Heritage Train Tours with Railway Adventures

    By | July 15, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    The 620/720 Class Rail Motors of the New South Wales Government Railways are a class of Diesel Multiple Unit first entering service in 1949. A number of these valuable workhorses have been restored in Museums and heritage groups. The Rail Motor Society at Paterson in the Hunter Valley has an on-going maintenance and restoration program [...]
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  • Meet Scott McGregor, Owner and Managing Director of Railway Adventures

    By | July 2, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    Well known TV personality, travel company owner and avid train traveller, Scott McGregor has made documentaries about trains, travelled on some of the world’s most inspiring railway lines and led scores of exclusive group adventures to numerous unique local and international destinations over the years. “Rustic, character-filled, zig-zagging railways of Burma, opulent hotels on wheels [...]
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  • Visit Magnetic Island on Railway Adventures Queensland Coast Rail Tour

    By | June 10, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    Just off the coast of Townsville lies the beautiful Magnetic Island. Only 25 minutes by ferry and you are transported to quiet, secluded beaches, rugged nature, abundant wildlife, and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. She has a story to tell that stretches back over 275 million years when molten granite was pushed to [...]
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  • Riding back in time on Australian heritage trains

    By | June 3, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    A heritage train ride offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of rail travel in Australia. Australia’s rail history dates back more than 160 years. As a result of newer construction materials and methods that conquered past engineering difficulties, some of the early railway lines have been bypassed, made obsolete by tunnels and new routes, [...]
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  • The 6 benefits of escorted rail travel

    By | May 19, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    1. Well-crafted itineraries Our intriguing and memorable itineraries balance train travel with other interesting modes of transport. Walking tours with museum and gallery visits, city locations with the bush, local cuisine with western menus and busy days with leisure time for activities of your choice. Our partnerships with other speciality operators offer new destinations, with [...]
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  • Steam Trains and garden Blooms – It’s all on offer at the Carnival of Flowers Rail Tour

    By | May 13, 2021 | Blog | 0 Comments

    Winter might be coming, but there’s nothing like the promise of sunshine and pretty blooms to get you through those cooler days. Every year, Toowoomba celebrates its reputation as the Garden City with the most spectacular display of spring flowers during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. The longest running floral event of its kind in [...]
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  • Over 60 and travelling alone? Holidays for seniors at Railway Adventures are fun and exhilarating!

    By | May 6, 2021 | Blog, Solo Traveler | 1 Comment

    Travelling solo as a senior can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. But it does not have to mean travelling alone. You can join like-minded travellers on our small group fully escorted tours. Share your experiences with other adventure-lovers and enjoy the benefits of travelling in a small group. Nearly a third of travellers on our trips [...]
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  • Discover the Dinosaurs of Outback Queensland by Rail

    By | July 5, 2020 | Blog | 0 Comments

    Did the Dinosaurs stampede at Lark Quarry? Or did they take the train? It’s hard to imagine Outback Queensland as an inland sea surrounded by lush steamy forests of Cycads, Ferns and oversized Lichens. It’s equally hard to imagine giant lumbering dinosaurs herding across the landscape with vicious carnivorous Theropods hot on their heels and [...]
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  • Southern Downs Steam Railway to Wallangarra, photo Ben Francis

    Stepping back in time on the Great Northern Railway

    By | March 5, 2020 | Blog | 0 Comments

    The Main North Line, also known as the Great Northern Railway, completed in 1888, was once a major railway in New South Wales.  It began construction in 1857 and runs through the Central Coast, Hunter and New England regions. It connects with Queensland Railways at Wallangarra and continues through Warwick and Toowoomba to Brisbane. In 1932 this once hectic line was upstaged by [...]
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