Escorted Rail Holidays Travel and Tour Packages


Central Queensland

12 days • with Robert Kingsford-Smith

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Join us on a journey through the centre and along the coast of the vast state of Queensland and witness the dramatic changing landscape, off-the-beaten-track towns, and unique, character filled excursions. Our introduction begins with an iconic overnight train journey on the Spirit of the Outback, right across the region to Longreach, stopping at all the major sights along the way. This is where some of the great variety of hidden treasures are revealed: from the sparkling Gemfields of Emerald to the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge, the brilliant museums of the Qantas Founders, and Bundaberg Rum, the Barcaldine Labour Party foundation and Bert Hinkler’s home (to name a few). And not forgetting the ever changing scenery of the outback, the coast, and the gorgeous hinterland. Along the way enjoy a variety of trains: modern, vintage, sleepers, and expresses, with the finale on the newly reopened steam railway up the Mary Valley – definitely a highlight!

  • Journey on the iconic Spirit of the Outback train from Brisbane to Longreach
  • Visit the QANTAS Founders Museum and Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach
  • Explore the towns of Barcaldine and Emerald, visiting museums, gardens, and homesteads
  • Stay at the astounding Carnarvon Gorge National Park and explore its surrounds
  • Ride the Tilt Train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg
  • View the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, and the Rum Distillery in Bundaberg
  • Visit Old’s Engineering in Maryborough and ride the Mary Ann locomotive
  • Ride the iconic and scenic Mary Valley Rattler steam train in Gympie
  • Relax with most meals included and the services of your tour leader and expert guides throughout
  • Per Person: . $ 6,485
  • Single Supplement: $ 970
  • DATE
  • 11 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021
  • 12 nights in comfortable, centrally-located accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, six lunches, and ten dinners
  • Drinks included with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Chartered coach transport throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides
  • All excursions and entrance fees to attractions, as listed in the itinerary