Escorted Rail Holidays Travel and Tour Packages


Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales

8 days • with Mike Condon

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The first railway to travel between Sydney and Brisbane via the scenic New England route has been closed for decades. However, part of this iconic line is still maintained and occasionally a special rail tour brings it to life. This short but sweet adventure centres on an excursion along this historic railway, taking you across Southern Queensland’s Granite Belt from Brisbane to Toowoomba, before continuing to Warwick for a special steam train journey up the range to Wallangarra. The trip incorporates tours in cities and towns along the way and features award-winning museums, grand old country mansions, wineries and woolsheds and some of Australia’s most interesting railway museums.

  • Embark on steam train journeys in Swanbank and Warwick
  • Visit the Workshops Rail Museum, Cobb+Co Museum and Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts
  • View heritage railway preservation collections at Toowoomba, Warwick, Wallangarra, Guyra, Tenterfield and Armidale
  • Enjoy special viewings of historic homesteads in Armidale and Tenterfield
  • Ride in a private vintage carriage on the train trip from Warwick to Wallangarra
  • Enjoy comfortable coach travel and luggage transport throughout
  • Explore the delights of the Liverpool Plains and some quirky collections in Quirindi
  • Join our special Carnival of Flowers departure in September and discover the beautiful gardens of Toowoomba. Contact us for a brochure
  • Per Person: $ 3,685
  • Single Supplement: $ 615
  • DATE
  • 23 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
  • 7 nights in comfortable, centrally-located accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Drinks included with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Comfortable chartered coach, with luggage transport throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides
  • All excursions and entrance fees to attractions, as listed in the itinerary
  • Tipping and gratuities