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Southern Queensland By Rail, Road And Special Steam Trains

9 days • with Mike Condon

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This short and sweet adventure centres on a springtime excursion along the historic and dramatic railway which formed the Queensland section of the Great northern Railway linking Sydney and Brisbane by rail in 1888. This tour of discovery on some very special railways takes you across Southern Queensland’s ranges from Brisbane to Toowoomba, then continues onto Warwick by special steam train for the historic run across the Downs and the wild Granite Belt up the range to Wallangarra. From there we turn North West and venture across the rich Darling Downs to Dalby soaking up the rural landscapes, historic homes and colonial histories. The Bunya Mountains National Park offer a rare insight into a very special botanical site, rich with Aboriginal cultural significance and from there it’s a scenic drive down the ranges to Gympie and another great steam train journey along the Mary Valley. The colonial delights of Maryborough, home to the creator of Mary Poppins and just up the road the seaside town of Hervey Bay is the bookend to this varied adventure. All in all, you’ll experience a grand round trip tailor made to showcase the rich characters stories and great train journeys of Queensland’s great South East.

  • Steam train journeys at Swanbank from Warwick to Wallangarra and on the Mary Valley
  • Museum visits to Workshops Rail, Cobb+Co, Olds Engineering and military museums
  • Explore heritage railway preservation collections at Ipswich, Warwick and Gympie
  • Special guided tour of the grand Jimbour historic homestead in Dalby
  • Private vintage carriage on the heritage train trip from Warwick to Wallangarra
  • Tilt train journey through the Sunshine Coast from Hervey Bay to Brisbane
  • Explore the national parks at Girraween and the Bunya Mountains
  • From the mountains, to the coast via rugged ranges, vast plains and lush hinterlands
  • Comfortable coach
  • PRICE GUIDE
  • Per Person: Approx. $ 3,985
  • Single Supplement: $ 645
  • DATE
  • May 2021
  • INCLUDED
  • 8 nights in comfortable, centrally located accommodation
  • 4 great train journeys
  • Most meals as specified in the program
  • Drinks included with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Luxury chartered coach transport throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides
  • All excursions and entrance fees to attractions, as listed in the itinerary