Escorted Rail Holidays Travel and Tour Packages

2022

Australia

The Borderlands Steam Adventure

9 days • with Scott McGregor

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The 1880’s saw a number of Nation building events that inspire the core of this adventure across Southern Queensland and Northern NSW. In the mid 1880’s Queensland’s railway construction boom reached Warwick, which soon became one of the main railway towns in the state. By the late 1880’s Queensland and NSW were joined by rail at Wallangarra and in 1889 Sir Henry Parkes arrived by special train to Tenterfield and marched up to the School Of Arts where he delivered his famous ‘Tenterfield Oration’, paving the way for the states to push ahead with Federation. Nation building, railway revolutions and the border lands of NSW and Queensland are pivotal themes in this exciting adventure.

  • Ride Queensland Railways very own heritage train to Toowoomba
  • Visit the world-class collection at the Ipswich Workshops Rail Museum
  • Enjoy the scenic run up the range and explore the iconic Spring Bluff Station
  • Travel on the Southern Downs Steam Railway from Warwick to Goondiwindi
  • Learn about the cotton industry and enjoy dinner in Goondiwindi
  • Ride the rails in the NSW north from Moree to Armidale via Werris Creek
  • Have lunch on the station and explore the great museums at Werris Creek
  • Visit the National Transport Museum in Inverell and explore their vast collection
  • Follow the route of the Great Northern Railway from Armidale to Tenterfield
  • Enjoy a grand dinner at the Henry Parkes School of Arts
  • Savour a lavish breakfast on the platform at the historic Wallangarra station
  • Soak up the scenery on the spectacular privately charter vintage steam run from Wallangarra north via Warwick to Toowoomba
  • Enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner at the site of the excellent Downs Steam Museum Depot
  • PRICE GUIDE
  • Per Person: . $ 4,585
  • Single Supplement: $ 615
  • DATE
  • 28 Apr 2022 - 7 May 2022
  • INCLUDED
  • 9 nights in comfortable, centrally located accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, six lunches and seven dinners
  • Drinks included with welcome and farewell dinners
  • Chartered coach transport throughout the tour with separate luggage handling
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with expert local guides
  • All excursions and entrance fees to attractions, as listed in the itinerary