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Great Trains of Australia


 When it comes to memorable rail journeys, Australia has plenty of options on ffer. Explore the Red Centre from the comfort of the Ghan or appreciate the vasteness of the Nullarbor Plain as the Indian Pacific makes its way cross-country. (RTkts)


XPT trains in New South Wales are operated by Countrylink, whose comprehensive network of rail and coach services reach to all major towns and cities in the state.


Contemporary, comfortable and designed for relaxation, the newest addition of the Queensland Rail fleet offers new features that will redefine the modern rail travel experience. The Spirit of Queensland travels the state's coastline from Cairns to Brisbane and all regions in between with five return services per week. (QR)

SPIRIT OF THE OUTBACK - Brisbane to Longreach

Operated by Queensland Rail on the 1300km route from Brisbane to Longreach and Winton  in outback Queensland, travelling via Rockhampton. This service runs twice weekly in both directions connecting with optional extended tours. (QR)

THE INLANDER - Townsville to Mt Isa

This 977 km trip, enjoyed in air-conditioned comfort, travels from Townsville to Mount Isa, through Charters Towers, across the Great Dividing Range and through the mining towns of Hughenden and Julia Creek before delivering passengers into the heart of Australia. This train runs twice weekly. (QR)

QUEENSLAND TILT TRAINS - Brisbane to Rockhampton

Queensland's favourite coastal destinations are easily accessible by QR's Tilt Trains, the most modern passenger trains in Australia. Services run between Brisbane, Bundaberg and Rockhampton with up to 15 services per week in each direction. Queensland Tilt Trains are the fastest narrow guage trains in the world, providing an efficient, comfortable service to world standards.

THE WESTLANDER - Brisbane to Charleville

This scenic journey from Brisbane travels across the Great Dividing Range and through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs before arriving in Charleville, the largest town in south-west Queensland. This train runs twice weekly.

THE SAVANNAHLANDER - Cairns to Forsayth

The Savannahlander is a classic 1960 Rail Motor which travels between Cairns and Forsayth, in Far North Queensland. This unique tourist train operates weekly in both directions, providing a four day round trip through the Atherton Tablelands and the Savannah country in outback Queensland. (QR)

THE GULFLANDER - Normanton to Croydon

This famous little train travels from Normanton to Croydon in the Gulf Country of northern Queensland once every week.

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