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Get a unique experience of Queensland with a trip by train

Posted By Holly On October 2, 2013

Enjoy a unique experience of Queensland via train. Get a unique experience of Queensland with a trip by train

Queensland has plenty to offer its visitors - from bustling city life and stunning beaches to the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, there's something for everyone to enjoy in the sunshine state.

If you're looking for a unique way to experience what Queensland has to offer, why not take a train trip with the family to experience the state by rail?

With everything you need to enjoy a comfortable journey, you can sit back and relax as the train whizzes along to some of Queensland's most iconic attractions, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the outback, the rainforest and much more.

Experienced guides bring the history and the culture of the area alive, while friendly staff ensure you have everything you need in the way of comfort and amenities.

With a trip by rail, you can bring the family along for a unique holiday experience - here are just a few of the packages and routes you can choose from.


"With everything you need to enjoy a comfortable journey, you can sit back and relax as the train whizzes along to some of Queensland's most iconic attractions, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the outback, the rainforest and much more.


Spirit of the Outback

From the comfort of your air-conditioned carriage, you can get a firsthand view of the Queensland outback as you journey through heritage towns such as Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine.

This 24-hour journey will go by in a flash as you take in all the sights and sounds of the remarkable outback, with dining, club and lounge cars available to enjoy at your leisure.

This 'Spirit of the Outback' trip is perfect for those thinking about what to do in Brisbane, kicking off from the Queensland capital and taking you right through to Longreach, covering a distance of 1,325km.

The Daintree Rainforest

For a trip steeped in natural beauty and lush scenery, you can't go past the rainforest experience with Queensland Rail. This trip will take you to the majestic Daintree Rainforest where you can experience a unique torch-lit night walk, or drop into the nearby rainforest centre, butterfly farm and coffee plantation.

From here, you can explore the spectacular flora and fauna of the Atherton Tablelands and experience gourmet food and wine. The Kuranda Scenic Railway through the Barron Gorge is also a great way to experience the beauty of the region.

The Great Barrier Reef

If you're looking to make the most of the sunny summer weather on your family holiday, take a train trip through Gladstone, Cairns and the Tropical North Queensland region to visit the natural wonders in the area.

Mantra has resort accommodation and hotels to suit everyone in Cairns, so you can enjoy your stay in style once you get off the train.

Mantra Esplanade is right in the town centre, so you'll be ideally placed to make the most of your holiday in the region.

Enjoy a trip along the coastline with Queensland Rail or travel out to the reef on one of the many tours and boats, where you can scuba, snorkel and swim around amongst the fish and coral.


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