A rail journey from Brisbane to Cairns provides a great opportunity to see Queensland. The train named The Spirit of Queensland will make the 25 hour journey and provide passengers with a unique rail experience.

The Spirit of Queensland has made her maiden journey and is ready for passengers!

The trip offers one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia, covering 1681 kilometres of Queensland’s coastline, including the picturesque mountains, cane farms, rainforest, and beautiful regional towns and cities.Plus the Spirit of Queensland will be making the 25-hour trip from Brisbane to Cairns six times a week.

Forget what you think you know about train travel…if you are imagining a cramped uncomfortable train trip then think again. This new train offers revolutionary lie-flat rail beds and personal entertainment systems, an added bonus sure to keep the kids entertained.

The Spirit of Queensland will be joined by a brand new tilt train and another refurbished tilt train by late 2014. These trains will provide an opportunity for everyone to experience Queensland from a different perspective, and appreciate some of the beautiful scenery our state has to offer.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council chief executive Daniel Gschwind recently highlighted how important tourism is to our economy;

“Queensland tourism directly contributes $22 billion to the state’s economy and is the second largest export earner, behind coal,” Mr Gschwind said. “We believe tourism is a huge asset for Queensland and the state needs our sector to remain strong in a competitive market.

To book go to www.queenslandrail.com.au or call 1800 TRAINS (872 467)

Go on, get on-board and tell us about your journey! Are you looking for a rail experience a little closer to home? Why not try a miniature steam train ride?