Seven day Cairns rail and reef

Between Brisbane and Cairns, travel on the Spirit of Queensland and the Tilt Train to uncover the hidden treasures and must-sees of Queensland’s famous coastline.

Members from: $1,359 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $1,365 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    National Seniors Travel

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • One way RailBed Sleeper form Brisbane to Cairns on the Spirit of Queensland

  • Five nights’ accommodation in Cairns

  • Half day Cairns city sights tour including return transfers

  • Full day Grand Kuranda tour including return transfers

  • Full day Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise including return transfers

  • One way transfer from Cairns Railway Station to Cairns accommodation

  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Spirit of Queensland

The Spirit of Queensland takes you along Queensland’s coast between Brisbane and Cairns, covering over 1,681 kilometres. Travel in comfort while enjoying modern conveniences and friendly services. Stop along the way and experience the amazing diversity and colours of Queensland’s coastal towns. Choose to travel in a leather Premium Economy seat and relish the generous legroom. Or, upgrade to a revolutionary RailBed, a spacious and comfortable seat by day that converts to a lie-flat bed at night.

Spend time in the Club Car with fellow travellers, offering a range of light refreshments that can be purchased throughout the journey. Or if you are travelling in a RailBed enjoy all-inclusive meals served directly to your seat. The menu brings a paddock to plate experience with meals prepared using the freshest Queensland produce. However you choose to travel, The Spirit of Queensland will have you relaxed from the moment you step aboard to the time you arrive at your destination.


Relax in an innovative RailBed, a spacious seat by day, lie-flat bed by night – the first of its kind in Australia. The bed is made up with fresh linen and pillow by friendly staff. You’ll also enjoy a towel and amenities pack containing Queensland-sourced products, provided for your additional comfort and refreshment.
  • Spacious seat by day, with 35-degree seat recline
  • Seat converts to lie-flat bed at night
  • Fresh bed linen, towel and amenities pack
  • All main meals served directly to your seat, included in your fare
  • On-demand personal entertainment system with 18.5-inch screen
  • 240-volt power point, reading light and drink holder
  • Showers, toilets and drinking fountains available at the end of each carriage
  • Luggage – two items checked-in and one item of carry-on luggage
  • Accessibility facilities are available

Premium Economy Seat

Sit back and enjoy the changing scenery as you relax in your reclinable leather Premium Economy seat. Delight in the generous leg room as you listen to your personal onboard entertainment, delivering on demand movies, television shows and a selection of music.
  • Premium leather seat with 30-degree recline
  • On-demand personal entertainment system with 8.9-inch widescreen
  • 240-volt power point, reading light, drink holder
  • Overhead lockers and luggage racks
  • Showers, toilets and drinking fountains available at the end of each carriage
  • Luggage – one item checked-in and one item of carry on luggage (refer to page 35 for weight and size limits)
  • Accessibility facilities are available 


  • Explore the myriad of tropical islands surrounded by azure waters that make up the Whitsundays.
  • Take a barefoot stroll along the white sands of Palm Cove. 
  • For the perfect blend of reef and rainforest, head to Cape Tribulation.
  • Discover the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns or the Whitsundays.


Day 1: Spirit of Queensland – Brisbane to Cairns

Join the Spirit of Queensland and travel overnight to Cairns in a RailBed.
Overnight onboard the Spirit of Queensland. (D)

Day 2: Cairns

Arrive into Cairns this afternoon and transfer to your accommodation.
Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cairns. (B, L)

Day 3: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Discover the underwater world on a full day cruise with Reef Magic Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef. Spend up to five hours at the Marine World pontoon snorkelling, witness a fish feeding presentation, take a glass bottom boat tour and enjoy many of the other activities on offer.

Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cairns. (B, L)

Day 4: Cairns

Spend the morning at leisure. Enjoy an afternoon City Sights tour, led by a local expert guide and take in the natural beauty and unique history of Cairns. Visit the harbour and wharves and take in the industrial side of Cairns. Discover the beauty of the largest themed stained glass windows at St Monica's Cathedral
and the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cairns. (B)

Day 5: Kuranda

Travel on the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda Village. Explore the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Visit the Rainforestation Nature Park and take a rainforest tour on the Amphibious Army Duck before enjoying the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Show. Explore the Koala and Wildlife Park before boarding
the Skyrail Cableway back to Cairns.

Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cairns. (B, L)

Day 6: Cairns

Spend the day at leisure exploring Cairns. The city prides itself on its cultural heritage with a focus on Indigenous culture. Relax into the tropical lifestyle; visit the wide range of shops and restaurants on offer, spend time at the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and visit the Cairns Night Markets.

Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cairns. (B)

Day 7: Cairns

Your holiday concludes after breakfast this morning. (B)

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Heartland Voyager

Heartland Voyager

Members from: $3,975 P.P


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Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Room upgrades and late check-outs are subject to availability unless otherwise stated. Bookings must be made direct with Sunlover Holidays or a travel agent. Package cancellation fees apply. Ratings provide a general indication of the standard of accommodation.These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 stars («) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 stars indicate superior standard and 5 stars indicate deluxe standard. A half star (✩) indicates an additional half rating. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Airfares are not included unless otherwise stated. Further conditions apply. For more information on conditions and travel dates, visit or call your Travel Agent. Sunlover
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VALID FOR TRAVEL: Departs Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat: 3 Apr 20 – 31 Mar 21.
Blackout dates and surcharges apply