Spirit of Queensland

Spirit of Queensland

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Rediscover the luxury of rail travel with a charming journey along Queensland’s coast on board the Spirit of Queensland.

Climb on board the contemporary and comfortable Spirit of Queensland, a modern tilt train, for a fabulous one-night journey from sunny Brisbane to the natural wilderness of captivating Cairns. Travelling over 1,500km north, you’ll embrace the picturesque views of the unfolding landscape from your pleasant seat. Savour the delectable flavours of local product, listen to music from the state-of-the-art entertainment facilities and get to know your fellow passengers as you glide through the landscapes of a top speed of 160km an hour.

The newest trains on the track, the Spirit of Queensland combines the perfect blend of comfortable seating and modern entertainment options with the charm of a long-distance rail travel. Travelling between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week, the Spirit of Queensland redefines the modern rail travel experience with the convenience and ease of access spectacular holiday destinations.

Spirit of Queensland Lifestyle

Train Features

2691 Guests



1173 Crew Members



Entered Service


Entered Service

17 Decks



30 Accessible Cabins


Accessible Cabins

Life on board Spirit of Queensland

The moment you step on board, you’ll be transported into a world of relaxation. With state-of-the-art facilities, the Spirit of Queensland tilt train offers you the classic old-world charms of rail travel with the ultimate mix of modern-day comforts.


The train is made up of 9 carriages and includes two power carriages, a baggage carriage, two RailBed carriages, three Economy Seating carriages and a Café carriage.

As it’s an overnight train, there are two options for accommodation – RailBed and Premium Economy.

Curated by Imagine

At Imagine Holidays, we expertly curate unique and immersive experiences to create once-in-a-lifetime holidays that you’ll remember forever, paired with Spirit of Queensland rail journeys.

Spirit of Queensland Image Gallery

Browse Spirit of Queensland's fabulous image gallery below and discover more about life on board.

Spirit of Queensland FAQs

Where does the Spirit of Queensland route begin and end?

The Spirit of Queensland runs from Brisbane to Cairns and vice versa, with options of miniature journeys to explore highlights along the way.


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