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The Sunlander
Brisbane to Cairns
The Sunlander

The Sunlander shines bright as one of Australia's longest running and most endearing rail journeys. For 50 fabulous years, several times a week, The Sunlander has weaved its way along Queensland's incredible east coastline. It's a relaxing, comfortable journey that runs between Queensland's tropical capital, Brisbane, and laid back Cairns, where the Great Barrier Reef meets the timeless Daintree wilderness. Your holiday experience aboard The Sunlander begins the moment you step aboard and continues throughout the journey. While the surroundings are comfy and cozy, and the ever changing scenery is sensational, it's the warm and very social atmosphere that makes The Sunlander so special. No matter where you are onboard, you're never far from great food and refreshments.


Comfort, flexibility and a great social atmosphere have made The Sunlander one of Australia's great journeys and a firm favorite with travelers between Brisbane and Cairns. This scenic journey, which snakes its way along Queensland's east coast several times a week, offers travel options to suit every traveler from the most discerning through to the budget conscious.


For those who crave the creature comforts, Queenslander Class Click here for more information is the only way to travel. This premium, all inclusive style of travel features first-class accommodation, fine dining in an exclusive restaurant car, entertainment and local commentary, personalized service, and a host of extra special touches to ensure a memorable journey.

And for those who prefer a simpler style of travel, The Sunlander offers single, twin and triple berth sleeping compartments and seats. Whatever way you choose to travel, the same wonderful view and Sunlander-style of hospitality is guaranteed. So book your journey now and enjoy Australia!




Brisbane to Cairns
Tuesday & Thursday
Depart Brisbane
9:00 am
1:25 pm
Arrive Maryborough West
2:10 pm
6:20 pm
Arrive Gladstone
6:30 pm
10:00 pm
Arrive Rockhampton
8:30 pm
11:55 pm
Wednesday & Friday
Arrive Proserpine
4:20 am
7:35 am
Arrive Townsville
8:35 am
11:50 am
Depart Townsville
9:00 am
12:15 pm
Arrive Cairns
4:15 pm
7:15 pm




Cairns to Brisbane
Tuesday / Thurday / Saturday
Depart Cairns
9:15 am
Depart Townsville
4:35 pm
Depart Prosepine
8:55 pm
Wednesday / Friday / Sunday
Arrive Rockhampton
4:50 am
Depart Rockhampton
5:10 am
Arrive Gladstone
6:45 am
Arrive Maryborough West
10:20 am
Arrive Brisbane
3:55 pm

Valid through March 31, 2013
Cairns to Brisbane
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1st Class Berth
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Economy Berth
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Coach Seats
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Single Compartment
$1289 AUD
Double & Triple sleepers
$859 AUD
$479 AUD
$340 AUD
Coach Seat
$265 AUD
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Prices are per person and don't include taxes, fee's or fuel surcharges. All prices are listed in Australian currency.


Coach Seats require a 14 day advance purchase and are NON-REFUNDABLE or CHANGEABLE once booked.

Australia Tours and Trains

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Tours and trips

Amazing tours throughout Australia

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Great Australian Train Adventures
Visit Ayers Rock on many of our Australian Train tours. CLICK HERE for more information
Australia is a big country and we know of no better way for tourists to see more and enjoy the experience of Australia than by traveling on some of the great rail journeys in the world. Australia has an extensive rail network that provides this opportunity to travel the country and see the real Australia in comfort and safety. [More Information]
The Indian Pacific. One of many amazing Austalian trains CLICK HERE for more information
Australia presents different styles of train travel, and this product diversity provides a wide range of travel options to satisfy anyone’s travel plans – from the discerning First Class traveler to the Economy traveler. So whether train travel is used as part of the vacation or as a means of getting around. [More Information]
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To step aboard The Australian rail system is to step into a different world, a world “down under,” as it is fondly described.


Ride on rails that will bring you a journey filled with rugged terrain, luxury, and overall warmth that can be found nowhere else on the planet.


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