Spirit of the Outback


Spirit of the Outback has made it easy to travel the 1300 kilometers from Brisbane to Longreach while discovering Queensland's outback with an up close view while sitting in air conditioned comfort. Watch the beautiful scenic views go by while sitting in your sleeping berth or individual seat, there are a range of amenities to make sure your journey is comfortable and memorable. This Australian train journey offers a themed restaurant featuring Aussie meals or a selection of take away options for the Club Car, there is also an on board lounge perfect for sipping on a drink while having a chat with new found friends.

This 24 hour rail journey passes through a range of historic towns such Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine before arriving at the final destination of Longreach. The town is most famous for the Qantas Founders Museum, Outback Heritage Centre and of course the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame. The Spirit of the Outback is an experience that should not be missed by both Australian and International travellers.

Option 1 - First Class

First Class offers a choice of single or twin berth sleepers. The Spirit of the Outback provides showers at the end of all sleeping cars with restrooms provided at the end of all sleeping and sitting cars.

First Class Sleeper Single Berth Cabin features a wardrobe, power point 240 volt AC and a washbasin with a vanity mirror. The berth has a reading light, pillow, top and bottom sheet, blanket and towel. Half of the single berths face the direction of travel and the remaining face in reverse.

First Class Sleeper Twin Berth Cabin features lower single beds, each bed can be sold individually to persons of the same gender, or as an entire cabin to a couple or small family group (A child under four years permitted to share with one adult in existing bed). Each berth features a table, two wardrobes, full length mirror, power point 240 volt AC and a washbasin with vanity mirror. The berths have a reading light, pillow, top and bottom sheet, blanket and towel. All First Class twin cabins face the direction of travel.

Option 2 - Economy Class

Economy Class Seating carriages are open saloon cars with overhead luggage racks and individual reading lights. The comfortable seats may be reclined to the desired position by pressing a button in the arm rest. A fold down table and foot rest is provided however pillows and blankets are not provided. All Economy Class seats face the direction of travel.


Dining Car: The Tuckerbox Restaurant dining car has been carefully designed for the comfort of all passengers and offers a series of very special menus each featuring a selection of fine Queensland dishes.

Lounge Car: The Stockman's Bar offers the ideal place for those passengers in sleeping cars to relax, meet new friends or enjoy a drink from the bar.

Club Car: The Captain Starlight Club Car has a friendly atmosphere and offers continuous service for light refreshments, drinks and confectionery except for some periods of night travel. If desired, passengers can take light refreshments to their seat or cabin. A restricted liquor service is also available in the Club Car.

Drinking Fountains: Drinking fountains provided at the leading end of most cars


Brisbane to LongreachTuesday 18.10Wednesday 19.15
Brisbane to LongreachSaturday 13.55Sunday 15.35
Longreach to BrisbaneMonday 10.00Tuesday 12.00
Longreach to BrisbaneThursday 10.00Friday 12.00

TopAdditional Information

Children: Infants (children under 4 years) who sit on an adults lap and do not occupy a seat, travel for free. A maximum of one (1) Infant may share a seat with a person 4 years and over free of charge. Should the infant occupy a seat, the applicable child fare is to be charged. Children aged 12 years and over are permitted to travel unaccompanied on Traveltrain services.
Motor Vehicles: Travel Online does not provide quotes for vehicle transport. Passengers taking a vehicle will need to contact Queensland Rail directly for fares and availability.
Ticketing & Payment: Strict cancellation and amendment fees apply to all bookings.
Economy Seats and Economy Triple Sleepers: One checked item (not exceeding 20kg in weight and 180 linear cm in size) and one carry on item per person.
Twin and Single Sleepers: Two checked items (not exceeding 20kg in weight and 180 linear cm in size) and one carry on item per person OR one checked item (not exceeding 20kg in weight and 180 linear cm in size) and two carry on items per person OR three carry on items per person.
Excess Luggage: Subject to availability and provided items meet the weight and size restrictions, excess luggage charges of $15.00 per item may apply.
Carry On Items: Must be able to fit under the seat or in the overhead luggage racks. Items must not be larger than 23cm x 34cm x 48cm per item. Larger items should be stored in the luggage racks at the end of the carriage. Carry on items must be placed under a seat, in a sleeping berth or in luggage racks overhead or at the end of the carriage.

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