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 Sleepers and Seats offer single and twin berth sleepers with showers provided at the rear of all sleeping cars and restrooms are provided at the rear of all sitting and sleeping cars.

First Class Sleeper Single Berth Cabin features a power point 240 volt AC, reading light, washbasin, wardrobe, vanity mirror, top and bottom sheet, pillow, blanket and towel. 50% of the single berths face the direction the train is travelling while the other 50% face in reverse.

First Class Sleeper Twin Berth Cabin features two lower single beds, sold individually to the same sex or as an entire cabin for couples or small families (A child under 4 years permitted to share with one adult in existing bed). Each berth features a power point 240 volt AC, reading light, washbasin, table, two wardrobes, full length mirror, top and bottom sheet, pillow, blanket and towel. All First Class twin cabins face the direction the train is travelling.

Option 2 - Economy Class


Economy Class Seating carriages are open saloon cars featuring overhead luggage racks, individual reading lights, comfortable reclining seats, fold down tables and foot rests. All Economy Class seats face the direction the train is travelling.

Dining Locations

Shearers Rest: The Shearers Rest provides First Class customers with an exclusive lounge area to sit back, relax with a cool beverage, read a newspaper or just watch the scenery go by. The Shearers Rest Servery offers a range of light refreshments which can be purchased throughout the journey.

Tuckerbox Restaurant: Enjoy all-inclusive dining in the Tuckerbox Restaurant. The menu includes hearty outback inspired chef prepared meals using some of Queensland’s best produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Tuckerbox Restaurant is exclusive to First Class customers.

Shearers Rest Servery: Quality takeaway meals and beverages are available for Economy passengers.

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

Departures

RouteDepartArrive
Brisbane to LongreachTuesday 6.10pmWednesday 7.20pm
Brisbane to LongreachSaturday 1.55pmSunday 3.40pm
Longreach to BrisbaneMonday 10.00amTuesday 11.55am
Longreach to BrisbaneThursday 10.00amFriday 11.55am

Additional Info

Children: Children less than 4 years old who do not occupy a set and sit on the lap of an adult travel free. Only 1 infant may share a seat with a passenger 4 years and over free of charge. Infants who occupy a seat will be charged at the child rate. Children 12 years and over are allowed to travel alone on TravelTrain services.
Motor Vehicles: Travel Online does not provide vehicle transport services.
Ticketing & Payment: Strict cancellation and amendment fees apply to all bookings.
Luggage:
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.