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 Locations

Dining Shearers Rest: Dining Car: 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: 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.
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.

Spirit of the Outback
Spirit of the Outback Servery
Spirit of the Outback 1st Class Sleeper
Spirit of the Outback 1st Class Sleeper
Spirit of the Outback Shearers Rest
Spirit of the Outback