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Spirit of the Outback Fantastic Overnight Trip

We travelled to Longreach and back on the train it was an experience about 21 hours on the train... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
jnl380
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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We travelled from Cairns to Brisbane aboard the Spirit of Queensland, a 24 hour trip. The carriage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pamr443
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Cairns to Brisbane aboard the Spirit of Queensland, a 24 hour trip. The carriage was very clean with roomy comfortable seats that converted to flat bed sleepers. A good sized shower was avallable also. Food was good and served to your seats....More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience aboard the Spirit of Queensland. We're delighted you enjoyed your journey, the RailBeds are something else, an Australia's first :) It's a great way to relax and take in the Queensland scenery, you wouldn't normally see when driving or...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Connectivity between Brisbane International Airport to GoldCoast. It is cost effective, comfortable and fast. The seats are good and the travel very nice. The platforms are friendly for stowing luggage and clean. As a train lover, i just loved the experience. Recommended as a...More

Thank Ramachandran V
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tilt train certainly wasn't tilting much today 26th July. It was half hour late arriving and leaving Gympie. Then it stopped at Landsborough and it appeared to be to allow someone to use the disabled toilet. I have never heard of a train stopping...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately sometimes our services are hit with delays and disruptions caused by many factors; storms, heavy rainfall, severe heat and of course unpredictable human delays. I apologise that the staff were unable to inform you sufficiently of the delay when...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Needed a way of getting back to Brisbane from Queensland. Just two services a day. One first thing in the morning and one at 13:24. If you miss it you have to wait until the next day. The coaches were a bit old and worn,...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for sharing such a detailed and glowing account of your experience aboard our train and, your journey! We're delighted you had such an enjoyable time and, we hope you devoured the delicious chef-prepared meals ;) We'd love to have you back aboard some...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

We travelled to Longreach and back on the train it was an experience about 21 hours on the train both ways, thoroughly enjoyed it, had a sleeper cabin was quite comfortable.Met some lovely people on the train and our tour. The scenery changing all the...More

1  Thank jnl380
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience, we're glad you enjoyed your Outback journey. The Spirit of the Outback certainly has a charm that's hard to resist ;) We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We travelled from Cairns to Brisbane on the Spirit of Queensland train last week in Business class as we wanted to spoil ourselves- so glad we did. Rail bed was fantastic, roomy & nothing was too much trouble for the staff in attendance ! All...More

1  Thank Chris H
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience aboard the Spirit of Queensland. We're delighted you enjoyed your journey, the RailBeds are something else, an Australia's first :) It's a great way to relax and take in the Queensland scenery, you wouldn't normally see when driving or...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018

Excellent, what more can I say. All staff were polite & helpful from the platform in Nambour to those in Townsville. We enjoyed the comfort of a Rail Bed & dinner was far better than some I have eaten in Restaurants, served with an alcoholic...More

1  Thank Karole H
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you do much for taking the time out to review. Sounds like you had a magic time aboard. The food onboard is certainly beautiful. Thank you again.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

We booked a 1st class overnight return to Longreach in August 2017, the trip leaving Brisbane on March 6th. A much anticipated trip as we had already "done" The Ghan & Indian Pacific, On March 5th an urgent email to contact QR re Service Disruption,...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback. We're disappointed to learn your experience was disappointing. We will be sharing your extensive feedback with our Customer Feedback Team. If you wish to pursue this further or to lodge a formal complaint with the team, please don't...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Tip: Travel Business Class to has the WOW factor We traveled from Brisbane to Mackay in business class. Walked on board and was completely blown away by the amount of space and the seating. Given a cooling drink and off we went. Dinner was three...More

1  Thank Jayne J
QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for sharing such a detailed and glowing account of your experience aboard our train and, your journey! We're delighted you had such an enjoyable time and, we hope you devoured the delicious chef-prepared meals ;) We'd love to have you back aboard some...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Booked two Railbeds from Brisbane to Cairns for an special occasion. Although much dearer than the equivalent airfare, I thought this would be a great experience, despite some reviewers adverse comments. The concept is great and I was impressed with the technology used to convert...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Queensland Rail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We thank you for your patience during these extreme weather conditions. At this stage, multiple passenger services have been or will be impacted in some capacity by the severe weather in North Queensland, including your Spirit of Queensland. Extensive flood...More

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mattfroda
4 August 2018|
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Response from jnl380 | Reviewed this property |
Hi i have not not done this train trip as yet, but if you contact Qld Rail they will be able to help with all your queries.
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37seddon
21 June 2017|
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Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can not answer that one as I have only been on the spirit of Queensland.
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Clifford B
30 January 2016|
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Railbed in my opinion is overkill for that short time unless you really need a bed to sleep on. If you want the max experience, railbed, if you just want a seat to sit on, economy. Both have access to the shop. You will not... More
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