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Rail tours Australia

Explore Australia on a luxury rail tour

Experience old-world luxury and style

Australian rail holidays give you a unique and unforgettable experience. Travelling by rail on one of our tours is the perfect way to cover long distances while still getting to see the landscape up close, and making plenty of stops along the way.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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Experience the charm of Picnic Point Toowoomba and a night in Roma, where you'll witness a live cattle auction alongside local graziers. Explore Charleville with a local guide and take in the historic Hotel Corones. Don't miss the enchanting twilight tour and stargazing at The Cosmos Centre. Venture further into the Outback with a local guide to Quilpie before indulging in 2 nights of deluxe cabins at Toogunna Plains Station. Explore the Eromanga Natural History Museum, where prehistoric fossils come to life, and savor a Taste of the Outback dinner. Immerse yourself in the vast Mitchell Grass Plains of Longreach with 3 nights of glamping. Delve into the ancient past at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum and explore the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Pay tribute to Australian stockmen at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Cruise the Thomson River at sunset, dine under the stars, and enjoy an authentic outback show. Conclude your adventure with an overnight rail journey in sleeper cabins aboard the Spirit of the Outback.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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Fly into Cairns and ride the Kuranda Scenic Rail marveling at the ancient rainforests, dramatic gorges, and UNESCO World Heritage listed landscapes of Queensland’s tropical north. We then see the outback come to life as we traverse through the heart of the Gulf Savannah regions riding the legendary Gulflander and Savannahlander trains before an unforgettable tour of the Undara Lava Tubes in Cobbold Gorge.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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Make tracks for Queensland's central west on the Spirit of the Outback, an historic rail journey like no other. Then delve deep into outback life staying in Longreach, Toogunna Plains Station and Roma. Visit the Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Take a Station tour and Thomson River sunset cruise. Unearth dinosaurs in Winton, Waltz with Matilda, take a station tour with insights to the land overseeing all of Queensland’s iconic outback.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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Embark on the Indian Pacific and Christmas in Perth tour, starting with one night in Adelaide. Soak in the stunning views from Mount Lofty Summit lookout and explore the city with a sights tour. Enjoy a horse-drawn tram ride in Victor Harbor, visit McLaren Vale winery, and explore Glenelg. Experience luxury aboard the Gold Class Indian Pacific train for 3 days and 2 nights, with premium dining and standard beverages included. Spend 5 nights in Perth, discovering highlights like the Perth Mint, Swan River Cruise, Fremantle Markets, and Cottesloe Beach. Explore Rottnest Island, visit Busselton Jetty, and indulge in a Margaret River winery tasting and lunch, along with a visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. Celebrate Christmas with a festive lunch and enjoy a total of 22 included meals on this unforgettable journey.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
13
days

Traverse the state of Queensland through Roma, Barcaldine, Emerald, Longreach, and Cloncurry to the Gulf of Carpenteria to experience an epic Gulf sunset and Sand Island dinner. See the outback come to life, learn about the heritage of mining, discover the indigenous culture, and ride the legendary Gulflander train as touring heads through Cobbold Gorge and Undara to tropical Cairns on this journey showcasing the best of Queensland.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
10
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Depart for 10 days on our opulent Diamond Class coach. Our first day takes us through Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. We visit Kangaroo Valley, followed by the Sapphire Coast Drive and travel through Bournda National Park to Tura Beach and Merimbula. See Wilsons Promontory, affectionately known as ‘The Prom’, the southernmost point of mainland Australia with stunning coastal scenery and pristine wilderness. Explore Phillip Island Nature Park with underground viewing of adorable little penguins. Finishing up your trip in the vibrant Melbourne CBD.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
12
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This epic adventure heads into the heart of the Red Centre starts with 1 night in Adelaide before travelling overnight in Gold Service onboard the mighty Ghan. Enjoy a night in Alice Springs visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges, then see the wonders of Uluru with 3 nights at Yulara including the stunning Sounds of Silence dinner. Re-board the Ghan for another night before finishing with 1 night in Darwin.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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Take advantage of discounted low season fares and make tracks for Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback, an historic rail journey like no other. Then delve deep into outback life visiting The Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Camden Park Station and a trip to the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit in Winton. We then depart the Outback and make our way to the Town of 1770 where we spend 2 nights. Take in the highlights of Agnes Water by land and sea onboard a unique LARC amphibious vehicle.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
14
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Explore vibrant Perth, encounter indigenous culture, and immerse yourself in stunning natural beauty. Pay homage to history in Albany, marvel at unique rock formations, and enjoy country hospitality in Hyden. Then, indulge in a luxurious 4-day train journey aboard the Indian Pacific, all-inclusive with fine dining and immersive off-train experiences. Conclude your adventure in Sydney, where city sights await. Join us for an unforgettable journey through diverse landscapes and rich history.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
15
days

Embark on the ultimate Southern Africa in Style journey, where luxury meets adventure. Experience the opulence of the Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town, indulge in cultural delights at GOLD Restaurant, and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Cape Point and Peninsula. Witness the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, enjoy wildlife encounters in Kruger National Park, and discover the vibrant spirit of Soweto. With seamless flights, deluxe accommodations, and 36 included meals, this 15-day tour offers an unparalleled blend of sophistication and excitement. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Southern Africa's finest destinations.

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Luxury and style

We travel in comfort and style everywhere we go. From the trains to the accommodation, we'll make sure you're comfortable.

Fitness ratings

Each of our tours has a fitness rating, so you will know if it's right for you. It also means everyone on the tours has similar fitness.

Leaders in domestic tourism

We are proud to have two decades' experience creating tours in every state and territory and select international locations.

All inclusive tours

With Fun Over 50 Holidays, you get all accommodation, all activities, and most meals included. You could almost leave your wallet at home.

Frequently asked questions

How do I book?

To book your rail tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We will also give you all the information you need.

Which trains do the tours travel on?

Depending on the destination, we travel on a variety of different trains. Each rail tour will say which we travel on during the tour.

Our train tours include:

  • Great Southern Rail’s The Ghan and Indian Pacific
  • Spirit of the Outback
  • Spirit of Queensland
  • The Gulflander
  • The Savannahlander
What are the beds like on the trains?

Beds vary between different trains. Foe example, The Ghan and Indian Pacific have bunk style beds while the Spirit of the Outback have top to toe style beds.

Do the rail cabins have bathrooms?

In most cases, rail cabins do not have private bathrooms. Only twin cabins on the Ghan and Indian Pacific have private bathrooms in the cabin. All other train cabins have shared facilities.

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