The Sunlander

Northbound - Brisbane to Cairns

  • Journey name: Northbound - Brisbane to Cairns  
  • Duration: Upto 3 days


Travel on the Sunlander is a wonderful way to sample some of Australia’s iconic places: The Great Barrier Reef, the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Fraser and the Whitsunday Island, and the rainforest. The Sunlander train links them all, with its overnight service crossing 1,045 miles on the east coast of Queensland, Australia, from Brisbane to Cairns. The spectacular scenery of the Queensland coastline will unfold as you relax in the comfort of a traditional train service, offering overnight sleepers, dining, lounge and club cars

Train Departure Schedule:

2015 : January - March

Journey Dates:

  • 2014

    All Week

Places Covered:

Brisbane, Maryborough West, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Proserpine, Townsville, Cairns

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Price - Click here


  • Rail Fare 
  • All meals if travelling in Queenslander Class only
  • Taxes, fees and fuel surcharges 

Terms and Conditions:

Coach Seats require a 14 day advance purchase and are NON-REFUNDABLE or CHANGEABLE once booked.

Route Map

  • One of Australia's longest running trains 
  • Cozy and comfortable surroundings
  • Experience Queensland's incredible east coastline 
  • Choice of onboard accommodation to suit tastes 
  • Great food and refreshments