Spirit of the Outback

Travel 1300km from Brisbane to Longreach in air conditioned comfort and discover outback Queensland on board the Spirit of the Outback. Enjoy scenic views on this 24 hour rail journey passing through the historic towns of Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine. With individual seats or sleeping berths available, your journey will be as comfortable as it is memorable thanks to the excellent range of on board amenities.

Famous as the home of the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach is a popular holiday destination with a great range of attractions including the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and the Outback Heritage Centre. An experience not to be missed, the Spirit of the Outback is a spectacular train journey that is popular with international travellers and Australians alike.

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

Dining Car: Offering a number of special menus serving traditional Queensland dishes, The Tuckerbox Restaurant has been designed for the comfort of all passengers.

Lounge Car: Enjoy a drink from the bar, catch up with friends or make new ones at The Stockman's Bar.

Club Car: Offering constant service (excluding some periods of night travel) of light refreshments, confectionary and drinks the Captain Starlight Club Car also offers a restricted liquor service.

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


Departures

RouteDepartArrive
Brisbane to LongreachTuesday 18.10Wednesday 19.15
Brisbane to LongreachSaturday 13.55Sunday 15.35
Longreach to BrisbaneMonday 10.00Tuesday 12.00
Longreach to BrisbaneThursday 10.00Friday 12.00


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.