Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation

Explore Queensland’s Stunning Rail Journeys, Coastal Wonders, and Cairns Adventures.

Booking Code: AA-31216

Experience a breathtaking journey though Australia’s coastal landscapes with this Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation. Ideal for both solo adventurers and families alike, this trip is for travelers open to novel experiences surrounded by Australia’s natural beauty.

Soak up the sun in iconic Gold Coast with its pristine beaches and vibrant city life, delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Cairns, and enjoy an unforgettable Queensland Rail journey through scenic landscapes. Whether you’re marveling at the Great Barrier Reef, basking in the sun-kissed shores of Gold Coast, or relishing the comforts of a luxury train ride, this itinerary ensures a wonderful blend of excitement and relaxation.

Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation

Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation Map

Day 1: International Flight to Brisbane
Days 2 – 5: Gold Coast
Days 5 – 6: 1 Night Aboard the Spirit of Queensland, Brisbane to Cairns
Days 6 – 10: Cairns
Day 10: International Flight from Brisbane

Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation Map
Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation

What’s included in your
Queensland Rail & Coastal Vacation


Gold Coast (3 Nights), Spirit of Queensland Rail Journey (1), Cairns (4)


International – Los Angeles to Brisbane (Return)
Australian Domestic – Cairns to Brisbane


Private – Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Accommodation, Gold Coast Accommodation to Brisbane Train Station, Cairns Train Station to Accommodation
Shuttle – Cairns Accommodation to Airport

Day Tours

Gold Coast – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Cairns – Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Frankland Islands, Kuranda Rainforest Gold Service with Lunch

Train Journey

Spirit of Queensland

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International Flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane

The estimated cost for this package includes the average price of international airfare from Los Angeles to Brisbane. Request a quote for your preferred routing and travel dates.

Your flight will cross the international date line overnight, putting you 1 day ahead in Australia. So according to a calendar it will take you 2 days to get to Australia, but really, it’s just an overnight flight!

During the flight, sit back, relax, and enjoy the exceptional service as you’re treated to a delicious dinner and hearty breakfast before touching down in Brisbane.

DAYS 2 – 5

Gold Coast – Dive into Nature, Luxury, and Wildlife Wonders!

Brisbane Koala at Australia Zoo

Your personalized arrival experience begins with a private chauffeur awaiting for you at the Brisbane airport. Settle into your comfortable sedan and enjoy the scenic drive to your accommodation in Gold Coast, just one hour away from Brisbane.

Your home for the next three nights is a luxurious 4-star hotel nestled in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the gem of Gold Coast’s beachfront districts. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this hotspot, where modern design meets unparalleled beach views.

The excitement continues with a day trip to the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Australia’s native wildlife, from cuddly koalas to playful kangaroos. Explore the sanctuary’s various exhibits, catch an educational wildlife show, and even witness veterinarians in action at one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world.

As your adventure unfolds, take advantage of a free day to explore

Gold Coast at your leisure. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-fueled adventures, pampering spa treatments, or simply soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, the Gold Coast has it all.

Don’t miss the chance to discover hidden gems like lush Mount Tamborine, Byron Bay, and Lamington National Park, each offering their own unique allure. If you prefer a more laid-back experience, you can always kick back and relax on the golden sands of the city’s pristine beaches. Watch the surfers catch waves, take a leisurely stroll along the shore, or simply soak up the sun with a good book in hand. Life’s a beach, after all!

Brisbane Koala at Australia Zoo
Brisbane Story Bridge

Photo Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

Spirit of Queensland Train
Spirit of Queensland Train Field

DAYS 5 – 6

Spirit of Queensland – A Luxury Rail Journey

Spirit of Queensland Train

Prepare for the next exciting chapter of your journey as you bid farewell to Gold Coast and make your way to the Brisbane train station. A private transfer will whisk you away, ensuring a seamless transition from your Gold Coast hotel to the station.

Now, get ready for the highlight of your trip: an enchanting rail journey aboard the Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns. This luxurious train journey promises an unforgettable experience as you traverse the breathtaking landscapes of Queensland. From lush rainforests to coastal vistas, each moment promises to be as picturesque as the last.

Throughout your journey, indulge in ultimate comfort and style. By day, relax in spacious seating, taking in the ever-changing scenery through large panoramic windows. As night falls, your seating magically transforms into cozy sleeping berths, ensuring a restful night’s sleep.

But it’s not just the scenery that’s captivating – it’s the dining experience too. Treat your taste buds to a culinary journey featuring the freshest Queensland produce, complemented by a selection of local wines and beverages. With all-inclusive meals served directly to your seat, each onboard dining experience is a delightful affair.

As you glide along the rails, take advantage of the onboard amenities, including in-seat entertainment, power adapters, and even onboard showers for your convenience. With every detail meticulously catered to, your journey aboard the Spirit of Queensland promises to be an experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime. So, sit back, relax, and let the spirit of adventure carry you away on this unforgettable rail journey from Brisbane to Cairns.

DAYS 6 – 10

Cairns – Your Gateway to Tropical Natural Wonders

Cairns Kuranda Barron Falls Lookout

Get ready for more incredible adventures in Cairns! Your journey continues with a private luxury sedan transfer from the Cairns train station to your vacation accommodation, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free arrival.

Nestled in the tropical paradise of Cairns, your 4-star hotel awaits, promising a perfect blend of comfort and style. Enjoy breathtaking views, impeccable service, and convenient amenities, all within close proximity to top dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.

Your time in Cairns is filled with exciting excursions, starting with a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef at Frankland Islands. Snorkel among vibrant corals and marine life, or opt for a coral viewing tour from a semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat. Then, embark on a guided Island Discovery walk to explore the coral cay forest and rocky pools teeming with marine life.

The adventures continue with a full-day tour to Kuranda Rainforest in Gold Class. Enjoy a scenic journey aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail, followed by a visit to Rainforestation and a barbecue lunch. Cap off the day with a breathtaking Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride over World Heritage protected rainforest.

On your free day in Cairns, take the opportunity to explore this tropical paradise. Stroll along the Esplanade, immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife, and make memories that will last a lifetime. With so much to see and do, your time in Cairns is sure to be nothing short of extraordinary!

Cairns Kuranda Barron Falls Lookout
Cairns - Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park

Photo Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

DAY 10

International Flight from Brisbane

Wrap up your Cairns adventure with a shuttle transfer to the airport, ensuring a smooth departure back home. From Cairns, catch a flight to Brisbane, then a flight back to Los Angeles. Gain a day as you cross the International Date Line, arriving in the USA on the same day you left Australia.

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