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TrainAustralia: Sunlander - Sunlander Cairns to Brisbane
DestinationsThe Great Barrier Reef, the Kuranda Scenic Railway, the islands such as Fraser and the Whitsundays, and the rainforest are all included. 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 scenery is spectacular. The possible stopovers are, too. If you take the train straight through, it takes 32 hours.
General InfoComfort, flexibility and a great social atmosphere have made The Sunlander one of Australia's great journeys and a firm favorite with travelers between Cairns and Brisbane. This scenic journey, which snakes its way along Queensland's east coast several times a week, offers travel options to suit every traveler from the most discerning through to the budget conscious.
ItineraryDay 1: Cairns Fly to tropical Cairns (flight not included). Upon arrival, you will be transferred by limousine to your hotel for a one-night's stay.
Day 2: Great Barrier Reef Enjoy the scenic coastal drive to Marina Mirage at Port Douglas to board a luxury catamaran for a cruise of Low Isles in the Great Barrier Reef, with incredible views of coral through glass-bottom boat. Snorkel equipment available, and a marine biologist will act as guide. Overnight Cairns.
Day 3: Kuranda Scenic Railway/Skyrail Today rail through 15 hand-cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Visit The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies, and further explore Kuranda on your own. Board Skyrail for a ride above the rainforest on the world's longest gondola.
Days 4 & 5: Cairns to Brisbane on The Sunlander Transfer by limousine from your hotel to Cairns Railway Station. Settle into Queenslander Class on the Sunlander with lovely meals included. Head through fantastic inland coastal scenery. Your private cabin for two provides your seats by day and transforms into your twin sleeping cabin overnight and is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable journey, including washbasin, wardrobe, bathrobe and slippers and full linen. Overnight on the train. After arrival in Brisbane, transfer by limousine to your hotel.
Day 6: Depart Brisbane After your included breakfast, transfer by limousine to airport to fly home or on to Melbourne to continue your journey.
InclusionsThe Sunlander journey includes a full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise including buffet lunch, snorkelling equipment, time in Skyrail, the world's longest gondola, Kuranda Scenic Railway, featuring 15 hand-cut tunnels and spectacular waterfalls, entrance into Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and overnights in four-star hotels and all private transfers.
Food and DiningThis is an all-inclusive package that includes fine dining in an exclusive restaurant car with china, silver and linens. Service is of a high level, with meals served in courses, and the overall dining experience is enjoyable. Passengers dine on sumptuous hot breakfasts and meals featuring fresh local produce and Great Barrier Reef seafood—stunning plates of shrimp, for example.
CabinsGuests have the choice of the all-inclusive premium service of Queenslander Class Twin Sleepers, Single, Twin or Triple Sleepers or the budget-conscious Economy Seats.