Island Adventure - Brisbane to Cairns

A 6 day East Coast adventure combining spectacular Queensland scenery with a relaxed stay on beautiful Hamilton Island in the heart of the enchanting Whitsundays.


• Scenic rail travel along Queensland’s Coast on the Spirit of Queensland
• 3 night island stay on Hamilton Island
• Lively Airlie Beach and the beautiful Whitsunday Islands
• Tropical North Queensland’s rainforest and sugar cane fields

Day 1 (Monday) - Depart Brisbane on your overnight rail journey aboard the Spirit of Queensland train, passing through the agricultural land of Bundaberg and continuing along the coast north through Mackay before reaching Proserpine for your transfer to Shute Harbour.

Day 2 - Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Hamilton Island for an idyllic 3 night stay surrounded by the islands of the Whitsundays and the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to spend your days sailing, snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, or simply relax on the island's beautiful Cats-Eye Beach. Alternatively you could enjoy an optional day trip to nearby Whitehaven Beach - famous for its stunning beauty and pristine white sand.

Day 5 & 6 - Venture back to the mainland for an overnight stay in Airlie Beach before reboarding the train for your journey through the rainforest and sugar cane fields to Carins.

6 day Island Adventure with Premium economy ticket travel - from £745

Railbed travel - from £781

6 day Rail Escape from £745

Prices are per person based on standard accommodation. Prices will vary based on season travelling and standard of accommodation chosen.

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  • Plenty of time for sightseeing and exploring


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