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Queenslander Class on The Sunlander Route
Queenslander Class
Discover the real warmth of Australia aboard Queenslander Class on The Sunlander.

Looking for a travel experience that allows you to experience all Queensland has to offer in a warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere?

Then jump aboard one of Australia's premier rail services - Queenslander Class on The Sunlander.

Queenslander Class is more than just a train, it's a journey into Queensland's heritage, culture, landscape and cuisine set against a backdrop of superb dining, first-class accommodation and exceptional service.

Passengers are accommodated in twin berth sleeping compartments offering all the comforts of home as well as a host of special extras and receive the highest levels of service from the dedicated team of onboard personnel.

The rest of the train is just as welcoming with a relaxing lounge car ideal for a drink and chat with new found friends, and a restaurant car, which is the setting for the journey's fine dining experience.

Every tantalising meal aboard Queenslander Class, prepared by an experienced onboard chef, has a distinctly Australian flavour.

The journey is also a lesson in Queenland's history, culture and landscape with fascinating commentary provided by the knowledgeable Maitre'D.

But it's undoubtedly the friendly, social atmosphere of Queenslander Class which keeps guests returning year after year.

It is often said you join Queenslander Class as a passenger and leave as a friend - a friend with a wealth of memories about the real warmth of Queensland.

Queenslander Class - Onboard

This is the real warmth of Queensland. Enjoy it at your own pace as you make the leisurely 1600 kilometre journey between Brisbane and Cairns. If you think Queenslander Class sounds relaxing, you’re absolutely right. Relaxing can be hard work too, and you’d be surprised how hungry you can get admiring breathtaking scenery, or burying yourself in the latest best seller.


The Sunlander provides the following facilities and services: drinking fountains, restrooms, showers for sleeping berths, air-conditioning, food & beverage services providing meals, refreshments, snacks, confectionary and a liquor service. Onboard entertainment is also provided for you with movies shown in the Club Car.

Only cash (AUD $), Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted on board the trains. Personal and travellers cheques are not accepted and EFTPOS is not available. Guests are advised to bring cash for the journey to buy drinks and meals if they do not hold any of these cards.


Sleeping accommodation in Queenslander Class is in twin berth compartments. All feature a washbasin, wardrobe, full-length mirror, reading lights and power point (240v AC). Shower facilities and toilets are provided at the end of all sleeping cars. Bedding and towels are provided, including a host of special touches.

Twin Berth Day
Twin Berth Night
Twin Berth - Day Seat
Twin Berth - Night Seat


The highlight of Queenslander Class is its fine dining, enjoyed in an exclusive restaurant car under the care of dedicated wait staff. The signature dish is undoubtedly the seafood platter laden with king prawns, oysters, bugs, smoked salmon and luscious tropical fruit. Picture this... As you’re shown to your table, you catch the aroma of culinary creation drifting from the galley. Then, you linger over the menu showcasing the finest local produce, before contemplating your choice of superb Australian wine. Dreaming? Wait until you see dessert. Every multi-course meal is prepared under the experienced hand of the onboard chef and features the freshest local produce, complemented by an extensive list of fine Australian wines.

Click here to view the Queenslander Class Menu

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