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The Westlander, Timetables and Bookings

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The Westlander Route
Discover the pioneering spirit of Australia’s Outback with a journey aboard The Westlander.

This scenic journey from Brisbane travels across the Great Dividing Range and through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs before arriving in Charleville, the largest town in south-west Queensland.

Enjoy a comfortable journey in a choice of sleeper or seat, with a welcoming club car offering appetising meals and the chance to meet fellow travellers.

An array of Outback experiences awaits in and around Charleville, including the new Cosmos Centre, a dedicated stargazing observatory; the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service Base; and the opal fields of the south-west.

The Westlander - Onboard

Discover the charm of Queensland’s outback with a journey onboard The Westlander. This scenic journey from Brisbane travels across the Great Dividing Range and through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs before arriving in rustic Charleville.

Facilities

The Westlander 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. A pre-paid meal service is also available on-board and can be arranged with your Sales Consultant. 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.

Accommodation
  • First Class Travel
    A Twinette cabin has two berths. Twinette cabins have a wardrobe, AC 240V power point, washbasin with mirror and drinking glasses. Each berth has a reading light, pillow with slip, top and bottom sheet and a towel. All Twinettes face the direction of travel.
Twin Berth Day
Twin Berth Night
Twin Berth - Day Seat
Twin Berth - Night Seat
  • Economy Class Travel
    There are two Economy Class options for travel: Seating Carriages and Berths.

    The Seating Carriages are open saloon cars with overhead luggage racks for hand luggage. The seats are arranged in two rows of two seats. You can book an aisle or window seat depending on your preference and availability. All seats face the direction of travel. Please bring your own pillows and blankets if you require them. A fold down table and foot rest are provided for your comfort.

    The Economy Berths are a three berth cabin for persons of the same gender. A whole cabin may be reserved for a group of mixed genders. By day the cabin is a sofa which provides seating for passengers. The sofa then converts to three beds for night time. All cabins face the direction of travel and contain a table, AC 240V power point, washbasin with mirror and drinking glasses. A reading light, pillow with slip, lower sheet and blanket are provided for each berth.
Triple Berth Day
Triple Berth Night
Triple Berth - Day Seat
Triple Berth - Night Seat
Menu

Aboard the Westlander you can enjoy one of our delicious meal packages or choose from a selection of take away meals and snacks available from the Club Car.

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