Queensland Rail Travel train Holidays

A historic journey from the tropical city of Townsville to the mining centre of Mount Isa, The Inlander offers the opportunity to experience the heritage and natural treasures of North Queensland’s rugged, yet beautiful inland.

This 977 km trip, enjoyed in air-conditioned comfort, travels through Charters Towers, across the Great Dividing Range and through the mining towns of Hughenden and Julia Creek before delivering passengers into the heart of Australia. There is so much to do and see from Mount Isa including the prehistoric exhibits at the Riversleigh Fossils Interpretive Centre and tours of underground mines.

RouteRoute: Townsville to Mount Isa Network MapNetwork Map: Train Stations
DistanceDistance: 977 kms DepartsDeparts Townsville:
Wed & Sat at 12.40pm
DurationDuration: 21 hrs DepartsDeparts Mount Isa:
Sun & Thur at 1.30pm

For Bookings, contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

The Inlander – Onboard

Travelling west through the remote townships of Queensland’s northern outback, the journey on The Inlander gives you the chance to glimpse the heritage and natural treasures of North Queensland’s ‘big sky’ country.


The Inlander 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.

The Inlander Train


  • First Class Travel
    There are two first class 
    options for travel: Roomettes and Twinettes.

    A Roomette has a single berth, while a Twinette has two berths. Both 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. Roomettes have a mix of forward and reverse facing cabins.
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Single Berth – Day Seat
Single Berth – Night Seat
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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.
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Triple Berth – Day Seat
Triple Berth – Night Seat


Aboard the Inlander 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.

Travelling by train around Queensland is something you must do if you are spending time travelling around the beautiful part of Australia. QLD is lucky enough to have a variety of trains taking you all across the coast and outback. The trains are comfortable, easy and a great experience for any type of traveller from backpackers to families.

For more information on Queensland Rail services, pricing and schedules please contact us.

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