Spirit of the Outback
Brisbane to Longreach
The perfect Outback Queensland experience begins onboard the Spirit of the Outback, a journey through ever-changing scenery and rugged terrain between Brisbane and Longreach.
With blue summer skies and rich golden soil to be seen into the horizon, the Spirit of the Outback provides the perfect opportunity to explore in comfort as the outback comes to life in front of your eyes.
From metropolis Brisbane your outback expedition begins, travelling through the vast regions with historic authentic outback towns along the way, this journey is another legend in the making.
Please note: The Shearers Rest Lounge and Economy Single Sleeper carriages are currently out of service for maintenance and may not be available for your selected travel dates. Our Economy Lounge is the alternate breakout space, this space offers a booth style seating arrangement and is shared with all customers. The Tuckerbox Restaurant remains open for the use of Customers booked in sleepers only.
Queensland Rail Travel is committed to supporting Queenslanders by preventing the spread of COVID-19. There are new vaccination requirements for our customers from 17 December 2021. For more information, please check the Travelsafe page.
Customers travelling on the Spirit of the Outback in a Sleeper, who plan to dine in or relax in the Tuckerbox Restaurant or lounge areas will be required to be fully vaccinated and show proof to an onboard team member. Customers who are not fully vaccinated and travelling in a Sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback, a reduced fare is available. Take-away meals and refreshments are available to purchase and take back to your seat. Please note the menu options are a different experience and meals which are served in the Tuckerbox Restaurant
Take the Spirit of the Outback Virtual Tour
RailBus Coach Connections to/from Longreach to Winton available
Download the Spirit of the Outback Factsheet
Download the Travelsafe First Class Fact Sheet
Planning a rail holiday for 2021?
Our new Rail Holidays brochure is available to view now and is valid for travel from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.