With a Queensland Explorer Pass travel on the Spirit of Queensland, Spirit of the Outback, The Westlander and The Inlander, all while visiting stops from Cairns in the north, to Brisbane in the south. Other stops of interest can include Townsville & Magnetic Island, the Whitsundays, Capricorn Coast, Hervey Bay & Fraser Island, Noosa & the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast & Longreach and the Outback.
Australia’s Queensland Rail Travel services, including the Tilt Train (Bundaberg and Rockhampton only), Spirit of Queensland, Spirit of the Outback, The Inlander, The Westlander and connecting coach services.
One journey on Brisbane’s City network when in possession of a valid ticket for travel on the Queensland Rail Travel network to connect with a Queensland Rail Travel service.
Free travel on RailBus coach connections booked in conjunction with a rail sector (for Hervey Bay, Yeppoon, Airlie Beach, Winton, Quilpie and Cunnamulla).
The Queensland Explorer Pass is designed for sales to overseas visitors of Australia. Proof of non-Australian residency may be required – passport, drivers licence, home address, etc can be used to verify this.
When booking you can select a first date of travel that is up to 6 months in the future. Travel must commence within one month from this anticipated start date, otherwise the pass expires and becomes non-refundable.
Allows unlimited travel over a 1 or 2 month period, which starts on the day the pass is validated (first day of actual travel).
The Queensland Explorer Pass is valid for unlimited travel in economy seating.
You will receive an exchange voucher which, upon presentation at a Travel Centre or Ticket Office exchange location in Australia and prior to commencing your first journey, you will be given your actual travel pass. You will receive the exchange voucher by e-mail so please allow 3 to 5 business days for your order to be processed.
Pass holders may upgrade to business seats on Tilt Train services (Rockhampton and Bundaberg) and any available sleeping berths upon payment of the applicable difference in fares. The pass covers premium economy seats on the Spirit of Queensland only when booked within 7 days of travel, subject to availability. Bookings made outside of 7 days prior to travel incur an upgrade amount to be paid by the pass holder.
You will receive the exchange voucher by e-mail so please allow 3 to 5 business days for your order to be processed.
Seat reservations must be made in advance as the pass itself does not guarantee a seat. A reservation for each individual sector of travel is necessary to obtain a valid travel ticket.
|Cindy StephensonJanuary 16, 2020|
The trips on the train were very comfortable and we enjoyed the amenities included. As Americans, attempting to make all arrangements from the U.S., it was a bit stressful. I had to use email often and hope I was understood and things were handled properly. Things were fine but the delays were stressful.
|DeeSeptember 15, 2018|
Don't ever travel with Queensland Rail when the train is off because of track maintenance. The coach journey from Maryborough West to Cairns was our worst nightmare.
|ShelleyAugust 17, 2017|
These are the most comfortable trains I have ever been on. I am very tall, and I had enough room to cross my legs even when the seat in front of me was reclined. The food, especially the roast pork lunch, was reasonably priced and edible. The booking process needs to be improved, as there are no easily usable or searchable maps and schedules on the Queensland Rail website. I had to wait until I got to Brisbane, visit a customer service agent, and get help in person. I'm not saying that the online services don't exist, I'm saying that if they do exist, they are so difficult to find and navigate that I was unable to find and use them. When I boarded my first train and saw their in-train magazine, it contained all of the information that I had not been able to find by searching their website.