In a bid to boost Outback Queensland tourism during the off-peak season, travellers can now go west for less, with Queensland Rail Travel offering ‘2 for 1’ tickets on all its long-distance western services, travelling to Longreach, Charleville and Mount Isa.
The sale follows a strong year of patronage on the Spirit of the Outback, Westlander and Inlander services, which recorded their highest patronage numbers since 2019-20.
In 2022-23, the Spirit of the Outback recorded more than 13,000 journeys, up from 9,242 in 2019-20, while the Westlander recorded more than 4,550 journeys up from 3,084 in 2019-20.
The Inlander also recorded more than 4,140 journeys up from 3,447 in 2019-20.
Out of all western line journeys taken in 2022-23, 1,853 were taken from ‘2 for 1’ tickets.
“This promotion is a great opportunity to experience the heart of Queensland’s outback from the comfort of an air-conditioned train carriage,” said Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey.
“By visiting our outback towns, people are helping keep local business doors open much longer than they normally would be during summer months.
“In addition to the incredible landscapes along the journey, there’s so much to see and explore in the towns.
“From the underground rich mining history in Mount Isa to the skies with the iconic Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach and stargazing at the Charleville Cosmos Centre, Outback Queensland is home to some of the most unique tourism experiences our state has to offer.”
The fare is bookable via Queensland Rail Travel centres or through travel agents.
For more information visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au or call 1800 872 467 to speak to the reservations team.
|Train Service||Sector||Class of Travel||2 for 1 Outback Rail Fare|
(one-way fare for two people)
|Spirit of the Outback||Brisbane to Longreach||Sleeper||$427|
|Brisbane to Emerald||Economy Seat||$117|
|Westlander||Brisbane to Roma||Economy Seat||$65|
|Brisbane to Charleville||Economy Seat||$90|
|Inlander||Townsville to Cloncurry||Economy Seat||$90|
|Townsville to Mount Isa||Economy Seat||$108|