Townsville celebrates its 150th birthday with a year full of events

Townsville North Queensland offers a huge lineup of entertainment and events with sports, food, cultural and music festivals in full swing throughout the year. Cheer yourself hoarse at a national sporting match, bask in the sun during Magnetic Island Race Week or enjoy a performance by the world’s finest chamber musicians at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Become part of the exciting calendar of events and immerse yourself in the laid-back, vibrant lifestyle.


Travelling by train is a great alternative to driving or travelling by coach to Townsville.

Enjoy the convenience of regular services, sit back, relax in your Economy seat or upgrade to a RailBed or Business Seat for the longer journeys, watch a movie and grab a bite to eat with a selection of meals, light refreshments, and beverages on offer with a focus on Queensland produce.

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Our Coastal trains travel from Brisbane all the way up to Cairns five days a week with return services available .​​​​

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Connecting Queensland the new way. The Spirit of Queensland travels from Brisbane to Cairns and return four times a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach.
RouteRoute:Brisbane to Cairns
DurationDuration:25 hrs