Great East Coast Cruise and Rail

Tilt Train

14 days from $4,269pp*

Save up to $1,000 per couple*

Fly from Sydney to Cairns, tour from Cairns to Rockhampton, travel by Tilt Train from Rockhampton to Brisbane, and cruise with Princess Cruises from Brisbane to Sydney - this holiday has it all.

In Cairns you'll enjoy a city tour and meet crocodiles, then tour to Townsville, Airlie Beach, Mackay and Rockhampton, exploring the coastline, cane fields, Great Dividing Range, and the Whitsunday Islands. Then board the Tilt Train for your comfortable daylight journey to Brisbane, then it's time to board your Princess Cruise to Sydney, enjoying the cuisine, activities and entertainment onboard Majestic Princess before sailing through the Heads into Sydney Harbour.

This offer is no longer available.

From 1 September 2018, NRMA travel is changing to better meet the needs of our Members. You’ll be able to book directly with local and international tour specialist partners that will provide you with a greater range of travel offers and deals along with expert advice, service, and exclusive savings for NRMA Members. It’s all thanks to NRMA Blue, the bigger, better Member benefits program, giving you ease and access to a range of special offers that help you make the most out of every journey.

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What's included in your package


Package highlights

  • One way economy class flight from Sydney to Cairns
  • 2 nights stay in Cairns at Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments
  • Guided coach travel from Cairns to Rockhampton
  • 2 night stays in Townsville, Airlie Beach and Rockhampton, and overnight stay in Mackay
  • Economy class rail travel aboard Queenland Rail's Tilt Train from Rockhampton to Brisbane
  • 2 nights stay in Brisbane at Ibis Styles Brisbane
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Sightseeing including Hartleys Crocodile Adventures, Paronella Park, Townsville Jezzine Barracks Army Museum, Whitsundays Islands day cruise, Brisbane river cruise and more
  • Transfers in Cairns and Brisbane
  • 2 nights aboard Majestic Princess (Princess Cruises) from Brisbane to Sydney
  • All main meals, activities and entertainment onboard Majestic Princess


Download the Great East Coast Rail and Cruise itinerary


Prices and tour dates

Valid for sale until 31 Aug 2018, unless sold out prior

Valid for travel:
2019: 4 Sep

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Terms and conditions
All fares are Australian dollars inclusive of GST, per person twin share, subject to change & availability. Valid for sale until 31 Aug 2018, or sold out. Valid for travel 4 Sep 2019. A non-refundable deposit of 20% of total package price per person is required within 3 days of booking. Full payment required 75 days prior to travel. Minimum group numbers apply for tour to operate. Credit card fees apply. Government fees and levies included. Valid for new bookings only, not combinable with any other discount or offer. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. NRMA Travel recommends that you should purchase travel insurance as soon as you have paid your initial travel deposit so that cancellation cover is included. Contact your NRMA Travel consultant for details. To be read in conjunction with suppliers terms and conditions, a copy of which can be obtained from your NRMA Travel Consultant. Fares correct as at 27 Jun 2018 and may fluctuate due to changes in charges, taxes, fuel surcharges and currency. NRMA Travel Pty Ltd. ABN 48 001 233 567