Queensland Coastal Pass

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Unwind on Australia’s Sun-Kissed Beaches with the Queensland Coastal Pass

Queensland Coastal Pass Queensland Coastal Pass

Formerly known as the East Coast Discovery pass, the Queensland Coastal Pass is a multi-destination rail ticket that allows you to travel along the coast of Australia’s second largest state.

With this pass you can visit all the major cities and towns between Cairns, in Queensland’s tropical north, and Brisbane, which nestles close to the border with New South Wales and is famous for its urban hustle and bustle. Along the way, you can stop at Airlie Beach for a boat cruise to the white sand Whitsunday Islands, take a break in Rockhampton to sample the world-famous beef, and escape over to Fraser Island, a huge sandbar of lakes, rainforests and rippling sand dunes.

Buying your Queensland Coastal Pass

The first thing to know about this pass is that it’s only available to overseas visitors. For that reasons, you should be prepared to show identification proving you’re not a resident of Australia.

This pass can be booked for a one or two-month period. You may only travel in one direction with your pass - either heading north or south - but once you’ve started you can take unlimited stopovers. The pass can be used on all of Queensland’s rail services, including the Spirit of Queensland, the Sunlander and the Tilt Train.

To find out more about the Queensland Coastal Pass, give us a call on +44 (0) 871 231 0790. One of our travel experts will be more than happy to talk you through the finer details and help you get started with booking your journey.

The East Coast Discovery Pass is available for 1 or 2 months unlimited travel on Countrylink and Queensland Rail East coast services in one direction only, either North or South, between the locations endorsed on the Pass.

Use of the pass must begin within six months of the date of issue and be completed within six months from the first validity date (first date of travel). The pass is available on Mainline Countrylink and Queensland Rail East coast rail and integrated coach services only. Travel on Sydney City Rail services is only allowed in conjunction with a connecting Countrylink service. Travel is not available on Brisbane CityTrain, Melbourne Met or V-Line services.

Special bonus offers to the East Coast Discovery Pass include:

Coach connections to Hervey Bay/Fraser Islnd, Yeppoon, Airlie Beach/Whitsundays, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie, Yamba and Forster.

Citytrain connections between Robina (Gold Coast) and Brisbane or vv on passes Sydney or Melbourne to Cairns.

50% discount on one Outback journey in Queensland and one Outback journey in NSW.

50% discount to travel back to point of origin, or a point in between, in NSW and Queensland.

Bonus of one free Queensland Outback journey on either the Spirit of the Outback, The Westlander or The Inlander.

Free same day connection from CityTrain services in Brisbane to long distance train services.

Economy seating on Countrylink and Queensland Rail services can be upgraded to first class seating or sleeper cabins, subject to availability and relevant surcharges. travel is permitted on the Cairns Tilt Train on payment of a surcharge. No discount is available for students/backpackers/children.

Passengers are requested to arrive at their first station of travel at least 90 minutes prior to departure to have their Voucher exchanged for a Pass and validated for travel. Pass exchange stations for the East Coast Discovery Pass are: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

Pre-booking for all trains is required at least 24 hours in advance. Please call Low Call telephone number 13 22 32 within Australia for further information and bookings.

As many of Countrylink and Queensland Rail's services are heavily patronised year round, pre-booking is compulsory and to ensure you obtain maximum value from your pass, you are strongly advised to reserve space on as many rail sectors as possible before arrival in Australia or as soon as possible before travel.

Unused passes receive a refund and must be returned the issuing office to process. The refund will be subject to 20% cancellation charges. An additional admin fee will also be charged. Once the pass has been validated (first leg travelled) or lost, no refund is issued.

For full conditions and important travel tips, please refer to those details on the pass which will be issued to you in Australia on presentation of your voucher at the first station of departure.