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Step back in time with us and travel in style aboard our restored 1960s ‘Aurora Australis’ sleeping train.

Celebrate Australia’s diverse history and rich culture with visits to regional towns, gardens and attractions. Travel on rail lines which don’t have scheduled passenger services, making this a real adventure.

Golden West Tour

Our original and most popular rail tour – we enjoy the dramatic sandstone cliffs of the great dividing range at the beginning and end of our journey, the vineyards of the Hunter Valley and Orange, and we have the rare opportunity to travel on freight lines only across the Liverpool Plains from Werris Creek on the way to Orange. A real treat is the spectacular scenery in the Capertee Valley on the way to Rylstone.

Tour Dates

24-28 March 2024

21-25 April 2024

8-12 September 2024

3-7 November 2024

Riverina Tour

The second adventure that we designed is our Riverina Rail Tour heading south from Sydney into the heart of Australia’s ‘food bowl’. You’ll receive a warm welcome from the communities of the Riverina, and learn a lot about the produce that they grow, some of their challenges and innovations. You will also travel on some rail lines which don’t have scheduled passenger services, making this a real adventure.

Tour Dates

11-15 March 2024

7-11 April 2024

25-29 August 2024

22-26 September 2024

North Coast Tour

The newest of our tours, the North Coast Rail Tour is fast becoming one of our favourites. Every day there is a different view of the NSW coastline. Our guests have told us that they saw the North Coast in a way they never have before. You’ll discover the beautiful Hastings River at Port Macquarie, the breathtaking hinterland rainforest and eclectic community of the Northern Rivers region, the crystal clear creeks and uncrowded surf beaches of the Macleay Valley Coast, and the history and heritage of Maitland & Morpeth.

Tour Dates

20-24 October 2024

Repco Bathurst 1000 Aurora Web (2560 × 2091px)

Our 1960’s ex-Southern Aurora train is the most convenient and stylish way to enjoy Australia’s greatest touring car race. Board the train at Central Station, Sydney on Friday lunchtime. Sit back and relax as we travel to Bathurst. Enjoy the convenience of staying on board the train on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights. The circuit is only an 8 minute Bus ride away, with Buses departing every 30 minutes.

*this tour is un-escorted
Tour Dates

11-14 October 2024

Elvis Special Web (2560 × 2091px)

Experience a four-day rock ‘n’ rail extravaganza, cruising through the scenic heartland of Central West NSW to the iconic Parkes Elvis Festival.

We are delighted to partner with Railway Adventures to bring you the Elvis Special tour 11 – 14 January 2024. Starting and finishing at Sydney Central, join us on board our private Aurora Australis sleeping train for the Elvis Special adventure in regional NSW.

Tour Dates

11-14 January 2024

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