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The Westlander
Brisbane to Charleville
The Westlander

Discover the pioneering spirit of Australia's Outback with a journey aboard The Westlander. This scenic journey from Brisbane travels across the Great Dividing Range and through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs before arriving in Charleville, the largest town in south-west Queensland. Enjoy a comfortable journey in a choice of sleeper or seat, with a welcoming club car offering appetising meals and the chance to meet fellow travellers. An array of Outback experiences awaits in and around Charleville, including the new Cosmos Centre, a dedicated stargazing observatory; the Royal Flying Doctor's Service Base; and the opal fields of the south-west.

Come aboard The Westlander and discover the true pioneering spirit of Queensland's Outback. The air-conditioned Westlander offers you a choice of First Class and Economy seating and sleepers, and the certainty of an unforgettable travel experience.


A relaxing experience
The journey runs between Brisbane and Charleville and once underway, you soon leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind as you travel across the incredible Great Dividing Range. Very soon, you will travel through the rich farmlands of the Darling Downs at relaxed pace bound for far western reaches and famous Charleville, the largest town in South West Queensland, and gateway to unlimited Outback experiences.


Experience life on the land
Charleville is the perfect stepping stone to any number of different outback attractions. You can head off and visit a working property and after an exciting day of new discoveries, try a hot and steamy, yet thoroughly relaxing, artesian spa. Then, when night falls, view the stars with crystal clear clarity at the eyeopening Cosmos Centre. Let The Westlander take you there to experience life on the land, the wonders of the universe and the true colours of Queensland.


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Sleeping Compartments

First Class [View]
Two types of First Class sleeping accommodation are available in single and twin berth compartments. All berths feature a washbasin, wardrobe, reading lights and power point (240v AC). Twin berths offer full-length mirrors. Full bedding and towels provided.


Economy [View]
Economy sleeping accommodation consists of a three berth compartment and feature a washbasin, reading lights and power point (240v AC). A blanket, lower sheet, pillow and pillowslip are provided for each economy berth.


For the budget conscious traveller, coach style seating is also available

Valid through March 31, 2013


Adult fares from

Brisbane to:

First Class Berth
Economy Class Berth

Coach Class



Prices are per person and do not include taxes or fees. Children ages 4 -12 years old pay half fare. Children under the age of 4 ride free if not occupying a seat. All prices are listed in Australian currency.


Coach Class Reservations require a 14 day advance purchase and are NON-REFUNDABLE or CHANGEABLE once booked.


Westbound Eastbound
  Tuesday & Thursday   Wednesday & Friday
Depart Brisbane
7:15 pm
Depart Charleville
6:15 pm
Depart Toowoomba
11:20 pm
Depart Roma
11:37 pm
Wed & Friday
Thurs & Saturday
Depart Roma
6:31 am
Depart Toowoomba
7:00 am
Arrive Charleville
12:00 pm
Arrive Brisbane
11:15 am


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