Great Northern Loop - heritage rail and sail from Sydney

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Great Northern Loop

An exclusive exploration of country NSW & QLD SOLD OUT!

from $3,290* pp twin | $3,990* solo – ON REQUEST

Our unique loop from Sydney to Brisbane and return begins in style with a relaxing two day journey aboard the heritage railmotor 621/721. Visit Paterson, the home of the Rail Motor Society, before continuing through the Hunter Valley for lunch at Muswellbrook.

After crossing the Dividing Ranges we pause at Werris Creek to view the collection at the Rail Journeys Museum before continuing across the vast Breeza Plain. After an overnight in Gunnedah, home of Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem ‘My Country’, we take in the spectacular silo art which commemorates the poet.

Stop for a traditional pub lunch at Narrabri then continue to Moree where we join the rarely travelled former Boggabilla Branch bound for the outpost of North Star. After a short transfer by coach through rolling pasture we overnight in Goondiwindi with dinner at the iconic Victoria Hotel.

From Goondiwindi we take in the sights and sounds of our very own steam-hauled heritage train. Settle back in heritage carriages as the countryside rolls by on our way for a stop at Inglewood for lunch. Continue to Warwick for an overnight before heading north to Toowoomba.

After a night in Brisbane our adventure then heads to sea aboard the beautiful Crown Princess for a two night voyage back to Sydney. Relax in the spa, take part in endless activities, enjoy a myriad of dining choices or perhaps choose to do nothing at all. The choice is yours!

Holiday Inclusions

Departs 10 April 2025 - 7 days

  • Daylight travel aboard heritage railmotor 621/721 from Sydney to Paterson, Muswellbrook, Werris Creek, Gunnedah, Narrabri and North Star including refreshments
  • Lunch at the Royal Hotel Muswellbrook
  • Entry to Rail Journeys Museum at Werris Creek
  • Dinner at the Gunnedah Services Club
  • 1 night Gunnedah accommodation at local motels with breakfast
  • View the Dorothea McKellar themed silo art at Gunnedah
  • Visit Pensioners Hill Lookout at Gunnedah
  • Lunch at the Tourist Hotel  Narrabri
  • Dinner at the Victoria Hotel Goondiwindi
  • 1 night Goondiwindi accommodation at local motels with breakfast
  • Steam-hauled heritage rail journey from Goondiwindi to Inglewood, Warwick and Toowoomba including refreshments
  • 1 night Warwick accommodation at local motels with breakfast
  • Exclusive dinner at the 1908 built Warwick Hotel
  • Exclusive lunch at Spotted Cow Hotel Toowoomba
  • Exclusive dinner at the Port Office Hotel Brisbane with beverages
  • 1 night Brisbane accommodation at the Ibis Styles Brisbane (or similar) with breakfast
  • 2 night cruise aboard Crown Princess from Brisbane to Sydney including all main meals, entertainment and gratuities
  • Exclusive onboard farewell function
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Group transfers throughout
  • Cruise Express Tour Manager & Escorts

Package Fares


from: $3,290* pp twin share – SOLD OUT
from: $3,990*  solo – SOLD OUT

Approx. 14.7 to 15 sq. m

from: $3,390* pp twin share – SOLD OUT
from: $4,190*  solo – SOLD OUT

Approx. 13.5 to 19.1 sq. m.

from: $3,490* pp twin share – SOLD OUT
from: $4,390*  solo – SOLD OUT

Approx. 19.8 to 20.5 sq. m., including balcony

from: $3,590* pp twin share – SOLD OUT
from: $4,590*  solo – SOLD OUT 

Approx. 30 sq. m., including balcony

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Great Northern Loop

Fares are in AUD, in complete twin or single cabins as specified, based on lead categories (unless stated otherwise). Supplements apply for other cabin categories, please contact Cruise Express for details. Subject to limited availability. Conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only, not combinable with any other offer. Fares may be withdrawn or varied, Cruise Express reserves the right to do so at any time. To be read in conjunction with the Booking Conditions Terms and Conditions available from Cruise Express which passengers will be bound by. A link to these terms and conditions is provided on this web page. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal.

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