Escorted Rail & Coach Tours

  • Rail Holidays Australia specialises in Fully escorted Rail & Coach Tours
  • Rail Holidays Australia’s Escorted tours are generally designed using a combination of Rail and Air to cover the long distance travel getting to the touring region. This allows more time to explore the region rather than spending days just to get to the region.
  • While Rail Holidays Australia uses local coach tours companies in the region which allows the passengers to get the local knowledge of the area. This is combined with many local guides at various locations which further enhances the passenger experience.
  • Rail Holidays Australia’s tours generally stay in quality 4 star accommodation whenever possible and on the remote tours the best available in the town.
  • Rail Holidays Australia’s tours include most meals and do not mention attractions or scenic flight unless the attraction or scenic flight is included as part of the tour. Furthermore on the rare occasion an attraction or scenic flight is an optional extra it is clearly stated in the brochure or web page.
  • Rail Holidays Australia is based in Bathurst and most tours are designed to start and finish in Bathurst however they can easily be joined from most other regional locations and Sydney. Air Flights are generally included in the costing if not it will be clearly stated with the tour cost. If the air cost is not originally included in the tour cost, a group airfare will be arranged when the air bookings open. If you are travelling from interstate or overseas, please contact us so suitable arrangements can be for you to join the tour.

Merimbula Getaway

18 to 23 February 2019

Bathurst & Sydney Departures


  • On the Perch Bird Park
  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
  • Mogo Zoo
  • Merimbula Aquarium
  • Eden Killer Whale Museum
  • Central Tilba
  • Cat Balou Luncheon Cruise
  • Mallacoota Bunker Museum
  • 5 nights at Merimbula
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Darling River Run

1 to 7 July 2019


  • Back’O’Bourke Centre
  • Working Cotton Gin
  • Darling River Cruise
  • Louth
  • Menindee Lakes Cruise
  • Tilpa Pub
  • Historic Dunlop Station
  • Trilby Station
  • Mungo National Park
  • Wentworth
  • White Cliffs
  • Free day in Broken Hill
  • Walls of China

Departs Bathurst & Sydney

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Goodbye Winter – Hello Summer

24 to 29 July 2019


  • Oaks Oasis Resort Caloundra
  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
  • Glass House Mountains
  • Landsborough Historical Museum
  • Mary Valley Rattler
  • Eumundi Markets
  • Noosa River Cruise
  • Mooloolaba
  • Travelling on many of the back roads to discover some of the hidden beauty of the area

Departs Bathurst & Sydney

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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

17 to 18 October 2019

18 to 20 October 2019


  • Military Tattoo
  • Seafood Buffet Lunch
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • 2 Tours
  • Photographic Exhibition 
  • Royal Navy Heritage Centre
  • Art Gallery of NSW
  • Guided tour of Windsor
  • Nepean Belle Lunch cruise
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Southern Victorian Discoverer

featuring Melbourne Garden Festival

27 March to 2 April 2019

Melbourne International flower garden show


  • Melbourne International Flower Show
  • Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
  • Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
  • National Vietnam Veterans Museum
  • Penguin Parade
  • Arthurs Seat
  • Historic Quarantine Station
  • Queenscliff
  • National Wool Museum
  • Artvo 3D Interactive Art Gallery
  • Bellaraine Express
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The Ghan Expedition Journey & Top End

12 to 23 June 2019


  • The Ghan Expedition Journey
  • Tiwi Island day tour
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Kakadu
  • Nourlangie
  • East Alligator River Cruise
  • Ubirr
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Florence Falls
  • Wangi Falls
  • RFDS Centre
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Full day Alice Springs
  • Full Day Coober Pedy
11 Day Departing Sydney Click here.12 Day Departing Bathurst Click here.

Cape York Adventure

13 to 23 August 2019


  • The Tip of Cape York
  • Horn Island
  • Thursday Island
  • Somerset
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Jardine RIver
  • Morten Telegraph Station
  • Piccaninny Plains
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Bloomfield Track
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Westside Story

Handa Opera on the Harbour

12 to 14 April 2019

West Side Story exploded onto Broadway in 1957 in a sensational storm of exuberant dance and wistful romance. It was a phenomenon that never faded, “an incandescent piece of work” (The New York Times). In 2019, West Side Story takes the iconic stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, complete with live orchestra hidden beneath the dramatic stage and fireworks in the balmy night air.


  • Museums Discovery Centre.
  • Royal National Park
  • Sydney Tramway Museum
  • St Georges Motor Boat Club
  • Georges River Cruise
  • Bygone Beauty’s Treasured Teapot Museum
  • Norman Lindsay Gallery
  • Coach Tour
  • West Side Story
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The Ghan Expedition Journey Short Break

15 to 23 June 2019


  • The Ghan Expedition Journey
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Florence Falls
  • Wangi Falls
  • Termite Mounds
  • Tolmer Falls
  • RFDS Centre
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Katherine Gorge
  • authentic Outback BBQ Tour
  • Full day Alice Springs
  • Full Day Coober Pedy
  • Serbian Orthodox church
  • Umoona Opal Mine
8 Day Departing Sydney Click here.9 Day Departing Bathurst Click here.

Great Southern Explorer

24 October to 2 November 2019


  • Kangaroo Island
  • Adelaide Oval
  • Seal Bay
  • Victor Harbor
  • Mary Mackillop Interpretative Centre
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
  • Shipwreck Laser Show
  • Otway Fly
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Daylesford
  • Umpherston Cave
  • Melbourne Cup Option
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2019 tours


  • 18 February 2019    Merimbula & The South Coast (Coach Tours)
  • March 2019       Southern Victoria Discoverer (Rail & Coach Tours)
  • 6 May 2019    Darling River Run   (Rail & Coach Tours) Booked Out
  • June 2019               Top End & The Ghan Expedition Journey
  • 1 July 2019             Darling River Run   (Rail & Coach Tours)
  • July 2019                 Good bye Winter Hello Summer (Coach Tours)
  • August 2019            Cape York (4WD Coach Tours with Rail options)
  • September 2019      Echuca & Mildura   (Coach Tours)
  • October 2019           Great Southern Explorer   (Rail & Coach Tours)


0418 337 263 or 02 6331 1128

Rail Holidays Australia, Po Box 1430, Bathurst NSW 2795

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 18.30

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