As we board the Tilt Train from Brisbane, we commence a scenic seven-hour and 45-minute voyage through the Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, and Capricorn regions of Queensland. And let us tell you, the scenery looking out those windows is nothing short of breathtaking!
Accessibility Aboard the Tilt Train:
Here’s what makes the All About the Tilt Train Tour exceptional for our passengers with disabilities:
1. Assistance Ramps and Grab Rails
Take it from us, we have seen firsthand how challenging it can be to travel with a wheelchair on a train. But our team carefully researched the Tilt Train, and this train tour exemplifies thoughtful design for an inclusive experience. After our team takes care of your whole booking considering your mobility needs, you’ll appreciate the attention to detail ensuring a comfortable journey for all.
2. Accessible Seats for Ultimate Comfort
Our accessible seats are at the back of the train and are designed with comfort in mind. With a height of 430mm and extra back support, you can relax, enjoy your favorite TV show on the free onboard Wi-Fi, or even catch a nap along the way. Although we don’t know how you’d want to do that when you’re so captivated by the countryside whizzing by outside!
3. Convenient Accessible Storage Spaces
If you’re travelling with a mobility device like a scooter or wheelchair, we’ve got you covered with three accessible storage spaces conveniently located near the rear-row accessible seats. We provide a dedicated support guide as part of the tour package, so you will always have a friendly face in a nearby seat to lend a helping hand when needed.
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4. Collapsible Wheelchairs for East Mobility
If climbing stairs isn’t your strong point, no need to fret! The train tour operators offer collapsible wheelchairs and ramps for your assistance. Just like ClubMates Travel, the train services team is well-trained in disability awareness and is ready to support passengers with disabilities.
We disembark the Tilt Train in Rockhampton, with its historic architecture and tree-lined streets. Fun fact: This city is sometimes humorously dubbed as “Rocky Vegas” since it is often compared to the USA’s famous entertainment city, Las Vegas. It plays on the idea that Rockhampton might not have the same level of glitz and glamour as Las Vegas but is still a notable destination in its own right.
When we journey through the Capricorn Caves, get ready to be awestruck These incredible caves boast ancient limestone formations that have been carved and molded over millions of years, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, otherworldly experience. But the best part? They’ve made sure everyone can experience this wonderland, no matter their physical ability. The pathways through the caves are carefully maintained, allowing all explorers to easily make their way through. So whether you’re an adventurous type or someone who simply appreciates the marvels of nature, the Capricorn Caves welcome you to come and explore their stunning beauty.
Dreamtime Cultural Centre
Our cultural journey continues as we explore the Dreamtime Cultural Centre, a place dedicated to preserving and sharing Indigenous history and heritage. This immersive experience is made all the more enriching by its commitment to inclusivity. Wheelchair-accessible pathways ensure that everyone can walk through the footsteps of Australia’s Indigenous peoples, fostering a deeper connection with this vital part of the nation’s history.
Rockhampton Heritage Village
At the Rockhampton Heritage Village, accessibility is a core consideration. Ramps and spacious pathways make it effortless for all visitors to immerse themselves in the vibrant history of Rockhampton.
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
The Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary extends a warm welcome to all visitors. Accessible paths and viewing areas guarantee that everyone can relish up-close encounters with Australian wildlife.
Downs Steam Tourist Railway and Museum
For the ‘Dreamtime Journey Coach’ at Downs Steam, accessibility is woven into the experience. Wheelchair-accessible carriages and ramps ensure that this spiritual journey is accessible to all passengers.
As we return to bustling Brisbane for a memorable night out, you’ll find that the city is fully equipped for accessibility. Whether you’re using a wheelchair or not, you’ll have no trouble getting around thanks to the transportation options and venues designed with everyone in mind. Our support crew has got you covered so that you can have a truly unforgettable last evening with us before heading home.
Want to join us in Rocky? We’re open for bookings now!
23055 All Aboard the Tilt Train
Date: 18 – 24 November 2023
Price: from $ 7,839 (ex Melbourne)
Experience with Charm of the Dandenongs on the Puffing Billy
Duration: 4 days
Departing: 27 April 2024
For train buffs, the Puffing Billy Railway is the true gem of our journey around Melbourne next April. Nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy has captured the hearts of travelers for generations.
The Tale of Puffing Billy: A Heritage in Motion
Accessibility aboard the Puffing Billy:
Ferry Crossing Across Port Phillip Bay: Dolphin Watching
Our adventure includes a breathtaking ferry journey across Port Phillip Bay. As we traverse the bay’s waters, keep an eye out for dolphins and seals. The ferry will be equipped with accessible facilities, ensuring that everyone can participate in this unforgettable experience.
Narana: Exploring Australia’s Indigenous Culture
At Narana, you will be able to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Australia’s Indigenous culture. Accessibility remains a key consideration, with wheelchair-accessible pathways and facilities that guarantee a meaningful and enlightening visit for all.
Scenic Train Trip Along Swan Bay: A Picturesque Journey
Rail enthusiasts get more bang for their buck as they relax and enjoy a scenic train trip along the picturesque Swan Bay in a fully enclosed carriage. Our accessible seating options and facilities ensure that every passenger can savor the beauty of this coastal landscape.
Markets Galore: Souvenirs, Bargains & Culinary Delights
Shop to your heart’s content at the Amazing Mill & Queen Victoria markets. While the Puffing Billy Railway shines as the star, these markets offer an array of shopping and dining opportunities. We’ve made sure that the market areas are wheelchair-friendly, guaranteeing an enjoyable experience for all.
Throughout your supported travel experience, our ClubMates Travel crew is committed to providing attentive care to individuals with disabilities, ensuring that every facet of the journey is accommodating to their needs, but most of all that they have great fun along the way.
Come join us in our train escapades! Hop on this trip today:
24020 Ferries, Markets, and Trains
Date: 27 April – 01 May 2024
Price: from $ 4,346 (ex Melbourne)
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