Jump onboard Year of Indigenous Tourism with 60 per cent off Bundaberg and Rockhampton Tilt Trains

1/02/2020

Queensland Rail is offering 60 per cent off Bundaberg and Rockhampton Tilt Train services in February 2020, to encourage travellers to jump onboard the Year of Indigenous Tourism.

Queensland Rail's Executive General Manager Travel and Tourism, Martin Ryan, said the offer was a fantastic opportunity for Queenslanders to get behind the tourism initiative and experience an array of cultural events and experiences on offer throughout the month, from Wide Bay to South East Queensland.

"With outstanding cultural attractions like the Dreamtime Cultural Centre in Rockhampton offering guided tours and hands on cultural activities, this sale is a fantastic opportunity to get out into the regions and experience the culture of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples," Mr Ryan said.

"In Wide Bay, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is hosting the Tradelines exhibition featuring First Nation artists until 9 February, while Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours is offering walking and cruise tours focused on sharing local Indigenous knowledge.

"For those looking to travel down to the South East corner of the state, on Wednesday 12 February, the State Library of Queensland will host Spoken: Celebrating Queensland languages, a free exhibition that explores the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages."

Mr Ryan said the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) would also be celebrating the Year of Indigenous Tourism by offering a free walking tour of the Brisbane River on Saturday 22 February. The tour will give participants the opportunity to learn about the Indigenous history of the area and the significance of the Brisbane River from pre-settlement to today.

"There's plenty of phenomenal events and experiences to explore throughout February to learn more about our First Nations people, one of the oldest cultures in the world," he said.

"With this special 60 per cent discount, a ticket on the Tilt Train could cost you as little as $20."

Mr Ryan said Queensland Rail was committed to supporting tourism across Queensland, with the ever-popular Tilt Trains welcoming more than 215,000 customer trips in the past financial year.

"In 2019, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Maryborough West proved to be our busiest regional stations, demonstrating the popularity of the Tilt Train service," he said.

"Through our biggest sale of the year, we hope to encourage more people to jump onboard our services and support the fantastic tourism operators, suppliers, and experiences across the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and South East Queensland regions."

The 60 per cent off sale applies to economy seat tickets on the Bundaberg and Rockhampton Tilt Trains for travel between Monday 3 February to Saturday 29 February 2020.

The discounted tickets will be available for purchase between Friday 31 January to Wednesday 12 February 2020.

For more information or to book call 1300 655 826 or visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au.

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For further details contact Queensland Rail Corporate Affairs on:

Phone: 07 3072 2180
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