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Getting Here and Around



The Sunlander has been chosen as one of the World's Top 25 Trains by the Society of International Railway Travellers. Watch the Queensland coastline unfold as you relish the comfort of traditional train service, offering overnight sleepers, dining, lounge and club cars. The social onboard atmosphere ensures you will meet plenty of new friends along the way.

The Sunlander travels both north and southbound three times a week and departs from numerous stations along the coast. Why not stop at either Isaac region's St Lawrence or Carmila to discover the unique experiences this region has to offer?

Tilt Train

The innovative Tilt Train travels at high speed, offering passengers a smooth and comfortable ride thanks to the ‘tilt' technology. You can take the Tilt Train to your favourite Queensland coastal destinations between Brisbane and Rockhampton, and between Brisbane and Cairns.

Whether you're heading north or south, the Tilt Train is the perfect opportunity to stop off at some of Isaac's hidden coastal gems in between. Ideal for shorter daytime trips the Tilt Train will get you there efficiently, ensuring you don't miss a moment of scenery along the way.


QantasLink (Emerald and Moranbah)

Linking regional Queensland to Australia and the world, QantasLink offers around 2,000 flights per week to over forty-five destinations across Australia. Customers can take advantage of seamless transfers to Qantas flights, including through checked baggage.

QantasLink provides services from Brisbane to Emerald, Mackay and Moranbah as well as Townsville to Mackay. To book, see your travel agent, phone 13 13 13 or visit the Qantas website.


Jetstar is a low cost, value-based carrier that currently operates more than 1 300 flights a week to thirty destinations. Jetstar has regular flights from Brisbane and Newcastle to Mackay. For more information or to make a booking, see your local travel agent, phone 13 15 38 or visit the Jetstar website.

Alliance Airlines

Alliance’s success has been attributed to being one of the first operators to identify the need to provide safe, efficient and reliable aircraft charter services for workers in the resources industry, and therefore provide a cost effective alternative to meet the resources industry employment needs. General enquiries https://www.allianceairlines.com.au/contact-us or to book a flight https://www.allianceairlines.com.au/

Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways provides affordable air travel to destinations across Asia and Australasia. It currently has four return flights a week between Melbourne and Mackay. For more information or to make a booking see your local travel agent, phone 03 9335 3455 or visit the Tigerair website.



Greyhound Australia provides comfortable, hassle-free, and affordable coach services to all corners of Australia. They travel to over 1100 destinations in Australia daily including towns within the Isaac region. Greyhound can also provide regular contracted charter services.

Greyhound bus services offer a wide variety of ticketing options which allow you to travel at your own pace, hopping on and off as many times as your ticket allows. Or, you can choose your starting point and end destination and design your own trip along the way.

Self Drive and Car Hire

The Isaac Region is best explored by driving yourself or with friends or family around the country side. This allows you to stop off in some of the smaller country communities whose charm and character are often overlooked. For those flying or taking the train into the Isaac Region, why not hire a car and discover this for yourself? There are many hire car outlets strategically placed throughout the Isaac Region including Clermont, Dysart, Middlemount, and Moranbah. Outlets are also located in nearby cities including, Emerald, Mackay and Rockhampton.

When self-driving to and through the Isaac Region, be sure to check out our themed routes:

  • The Mining Trail (Clermont to Mackay including the towns of Moranbah & Nebo)
  • The Bulls Head Tourist Drive (Clermont to Pioneer Station to Clermont)
  • Aramac to Clermont 4WD Route (Aramac to Clermont)
  • The Great Inland Way (Sydney to Townsville)

Visit an Isaac Council Office or Visitor Information Centre near you to find out more Contact Us.