Upcoming Tours

FRIDAY 20th to MONDAY 30th JULY 2018

Islands of Queensland by Train

Insights Tours Islands of Queensland by Train will feature travel by train and coach from Brisbane to Cairns. Beginning with a chartered heritage railcar from Brisbane and complemented with cruises to 8 of Queensland’s best islands. We’ll visit Lamb, Bribie, Curtis, Fraser, Great Keppel, Whitsunday, Magnetic and Hinchinbrook Islands to see their great diversity of landscapes and their own unique beauty.

Whitehaven beach, Whitsunday Island

Southern African Insights

photo by John Tuckerman

Insights Tours boutique itinerary to discover the southern African countries of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique. Featuring first class sleeping and dining train travel over 12 days from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Pretoria, South Africa aboard the Shongololo train. In Botswana we’ll visit the Okavango Delta and in Zimbabwe the truly awesome Victoria Falls. The historic and cultural highlights of South Africa will be experienced during our visits to Capetown and Johannesburg. Some of the itinerary will be linked with chartered private aircraft flights allowing us to make the most efficient use of our time. The final destination will be a 2 night stay on the remote but gorgeous coastline of Mozambique


Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th September 2018

Lake Eyre by Air 2018

This six day itinerary, travelling by private, chartered aircraft, visiting outback NSW, Queensland and South Australia, takes in the Corner Country, Lake Eyre and Lake Mungo. A truly quintessential Australian journey tracing the steps of European explorers and colonial drovers, and walking in the timeless land of indigenous Australians. You will visit outback stations, see the famous Cooper Creek and Lake Eyre, explore the unique Flinders Ranges and experience the indigenous perspective of fascinating Lake Mungo. A must-do trip!

Simpson Desert
Lake Eyre region
Friday 20th to Thursday 26th July 2018

Brisbane to Mackay by chartered railcar

Beginning in Brisbane, this unique tour will feature travel by chartered heritage railcar, Spirit of Queensland express train and road coach accompanying the entire tour, as we explore the islands of Queensland. Exquisite icons and old favourites, a-place-to-call-home and the less-frequented – join us as we experience the great diversity of landscapes and singular beauty of Lamb, Bribie, Fraser, Curtis and Great Keppel Islands. Exclusive, insightful touring, the comfort of a private train and chartered vessels, and good accommodation make this a truly memorable itinerary.

Wednesday 20th February to Sunday 3rd March 2019

North Island of New Zealand Insights

North Island NZ by Train will feature travel by exclusively chartered railcar. Travelling throughout the North Island of New Zealand by private train and complemented with coach touring and special ferry journeys.

Insights Tours has chartered Tokumaru, the railcar pictured below for an exclusive travelling experience. Furnished with 48 seats but with a maximum of 20 guests, you can be assured of a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our wide-ranging tour of the New Zealand’s North Island will encompass all the operational lines; many of which no longer see regular passenger trains. Even if you’ve been to NZ previously, travelling and seeing the beautiful landscapes from a chartered railcar is certain to be a  truly memorable experience.

This 11 day tour includes a very special cruise by chartered vessel on Kaipara Harbour from Port Albert to Pahi; –  a rarely-seen region with a long and interesting history which will be revealed during our cruise.

The full, detailed itinerary will be available shortly and will be posted to you if you’ve registered your interest. If you wish to receive the itinerary, please let us know if you haven’t already.

22nd to 25th October 2018

Sydney Basin Waterways

Hawkesbury River        Destination NSW






Sydney is a city of waterways. Its landscapes, populations and livelihoods have been shaped by water, with diverse histories lived on and around its many rivers, bays and harbours. Its famous harbour may be considered the jewel in the crown, but our Sydney Basin Waterways tour will show you some of the other gems, from north to south. Travel by private mini coach, with guided tours, several ferry cruises and heritage accommodation.

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