12 Day Darwin to Cairns Savannah Explorer Tour AGOCK12R

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$10,695 Per Person
Deposit From Only
$2,139 Per Person
Departs Darwin
Returns Cairns
Difficulty Medium
Group Size 20

Darwin → Cairns

Travel along the iconic Savannah Way as you explore pioneering towns and sprawling national parks. Watch sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria and embark on a scenic flight over the Lost City.

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  •  Experiences in 15 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 32 meals
  • The services of an expert APT Driver-Guide
  • Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise in Karumba and take in the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Take to the skies on a helicopter flight over the Lost City, made up of incredible sandstone formations

Tour Pricing

All prices are per person in AUD.

Twin ShareSingle
2023 Season$ 9,695$ 13,345

Itineraries are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all tours in a remote location. The prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed. Prices are seasonal and subject to change. Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified, and accommodation. Departure Dates are subject to minimum numbers, if minimum numbers are not reached customers will need to select an alternative date.

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    • 1 Arrive Darwin

      This evening, get to know your fellow travellers, Driver-Guide and Tour Director during a welcome dinner at your hotel.

    • 2 Darwin, Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River

      Discover Litchfield National Park and visit both Wangi Falls and Florence Falls, set amongst a monsoon forest. Enjoy a swim after lunch before visiting the poignant and beautifully maintained war cemetery at Adelaide River. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    • 3 Mataranka

      Head to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool where you can take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, which are said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Visit the remote town of Roper Bar and enjoy a cruise along the Roper River. Discover the mystery that surrounds the death of explore Ludwig Leichardt, who disappeared with his exploration party in this area in 1848. Later, arrive at Lorella Springs Wilderness Park.

    • 4 Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

      Today, you have a full day to explore the pristine wilderness. Guides from Lorella Springs will lead you along bush tracks, as well as swim in the waterholes and relax in the thermal springs. Optional walk from Nanney’s retreat to see Aboriginal Paintings and Caves, or an afternoon at leisure.

    • 5 Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Borroloola, Hell's Gate

      After your morning in Lorella Springs, travel to Borroloola, where you will board your scenic flight to Hells Gate.

    • 6 Hell's Gate, Karumba

      Arrive at Burketown Thermal Springs, hot springs that have been created from a bore drilled into the ground in 1897. Continue on to Camp 119, the monument commemorates Burke and Wills campsite 119 which was their most northerly campsite during their expedition in 1861. Afterwards, you will visit Leichhardt Falls, a plunge waterfall on the Leichardt River. Take in the natural landscape, and you may even spot a saltwater crocodile in the nearby river.

    • 7 Karumba, Normanton

      Journey to Normanton, where you’ll see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian-era railway station. Enjoy a self-guided heritage walk around the station precinct and museum. Built in 1889, the station is a treasure trove of history and architecture. Afterwards, visit the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre to learn all about this iconic fish. This afternoon you will end your day with a special Signature Experience.

    • 8 Karumba, Croydon

      Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon, the heritage capital of the Gulf and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre. Take yourself on a self-guided walking tour of the Croydon town. Enjoy dinner at your hotel tonight.

    • 9 Cobbold Gorge

      Discover Cobbold Gorge, hidden away within a spectacularly rugged sandstone formation. This morning, enjoy a boat cruise and tour through these narrow waterways as a guide points out the geological features of this incredible natural wonder. Remember to keep watch for the freshwater crocodiles. Enjoy an afternoon at own leisure, followed by dinner at your hotel.

    • 10 Cobbold Gorge, Undara Lava Tubes

      After breakfast this morning continue to Undara, tour Undara National Park with the two hour Archway Explorer. Discover the site of the 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, a series of underground tunnels formed during a volcanic eruption in the region. Join a Savannah Guide for an informative tour.

    • 11 Undara, Millstream Falls, Herberton Historic Town, Cairns

      Today, travel from Ravenshoe to Herberton and onwards to Cairns. Enjoy a visit and talk at Woodleigh Station, which is located within the surrounds of the quintessential Australian bush. Journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall, Millstream Falls. Later visit Herberton Historic Village before finishing the day in Cairns with a dinner at your hotel.

    • 12 Depart Cairns

      Your adventure draws to a close after breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

    PLEASE NOTE Arrival in Darwin the day before or early on the day of departure is recommended.

    • Itinerary, inclusions and pricing are subject to change
    • Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary
    • We highly recommends travel insurance
    • Tour Activity Level – Moderate. This tour includes mainly easy walks over uneven terrain, with some optional more challenging hikes
    • Prices are for land tour only, flights not included unless specified

    Additional Information

    Climate Winter in the tropical north is the dry season and temperatures will be mild with low humidity. Through the months of September and October, the temperatures become increasingly warmer.

    Fitness to Travel A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot which includes the climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains.

    Single Travellers A limited number of single rooms may be available at the time of booking. Single rooms may be smaller than twin or double bedded rooms and may have a single bed. Single supplements apply

    Children under 12 years are not recommended to participate in a coach tour. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Extras Airfares (unless stated), airport taxes, laundry, food not on the regular table d’hôte menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, Wi-Fi (unless stated), fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in the itinerary. Extra overnight accommodation is not included at the start or end of the tour if not specified in the itinerary. Airport Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour as indicated by the itinerary or when booking pre or post-tour accommodation with your tour.

    Luggage Limits Land touring is conducted in 4WD vehicles with limited luggage capacity. Each passenger is requested to limit their luggage to one small/medium soft bag or suitcase weighing no more than 16kg (35 lb approx) and with dimensions of no more than 66cm length x 35cm width x 32cm height. Cameras, make-up bags etc should be carried separately. Should you have excess luggage, it is your responsibility to organise for this to be forwarded to your final destination.

    Clothing and What to Bring Clothing and footwear should be casual, comfortable and suited to tropical conditions.

    • Clothing – shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, a jacket and a change of warm clothes in case of inclement weather are advisable.
    • Footwear – some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
    • Personal – sun protection, insect repellant, medications, toiletries, (overseas travelers should bring a suitable adapter). Don’t forget to bring your video or camera along with plenty of film & spare batteries (recharge facilities are available).
    • Money and/or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional extras.

    Smoking Government regulations forbid smoking in tourist coaches, however frequent stops are made for those wishing to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in hotel rooms. Requests for smoking/non-smoking rooms will be passed on to hotels but cannot be guaranteed.

    Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. For your protection, you are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the full cost of your holiday package, medical expenses, loss of luggage, land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, the impossibility of performance or other frustration, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes, and provide while travelling. Recieve a free no obligation quote online or talk to our staff.

    Disruption to Itinerary Arrangements Itineraries are intended as a guide only and are subject to alteration without notice. Alterations may be necessary for various reasons including, without limitation, road or weather conditions, strikes or other reasons beyond reasonable control.

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

    Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary:

    • 100 days or more prior to departure will incur a loss of deposit.
    • 99-61 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of holiday package price.
    • 60 days or less prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% holiday package price.

    Changes to the Itinerary Not all attractions, excursions and/or optional tours are provided by the tour operator. Accordingly, tour operators may, where it is required to do so, suspend or cancel any tour inclusion where that tour inclusion is not available or in the opinion of tour operators, unadvisable, unsafe or unsuitable. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Tour operators reserves the right to alter or change the accommodation, carriers or vessels at any time for any reason; and cancel or alter the itinerary and/or tour at any time without notice as Outback Aussie Tours considers necessary for any reason whatsoever including road, weather or traffic conditions, non-performance of suppliers, industrial action, operational conditions and requirements.

    Travel Insurance
    As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to get a free no-obligation quote from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

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    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when the processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

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    Tour Review

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