12 Day Savannah Explorer Cairns to Darwin Tour AGOCK12
12 Day Gulf Savannah Explorer Tour
Cairns to Darwin
A one way 4wd Tour to from Cairns to Darwin, ensures you see the highlights on the way. Via the Savannah Way you will see Cairns, Undara, Cobbold Gorge, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Adels Grove, Booroloola, Lorella Springs, Mataranka, Katherine and Darwin.
- Undara Lava Tubes
- Karumba Sunset Cruise
- Limmen National Park
- Undara Lava Tubes
- Scenic flight from Adels Grove
- Cobbold Gorge
- Helicopter flight over the Lost City
- Professional Tour Guide
- Local guides for Undara Lava Tube Tour
- Sunset Dinner Cruise-Karumba
- Cruise in Karumba
- Cobbold Gorge Tour
- True Blue Interactive Information Centre
- Meals as indicated
- 21 seat air conditioned 4WD Coach
- Twin share rooms with private and share facilities
All prices are per person in AUD.
|2021 Season||$ 8895||$ 9295|
Itineraries are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all tours in remote location.
1 12 Day Gulf Savannah Explorer Tour - Cairns Darwin
DAY 1 CAIRNS (D)
Today, be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests during a welcome dinner.
Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
DAY 2 WOODLEIGH STATION, UNDARA (BLD)
Travel from Cairns to Woodleigh Station and enjoy lunch amid the surrounds of the Australian bush. Later this afternoon, journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall of Millstream Falls, the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A unique experience awaits tonight at Undara, where you’ll stay in restored turn-of-the-century train carriages.
Stay: Undara Experience
DAY 3 UNDARA, COBBOLD GORGE (BLD)
After a bush breakfast this morning, 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 a tour of the mysterious caves before enjoying lunch. Later, arrive at Cobbold Gorge.
Stay: Two Nights, Cobbold Gorge Hotel
DAY 4 COBBOLD GORGE (BLD)
An exploration of Cobbold Gorge awaits today, hidden within a rugged sandstone formation. A jewel in the Gulf Savannah, learn about its ancient geological formations. This afternoon, join your guide for a boat cruise and tour. As your boat meanders through the narrow waterways of the gorge, be sure to keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles.
Stay: Two Nights, Mt Isa, Red Earth Hotel
DAY 5 CROYDON, KARUMBA (BLD)
Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre, home to an array of heritage items and sculptures. Continue to Karumba and end your day with a a relaxing sunset cruise in Karumba and indulge in a selection of local king prawns as you take in the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
DAY 6 KARUMBA, NORMANTON, BOODJAMULLA (LAWN HILL) NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
Journey to Normanton, where you’ll see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian-era railway station. Stop at Leichhardt Falls and Camp 119, before heading off-road into Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Once covered in tropical rainforest and dotted with freshwater pools, the landscape of Boodjamulla has eroded over millions of years, leaving behind deep gorges and rugged escarpments.
Stay: Two Nights, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Adels Grove
DAY 7 BOODJAMULLA (LAWN HILL) NATIONAL PARK (BLD)
After a guided tour around the desert oasis of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, set out on a cruise through Lawn Hill Gorge, awash with emerald waters, lush vegetation and native wildlife. Home to over 80 species of birds, the gorge has been named as one of the top 10 bird watching spots in Australia. Continue cruising along tranquil Lawn Hill Creek before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.
Stay: Two Nights, Longreach, Saltbush Retreat
DAY 8 LORELLA SPRINGS WILDERNESS PARK (BLD)
Board a scenic flight from Adels Grove and take in the spectacular landscapes over Leichhardt Country and Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park.
Then continue to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a sprawling one-million-acre working cattle station. The landscape here is incredibly diverse, ranging from open savannah and dense forest to coastal floodplains, salt flats and mangroves.
Stay: Two Nights, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park
DAY 9 LORELLA SPRINGS WILDERNESS PARK, LOST CITY (BL)
This morning has been set aside for you to explore the natural surrounds of Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Join your guide for a scenic walk through a number of the park’s trails and perhaps go for a dip in one of the waterholes or thermal springs.
Take to the skies on a helicopter flight over the Lost City, made up of incredible sandstone formations. Said to be more than 500 million years old, the unique formations of the Lost City resemble the ruins of an ancient city, with a maze of narrow alleys.
This evening, watch the sunset over the property before enjoying dinner.
DAY 10 ROPER RIVER, MATARANKA (BLD)
Today, learn about the mystery that surrounds the death of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared with his exploration party in 1848. In the remote town of Roper Bar, see the monument commemorating the centenary of Leichhardt’s crossing of the Roper River before enjoying a cruise along the water. Continue to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you might like to take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, said to have healing properties. Afterwards, head to Mataranka for dinner.
Stay: Mataranka, Territory Manor
DAY 11 ADELAIDE RIVER, LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK, DARWIN (BLD)
After breakfast this morning, visit the poignant war cemetery at Adelaide River, then continue to the falls at Litchfield National Park, set amongst a monsoon forest. Enjoy a swim after lunch before returning to Darwin. This evening, toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Hilton Darwin
DAY 12 DEPART DARWIN (B)
Your adventure draws to a close after a final breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
** Itinerary is subject to change
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 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 on 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, impossibility of performance or other frustration, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes, and provide while travelling.
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.
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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.
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