12 Day Savannah Explorer Cairns to Darwin Tour AGOCK12
- Millstream Falls
- Cobbold Gorge
- Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill)
- Lorella Springs
- Roper River
- Adelaide River
- Litchfield National Park
- Airport Transfers
- 15 Destinations
- Tour director and driver
- Cruise in Karumba
- Helicopter flights
- Locally inspired dining – includes 32 meals
- Undara Lava Tube Tour
All prices are per person in AUD.
|2023 Season||$ 9,695||$ 13,645|
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.
Prices & Dates
1 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
2 DAY 2 WOODLEIGH STATION - MILLSTREAM FALLS - UNDARA (B L D)
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
3 DAY 3 UNDARA - COBBOLD GORGE (B L D)
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. Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes. 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
4 DAY 4 COBBOLD GORGE (B L D)
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: Cobbold Gorge Hotel
5 DAY 5 CROYDON - KARUMBA (B L D)
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 enjoy 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.
Stay: Karumba, End of The Road Motel or similar
6 DAY 6 KARUMBA - NORMANTON - BOODJAMULLA (LAWN HILL) NATIONAL PARK (B L D)
Travel along the iconic Savannah Way towards Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. 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
7 DAY 7 BOODJAMULLA (LAWN HILL ) NATIONAL PARK (B L D)
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 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: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Adels Grove
8 DAY 8 LORELLA SPRINGS WILDERNESS PARK (B L D)
Board a scenic flight from Adels Grove and take in the spectacular landscapes over Leichhardt Country and Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. 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
9 DAY 8 LORELLA SPRINGS WILDERNESS PARK - LOST CITY (B L D)
This morning has been set aside for you to explore the natural surroundings 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.
Stay: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park
10 DAY 10 ROPER RIVER - MATARANKA (B L D)
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. Afterward, head to Mataranka for dinner.
Stay: Mataranka, Territory Manor
11 DAY 11 ADELIADE RIVER - LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK - DARWIN (B L D)
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
12 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.
PLEASE NOTE Arrival in Cairns the day before or early on the day of departure is recommended.
- Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
- Price includes airport transfers, gratuities, and park fees
- Prices are for land only.
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.
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Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary:
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- 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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