14 Day Gulf Savannah Tour AGOCQ14

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$9,395 Per Person
Deposit From Only
$1,879 Per Person
Departs Cairns
Returns Cairns
Difficulty Medium
Group Size 22

14 Day Gulf Savannah Tour (Cairns Return)

Essence of the Outback

Join an epic 4WD adventure and journey deep into Queensland’s Savannah country to discover fascinating geological wonders and historic mining towns. Wander through the Undara Lava Tubes, travel on the Gulflander Train and explore Carnarvon Gorge.

  • Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes
  • Watch the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria and tuck into fresh local prawns in Karumba
  • Experience working with recently unearthed dinosaur fossils in a specialised laboratory
  • Take in the landscapes of Carnarvon National Park, including the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Thomson River and savour a three-course drover dinner

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Highlights

  • Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes
  • Watch the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria and tuck into fresh local prawns in Karumba
  • Experience working with recently unearthed dinosaur fossils in a specialised laboratory
  • Take in the landscapes of Carnarvon National Park, including the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Thomson River and savour a three-course drover dinner

Inclusions

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 38 meals
  • The services of a Tour Director and Driver

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive Cairns (D)

    Be met on arrival in Cairns and transferred to your hotel. This evening, a relaxed welcome dinner provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your fellow travellers.

    Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

  • 2 Woodleigh Station, Undara (B L D)

    Travel to the authentic cattle station of Woodleigh Station for lunch, which has been family-owned for five generations. Continue to Undara Volcanic National Park and set out on a guided discovery of the intriguing lava tubes. The mysterious lava tubes and caves are the result of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred 190,000 years ago. The Undara tubes are some of the longest in the world, and are home to a unique array of native Australian plants and animals.

    Stay: Undara Experience

  • 3 Undara, 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 end your day with 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, Ash’s Holiday Units

  • 4 Mt Isa (B L D)

    Set off for Mt Isa, commonly referred to as the ‘oasis of the outback’. En route, stop to see the Purple Pub, one of the most iconic hotels in the north of Australia.

    Stay Two Nights: Mt Isa, Red Earth Hotel

  • 5 Mt Isa (B L D)

    Located on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mt Isa is a melting pot of culture and industry. A tour of Hard Times Mine reveals its history as you enter the Alimak Cage with your guide and descend into the mine. Feel the earth tremble and cover your ears as you have a go at using the air-leg drill.

  • 6 Cloncurry, Winton (B L D)

    Embark on a drive to the outback town of Cloncurry. After some time here, visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre – the first museum in the world dedicated to a song, which also includes a nostalgic light and sound show in the Billabong Theatrette. Later, arrive in Winton in time for dinner.

    Stay: Winton, Boulder Opal Motor Innr

  • 7 Lark Quarry, Longreach (B L D)

    Travel to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs exhibition and enjoy a Signature Experience. Continue to Lark Quarry to visit the Dinosaur Track-ways exhibit, known as one of the most concentrated set of dinosaur footprints in the world. Enjoy working with recently unearthed dinosaur fossils in a specialised laboratory.

    Stay Two Nights: Longreach, Mitchell Grass Retreat

  • 8 Longreach, Thomson River Cruise (B L D)

    Visit the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, an award-winning museum that tells the story of Qantas through interactive exhibits and original and replica aircraft. Then head to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, dedicated to the custodians of the bush and Australia’s pioneering history.

    Experience the ultimate dinner adventure. Begin your evening with the mesmerising Silver-Tails Sunset rail journey, soaking in the breathtaking sunset over the floodplains while indulging in signature canapés and drinks aboard our heritage Rail Motor. Then, immerse yourself in the unforgettable Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show experience under the stars, savouring a delectable two-course camp oven themed dinner followed by freshly baked damper and billy tea.

  • 9 Carnarvon National Park (B L D)

    Set off for Carnarvon National Park. Along the way, stop at the famed Tree of Knowledge, known as the founding site of the political movement that helped to create the Australian Labor Party. Arrive in Springsure, set in a beautiful valley which hosts remarkable Mount Zamia and Virgin Rock overlooking the town.

    Stay Two Nights: The Overlander Springsure

  • 10 Carnarvon National Park (B L D)

    Discover incredible Carnarvon National Park today

  • 11 Minerva Hills National Park, Emerald (B L D)

    View Minerva Hills National Park, keeping an eye out for eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies. Afterwards, continue on to Emerald. Established in 1879 as a base for building the western railway, the town is a gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields.

    Experience the awe-inspiring Carnarvon flight, offering unparalleled views of the stunning Carnarvon Gorge’s unique rock formations and rich history, accessible only by plane. Marvel at the picturesque grazing country bordering Carnarvon National Park, breathtaking cascading gorges, and iconic sandstone cliffs with expansive vistas reaching into the Arcadia Valley.

    Stay: Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn

  • 12 Charters Towers ( B L D)

    Travel to Charters Towers today. Established as a gold rush town in 1871, it quickly grew to become the second-largest town in Queensland. Admire its heritage buildings on your way to the Heritage Lodge Motel.

    Stay: Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn

  • 13 Paronella Park, Cairns (B L D)

    On the way back to Cairns, stop at Paronella Park, nestled amid heritage gardens and 13 acres of lush Australian rainforest. Situated on the banks of the crystal-clear waters of Mena Creek, this unique attraction also features a Spanish-inspired castle. After time exploring the castle ruins and grounds, continue to the Shangri-La Hotel in Cairns.

    This evening, celebrate the end of your journey during a final farewell dinner.

    Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

  • 14 Depart Cairns (B)

    Your holiday comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home

  • Itinerary, inclusions and pricing are subject to change
  • Prices are for land tour only, flights not included unless specified
  • Arrive before dinner on Day 1
  • Depart after breakfast Day 14

Additional Information

Caravan Park Accommodation – Cairns
There are three Caravan Parks to choose from with limited storage options available at one of these properties. The Caravan Parks usually request a minimum stay of at least 4 nights pre/post tour to store your caravan/car/campervan/motorhome. Storage prices are anywhere from $20-$30 per night. These Caravan Parks are located all around the Cairns region and if applicable to your chosen tour itinerary your 4WD safari vehicle will either pick up or drop off at your chosen Caravan Park. We will provide you with these Caravan Park options once your selected tour booking has been confirmed. Should passengers choose to stay elsewhere, we can advise you which pick-up point is the closest to your chosen accommodation.

Motel Accommodation – Cairns
We work with a local motel located in the Cairns CBD that offers quality, clean, and a range of good value room styles (see below). The room styles and inclusions can include free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, a swimming pool, and maybe luggage storage whilst you are on tour. Pick-up will be at the hotel or nearby. We’re happy to make the booking for you or we will give you the motel details, pick-up times, etc after you have booked your Gulf Savannah Tour. If your tour goes through to Darwin, we can also book accommodation in a similar price range that will be convenient for your trip.

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%

Direct Deposit
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Commonwealth Bank: Australian Tours and Cruises
Reference: Your Trip Number
BSB: 062-504 Account: 1066 1268
Branch Address: 171 Howick Street Bathurst NSW 2795
In Bank Payment of Cash Or Cheque: Add $5 for bank fees
International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees
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Trip Reviews

Robyn & Russell
We would highly recommend this rail trip to anyone. From the Rain Forest to the outback of Far North Queensland this is an experience no one should miss! Superb scenery, Leigh & Will fantastic tour guides / rail-car drivers, excellent accommodation & good food. We will be booking another trip on Gulflander & Savannahlander hopefully if available for early next year. The pristine Cobbold Gorge was perhaps the highlight of our trip due to the serenity & picture-perfect gorge. Again, thanks Will & Leigh – will see you again.

Sue, QLD, Australia
The small group, comfortable travel and easy support of the tour director and driver made the trip a happy experience for the participants. Each place visited had plenty to see and do with a range of interests catered for. Having nights free was a bonus for the range of people on the tour.