Gulf Savannah Wanderer

9 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return

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Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

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$3270

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Gulf Savannah Wanderer

9 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return

Gulf Savannah Wanderer

9 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return | Travel Period: 22 May 2019 – 10 Oct 2019

Gulf Savannah Wanderer

9 Day Guided Vacation

Cairns Return

Explore spectacular Gulf Country! Discover Chillagoe’s limestone caves, take the Savannahlander train into cattle country, see historic Normanton, enjoy a Gulf of Carpentaria sunset cruise and explore Burke & Wills’ infamous Camp #119. Then relax in Lawn Hill National Park and marvel at the Undara lava tubes.

This holiday is operated by our partners at Heritage Tours. Tour operates with minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 guests.

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  • Explore Chillagoe Limestone Caves
  • Journey on Savannahlander & Gulflander trains
  • Cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Visit Burke & Wills’ Camp
  • Discover Lawn Hill National Park
  • Cruise on Cobbold Gorge
  • Explore the Undara Lava Tubes

As this holiday departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Start your holiday by climbing to the Atherton Tablelands. Travel on to Chillagoe, known for its marble mining and limestone caves.

Hotel: Chillagoe Observatory & Eco Lodge, or Chillagoe Guest House (both shared facilities)

Included Meals: Lunch and dinner

Board the Savannahlander train as it tracks the Ootann Road into Brahman cattle country. Watch the landscape change from limestone to granite to basalt country, as you head west across the Newcastle Range to Georgetown.

Hotel: Latara Motel, Georgetown

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Enjoy a morning ‘smoko’ on the shore of Croydon’s Lake Belmore. In historic Normanton see landmarks like the ‘Purple Pub’, Burns Philp General Store and a replica of Krys, the 8.63m crocodile. Continue to Karumba for a Gulf sunset cruise.

Hotel: Karumba Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Travel back through Normanton this morning and visit Burke & Wills Camp #119. Cross the vast ‘Plains of Promise’ to Leichhardt Falls and Burketown. Then it’s on to Adel’s Grove.

Hotel: Adels Grove, Basic cabins, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Spend a relaxed day enjoying Lawn Hill National Park, an oasis set amid the spinifex clad Constance Range. Enjoy a cruise of Lawn Hill Gorge, a haven for bird and wildlife.

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Visit Riversleigh Fossil Fields, recording the history of Australia’s mega-fauna. Enjoy lunch at Gregory, then call in at remote Burke & Wills Roadhouse, before travelling on to Normanton.

Hotel: Gulfland Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Take the Gulflander RM93 train across the savannah and Norman River to Critters Camp. Visit Georgetown and Forsayth en route to Cobbold Gorge.

Hotel: Cobbold Gorge Cabins

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cruise Cobbold Gorge through Hampstead sandstone cliffs. Visit the famous Undara Lava Tubes. There’s campfire entertainment after dinner, then retire to faithfully restored antique rail carriages.

Hotel: Undara Lava Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Breakfast in the bush, then take a tour of the 190,000 year old lava tubes, a geological spectacle. Visit Ravenshoe and the Atherton Tableland’s Curtain Fig Tree. Descend to Cairns where your adventure comes to an end.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Stay & enjoy our peaceful oasis in the outback, surrounded by shady trees & visited by many native birds & animals. Enjoy a delicious meal at the fully licensed restaurant & then star-gazing of our impressive night skies at our very own observatory.

 

    Features

  • Shower and toilet facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Latara Motel is located in Georgetown in the heart of the Savannah Way. It is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area and unique attractions. The Motel is spread over seven acres of natural bushland gardens and sweeping lawns, creating an oasis in the desert.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV
  • Ensuite
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Room service
  • Guest Laundry
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Karumba Lodge reflects all of the excitement and adventure the gulf country has to offer. Situated on absolute river frontage, the Karumba Lodge overlooks the Norman River in the centre of the main township of Karumba. This provides easy access to all the town’s facilities including the post office, bank, supermarket, fishing charters and river cruises.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Ensuite
  • Shower and toilet facilities
  • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • TV
  • Barbecue facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Adels Grove is located 10 km from the Lawn Hill Gorge, Boodjamulla National Park and 50 km from the world heritage Riversleigh Fossil fields.

Visitors have the option of Camping or enjoying our dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in either furnished river tents or rooms. Relax on our licensed deck area or by Lawn Hill Creek between swims.

    Features

  • Shower and toilet facilities
  • Towels and Bedlinen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Gulfland Hotel is ideally positioned on the outskirts of Normanton in a quiet location only a short drive/walk to town. Noramnton is the second oldest town in the Gulf and serves as the main business centre for Gulf of Carpentaria with services such as Westpac bank, Post Office, Centrelink, Medical Centre, Hospital, Airport , Bus Service just to mention a few. As the town is bordered by the Norman River it is also a great birdwatching base with a vast aray of species in our local area.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Ensuite
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Discovering the spirit of the outback no longer means giving up the creature comforts of home.

By day, immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Gulf Savannah; by night, unwind and rest up in privacy and comfort.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Bathroom Amenities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Unlike any other hotel or resort, Undara is a wilderness experience totally in contrast to today’s modern accommodation. It’s a place where you can explore natural geological wonders, enjoy the comforts and hospitality of a unique outback setting and where the local wildlife are as abundant as they are at home in their surroundings.
Stay in either restored turn-of the century railway carriages or pioneer hunts.

    Features

  • Toilet facilities
  • Linen
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Accommodation
  • Experienced Tour Leader
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
  • Cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria

What to Bring

  • Luggage restriction: 1 small soft travel bag per person (maximum size: 30 x 30 x 70cm, preferably without wheels, cannot exceed 10kg)
  • Cabin baggage: 1 small daypack per person
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
  • Torch
  • Binoculars

Fitness Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness as walks to locations may be on uneven ground

Dining

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners

Flight Information

  • Day Prior – flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
  • Day 9 – We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour returns to Cairns

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