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Gulf Savannah Wanderer

9 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return

This Cairns tour transports you back in time – in more ways than one. Over the course of a week’s looping journey, there are villages that remind you what life was like in the Queensland outback in early colonial times. Trains that nod to yesteryear. Monuments that speak of pioneering explorers. And natural wonders that wind back the clock millennia: steel yourself for epic Undara Lava Tubes tour and a visit to Cobbold Gorge.      

*Please note, this tour is operated by a third-party*   

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$3413

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 unless otherwise indicated.
Above lowest price is based on 2024-05-29 departure

$4126

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only unless otherwise indicated.
Above lowest price is based on 2024-05-29 departure
Prices above are per person in USD
Single rooms are limited and subject to availability
Child prices may be available on request

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Trip Details

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  • Highly experienced Travel Director/Driver
     Accomodation
     National Park entrance fees

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  • • 9 Lunches
  • • 8 Dinners
  • • 8 Full Breakfasts

trip-details-flight-infoFlight Information

  • Day prior – flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
    Day 9 – We recommend that guests fly out the day after
    the tour returns to Cairns, as it may be delayed getting
    back into Cairns.
    Flights are not included in the holiday price.
    This holiday is operated by Heritage Tours.
    Visit aatkings.com for details.

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  • • Water bottle
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Camera
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

trip-details-fitness-level-requirementsFitness Requirements

    High level of fitness required

    If you have any mobility issues or over 80 years of age, it is a requirement to complete the “Fit to Travel & Mobility Questionnaire” and return these to Heritage Tours. A doctor’s clearance may be required before booking can be confirmed.

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Your journey begins on a high – literally – as you depart Cairns and weave north into the Atherton Tableland. There are lakes, record-breaking pines and Historic Village Herberton, a recreated tin mining town replete with shops and a pub.

  Hotel: Malanda Lodge Motel

  Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch

All aboard the 1960s Savannahlander train as it tracks towards Einasleigh in the Wet Tropics. Order a cold one at the pub or visit Copperfield Gorge before the ‘silver bullet’ chugs toward Georgetown.

  Hotel: Latara Motel

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

The aquatic jewel of the Gulf Savannah, Croydon’s Lake Belmore is the region’s largest body of water. Karumba sits at the mouth of the Norman River on the Gulf of Carpentaria; it's a twitcher's delight, as you’ll discover on a sunset cruise.

  Hotel: Karumba Lodge

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

The Gulf of Carpentaria is a rare example of a shallow sea on top of a continent. It’s a unique marine ecosystem that fosters all manner of fish, as you’ll learn at the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre & Hatchery. Feeling thirsty? Enjoy happy hour at Point Sunset.

  Hotel: Karumba Lodge

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

Explorers Burke and Wills came through this part of Queensland while surveying the gulf. Campsite 119 was their most northerly post. They didn’t make it to Mutton Hole Wetlands Regional Park, but you will, with time for croc- and bird-watching.

  Hotel: Gulfland Motel

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

When the journey matters just as much as the destination, jump aboard the historic Gulflander train. As locals like to say, “it travels from nowhere to nowhere”. But it sure is fun.

  Hotel: Cobbold Gorge Cabins

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

This ancient geological landform is distinguished by its narrow, striated sandstone formations and humbling 10-metre cliffs. Cruising here, the only sounds you’ll hear are the wind and wildlife.

  Hotel: Cobbold Gorge Cabins

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

Sleep in – we’re in no rush today. Forsayth for lunch, then campfire entertainment before retiring to your accommodation in antique railway carriages.

  Hotel: Undara Lava Lodge

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

The Undara Lava Tubes were carved by the world’s longest lava flow from a single volcano. Huge caves have formed along the tubes, creating a surreal underground world. Time to say see-you-later to the Savannah.

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Gulf Savannah Wanderer

Best Buys

9 Day Guided Vacation

Cairns Return

This Cairns tour transports you back in time – in more ways than one. Over the course of a week’s looping journey, there are villages that remind you what life was like in the Queensland outback in early colonial times. Trains that nod to yesteryear. Monuments that speak of pioneering explorers. And natural wonders that wind back the clock millennia: steel yourself for epic Undara Lava Tubes tour and a visit to Cobbold Gorge.      

*Please note, this tour is operated by a third-party*   

Highlights

Flexible Vacations

Take a trip back in time at your leisure exploring Croydon’s Historic Precinct, circa 1800s, and the Historic Village Herberton, replete with 50 restored period buildings.

Iconic Sites

One of Australia’s great rail journeys, the Savannahlander traverses the Wet Tropics region of the Kuranda Range. The 1960’s ‘silver bullet’ cuts a striking form en route to Forsayth.

Natural Wonders

Feel your spirit soar gazing at the striated sandstone cliffs of Cobbold Gorge, an ancient geological landform carved by rivers more than 10,000 years ago.

Accommodation

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

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