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16 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated 16 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated 16 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated
16 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated
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16 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated

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  • Dates/Prices
    Departure Dates:
    • 27 May 2020
    • 10 June 2020
    • 24 June 2020
    • 08 July 2020
    • 22 July 2020
    • 05 August 2020 - fully booked.
    • 19 August 2020 - fully booked.
    • 02 September 2020
    • 16 September 2020
    Fares:
    • Twin $7650 (2019)
    • Single $9310 (2019)
    • Twin $7999 (2020)
    • Single $9720 (2020)
    Notes:

    If single price is not listed, it means that this tour is not available for single occupancy.

  • Itinerary

    This tour combines 9 Day Gulf Savannah and Cape York 7 Day Fly / Drive accommodated tours.

    B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
    • Day 1 Cairns - Herberton Historic Village to Malanda (LD)
      After an early morning departure from selected accommodation, your holiday begins, travelling up the Gillies Range to the Atherton Tableland. We stop off at Lake Barrine for a short walk to the Twin Kauri Pines, before travelling on to Herberton.

      Today we explore the Historic Village of Herberton, where you can live the folklore and romance of yesterday's Australia in every piece of this eye-opening collection. Sit in the schoolhouse. Stand at the bar of the pub. Enjoy a latte in the Bakerville Tearooms. The award-winning attraction is more than a vintage precinct - it's a tangible buzz of things past with over 50 original buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia.

      Late afternoon we settle in the Malanda Lodge, situated on 11 acres of manicured tropical gardens. All rooms have ground level balconies and views to enjoy the tranquillity, or maybe spot their resident platypus family in the large pond. Ensuite Bathroom Facilities.

    • Day 2 Malanda - Savannahlander - Mt. Surprise to Georgetown (BLD)

      An early start sees us travelling west on the Kennedy Highway towards Mount Surprise, where we enjoy lunch with a snake show. After lunch, you travel aboard the "Savannahlander" train as it tracks towards Einasleigh. There is enough time to have a beer in the pub or head down and check out Copperfield Gorge, before the train departs for Forsayth. From here we travel on to Georgetown where we stay overnight. Ensuite Bathroom Facilities.

    • Day 3 Georgetown to Karumba (BLD)

      Morning "smoko" on the shore of Croydon's Lake Belmore before Normanton for lunch. Here you can absorb its famous landmarks, the "Purple Pub", historic Burns Philp General Store and a replica of Krys, the 8.63m crocodile.

      Lunch is at your own expense today. Continue on to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria for a cruise to enjoy a spectacular Gulf sunset. Accommodation with ensuite facilities tonight in Karumba.

    • Day 4 Karumba to Lawn Hill (BLD)

      Back through Normanton this morning and a poignant visit to Burke & Wills Camp #119, the most northerly campsite of the ill-fated expedition of 1860. Across the vast "Plains of Promise" to Leichhardt Falls and Burketown.

      On to Adel's Grove, a Savannah Guides Site, where we spend two glorious outback nights. Ensuite Bathroom Facilities.

    • Day 5 Lawn Hill National Park (BLD)

      A relaxed day enjoying Lawn Hill National Park, a spectacular oasis set amid the spinifex clad Constance Range. Enjoy a one hour cruise that offers an up close look at the Lawn Hill gorge and a stunning view of the Indarri Falls. The gorge is a haven for an abundance of wildlife and a birdwatcher's paradise. Swimming or paddling a canoe (optional) up the gorge is highly recommended. Return to Adel's Grove this afternoon.

    • Day 6 Lawn Hill to Normanton (BLD)

      A visit to the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields, a rare treasure house of palaeontology recording the history of Australia's mega-fauna of 20 million years ago.

      Lunch at Gregory and a short break at remote Burke & Wills Roadhouse before travelling on to Normanton. We stay in Normanton tonight. Ensuite facilities.

    • Day 7 Normanton to Cobbold Gorge (BLD)

      This morning we depart from Normanton's famous Victorian architecture Railway Station.

      All aboard the historic Gulflander RM93 train, a Savannah Guides Site, for a ride through the savannah landscape across the Norman River to Critters Camp.

      On to Black Bull Siding then the old gold mining town of Croydon and its Historic Precinct, another Savannah Guides Site.

      This afternoon we visit Georgetown and Forsayth on our way to Cobbold Gorge, a Savannah Guides Station, where we stay tonight. Ensuite Facilities.

    • Day 8 Cobbold Gorge to Undara (BLD)

      This morning we cruise on Cobbold Gorge's beautiful and secluded waterway surrounded by spectacular carved Hampstead sandstone, 135 million years old. Travel on to the famous Undara Lava Tubes, a Savannah Guides Station.

      There's campfire entertainment after dinner before retiring to your accommodation in faithfully restored antique railway carriages. Ensuite Facilities.

    • Day 9 Undara to Cairns (BL)

      After breakfast in the Australian bush, an experienced Savannah Guide will meet you for an informative tour of the world's largest, longest and most accessible lava tube system.

      We continue on our scenic and leisurely drive over the Tropical Tablelands past the Wind Turbines at Ravenshoe, stopping off at the magnificent Curtain Fig Tree, before making our way back to Cairns, where you will be taken Queens Court Hotel, your accommodation for tonight.

    • Day 10 Cairns to Thursday Island & Seisia (BD)

      6.40am transfer from Queens Court to the airport for your flight to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island and on arrival, you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque Harbour, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet.

      This afternoon board your ferry to the mainland, where you will be met by your guide, who will take you to Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot. Our accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.

    • Day 11 Cape York & Somerset (BLD)
      An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family and government outpost established in 1864. We have lunch on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach will complete your day before returning to Seisia. Our accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.

    • Day 12 Fruit Bat Falls & Bramwell Cattle Station (BLD)

      Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before we make our way to a 'true blue' Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station - ensuite facilities.

    • Day 13 Bramwell Station to Weipa(BD)

      A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and Weipa. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). Your accommodation tonight has ensuite facilities.

    • Day 14 Weipa to Musgrave Telegraph Station (BLD)

      We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station - ensuite facilities.

    • Day 15 Musgrave to Lakefield National Park & Cooktown (BLD)

      After an early start, we head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where we explore Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitted), a haven for the many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs, and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles.

      Travelling on, we visit Split Rock, Aboriginal Rock Art, before arriving in the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in to our accommodation in Cooktown - ensuite facilities.

    • Day 16 Cooktown to Cape Tribulation & Cairns (BL)

      We make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendour of World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to finish your Cape York and Gulf Savannah Experience.

  • Highlights
    • Herberton Historic Village
    • Lake Barrine
    • Savannahlander Train
    • Karumba Sunset Cruise
    • Lawn Hill National Park
    • Riversleigh Fossil Fields
    • Normanton
    • Gulflander Train
    • Croydon
    • Cobbold Gorge Cruise
    • Undara Lava Tubes
    • Thursday Island
    • Cape York – Most northern point of Australia
    • Fruit Bat Falls
    • Bramwell Cattle Station
    • Weipa
    • Musgrave Old Telegraph Station
    • Split Rock – Aboriginal Rock Art
    • Lakefield National Park
    • Cooktown
    • Bloomfield Track
    • Cape Tribulation
    Trip Includes
    • Meals as Indicated
    • Air-Con 4WD Vehicle
    • All Tours as per Itinerary
    • Flight Cairns to Horn Island
    • 14 nights accommodation on tour (ensuite)
    • 1 night accommodation at Queens Court in Cairns (ensuite)
     Notes:

    To book this tour combination please send us an email or call 1800 77 55 33.

    Note: The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary & location of accommodation if necessitated.

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