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9 Day Gulf Savannah Fully Accommodated
9 Day Gulf Savannah Fully Accommodated 9 Day Gulf Savannah Fully Accommodated 9 Day Gulf Savannah Fully Accommodated
9 Day Gulf Savannah Fully Accommodated
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9 Day Gulf Savannah Fully Accommodated

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  • Dates/Prices
    Departure Dates:
    • 23 May 2018 - fully booked.
    • 30 May 2018
    • 06 June 2018
    • 13 June 2018
    • 20 June 2018
    • 27 June 2018
    • 04 July 2018
    • 11 July 2018
    • 18 July 2018
    • 25 July 2018
    • 01 August 2018
    • 08 August 2018
    • 15 August 2018
    • 22 August 2018
    • 29 August 2018
    • 05 September 2018
    • 12 September 2018
    • 19 September 2018
    • 26 September 2018
    • 03 October 2018
    • Twin $3795 (2017)
    • Single $4575 (2017)
    • Twin $3795 (2018)
    • Single $4575 (2018)

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

    Due to limited accommodation in remote areas of northern Australia, we may have to use alternative accommodation of a similar standard from time to time.

  • Itinerary
    B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
    • Day 1 Cairns to Chillagoe (LD)

      We start by winding our way up the Kuranda Range to climb on to the Atherton Tableland. We pass dense tropical rainforest and an agricultural landscape to Mareeba and beyond.

      We travel on to Chillagoe, an historic ore-smelting centre, better known today for its marble mining and limestone caves. We take a tour of the caves, the legacy of 350 million years old marine reef. We overnight in Chillagoe - share facilities.

    • Day 2 Chillagoe to Georgetown (BLD)

      All aboard the "Savannahlander" train as it tracks the Ootann Road into Brahman cattle country.

      Geology continues to dominate and fascinate as we change from limestone to granite to basalt country and with each geological change, a change in vegetation.

      Lunch along the way in this vast landscape provides a "fair dinkum" Aussie day. Now we head west across the Newcastle Range to Georgetown where we stay overnight. Ensuite 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.

      Continue on to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria for a cruise to enjoy a spectacular Gulf sunset. We overnight in Karumba. Ensuite facilities.

    • 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.

      . Limited ensuited rooms available on tours departing Cairns 30 May, 27 June, 18 July, 8, 15 August and 12 September. Once full permanent tent safari accommodation with share bathroom facilities will be used.

    • Day 5 Lawn Hill National Park (BLD)

      AA 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 tonight.

    • 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 back to selected accommodation.

  • Highlights
    • Chillagoe Limestone Caves
    • Savannahlander Train
    • Karumba Sunset Cruise
    • Lawn Hill National Park
    • Riversleigh Fossil Fields
    • Normanton
    • Gulflander Train
    • Croydon
    • Cobbold Gorge Cruise
    • Undara Lava Tubes
    Trip Includes
    • Meals as Indicated
    • Air-Con 4WD Vehicle
    • All Tours as per Itinerary
    • 7 Nights Accommodation (ensuite)
    • 1 Night Accommodation (shared facilities)

    Limited ensuited rooms available at Adels Grove on tours departing Cairns 30 May, 27 June, 18 July, 8, 15 August and 12 September. Once full permanent tent safari accommodation with share bathroom facilities will be used.

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

  • Pre/Post Accommodation

    Queens Court
    Queens Court

    A boutique hotel, centrally located offering a choice of quality room styles, ranging from budget, moderate to premier rooms and self-contained suits. A 10-15 minute brings you to all tourist facilities, waterfront, Night Markets, shopping, and restaurants.

    Prices valid 01/04/17 - 31/03/18
    Room Adults P/N
    Budget Room* 1-2 $98
    Standard Room 1-2 $125
    Studio Suite 1-2 $169
    Premier Suite 1-2 $159
    Interconnecting Family 3 $159
    *shared facilities
    Property Features:
    • Pool
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Laundry
    • Restaurant (breakfast only)
    • Luggage Storage
    • Off street parking
    • Complimentary continental breakfast
    Acommodation Features:
    • Air-Con
    • Fridge
    • Room Safe
    • TV
    • Tea/Coffee facilities
    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
    Cairns Oasis Resort

    Relax in tropical 4-star comfort, 5 minutes walk from the Esplanade. Your airy modern rooms balcony overlooking the lagoon pool or the lush gardens is the perfect private space to unwind. With the swim-up Aqua Bar and the pools white sand beach, you will have fun at Novotel.

    Prices valid 01/04/17 - 31/3/18
    Room Adults P/N
    Standard Room 1-2 $180

    * block out dates and event surcharges apply

    Property Features:
    • Large Lagoon Pool
    • Restaurant/Bar
    • Day Spa
    • Laundry
    • 24hr Reception
    • Porter Service
    • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
    • 24-hour Room Service
    Accommodation Features:
    • Air-Con
    • Mini bar
    • Room Safe
    • TV
    • Tea/Coffee facilities
    • Private Terrace / Balcony
    Holiday Package 1
    Cairns Rydges Tradewinds
    Package Includes:
    • 4 nights in a Standard Room w/ensuite at Queens Court Hotel
    • Continental Tropical Breakfast
    • Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail Daytour
    • Green Island Reef Cruise
    Prices valid 01/04/17 - 31/03/18
    Fares (per person)
    Twin Share $490
    Single $740
    Holiday Package 2
    Cairns Rydges Tradewinds
    Package Includes:
    • 4 nights in a Standard Room w/ensuite at Novotel Oasis Resort
    • Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Rail Daytour
    • Green Island Reef Cruise
    Fares per person
    Twin Share $599
    Single $960
    *Block out dates Apply
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