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17 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated
17 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated 17 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated 17 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated
17 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated
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17 Day Gulf Savannah & Cape York Accommodated

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  • Dates/Prices
    Departure Dates:
    • 20 May 2019 - fully booked.
    • 03 June 2020
    • 17 June 2020
    • 01 July 2020
    • 15 July 2020 - fully booked.
    • 29 July 2020
    • 12 August 2020
    • 26 August 2020
    • 09 September 2020
    • Twin $8059 (2020)
    • Single $9840 (2020)
    • Twin $8059 (2021)
    • Single $9840 (2021)

    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 Drive/Fly accommodated tours.

    B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
    • Day 1 Cairns - Herberton Historic Village - 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 back to the Queens Court Hotel, your accommodation for tonight.

    • Day 10 Cairns (B)

      Free day to explore Cairns before we set off to Cooktown. Accommodation at Queens Court Hotel with a continental breakfast provided.

    • Day 11 Cairns to Cape Tribulation & Cooktown (BLD)

      After a 7am departure from the Queens Court Hotel your adventure continues. Travelling north along the scenic Captain Cook Highway, through the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.

      Then making our way along the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted), stopping off at the unique Lion's Den Hotel, and the mysterious Black Mountain, arriving at the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in our accommodation with ensuite facilities.

    • Day 12 Cooktown to Lakefield NP & Musgrave (BLD)
      Heading west into the outback, we visit Split Rock, Aboriginal Rock Art. Then travel on to 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.

      The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at The Old Musgrave Telegraph Station - ensuite facilities.

    • Day 13 Musgrave to Coen, Archer River & Weipa (BLD)

      This morning, we continue north stopping off at the historic frontier gold town of Coen and the picturesque Archer River, before making our way to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Accommodation with ensuite facilities.

    • Day 14 Weipa to Bramwell Station (BD)

      TThis morning you have ample time to explore the township of Weipa, or you have the option to join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch, we head for our overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities at a 'true blue' Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.

    • Day 15 Bramwell to Fruit Bat Falls & Seisia (BLD)

      After an early start, we head north travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track to arrive at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall.

      Then northwards across the Jardine River, to arrive at Cape York! We will be staying at Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, the departure point for the ferry to Thursday Island and a famous fishing spot. Our accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.

    • Day 16 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. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach completes your day before returning to Seisia.

    • Day 17 Seisia to Thursday Island & Cairns (B)
      An early morning departure as you cruise through island studded straits to explore our northern community, Thursday Island. Here 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.

      Then board your plane at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns your Cape York tour finishes with a drop to selected Cairns accommodation.

  • 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)
    • 2 nights accommodation at Queens Court in Cairns (ensuite)

    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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