9D8N Gulf Savannah Wanderer destination australia gulf savannah wanderer

From AUD 4,249 per person

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flexible Holidays
    Croydon has a Historic Precinct dating to the late 1800s, and you can take a trip back in time here on your way to Cobbold Gorge.
  • 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.
  • Time for You
    The Historic Village Herberton is like a movie set. Explore more than 50 restored period buildings at your leisure, and re-live the romance of yesteryear.
  • 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.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 28 February 2023
INCLUDE Accommodation on selected hotel, lead-in room category, twin sharing basis
Return airport transfers as per itinerary
Guided tours, exclusive experiences and adventures as per itinerary
Daily hotel breakfast and meals as per itinerary
All the essentials managed by in-the-know Travel Directors
MEALS INCLUDED
8 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners

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

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Day 1 - Cairns – Malanda

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.

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Day 2 - Malanda – Georgetown

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.

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Day 3 - Georgetown – Karumba

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, (2 nights).

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Day 4 - Karumba

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.

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Day 5 - Karumba – Normanton

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 birdwatching.

Hotel:
Gulfland Normanton.

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Day 6 - Normanton – Cobbold Gorge

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 or Finnigans Rest, (2 nights).

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Day 7 - Cobbold Gorge

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.

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Day 8 - Cobbold Gorge – Undara

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.

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Day 9 - Undara – Farewell from Cairns

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.

  • Sales period: up to 28 February 2023
  • Travel period: up to 30 December 2023
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