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Gulf Savannah Wanderer | Cairns Return

Gulf Savannah Wanderer
9 Day Guided Holiday
Quality Accommodation
Guided Experience
Valued at $3,950*pp/twin Pay from $3,358*pp/twin

Detailed Pricing

Adult Twin Share
Tour package valued at $3,950*pp twin share
Apply Rewards $593
You pay from $3,358*pp twin share

Single Adult
Tour package valued at $4,760*per adult single room
Apply Rewards $714
You pay from $4,046*per adult single room

Child (5-15yrs) accompanied by an adult
Tour package valued at $3,950 per child
Apply Rewards $593
You pay from $3,358 per child

Tour Code: QGS

THE TOUR

Explore spectacular Gulf Country! Take the Savannahlander train into cattle country, see historic Normanton, enjoy a Gulf of Carpentaria sunset cruise and explore Burke & Wills’ infamous Camp #119. Then relax in Lawn Hill National Park and marvel at the Undara lava tubes.

HIGHLIGHTS

FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS
Consider an optional experience & paddle a canoe on Lawn Hill Gorge. It’s fun & recommended.

ICONIC SITES
Journey on the famous Savannahlander from Mount Surprise to Forsayth.

TIME FOR YOU
Explore the Historic Village Herberton, where you can live the folklore and romance of yesterday’s Australia.

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
Leave no trace with reusable crockery, utensils and cups for your outdoor lunches.

Package Inclusions

What’s Included

  • Quality Accommodation
  • Travel by Air-Conditioned 4WD Vehicle
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Small Group Experience with maximum 24 guests
  • Cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria

What to Bring

  • Luggage restriction: 1 small soft travel bag per person (maximum size: 30 x 30 x 70cm, preferably without wheels, cannot exceed 10kg)
  • Cabin baggage: 1 small daypack per person
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
  • Torch
  • Binoculars

Fitness Requirements

Moderate level of fitness as walks to locations may be on uneven ground.

Dining

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners

GULF SAVANNAH WANDERER
9 DAY GUIDED HOLIDAY | ITINERARY

 

Day 1 | CAIRNS — MALANDA

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

Travel to the Atherton Tablelands and Lake Barrine before today’s highlight, Historic Village Herberton, with over 50 original buildings, interior displays plus thousands of antique items. Stay tonight in Malanda.

Hotel: Malanda Lodge Motel | Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 | MALANDA — GEORGETOWN

An early start sees us travel to Mount Surprise for lunch. Then board the ‘Savannahlander’ train as it tracks towards Einasleigh. There is time for a beer in the pub before the train departs for Forsayth. From here we travel to Georgetown.

Hotel: Latara Motel | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 | GEORGETOWN — KARUMBA

Enjoy a morning ‘smoko’ on the shore of Croydon’s Lake Belmore. In historic Normanton see landmarks like the ‘Purple Pub’, Burns Philp General Store and a replica of Krys, the 8.63m crocodile. Continue to Karumba for a Gulf sunset cruise.

Hotel: Karumba Lodge | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 | KARUMBA — ADEL’S GROVE

Travel back through Normanton this morning and visit Burke & Wills Camp #119. Cross the vast ‘Plains of Promise’ to Leichhardt Falls and Burketown. Then it’s on to Adel’s Grove.

Hotel: Adel’s Grove | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 | LAWN HILL NATIONAL PARK

Spend a relaxed day enjoying Lawn Hill National Park, an oasis set amid the spinifex clad Constance Range. Enjoy a cruise of Lawn Hill Gorge, a haven for bird and wildlife.

Hotel: Adel’s Grove | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 | ADEL’S GROVE — NORMANTON

Visit Riversleigh Fossil Fields, recording the history of Australia’s mega-fauna. Enjoy lunch at Gregory, then call in at remote Burke & Wills Roadhouse, before travelling on to Normanton.

Hotel: Gulfland Hotel | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 | NORMANTON — COBBOLD GORGE

Take the Gulflander RM93 train through the savannah landscape and across the Norman River to Critters Camp. Visit Georgetown and Forsayth en route to Cobbold Gorge.

Hotel: Cobbold Gorge Cabins | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 | COBBOLD GORGE — UNDARA

Cruise Cobbold Gorge through Hampstead sandstone cliffs. Visit the famous Undara Lava Tubes. There’s campfire entertainment after dinner, then retire to faithfully restored antique rail carriages.

Hotel: Undara Lava Lodge | Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 | UNDARA — CAIRNS

Breakfast in the bush, then take a tour of the 190,000 year old lava tubes, a geological spectacle. Visit Ravenshoe and the Atherton Tableland’s Curtain Fig Tree. Descend to Cairns where your adventure comes to an end.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel Dates

Gulf Savannah Wanderer | 9 Day Guided Holiday

Travel Dates
1 May — 30 September 2020

Tour Code: QGS

Other Details

Flight Information for Airport Transfers
Day Prior – flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
Day 9 – We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour returns to Cairns

AAT Kings/Inspiring Journes tours are subject to the operations terms and conditions at all times.

Package prices are only applicable when exchanging the total amount of Rewards Dollars per person or as stated. Package prices cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.

Valued at $3,950*pp/twin Pay from $3,358*pp/twin

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