9 Day Gulf Savannah Wanderer Tour

9 Day Gulf Savannah Wanderer Tour - TouringExplore 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.

Tour by unique purpose built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle, Australia wide communications and panoramic windows. Professionally guided tour with an experienced, professional Safari Leader.

As this Guided Holiday departs at 6:30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1: Cairns - Malanda

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 to 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 to 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 to 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: Adels 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: Adels Grove
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Adel's Grove to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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

You may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Tour Includes

• 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


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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2022 - 2023 season. The 2022 - 2023 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023. The 2023 - 2024 season rates commence on the 1st April 2023.


Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of Covid-19 restrictions and the unpredictable impact it is having on bookings we have temporarily ceased taking new reservations for this package. If you have a gift voucher that you would like to redeem please contact us and we will be happy to check availability.

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