Your Gulf Savannah Wanderer Package

Gulf Savannah Wanderer

AAT Kings


  12 Nights

  Australia/ New Zealand

  AAT Kings


This Cairns tour transports you back in time – in more ways than one. Over the course of a week’s looping journey, there are villages that remind you what life was like in the Queensland outback in early colonial times. Trains that nod to yesteryear. Monuments that speak of pioneering explorers. And natural wonders that wind back the clock millennia: steel yourself for epic Undara Lava Tubes tour and a visit to Cobbold Gorge. 

 Your Fly, Stay & Tour Package Includes:

  • $400 flight credit per person
  • 1-night pre-tour hotel stay in Cairns
  • 8-night Gulf Savannah Wanderer guided tour, Cairns return
  • 3-nights post tour hotel stay in Cairns
  • Private return transfers

Tour includes:

  • 8 breakfast, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Travel onboard the iconic Savannahlander train
  • Sunset cruise in Karumba
  • Visit Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre & Hatchery
  • Travel onboard the Gulflander train
  • See Cobbold Gorge and Undara Lava Tubes

 Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 2-14 July 2024


Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

Tour Itinerary:

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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 bird-watching.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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.

Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 18 August 2023and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Flight credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.