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Journey of the Gulf Savannah

FROM $5422

Venture deep into Gulf Savannah Country and discover where the outback meets the sea. Rugged by nature, the Gulf Savannah is home to great fishing, pioneer heritage, and unique landscapes. Learn of traditional Aboriginal life, epic journeys of explorers and drovers, and the fortunes of prospectors and bustling communities as you explore this fascinating region with our selection of Holiday Packages.

  • DURATION 14 DAYS
  • TYPE Rail Holiday
  • OPERATES MAY - OCTOBER
  • DEPARTS Brisbane

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Spirit of the Outback – Brisbane to Longreach

This evening depart on the Spirit of the Outback. Overnight on board the Spirit of the Outback. (D)
Stay: On board the Spirit of the Outback

DAY 2 Longreach

Arrive into Longreach early evening and transfer to your accommodation. Stay the next two nights at Longreach Motor Inn. (BLD)
Stay: Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 3 Longreach

Visit the Qantas Founders Museum, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and watch the Outback Stockman’s Show. Late afternoon join the MV Explorer for the Drover’s Sunset Cruise before being entertained at Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show. (BLD)
Stay: Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 4 Longreach to Cloncurry

Depart Longreach and visit the famous Walkabout Creek Hotel en route to Cloncurry, home to John Flynn Place. Overnight at Gidgee Inn, Cloncurry. (BLD)
Stay: Gidgee Inn, Cloncurr

DAY 5 Cloncurry via Mt Isa to Lawn Hill National Park

Travel via Mt Isa to the World Heritage Listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields then on to Lawn Hill National Park. Stay the next two nights at Adel’s Grove near Lawn Hill National Park. (BLD)
Stay: Adel’s Grove

DAY 6 Lawn Hill National Park

Cruise Lawn Hill Gorge on board a solar electric powered pontoon boat. Picnic amongst towering red pillars, take in views over Indarri Falls and enjoy a swim in the Tufa rock spa bath. Celebrate sunset at Harry’s Lookout with
nibbles.

DAY 7 Lawn Hill National Park to Karumba

Travel via Normanton and the ‘Purple Pub’ to Karumba. Enjoy dinner at the Sunset Tavern overlooking the Gulf of Carpentaria. Stay the next two nights at End of the Road Motel, Karumba. (BLD)

Stay: End of the Road Motel

DAY 8 Karumba

Tour the Barramundi Discovery Centre with its live breeding program. Tonight enjoy a special dinner on the Sand Island, Seafood at Sunset Experience. (BLD)

Stay: End of the Road Motel

DAY 9 Karumba to Cobbold Gorge

Board the Gulflander and take a scenic rail journey through Gulf Savannah bushland, stopping at Critters Camp to re-join the coach. Arrive at the hidden outback oasis of Cobbold Gorge in time for welcome drinks. Stay the next two nights at Cobbold Gorge Resort. (BLD)

Stay: Cobbold Gorge Resort

DAY 10 Cobbold Gorge

Glide on an electric powered boat through the magnificent sandstone walled gorge. Hear stories on the Robin Hood Station experience over lunch then spend the remainder of the day relaxing in this magnificent setting. (BLD)

Stay: Cobbold Gorge Resort

DAY 11 Cobbold Gorge to Mount Surprise

Travel to Forsayth and join the Savannahlander to Einasleigh. Spend time exploring the Copperfield Gorge and enjoy a light lunch at the old pub. Reboard the Savannahlander and travel to Mount Surprise. Enjoy a relaxing sunset tour at Mount Surprise Station. Stay the next two nights at Bedrock Village, Mount Surprise. (BLD)

Stay: Bedrock Village, Mount Surprise

DAY 12 Mount Surprise

Explore the Undara Lava Tubes. Enjoy dinner before gathering around the campfire with fellow travellers. (BLD)

Stay: Bedrock Village, Mount Surprise

DAY 13 Mount Surprise to Cairns

On the way to Cairns, stop at Woodleigh Station for lunch before continuing on to the Atherton Tableland. Cruise on the enchanting natural Lake Barrine. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight at Rydges Tradewinds, Cairns. (BLD)

Stay: Rydges Tradewinds

DAY 14 Cairns

After breakfast your tour comes to an end. (B)

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