N. QLD Savannah Way

N. QLD Savannah Way

Escape to the outback and venture across alluring landscapes

12 Days

16 – 27 August 2020

From $4,989*

Grab a fellow explorer and set out on a great adventure! Journey into the Queensland Outback and be mesmerised by the seamlessly endless landscapes that trace along the horizons. Spend days uncovering strong pioneering history, fossil rich lands and the industrious communities that call this remarkable place home!

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12 days
Share/Double $4989.00 p/p
Single $5899.00
Deposit $750

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome To Townsville - Sunday 16 August

Greeting our fellow travellers, we meet our coach captain at the airport and head to our hotel for a good night’s rest, for tomorrow we set out to uncover the far-reaching landscapes and welcoming communities of the Queensland Outback.

1 night The Ville Resort Casino | 07 4722 2333
Dinner at the hotel

Day 2: Charter Towers and its History - Monday 17 August

We depart Townsville this morning with anticipation for the outback journey ahead. Making great time we arrive at the gold struck town of Charters Towers. Upon arrival, experience a personalised city tour as our knowledgeable local uncovers many significant sites and facts about the glittering town’s history. With time to enjoy lunch at the Enterprise Hotel, we then head out to explore Venus Gold Battery, here our guide offers an insight into the amazing gold rush era! Then with a touch of gold fever, we arrive at our hotel for dinner and a good nights rest, for tomorrow we head to the plains of the Longhorns!

1 night Park Motel | 07 4787 1022
Breakfast and dinner at motel | lunch at Enterprise Hotel

Day 3: Wagons, Damper & Texas Longhorns! - Tuesday 18 August

Have your cowboy hat on as we head to the legendary Texas Longhorns! Enjoy a camp oven cooked damper and billie tea served from the genuine cowboy chuck wagon before touring the custom saddle shop. Uncover the history of this iconic and magnificent breed of cattle whilst enjoying yarns with your hosts and friends. After a special our cowboy adventure, it is now time to hang up our boots and travel back to the modern day as we continue on to Richmond.

1 night Ammonite Inn Motel | 07 4741 3932
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris

Day 4: Flying Doctors to Dinosaurs - Wednesday 19 August

Stepping back a million years this morning, our guide from the Kronosaurus Korner Complex will lead us on a prehistoric journey through the numerous displays that showcase the fossils found in the once known Cretaceous Inland Sea. Afterwards we find ourselves watching the seamless horizon of the outback roll by, as we travel across this great land. Stopping at Cloncurry to enjoy lunch we then John Flynns Place. Uncover the story of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and John Flynn’s vision to create a Mantle of Safety for the people of the outback. Once again, we are on the move, journeying to Mount Isa where we finish a wonderful day crossing the vast outback in time for dinner.

2 nights Ibis Styles Mount Isa | 07 4743 3024
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | picnic lunch provided

Day 5: Outback Town Discovery - Thursday 20 August

Good morning travellers! After yesterday journey to Mount Isa, it is only fitting that we spend the day getting to know this lively outback town at the Outback at Isa Complex. Head underground on the thrilling Hard Times Mine Tour, letting our guide light the way as we descend to the tunnels in the Alamac cage. Wearing protective clothing, including a miner’s cap and lamp, our guide will offer a real insight into a miner’s life underground. Back on top soil you are treated to a ‘one-stop shop’ offering exciting and diverse activities, from the fascinating Laboratory Tours at the Riversleigh Fossil Centre, to the inspiring gallery exhibits inside the Isa Experience. After a wonderful day unveiling Mount Isa secrets, there will be plenty to chat about over dinner.

Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at the Outback as Isa Complex

Day 6: Karumba - Friday 21 August

We farewell Lawn Hill National Park early this morning to begin our travel day to the coast. Keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way, we take in the expanse of this rarely seen and unique part of the Australian outback before arriving into Karumba for dinner. Tonight, we dine at the Sunset Tavern, a wonderful spot to enjoy dinner while chatting amongst ourselves about the adventure we’ve had thus far!

2 nights End of the Road Motel | 07 4745 9599
Breakfast and dinner at motel | picnic lunch included

Day 7: Exploring Karumba - Saturday 22 August

A relaxed morning today before visiting the Barramundi Discovery Centre. Enjoying morning tea here, you’ll then meet your guide who will unveil the life cycle of Barramundi. Be wowed by the diverse range of leather products made from barramundi, sea snake and much more. Take an opportunity to taste some of the ‘swimming locals’ at Ash’s @ the Point Café before returning to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure before a very special evening. Make sure you have packed your camera, as you board the Crab & Croc Cruise. Watch the sky turn into fire upon the reflective waters, while sipping on a glass of wine with nibbles. Returning to the hotel for a light dinner before a good night’s rest.

Breakfast and dinner at motel | lunch at Ash’s @ the Point Café

Day 8: Travelling Vast Lands to Natural Wonders - Sunday 23 August

We’ll be refreshed and ready for our journey today, travelling across the arid lands we keep an eye out for wildlife as we chat to one another about our adventures to come. Making a stop at Croydon for our lunch, we then head deep into the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland and discover a hidden outback oasis – Cobbold Gorge! After a day of travel, we relax and enjoy dinner before settling for the evening.

2 nights Cobbold Gorge Camping Village | 07 4062 5470
Breakfast and dinner at motel | lunch at the Croydon Hotel

Day 9: Exploring Cobbold Gorge - Monday 24 August

Today we immerse ourselves in the natural wonder of this truly unique part of the outback and explore the remarkable Cobbold Gorge. Set within rugged sandstone formations, we grasp the uniqueness of the narrow gorge with its majestic and sheer walls aboard a custom-made, electric powered boat. Gliding along in almost eerie silence, you’ll find yourself keeping an eye out for the resident freshwater crocodiles. This will be an unforgettable highlight of your trip! We return to the Village for lunch before our next adventure. Ever wondered about life on a working cattle station? There is no better opportunity to get a taste of outback Queensland than from an insider’s view of Robin Hood Station. After a special day exploring this truly unique part of the Australia we retire to our rooms before dinner.

Breakfast and dinner at motel | lunch at Cobbold Gorge Camping Village

Day 10: Mount Suprise - Tuesday 25 August

This early morning, we farewell Cobbold Gorge and head to the Undara National Park. Arriving at the Lava Lodge, set in pristine tropical Savannah woodlands, we enjoy lunch and time to settle in before our afternoon tour. Out on a personal Archway Explorer Tour, your Savannah Guide draws your attention to interesting environmental, geological and historical features before reaching the Lava Tubes. Formed over a million years ago, they are oldest standing and best-preserved  system found anywhere in the world. We then return for dinner and a well deserve rest.

1 night Undara Lava Lodge | 07 4097 1940
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at motel

Day 11: Arid Outback to Lush Rainforests - Wednesday 26 August

Today is our final full day on tour, to which we shall end our adventure across this great land by witnessing some wonderfully green scenery. Enjoying comfort stops along the way we head straight to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Be amazed by the spectacular tropical rainforest from the unique viewing perspective of the gondolas. After an amazing ride across the rooftop of the rainforest we cross to the tropical plant cladded Kuranda Station and begin a Scenic Railway journey back to down through the dense lush rainforest of the magnificent Barron Falls National Park. Arriving into freshwater station, we travel to Cairns feeling rejuvenated after such an invigorating day up in the canopies of rainforests.

1 night Ibis Styles, Cairns | 07 4051 5733
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at own arrangements

Day 12: Homeward Bound - Thursday 27 August

What an astounding Queensland Outback Adventure experienced over the past 13 days! You have achieved a remarkable feat traveling this vast yet rewarding countryside, spending your days discovering spectacular gorges and with their picturesque waterfalls. Uncovering unique pioneering history, fossil rich lands and meeting the industrious locals who call this place home. You will now board your flight and arrive home with many everlasting memories to chat about with your loved ones.

Breakfast at hotel

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days of some attractions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.

Tour Inclusions

  • 11 night’s motel accommodation
  • 11 cooked motel breakfasts
  • 10 motel dinners and 1 included dinner
  • 9 included lunches

Accommodation

  • Townsville | The Ville Resort Casino
  • Charters Towers | Park Motel
  • Richmond | Ammonite Inn Motel
  • Mount Isa | Ibis Styles Mt Isa
  • Karumba | End of The Road Motel
  • Cobbold Gorge | Cobbold Gorge Camping Village
  • Mount Surprise | Undara Lava Lodge
  • Cairns | Ibis Styles Cairns

Included Meals & Tours

  • Charters Towers | Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre town tour – step on guide
  • Charters Towers | Enterprise Hotel lunch incl. tea and coffee
  • Charters Towers | Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre tour of Venus Gold Battery
  • Charters Towers | Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris Incl. Texas Longhorn Tour, chuck wagon smoko, saddle shop & cattle yard tour, entertainment & lunch
  • Richmond | Ammonite Inn Motel packed lunch
  • Richmond | Kronosaurus Korner entry and guided museum tour
  • Cloncurry | John Flynns Place entry
  • Mount Isa | Outback at Isa Underground Mine Tour, Isa Experience & Riversleigh
  • Mount Isa | Outback at Isa light lunch incl. tea and coffee
  • Mount Isa | Ibis Styles Mt Isa packed lunch
  • Karumba | Sunset Tavern dinner
  • Karumba | Barramundi Discovery Centre guided tour, talk and tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Karumba | Ash’s Café lunch incl. tea and coffee
  • Karumba | Croc & Crab Tours sunset tour
  • Croydon | Croydon Club Hotel lunch incl. tea and coffee
  • Cobbold Gorge | Cobbold Explorer Tour Incl. Gorge Tour and Station Tour
  • Cobbold Gorge | Cobbold Gorge Camping Village buffet lunch at Village restaurant
  • Mount Surprise | Undara Lava Lodge In-house lunch
  • Mount Surprise | Undara Lava Lodge Archway Explorer
  • Cairns | Skyrail Rainforest Cableway one-way Skyrail Experience and one-way Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Airfare Brisbane to Townsville
  • Return Airfare Cairns to Brisbane
  • Coach Transfer from / to Sunshine Coast

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