Gulf Savannah Wanderer

Explore spectacular Gulf Country! Take the Savannahlander train into cattle country, see historic Normanton, enjoy a Gulf of Carpentaria sunset cruise and explore Burke and Wills’ infamous Camp #119.

Members from: $3,869 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,950 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $4,760

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Quality accommodation

  • Travel by air conditioned 4WD vehicle

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria


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.

Please note: As this holiday departs at 6.30am, accommodation you will need to pre-book for the previous night.

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 and 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, two nights
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.

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

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Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for five or more adults are available. Rail prices are subject to change from time to time. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations.