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12 Day - Savannah Explorer Tour

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Package Details


From $6,999* pp

Tour Provider: APT
Region: Australia/NZ/South Pacific
Duration: 12 Days


Day 1. Arrive Cairns

Your journey begins today as you are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests, Tour Director and Driver-Guide during a Welcome Dinner. Today, be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests during a welcome dinner Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns Meals: Dinner

Day 2. Woodleigh Station, Millstream Falls, Undara

Travel from Cairns to Woodleigh Station and enjoy lunch amid the surrounds of the Australian bush. Later this afternoon, journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall of Millstream Falls, the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A unique experience awaits tonight at Undara, where you'll stay in restored turn-of-the-century train carriages. Accommodation: Undara Experience Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3. Undara, Cobbold Gorge

After a bush breakfast this morning, discover the site of the 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, a series of underground tunnels formed during a volcanic eruption in the region. Join a savannah guide for a tour of the mysterious caves before enjoying lunch. Later, arrive at Cobbold Gorge. Accommodation: Two Nights, Cobbold Gorge Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4. Cobbold Gorge

An exploration of Cobbold Gorge awaits today, hidden within a rugged sandstone formation. A jewel in the Gulf Savannah, learn about its ancient geological formations. This afternoon, join your guide for a boat cruise and tour. As your boat meanders through the narrow waterways of the gorge, be sure to keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5. Croydon, Karumba

Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre, home to an array of heritage items and sculptures. Continue to Karumba and end your day with a special Signature Experience. Accommodation: Karumba, End Of The Road Motel or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6. Karumba, Normanton, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Journey to Normanton, where you'll see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian-era railway station. Stop at Leichhardt Falls and Camp 119, before heading off-road into Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Once covered in tropical rainforest and dotted with freshwater pools, the landscape of Boodjamulla has eroded over millions of years, leaving behind deep gorges and rugged escarpments. Accommodation: Two Nights, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Adels Grove Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7. Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

After a guided tour around the desert oasis of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, set out on a cruise through Lawn Hill Gorge, awash with emerald waters, lush vegetation and native wildlife. Home to over 80 species of birds, the gorge has been named as one of the top 10 bird watching spots in Australia. Continue cruising along tranquil Lawn Hill Creek before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8. Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

After a Signature Experience, continue to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a sprawling one-million-acre working cattle station. The landscape here is incredibly diverse, ranging from open savannah and dense forest to coastal floodplains, salt flats and mangroves. Accommodation: Two Nights, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9. Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Lost City

This morning has been set aside for you to explore the natural surrounds of Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Join your guide for a scenic walk through a number of the park's trails and perhaps go for a dip in one of the waterholes or thermal springs. This evening, watch the sunset over the property before enjoying dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10. Roper River, Mataranka

Today, learn about the mystery that surrounds the death of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared with his exploration party in 1848. In the remote town of Roper Bar, see the monument commemorating the centenary of Leichhardt’s crossing of the Roper River before enjoying a cruise along the water. Continue to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you might like to take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, said to have healing properties. Afterwards, head to Mataranka for dinner. Accommodation: Mataranka, Territory Manor Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11. Adelaide River, Litchfield National Park, Darwin

After breakfast this morning, visit the poignant war cemetery at Adelaide River, then continue to the falls at Litchfield National Park, set amongst a monsoon forest. Enjoy a swim after lunch before returning to Darwin. This evening, toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner at your hotel. Accommodation: Hilton Darwin Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12. Depart Darwin

Your adventure draws to a close after a final breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Meals: Breakfast


Travel along the iconic Savannah Way to the Top End as you explore pioneering towns and sprawling national parks. Watch sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria and embark on scenic flights over Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park and the Lost City.

Your Guided Holiday includes:

  • 11 nights in the regions best located accommodation
  • Experiences in 15 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Expert APT tour director and driver
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Prices is based on:

17-27 June 2020 Cairns to Darwin

02-13 July 2020  Darwin to Cairns

Tour Highlights

Cobbold Gorge Oasis

  • Deep in the heart of the Savannah region, cruise down the narrow sandstone walls of Cobbold Gorge.

Lost City Of Lorella Springs

  • Board a helicopter flight over the Lost City at Lorella Springs, to see the incredible sandstone formations.

Lawn Hill Scenic Flight

  • Take an unforgettable scenic flight over Boodjamulla National Park for impressive views of Lawn Hill Gorge.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 28 January 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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