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Gulf Savannah Discovery by 4WD

Cairns Return

Trip Code: GTOCK8
8 Days
22 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Travel aboard a custom-designed 4WD vehicle with a maximum of just 20 guests
  • The services of an expert Travelmarvel Driver Guide
  • 22 meals – 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sunset dinner cruise in Karumba
  • Delight in an excursion on a historic railmotor
  • Enjoy a boat cruise and tour of Cobbold Gorge
  • Join an Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change
  • *RM60 railmotor excursion may not be available on all departure dates. If unavailable, an alternative rail excursion will be substituted at no additional cost. Enquire for details
  • Prices include transfers as per the itinerary
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included (unless specified)
  • Prices include airport transfers
Queensland Map 2023 GTOCK8
Cairns Return

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Leave Cairns early this morning and head to Atherton Tablelands. The first stop is to visit the Malanda Falls Visitor Centre, an environmental education centre with interpretive interactive displays on the unique Tableland volcanic region, as well as the connection to country of the local Ndgaonji people. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to choose from a self-guided walk, seeing the rare Lumholtz’s Tree kangaroo, or going swimming.

Stay: Malanda Lodge

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  • Dinner

Discover the unique Talaroo Hot Springs, where water emerges from underground at up to a scorching 68 degrees Celsius, flowing into steaming pools and terraces which support an ecosystem of aquatic animals and planets found nowhere else in the world. The water that rises to the surface fell as rain an astonishing 20,000 years ago in the nearby Newcastle ranges. Later, you head to Georgetown and visit the TerrEstrial Centre, which houses the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, which brings together 4,500 mineral specimens from Australia and around the world.

Stay: Georgetown, Latara Motel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Relaxing on the decking at Talaroo Hot Springs, Queensland

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Head out on a scenic cruise, and learn more about the town of Karumba, its history and the business of livestock exporting. Cruise out into the Gulf of Carpentaria to Sand Island, where you will enjoy a seafood dinner as the sun sets.


Head to Croydon, where you will enjoy lunch at Lake Belmore. Continue to Karumba, where you will be treated to an Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Karumba, Ash’s Holiday Units

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, you can choose to join a nature cruise which will see you venture out onto the Gulf to see crocodiles and crabs, as well as do a spot of bird watching and feeding. In the afternoon, visit the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre to learn all about this iconic fish. The centre is the only hatchery in the world to breed the Southern Gulf strain of barramundi.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a fascinating 40-minute excursion aboard RM60*, a vintage railmotor that dates from 1931. This lovingly restored vehicle offers a chance to experience the charm of rail travel from a bygone era. While it was built in 1931, RM60 only ran on the passenger service between Normanton and Croydon from 1960-64.


Visit Normanton Station, and enjoy a self-guided heritage walk around the station precinct and museum. Built in 1889, the station is a treasure trove of history and architecture. Explore the vintage locomotives, carriages, heritage-listed buildings and gardens, then climb aboard RM60 for your Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights: Forsayth, Goldfields Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
RM60, a vintage railmotor departing the station

Today, you explore rugged Cobbold Gorge, located on a private property amid a maze of sandstone formations. Learn about the mighty geological processes that formed the gorge, and in the afternoon, join a guided boat cruise. As your boat negotiates the narrow waterways between sheer rock walls, be on the lookout for freshwater crocodiles.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes. Join a local guide and walk through sections of the underground tunnels formed during an ancient volcanic eruption.


Discover the amazing 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, once described by Sir David Attenborough as the eighth wonder of the modern word.

Stay: Mount Surprise, Bedrock Village

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On your return to Cairns, stop for lunch at Woodleigh Station, with its quintessential Australian bush location. Your journey ends on your arrival in Cairns.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.