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itinerary

DAY 1. CAIRNS (D)

Fly Carbon Neutral to Cairns, where we are met and make our way to Kuranda Village for some time to browse the famous markets and enjoy the local produce. Then regroup and board the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Our journey takes us through the ancient rainforests, dramatic gorges, and UNESCO World Heritage listed landscapes of Queensland’s tropical north. A spectacular train journey, running 23 miles passing through an impressive 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges, the railway affords panoramic views of the Barron Gorge National Park. We transfer from Freshwater Station to our accommodation. **Lunch is at your own expense today. 1 Night Stay: Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

DAY 2. GEORGETOWN (B,MT,L,D)

Departing Cairns this morning we board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and travel responsilbly knowing all emissions are 100% offset. We travel via the picturesque Atherton Tablelands arriving at Woodleigh Cattle Station enjoying a cuppa on arrival. We join the Waddell family for a real insight to station life. We take a tour through the original homestead built in 1876 and learn how hard life was for Queensland’s early settlers. Discover the journey the cattle take to get from paddock to plate. Then it’s time to relax with lunch in view of the giant 100 year-old bougainvillea. Back on the road we head to Mount Surprise breaking here for a stretch and refreshments before finishing our day at Georgetown. 1 Night Stay: Latara Motel, Georgetown

DAY 3. KARUMBA (B,L,D)

Departing Georgetown, we break for a morning cuppa on the banks of Croydon’s Lake Belmore. We visit Diehm’s Lookout and the popular True Blue Information Centre before enjoying lunch in Croydon. We continue on, stopping at the ‘Purple Pub’ for a drink with the locals, before making our way to Karumba. 2 Night Stay: End of the Road Motel, Karumba

DAY 4. KARUMBA (B,L,D)

Enjoy an enlightening journey at the Barramundi Discovery Centre, where you’ll delve into the intriguing world of barramundi fish. Later, step aboard a sunset dinner cruise and glide through the Gulf’s pristine waters. As the sun sets, relish Gulf prawns, beer, wine, and bubbly while absorbing the breathtaking Gulf sunset. This magical experience offers both culinary delight and stunning views, making it the perfect culmination of a day filled with discovery and natural beauty in the Gulf region.

DAY 5. GULFLANDER, COBBOLD GORGE (B,L,D)

This morning we travel to Blackbull to board the Gulflander for a scenic rail journey through the Gulf Savannah bushland. We disembark at Croydon, enjoying lunch before continuing on to Georgetown to visit the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, a stunning collection of over 4500 specimens. Our next stop is Forsayth, where we enjoy a drink with the locals before transferring into Cobbold Gorge, one of Far North Queensland’s natural wonders. 2 Night Stay: Cobbold Gorge Village

DAY 6. HELICOPTER FLIGHT, COBBOLD GORGE (B,L,D)

Begin your day with an exhilarating helicopter flight, where you’ll soar above the breathtaking expanse of the Gulf Savannah region. Experience the aw inspiring beauty of this unique landscape from the air. Next, venture across the glass bridge and embark on a serene electric-powered boat cruise through the gorge. Glide in near-silent tranquility, minimising disruptions to the local wildlife. Enjoy a delicious lunch and unwind in the idyllic ambiance of this stunning location. Relax by the infinity pool and soak in the beauty that surrounds you, making the most of this picturesque setting.

DAY 7. MOUNT SURPRISE (B,MT,L,D)

Departing Cobbold Gorge we arrive at Forsayth to join the Savannahlander rail journey to Einasleigh to explore the Copperfield Gorge and enjoy lunch. We continue by train and travel to Mount Surprise, then transfer by coach to Undara Lava Tubes, checking-in to beautifully restored turn of the century railway carriages or pioneer huts. This is a place where we explore natural geological wonders, enjoy the comforts and hospitality of a unique outback setting, and where the local wildlife are abundant, at home in their natural surroundings. 1 Night Stay: Undara Resort,
Mount Surprise

DAY 8. CAIRNS (B,L,D)

Start your day with a distinctive bush breakfast, setting the tone for an exceptional morning. Afterward, team up with a knowledgeable local Savannah guide for a truly unforgettable journey through the Undara Lava Tubes. These ancient lava tubes, created over 190,000 years ago by seismic forces and preserved as natural marvels, are a component of the most extended lava flow ever documented from a single volcanic crater in recent geological history. In the afternoon, your adventure continues as you traverse the picturesque Atherton Tablelands enroute to Cairns, soaking in the scenic beauty of this captivating region.

DAY 9. CAIRNS (B)

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before we are transferred to the airport for our return Carbon Neutral flights home.

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2024
$6150 $6990 13 July – DIAMOND CLASS (SOLD OUT)
  • Non-refundable deposit of $1000pp required to secure your reservation.
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.
  • Flights are arranged to suit the tour group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) – Active/moderate physical activities are included and an above average level of fitness is required. Passengers must be able to:
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings and walk through soft sand
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage
    • This tour is set at an active pace

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return economy class Carbon Neutral flights to Cairns from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • 2 nights staying 5 star in Cairns in Marina View rooms
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail journey in Gold Class
  • Woodleigh Cattle Station tour
  • See the famous Purple Pub and Krys the big croc at Normanton
  • 1 night Georgetown
  • 2 nights Karumba
  • Visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre
  • Magical sunset cruise at Karumba and sand island dinner
  • Take a ride on the the iconic Gulflander rail journey
  • Ted Elliott Mineral Collection
  • 2 nights Cobbold Gorge
  • Glide in silence on a Cobbold Gorge cruise with Savannah guide
  • Scenic Helicopter flight
  • Savannahlander rail journey from Forsayth to Mount Surprise
  • 1 night Undara Resort and Savannah guided Archway Tour of Undara Lava Tubes
  • 23 meals

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