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17 Day Savannah Way, Cairns to Broome

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Savannah Way – Cairns to Broome Tour Package

Inclusions

  • Airfares to Cairns & from Broome
  • Cobbold Gorge Cruise
  • Tunnel Creek
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools
  • Bungle Bungle Range
  • Ord River Cruise
  • Lake Argyle Cruise
  • Leichhardt Falls
  • Camping & Motel Accommodation
  • 15 evening meals, 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches.

State

Northern Territory, Queensland, and Western Australia
North West and Western Australia

Accommodation

13 nights camping
3 night motel

Departure Dates

14 July 2018

Price List

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Departure from Perth

Senior

$4,490

Adult

$4,550

Land Only

$3,890

Departure from Melbourne

Senior

$4,790

Adult

$4,850

Land Only

$3,890

Departure from Sydney

Senior

$4,790

Adult

$4,850

Land Only

$3,890

Departure from Adelaide

Senior

$4,790

Adult

$4,850

Land Only

$3,890

Departure from Brisbane

Senior

$4,690

Adult

$4,750

Land Only

$3,890

Departure from Hobart

Senior

$0

Adult

$0

Land Only

$0

Single Accomodation

$350

Single Tent Only

$80

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Itinerary Details

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ACCOMMODATION

MEALS

Day 1

(PD, Motel) We fly to Cairns where we are met by the coach and transferred to our motel. Note: Flights arriving after 6pm will have snack evening meal provided in the room.

Day 2

(CB, Motel) Crossing the Barron River and climbing the ranges to the beautiful rain forest town of Kuranda. With an option to return to Cairns on the Scenic Railway. A free evening to enjoy Cairns City. Note: Scenic Railway not included, approx $50.

Day 3

CB, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Leaving the East Coast we chase the sun up onto the Atherton Tablelands and along the Kennedy Highway. From Gorgetown we divert south to Forsayth and on to Cobbold Gorge.

Day 4

(CAB, PL, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) We spend the day relaxing around this stunning outback Queensland setting including a cruise on the narrow gorge with 30m high walls. Note Gorge Cruise included.

Day 5

(CAB, PL, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Having fallen in love with the gorge and the camp on the Robertson River we return to Georgetown then via Croyden to Normanton where we settle in.

Day 6

(CAB, PD, Tent in CVan Park) Morning around Normanton including a look at the historic Railway Station in the afternoon we head up to Karumba to view the Gulf of Carpentaria from the East side and have a picnic dinner.

Day 7

(CAB, PL, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) On the banks of the Little Bynoe River we are standing at the Burke & Wills Camp #119, the most Northerly camp of the ill-fated 1860 expedition overland from Melbourne. Stopping in at Leichhardt Falls on the Leichhardt River before reaching Burketown, once named “The Plains of Promise” by Captain Stokes in 1841.

Day 8

(CAB, PL, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Continuing along the dirt road and entering the Northern Territory crossing a number of seasonal rivers that drain the summer rains from the Barkley Tableland; the Calvert, Robinson, Foelsche, & Wearyan before up to Borroloola on the McArthur River.

Day 9

(CAB, PL, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Back on the dirt, heading north through the Limmen National Park and the Tawallah Range to Reach the Roper River.

Day 10

(CAB, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Through beautiful country along the Roper Highway to the thermal pools of Mataranka. Up the Stuart Highway to Katherine, the hub of the massive Northern Territory cattle industry.

Day 11

(CAB, PL, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Into the Western NT as we cross the Ghan Railway to join the Victoria River and visit the Gregory Tree on the banks of the river just out of Timber Creek. On reaching Western Australia we pass through the Quarantine Checkpoint to Kununurra for two nights.

Day 12

(CAB, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Out to Lake Argyle and a cruise on this massive expanse of fresh water. In the afternoon we cruise from the bottom of Lake Argyle dam wall to Kununurra on the Ord River, viewing the inspiring sheer rock faces of the Carr Boyd Ranges enjoying the diversity of wildlife in the air, water and on land. Note: Ord River and Lake Argyle Cruise included.

Day 13

(CAB, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) The Ord Irrigation area has over 400km2 of possible irrigated lands, we take a drive through a small section of the 117km2 currently under irrigation, south alongside the western side of the Carr Boyd Ranges and through Warmun to camp on the Spring Creek Track.

Day 14

(CAB, PL, CAD Tent in CVan Park) Heading into the Bungle Bungle Range exploring Cathedral Gorge and the Domes Walk. The structures in the Purnululu National Park are breath taking, the effects of erosion can be seen from small pools to massive gorges. Returning along the Spring Creek Track through Mabel Downs Station to camp.

Day 15

(CAB, CAD, Tent in CVan Park) Optional helicopter flight over the Bungles in the morning before moving to Halls Creek where on Christmas Day 1885 Charlie Hall unearthed a 870g gold nugget triggering 15,000 people to flock to the area. Crossing the Fitzroy River we make our way to Windjana Gorge formed by the Lennard River having eroded away a three kilometre section of the Napier Range, now inhabited by many crocodiles and birds. Note: Helicopter flight not included, approx $180

Day 16

(CAB, MD, Motel) Morning visit to Tunnel Creek, the 1897 hide out of rogue Aboriginal tracker Jandamarra. The tunnel is 750 metres long and up to 12 metres high in sections. Rounding off the journey across the Savannah of Australia we visit Derby on King Sound and reach Broome for our final night.

Day 17

(FB) A morning tour of Broome including Gantheume Point, the Port and Chinatown with time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere before our homeward flights.

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