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Gulf Savannah Discovery by 4WD


Cairns Return
8 days. 22 meals. Delve deep into the Gulf Savannah region of north Queensland by 4WD. Visit Talaroo Hot Springs and take a sunset cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Visit Normanton Station, cCruise through rugged Cobbold Gorge, and explore the unique and mysterious Undara Lava Tubes.?

Trip notes
  • Prices include airport transfers
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included (unless specified)
  • Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers as per the itinerary

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Tour Provider Travel Marvel
Number Of Days
Price From
Start Location
Malanda, Australia
End Location
Cairns, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
10 to 45
Tour Style
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Expand all
Day 1 - Cairns, Malanda
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.
Day 2 - Mount Surprise, Georgetown
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.
Day 3 - Croydon, Karumba
Head to Croydon, where you will enjoy lunch at Lake Belmore. Continue to Karumba, where you will be treated to an Insider Experience.
Day 4 - Karumba
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 (additional charges). 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.
Day 5 - Normanton, Forsayth
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.
Day 6 - Cobbold Gorge
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.
Day 7 - Undara, Mount Surprise
Discover the amazing 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, once described by Sir David Attenborough as the eighth wonder of the modern word.
Day 8 - Cairns
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.
Inclusions Expand
  • 7 nights premium 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
  • Discover the unique Talaroo Hot Springs
  • Sunset dinner cruise in Karumba
  • Enjoy a boat cruise and tour of Cobbold Gorge
  • Join an Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes
Departure Dates & Prices Expand
Start End Availability Price
03 May 2023 10 May 2023 Available $3,995
23 May 2023 30 May 2023 Available $3,995
01 Jun 2023 08 Jun 2023 Available $3,995
12 Jun 2023 19 Jun 2023 Available $3,995
02 Jul 2023 09 Jul 2023 Available $3,995
13 Jul 2023 20 Jul 2023 Available $3,995
23 Jul 2023 30 Jul 2023 Available $3,995
15 Aug 2023 22 Aug 2023 Available $3,995
25 Aug 2023 01 Sep 2023 Available $3,995
05 Sep 2023 12 Sep 2023 Available $3,995

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