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Central West, Gulf & Savannah Safari

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco
Indigenous experience
Cultural

Tour summary

Traverse the state of Queensland through Roma, Barcaldine, Emerald, Longreach, and Cloncurry to the Gulf of Carpenteria to experience an epic Gulf sunset and Sand Island dinner. See the outback come to life, learn about the heritage of mining, discover the indigenous culture, and ride the legendary Gulflander train as touring heads through Cobbold Gorge and Undara to tropical Cairns on this journey showcasing the best of Queensland.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Cairns Airport
Tour duration:
15
days
Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
Departure dates:

9 May 2022 23 May 2022 6 June 2022 20 June 2022 4 July 2022 18 July 2022

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Request a booking
Central West, Gulf & Savannah Safari

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
7499
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
8950
pp
Deposit:
$1000 per person
Sole Use:
Plus $1451 on Twin Share Price
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20 Per Person Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 16 DAY TOUR)

  • One way economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 1 x additional night bed & breakfast, pre-tour at Meriton Suites Brisbane
  • One way Airtrain ticket ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Roma Street Station

Plus $499pp Twin Share, Plus $590 Sole Use

Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

DEPOSIT

$1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. Please refer to Fun Over Fifty website for COVID-19 travel updates and latest Terms & Conditions.

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Toowoomba; Chinchilla
  • 1 night Roma
  • Tambo Teddies
  • 1 night Barcaldine
  • Desert Dreaming dinner and tribal dance
  • Connecting to Country experience
  • 3 nights Longreach
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Outback Stockman’s live show
  • Qantas Founders Museum & Airpark Tour
  • Thomson River sunset cruise followed by camp oven specialty dinner and show
  • Camden Park Station tour with sundowners and specialty dinner
  • The Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton
  • Walkabout Creek Hotel
  • 2 nights Cloncurry
  • John Flynn Place; Mount Isa Mine tour
  • Burke & Wills Roadhouse
  • 2 nights Karumba
  • Barramundi Discovery Centre
  • Sand Island sunset dinner cruise
  • Gulflander rail journey
  • Ted Elliott Mineral Collection
  • 2 nights Cobbold Gorge
  • Cobbold Gorge cruise with Savannah guide
  • Scenic Helicopter flight
  • Guided tour of Robin Hood station
  • 1 night Undara Lava Tubes and guided tour
  • 2 nights 5-star in Cairns
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail journey in Heritage Class
  • Kuranda Riverboat cruise; Cairns Skyrail
  • Cairns Aquarium
  • One-way economy class flight ex Cairns to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne
  • 41 meals


Additional information

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
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 & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
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 & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Flight included
Flight included
Cruise
Cruise
Rail
Rail
Scenic helicopter
Scenic helicopter
Cable car
Cable car
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Walking component
Walking component
Eco
Eco
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Cairns Airport

Day

1

Brisbane - Roma

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Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from Brisbane Coach Terminal on Roma Street, we travel through the Lockyer Valley and continue through Dalby and Chinchilla to Roma.

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Roma - Barcaldine

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Food & Wine experience
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Departing Roma we travel via outback country towns enjoying a cuppa enroute to Tambo. Enjoy lunch and time at Tambo Teddies before we continue on to Barcaldine where we bed down for the night. Tonight enjoy a Desert Dreaming Dinner, a night filled with indigenous food, dance and song.

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Barcaldine - Longreach

Indigenous experience
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Following breakfast at the Desert Dreaming Centre, part-take in authentic cultural journey as ancient and contemporary shared histories come alive through the passion of Cheryl Thompson, descendent of the Yiningai people. The Connecting to Country experience offers an insight into traditional tribal body art and its meanings, dot painting and tribal stories. We then make our way to Ilfracombe for lunch at the historic Wellshot Hotel before finishing our day in Longreach.

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Longreach

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Cruise
Cruise
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

At the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame explore five themed galleries and discover outback heritage from indigenous tribes to explorers and stockmen. Enjoy the Stockman’s show and see a live muster and witness the bond between man and animal. Tonight at sunset, cruise down the mighty Thomson River before dining under an outback sky enjoying a camp oven themed dinner & show.

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Longreach

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Discover aviation history at Qantas Founders Outback Museum and hear stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. We visit the historic 1922 Qantas hangar, then take a guided tour of the 747 and 707 jets. The indoor museum’s interactive exhibits illuminate the history and heritage of Qantas airlines. Later this afternoon we make our way out to Camden Park Station to learn about life on the land with the Walker family. See the 100-year-old shearing shed and historical homestead visited by the Queen in 1970. Witness a magical outback sunset with drinks and nibbles followed by dinner.

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Longreach - Cloncurry

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Travelling to Winton we spend time at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation lab in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy lunch and a guided tour taking in the Fossil Laboratory collection room and March of the Titanosaurs exhibition at Dinosaur Canyon. Next we travel through Kynuna and on to the Walkabout Creek Hotel – famous for being recognised as the pub in the Paul Hogan movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’. We finish our day upon our arrival in Cloncurry.

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Cloncurry

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

Travelling west to Mount Isa we get adventurous at the Hard Times Mine, taking a tour with an experienced miner guide. Kitted-out in overalls and cap lamps we descend into the mine to explore the history of mining. On returning to Cloncurry we learn about the RFDS with a visit to John Flynn Place.

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Cloncurry - Karumba

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We travel north to Burke & Wills Roadhouse for a break before continuing onto Normanton for lunch. This afternoon we board the Gulflander to take a scenic journey through the Gulf Savannah Bushland. At Critters Camp we disembark and rejoin the coach and travel through to Karumba. We check-in to the only absolute beachfront motel in the Gulf of Carpentaria and enjoy pre-dinner drinks and nibbles overlooking the Gulf Sunset.

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Karumba

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Cruise
Cruise

Visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre and learn about the live breeding program. This afternoon we take the ultimate Karumba experience aboard the Sand Island sunset dinner cruise. Soak up another sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria feasting on gulf prawns, nibbles, beer, wine and bubbly.

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Karumba - Cobbold Gorge

Local guide
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Heritage
Heritage

This morning we travel to Croydon, taking time to explore the old goldmining heritage. Back on the track, we make our way to Georgetown to visit the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, then depart Georgetown for Cobbold Gorge on Robin Hood Station.

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Cobbold Gorge

Eco
Eco
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Local guide
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Scenic helicopter

Join a guided walk with a Savannah guide who will provide an informative insight to the geology of the rugged sandstone formations. Cross the new glass bridge and take an electric powered boat cruise and glide through the gorge in almost eerie silence. This afternoon we take a thrilling helicopter flight, soaring over the vastness and beauty of the Gulf Savannah region revealing the true scale of the gorge.

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Cobbold Gorge Village
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Cobbold Gorge - Mount Surprise

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Enjoy a guided station tour and experience a working cattle station. Departing Cobbold Gorge we make our way 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.

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Mount Surprise - Cairns

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide
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Walking component
Heritage
Heritage

Join a local Savannah guide for a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes. Formed over 190,000 years ago from violent seismic action and frozen in time, these lava tubes are part of the longest lava flow from a single volcanic crater in modern geological time. Our afternoon takes us through the scenic Atherton Tablelands to Cairns.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns
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Cairns

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Eco experience
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Local guide
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Rail journey
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Boat

Travelling Heritage Class on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, learn about regional history as the train winds through Barron Gorge National Park and wraps around mountain curves for spectacular vistas. On arrival at Kuranda village, we join the Kuranda Riverboat for a 45-minute rainforest river cruise among Kuranda’s wet tropics. Sit back and relax as your guide point out flora and fauna along the Barron River. Enjoy time at the village markets before returning to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, offering an aerial view of the rain forest as you glide above the treetops. Our afternoon takes us on a Twilight Tour of the Cairns Aquarium.

**Lunch is at own expense today.

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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
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Flights Home

Flight included
Flight included

After breakfast enjoy a free morning before being transferred to the airport for return flights home.

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

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Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

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