Savannah Way – Kununurra to Cairns

Tue 02 July to Mon 15 July 2024 (14 days) 
Seniors $5,490 Adults $5,540 S/Supp $1,250 

Australia’s adventure drive from Kununurra to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland via the natural wonders of Australia’s tropical savannahs and the Northern Territory’s Top End.


Day 1

Arrive in Kununurra , where you are met by your Aussie Redback team. We take in the sights, visiting the diversion dam, Ivanhoe Crossing and beautiful Mirima National Park before arriving at our accommodation, our home for two nights. (D)


Day 2

We start the day with a relaxing and informative cruise on the Ord River, spotting crocodiles and birdlife before reaching the dam wall, which holds back the equivalent of 21 Sydney Harbour waters. We’ll visit the historic Durack Homestead then later there’s time to relax around the pool back at our accommodation. Oh, this is the life! (B)


Day 3

Leaving Kununurra, we travel the Victoria Hwy to the Northern Territory, passing through stunning scenery around the Victoria River system, before we reach Timber Creek, our stop for the night. (B,D)


Day 4

We continue to Katherine today, enjoying colourful scenery, grassy plains, boab trees, majestic gorges, and abundant wildlife on the way. At Katherine we’ll take a refreshing dip in the thermal hot springs on the banks of the Katherine River before checking in to our accommodation. (B,D)


Day 5

This morning we take a breakfast cruise at the Nitmiluk National Park, where you’ll be drawn to the majestic beauty and sheer size of the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge. The colours of the early morning awaken as you emerge into the first gorge. See the mist rising above the smooth water’s surface, hear the wildlife stirring from the night and breathe the crisp clean air,  a truly memorable start to the day and a photographer’s dream.  Later we travel to the famous Mataranka thermal pools. (B)


Day 6

We travel to Elsie Station cemetery this morning for a look at our pioneering past, then on to historic Daly Waters Pub. In the past the pub has witnessed murders, shoot outs in the street, and cattle stampeding through town!  Later we have an afternoon stop at Newcastle Waters, a historic Station in the Barkly Tablelands, then continue on to Tennant Creek. (B,D)


Day 7

We travel on to the Barkly Homestead, then head to Camooweal over the Qld border, to enjoy a tour at the Drovers Camp Heritage Centre. This is also our stop for the evening. (B)


Day 8

We travel to Mt Isa and Cloncurry, visiting Mt Isa’s picturesque Lake Moondarra on the way. In Cloncurry we visit the John Flynn museum and Mary Kathleen Memorial Park .   Then on to our accommodation. (B,D)


Day 9

Onwards to Normanton today, stopping briefly at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse. We arrive in Normanton early afternoon, check in to our accommodation, then later we travel to Karumba for fish and chips sunset dinner. (B,D)


Day 10

On to Forsayth today. In the afternoon you will experience a wonderful cruise on Cobbold Gorge, Queensland’s youngest gorge in the heart of the outback, with its beginnings some 1700 million years ago! (B,D)


Day 11

Today we visit Georgetown, surrounded by beef cattle country and some of the best gemstone areas in Queensland, before arriving in Mt Surprise, our stop for the night. (B,D)


Day 12

We start the day with a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes, which were created when the Undara Volcano erupted over 190,000 years ago. In the afternoon we continue to Cairns. (B)


Day 13

This morning we take a scenic train ride to Kuranda, a village in the rain forest. There will be time to shop and explore, then you will have the opportunity to descend the mountain in the purpose-built cable car (own expense) where you will be met by your crew. Free time in Cairns later in the day. (B,D)


Day 14

We’ll visit the Cairns Botanical Gardens this morning (time permitting) before you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Flts Perth – Kununurra / Cairns to Perth

Ord River

Lake Argyle

Katherine hot springs

Nitmiluk National Park cruise


Daly Waters pub



John Flynn museum



Cobbold Gorge cruise


Undara Lava Caves

Mt Surprise

Kuranda train

Motel accommodation

Meals as specified on itinerary

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