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Wilderness Adventures

Savannah Explorer

12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GOCK12
  • Remote Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Lost City of Lorella Springs

Board a helicopter flight over the Lost City at Lorella Springs, to see the incredible sandstone formations.

Cobbold Gorge Oasis

Deep in the heart of the Savannah region cruise down the narrow sandstone walls of Cobbold Gorge.

Lawn Hill Scenic Flight

Take an unforgettable scenic flight over Boodjamulla National Park for impressive views of Lawn Hill Gorge.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in up to 15 locations
  • Expert two person crew - Driver-Guide and Tour Director
  • Small group with a maximum of 20 guests
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
  • All meals, national park fees and airport transfers

Map & Itinerary

Queensland Map GOCK12 2019

Cairns to Darwin

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Your journey begins today as you are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests, Tour Director and Driver-Guide during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today, travel from Cairns to Herberton and onwards to Ravenshoe, which is located 920 metres above sea level at the top of the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy lunch at Woodleigh Station, which is located within the surrounds of the quintessential Australian bush. Later this afternoon, journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall, Millstream Falls before arriving at Undara. Tonight, enjoy the unique experience of staying in beautifully restored train carriages at Undara.

Stay: Undara Experience

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a bush breakfast this morning, discover the site of the 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, a series of underground tunnels formed during a volcanic eruption in the region. Join a Savannah Guide for an informative tour before enjoying lunch and continuing to Cobbold Gorge.

Stay: Two Nights, Cobbold Gorge Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Discover Cobbold Gorge, hidden away within a spectacularly rugged sandstone formation. This afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise and tour through these narrow waterways as a guide points out the geological features of this incredible natural wonder. Remember to keep watch for the freshwater crocodiles.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Kuramba, end your day with a magical sunset cruise. Enjoy a selection of local king prawns as you capture sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon, the heritage capital of the Gulf Country and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre. Continue to the coastal town of Karumba.

Stay: Karumba, End Of The Road Motel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel along the iconic Savannah Way towards Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park.


Journey to Normanton, then see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian era railway station. Stop at Leichhardt Falls and Camp 119, the most northerly camp of the Burke and Wills expedition before heading off-road into Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Later, arrive at Adels Grove.

Stay: Two Nights, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Adels Grove

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a guided morning tour around the desert oasis of Boodjamulla Lawn Hill National Park, take a cruise through the breathtaking Lawn Hill Gorge, awash with emerald waters, lush vegetation and native wildlife. Continue cruising along tranquil Lawn Hill Creek before disembarking and enjoying the remainder of the day at leisure to further immerse yourself in these stunning surrounds.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board a scenic flight from Adels Grove and take in the breathtaking landscapes over Leichhardt Country and Boodjamulla Lawn Hill National Park.


Experience one of the major highlights of your adventure today. Upon arrival at Borroloola after your scenic flight, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, an awe-inspiring one-million-acre working cattle station.

Stay: Two Nights, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a highlight of your trip as you take an included helicopter flight over the Lost City, made up of incredible sandstone formations.


Follow your guide today, who will lead you along a picturesque walk through a number of trails. You’ll also be able to enjoy swims in the waterholes and relax in the thermal springs along the way. This evening, watch the sunset over the property before enjoying dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, learn about the mystery that surrounds the death of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared with his exploration party in 1848. In the remote town of Roper Bar, see the monument commemorating the centenary of Leichhardt’s crossing of the Roper River before enjoying a cruise along the water. Travel to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you can take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, which are said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Afterwards, head to Mataranka.

Stay: Mataranka, Territory Manor

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, visit the poignant and beautifully maintained war cemetery at Adelaide River, then continue to the falls at Litchfield National Park, set amongst a monsoon forest. Enjoy a swim after lunch before returning to Darwin. This evening, savour a delicious Farewell Dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Hilton Darwin

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your adventure draws to a close after a final breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

Our specially engineered vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.

Best accommodation around

At the end of each day's exploration, stay in each region's best accommodation.

Dedicated Two-Person Crew

Throughout your Outback Wilderness Adventure, enjoy the expertise of a Tour Director and Driver-Guide.

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.