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Wilderness Adventures

Savannah Explorer

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

Trip Highlights

Cobbold Gorge Oasis

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

Lost City of Lorella Springs

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

Lawn Hill Scenic Flight

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 15 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Expert APT tour director and driver
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Map & Itinerary

APT OWA GOCK12 Map 2020
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. Today, be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests during a welcome dinner

Stay: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Daily :
  • Dinner

Travel from Cairns to Woodleigh Station and enjoy lunch amid the surrounds of the Australian bush. Later this afternoon, journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall of Millstream Falls, the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A unique experience awaits tonight at Undara, where you'll stay in restored turn-of-the-century train carriages.

Stay: Undara Experience

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes.


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 a tour of the mysterious caves before enjoying lunch. Later, arrive at Cobbold Gorge.

Stay: Two Nights, Cobbold Gorge Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

An exploration of Cobbold Gorge awaits today, hidden within a rugged sandstone formation. A jewel in the Gulf Savannah, learn about its ancient geological formations. This afternoon, join your guide for a boat cruise and tour. As your boat meanders through the narrow waterways of the gorge, be sure to keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise in Karumba and indulge in a selection of local king prawns as you take in the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.


Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre, home to an array of heritage items and sculptures. Continue to Karumba and end your day with a special Signature Experience.

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, where you'll see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian-era railway station. Stop at Leichhardt Falls and Camp 119, before heading off-road into Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Once covered in tropical rainforest and dotted with freshwater pools, the landscape of Boodjamulla has eroded over millions of years, leaving behind deep gorges and rugged escarpments.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a guided tour around the desert oasis of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, set out on a cruise through Lawn Hill Gorge, awash with emerald waters, lush vegetation and native wildlife. Home to over 80 species of birds, the gorge has been named as one of the top 10 bird watching spots in Australia. Continue cruising along tranquil Lawn Hill Creek before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


After a Signature Experience, continue to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a sprawling one-million-acre working cattle station. The landscape here is incredibly diverse, ranging from open savannah and dense forest to coastal floodplains, salt flats and mangroves.

Stay: Two Nights, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take to the skies on a helicopter flight over the Lost City, made up of incredible sandstone formations. Said to be more than 500 million years old, the unique formations of the Lost City resemble the ruins of an ancient city, with a maze of narrow alleys.


This morning has been set aside for you to explore the natural surrounds of Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Join your guide for a scenic walk through a number of the park's trails and perhaps go for a dip in one of the waterholes or thermal springs. 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. Continue to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you might like to take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, said to have healing properties. Afterwards, head to Mataranka for dinner.

Stay: Mataranka, Territory Manor

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, visit the poignant 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, toast the end of your journey during a 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.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Best Located Accommodation

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

Dedicated Two-Person Crew

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

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home