Exclusive! Handle 100-million-year old bones at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Exhibition in a specialised laboratory.
Sunset cruise along the majestic Thomson River.
Enjoy a full day to explore the arresting landscapes of the 30km long Carnarvon Gorge.
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Be met on arrival in Cairns and transferred to your hotel. This evening, a relaxed welcome dinner provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your fellow travellers.
Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The MarinaDaily :
Embark on the Archway Explorer tour through the mysterious Undara Lava Tubes.
Travel to the authentic cattle station of Woodleigh Station for lunch, which has been family-owned for five generations. Continue to Undara Volcanic National Park and set out on a guided discovery of the intriguing lava tubes. The mysterious lava tubes and caves are the result of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred 190,000 years ago. The Undara tubes are some of the longest in the world, and are home to a unique array of native Australian plants and animals.
Stay: Undara ExperienceDaily :
Travel to Karumba and tuck into fresh local prawns as you watch the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Today, set off on the legendary Gulflander Train, originally built to connect the once bustling river port of Normanton with the gold fields of Croydon. This nostalgic rail journey is the perfect way to discover an area rich in pioneering history and heritage. From grasslands and wetlands to barren Savannah territory, the Gulflander travels through countryside rarely seen by the average traveller.
Stay: Karumba, End Of the Road Motel or similarDaily :
Set off for Mt Isa, commonly referred to as the ‘oasis of the outback’. En route, stop to see the Purple Pub, one of the most iconic hotels in the north of Australia.
Stay: Two Nights, Mt Isa, Red Earth HotelDaily :
Located on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mt Isa is a melting pot of culture and industry. A tour of Hard Times Mine reveals its history as you enter the Alimak Cage with your guide and descend into the mine. Feel the earth tremble and cover your ears as you have a go at using the air-leg drill.Daily :
Embark on a drive to the outback town of Cloncurry. After some time here, visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre – the first museum in the world dedicated to a song, which also includes a nostalgic light and sound show in the Billabong Theatrette. Later, arrive in Winton in time for dinner.
Stay: Winton, Boulder Opal Motor InnDaily :
As part of your exclusive experience with APT, enjoy working with recently unearthed dinosaur fossils in a specialised laboratory.
Travel to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs exhibition and enjoy a Signature Experience. Continue to Lark Quarry to visit the Dinosaur Track-ways exhibit, known as one of the most concentrated set of dinosaur footprints in the world.
Stay: Two Nights, Longreach, Saltbush RetreatDaily :
This evening, enjoy a sunset cruise along the Thomson River, before savouring a three-course drover dinner and an entertaining performance.
Visit the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, an award-winning museum that tells the story of Qantas through interactive exhibits and original and replica aircraft. Then head to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, dedicated to the custodians of the bush and Australia's pioneering history.Daily :
Set off for Carnarvon National Park. Along the way, stop at the famed Tree of Knowledge, known as the founding site of the political movement that helped to create the Australian Labor Party. Arrive in Carnarvon Gorge, set beneath a canopy of gum trees.
Stay: Two Nights, Carnarvon National Park, Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness LodgeDaily :
During a half day exploration, take in the landscapes of Carnarvon National Park, including a scenic helicopter flight over the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge. admire its soaring sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured gorges and diverse wildlife
During a half day exploration, take in the landscapes of Carnarvon National Park, including a scenic helicopter flight over the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge. admire its soaring sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured gorges and diverse wildlife.Daily :
View Minerva Hills National Park, keeping an eye out for eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies. Afterwards, continue on to Emerald. Established in 1879 as a base for building the western railway, the town is a gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields.
Stay: Emerald Maraboon Motor InnDaily :
Travel to Charters Towers today. Established as a gold rush town in 1871, it quickly grew to become the second-largest town in Queensland. Admire its heritage buildings on your way to the Heritage Lodge Motel.
Stay: Cattleman’s Rest Motor InnDaily :
On the way back to Cairns, stop at the stunning Paronella Park on the banks of the pristine Mena Creek. Home to 13 acres of lush Australian rainforest and heritage gardens, this unique and eco-friendly attraction also features a Spanish-inspired castle. After some time exploring these beautiful grounds, continue on to the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina for a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The MarinaDaily :
Your holiday comes to an end after a final breakfast this morning. Bid farewell to your Tour Director, Driver-Guide and new-found friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.Daily :
At the end of each day's exploration, stay in each region's best accommodation.
Throughout your Outback Wilderness Adventure, enjoy the expertise of a Tour Director and Driver-Guide.
Our specially engineered vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.
As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary