Exclusive! Handle 100-milloion-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
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Arrive in Cairns, where you’ll meet your fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The MarinaDaily :
In Undara, embark on The Archway Explorer tour of the astounding lava tubes.
Travel to the authentic cattle station of Woodleigh Station for morning tea and continue to Undara for lunch. This evening, spend the night in a restored train carriage, in the heart of the bush.
Stay: Undara ExperienceDaily :
Relax while enjoying fresh local prawns and capturing the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Today, set off on the legendary Gulflander Train, which takes passengers through countryside many people will never see. Then, travel to Karumba.
Stay: Karumba, End Of the Road MotelDaily :
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 :
Further discover Mt Isa today. Located on the banks of the Leichhardt River, the city is a melting pot of culture and industry. Your included activity is a tour of Hard Times Mine. Enter the Alimak Cage and descend as your guide shares the history of the mine. Feel the earth tremble and cover your ears as you try using the incredible air-leg drill.Daily :
Embark on a drive to the Outback town of Cloncurry today. After some time here, visit the newly built 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.
Stay: Winton, Boulder Opal Motor InnDaily :
Your Signature Experience awaits at the home of the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum. Delve into the Fossil Preparation Laboratory and Collection Room, then explore the museum’s incredible Dinosaur Canyon, which houses life-size bronze reconstructions of dinosaurs that lived in Australia over 95 million years ago.
After breakfast, travel to the Australian Age Of Dinosaurs exhibition. Continue to Lark Quarry to visit the Dinosaur Track-ways exhibit, known as one of the best and most concentrated set of dinosaur footprints in the world. Continue to Longreach and Kinnon and Saltbush Retreat.
Stay: Two Nights, Longreach, Saltbush RetreatDaily :
This evening, enjoy a sunset cruise along the Thomson River, before savouring a delicious three-course drover dinner and an entertaining theatre show.
Today, visit the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, a world-class and 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.Daily :
This morning, 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.
Stay: Two Nights, Carnarvon National Park, Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness LodgeDaily :
During a half-day tour, take in the arresting landscapes of Carnarvon National Park, including the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge. Admire its soaring sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured gorges and diverse wildlife.
Your day is dedicated to exploring Carnarvon National Park.Daily :
Today, visit the striking 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: Charters Towers, Heritage Lodge MotelDaily :
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 :
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
At the end of each day's exploration, stay in each region's best accommodation
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.