Departure Dates and Availability

The Savannahlander operates on a fixed weekly service for 9 months in the year. Starting the first week in March and generally finishing in the last week in November (39 weeks).


(Please don’t call the office for an updated list – we also use the website) :You can check availability online easily – these dates are updated regularly our office staff.

  1. 1. Select your tour (below);
  2. 2. Proceed to the “Book Now” form for that tour;
  3. 3. Once on the booking form you can select the date field and see which dates are still available.

Please note: that availability changes daily and even if a date is showing as available on our website it is not guaranteed until you get a confirmation from us. Please make your booking for your preferred date.


The train itself (The Savannahlander) departs Cairns every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am and returns to Cairns on Saturday at approximately 6:30pm.

This means that all our tours have a fixed schedule departing as follows. Please click on the tour name for more information and to make your booking request.

Gulflander & Savannahlander via Croydon ex-Cairns
Gulflander & Savannahlander via Forsayth ex-Cairns

Gulflander & Savannahlander via Croydon ex-Normanton
Gulflander & Savannahlander via Forsayth ex-Normanton

Savannah Explorer with Chillagoe Cabins
Savannah Explorer with Chillagoe Motel
Rail Runner
Surprise Getaway – Wednesday departure

Etheridge Rambler
Einasleigh Half-day tour (departing Mt Surprise)
Einasleigh Half-day tour (departing Forsayth)

Surprise Getaway – Friday departure