Escape suburbia and experience a genuine Australian outback adventure. Taking in some of the best that the region has to offer in one unforgettable 4 day tour. This tour package includes your rail fare, accommodation, dinners, breakfasts and all the side-tours and transfers during your escape to the aussie outback that takes in our historic rail journey through the wet tropics and savannah country, Chillagoe Caves, Copperfield Gorge, explore Whitewaters’ natural Springs and experience the wonder of the Undara Lava Tubes.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not available all year and only runs in the months from April to September (inclusive). Accommodation is ONLY available with Bedrock Village in Mt Surprise (No Undara Lodge option)
Your itinerary at a glance:
- Wednesday: Cairns to Almaden, tour and accommodation at Chillagoe
- Thursday: Almaden to Einasleigh, tour and accommodation at Mt Surprise
- Friday: Tour of Undara Lava Tubes, Whitewater natural springs & ‘The Fig Tree’, accommodation at Mt Surprise
- Saturday: Mt Surprise to Cairns
Departing Cairns on Wednesday morning, you will board the Savannahlander and wind your way up the Kuranda Range through the Wet Tropics to the tablelands of Far North Queensland. The train stops along the way to take in local attractions arriving at the town of Almaden. After a late lunch at the Railway Hotel you will transfer to the town of Chillagoe for the evening and do a tour of the local caves and the historic town.
On Thursday morning you will be transferred to Almaden to ride the Savannahlander through to Einasleigh, transitioning from granite country to the basalt rich Undara volcanic province. Lunch is available at Mt Surprise where you will leave your overnight bags and continue to the town of Einasleigh. At the iconic Einasleigh Hotel you can enjoy a cold beverage and take in the pubs century old heritage as you sit looking out over the beautiful Copperfield Gorge. After refreshments, take a guided tour of the Copperfield Gorge itself.
Please note this walk involves uneven surfaces and may not be suitable for all people.
Up early on Friday, you will enjoy a BBQ cooked breakfast then travel by bus to the Undara Volcanic National Park. With an expert guide along the way, you will walk three sections of the Lava Tubes themselves for a memorable experience of this natural wonder. Next up is a rare opportunity to see the Whitewater springs and to see ‘The Fig Tree’; believed to be centuries old and still thriving. At this spectacular location, off the beaten track, you can take in the very special surrounds and enjoy a cup of “billy tea”.
You will arrive back at Bedrock Village in Mt Surprise for lunch and the afternoon to explore the township yourself or relax by the pool before dinner. Your dinner is typically followed by a classic aussie outdoor campfire (weather permitting).
After breakfast you will depart on the Savannahlander to make your way back through the spectacular outback country to Cairns.
Your tour includes:
- Train fare on the Savannahlander from Cairns to Einasleigh
- All internal bus transfers while on the tour
- Three night’s accommodation
- Three dinners and breakfasts
- Tour of Chillagoe cave and township
- Tour of the Copperfield Gorge and township of Einasleigh
- Tour of Undara Lava Tubes and Undara Volcanic National Park
- Tour of Whitewater Springs
- Train fare on the Savannahlander from Mt Surprise to Cairns
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not available all year and only runs in the months from April to September (inclusive).