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Awesome Foursome Gulflander & Savannahlander Adventure



2025 now open for pre-registration – call now to enquire

Love train travel? Then this tour is a must! 

All aboard! If you’re a lover of train travel, this tour is an absolute must-do. Get ready to experience four iconic trains of Queensland on one amazing journey.

Start with the Spirit of Queensland Overnight Rail Journey from Brisbane to Cairns, then hop on the Gulflander Train from Normanton, the Savannahlander Train (aka The Silver Bullet), and the Kuranda Scenic Railway in Gold Class Style.

But that’s not all. You’ll also get to explore the incredible outback of Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Cobbold Gorge, Mt Surprise, Undara Lava Tubes, and more with a wonderful Tour Host.

This tour is truly one of the most unique experiences in Australia! Don’t miss out. Book now and take advantage of our standalone discount offer. Remember, it’s not available in conjunction with any other current offer. All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime!

Note: Any Tour Discount offered is stand alone and not available in conjunction with any other current offer / Pre-registration terms and conditions apply
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Depart Brisbane for Cairns at 13:45pm on the Spirit of Queensland Train in your Economy Seats or upgrade to Railbeds with all meals included plus pamper pack with the evening bed turn down.

(All meals provided on the train for Railbeds)

Note: Interstate Guests with flights, please arrive in Brisbane today and transfer via Skytrain to meet the Spirit of Queensland  for your journey to Cairns departing BNE at 13:45pm

Note; If making your way to Cairns under your own arrangements, please see Day 2 for details


Arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be meet by our friendly Tour Host and transferred to your accommodation with time to freshen up before enjoying a welcome dinner.

Meals ( D) Overnight Double Tree Hilton Cairns

Note: If making your way to Cairns under own arrangements, arrive today and check in from 2pm. Please meet your fellow travelers and tour host for the welcome dinner tonight in our motel at 6pm.

This morning we depart by coach on our journey across the Atherton Tablelands. Our first stop is the historical town of Herberton for morning tea, before travelling back in time as we enjoy a ride on a 1905 Peckett Steam train and wooden passenger carriage! Learn all about the rich tin mining history of the area and the important role the steam train played to keep the industry alive.

We then pass through Ravenshoe, boasting the highest pub in Qld, with a stop to purchase lunch should you wish. We will then depart to the Undara National Park for our afternoon tour of the Lava Tubes.

About 190,000 years ago, there was a massive eruption and lava flowed from the Undara Volcano at a rate of about 1000 m3 every second. A lava flow this large could fill Sydney Harbour in six days.  More than 50 caves have been found in the park with most to remote to see but we get to visit the 2 best examples with easy access.

Meals (B,D) Overnight Undara Village or Bedrock Village @ Mt Surprise

Departing after breakfast this morning travelling through Croydon for our town tour and on to Normanton as we follow the Gulflander train line.

Arriving in Karumba this afternoon we visit the interactive and state of the art Barramundi Interpretive Discovery Centre which provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of the Barramundi. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora

This evening  you can enjoy a cool drink at the Waterfront Tavern while watching the sunset over the remote Gulf of Carpentaria. We then enjoy an alfresco Reef N Beef Dinner.

Meals (B,D)  Ash’s Apartments, End of The Road Hotel or Karumba Lodge

This morning we will transfer from Karumba to Normanton Railway Station. Take a journey aboard the legendary Gulflander for a rail journey unlike any other. Also known as the ‘Tin Hare’, this legendary rail motor is one of the last great characters of the rail world. From wetlands and grasslands to arid Savannah territory, the Gulflander travels through countryside that most people will never see. This nostalgic rail journey is the perfect way to discover an area steeped in pioneering history and heritage.

Disembarking the train at Blackbull Siding and following Morning Tea, we board the coach for Croydon and a lunch stop before making our way to Forsayth and check into our accommodation. Time to refresh before our dinner this evening.

NOTE: Try a Goldfields Ale which is uniquely brewed especially for the Goldfields Pub

Meals (B,D) Overnight Finnegan’s Rest @ Forsayth

Following breakfast this morning you will be transferred by 4wd Coach to Cobbold Gorge where you will be amazed as you delve into a geological process which began 700 million years ago.

This is an unforgettable highlight of your trip to outback Queensland. The tour begins with an informative insight to the geology of the rugged sandstone formations, followed by a guided bushwalk to the top of the escarpment, with the reward of a magnificent view of the gorge below. Then make your way over the newly constructed Glass Bridge for un unforgettable view below into the Gorge. Then glide on custom-made, electric powered boats in almost eerie silence ensuring minimal disturbance to the wildlife. There’s every chance of seeing one of the large population of resident freshwater crocodiles.

Some free time following lunch to take an optional Helicopter ride if you wish before we are transferred back to Forsayth in time for our hearty dinner. Please enquire for optional heli costs.

NOTE : The Escarpment and Glass Bridge Walk is 2.5klm and requires a good level of fitness to complete. Shorter walks are available, however they are not up to the top of the escarpment. The cruise boats suit low level fitness.

Meals (B,D) Overnight Finnegan’s Rest @ Forsayth

The Savannahlander (Silver Bullet) travels between Forsayth & Mt Surprise, giving passengers one of the great rail experiences of the world through the Outback. Stopping at Einasleigh with time to purchase lunch at the pub if you wish before travelling through to Mount Surprise.

From here we travel to Georgetown for our last night in the Outback! Here we visit the Ted Elliot Terrestrial Centre which houses one of the largest private mineral and rear rock collections in the world.

Arriving at Latara Motel we enjoy a beverage or two as we watch the sunset over the outback, with time to freshen up for dinner.

Meals (B,D) Overnight Latara Motel in Georgetown

After our breakfast, we will depart by coach and meet the Kuranda Scenic Railway for our Gold Class Train service traveling through lush tropical greenery to Cairns arriving in time to freshen up for our farewell dinner this evening.

Meals (B,D) Overnight Double Tree Hilton Cairns

This morning following breakfast we will transfer you to depart on the Spirit of Queensland travelling to our home destination enjoying the company of your new found friends.

(B) Overnight Spirit of Qld Train (clients in Railbeds all meals included)

Note: If making your own arrangements and not using the rail service, please check out by 10am and enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Note: Return Rail can be pre-arranged for a later date upon availability.  Extra nights in Cairns can be pre-arranged.

Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving into Brisbane at 110:20am with cherished memories of both the Australian Outback and the vast Gulf Region of Australia.

Note: Interstate / Overseas Guests with flights, will transfer back via Skytrain to Brisbane airport for your return flight home.


Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Historical 1905 Pecket Steam Train ride
  • Undara Lava Tubes Entry & Tour
  • Ravenshoe Morning Tea
  • Georgetown Terrestrial Center & Rock Collection
  • Crydon Town Tour and Morning Tea
  • Normanton Town Tour
  • Kurumba Sunset and Reef N Beef Buffet
  • Cobbold Gorge Entry, Tour & Cruise
  • All motel ensuited accommodation & meals as per Itinerary
  • Spirit of Queensland Train (When departing from Brisbane)
  • Gulflander Train Normonton (Included in Tour Only Price)
  • Savannah-lander Train Forsayth to Mt Surprise  (Included in Tour Only Price)
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class to Cairns  (Included in Tour Only Price)


Tour Length 10 Days

Tour Cost EX Cairns $3590.00

(8 Days Tour Only )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3640.00

(10 Days QLD Pension : Train Travel Economy Seat Return)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3990.00

(10 Days QLD Pension: Train Travel Deluxe Rail Bed)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $4260.00

(10 Days Seniors Card : Train Travel Deluxe Rail Bed)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $4370.00

(10 Days Adult : Train Travel Deluxe Rail Bed)
Additional Details

Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room, add $600

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