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Outback Queensland Safari in Gold Class

$ 5998 or 5 monthly payments of $1,199.60
15 days/14 nights
Per Adult

15 Day Over 50's tour of the Central West, Gulf Country & Savannah Safari

Traversing the state of Queensland through Roma, Carnarvon Gorge, Longreach and Cloncurry to the Gulf of Carpenteria, take in iconic outback landmarks like the Walkabout Creek Hotel, John Flynn Place and the Burke & Wills Roadhouse. Enjoy a Sand Island Sunset Cruise, the legendary Gulflander and Sava...

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Highlights

  • Travel onboard Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach departing from Brisbane
  • Join a local Savannah guide for a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes
  • Helicopter flight over the escarpment included
  • Perfect Domestic tour for the over 50's mature traveller
  • Departure in July 2018

Itinerary

Day 1
Departing on a luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from Brisbane Transit Centre, travel through the Lockyer Valley, arriving at Picnic Point Toowoomba. Continue on through Dalby, breaking for lunch at Chinchilla, then make your way to Roma.
Stay: Explorers Inn, Roma
Meals: Morning tea, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
Departing Roma, you'll arrive at Carnarvon Gorge National Park, a spectacular oasis hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s Central Highlands featuring towering sandstone cliffs, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art. The safari cabins at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge have their own outback charm, blending into the natural bushland. This afternoon, take a 20 minute scenic helicopter flight, which gives a birds-eye view of the sandstone cliffs and picturesque gorges.
Stay: Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Join your nature guide for a range of wilderness walking tours. Discover many shades of green, on the Moss Garden walk, offering a rich mosaic of mosses, ferns and lichens. Here, the micro-climate sustains a lush rainforest environment. The Baloon Cave Aboriginal cultural walk is a short walk among the fan palms and cycads and leads to a small sandstone overhang featuring stenciled Aboriginal rock art.
Stay: Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Starting early, you'll leave Carnarvon Gorge and make your way ‘Outback’ to Longreach. Travel via the coal mining town of Emerald, breaking at The Gemfields for lunch. Arrive into Longreach late in the afternoon.
Stay: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
This morning, be inspired by the Australian outback and the stories of the people who shaped our nation. Visit the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bushrangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. The highlight of your visit here is the Outback Stockman’s Show which tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land and is a highly professional show featuring trick horses and dogs. Tonight, dine out on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise, followed by a camp oven themed dinner and show.
Stay: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Discover the Qantas Founders Museum and uncover national treasures such as the historic 1922 Qantas hangar, photographs, memorabilia and multimedia displays that bring alive the inspirational stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. Then take a guided tour of the 747 and 707 jets. Time to freshen up at the hotel before heading out to Camden Park Station to learn about life on the land. Watch an outback sunset by the artesian bore, dine in the historical homestead visited by the Queen in 1970, then finish at the campfire under the stars for dessert.
Stay: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Head to Winton and into the majestic mesa country to The Australian Age of Dinosaurs the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation lab in the southern hemisphere. After lunch, travel through Kynuna and on to the Walkabout Creek Hotel – famous for being recognised as the pub in the Paul Hogan movie “Crocodile Dundee”. Finish your day upon our arrival into Cloncurry.
Stay: Gidgee Inn Motel, Cloncurry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
Travelling further west to Mount Isa, get adventurous at the Hard Times Mine, taking a tour with an experienced miner guide. Kitted-out in overalls and cap lamps, you'll descend into the mine to explore the history of mining, see how the tunnels are formed and shaped by the majestic boom drills. On returning to Cloncurry, learn about the RFDS with a visit to John Flynn Place.
Stay: Gidgee Inn Motel, Cloncurry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
Travel north to the Burke & Will’s Roadhouse for a break before continuing on to Karumba. Check-in to the only absolute beach front motel in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Tonight, enjoy pre-dinner drinks/nibbles overlooking the Gulf Sunset.
Stay: End of the Road Motel, Karumba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
Visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre and learn about the live breeding program. This afternoon, take the ultimate Karumba experience on the Sand Island Sunset Cruise.  Cruise along the Norman River before entering the Gulf of Carpentaria. We pull onto a sand island for a feast of freshly caught seafood while watching a sensational gulf sunset (Includes wine and beer. Alternative meals available).
Stay: End of the Road Motel, Karumba.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
Board the Gulflander and take a scenic journey through the Gulf Savannah Bushland, stopping at Critters Camp to rejoin the coach. Then travel to Croydon, taking time to explore the old gold-mining heritage. Back on the track, make your way to Georgetown to visit the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection. Depart Georgetown for Cobbold Gorge on Robin Hood Station.
Stay: Cobbold Gorge Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12
This morning, relax and be mesmerised on a cruise of Cobbold Gorge. Enjoy an optional short walk into the escarpment.
Stay: Cobbold Gorge Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13
Departing Cobbold Gorge, arrive at Forsayth to join the Savannahlander rail journey to Einasleigh to explore the Copperfield Gorge and enjoy lunch at the old pub. Re-board the train and travel to Mount Surprise, then transfer by coach to Undara Lava Tubes, checking into beautifully restored turn of the century railway carriages. The carriages are set along the original Cobb & Co coach road under the shade of tall trees and Australian Native wildlife.
Stay: Undara Lava Tubes, Mount Surprise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14
Join a local Savannah guide for a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes. Formed over 190,000 years ago from violent seismic action and frozen in time, these lava tubes are part of the longest lava flow from a single volcanic crater in modern geological time. Your afternoon takes you travelling via the scenic Atherton Tablelands, arriving in Cairns.
Stay: Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15
After breakfast enjoy a free morning before being transferred to the airport for return flights home. **Flights home are at own expense**
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach ex Brisbane
  • 1 night Roma
  • 2 nights Carnarvon Gorge National Park
  • Guided naturalist walks of the Gorge
  • 20 min helicopter flight over the escarpment
  • 3 nights Longreach; The Gemfields
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Outback Stockman’s Show
  • Drover’s Sunset Cruise
  • Qantas Founders Museum and jet tour
  • Camden Park Station
  • The Australian Age of Dinosaurs
  • Walkabout Creek Hotel
  • 2 nights Cloncurry
  • John Flynn Place; Mount Isa mine tour
  • 2 nights Karumba
  • Barramundi Discovery Centre
  • Sand Island Sunset Cruise
  • Gulflander rail journey
  • Ted Elliott Mineral Collection
  • 2 nights Cobbold Gorge
  • Cobbold Gorge cruise with Savannah guide
  • Savannahlander rail journey; Copperfield Gorge
  • 1 night Undara Lava Tubes and guided tour
  • 1 night Cairns; transfers to Cairns Airport
  • 42 meals

EXCLUDES
  • Flights 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature  

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fine print

  • 4 departures in May and June 2018 ( see Travel period section)
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sale until sold out
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10 on www.insureandgo.com.au
  • This tour is active and passengers must be able to:
    Walk 20 min without stopping
    Ascend stairs without stopping
    Stand for 45 min without sitting
    Walk over uneven ground
    Embark/debark transport unaided
    Manage their own luggage

    booking essentials

    • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
    • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
    • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
    • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
    • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.

    booking guarantee

    The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

    travel period





    3 Departures in 2018
    Jul: 1, 15, 22

    pricing options

    Twin / Single Departure City Price
    twin Brisbane $5,998.00
    single Brisbane $7,200.00

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