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Savannahlander - Day Tours

#62 of 159 Tours in Cairns
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Address: 399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4053 6848
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The Savannahlander is a unique train journey that starts from Cairns,...

The Savannahlander is a unique train journey that starts from Cairns, Australia. Using the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway it winds through he rainforest to the village of Kuranda and beyond. For the day tripper Mareeba is the best destination - with a bus connection back to Cairns via Kuranda. For those wanting a train trip through the Australian outback the train continues on to the end of the line at Forsayth. There are side visits to the Chillagoe caves, Cobbold Gorge and the Undara Lava Tubes available.

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The best trip you will ever have

Will and Lee would have to be the best escorts you will ever have as far as knowledge, politeness, care and helpfulness to all passengers young and old alike. There were so many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Will and Lee would have to be the best escorts you will ever have as far as knowledge, politeness, care and helpfulness to all passengers young and old alike. There were so many questions asked of the boys and they were only too ready to impart their knowledge on all things rail, fauna, flora and general knowledge of the areas... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was never going to be an "ordinary" rail trip as I had previously seen what to expect on the Discovery train programme. Having booked a year previously and moved over to Australia to explore the country the details were a bit vague but a phone call soon sorted that and next thing it's 6 am on Cairns station with... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We did a 4 day trip during November 2016. It was above all expectations , we learnt so much about North Qld while having fun. We meet so many people from all walks of live and will do it again in the wet season.

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Thank Rod S
Gunnedah, Australia
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Words scarcely describe the great experience we had on the Savannahlander in early November 2016 The ever changing scenery from coastal rainforest to open farm country then wild granite gorges and again to more open country is simply awesome To a self confessed train nut, the track the Savannahlander runs on is something special For any one with even a... More 

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Thank Rigwr
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We commenced our rail trip at Forsayth with morning tea at Café Bloodwood, lunch at the Einasleigh Hotel before travelling to Mt Surprise for an overnight stop staying at the Pioneer huts Undara Lava Tubes. You see a variety of scenery from the outback countryside to the rainforest. The drivers of the rail motor Will & Leigh provide plenty of... More 

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Thank Ian B
Blue Mountains, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I took this train from Cairns travelling in an old Queensland diesel rail motor into the remote outback Queensland. We stayed 3 nights in outback accommodation where the hospitality was amazing. The drivers were friendly & very knowledgeable about the surrounds, wildlife etc..as I travelled alone, i really appreciated the friendliness of fellow travellers.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We have just returned after a trip to far North Queensland which included the amazing experience of the four day, three night Savannahlander train journey. From the 6.30 am departure from Cairns Station, up through the rain forest route to Kuranda and on eventually 425 km inland via the Queensland savannah to Forsayth and back to Cairns this was an... More 

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Thank 49richie
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We picked up the train in Mount Surprise and rode to Einasleigh to explore Copperfield Gorge. The train is a four day tour but the one we took was from Bedrock Village Park, they take you to the station to pick up the train and pick you up in Einasleigh and take you on a walk around the gorge while... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We would highly recommend this rail trip to anyone. From the Rain Forest to the outback of Far North Queensland this is an experience no-one should miss! Superb scenery, Leigh & Will fantastic tour guides / rail-car drivers, excellent accommodation & good food. We will be booking another trip on Gulflander & Savannahlander hopefully if available for early next year.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We booked a 4 day tour on the Savannahlander Rail Motor which travelled from Cairns to Mt Surprise with side tours along the way. The trip leaves Cairns Station early on Wednesday Morning and travels through the back blocks of Cairns and suburbs (always fun to peep into people's backyards and see what they're up to), stopping at the beautiful... More 

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