Outback Explorer4 Day Undara & Cobbold Gorge Tour

Overview

Undara Tour & Cobbold Gorge – 4 Day/3 Night All Inclusive Tour

Experience the unique Australian Outback and visit the Award Winning Attractions of The Undara Lava Tubes and Cobbold Gorge on this Fully Inclusive 4 Day / 3 Night  Tour. Spend a night at Undara and 2 nights at Cobbold Gorge, with all accommodations, meals and experiences included.

  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 4, unless on a Private Charter.
  • Departs Monday & Friday, from May until October
  • Tour is available from Cairns & Northern Beaches

Highlights

  • Outback Savannah Country
  • Undara Lava Tubes National Park
  • Unique Sunset Wildlife Tour, complete with Wine & Cheese
  • Archway Explorer Tour of the Lava Tubes
  • Spectacular Cobbold Gorge Cruise
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting
  • Small Group Tour
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • All Meals included
  • One nights’ accommodation at Undara Lodge
  • Two nights’ accommodation at Cobbold Gorge Village
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Itinerary

Undara & Cobbold - Outback Explorer

Day 1

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Undara Lava Lodge, Ensuite

After collecting our guests we head for the outback savannah trails leaving Cairns at approximately 8:30am and make our way up the Gilles Highway and on through the fertile Atherton Tablelands to Millstream Falls then a rest stop at Ravenshoe “Queensland’s Highest town” to enjoy a treat and coffee at the popular bakery.

We then peruse the unique emporium, before travelling on through the four-mile scrub into the volcanic lava country and our destination for the first night at Undara Lava Tubes National Park.

We settle in and enjoy an evening at Lava Lodge with its comfortable multiple award-winning historical railway carriage accommodation and gaze at the stars and yarn around the campfire after a nice dinner.

At Undara Lava Lodge Village there is a lovely swimming pool, hiking trails and recreation area for all guests to enjoy.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Accommodation: Cobbold Gorge Village, Ensuite

Breakfast is a treat at Undara as you walk out into the bush and enjoy a Undara Famous “Bush Breakfast” A Fully cooked breakfast with all the local wildlife. You can even learn to cook your own toast on an open fire and boil a billy.

Undara Lava Tubes Tour – Today is full of excitement as our Undara Lava Tubes Savannah Guide takes you on an informative tour of the fascinating lava tubes. The outer surface of molten lava solidified leaving these unusual tunnel-like formations, set high in the savannah country around the vast cattle properties.

These volcanic lava tubes are said to have been formed around 190,000+ years ago when a staggering 23 cubic kilometres of lava flowed into a riverbed and kept flowing for 160 km’s making it the longest lava flow from a single volcano in the whole world.

The flow left behind huge caves or tubes with some over 21m wide and up to 10m high. This is genuinely an unforgettable geological tour.

Leaving Undara Lava Tubes National Park for Cobbold Gorge

We travel on along the Gulf Development Road to Mount Surprise and on to Einasleigh. We call in at this old outback pub for a basic lunch (own cost) at the Einasleigh Hotel, with some spare time to view the Copperfield Gorge just across the road.

Then we continue to Forsayth, the end of the line for the Savannahlander train line, enjoy a drink (own cost) by the bar at this newly refurbished outback Aussie pub and corner store before travelling on thru the outback country to stay at Cobbold Gorge.

Staying at Cobbold Gorge Village for two nights, we can star gaze as we sit around the nightly prepared campfire and have a yarn with other travelers.

Enjoy meals at MacDonald’s licensed bar and bistro which provide good quality home-style meals accompanied by a good beverage offering.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Accommodation: Cobbold Gorge Village, Ensuite

After enjoying a big breakfast, we then head out on our full day exploration of the geological wonder we have all travelled to see, the Cobbold Gorge and to enjoy all of the activities on offer in this wild unadulterated countryside.

Discover the uniqueness of this amazing gorge with its majestic, polished shear walls on our awe-inspiring boat cruise as we punt quietly along the gorge on our silent boat tour in search of fresh water crocodiles and other native Australian wildlife.

Your guide will enlighten you with their local knowledge of the local indigenous tribes, past pioneers and the current stories of the families that call Robinhood Cattle Station home.

Add on options available include helicopter scenic flights over Robinhood Cattle Station, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking on the lake time permitting and at added cost if required to yourself.

There is a lovely swimming pool, hiking trails and other recreational activities for guests to enjoy at Cobbold Gorge as well as laundry facilities for you to freshen up your clothes.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

After leaving Cobbold Gorge we re-join the Golf Development Road at Georgetown where we visit the Information Centre for an opportunity to take in the districts Gem and Gold Mining, and local history. Gold fossicking is still popular with the major find being the 858g Providence Nugget on display.

Then on our way back through the Atherton Tablelands, we have time to take in points of interest before heading down the Kuranda Range and back to Cairns.

Add on attractions as time permits: Lake Barrine, Kalkani Volcano Crater, Innot Hot Springs, Herberton’s Historic Village or Gallos chocolate and cheese factory.

Rates

RATES
Adult - Twin Share $2150
Adult - Single Share $2365
Child $1950
Family $7380
Private Charter Rates on Request

Departing Cairns City & Northern Beaches

  • Departure 7am – Returns 6.00pm approximately.

Please note

  • This tour is not suitable for children under 4, unless on a Private Charter.
  • The Child Price is for ages 4 – 14.
  • Tour only available from Cairns City Hotels.

Terms and Conditions

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Naturalist Guides. Informative guided walks and commentary.
  • Private World Heritage Rainforest. Not open to the general public.
  • Off Road ‘Soft’ Four Wheel Driving. Through rainforest creeks, in an air-conditioned, late model 4WD vehicle.
  • Davies Creek. A local ‘secret spot’.
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting. Option to purchase some, at additional cost.
  • Clohesy River Boardwalk. Enjoy the peace and serenity of this private, secluded rainforest.
  • Clohesy Fig Tree. Ancient tree, amazing experience.
  • Termite Mounds. Dot the open country savannah.
  • Barron Falls. Possibly the most famous waterfall in North Queensland.
  • National Parks. Travel through three Wet Tropics National Parks; the tour price includes all relevant fees and permits.
  • Secret Giant Trees. We’ll show you hidden giants in World Heritage Rainforest.
  • 5 Photo Opportunities in beautiful locations.
  • 3 hours Free Time in Kuranda Village. Free time to explore the markets, attractions and lunch in the many beautiful cafes or restaurants. Please note lunch is at your own expense.
  • Return to Cairns via the historical Kuranda Scenic Railway, whilst learning the rich pioneering history and enjoying the beautiful views.
  • Return coach transfers back to your Cairns city accommodation.

Checklists

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimmers & towel, if you wish to swim at Davies Creek (subject to conditions on the day)
  • Lightweight clothing (shorts & t-shirts are fine)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Cash for additional purchases
  • Bottle of water, which can be topped up throughout the tour

All Inclusive Price

from $2150

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