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Savannahlander - Day Tours

399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4053 6848
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A historical rail trip from Forsyth to Cairns

This historic rail motor trip crosses the base of cape York from Forsyth to Cairns. Takes 2 days. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian S
well worth the time

they even stop on the way back if dark to show the lights to tourists we were treated 1st class by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phil E
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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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399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4053 6848

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic rail motor trip crosses the base of cape York from Forsyth to Cairns. Takes 2 days. A lot of boring country but a lot of interest. Don't expect aircon. Open windows are the go. The cars have been refurbished and the seats are...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they even stop on the way back if dark to show the lights to tourists we were treated 1st class by every one a great trip

Thank Phil E
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Savannalander trip covers the outback at a leisurely pace. The best way to experience what outback NQ has to offer. From the city to the bush!! Leave the city behind and see the outback as it is! From the ranges to the savanna country,...More

1  Thank Hpas
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We are a couple of 80+ who stay in Cairns for the southern winter and include a Savannahlander trip whilst there. This year we did the 6 day trip which included the Gulflander. Starting from Cairns, Normanton was a 715 km bus ride. Two nights...More

Thank raymcd33
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have just come back from our Savannahlander trip from Cairns to Forsayth and return and what an adventure it was. From the moment we stepped on the train and right up until pulling back into Cairns on the Saturday night, we enjoyed every minute...More

1  Thank gatremma
Savannahlander, Public Relations Manager at Savannahlander - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi there Gatremma, Thanks for your fantastic review - we really appreciate the feedback and will certainly pass your compliments on to Carolyn in Chillagoe! We hope to see you again some day :)

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to be in Forsayth QLD on a Friday morning, which is the only day of the week you can catch the savannahlander to Einsleigh and grab a coach back to Forsayth (others on board were doing "the works" which was a return...More

Thank FuudTrip
Savannahlander, Public Relations Manager at Savannahlander - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi there FuudTrip, Thanks for your review and your tips! We think the Copperfield Gorge is a wonderful location too. It's a little less accessible than the spectacular Cobbold Gorge so if anyone is thinking of heading there make sure you bring your sturdy walking...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We travelled on the Savannah Lander with Leigh & Wil on 14th & 15th July this year. What a mind blowing journey. Up with the best in the world. The guys have incredible knowledge and stories to tell. They do all the hard work each...More

1  Thank Herbie2219
Savannahlander, Public Relations Manager at Savannahlander - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi there Herbie2219, Thanks for your great review, we are glad that you enjoyed your journey with us. Yes, the tour is very popular and most of the peak-season dates for 2017 have been sold out. May I clarify your comment about bookings - we...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

My wife and I travelled on the Savannah Lander from Wednesday 12th to the 15th July 2017. Their agenda was full on - yet very interesting. Each overnight stop was different in character and always interesting. It has been said that a 'Tour Director' or...More

2  Thank John C
Savannahlander, Public Relations Manager at Savannahlander - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi there John and Margaret, Thank you so much for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your journey with us. You are correct that the agenda for the days can be pretty packed - there is so much to see! Don't forget that...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

True Blue Aussie trip on the Savannahlander Train from Forsayth in North Queensland back to Cairns, a 2 day wonderful experience. The 2 train crew Will and Leigh make this trip one you will never forget. The scenery, the knowledge that Will and Leigh share...More

2  Thank PamaSydney
Savannahlander, Public Relations Manager at Savannahlander - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi there PamaSydney, Thanks for your great review - we are glad that you enjoyed your journey with us.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

My wife and I spent 5 days with my brother and his wife, chugging our way round outback Far North Queensland: a trip not to be missed if you want to get a taste of what it is like in our huge country. After travelling...More

1  Thank Hugh S
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Glenn M
3 October 2017|
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Response from Savannahlander | Property representative |
Hi there Glenn, Thanks for your question, the Barron River Rover is a "short tour" that we offer that allows you to depart with the rest of the group doing the 4 day tour but return on the first day by bus. If effect, you... More
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sarahnbrendan
29 September 2016|
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Response from RobynK70 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how severe the 'special needs' is. If it is a mobility issue, the train has a lift which was used for luggage and a number of elderly passengers used this to get on and off the train easily. The staff were... More
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Caroline C
22 July 2016|
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Response from Savannahlander | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. There have been some changes to the accommodation providers along the route and for the 2017 season (and onwards!) the ONLY difference will be that for the Outback Odyssey for Wednesday... More
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