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Savannahlander - Day Tours

399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4053 6848
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Savannahlander 4 day

We have just come back from our Savannahlander trip from Cairns to Forsayth and return and what an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Camden, Australia
Iconic journey

We were lucky to be in Forsayth QLD on a Friday morning, which is the only day of the week you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+61 7 4053 6848

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How valuable is it that these people maintain this narrow gauge rail service over such a long distance and in such adverse conditions. How refreshing is it that this business is premised on people and the environment and in maintaining wonderful old rolling stock.

1  Thank Bob W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic trip! We did the 4 days from Cairns to Forsayth, stopping at Chillagoe, Cobbold Gorge and Mt. Surprise at night. Will and Leigh were absolutely brilliant, with their knowledge and running commentaries throughout the trip - the days were long, but filled...More

1  Thank 416vivienned
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We experienced a fantastic and adventurous 4 days on the Savannahlander with Will and Leigh. This part of Queensland has a lot of history and amazing sites to see. Whistle stops along the way, Kuranda, Dimbullah, Chillago and the limestone caves. Mt Surprise and the...More

1  Thank rsghill
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We have just returned to Cairns after a brilliant 4 days on The Savannahlander. What a great way to see this part of the country. We enjoyed everything about it, from the changing of the landscape around us as we ventured further west to meeting...More

1  Thank Julie K
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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
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
29 May 2016|
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Response from Savannahlander | Property representative |
Hi there Helen! Thanks for the question - you are correct that the train itself is not air-conditioned, but all the windows open and you are free to move around inside the carriage. For most of the year it is a very... More