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Savannahlander - Day Tours

399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4053 6848
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Ranked #17 of 131 Activities in Cairns
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I travelled on the Savannahlander as part of a 9 day Wilderness Challenge Safari. I love old trains and this was a lovely ride. The engineers were wonderful (one of them a true movie star). Most memorable is the Bullock Creek café... this is one of the greatest places for high tea that you will find in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Given the title I've given this review, I'm not going to set out to describe it. It was, quite simply, the trip of (quite a long) lifetime. The accommodation is simple. The track is a bit bumpy. But I wouldn't have missed this for the world. Every aspect was brilliant. That's all. Thanks a million.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

When in cairns You must do the four day trip to the hinterland to Forsayth. You travel in a two car railmoter set from cairns to Forsayth, but there is (3) three of train tours,. Which includes one night at Chillagoe caves and town, Cobbold Gorge, and the Undarra Lava caves. But the best part is the train trip. It's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Completed the 2 day Savannahlander tour from Forsayth to Cairns as part of a bigger tour. It was a fantastic train experience, the drivers were amazing tour guides and were always stopping the train to point our different things. You also had the opportunity to sit up the front, take photos and chat to the driver as well. Would recommend... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have spent a lot of time travelling extensively in the Australian outback and have even spent periods working in seriously isolated places. So for me this was purely about the train trip. And what an awesome trip it was. This is one experience that actually over delivers. Our crew of Will and Hamish did a brilliant job of keeping... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I did the 4 day run on the Savannahlander and had a great time. The rail motors are moving pieces of history themselves, and the changing scenery gives you an amazing montage of Australia's countryside in those few short days. Something to see and do every day at every stop, and the drivers knowledge of local history and trivia seems... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have just returned from the most wonderful trip - A four day 'outback odyssey' on the Savannahlander from Cairns to Cobbold Gorge, the Lava Tubes and Chillagoe where we stayed on each of the three nights but the highlight of the trip were our drivers, commentators and all round entertainers Leigh and Anthony. They are the consummate travel professionals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a great trip enjoyed the whole trip our guides very informative and two real characters . I recommend this trip to anyone the accomodation and food excellent

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really the ultimate Outback Adventure. Our drivers, Will & Lee, thankyou for giving us such a wonderful time. Our journey took us to the Lime Caves at Chilligoe, Lava Tubes near Mt Surprise and Cobbold Gorge. Accommodation and meals in outback towns good. Cobbold Gorge Resort like an 'Oasis' -A1. highly recommend and would have liked an extra day there.... More

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Beresfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We did the trip without the off train tours. The drivers were a delight, we loved the whole trip. My husband and I had done the trip 6 years ago with the off train tours, but this time we did it with a friend without the off train trips. Changes have been made as far as some stops go but... More

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Savannahlander, Public Relations Manager at Savannahlander - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hit here Jeanette G, Thanks for the great review, we agree that it's great value for money and are really glad that you enjoyed your travel with us. It's great to have returning passengers, we hope that your friends enjoyed it as much as you and hope to see you all again sometime! Thanks, The Savannahlander. More

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