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Savannahlander - Day Tours

399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4053 6848
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Ranked #15 of 119 Activities in Cairns
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The Savannahlander is a unique train journey that starts from Cairns, Australia. Using the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway it winds through he... more » 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. « less
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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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Adelaide
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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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Ranfurly Newzealand
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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

Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our trip from Cairns to Forsayth and return over 5 days was a real explorer experience with great interaction between passengers and crew. The accommodation and side trips gave a good idea of what went on in the late 1800s. To have a train stop to examine things of interest along the way, to boil the billy ,have scenery explained,... More

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

Hi there Pat O, Thanks for the lovely review. Yes, it may surprise people how personalised we can make the train service when we are the only train on the line! Random stops and backing up to revisit something is part of the service :) Thanks again, we hope to see you again sometime... The Savannahlander. More

south coast nsw australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My six year old grandson and I did this journey - our first time away with just the two of us. It was perfect - enough other interests for him to roam, sit next to the drivers, and really see something of the country. There was enough adventure on each of our four days to keep us both interested and... More

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

Hi there Coasting10, Thanks for the great review - I agree that it's an excellent trip for young people. In fact I brought my 4 year old along last year and he had a ball. It's great that you both had a good time, hopefully we will see you again sometime! Thanks, The Savannahlander More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable 2 day trip . Cairns to Almaden and staying the night in an old Australian type pub then on futher the next day and caught bus back to Cairns The outback rail trip is a most interesting relaxing and an all round pleasant trip the train is never overcrowded and as it ambles along will take time out... More

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

Hi there 1946Bob, Thanks for the review, yes it is definitely a relaxed pace and we like it that way! We are glad you enjoyed your trip! Thanks, The Savannahlander More

Cairns
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Thanks to everyone at Savannahlander for such a fantastic day. We caught the train from Cairns to Almaden with our bikes to set off on an adventure. The guys were very careful loading our bikes, gave hilarious yet very informative commentary during the trip, were very friendly & looked after the passengers very well!! The trip itself was gorgeous &... More

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

Hi there Lesley F, Thanks for the great review - did you know that some of the staff here are super keen cyclists as well? Its not unusual for one of our drivers to take a bike and cycle from Almaden to Chillagoe ! Another great cycle is from Einasleigh to Forsayth if you are ever looking for a great... More

North Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We enjoyed our time on the Savannahlander. The side tours to the Chillagoe Caves, the Undurra Lava Tubes and the Cobald Gorge were excellent and the accommodation at these outback features was excellent.

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

Thanks for the review Ian B! We are glad you enjoyed your trip :) The Savannahlander More

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