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Savannahlander - Day Tours

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Address: 399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4053 6848
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Description: The Savannahlander is a unique train journey that starts from Cairns...
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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Fantastic trip

I have just finished a 4 day trip on this train and it was fantastic. I stayed overnight at Chillagoe, Cobbold Gorge Forsayth and Mount Surprise . To me the highlights of the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Hervey Bay, Australia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were staying at the Bedrock Caravan and Cabin Park at Mt Surprise for a few days. The staff there have a deal that enables you to join the Savannahlander train for a couple of hours on a journey to Einesleigh, after which you are bussed back to Mt Surprise. Being a train buff from way back, I enjoyed the... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have just finished a 4 day trip on this train and it was fantastic. I stayed overnight at Chillagoe, Cobbold Gorge Forsayth and Mount Surprise . To me the highlights of the trip were the Gorge and the train itself. The guys were great and very patient. This trip should be a must for everyone, Well done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

if you want something out of the ordinary get to the savannahlander. this is my second time. i did the short trip(again) coach to mount suprise then return on the train next day. what a fun day the train is a loveley rattley old thing.. i love it, and the crew,Will and Leigh on this date 15/16th may were great... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a memorable experience this was. We were kept entertained by Will & Leigh for the whole journey. Nothing was too much trouble for them. You can sit in front next to the driver, ask questions along the way. They stop for photos when you want as well as stopping to point out important sights along the way. We stopped... More 

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John O'Groats, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

4 days on a train?, no, much much more than that. Unbelievable events at every turn. We travelled late in the season and were the only fare paying passengers. Leigh and Wil were in charge as the old diesel unit travels along the single track to Forsayth. Why was the line ever built? - you may wonder, but I will... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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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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Hebrides
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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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Merrylands, Australia
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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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Address: Address: 399 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4053 6848
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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