Australian Outback

The Australian Outback is one of the most well-known icons of Australia. The spectacular combination of vast blue skies and red earth provide for amazing scenery. Once across the coastal ranges and Atherton Tablelands you first hit ‘red dirt’ approximately and 1.5 hours west of Cairns and hidden in this huge landscape are some great sights.


Billy Tea Safaris Outback Day Tour

Begin your day with a stop at the beatiful Mareeba Wetlands for a chance to see some of the flora and fauna fo the Atherton Tablelands before leaving the green agricultual land behind as you head over the Great Divide and into the dry outback. Travel through historical towns and rolling hills rich in minerals before reaching Chillagoe. Explore the fosilised remains of coral reefs within the limestone caves. On the way back to Cairns a chance to sample some local tableleands coffee at the Australian Coffee Centre.

Departs: Cairns Monday, Wednseday and Friday 7am (returns approximately 6.30pm)

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Undara Lava Tubes 2 Day Outback Experience

Undara is an experience that defines Australia’s quintessential Outback. Your stay at Undara Experience includes evening wildlife spotlighting walks, campfire evenings, delicious dining featuring the region’s best produce, or a quiet drink in the bar as the outback sunset fades into the clear starlit night. Highly qualified Savannah Guides take you on tours that give a unique insight into the geology and ecology of the Undara Volcanic National Park, the local history and bushcraft of the Gulf Savannah region.

Departs: Coach departures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday // Self-Drive: Everyday

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2 Day Outback Experience With Rail

Savannahlander. The popular ‘Savannahlander’ train travels the original 90 year old rail line that serviced the pioneering mining towns of Forsayth, Einasleigh and Mt Surprise.

Slowing and stopping regularly, there are plenty of opportunities to observe and photograph the flora, fauna and unique geological features encountered on this historic journey. No better way to enjoy your return trip to Cairns.

Departs: Fridays only

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