2018 Availabilities

The Savannahlander is an rail experience that takes in many parts of the Australian outback and takes in many of the towns, people and businesses along the way.  Due to this nature there are some occasions where the train may be running but there is no accommodation left in these towns – which means that you may not be able to travel some dates despite the train running weekly.

The tables below show current availability for the tours:

Below is a list of available dates that will be updated as the year progresses – PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TABLE DOES NOTE GUARANTEE THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE.  We can only email you a confirmation on a tour after a completed booking has been made.

What happens if my desired dates are not available? – we hope that you can find a suitable date to travel with us, but if not then you have some alternative options.  Firstly -you can sign up to our our 2018 Standby list who will be notified by email if new dates become available or if there are availabilities due to cancellations.  Secondly you are also welcome to sign up to our 2019 Advance bookings list who will have 2 weeks head start when bookings open for 2019.

 

Outback Odyssey

Due to changes in the accommodation venues with our providers, tours previously sold as an “Outback Odyssey” are now simply booked and sold as a “Savannah Explorer” and adding an upgrade to the Undara Lava Lodge on the Friday night.  Please see the tables below for availability of these tours and options.

 Rail Runner

Rail Runner details online here.  There may be additional availability for SINGLE travellers due to specific rooms available, please contact us for details.

Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
7

4

2

6

4

1

5

3

7

14

11

9

13

11

8

12

10

14

21

18

16

20

18

15

19

17

21

28

25

23

27

25

22

26

24

28

        30

        29

    31  ✓     

 

 Savannah Explorer

The Savannah Explorer (note:  no Cobbold tours in March, November and December) 

Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
7

4

2

6

4

1

5

3

7

14

11

9

13

11

8

12

10

14

21

18

16

20

18

15

19

17

21

28

25

23

27

25

22

26

24

28

        30

        29

    31  ✓     

 

Gulflander and Savannahlander combined tours

Please note these dates are for the CAIRNS DEPARTURE dates. If you would like to book the NORMANTON DEPARTURE option for the tour please just add one calendar day to the dates below (availability will be the same as the table below)

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
2

7

4

2

6

3

1

9

14

11

9

13

10

8

16

21

18

16

20

17

15

23

28

25

23

27

24

22

30  ✓          30

           

 

Undara Lava Lodge Option

Travelling with us on the dates below? Did you know that you can change your accommodation on the Friday night from Mt Surprise to stay at the Undara Lava Lodge? The dates below are available at the great price of $150 and include transfers and tours of the Undara Lava Tubes.  The table below lists the available FRIDAY NIGHTS that will correspond with your chosen tour dates. 
Please note that we will accommodate you preferentially in the refurbished Railway Carriages and then in the quality Pioneer Huts.

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
6

4

1

6

3

    5

13

11

8

13

10

7

12

20

18

15

20

17

14

19

27

25

22

27

24

21

26

        29

     31 ✗  28

   

 

Other (short) tours

Please contact us all short tours are available such as:

  • the Etheridge Rambler;
  • Surprise Getaway (Wednesday Departure);
  • Surprise Getaway (Friday Departure);
  • Barron River Rover
  • 2 Day Undara with Rail
  • Mt Surprise to Einasleigh half day
  • Forsayth to Einasleigh half day