Outback Tour Cairns Undara and Cobbold Gorge

2024 Rates:

  • Adult – Twin Share $2,785 per person
  • Adult – Single Share $3,415 per person
  • Child – $2,050 per child

2024 Scheduled departure dates:

May 26, 2024
June 16, 2024
July 14, 2024
August 18, 2024
September 15, 2024

With a maximum group size of twelve, this boutique tour from Cairns to Undara and Cobbold Gorge is without doubt the perfect way to explore the outback.

A glimpse into the days when dinosaurs were roaming the landscape. At this time, outback Queensland was an ocean full of coral, just like the Great Barrier Reef. Due to volcanic activity, the landscape changed forever, resulting in the geological formations that we see today.

The Undara Lava Tubes and Cobbold Gorge are unquestionably icons of this history. A guided tour of the Undara Lava Tubes will amaze as you walk through caves created by lava flow about 190,000 years ago. As a result of these formations, native flora and fauna have made their home here. During your cave tour, you might spot bats, owls and rock wallabies to name just a few.

Cobbold Gorge is also steeped in serenity and natural history. Enjoy a scenic boat ride through the calm waters of the gorge while surrounded by the ancient rock faces which tower up to 30 metres. Additional options are available to view the gorge, for instance, you could try a scenic helicopter flight or even stand up paddleboard down the waterway.

This outback tour departing Cairns visits iconic Undara and Cobbold Gorge. Explore caves and natural wonders with passionate guides over four days. Discover native flora and fauna while marvelling at the vibrant colours and scenery of the “Savannah Plains” of Outback Queensland.

Following your return to Cairns, you might like to further your historical journey of the area with a visit to Kuranda on the historical Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail package.

This tour operates on select dates between May and October, for this reason, please consult the booking calendar for dates. If you would rather the luxury of a Private Charter, please contact our office for availability.




Explore Outback’s wonders in a small group setting: Undara, Cobbold Gorge, and so much more!


Day 1

Starting from your Cairns Hotel at around 7:30 am, embark on a journey to the Outback Savannah. Traveling up the Gilles Highway, we reach the Volcanic Crater, Lake Barrine. Indulge in the Tea House’s renowned scones, enjoying stunning views of the lake and its rainforest-covered rim. Continuing through the fertile Atherton Tablelands to Ravenshoe, Queensland’s highest town, explore before heading to Millstream Falls. Traverse Forty Mile Scrub National Park en route to our first-night stay at Bedrock Village.

Day 2

Fuel up with an early breakfast before diving into the marvels of the Undara Lava Tubes. Led by knowledgeable guides, explore these ancient formations, carved by volcanic activity over 190,000 years ago. Then, journey onwards to Cobbold Gorge via the Gulf Development Road, stopping for a basic lunch at Einasleigh Hotel and a glimpse of Copperfield Gorge. Afterward, relax at Forsayth’s Aussie pub before continuing to Cobbold Gorge Village for two nights of stargazing around the campfire and hearty meals at MacDonald’s bar and bistro.

Day 3

Explore Cobbold Gorge while learning about the fascinating history of the area. The day includes a boat cruise with a guide to point out native flora and fauna including the elusive freshwater crocodile. Additional activities (may incur an additional cost) such as kayaking, a scenic flight and hiking are on offer to enjoy the spectacular Gorge and the natural environment.

Day 4

Following breakfast, depart Cobbold Gorge through to Georgetown. During your time in this sleepy village, discover the rich gem and gold mining history of the area. Moving on through the Atherton Tablelands before descending the Kuranda Range and home to your Cairns accommodation.


  • Small group- offering unrivalled, friendly and personalised service
  • Transfers – from and to your accommodation.
  • Interpretation – friendly, knowledgeable guides explain our unique flora and fauna.
  • Modern 4WD vehicle.
  • All Meals included
  • One nights’ accommodation at Bedrock Village | Two nights’ accommodation at Cobbold Gorge Village
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Mount Garnet
  • Undara Lava Tubes
  • Mount Surprise
  • Copperfield Gorge
  • Forsyth
  • Cobbold Gorge
  • Georgetown


What to bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Wallet
  • Hat
  • Water & Water Bottle
  • Insect Repellent & Sunscreen 30+
  • Luggage is restricted to ONE Soft Bag (no suitcases) weighing no more than 10kgs + ONE
  • Small Backpack/Day Pack

How to get there

This tour includes pick up and drop off at your Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation.

  • Departure 7 am – Returns 6.00 pm approximately

Important Information

  • Luggage is restricted to ONE Soft Bag (no suitcases) weighing no more than 10kgs + ONE Small Backpack/Day Pack
  • Please note that Single Travelers must book a “single” rate as we don’t offer shared rooms with other single travelers.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 4, unless on a Private Charter.
  • The Child Price is for ages 4 – 14.

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