This Gulf Savannah Tour was created due to requests from past clients who refused to travel with other providers! The itinerary has been thoroughly researched and tested to bring you the best of the Northern Territory and Gulf Savannah! We ran our inaugural tour in 2021 and it blew everyone away, including us! It is a very unique itinerary visiting some of the most mind-blowing places in the Top End!
Departing from Cairns or Darwin, highlights include Kakadu & Litchfield National Park, The Lost City, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Riversleigh Fossil Deposit, Burketown and the world famous Undara Lava Tubes! There is a helicopter flight over wetlands plus another flight over Australia’s largest aggregate saltpans! There are sunset dinner cruises, croc feeding, ancient landscapes and incredible wildlife to experience!
All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances or driver’s decision based on what is best for the group. This itinerary is ONLY a guide. Whilst an itinerary is important, at Cockatours, we believe being flexible and having the ability to explore and deviate is also incredibly important.
May 13-29, 2023 (Depart Cairns)
June 4-20, 2023 (Depart Darwin)
Unfortunately, we have had to increase our prices in 2023. We have always tried to keep our prices low for you, however, prices have risen across the board and we must keep up. Fuel prices have risen significantly, increasing the prices of food and other resources in remote areas due to freight costs. Many of our accommodation and tour providers have doubled, and sometimes tripled in price. In 2023, all dinners out have also been included in your tour price.
We also pride ourselves in maintaining our vehicles impeccably and paying our guides well. Our staff are up there with the highest paid tour guides & cooks in Australia. And despite what you may have heard, road conditions in Cape York and the Top End are as bad as they always have been, and there is still a LOT of bad dirt.
We have recently conducted research on all other companies going to Cape York (& a few Gulf Savannah), including motorbikes, tagalongs and tour trucks. We found that we are still the best value in Cape York, whilst maintaining our 5-star rating.
We are just outlining this as we believe in being transparent and we hope you can appreciate the immense value of these remote, outback tours. We hope you will continue to support us, our staff and our dream.
Cockatours is a family-owned business who aim to create unforgettable experiences for everyone. We would love to share our experience and knowledge of the remote top end of Australia with you and show you places, experiences and wildlife you never thought existed! We run smaller tours with a maximum of 15 (Isuzu) or 19 (MAN) people so it still feels private and we expect everyone to be friendly, considerate and work together as a team to create a positive experience for all.
As a small business, we have the ability to be flexible and use this as an advantage for creating great experiences and adventures. Tours are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances and the guide’s decision to best suit the group.
If you decide to join us on an adventure, please note the following:
T1 Day 14, T2 Day 4: Injalak Arts have not run Injalak Hill & Arts Centre tours the past couple years. As such, we have not been able to trial this and have not factored it into the itinerary. However, we may propose it to you on the tour if time permits, at your cost. The prices for this have not been factored into this years tour.
Rossy may not be your guide this year. There are 2 vehicles running now. Rossy will be on some tours for training but will also be running private tours this year due to demand. All of our guides are excellent though, and you will fall in love with them!
Our 15-seater tour truck, Zeus, takes us on incredible adventures! He is equipped with comfortable seating perfect for off-road driving, a good sound system and USB charging ports. The air-conditioning works extremely well and the tinted windows in the cab help keep the glare & heat out! Our trailer is our portable kitchen with even more storage which is perfect for any event; short/long term camping trips, weekend getaways, the list goes on! There’s even a large awning for those rare rainy days!
On camping tours, we take a maximum of 15 people and there is a fridge for clients in the trailer for your own drinks!
We are very particular about a few things that make a trip comfortable; good food and sleeping gear are two of those. We do our best to maintain our gear to a high standard and turn over our camping gear frequently.
Our single or duo tents are 6.5 ft high, very spacious and easy to put up. The fly can also be removed, making it a big mozzie dome, for those starry nights so you can watch the stars go over head!
The mattresses are high-quality, high-density dunlop foam mattresses that stack (not rollable) and are comfy! We have sheets and micro-fibre blankets (NO yucky sleeping bags) for bedding and a mattress case as well. The pillows are real pillows and are covered with hygienic pillow covers as well as a standard pillow case. We even supply bath mats for the front of your tent! The chairs and mattresses vary between trucks due to storage space.
We highly suggest reading through our Frequently Asked Questions before sending through an enquiry or making a booking.