Mount Isa Rodeo – Cairns, Mt Isa, Mackay


Drive up through Atherton tablelands, stop and have a look at the curtain fig and Milla Milla Falls, that afternoon arrive at Undara. Considered some of the largest and longest lava tubes on the planet, the Undara lava tubes, located in Undara Volcanic National Park in North Queensland, have led to the formation of some spectacular underground caves.

Thought to be formed by immense volcanic activity, during this fiery episode, twenty-three billion cubic litres of lava was estimated to have spewed forth from the Undara Volcano onto the surrounding Atherton Tableland.

Undara region offers guests a unique outback adventure. Staying here is not like checking into any other hotel, motel or resort. The accommodation puts you in the heart of the Australian Outback, providing an authentic escape into the bush with accommodation ranging from Cabins, Railway carriages and homesteads. There are a few things you can be assured of, friendly hospitality and an array of native Australian plants and animals right on your doorstep, including but not limited to kangaroos, wallabies and kookaburras.

– Dinner

Cobbold Gorge is a hidden oasis tucked away within the rugged sandstone formations. An ancient landscape which invites you to breathe in the bush and breathe out your worries. Located in North Queensland’s Gulf Savannah, this ancient geological landform is unique in its narrow sandstone formations and spectacular 30-foot cliffs. Cobbold is the youngest of Queensland’s gorges to visit, with a mere 10,000 years against its name, giving some indication of the deep history that Queensland’s Outback holds.

Tour the gorge on a custom-made, electric powered boat – quietly motored as not to disturb the gentle serenity of the natural ecosystems it passes. It glides across the surface mirroring the eerie silence of the Cobbold Gorge itself. Where you glide, how can this be any more perfect!!

You may even spot one of the large populations of resident freshwater crocodiles.

An award-winning outback experience. How can this be any more perfect!!

– Breakfast and dinner

Today we will have a train ride on the Gulf Savannah from Critters Camp to Normanton, this is a heritage-listed railway line in the Gulf Country of northern Queensland, Australia. Hear the history of the 16-mile turning angle built in 1891, and the true tales of how this little Gulf Savannah landscape got its unusual name.

This is the only train to operate on the line operated by a Gardner diesel propelled rail motor and carriages TP1809 and TP1811.

That night we will be stopping at Karumba, one of Outback Queensland’s remote towns.

– Breakfast and dinner

This interactive and state of the art Interpretive Centre provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of these sought-after fish. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora.

The Ferryman River Cruises.

Karumba’s number one in River and Gulf Cruises Explore the mangrove lined waterway of the Norman River with the Ferryman.

The wildlife adventures include Bird watching, Croc spotting and unforgettable Sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Enjoy an evening of sunset drinks and nibbles as the sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Overnight again in Kurumba.

– Breakfast and dinner

The Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre in Mount Isa showcases the fossils from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Riversleigh is part of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites and home to one of the most significant fossil deposits worldwide that tells a unique story of the evolution of Australia’s wildlife.

In the newly renovated and upgraded centre some of Riversleigh’s most unique fossil finds are exhibited with innovative interactive displays. Let the palaeontological experts tell you their stories of Riversleigh in the movie theatre or wander through an impressive diorama to see what this ancient world looked like 25 million years ago.

We join a guided tour to find out how specimens are sorted, cleaned and the fossils extracted from hard limestone in our Riversleigh fossil laboratory – an experience that is educational and engaging for the entire family. You might even find yourself virtually digging for fossils!

That afternoon we will go to the rodeo watching all the ring events and that night plenty of food stall and country western concert. At the rodeo you have a free bus service to bring you back to your accommodation.

– Breakfast

The Hard Times Mine Tour is more than a tour – it’s an experience!

From the very beginning of the tour, you know that this is something special. From the moment you meet your tour guide who has worked as a miner for most of his life, to the kitting-out in overalls and cap lamps, already you’re having fun and can’t wait for what comes next.

Descending into the mine in the Alimak Cage, you begin to explore the history of mining as the guides enthral you with their stories of the good times and the hard times that they had working deep under the earth. You will see how the tunnels are formed and shaped by the majestic boom drills and mucking units. Get up close with the machinery and try your hand at the air-leg drill and feel the earth rumble with the firing of the blast face. These magnificent experiences will stay with you forever. From there out to the rodeo for its final day.

– Breakfast



Prices and Bookings

Book with Confidence, Guests requesting a cancelation due to Covid will be issued a full refund for any tours booked with Reef N Beyond.

12 Day / 11 Night Tour

$5395 NETT per person twin share, $1100 NETT single supplement

18 meals

Tour departure dates are



Experienced Driver Guide & Airport Transfers

Tour commences in Cairns

Tour concludes In Mackay

Tour inclusions

Return airport or train transfers

Tour exclusions

Snacks and beverages are not included.

Optional gratitude’s / tipping

Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

Itinerary changes

On some occasions it may be necessary to change the itinerary due to availability or other circumstances beyond our control. Alternate destinations or swapping of days may occur if all other options have been exhausted

On some occasions it may be necessary to change the accommodation place due to availability or other circumstances beyond our control. Alternate accommodation will be booked.

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