Savannah Way

Savannah Way This transcontinental road trip, stretches from the historic pearling town of Broome on the northwest coast of WA; travelling past Katherine in the heart of the NT, and finishing at the tourist hotspot of Cairns in the northeast coast of QLD.
StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesBroome
FinishCairns
DifficultyDifficulty 3/5 Suitable for4WD AWD Camper Bike 
Distance3867.51 kmMinimum Days11
Average Speed73.24 km/hrDriving Time2 days 4 hrs 48 mins
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Article By: ExplorOz Team
Page Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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Description

The Savannah Way is over 3,700kms long, and thus, could possibly be done in as little as 3 days. Although that said - why would you do that!! Make the most of it, and give yourself a couple of weeks to absorb the interesting towns and spectacular attractions along the way. Although most of the trip is sealed, making large sections doable for 2WD sedans; there are sections where a 4WD is required. This includes the stretch between Borroloola and Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria (with some sections impassable during the November to April ‘wet season’). Generally, the Savannah Way is an easy to follow route that features clear signage, interpretative displays, maps and brochures, as well as a comprehensive visitor information centre network for travellers.

This fascinating drive passes through some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery, including 4 World Heritage Areas and 15 National Parks - ideally suited for the ultimate getaway!!! Marvel as you journey through diverse and spectacular landscapes featuring ancient gorges, rock pools, waterfalls, salt pans and hot springs. All the things to do and see within this trek are near infinite, although beginning from Broome, the highlights of this trip in respective order could include: Geikie Gorge and the vast flood plains of the Fitzroy River, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle), Lake Argyle near Kununurra, Timber Creek (the doorstep to Gregory National Park), Katherine Gorge (one of NT’s most scenic natural attractions), the small township of Roper Bar, the remote fishing community of Borroloola, the bird-watching wetlands between Normanton and nearby Karumba, and last but not least - the Undara Lava Tubes (in the Undara Volcanic National Park), which boasts the largest and most preserved lava tubes system on earth.

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Environment

The Savannah Way travels through 19 bioregions across two states (Western Australia and Queensland) and one territory (Northern Territory). The tropical savannah regions, which cover around 1.9 million square kilometres (a quarter of mainland Australia) can be generally described as landscapes of dense grass and scattered trees. Home to hundreds of species of native plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, many of these groups are found nowhere else in the world but within our tropical savannahs. The Gulf Savannah region in particular - is hugely diverse, as it provides habitats within tropical rainforests, rocky gorges, mangrove swamps, wetlands and rivers.

Some iconic fauna and flora you should keep an eye out for are; Wedge-tailed eagles, which have wingspans of 2.5m and are amongst the largest eagles in the world; Camels, as they are an estimated 200,000 ferel camels in the Northern Territory alone, and the Boab tree, which is found in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia and stores water in its bulbous trunk. The town of Normanton in Queensland is internationally recognised as an important location for an estimated third of Australia’s migratory wading birds, such as brolgas and sarus cranes. Another amazing iconic and natural phenomena is the Magnetic termite mounds, which are predominantly found in the Northern Territory are precisely oriented with their narrow edges facing north-south. These mounds are built by tiny blind insects and are oriented so that they get the least sun at the hottest time of the day.

History

The Savannah Way was officially launched at the Australian Tourism Exchange on June 4th 2004 by Queensland Tourism Minister Margaret Keech and her Northern Territory and West Australian counterparts Claire Martin and Bob Kucera. This tourist route across Australia’s ‘Top End’ was coined under a spirit of cooperation and adventure, reminiscent of the pioneers who first explored the region.

The three ministers signed a Memorandum of Agreement to work together to develop and promote the route - a 3700km route linking Broome in Western Australia, Katherine in the Northern Territory, and Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. The project, which has been jointly funded under the Drive Tourism and Federal Government Regional Tourism programs, have provided more than half a million dollars to make the route more ‘tourist friendly’, including erecting directional road signage, interpretive panels, and publishing dedicated route brochures, map, and a trip planning website - namely: www.savannahway.com.au

Over 80 per cent of the 3700km route has been sealed, but for more adventurous drivers an alternative 4WD unsealed route can also be taken. The route passes through some of Australia's most spectacular scenery, including five World Heritage areas, 15 national parks, the world's longest lava tubes, historic gold mining towns, Outback cattle stations, Australia's oldest pub and a wealth of indigenous culture.

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Preparation

For detailed checklists & advice regarding remote area travel, you are strongly encouraged to read the following articles: 4WD Driving Skills & Rules; What to Take; Recovery Gear Needs; Spare Parts and Tools; Food & Water; Water Tank; Long Range Fuel Tanks; Suspension; EPIRB; HF Radio; UHF Radio; Satphone; Staying in Touch as well as Travel Etiquette; Care for the Environment; Snake Bite Treatment; Outback Survival; & Driver Fatigue.

Official track reports are reviewed weekly and you'll always find the latest report in the ExplorOz Road Conditions section.
The Savannah Way needs to be well planned before undertaking such a long journey. The route is one of Australia’s newest ultimate self-drive adventures, with clear signage, interpretative displays, maps and brochures, and a comprehensive visitor information network for travellers.

Consider taking adequate fuel, water and supplies, and plan the stops where you can fuel up, and even stay overnight to rest. It’s a good idea to carry sun protection, sunscreen, insect repellent, first aid kit, and sufficient clothing for the time of the year. Staying in contact in the outback is vital, and while mobile phones will work in many towns, staying in contact by radio, satellite phone or carrying an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is advisable. Obtain current maps of the route, and if you are venturing off the main road into Aboriginal lands, you will need to enquire about permits - contact the local tourist centre for more information.

It is important to take heed of the road conditions, as it can vary from bitumen to gravel and dirt, and can be affected by climatic conditions. It is best not to attempt the route in the wet season from January to March in any vehicle, because you might get stuck for many days or even weeks. Although the most scenic time to travel is in Summer, as this time of year produces lush green foliage, clear, full-flowing waterways and greater numbers waterbirds in the surrounding wetlands. Unfortunately, one of the challenges of travelling in summer is that some of the main routes will be closed. Alternate routes are available and access is possible throughout the year, although certain areas may be temporarily impassable following prolonged periods of rain. Check the road conditions for each state before departing: There are some good PDF brochures on the Savannah Way, including maps and safety information, which is available for download. Please click: Savannah Maps and Brochures.

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel SymbolBroome, Roebuck Roadhouse, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Warmun (Turkey Creek), Woolah (Doon Doon), Kununurra, Timber Creek, Victoria River Roadhouse, Katherine, Mataranka, Roper Bar, Limmen River Station, Lorella Springs Station, Heartbreak Hotel, Borroloola, Hells Gate Roadhouse, Normanton, Georgetown, Ravenshoe, Atherton, Mareeba, Cairns Diesel4cyl 543 litres ULP4cyl 626 litres LPG4cyl 774 litres
6cyl 593 litres6cyl 701 litres6cyl 681 litres
8cyl 593 litres8cyl 641 litres

Best Time To Visit

Travel is best between April and September. In the wet season, from December to March, high sporadic rainfall means the conditions of the unsealed roads can change rapidly - often causing closures.

Closest Climatic Station

Elliott
Distance from Trek Mid Point 58.77km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C 37.636.735.634.4 31.328.428.331.3 35.438.039.138.6
Mean Min. °C 24.123.822.219.5 15.912.311.213.2 17.420.823.424.3
Mean Rain mm 133.2159.486.623.5 7.34.73.01.1 6.022.849.196.1
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

Services & Supplies

The following locations have various services and supplies: Broome, Roebuck Roadhouse, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Warmun (Turkey Creek), Woolah (Doon Doon), Kununurra, Timber Creek, Victoria River Roadhouse, Katherine, Mataranka, Mataranka Homestead Resort, Roper Bar, Limmen River Station, Lorella Springs Station, Heartbreak Hotel, Borroloola, Hells Gate Roadhouse, Normanton, Georgetown, Ravenshoe, Atherton, Mareeba, Cairns

What to See

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There are a total of 21 place entries

Broome - WA

Populated Place City Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Beach Cemetery,Grave Site Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel Point of Interest
This town is often called the gateway to the Kimberley and was founded as a pearling port over a century ago. This industry still remains a vital part of Broome and proudly ...
Position: -17.95538 122.23922 Altitude: 12m PlaceID: 55962 Updated: 04 Jul 11 11:01

Fitzroy Crossing - WA

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Rubbish Bin,Tip Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Police Station Point of Interest
Fitzroy Crossing. Is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 400 km east of Broome and 300 km west of Halls Creek....
Position: -18.19777 125.56736 Altitude: 118m PlaceID: 76980 Updated: 05 Jul 11 10:57

Mount Campbell - WA

Mountain,Peak,Hill
Position: -18.29991 125.60871 Altitude: 132m PlaceID: 56274 Updated: 28 Feb 06 08:01

Kununurra - WA Overall Rating: 4/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Aboriginal Lands,Communities Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Kununurra is the main population centre of the East Kimberley and is considered the gateway for tourists to this remote and intriging ancient region....
Position: -15.77813 128.74414 Altitude: 52m PlaceID: 55630 Updated: 29 Oct 09 01:54

Noel Buntine Memorial - NT

Marker,Sign Point of Interest
At the intersection of The Victoria Hwy and Buntine Hwy 126 Klm SW of Katherine and 69.4 NE of Victoria River Wayside Inn.
Position: -15.30531 131.5708 Altitude: 185m PlaceID: 80742 Updated: 07 Sep 08 02:12

Katherine - NT Overall Rating: 4/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park River Crossing Walk Track Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Cemetery,Grave Site Aboriginal Lands,Communities Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the third largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 kilometers south-east of ...
Position: -14.46517 132.26347 Altitude: 110m PlaceID: 26616 Updated: 16 Mar 09 08:28

Mataranka - NT

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Cemetery,Grave Site Aboriginal Lands,Communities Police Station Medical Services Point of Interest
Position: -14.92127 133.065 Altitude: 138m PlaceID: 26644 Updated: 20 Dec 08 07:50

Lomarieum Lagoon - NT

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls
Turn at St Vidgeon ruins. Nice camp site without facilities but we were told there may be crocodiles.
Position: -14.77748 134.88171 Altitude: 4m PlaceID: 68648 Updated: 20 May 12 08:50

Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon - NT

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls
Position: -15.29942 135.44582 Altitude: 11m PlaceID: 68700 Updated: 06 Dec 07 05:06

Limmen River Station - NT Overall Rating: 5/5

Populated Place Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Camp Free Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee Resort,Motel Point of Interest
Limmen Bight is a delightful camp, although small. The fishing is good from here, but watch out for crocs. The Towns River is another good spot to fish and camp but you need to ...
Position: -15.2655 135.50153 Altitude: 9m PlaceID: 14479 Updated: 11 Dec 07 01:17

Southern Lost City - NT

Point of Interest
Position: -15.80882 135.45577 Altitude: 71m PlaceID: 14494 Updated: 11 Dec 07 01:23

Leila Hill - NT

Mountain,Peak,Hill
Position: -16.61064 135.86135 Altitude: 90m PlaceID: 27073 Updated: 28 Feb 06 06:52

Borroloola - NT

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park River Crossing Walk Track Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Mine Food,Shopping Cemetery,Grave Site Aboriginal Lands,Communities Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Borroloola has 2 fuel outlets, supermarket, post office, Caravan Park, air strip and school and is an excellent place to base yourself for some exploring and fishing,...
Position: -16.07078 136.30722 Altitude: 16m PlaceID: 27055 Updated: 11 Dec 09 15:33

Snipe Lagoon - NT

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls
Position: -16.06739 136.36434 Altitude: 16m PlaceID: 68763 Updated: 03 Mar 06 08:35

Echo Gorge - NT

Gorge
Position: -17.17646 137.71363 Altitude: 195m PlaceID: 27184 Updated: 28 Feb 06 06:52

Lake Morgan - QLD

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls
Position: -17.3668 138.26199 Altitude: 56m PlaceID: 69627 Updated: 03 Mar 06 08:49

Dilldoll Rock - QLD

Mountain,Peak,Hill
Position: -17.44527 138.34145 Altitude: 96m PlaceID: 29334 Updated: 28 Feb 06 06:56

Armstrong Waterhole - QLD

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls
Position: -17.93319 140.7106 Altitude: 7m PlaceID: 69701 Updated: 03 Mar 06 08:50

Normanton - QLD Overall Rating: 3/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel Point of Interest
Normanton, is a small cattle town in the north of the state of Queensland, Australia. Established in 1868, Normanton boomed during the gold rush of the Croydon gold fields....
Position: -17.67183 141.07721 Altitude: 13m PlaceID: 29417 Updated: 16 Nov 13 00:32

Turkey Knob Hill - QLD

Mountain,Peak,Hill
Position: -18.24834 142.34782 Altitude: 142m PlaceID: 29541 Updated: 28 Feb 06 06:56

Cairns - QLD

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Camp Free Airstrip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Bay,Inlet,Cove Beach Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Welcome to Cairns, Australia's premier regional city and one of the safest tropical cities in the world. We are extremely proud of our city,...
Position: -16.92304 145.76625 Altitude: 3m PlaceID: 30020 Updated: 19 Jul 12 01:04

Where to Stay

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There are a total of 50 place entries

Broome - WA

Populated Place City Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Beach Cemetery,Grave Site Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel Point of Interest
This town is often called the gateway to the Kimberley and was founded as a pearling port over a century ago. This industry still remains a vital part of Broome and proudly ...
Position: -17.95538 122.23922 Altitude: 12m PlaceID: 55962 Updated: 04 Jul 11 11:01

Fitzroy Crossing - WA

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Rubbish Bin,Tip Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Police Station Point of Interest
Fitzroy Crossing. Is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 400 km east of Broome and 300 km west of Halls Creek....
Position: -18.19777 125.56736 Altitude: 118m PlaceID: 76980 Updated: 05 Jul 11 10:57

Ngumban Cliff Lookout - WA

Camp Free Barbeque Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed Toilets
Position: -18.74832 126.10867 Altitude: 301m PlaceID: 76568 Updated: 18 Dec 08 04:02

Halls Creek - WA Overall Rating: 2/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services
The new township of Halls Creek is small but has a continuous flow of tourist trade to keep it busy. It is mostly an Aboriginal settlement....
Position: -18.22485 127.66647 Altitude: 416m PlaceID: 4420 Updated: 09 Aug 10 04:17

Leycesters Rest - WA

Camp Free Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed Toilets
Position: -17.48104 127.95074 Altitude: 297m PlaceID: 76574 Updated: 17 Dec 08 07:00

Spring Creek - WA Overall Rating: 8/5

Camp Free Barbeque Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed
Highway 1 crosses this creek about 800m south of the turn-off into Purnululu NP. A shady campsite is far enough away from the road bridge to be quiet,...
Position: -17.43326 127.98768 Altitude: 299m PlaceID: 76575 Updated: 12 Dec 09 10:35

Fletchers Creek, Great Northern Hwy - WA

Camp Free Pets Allowed
Position: -17.33958 128.05104 Altitude: 318m PlaceID: 76576 Updated: 17 Dec 08 06:57

Warmun (Turkey Creek) - WA

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Aboriginal Lands,Communities Camp Fee Resort,Motel
Warmun Art Centre to view artwork from leading Aboriginal artists. Gija Visitor Information - Ph: (08) 9168 7882 (holiday season only) Turkey Creek Roadhouse - Phone: (08) ...
Position: -17.02939 128.21069 Altitude: 207m PlaceID: 56545 Updated: 25 Jul 09 04:06

Telegraph Creek - WA

Camp Free Pets Allowed
Position: -16.87319 128.2811 Altitude: 165m PlaceID: 76577 Updated: 17 Dec 08 07:02

Woolah (Doon Doon) - WA

Populated Place Station,Homestead Service Station,Roadhouse Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Aboriginal Lands,Communities Camp Fee
Doon Doon Roadhouse - Phone: (08) 9167 8004 Aboriginal Cultural Tours Great food .Every sort of nick nack you could want..clean and tidy overnight accomodation and vans ....
Position: -16.30858 128.24844 Altitude: 122m PlaceID: 56449 Updated: 29 Sep 08 03:01

Dunham River Rest Area - WA

Camp Free Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted
Dunham River Rest Area is located just off the Great Northern Highway, around 115kms north of Turkey Creek.
Position: -16.15225 128.36556 Altitude: 87m PlaceID: 76579 Updated: 16 Dec 08 03:40

Cockburn Rest Area - WA Overall Rating: 4/5

Camp Free Barbeque Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed Toilets
Cockburn Rest Area is found just off the Great Northern Highway, near Victoria Highway Junction. It is roughly 55kms south of Wyndham.
Position: -15.86847 128.37114 Altitude: 107m PlaceID: 76581 Updated: 17 Dec 08 00:35

Kununurra West Rest Area - WA

Camp Free Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed
This free camp is not marked in any way - if you proceed west out of Kununurra about 11kms the unmarked dirt track turnoff is about 1km past the Valentine Springs turn off ...
Position: -15.76729 128.65508 Altitude: 63m PlaceID: 76584 Updated: 19 Jun 12 21:12

Kununurra - WA Overall Rating: 4/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Aboriginal Lands,Communities Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Kununurra is the main population centre of the East Kimberley and is considered the gateway for tourists to this remote and intriging ancient region....
Position: -15.77813 128.74414 Altitude: 52m PlaceID: 55630 Updated: 29 Oct 09 01:54

Saddle Rest Area - NT Overall Rating: 4/5

Camp Free Toilets Water Supply Barbeque Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted Rubbish Bins
Position: -15.95704 129.56192 Altitude: 76m PlaceID: 76697 Updated: 17 Dec 08 07:06

East Baines River - NT

Camp Free Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed Water Supply
Position: -15.76744 130.02664 Altitude: 29m PlaceID: 76696 Updated: 17 Dec 08 07:08

Victoria River Roadhouse - NT Overall Rating: 1/5

Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Rubbish Bin,Tip Toilet Pub Resort,Motel
Victoria River Roadhouse Hotel/Motel Victoria Hwy Victoria River NT 0852 Telephone: (08) 8975 0744 Facsimile: (08) 8975 0819 Victoria River Crossing and Victoria River ...
Position: -15.61683 131.12898 Altitude: 52m PlaceID: 26108 Updated: 30 Aug 09 09:49

Sullivan Campground - NT

Camp Fee Toilets Barbeque Large Rigs Accepted Rubbish Bins
Telephone Number: (08) 8975 0888 24 hour overnight camping allowed
Position: -15.58715 131.2755 Altitude: 84m PlaceID: 76694 Updated: 17 Dec 08 07:18

Vince Connoly Crossing - NT

Camp Free Toilets Water Supply Fire Ring/Pit Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted
Position: -14.82863 131.91664 Altitude: 120m PlaceID: 76691 Updated: 22 Nov 10 03:22

King West Rest Area - NT

Camp Free Barbeque Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted Rubbish Bins
Distances Katherine 34km Kununurra 475km Nearest stop West: Limestone 23km
Position: -14.67778 132.0864 Altitude: 118m PlaceID: 80778 Updated: 14 Sep 08 08:11

Katherine - NT Overall Rating: 4/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park River Crossing Walk Track Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Cemetery,Grave Site Aboriginal Lands,Communities Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the third largest town in the Northern Territory and is located 312 kilometers south-east of ...
Position: -14.46517 132.26347 Altitude: 110m PlaceID: 26616 Updated: 16 Mar 09 08:28

King Rest Area - NT

Camp Free Water Supply Barbeque Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted Rubbish Bins
Position: -14.64411 132.63271 Altitude: 194m PlaceID: 76658 Updated: 17 Dec 08 07:19

Stirling Mill Rest Area - NT

Camp Free Pets Allowed
Position: -14.83907 132.97287 Altitude: 152m PlaceID: 76657 Updated: 18 Dec 08 01:41

Mataranka - NT

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Cemetery,Grave Site Aboriginal Lands,Communities Police Station Medical Services Point of Interest
Position: -14.92127 133.065 Altitude: 138m PlaceID: 26644 Updated: 20 Dec 08 07:50

Mataranka Homestead Resort - NT Overall Rating: 5/5

Populated Place Caravan Park Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee Resort,Motel
Mataranka Homestead is a great place to rest and unwind. The Mataranka Hot Spring just a short walk from the camp grounds, and the homestead offers everything you may need....
Position: -14.92144 133.13074 Altitude: 127m PlaceID: 26643 Updated: 12 Oct 09 11:18

Mt Price Rest Area - NT

Camp Free Fire Ring/Pit
Position: -14.76148 134.18916 Altitude: 49m PlaceID: 76646 Updated: 17 Nov 10 04:56

Roper Bar - NT

Populated Place Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee Resort,Motel
Roper Bar Store - Phone: (08) 8975 4636 Vehicular access to the coast at Port Roper is not possible - the closest you'll get to the mouth of the river is about 8km away....
Position: -14.72693 134.49847 Altitude: 18m PlaceID: 7892 Updated: 02 Oct 10 19:55

Leichhardts Caravan Park - NT Overall Rating: 6/5

Caravan Park Toilets Showers Water Supply Barbeque Public Phone Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted
Position: -14.72242 134.50624 Altitude: 18m PlaceID: 76648 Updated: 17 Nov 10 04:58

St Vidgeon Ruins - NT Overall Rating: 8/5

Camp Free Pets Allowed
Position: -14.78046 134.88519 Altitude: 9m PlaceID: 76649 Updated: 02 Oct 10 09:56

Towns River - NT

Camp Free Pets Allowed Toilets
Position: -15.04184 135.2117 Altitude: 7m PlaceID: 76650 Updated: 18 Dec 08 01:48

Cox River - NT

Camp Free Pets Allowed
Position: -15.32233 135.34511 Altitude: 10m PlaceID: 76651 Updated: 18 Dec 08 01:49

Limmen River Station - NT Overall Rating: 5/5

Populated Place Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Camp Free Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee Resort,Motel Point of Interest
Limmen Bight is a delightful camp, although small. The fishing is good from here, but watch out for crocs. The Towns River is another good spot to fish and camp but you need to ...
Position: -15.2655 135.50153 Altitude: 9m PlaceID: 14479 Updated: 11 Dec 07 01:17

Lorella Springs Station - NT Overall Rating: 5/5

Populated Place Camp Free Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee
Located 265km south east of Roper Bar or 165km northwest or Borroloola. Turn east off Savanah Way 236km south east of Roper Bar or 136km north west of Borroloola for 35km....
Position: -15.72222 135.64084 Altitude: 85m PlaceID: 76653 Updated: 27 Dec 11 15:09

Batten Creek - NT

Camp Free Pets Allowed
Position: -16.30202 135.7074 Altitude: 99m PlaceID: 76654 Updated: 18 Dec 08 01:54

Heartbreak Hotel - NT

Caravan Park Toilets Showers Water Supply Barbeque Power Public Phone Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted Food,Shopping Fuel
This is the main establishment of Cape Crawford and consists of a roadhouse/hotel with cabins and camping. Restaurant/pub open 6.30 till late. Fuel, air,...
Position: -16.68432 135.72598 Altitude: 82m PlaceID: 76596 Updated: 03 Sep 13 08:37

Borroloola - NT

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park River Crossing Walk Track Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Mine Food,Shopping Cemetery,Grave Site Aboriginal Lands,Communities Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Borroloola has 2 fuel outlets, supermarket, post office, Caravan Park, air strip and school and is an excellent place to base yourself for some exploring and fishing,...
Position: -16.07078 136.30722 Altitude: 16m PlaceID: 27055 Updated: 11 Dec 09 15:33

Hells Gate Roadhouse - QLD Overall Rating: 3/5

Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Fuel Water Supply Toilet Food,Shopping Camp Fee Resort,Motel
Located 173km west of Burketown or 52km east of Queensland / Northern Territory border. Phone: (07) 4745 8258. Be advised that fuel may not be available at this Roadhouse....
Position: -17.45406 138.35794 Altitude: 76m PlaceID: 75902 Updated: 22 Jul 11 10:55

Normanton - QLD Overall Rating: 3/5

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Rubbish Bin,Tip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel Point of Interest
Normanton, is a small cattle town in the north of the state of Queensland, Australia. Established in 1868, Normanton boomed during the gold rush of the Croydon gold fields....
Position: -17.67183 141.07721 Altitude: 13m PlaceID: 29417 Updated: 16 Nov 13 00:32

Blackbull Camping Area - QLD

Camp Fee Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed Showers Toilets Water Supply
Position: -17.93973 141.76419 Altitude: 56m PlaceID: 76808 Updated: 19 Dec 08 02:08

Gilbert River Bridge - QLD Overall Rating: 3/5

Camp Free Large Rigs Accepted
Free camp100m west of bridge on northern side. Very dry and dusty.
Position: -18.2019 142.87164 Altitude: 174m PlaceID: 76807 Updated: 09 Jan 12 10:13

Georgetown - QLD

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Walk Track Fuel Toilet Pub Food,Shopping
Take a break from the Savannah Way. Visit the gemstone display at TerrEstrial, enjoy a cuppa at the shady park overlooking the Etheridge River then do the river walk up to the ...
Position: -18.29199 143.54584 Altitude: 298m PlaceID: 29607 Updated: 09 Jan 12 10:03

Forty Mile Scrub National Park - QLD

Camp Free Disabled Facilites Large Rigs Accepted Toilets
Position: -18.10887 144.82558 Altitude: 771m PlaceID: 76806 Updated: 19 Dec 08 02:24

Archer Creek Rest Area - QLD Overall Rating: 3/5

Camp Free Toilets Pets Allowed Rubbish Bins
Position: -17.6465 145.34715 Altitude: 657m PlaceID: 76805 Updated: 05 Dec 11 02:50

The Millstream Rest Area - QLD

P-Bay Rubbish Bin,Tip Camp Free
16.6 West from Ravenshoe town centre
Position: -17.64655 145.347 Altitude: 657m PlaceID: 77915 Updated: 23 Sep 07 23:46

Ravenshoe - QLD

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Pub Food,Shopping Resort,Motel
Ravenshoe today is one of Queensland's charming rural towns due to its isolation and creative population. The community is a growing and vibrant one,...
Position: -17.61636 145.48687 Altitude: 912m PlaceID: 30172 Updated: 20 Dec 08 07:51

Atherton - QLD

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Airstrip Rubbish Bin,Tip Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Atherton is in the lovely Tropical Tablelands, with beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rich red soil and tropical rainforest. The Tableland area is famous for producing peanuts,...
Position: -17.26864 145.47522 Altitude: 767m PlaceID: 30096 Updated: 20 Dec 08 07:51

Tolga Recreation Reserve - QLD

Camp Free Large Rigs Accepted Pets Allowed Toilets Water Supply
The campground is situated in the south end of the town.
Position: -17.23139 145.47908 Altitude: 770m PlaceID: 76796 Updated: 19 Dec 08 02:15

Rocky Creek Camp area - QLD

Camp Free Toilets Pets Allowed Large Rigs Accepted Rubbish Bins
This free Camp 23klm South of Mareeba is set along side the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park. There is no power, toilets are in the Memorial Park
Position: -17.18234 145.45595 Altitude: 663m PlaceID: 78363 Updated: 13 Aug 09 07:02

Mareeba - QLD

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Walk Track Airstrip Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Mareeba, with a population of 8000, is the main commercial and administrative centre and lies 64km south west of Cairns....
Position: -16.995 145.42324 Altitude: 410m PlaceID: 29955 Updated: 04 Nov 13 08:58

Cairns - QLD

Populated Place Town Service Station,Roadhouse Caravan Park Camp Free Airstrip Fuel Water Supply Toilet Pub Food,Shopping Bay,Inlet,Cove Beach Camp Fee Police Station Medical Services Resort,Motel
Welcome to Cairns, Australia's premier regional city and one of the safest tropical cities in the world. We are extremely proud of our city,...
Position: -16.92304 145.76625 Altitude: 3m PlaceID: 30020 Updated: 19 Jul 12 01:04

Directions

LocationsDistanceDirectionTime
Broome to Milliya Rumurra 6.61 km N 15° 4 min
Milliya Rumurra to Roebuck Roadhouse 27.17 km E 77° 20 min
Roebuck Roadhouse to Bedunburra 76.73 km E 72° 1 hr 50 min
Bedunburra to Great Northern Hwy & Derby Hwy 68.74 km E 89° N/A
Great Northern Hwy & Derby Hwy to Great Northern Hwy & Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd 172.72 km E 104° N/A
Great Northern Hwy & Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd to Fitzroy Crossing 43.09 km SE 125° 27 min
Fitzroy Crossing to Mount Campbell 14.08 km S 159° N/A
Mount Campbell to Kellys Pass 81.66 km SE 134° N/A
Kellys Pass to Ngumban Cliff Lookout 1.65 km E 102° N/A
Ngumban Cliff Lookout to Lamboo Gunian 174.22 km E 73° N/A
Lamboo Gunian to Great Northern Hwy & Tanami Rd 2.23 km NE 53° N/A
Great Northern Hwy & Tanami Rd to Halls Creek 16.27 km NE 46° 11 min
Halls Creek to Palm Creek, Great Northern Hwy 27.16 km NE 35° 18 min
Palm Creek, Great Northern Hwy to Little Panton River, Great Northern Hwy 20.99 km N 14 min
Little Panton River, Great Northern Hwy to Upper Panton River, Great Northern Hwy 9.84 km N 343° 8 min
Upper Panton River, Great Northern Hwy to Leycesters Rest 44.15 km NE 24° 32 min
Leycesters Rest to Spring Creek 7.2 km NE 37° 5 min
Spring Creek to Great Northern Hwy & Purnululu NP Access 0.67 km NE 61°
Great Northern Hwy & Purnululu NP Access to Fletchers Creek, Great Northern Hwy 12.45 km NE 32° 9 min
Fletchers Creek, Great Northern Hwy to Warmun (Turkey Creek) 40.41 km NE 26° 28 min
Warmun (Turkey Creek) to Telegraph Creek 20.26 km NE 23° 16 min
Telegraph Creek to Bow River, Great Central Hwy 9.27 km N 360° 6 min
Bow River, Great Central Hwy to Woolah (Doon Doon) 62.46 km N 356° 41 min
Woolah (Doon Doon) to Dunham River Rest Area 25.15 km NE 36° 17 min
Dunham River Rest Area to Great Northern Hwy & Victoria Hwy 35.92 km N N/A
Great Northern Hwy & Victoria Hwy to Cockburn Rest Area 0.51 km W 254°
Cockburn Rest Area to Kununurra West Rest Area 32.12 km E 70° 19 min
Kununurra West Rest Area to Dunham River, Victoria Hwy 4.71 km SE 129° 3 min
Dunham River, Victoria Hwy to Kununurra 7.61 km E 82° 6 min
Kununurra to Emu Creek Community 7.11 km SE 132° N/A
Emu Creek Community to Saddle Rest Area 102.99 km E 101° N/A
Saddle Rest Area to Desmonds Passage 6.3 km NE 57° N/A
Desmonds Passage to East Baines River 52.24 km E 68° N/A
East Baines River to Timber Creek 57.14 km E 75° N/A
Timber Creek to Muringung 3.17 km S 163° N/A
Muringung to Victoria River Roadhouse 88.32 km E 85° N/A
Victoria River Roadhouse to Sullivan Campground 17.28 km E 78° N/A
Sullivan Campground to Noel Buntine Memorial 51.25 km NE 45° N/A
Noel Buntine Memorial to Vince Connoly Crossing 68.21 km NE 35° N/A
Vince Connoly Crossing to Tony Green Crossing 23.2 km NE 51° N/A
Tony Green Crossing to King West Rest Area 3.18 km N 18° N/A
King West Rest Area to Katherine 31.49 km NE 39° N/A
Katherine to King Rest Area 47.98 km SE 117° 31 min
King Rest Area to Mataranka Station 43.79 km SE 121° 25 min
Mataranka Station to Stirling Mill Rest Area 0.46 km E 109°
Stirling Mill Rest Area to Mataranka 14.6 km SE 133° 9 min
Mataranka to Mataranka Homestead Resort 8.71 km E 90° 7 min
Mataranka Homestead Resort to Mt Price Rest Area 146.18 km E 81° 1 hr 33 min
Mt Price Rest Area to Roper Bar 38.42 km E 83° 29 min
Roper Bar to Leichhardts Caravan Park 0.84 km NE 63°
Leichhardts Caravan Park to Roper Bar 0.84 km SW 243°
Roper Bar to Queensland Crossing 21.13 km SE 156° 16 min
Queensland Crossing to Lomarieum Lagoon 46.54 km E 72° 37 min
Lomarieum Lagoon to St Vidgeon Ruins 0.54 km SE 132°
St Vidgeon Ruins to Towns River 48.66 km SE 130° 36 min
Towns River to Cox River 37.52 km SE 155° 29 min
Cox River to Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon 12.72 km E 77° 13 min
Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon to Limmen River Station 7.43 km NE 58° 11 min
Limmen River Station to Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon 7.43 km SW 238° 11 min
Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon to Cox River 12.72 km W 257° 13 min
Cox River to Burketown Crossing 21.26 km S 161° 18 min
Burketown Crossing to Southern Lost City 51.93 km S 171° 46 min
Southern Lost City to Lorella Springs Station 47.19 km NE 64° 52 min
Lorella Springs Station to Batten Creek 82.73 km S 174° 1 hr 23 min
Batten Creek to Leila 1st Crossing 35.69 km S 185° 31 min
Leila 1st Crossing to Cape Crawford 15.16 km S 161° 13 min
Cape Crawford to Heartbreak Hotel 0.62 km SE 125°
Heartbreak Hotel to Leila Crossing (Carpentaria Hwy) 15.82 km NE 59° 10 min
Leila Crossing (Carpentaria Hwy) to Leila Hill 1.82 km E 71° 1 min
Leila Hill to Borroloola 99.73 km NE 38° 1 hr 6 min
Borroloola to Burketown Crossing 3.87 km SE 142° N/A
Burketown Crossing to Snipe Lagoon 6.01 km E 73° N/A
Snipe Lagoon to Echo Gorge 218.86 km SE 131° N/A
Echo Gorge to Wollogorang 30.3 km E 99° N/A
Wollogorang to Savannah Way, NT-QLD Border 5.26 km E 92° N/A
Savannah Way, NT-QLD Border to Westmoreland 34.38 km SE 117° N/A
Westmoreland to Lake Morgan 4.48 km S 159° N/A
Lake Morgan to Dilldoll Rock 12.72 km SE 136° N/A
Dilldoll Rock to Hells Gate Roadhouse 1.67 km SE 119° N/A
Hells Gate Roadhouse to Savannah Way & Doomadgee Access 82.07 km SE 137° 2 hr 50 min
Savannah Way & Doomadgee Access to Savannah Way & Wills Dev Rd 73.76 km E 82° 2 hr 57 min
Savannah Way & Wills Dev Rd to Burketown 25.9 km NE 57° N/A
Burketown to Leichhardt Falls 70.58 km SE 147° N/A
Leichhardt Falls to Burketown Rd & Savannah Way 2.59 km SE 118° N/A
Burketown Rd & Savannah Way to Armstrong Waterhole 99.58 km E 69° N/A
Armstrong Waterhole to Savannah Way at Little Bynoe River 15.28 km NE 59° N/A
Savannah Way at Little Bynoe River to Normanton 37.44 km NE 51° N/A
Normanton to Glenore Crossing 25.07 km S 163° N/A
Glenore Crossing to Blackbull Camping Area 69.56 km E 98° N/A
Blackbull Camping Area to Croydon 60.39 km SE 120° N/A
Croydon to Turkey Knob Hill 13.75 km SE 114° N/A
Turkey Knob Hill to The Jump Up 10.38 km E 79° N/A
The Jump Up to Gilbert River Bridge 48.53 km E 86° N/A
Gilbert River Bridge to Georgetown 74.77 km E 98° N/A
Georgetown to Mount Surprise 92.12 km E 79° N/A
Mount Surprise to Forty Mile Scrub National Park 60.07 km E 85° N/A
Forty Mile Scrub National Park to Mount Garnet 63.36 km NE 32° N/A
Mount Garnet to Innot Hot Springs 15.43 km E 86° N/A
Innot Hot Springs to Archer Creek Rest Area 12.87 km E 78° N/A
Archer Creek Rest Area to The Millstream Rest Area 0.28 km W 249° N/A
The Millstream Rest Area to Ravenshoe 15.51 km E 77° N/A
Ravenshoe to Atherton 53.2 km N 358° N/A
Atherton to Tolga Recreation Reserve 4.43 km N N/A
Tolga Recreation Reserve to Rocky Creek Camp area 6.76 km NW 336° 6 min
Rocky Creek Camp area to Walkamin 7.02 km NW 331° 9 min
Walkamin to Mareeba 15.42 km N 359° N/A
Mareeba to Cairns 67.45 km E 78° N/A
Broome to Cairns 3867.51 km     2 day 4 hr 48 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.

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