Members Of Savannah Way Ltd
Currently the members of Savannah Way Ltd include the following businesses and organisations:
Burke Shire was named after the ill fated explorer Robert O’Hara Burke. The Shire covers an area of 41,802sq km with a population of 500. There are two townships – Burketown and Gregory. Burke Shire is rich in historical sites. The heritage listed Tourist Information Centre in Burketown houses historical photos and memorabilia. Burke Shire was built on the back of the cattle industry which is still the major industry found in the Shire today. Other industries include tourism, fishing and mining. The Shire boasts many natural features such as Lawn Hill National Park, abundant wildlife, pristine rivers, amazing fishing, an uncapped natural hot water bore, sunset and star gazing on the saltpans and the unique feature of the Morning Glory Cloud formation. www.burke.qld.gov.au
The Carpentaria Shire is located along the south eastern edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, stretching from the Mitchell River in the north, to the Leichardt River in the west; approximately 64 000km2. The countryside ranges from vast, flat inland plains to mangrove fringes to deltas and saltpans along the coastal edges of the south-east Gulf. Normanton is approximately 700kms west of Cairns (8.5 hour drive) with another 73kms of sealed road to Karumba. The Carpentaria Shire’s local government and administrative centre is Normanton. Both Normanton and Karumba are growing commercial centres with an ever expanding fishing, prawning and tourism industry. The Carpentaria Shire is a fisherman’s, birdwatchers and photographer’s delight! www.carpentaria.qld.gov.au
Our vision for the Shire is one of growth and development but balanced with keeping our lifestyle as a safe and interesting place to live. Our growth isn’t just theoretical, we ARE growing and we need more residents to move to take up the many jobs and business opportunities available. Mining, tourism and the cattle industry are the predominant sectors in our economy but as our population grows, so will services need to expand. We have great hospitals, schools and services. Our showcase tourism facility is TerrEstrial, a unique concept incorporating a Visitor Information, Council Library, Internet Cafe and one of the Shire’s most significant Tourist Attractions – the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection. www.etheridge.qld.gov.au
From the coast to the red centre, the Northern Territory’s landscape is like no other. In semi -arid Central Australia, marvel at stunning rock formations and Australia’s iconic Uluru. Further north, the sweeping savannahs of the Barkly tablelands lead to the tropical Top End and the wetlands and waterfalls of the famous Kakadu and Litchfield national parks. Watch for exotic species of birds, reptiles and marine life. Meet the locals and embrace the stories: The Territory’s population of just 230,000 is famously warm and welcoming, and just as diverse as its landscape. www.travelnt.com
Australia’s North West Tourism (ANW) is the peak tourism marketing body for the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia. As a non-profit member-based association, its primary role is to promote the tourism aspects of the region through a range of marketing initiatives to the domestic and international markets. The organisation works closely with a range of stakeholders including Tourism WA, airlines, media partners and wholesalers, whilst seeking the best opportunities for its members. www.australiasnorthwest.com
Newest pub in the Gulf! Air-conditioned for your comfort. Air-conditioned accommodation. Modern Kitchen with Restaurant. Beer off the Ice! Adjacent to the Pool. Courtesy Bus available. All bitumen road via Gregory Downs. Friendly Atmosphere. Visit www.burketownpub.com.
The forerunner of Gulf Savannah Development, the Gulf Local Authorities Development Association (GLADA), was established in the 1970s. It was created by the Shires of Burke, Carpentaria, Croydon and Etheridge to coordinate lobbying activities aimed at improving the provision of services to the Gulf Savannah region. A key objective at that time was the sealing of the highway between Cairns and Karumba to provide better access into the region. Improvement to the existing road infrastructure remains a priority. The name of the organisation is now Gulf Savannah Development Inc. (GSD) and its member Shire Councils are Etheridge, Carpentaria, Burke, Doomadgee and Mornington. GSD also operates a corporate membership and non-voting membership programme for other stakeholders and offers a range of membership entitlements. GSD was involved in the formulation of the Gulf Regional Development Plan, which now forms the planning blueprint for the region. www.gulf-savannah.com.au
Halls Creek is located in the central Kimberley region, and is the home of renowned natural features such as the Bungle-Bungles and Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater. It is also a treasure trove of Aboriginal culture and art. Halls Creek Shire contains more artistic diversity and successful art centres than perhaps any other shire in Australia. From the distinctive ochre paintings of the Kija artists from Warmun, to the dazzling variety of acrylic paintings from Balgo, to emerging centres at Kundat Djaru, Mulan, Yiyili and Ngumpan, Halls Creek is the hub for those who seek an authentic Kimberley cultural experience. www.hallscreektourism.com.au
Heartbreak Hotel is situated approximately 860 kilometres south east from Darwin. It is one of the rare outback roadhouses in the Northern Territory and the doorway to many exciting things to do and see for all types of travellers. Most say it’s an “oasis in the outback” with its lush green grass and trees all year round. There is fishing, camping, hiking, Birdwatching etc. We also provide helicopter scenic flights and ground tours to the amazing Lost City. Flights available April – September. Heartbreak provides services such as fuel, takeaway food and restaurant meals, takeaway alcohol, bar, hotel accommodation, 50 powered sites and ample camping all year round. Visit www.heartbreakhotel.com.au.
Mareeba Shire, with many diverse communities, has a reputation as a food lovers’ paradise featuring local tropical fruit, coffee and boutique wines. The region is a magnet for self-drive visitors, with Mareeba being popular as a base to explore the Atherton Tablelands and as a gateway to Cape York and Gulf destinations. Exploring Chillagoe along the Great Wheelbarrow Way, is a must. Visit msc.qld.gov.au.
No visit to the Northern Territory is complete without visiting the spectacular “Nitmiluk”; a region of rugged beauty, history and culture with the breathtaking “Nitmiluk Gorge” as the centrepiece. Cruise, canoe, walk, fly, swim or embrace the Indigenous culture, Nitmiluk has it all! Nitmiluk Tours is 100% Indigenous owned and is the specialist agent offering a great variety of tours to explore the region. If you are looking for an experience rather than just a place to stay Nitmiluk Tours have a range of accommodation options in idyllic and relaxing settings. Reservations: (08) 8971 0877 or online at www.nitmiluktours.com.au
In recognition of the need for better coordination that can lead to improved economic, social and community outcomes, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Kimberley has been funded by the Federal Government to deliver on five key areas including Community engagement and consultation, Informed regional planning, Enhanced whole-of-government approach, Promotion of government programs and Community and economic development. On the basis of consultation with key regional stakeholders, existing plans, internal resources and networks, the strategic priorities that RDA Kimberley has determined that it will focus its attention and resources on have been identified to date and incorporate Youth, Economic development, Health, Skills development (Education and Training), Housing, Environment, Indigenous (Closing the Gap) and Infrastructure/Energy/Mining (Industry). RDA Kimberley has determined its vision is to create an environment of opportunity. In its quest to achieve this vision, RDA Kimberley recognises it must be flexible, seek out opportunities and to position itself as focussed on building a pathway to employment and economic growth for the region. Through the strengths of the knowledge and contacts held by the RDA Kimberley Committee, stakeholders and networks will be used to inform, discuss and advance key priorities and issues for the benefit of the entire Kimberley Region. www.rdakimberley.com.au
TRC’s vision is that our shire be ‘a thriving region that embraces our natural, cultural and economic diversity’. To achieve this, Council will:Give priority to the needs of the community who are the key stakeholders in terms of provision of services and facilities; Create and support a variety of healthy, safe and vibrant lifestyle opportunities within the region; Strengthen business and employment opportunities by encouraging and supporting development of industry throughout the region; and Continue to provide an open and transparent system of local governance to the community. Visit www.trc.qld.gov.au.
The multi-award winning Undara Experience is situated amid the Undara Volcanic National Park. Highly trained Savannah Guides conduct the Wildlife at Sunset and other daily tours of the 190,000 year old lava tubes. Meals, including the famous Bush Breakfast, are served daily with lunch and dinner in the fully-licensed bistro. Lodge facilities include swimming pool, bush walks and evening campfire activities. Enjoy annual events including Opera in the Outback and Outback Country Rock and Blues. With abundant wildlife and unique accommodation (including turn of the century railway carriages), and located only 3 and a half hours from Cairns, Undara Experience is Australia’s Accessible Outback. www.undara.com.au
WHYTES is a six partner firm of accountants based in Brisbane, who have been taking an active role in the financial success of clients in Queensland and the Northern Territory for well over 70 years. The WHYTES Difference: Financial success is only achievable through innovative planning, eagle eye monitoring and astute decision making formulated using meaningful financial data. Planning requires a vision for the future tempered by a realistic view of your capacity to achieve. Performance Monitoring is a powerful means to effective financial control over your future. Decision Making for success demands that you have accurate financial data on hand to move quickly and proactively in the face of opportunity or to recover lost ground. WHYTES enhances your success through the careful implementation of these tools within your business. www.whytescpa.com
Adels Grove Camping Ground is an eco-sensitive tourist park on Lawn Hill Creek, located 10 kilometres downstream from Lawn Hill National Park. Adels Grove is set among a plantation of exotic trees initially grown by the French Botanist Albert de Lestang over 80 years ago. The resort is an oasis retreat for the dusty, tired traveller: a perfect place to refresh, relax and recover. You can catch Barramundi just metres from your tent site or lie back and watch the cool aqua water meander through the park. Staff at Adels Grove operates tours of the surrounding Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park as well as the World Heritage Listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields. Bookings are essential.
Cook’s Tours are publishers of the “Amazing North” guide which profiles Western Australian, Northern Territory and North Queensland tourist destinations in an effort to facilitate the continuing travels of tourists across Northern Australia. The guides are often described as the Bible in that they provide valuable tourist information including route indicators and distances, maps, photographs, general & historical information, details on specific attractions, accommodation providers, sports, special events and much more. Visit www.cookstours.com.au.
Ash’s Holiday Units has always been the popular choice with fishermen staying in Karumba. We’re just across the road from the beach, and only minutes away from the boat ramp. You can clean and fillet your prize catch at our fish cleaning area, storing it in our complimentary guest freezer, ready to take home and our spacious units feature a large undercover carport.
The Broome Visitor Centre is a non government, not-for-profit organisation that provides visitors with comprehensive information for the town of Broome and offers a FREE booking service for all your accommodation, tour, car-hire and event needs. You can call us on Freecall 1800 883 777, or book Online at www.broomevisitorcentre.com.au 24 hours a day. Broome… let yourself go.
The Crystal Caves covers 250m2 of fantasy grottos and tunnels housing an impressive display of minerals, rocks and gemstones from all over the world including an Amethyst Geode standing 3.5 metres high! With a helmet and a light you explore the museum unguided and touch and photograph what nature has created. www.crystalcaves.com.au
Multi award winning End of the Road Motel situated on the beach front overlooking the spectacular Gulf of Carpentaria, where the outback meets the sea in style. The motel offers AAA 4 Star rating accommodation at Karumba Point. 21 fully self contained apartments including studio, one and two bedroom and beach front executive suites. Visit www.endoftheroadmotel.com.au for information.
The Gulflander historic rail experience ventures from Normanton on the remote Gulf of Carpentaria to Croydon 140 km away. This is old gold territory with a history to match the incredible terrain. Opened in 1891 to join Normanton to the teeming Croydon goldfields, the line has never been linked to the main Queensland Rail network. Old RM93 is the longest serving railmotor the line has seen and one of only a few still running in Australia. With abundant wildlife and distinctive geography to observe this is much more than a rail journey. www.gulflander.com.au
Australian Tours & Cruises
Delta Downs Station
Flat Creek Station
Gangalidda Garawa Services
Gilberton Outback Retreat
Hell’s Gate Roadhouse
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park
Katherine Visitor Information Centre
Kerry D Fishing Charters
Kununurra Visitor Information Centre
Latara Resort Motel
Lorella Springs Station
Mt Surprise Gems
Normanton Tourist Park
Savannah Way Motel Borroloola
Seven Emu Station
Sweers Island Fishing Resort