Croydon, the Heritage Capital of the Gulf

Croydon, the Heritage Capital of the Gulf

  Considered the Heritage Capital of the Gulf, Croydon has a rich history which started with the discovery of Gold in 1885 and led to the development of a rich, booming gold mining town. In its heyday, it was the third largest town in northern Queensland and...
Chillagoe Alternate Route

Chillagoe Alternate Route

  Chillagoe is on an Alternate Route of the Savannah Way and well worth a detour. The full 4WD Alternate Route runs from the Savannah Way near Mount Surprise along the Ootan Road following the Savannahlander tracks to Almaden, then on a remote loop to Normanton...
Fishing & Boating

Fishing & Boating

Fishing is great fun and locals will help with advice regarding bait and the best spots (or maybe the second best spots!) to go. Remember that saltwater crocodiles inhabit many of the Gulf Savannah’s waterways, so stay back from the water’s edge, avoid repetitive...
A Mataranka Adventure

A Mataranka Adventure

Cape Crawford through Roper Bar to Mataranka (unsealed route) This is remote 4WD country with some spectacular spots. As with many sections on the Savannah Way, plan your fuel stops with hundreds of kilometres between roadhouses. The road can be slow depending on how...
Responsible Travel on The Savannah Way

Responsible Travel on The Savannah Way

Take care of our native animals Don’t feed any animals in the wild and don’t attempt to touch them either.  Animals thrive when they’re left to their own devices, instincts and natural environment. Use your camera zoom, keep your distance and avoid noise pollution and...
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