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...
Australia’s Great Drive

Australia’s Great Drive

The Savannah Way from Cairns to the Northern Territory border is rich with natural wonders and the Top End route is passable to all vehicles including caravans during the dry season, generally late April to early October. It is also navigable during the storm season...
Cruise an Outback Oasis

Cruise an Outback Oasis

Hidden in the dusty outback of the Gulf Savannah is a spectacular oasis where tall cabbage-tree palms and pandanus frame dramatic red sandstone cliffs separated by emerald green water. Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park, 100km west of Gregory Downs, was once...
Birdwatching Hot Spots

Birdwatching Hot Spots

Australia’s tropical Savannahs are home to 55 of Australia’s 90 seed eating birds (including parrots, quails, pigeons and finches), including 13 endemics. 14 of Australia’s 18 finch species are here. Great bird sightings are available all through the year, with all...
Cairns to Darwin via Savannah Way

Cairns to Darwin via Savannah Way

The Adventurous Cairns to Darwin Trip Via Savannah Way Start: Cairns End: Darwin Estimated Travel Distance: 3,530.7 kms Estimated Travel Period: 17 Days including Kakadu National Park   If you’re traveling from Queensland to the Northern Territory, there are so...
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