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...
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...
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