Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise #savannahway Mount Surprise is a railway town on the old Cairns to Forsayth Railway line and is the first Gulf Savannah town encountered by visitors approaching from the east. It is the centre for gem fossicking with topaz, quartz, spinel, garnet,...
Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown #savannahway Situated west of the Newcastle Range on the Etheridge River, Georgetown is the administrative centre for the Etheridge Shire. A thriving gold hub at its peak in the 1870’s, Georgetown was named in honour of the local gold commissioner Howard St...
Forsayth

Forsayth

Forsayth #savannahway Forsayth is the western terminus of the Savannahlander train’s journey from Cairns. The increasingly popular overnight stop is located within the Etheridge Goldfield. Forsayth is still a popular base for fossickers and prospectors with some...
Croydon

Croydon

Croydon #savannahway Croydon in the heart of the Gulf Savannah, on the Savannah Way, a town with a big history that started with the discovery of gold in 1885.   Considered the Heritage Capital of the Gulf, Croydon has a rich history which started with the...
Normanton

Normanton

Normanton #savannahway A goldfields port that is now an administrative centre and home of the fantastic Gulflander Train, one of Australia’s great rail journeys. It departs Wednesday morning for Croydon, returning on Thursday. Other shorter trips operate through the...
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