Mareeba

Mareeba

Mareeba #savannahway The township of Mareeba is an hour’s drive west of Cairns. Mareeba and its surrounding district’s multicultural heritage has given the region its distinctive flavour. The fertile district has a reputation as a food lovers’...
Chillagoe

Chillagoe

Chillagoe #savannahway 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...
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...
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