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Savannah Way, Western Australia


Darwin - Katherine - Timber Creek - Kununurra - Halls Creek - Broome

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Cut a line between the desert and tropics on this rugged outback adventure between Darwin and Broome. You'll see palms sprouting from rust-red cliffs, crocodiles baking in gorges and boab trees bursting with fruit. Cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and see Aboriginal rock art in Keep River National Park. Canoe down Ord River and huge, man-made Lake Argyle.  Explore the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, bushwalk to Mitchell Falls and visit the Argyle Diamond Mine. See the bulbous Boab Prison Tree near Derby and swim from Broome's Cable Beach, with its warm waters and soft dreamlike sand. The Savannah Way also has many bird watching opportunities, so pack binoculars and a field guide.

At a glance:

  • Darwin – Katherine (3.5 hours)
  • Katherine - Timber Creek (3.5 hours)
  • Timber Creek – Kununurra (3 hours)
  • Kununurra - Halls Creek (4 hours)
  • Halls Creek – Broome (7 hours)