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Savannah Way, Queensland


Cairns - Ravenshoe - Georgetown - Normanton - Katherine

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Drive from Cairns, through Queensland's lush Tropical Tablelands and historic goldfields, and across the Northern Territory border to Katherine.  Walk through World Heritage-listed rainforest in Kuranda and explore the produce-rich countryside around Mareeba. Visit a century-old Chinese temple in Atherton and spend the night in Ravenshoe, Queensland's highest town. Marvel at Millstream Falls, Australia's widest waterfalls and lose yourself in the caves of Undara Volcanic National Park, the world's longest lava system. Fossick for gold in historic Croydon and Georgetown and spot crocodiles in the wetlands around Normanton. Discover hidden gorges and Aboriginal rock art in Boodjamulla National Park before crossing the Central Gulf into the Northern Territory. From here, the Savannah Way continues across the outback all the way to Western Australia's pearling town of Broome.

At a glance:

  • Cairns to Atherton (1.5 hours)
  • Atherton to Georgetown (4 hours)
  • Georgetown to Normanton (5 hours)
  • Normanton to Burketown (3 hours)
  • Burketown to Borroloola (7 hours)
  • Borroloola to Katherine (9 hours)