Travel West-The Savannah Way Drive Route

Suggested Itineraries

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The Western Australian leg takes in many of the State’s unforgettable landmarks. It can be travelled on the Great Northern Highway or, for a real 4WD adventure, along the Gibb River Road. This legendary 660 kilometre trek, which starts in Kununurra and ends in Derby, is one of Australia’s premier outback drives.Lake Argyle, Geikie Gorge National ParkKununurra is the home of the mighty Ord River. Here, you can take a refreshing dip in a freshwater pool and watch crocs basking on the riverbanks.
The magnificent Geikie Gorge National Park is just 18 kilometres from Fitzroy Crossing – a must-see.
The tempestuous river is framed by untamed forest, rich with native figs, wild passionfruit, freshwater mangroves and river gums.
Halls Creek, another stop along the Great Northern Highway route, is the nearest town to the glorious Purnululu National Park – home of the breathtaking Bungle Bungles.
A short drive from Halls Creek, you’ll also find Wolfe Creek Crater – the second largest meteorite crater (880 metres) in the world.
The meteorite is believed to have crashed to earth around 300,000 years ago weighing more than 50,000 tonnes.

Camels on Cable Beach, BroomeIn Broome, visit famous Cable Beach – hailed as one of most beautiful stretches of coastline on earth.
This idyllic spot is blessed with azure waters fringed by 22 kilometres of pristine white sands, and is renowned for its spectacular fiery sunsets.

For more information on the route, visit the Savannah Way website.

The Worlds Longest 4WD Geocaching Adventure!

Northern Territory is home to hundreds of geocaches, from the streets of Alice Springs and Darwin, to remote beauty spots of Arnhem Land to Timber Creek. And Northern Territory offers a unique Geocaching experience – the Worlds Longest 4WD Geocaching Adventure!

A 3,000Klm bush highway exploring the wildest, remotest landscapes in Australia. Follow the Savannah Way geocaches through inspiring Top End scenery, share some time with local characters. Swim crystal clear billabongs surrounded by butterflies, explore rock art of ancient caves, and roll out your swag in tropical rain forests.

At every waypoint, search and claim your Savannah Wayfarer Waytags as souvenirs of your once in a lifetime geocache odyssey over Australia’s Top End.

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Explore the Savannah Way Geocaching map below, click on the yellow waypoints and download the kml and gpx data direct to your device.

All geocaches contain Savannah Wayfarer waytags and some have an extra special gift from local tourism operators. Fancy a slice of fruitcake beneath an ancient tree? Jam and scones at an Indigenous art workshop? A discount on an extra night’s accommodation? Seek, and you shall find!

 

Outback Events for everyone….the Katherine Region, Northern Territory!

ImageThe Katherine Region, Northern Territory, Australia has plenty of unique events this coming May. Each year the Savannah Way hosts some extraordinary Outback events….there’s something on for everyone!
MAY EVENTS IN KATHERINE, NORTHERN TERRITORY
5th – 7th May:  The Annual Katherine Game Fishing Club Fishing Competition is on at Big Horse Creek.
4th – 6th May:   Daly Waters Campdraft and Rodeo
12th May:           Museum Fundraising Dinner. Tickets are $45 and can be booked through the Museum
12th May:           Race Ball, Club 23 Katherine Tce
13th May:            Nitmiluk Tours are having a special Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise. Bookings essential
12–13 May:        Mataranka Never Never Festival
19th May:           Katherine Races, Katherine Showgrounds
24th May:           Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is happening at various venues including the Visitor Centre
26th May:           Top Springs Ladies Day
26th May:          Timber Creek Festival
30th May:           Shellie’s Story. Live Music Event by Shellie Morris at Cinema 3

It’s time to hit the road!

The humidity levels are dropping, the landscapes are teeming with wildlife, the Barra are biting and Northern Australia is ramping up to showcase their calendar of extraordinary Outback events. It’s time to escape the cold temperatures of the southern states and enjoy blue skies, warm dry days and cool nights…perfect for outdoor adventures and touring. If you’re hitting the road be sure to visit our website for contact details to check road conditions before you head off into the sunset!

Driving Holiday Australia: Drive the Savannah Way: Northern Australia

Driving Holiday Australia: Drive the Savannah Way Official Travel Site

Drive the Savannah Way

Stretching coast to coast, from Broome in West Australia to Cairns in Queensland, the Savannah Way is an epic 3500 kilometre adventure through the heart of Australia’s northern tropics.

It snakes through some of the Territory’s best-known natural wonders and links to barramundi and saratoga fishing hotspots.

A four-wheel drive is recommended on this drive, as it traverses rugged and challenging country. The Savannah Way is a great Australian adventure drive, linking national parks, historic drives and outback Australian towns.Allow at least 14 days for the Northern Territory section or 30 days for the entire journey.

Australian Outback Travel Guide

Planning a trip along the legendary Savannah Way across the North of Australia? Check out this resource:

Download the FREE Outback Travel Guide

Discover the great Australian Outback drives, all the popular Outback destinations and attractions plus a lot more!

Welcome to Savannah Way’s NEW Blog

The Savannah Way is Australia’s Adventure Drive, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley, via the natural wonders of Australia’s tropical savannahs and the Northern Territory’s Top End.

The 3700 kilometre route links 15 National Parks and five World Heritage areas. You can explore just a section or cross the continent enjoying its wide horizons, ancient gorges and abundant wildlife, connecting with Aboriginal and pioneer heritage in today’s friendly outback.

ABOUT US– Savannah Way Limited, the non-profit organization promotes the drive route for the benefit of local communities. We work to assist small businesses and communities along the route through sustainable tourism and network support including tourism promotion, road signage, brochure and merchandise distribution, agent and media contact.

Follow our Blog and keep an eye out for posts on some of the great events coming to the region in 2012.

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