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Best Adventure Hub-Kununurra WA

Its not just Savannah Way Ltd that thinks this region is spectacular; “Outside Magazine chooses the top vacation spots of 2013”

This leafy green outpost (pop. 4,600) in Western Australia’s Kimberly Region has just a few hotels, one sports tavern, and a handful of restaurants. In other words, you come for the surroundings: a remote landscape 10 times the size of Switzerland that has 250-million-year-old red rock, ancient pictographs, the bizarre beehive-shaped Bungle Bungle Mountains in Purnululu National Park, and a Delaware-size reserve (Camden Sound Marine Park) off the coast to protect the largest humpback whale calving area in the southern hemisphere.

Fly here in the dry season (from April to October) from Darwin, Broome, or Perth on Qantas, rent a 4×4 at the airport, and check into the new Freshwater Apartments overlooking Lily Creek Lagoon. Then go play. One recommendation: a 68-mile cruise in a 700-horsepower speedboat on the Ord River for instant immersion in the area’s natural history and wildlife. Another: El Questro, a lodge sitting on one million acres of El Questro Wilderness Park, 60 miles west of Kununurra.

Article published on the Outback Magazine Website

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Savannah Way- Australia’s Adventure Drive- Bloggers Wanted

Have you travelled the Savannah Way? If you’ve any comments or questions we’d love to hear from you!

There are 100’s of great Blogs online on travelling Australia’s Adventure Drive, the Savannah Way. Blogs are great resources for tourists to checkout all the great things to see and do along the Savannah Way. If you have a great blog we would love for you to share it with us.

Here are a couple we find really resourceful!

http://myaussieadventure.com/2011/08/30/the-savannah-way/

http://www.1yearoff.com.au

Travelling Australia’s Adventure Drive -The Savannah Way….Calling all bloggers!

Have you travelled the Savannah Way?  If you’ve any comments or questions we’d love to hear from you!

Savannah Way- Australia’s Adventure Drive

If you have blogged your experience along the Savannah Way or have a story to tell about your adventure across Northern Australia we would love to hear from you. Blogs and user-posted stories are a great resource when planning a trip. Below are two blogs we thought were fantastic!

http://myaussieadventure.com/2011/08/30/the-savannah-way
http://www.1yearoff.com.au
 
 

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.

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!

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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.