Tag Archives: Outback

Get Off the Beaten Track- Savannah Way Route

Driving and camping along Australia’s longest driving route, the Savannah Way, is an adventure that is within anyone’s reach. Checkout this link below on a great article on traveling Australia’s north from Broome to Cairns.

4WD Adventure – Great Top Road

The Savannah Way's newest National Park
The Savannah Way’s newest National Park

Australia’s Timeless Lands-Along the Savannah Way

THE LOST CITY, NORTHERN TERRITORY

The Lost CityBorroloola Lost City,Cape Crawford, Northern Territory: Limmen National Park is one of the Northern Territory’s best-kept secrets. Tucked away in a seldom-visited corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria west of Borroloola, it’s a must-do stop on the trans-continental Savannah Way that crosses the top half of Australia between Cairns and Broome. Butterfly Springs is a beautiful swimming hole surrounded by paperbarks and exquisite fern-leafed grevillea ablaze with dainty orange flowers that attract hundreds of birds to the oasis during the dry season. It’s also home to thousands of Common Crow butterflies that cover the sandstone wall to the right of the pool and arise en masse when you approach. The beautiful springs are reason enough to visit this remote park but most people come to see the bizarre towering red-rock pillars at the Southern Lost City. At 1.4 billion years in the making, these rocks are some of the oldest in the world. It’s a remote and rugged place and, so far, few seem to know it’s there so you won’t have to share.Where to stay: BYO tent or swag and camp at Butterfly Springs Borroloola Fishing Club Campground or stay at the award winning Savannah Way Motel.

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GULF SAVANNAH, QUEENSLAND

The Undara Experience,Gulf Savannah, Queensland: Set in the Gulf Savannah country, Undara is as ancient and alluring as the continent itself, The UndaraUndara Experience Lava Tubes stand as silent sentinels to our pre-history. Here you can walk in the path of a volcano and sleep cocooned in an antique railway carriage as your dreams connect you with the essence of this timeless land. It’s a place where you can explore natural geological wonders, enjoy the comforts and hospitality of a unique outback setting and where the local wildlife are as abundant as they are at home in their surroundings. Located on the eastern edge of the ruggedly beautiful Gulf Savannah region of northern Australia, the multi-award winning Undara Experience captures the essence of the real Australian Outback.

Where to stay: Neither hotel nor resort, Undara Experience is a wilderness experience totally in contrast to today’s modern accommodation. There is a range of accommodation types from luxuriously restored railway carriages (some with ensuite bathrooms), nestled in the Queensland bush to Camping: a range of camping alternatives and sites including above ground tents.

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THE KIMBERLEYS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The origin of the rocks that make up the landscape of the Kimberley is very complex. Volcanic activity with outpourings of lava has formed basalt, while intrusions of magma (molten rock) beneath the land’s surface have formed granites and dolerites – now exposed in places by erosion.

El Questro Wilderness Park is part of the Kimberley Plateau, which consists of a vast area of comparatively flat high country, interrupted by sandstone escarpments that may stretch for tens of kilometres. Some of the most spectacular form the Cockburn Ranges along the Gibb River road.Purnululu National Park, Kimberley, WA

Where to Stay: El Questro Wilderness Park is one of the world’s most unique holiday destinations – a property over 1 million acres in size in the heart of Australia’s Kimberley region, offering a true Australian outback experience. El Questro Wilderness Park offers three types of accommodation, each different in style and catering to a range of budgets: exclusive and five-star luxury at the Homestead, Tented Cabins nestled into the natural bushland at Emma Gorge Resort at El Questro, and Bungalows or Riverside Camping at the El Questro Station.

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Top 10 Australian Outback Experiences – Australian Geographic

Top 10 Australian outback experiences – Australian Geographic.

Purnululu National Park, Kimberley, WA

Tablelands Crane Week-Wildlife on the Savannah Way Drive Route

Tablelands Crane WeekCelebrating the amazing spectacle of the great grey birds-Malanda Falls Visitor Centre

24 – 30 September 2012

Every year, large flocks of stately grey birds gather on the Atherton Tablelands for the winter. Cranes are the subject of myth and legend around the world, they are immortalised in art and photography and are woven into the fabric of ancient cultures.  They leap and dance, they bugle and call, and they enrich our lives.   It’s crane season on the Tablelands!

If you live on the Tablelands, it’s not hard to spot the cranes, feeding in farmers’ paddocks during the day, and flying in v formation every evening across the winter sunset to their favourite roosting sites.

Crane Week is a celebration of these ancient mythical birds. Join us for Tablelands Crane Week: watch, learn and photograph,  spread an appreciation of cranes,  and you will help to ensure a safe future for them in the beautiful region of Australia we call home.

Download PDF Media Release for more info: MEDIA RELEASE-Crane Week Malanda Falls

“There’s Nothing Like Australia’s Adventure Drive”

The Savannah Way– Australia’s Adventure Drive

Whether you’re an Aussie travelling across our impressively diverse backyard or a visitor from a foreign land there is nothing more characteristic of an Australian Outback Adventure as the Savannah Way Drive route that crosses the North of Australia from East to West!

Every Australian should experience this journey to truly connect with our heritage, gaining a patriotic and proud perspective of the Outback. So to every international visitor should undertake this trip of a lifetime to truly appreciate our extraordinary country; its colourful characters and people and astounding contrasting landscapes.

Discover why “There’s Nothing Like Australia” and truly “Nothing like Australia’s Adventure Drive

Here’s a clip on the popular Darwin to Borroloola stretch of the Savannah Way, Australia’s Adventure Drive!

YOUTUBE CLIP: SAVANNAH WAY- DARWIN TO BORROLOOLA

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!