Savannah Way

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesBroome
FinishCairns
DifficultyDifficulty 3/5
Suitable For4WD AWD Camper Bike 
Distance3878.91 km
Minimum Days11
Average Speed67.77 km/hr
Travel Time2 days 9 hrs 14 mins
Page Updated: 28 May 2021

Description

The Savannah Way is over 3,700kms long, and thus, could possibly be done in as little as 3 days. Although that said - why would you do that!! Make the most of it, and give yourself a couple of weeks to absorb the interesting towns and spectacular attractions along the way. Although most of the trip is sealed, making large sections doable for 2WD sedans; there are sections where a 4WD is required. This includes the stretch between Borroloola and Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria (with some sections impassable during the November to April ‘wet season’). Generally, the Savannah Way is an easy to follow route that features clear signage, interpretative displays, maps and brochures, as well as a comprehensive visitor information centre network for travellers.

This fascinating drive passes through some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery, including 4 World Heritage Areas and 15 National Parks - ideally suited for the ultimate getaway!!! Marvel as you journey through diverse and spectacular landscapes featuring ancient gorges, rock pools, waterfalls, salt pans and hot springs. All the things to do and see within this trek are near infinite, although beginning from Broome, the highlights of this trip in respective order could include: Geikie Gorge and the vast flood plains of the Fitzroy River, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle), Lake Argyle near Kununurra, Timber Creek (the doorstep to Gregory National Park), Katherine Gorge (one of NT’s most scenic natural attractions), the small township of Roper Bar, the remote fishing community of Borroloola, the bird-watching wetlands between Normanton and nearby Karumba, and last but not least - the Undara Lava Tubes (in the Undara Volcanic National Park), which boasts the largest and most preserved lava tubes system on earth.

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Environment

The Savannah Way travels through 19 bioregions across two states (Western Australia and Queensland) and one territory (Northern Territory). The tropical savannah regions, which cover around 1.9 million square kilometres (a quarter of mainland Australia) can be generally described as landscapes of dense grass and scattered trees. Home to hundreds of species of native plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, many of these groups are found nowhere else in the world but within our tropical savannahs. The Gulf Savannah region in particular - is hugely diverse, as it provides habitats within tropical rainforests, rocky gorges, mangrove swamps, wetlands and rivers.

Some iconic fauna and flora you should keep an eye out for are; Wedge-tailed eagles, which have wingspans of 2.5m and are amongst the largest eagles in the world; Camels, as they are an estimated 200,000 ferel camels in the Northern Territory alone, and the Boab tree, which is found in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia and stores water in its bulbous trunk. The town of Normanton in Queensland is internationally recognised as an important location for an estimated third of Australia’s migratory wading birds, such as brolgas and sarus cranes. Another amazing iconic and natural phenomena is the Magnetic termite mounds, which are predominantly found in the Northern Territory are precisely oriented with their narrow edges facing north-south. These mounds are built by tiny blind insects and are oriented so that they get the least sun at the hottest time of the day.

History

This tourist route was "created" in 2004 across Australia’s ‘Top End’ as the result of more than half a million dollars spent to make the route more ‘tourist friendly’, including directional road signage, interpretive panels, and publishing dedicated route brochures, map, and a trip planning website - namely: www.savannahway.com.au

Over 80 per cent of the 3700km route has been sealed, but for more adventurous drivers an alternative 4WD unsealed route can also be taken. The route passes through some of Australia's most spectacular scenery, including five World Heritage areas, 15 national parks, the world's longest lava tubes, historic gold mining towns, Outback cattle stations, Australia's oldest pub and a wealth of indigenous culture.

TrekID: 186

Preparation

MUST READ: You are strongly encouraged to read the following articles prepared by the knowledge experts at ExplorOz for your safety and preparation before undertaking any published ExplorOz Trek - Outback Safety, Outback Driving Tips, Outback Communications, and Vehicle Setup for the Outback.

TIP

Please refer to Road Reports published by the local shire and/or main roads for the area you intend to visit. Road/Track conditions can change significantly after weather events. Travellers must be responsible for their own research on current conditions and track suitability.
The Savannah Way needs to be well planned before undertaking such a long journey. Consider taking adequate fuel, water and supplies, and plan the stops where you can fuel up, and even stay overnight to rest. It’s a good idea to carry sun protection, sunscreen, insect repellent, first aid kit, and sufficient clothing for the time of the year. Staying in contact in the outback is vital, and while mobile phones will work in many towns, staying in contact by radio, satellite phone or carrying an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is advisable. Obtain current maps of the route, and if you are venturing off the main road into Aboriginal lands, you will need to enquire about permits - contact the local tourist centre for more information.

It is important to take heed of the road conditions, as it can vary from bitumen to gravel and dirt, and can be affected by climatic conditions. It is best not to attempt the route in the wet season from January to March in any vehicle, because you might get stuck for many days or even weeks. Although the most scenic time to travel is in Summer, as this time of year produces lush green foliage, clear, full-flowing waterways and greater numbers waterbirds in the surrounding wetlands. Unfortunately, one of the challenges of travelling in summer is that some of the main routes will be closed. Alternate routes are available and access is possible throughout the year, although certain areas may be temporarily impassable following prolonged periods of rain. Check the road conditions for each state before departing: There are some good PDF brochures on the Savannah Way, including maps and safety information, which is available for download. Please click: Savannah Maps and Brochures.

Fuel Usage

DieselULPLPG
4cyl 545 litres4cyl 628 litres4cyl 776 litres
6cyl 595 litres6cyl 703 litres6cyl 683 litres
8cyl 595 litres8cyl 643 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Travel is best between April and September. In the wet season, from December to March, high sporadic rainfall means the conditions of the unsealed roads can change rapidly - often causing closures.

Closest Climatic Station

Elliott
Distance from Trek Mid Point 58.77km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.636.735.634.431.328.428.331.335.438.039.138.6
Mean Min. °C24.123.822.219.515.912.311.213.217.420.823.424.3
Mean Rain mm133.2159.486.623.57.34.73.01.16.022.849.196.1
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

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Directions

Broome to Milliya Rumurra
Driving: 6.8 km
Heading: 15°
Avg Speed: 44.6 km/hr
EST Time: 09:08
  • Drive east on Frederick Street. for: 0.21 km time: 00:21
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Hamersley Street for: 0.12 km time: 00:18
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Hamersley Street for: 0.27 km time: 00:23
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Old Broome Road for: 0.91 km time: 01:05
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Old Broome Road for: 1.74 km time: 01:49
  • Bear right onto Old Broome Road. for: 0.04 km time: 00:07
  • Turn right onto Broome Highway. for: 3.41 km time: 02:36
  • Turn right. for: 0.08 km time: 02:30
Milliya Rumurra to Roebuck Roadhouse
Driving: 27.6 km
Heading: 77°
Avg Speed: 77.15 km/hr
EST Time: 21:27
  • Drive west. for: 0.08 km time: 02:26
  • Turn right onto Broome Highway. for: 27.33 km time: 17:24
  • Turn left. for: 0.19 km time: 01:38
Roebuck Roadhouse to Bedunburra
Driving: 76.79 km
Heading: 72°
Avg Speed: 105.29 km/hr
EST Time: 43:45
  • Drive east. for: 0.19 km time: 01:36
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Broome Highway for: 76.61 km time: 42:10
Bedunburra to Great Northern Hwy & Derby Hwy
Driving: 68.88 km
Heading: 89°
Avg Speed: 104.65 km/hr
EST Time: 39:29
  • Drive east on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 68.82 km time: 39:22
  • Turn right to stay on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 0.06 km time: 00:08
Great Northern Hwy & Derby Hwy to Great Northern Hwy & Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd
Driving: 173.16 km
Heading: 104°
Avg Speed: 108.82 km/hr
EST Time: 01:35:28
  • Drive east on 1/Great Northern Highway. Continue on 1. for: 173.16 km time: 01:35:28
Great Northern Hwy & Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd to Fitzroy Crossing
Driving: 43.18 km
Heading: 125°
Avg Speed: 105.73 km/hr
EST Time: 24:30
  • Drive east on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 43.14 km time: 24:23
  • Turn left onto Forrest Road. for: 0.04 km time: 00:08
Fitzroy Crossing to Mount Campbell
Driving: 13.01 km
Heading: 159°
Avg Speed: 74.57 km/hr
EST Time: 10:28
  • Drive southwest on Forrest Road. for: 0.04 km time: 00:09
  • Turn left onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 12.73 km time: 09:23
  • Turn right onto Bayulu Access Road. for: 0.24 km time: 00:56
Mount Campbell to Kellys Pass
Driving: 82.22 km
Heading: 134°
Avg Speed: 104.89 km/hr
EST Time: 47:01
  • Drive northeast on Bayulu Access Road. for: 0.24 km time: 00:51
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 81.98 km time: 46:11
Kellys Pass to Ngumban Cliff Lookout
Driving: 3.24 km
Heading: 102°
Avg Speed: 36.47 km/hr
EST Time: 05:19
  • Drive east on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 2.53 km time: 01:34
  • Turn right onto Scenic Lookout Road. for: 0.68 km time: 03:31
  • Turn right to stay on Scenic Lookout Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:15
Ngumban Cliff Lookout to Lamboo Gunian
Driving: 174.32 km
Heading: 73°
Avg Speed: 99.41 km/hr
EST Time: 01:45:12
  • Drive south on Scenic Lookout Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:09
  • Turn left to stay on Scenic Lookout Road. for: 0.68 km time: 03:27
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 172.86 km time: 01:36:21
  • Turn right onto Freddie Street. for: 0.22 km time: 00:52
  • Turn left onto Colin Street. for: 0.53 km time: 04:24
Lamboo Gunian to Great Northern Hwy & Tanami Rd
Driving: 3.45 km
Heading: 53°
Avg Speed: 26.47 km/hr
EST Time: 07:49
  • Drive west on Colin Street. for: 0.53 km time: 04:21
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Freddie Street for: 0.22 km time: 00:54
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 2.45 km time: 01:33
  • Turn right onto Tanami Road. for: 0.09 km time: 00:12
  • Turn left. for: 0.16 km time: 00:49
Great Northern Hwy & Tanami Rd to Halls Creek
Driving: 16.32 km
Heading: 46°
Avg Speed: 79.28 km/hr
EST Time: 12:21
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.2 km time: 00:59
  • Turn right onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 16.1 km time: 11:17
  • Turn left onto Roberta Avenue. for: 0.02 km time: 00:05
Halls Creek to Palm Creek, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 27.06 km
Heading: 35°
Avg Speed: 101.15 km/hr
EST Time: 16:03
  • Drive southeast on Roberta Avenue. for: 0.02 km time: 00:03
  • Turn left onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 27.04 km time: 16:00
Palm Creek, Great Northern Hwy to Little Panton River, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 19.82 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 90.14 km/hr
EST Time: 13:11
  • Drive north on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 19.11 km time: 11:28
  • Turn right. for: 0.71 km time: 01:43
Little Panton River, Great Northern Hwy to Upper Panton River, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 9.91 km
Heading: 343°
Avg Speed: 93.86 km/hr
EST Time: 06:20
  • Drive north. for: 0.49 km time: 01:11
  • Turn right onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 9.42 km time: 05:09
Upper Panton River, Great Northern Hwy to Leycesters Rest
Driving: 44.26 km
Heading: 24°
Avg Speed: 106.06 km/hr
EST Time: 25:02
  • Drive north on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 43.85 km time: 23:59
  • Turn left. for: 0.35 km time: 00:52
  • Turn right. for: 0.06 km time: 00:11
Leycesters Rest to Spring Creek
Driving: 8.38 km
Heading: 36°
Avg Speed: 50.79 km/hr
EST Time: 09:53
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.06 km time: 00:09
  • Turn left. for: 0.35 km time: 00:51
  • Turn left onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 7.61 km time: 04:22
  • Turn left. for: 0.36 km time: 04:32
Spring Creek to Great Northern Hwy & Purnululu NP Access
Driving: 0.75 km
Heading: 66°
Avg Speed: 8.05 km/hr
EST Time: 05:35
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.36 km time: 04:29
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 0.31 km time: 00:12
  • Turn right onto Purnululu National Park Road. for: 0.08 km time: 00:55
Great Northern Hwy & Purnululu NP Access to Fletchers Creek, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 12.49 km
Heading: 31°
Avg Speed: 91.85 km/hr
EST Time: 08:09
  • Drive northwest on Purnululu National Park Road. for: 0.08 km time: 00:50
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 12.41 km time: 07:20
Fletchers Creek, Great Northern Hwy to Warmun (Turkey Creek)
Driving: 40.41 km
Heading: 26°
Avg Speed: 97.78 km/hr
EST Time: 24:47
  • Drive north on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 40.41 km time: 24:48
Warmun (Turkey Creek) to Telegraph Creek
Driving: 20.25 km
Heading: 23°
Avg Speed: 98.22 km/hr
EST Time: 12:22
  • Drive northeast on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 20.25 km time: 12:22
Telegraph Creek to Bow River, Great Central Hwy
Driving: 9.49 km
Heading: 360°
Avg Speed: 100.91 km/hr
EST Time: 05:38
  • Drive north on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 9.49 km time: 05:39
Bow River, Great Central Hwy to Doon Doon Roadhouse
Driving: 63.14 km
Heading: 356°
Avg Speed: 97.81 km/hr
EST Time: 38:43
  • Drive north on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 62.94 km time: 38:26
  • Turn left. for: 0.2 km time: 00:18
Doon Doon Roadhouse to Dunham River Rest Area
Driving: 23.82 km
Heading: 36°
Avg Speed: 104.84 km/hr
EST Time: 13:37
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.35 km time: 00:31
  • Turn left onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 23.47 km time: 13:07
Dunham River Rest Area to Great Northern Hwy & Victoria Hwy
Driving: 35.91 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 105.31 km/hr
EST Time: 20:27
  • Drive north on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 35.91 km time: 20:27
Great Northern Hwy & Victoria Hwy to Cockburn Rest Area
Driving: 0.11 km
Heading: 266°
Avg Speed: 52.49 km/hr
EST Time: 00:07
  • Drive west on Great Northern Highway. for: 0.11 km time: 00:08
Cockburn Rest Area to Kununurra West Rest Area
Driving: 33.12 km
Heading: 70°
Avg Speed: 103.38 km/hr
EST Time: 19:13
  • Drive east on Great Northern Highway. for: 33.01 km time: 18:33
  • Bear right. for: 0.11 km time: 00:40
Kununurra West Rest Area to Dunham River, Victoria Hwy
Driving: 4.76 km
Heading: 129°
Avg Speed: 80 km/hr
EST Time: 03:34
  • Drive east. for: 0.1 km time: 00:38
  • Bear right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 4.66 km time: 02:57
Dunham River, Victoria Hwy to Kununurra
Driving: 7.66 km
Heading: 82°
Avg Speed: 69.57 km/hr
EST Time: 06:36
  • Drive southeast on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 7.66 km time: 06:36
Kununurra to Emu Creek Community
Driving: 7.06 km
Heading: 132°
Avg Speed: 80.55 km/hr
EST Time: 05:15
  • Drive east on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 7.06 km time: 05:15
Emu Creek Community to Saddle Rest Area
Driving: 103.6 km
Heading: 101°
Avg Speed: 106.98 km/hr
EST Time: 58:06
  • Drive east on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 103.47 km time: 57:13
  • Turn right. for: 0.13 km time: 00:54
Saddle Rest Area to Desmonds Passage
Driving: 6.14 km
Heading: 57°
Avg Speed: 88.16 km/hr
EST Time: 04:10
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.13 km time: 00:47
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Victoria Highway for: 6.01 km time: 03:24
Desmonds Passage to East Baines River
Driving: 52.9 km
Heading: 68°
Avg Speed: 112.31 km/hr
EST Time: 28:15
  • Drive east on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 52.81 km time: 27:40
  • Turn right. for: 0.09 km time: 00:35
East Baines River to Timber Creek
Driving: 57.1 km
Heading: 75°
Avg Speed: 96.68 km/hr
EST Time: 35:26
  • Drive north. for: 0.09 km time: 00:28
  • Turn right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 48.09 km time: 28:57
  • Keep straight to stay on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 8.92 km time: 06:01
Timber Creek to Muringung
Driving: 3.16 km
Heading: 163°
Avg Speed: 58.26 km/hr
EST Time: 03:15
  • Drive southeast on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 2.92 km time: 02:43
  • Turn left. for: 0.21 km time: 00:27
  • Bear left. for: 0.04 km time: 00:05
Muringung to Victoria River Roadhouse
Driving: 89.15 km
Heading: 85°
Avg Speed: 110.91 km/hr
EST Time: 48:13
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.24 km time: 00:32
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Victoria Highway for: 88.73 km time: 46:50
  • Bear right. for: 0.13 km time: 00:40
  • Bear left. for: 0.04 km time: 00:11
Victoria River Roadhouse to Sullivan Campground
Driving: 17.48 km
Heading: 78°
Avg Speed: 90.3 km/hr
EST Time: 11:36
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.04 km time: 00:11
  • Turn left. for: 0.12 km time: 00:39
  • Turn right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 17.16 km time: 09:53
  • Turn right. for: 0.17 km time: 00:55
Sullivan Campground to Noel Buntine Memorial
Driving: 52.25 km
Heading: 45°
Avg Speed: 109.63 km/hr
EST Time: 28:35
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.17 km time: 00:50
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Victoria Highway for: 52 km time: 27:12
  • Make a sharp right. for: 0.09 km time: 00:34
Noel Buntine Memorial to Vince Connoly Crossing
Driving: 68.16 km
Heading: 35°
Avg Speed: 117.06 km/hr
EST Time: 34:56
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.09 km time: 00:26
  • Bear right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 67.97 km time: 33:54
  • Turn left. for: 0.1 km time: 00:32
  • Turn left. for: 0.01 km time: 00:04
Vince Connoly Crossing to Tony Green Crossing
Driving: 23.17 km
Heading: 51°
Avg Speed: 117.62 km/hr
EST Time: 11:49
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.01 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right. for: 0.1 km time: 00:31
  • Turn left onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 23.06 km time: 11:15
Tony Green Crossing to King West Rest Area
Driving: 3.15 km
Heading: 18°
Avg Speed: 73.9 km/hr
EST Time: 02:33
  • Drive northeast on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 3.07 km time: 02:11
  • Turn left. for: 0.08 km time: 00:22
King West Rest Area to Katherine
Driving: 31.68 km
Heading: 38°
Avg Speed: 90.93 km/hr
EST Time: 20:54
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.08 km time: 00:21
  • Turn left onto 1/Victoria Highway. Continue on Victoria Highway. for: 31.3 km time: 19:48
  • Turn right onto 1/Stuart Highway. for: 0.3 km time: 00:45
Katherine to King Rest Area
Driving: 47.71 km
Heading: 117°
Avg Speed: 92.26 km/hr
EST Time: 31:01
  • Drive southeast on 1/Stuart Highway. Continue on Stuart Highway. for: 47.65 km time: 30:44
  • Turn left onto King River. for: 0.04 km time: 00:11
  • Turn left at the end of the road, ontofor: 0.02 km time: 00:07
King Rest Area to Mataranka Station
Driving: 44.36 km
Heading: 121°
Avg Speed: 107.91 km/hr
EST Time: 24:39
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.02 km time: 00:05
  • Turn right onto King River. for: 0.04 km time: 00:14
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Stuart Highway for: 43.93 km time: 23:09
  • Turn right. for: 0.37 km time: 01:12
Mataranka Station to Stirling Mill Rest Area
Driving: 1.04 km
Heading: 112°
Avg Speed: 39.05 km/hr
EST Time: 01:35
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.37 km time: 01:07
  • Turn right onto A1/Stuart Highway. for: 0.67 km time: 00:29
Stirling Mill Rest Area to Mataranka
Driving: 13.59 km
Heading: 133°
Avg Speed: 102.26 km/hr
EST Time: 07:58
  • Drive southeast on A1/Stuart Highway. Continue on Stuart Highway. for: 13.59 km time: 07:58
Mataranka to Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort
Driving: 9.06 km
Heading: 90°
Avg Speed: 72.61 km/hr
EST Time: 07:29
  • Drive southeast on A1/Stuart Highway. for: 2.21 km time: 02:10
  • Turn left onto Homestead Road. for: 6.85 km time: 05:20
Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort to Mt Price Rest Area
Driving: 87.32 km
Heading: 89°
Avg Speed: 77.97 km/hr
EST Time: 01:07:11
  • Drive west on Homestead Road. for: 6.85 km time: 05:29
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Stuart Highway for: 4.86 km time: 02:47
  • Turn left onto Roper Highway/B20. Continue on Roper Highway. for: 75.6 km time: 58:56
Mt Price Rest Area to Roper Bar
Driving: 97.24 km
Heading: 76°
Avg Speed: 53.27 km/hr
EST Time: 01:49:31
  • Drive east on Roper Highway/B20. Continue on Roper Highway. for: 97.24 km time: 01:49:32
Roper Bar to Leichhardts Caravan Park
Driving: 0.82 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 55.62 km/hr
EST Time: 00:53
  • Drive east on Roper Highway/20. for: 0.82 km time: 00:53
Leichhardts Caravan Park to Roper Bar
Driving: 0.82 km
Heading: 184°
Avg Speed: 55.61 km/hr
EST Time: 00:53
  • Drive southwest on Roper Highway/20. for: 0.82 km time: 00:53
Roper Bar to Queensland Crossing
Driving: 21.71 km
Heading: 160°
Avg Speed: 20.06 km/hr
EST Time: 01:04:56
  • Drive east on Roper Highway/20. for: 0.21 km time: 00:20
  • Turn right. for: 21.51 km time: 01:04:36
Queensland Crossing to Lomarieum Lagoon
Driving: 48.35 km
Heading: 72°
Avg Speed: 18.9 km/hr
EST Time: 02:33:29
  • Drive southeast. for: 47.34 km time: 02:22:02
  • Turn left. for: 0.08 km time: 00:41
  • Turn left. for: 0.2 km time: 02:01
  • Bear left. for: 0.73 km time: 08:45
Lomarieum Lagoon to St Vidgeon Ruins
Driving: 0.47 km
Heading: 132°
Avg Speed: 5 km/hr
EST Time: 05:38
  • Drive east. for: 0.47 km time: 05:40
St Vidgeon Ruins to Towns River
Driving: 49.1 km
Heading: 130°
Avg Speed: 19.44 km/hr
EST Time: 02:31:32
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.46 km time: 05:06
  • Turn right. for: 0.08 km time: 00:42
  • Turn left. for: 17.73 km time: 53:16
  • Bear right onto Nathan River Road. for: 30.83 km time: 01:32:30
Towns River to Cox River
Driving: 37.77 km
Heading: 155°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 01:53:18
  • Drive northeast on Nathan River Road. for: 37.77 km time: 01:53:19
Cox River to Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon
Driving: 13.07 km
Heading: 77°
Avg Speed: 17.42 km/hr
EST Time: 45:01
  • Drive north on Nathan River Road. for: 0.14 km time: 00:25
  • Turn right. for: 12.3 km time: 36:58
  • Bear right. for: 0.54 km time: 06:32
  • Make a sharp right. for: 0.08 km time: 01:05
Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon to Limmen River Campground
Driving: 7.7 km
Heading: 58°
Avg Speed: 17.04 km/hr
EST Time: 27:06
  • Drive northwest. for: 7.7 km time: 27:07
Limmen River Campground to Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon
Driving: 8.64 km
Heading: 238°
Avg Speed: 16.31 km/hr
EST Time: 31:47
  • Drive north. for: 8.01 km time: 24:02
  • Make a sharp left. for: 0.54 km time: 06:39
  • Make a sharp right. for: 0.08 km time: 01:05
Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon to Cox River
Driving: 13.07 km
Heading: 257°
Avg Speed: 17.43 km/hr
EST Time: 44:59
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.08 km time: 00:58
  • Make a sharp left. for: 12.84 km time: 43:34
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 0.14 km time: 00:26
Cox River to Burketown Crossing
Driving: 21.31 km
Heading: 161°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 01:03:55
  • Drive south on Nathan River Road. for: 21.31 km time: 01:03:56
Burketown Crossing to Southern Lost City
Driving: 56.17 km
Heading: 171°
Avg Speed: 19.95 km/hr
EST Time: 02:48:55
  • Drive southwest on Nathan River Road. for: 10.61 km time: 31:49
  • Turn left. for: 2.05 km time: 06:10
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 6.03 km time: 18:05
  • Turn left onto Butterfly Springs access track. for: 1.74 km time: 05:16
  • Turn left. for: 0.29 km time: 00:54
  • Turn right. for: 0.05 km time: 00:16
  • Turn left. for: 0.04 km time: 00:09
  • Turn left. for: 0.34 km time: 01:02
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Butterfly Springs access track for: 1.74 km time: 05:19
  • Turn left onto Nathan River Road. for: 29.36 km time: 01:28:07
  • Turn left. for: 3.91 km time: 11:46
Southern Lost City to Lorella Springs Station
Driving: 47.25 km
Heading: 64°
Avg Speed: 22.93 km/hr
EST Time: 02:03:38
  • Drive south. for: 3.91 km time: 11:44
  • Turn left onto Nathan River Road. for: 12.99 km time: 39:00
  • Turn left. for: 30.36 km time: 01:12:53
Lorella Springs Station to Batten Creek
Driving: 83.29 km
Heading: 174°
Avg Speed: 21.53 km/hr
EST Time: 03:52:06
  • Drive west. for: 30.36 km time: 01:12:51
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 52.78 km time: 02:38:23
  • Turn left. for: 0.15 km time: 00:49
Batten Creek to Leila 1st Crossing
Driving: 35.6 km
Heading: 185°
Avg Speed: 19.92 km/hr
EST Time: 01:47:13
  • Drive south. for: 0.15 km time: 00:46
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 3.41 km time: 10:14
  • Turn right onto Ryans Bend Road. for: 32.04 km time: 01:36:13
Leila 1st Crossing to Cape Crawford
Driving: 15.36 km
Heading: 160°
Avg Speed: 22.2 km/hr
EST Time: 41:30
  • Drive southeast on Ryans Bend Road. for: 13.43 km time: 40:17
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Carpentaria Highway for: 1.93 km time: 01:06
  • Turn right. for: 0 km time: 00:08
Cape Crawford to Heartbreak Hotel
Driving: 0.58 km
Heading: 98°
Avg Speed: 27.52 km/hr
EST Time: 01:15
  • Drive north. for: 0 km time: 00:01
  • Turn right onto Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 0.3 km time: 00:12
  • Turn right onto Tablelands Highway/11. for: 0.14 km time: 00:14
  • Turn right. for: 0.03 km time: 00:17
  • Turn left. for: 0.1 km time: 00:32
Heartbreak Hotel to Leila Crossing (Carpentaria Hwy)
Driving: 15.76 km
Heading: 59°
Avg Speed: 57.19 km/hr
EST Time: 16:32
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.1 km time: 00:30
  • Turn right. for: 0.03 km time: 00:16
  • Turn left onto Tablelands Highway/11. for: 0.14 km time: 00:12
  • Turn right onto Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 15.5 km time: 15:35
Leila Crossing (Carpentaria Hwy) to Leila Hill
Driving: 1.84 km
Heading: 71°
Avg Speed: 60 km/hr
EST Time: 01:50
  • Drive north on Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 1.84 km time: 01:51
Leila Hill to Borroloola
Driving: 94.58 km
Heading: 38°
Avg Speed: 60.78 km/hr
EST Time: 01:33:21
  • Drive east on Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 84.38 km time: 01:25:10
  • Turn right to stay on Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 8.2 km time: 05:49
  • Turn left onto Robinson Road. for: 2.01 km time: 02:24
Borroloola to Burketown Crossing
Driving: 3.6 km
Heading: 142°
Avg Speed: 34.85 km/hr
EST Time: 06:11
  • Drive south on Robinson Road. for: 2.01 km time: 02:10
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Wollogorang Road for: 1.51 km time: 01:20
  • Turn left. for: 0.09 km time: 02:42
Burketown Crossing to Snipe Lagoon
Driving: 5.94 km
Heading: 73°
Avg Speed: 38.46 km/hr
EST Time: 09:16
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.09 km time: 02:42
  • Turn left onto Wollogorang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 5.85 km time: 06:34
Snipe Lagoon to Echo Gorge
Driving: 219.9 km
Heading: 131°
Avg Speed: 26.24 km/hr
EST Time: 08:22:49
  • Drive east on Wollogorang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 219.9 km time: 08:22:51
Echo Gorge to Wollogorang
Driving: 30.06 km
Heading: 97°
Avg Speed: 24.62 km/hr
EST Time: 01:13:15
  • Drive south on Wollogorang Road/1. for: 29.6 km time: 01:11:03
  • Make a sharp left. for: 0.3 km time: 01:36
  • Turn right. for: 0.16 km time: 00:36
Wollogorang to Savannah Way, NT-QLD Border
Driving: 5.53 km
Heading: 92°
Avg Speed: 23.29 km/hr
EST Time: 14:14
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.16 km time: 00:29
  • Turn left. for: 0.3 km time: 01:35
  • Bear left onto Wollogorang Road/1. for: 5.08 km time: 12:11
Savannah Way, NT-QLD Border to Westmoreland
Driving: 34.96 km
Heading: 117°
Avg Speed: 25.51 km/hr
EST Time: 01:22:13
  • Drive northeast on Wollogorang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 34.34 km time: 01:20:37
  • Bear left. for: 0.52 km time: 01:15
  • Turn right. for: 0.1 km time: 00:22
Westmoreland to Lake Morgan
Driving: 4.69 km
Heading: 159°
Avg Speed: 44.32 km/hr
EST Time: 06:20
  • Drive north. for: 0.1 km time: 00:14
  • Turn left. for: 0.28 km time: 00:46
  • Bear left. for: 0.22 km time: 00:31
  • Bear left onto Westmoreland Road/1. for: 4.09 km time: 04:49
Lake Morgan to Dilldoll Rock
Driving: 12.93 km
Heading: 136°
Avg Speed: 40.53 km/hr
EST Time: 19:08
  • Drive southeast on Westmoreland Road/1. for: 12.8 km time: 15:09
  • Turn left. for: 0.1 km time: 03:15
  • Turn right. for: 0.02 km time: 00:44
Dilldoll Rock to Hells Gate Roadhouse
Driving: 2.51 km
Heading: 119°
Avg Speed: 9.24 km/hr
EST Time: 16:17
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.12 km time: 03:43
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Westmoreland Road for: 2.12 km time: 04:43
  • Make a sharp left. for: 0.02 km time: 00:19
  • Turn right. for: 0.25 km time: 07:32
Hells Gate Roadhouse to Savannah Way & Doomadgee Access
Driving: 80.67 km
Heading: 137°
Avg Speed: 29.13 km/hr
EST Time: 02:46:09
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.25 km time: 07:27
  • Turn left. for: 0.02 km time: 00:13
  • Bear left onto Westmoreland Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 80.38 km time: 02:38:23
  • Turn right onto Goodedawa Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:08
Savannah Way & Doomadgee Access to Savannah Way & Wills Dev Rd
Driving: 71.57 km
Heading: 82°
Avg Speed: 50 km/hr
EST Time: 01:25:53
  • Drive northeast on Goodedawa Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right onto Woologarang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 71.45 km time: 01:25:46
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Wills Development Road for: 0.09 km time: 00:04
Savannah Way & Wills Dev Rd to Burketown
Driving: 25.84 km
Heading: 57°
Avg Speed: 93.69 km/hr
EST Time: 16:32
  • Drive northeast on Wills Development Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 25.84 km time: 16:33
Burketown to Leichhardt Falls
Driving: 73.43 km
Heading: 147°
Avg Speed: 49.24 km/hr
EST Time: 01:29:28
  • Drive east on Musgrave Street/1. for: 0.02 km time: 00:02
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Beames Street for: 37.93 km time: 45:36
  • Turn left. for: 0.82 km time: 01:27
  • Make a right U-turn. for: 0.82 km time: 01:52
  • Turn left onto Nardoo Burketown Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 33.83 km time: 40:31
Leichhardt Falls to Burketown Rd & Savannah Way
Driving: 2.08 km
Heading: 122°
Avg Speed: 26.97 km/hr
EST Time: 04:37
  • Drive southeast on Burketown-Normanton Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 2.08 km time: 04:38
Burketown Rd & Savannah Way to Armstrong Waterhole
Driving: 99.84 km
Heading: 69°
Avg Speed: 89.93 km/hr
EST Time: 01:06:36
  • Drive southeast on Burketown-Normanton Road/1. for: 0.06 km time: 00:09
  • Turn left onto The Great Top Road/1. for: 99.78 km time: 01:06:28
Armstrong Waterhole to Savannah Way at Little Bynoe River
Driving: 15.45 km
Heading: 59°
Avg Speed: 90.25 km/hr
EST Time: 10:16
  • Drive north on The Great Top Road/1. for: 15.45 km time: 10:16
Savannah Way at Little Bynoe River to Normanton
Driving: 37.23 km
Heading: 51°
Avg Speed: 91.29 km/hr
EST Time: 24:28
  • Drive east on The Great Top Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 31.67 km time: 19:01
  • Turn left onto Burke Developmental Road/83. Continue on 83. for: 5.37 km time: 04:40
  • Turn right onto Brodie Street. for: 0.1 km time: 00:22
  • Make a right U-turn at Brodie Street to stay on Brodie Street. for: 0.09 km time: 00:25
Normanton to Glenore Crossing
Driving: 24.99 km
Heading: 163°
Avg Speed: 87.33 km/hr
EST Time: 17:10
  • Drive northwest on Brodie Street. for: 0.01 km time: 00:02
  • Turn left onto Landsborough Street/83. Continue on 83. for: 7.17 km time: 06:11
  • Turn left onto 1/Normanton Croydon Road. for: 17.81 km time: 10:57
Glenore Crossing to Blackbull Campground
Driving: 69.71 km
Heading: 98°
Avg Speed: 100.31 km/hr
EST Time: 41:41
  • Drive southeast on 1/Normanton Croydon Road. for: 69.71 km time: 41:42
Blackbull Campground to Croydon
Driving: 60.41 km
Heading: 120°
Avg Speed: 98.25 km/hr
EST Time: 36:53
  • Drive east on 1/Normanton Croydon Road. Continue on 1. for: 60.06 km time: 36:09
  • Turn left onto Brown Street. for: 0.16 km time: 00:20
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit, onto Alldridge Street for: 0.2 km time: 00:24
Croydon to Turkey Knob Hill
Driving: 13.64 km
Heading: 114°
Avg Speed: 93.26 km/hr
EST Time: 08:46
  • Drive north on Alldridge Street. for: 0.04 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right onto 1/Samwell Street. Continue on 1. for: 13.6 km time: 08:44
Turkey Knob Hill to The Jump Up
Driving: 10.54 km
Heading: 79°
Avg Speed: 101.37 km/hr
EST Time: 06:14
  • Drive northeast on 1/Gulf Developmental Road. for: 10.54 km time: 06:14
The Jump Up to Gilbert River Bridge
Driving: 48.76 km
Heading: 86°
Avg Speed: 103.25 km/hr
EST Time: 28:20
  • Drive east on 1/Gulf Developmental Road. for: 48.76 km time: 28:20
Gilbert River Bridge to Georgetown
Driving: 74.5 km
Heading: 98°
Avg Speed: 96.61 km/hr
EST Time: 46:16
  • Drive northeast on 1/Gulf Developmental Road. Continue on 1. for: 74.25 km time: 45:36
  • Turn right onto Haldane Street. for: 0.25 km time: 00:40
Georgetown to Mount Surprise
Driving: 92.85 km
Heading: 79°
Avg Speed: 87.06 km/hr
EST Time: 01:03:59
  • Drive north on Haldane Street. for: 0.25 km time: 00:34
  • Turn right onto 1/North Street. Continue on 1. for: 92.56 km time: 01:03:11
  • Turn right. for: 0.05 km time: 00:14
Mount Surprise to Forty Mile Scrub National Park
Driving: 59.95 km
Heading: 85°
Avg Speed: 95.45 km/hr
EST Time: 37:41
  • Drive north. for: 0.05 km time: 00:08
  • Turn right onto 1/Gulf Developmental Road. Continue on 1. for: 59.77 km time: 37:11
  • Bear left. for: 0.12 km time: 00:17
  • Turn left. for: 0.02 km time: 00:05
Forty Mile Scrub National Park to Mount Garnet
Driving: 63.81 km
Heading: 32°
Avg Speed: 94.99 km/hr
EST Time: 40:18
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.02 km time: 00:03
  • Turn left. for: 0.07 km time: 00:12
  • Bear left onto 1/Kennedy Highway. Continue on 1. for: 63.57 km time: 39:38
  • Make a sharp right onto Beryl Street. for: 0.07 km time: 00:12
  • Turn left onto Talc Street. for: 0.08 km time: 00:12
Mount Garnet to Innot Hot Springs
Driving: 15.75 km
Heading: 86°
Avg Speed: 81.14 km/hr
EST Time: 11:38
  • Drive north on Talc Street. for: 0.08 km time: 00:08
  • Turn left onto Beryl Street. for: 0.12 km time: 00:09
  • Turn right onto Zinc Street. for: 0.05 km time: 00:09
  • Turn right onto 1/Silver Street. Continue on 1. for: 15.5 km time: 11:12
Innot Hot Springs to Archer Creek Rest Area
Driving: 13.22 km
Heading: 78°
Avg Speed: 87.22 km/hr
EST Time: 09:05
  • Drive north on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 13.18 km time: 08:41
  • Turn right. for: 0.03 km time: 00:16
  • Turn right. for: 0.01 km time: 00:09
Archer Creek Rest Area to The Millstream Rest Area
Driving: 0.01 km
Heading: 250°
Avg Speed: 12 km/hr
EST Time: N/A
  • Drive west. for: 0.01 km time: 00:04
The Millstream Rest Area to Ravenshoe
Driving: 15.75 km
Heading: 77°
Avg Speed: 87.28 km/hr
EST Time: 10:49
  • Drive east. for: 0.02 km time: 00:07
  • Turn left. for: 0.03 km time: 00:14
  • Turn right onto 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 15.69 km time: 10:29
Ravenshoe to Atherton
Driving: 51.68 km
Heading: 358°
Avg Speed: 75.79 km/hr
EST Time: 40:54
  • Drive northeast on 1/Kennedy Highway. Continue on 1. for: 51.68 km time: 40:55
Atherton to Tolga Recreation Reserve
Driving: 4.41 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 48.5 km/hr
EST Time: 05:27
  • Drive west on 1/52/Robert Street. for: 0.07 km time: 00:10
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit, onto Main Street for: 0.76 km time: 01:43
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Kennedy Highway for: 3.59 km time: 03:35
Tolga Recreation Reserve to Rocky Creek Camp area
Driving: 6.63 km
Heading: 336°
Avg Speed: 77.64 km/hr
EST Time: 05:07
  • Drive north on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 6.63 km time: 05:07
Rocky Creek Camp area to Walkamin
Driving: 7.01 km
Heading: 331°
Avg Speed: 90.65 km/hr
EST Time: 04:38
  • Drive west on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 7.01 km time: 04:38
Walkamin to Mareeba
Driving: 15.69 km
Heading: 359°
Avg Speed: 70.43 km/hr
EST Time: 13:21
  • Drive northwest on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 15.38 km time: 12:29
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Byrnes Street for: 0.25 km time: 00:29
  • Turn right onto Hort Street. for: 0.06 km time: 00:23
Mareeba to Cairns
Driving: 64.48 km
Heading: 78°
Avg Speed: 62 km/hr
EST Time: 01:02:24
  • Drive west on Hort Street. for: 0.05 km time: 00:12
  • Turn left onto Byrnes Street/81. for: 0.22 km time: 00:47
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Byrnes Street for: 1.23 km time: 01:42
  • Keep left to take Mareeba Connection Road. for: 49.09 km time: 44:17
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 1.05 km time: 01:11
  • Turn left toward Cairns. for: 0.56 km time: 00:37
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 3.02 km time: 02:22
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 0.8 km time: 00:46
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, ontofor: 7.76 km time: 08:36
  • Turn right onto A1/1/Florence Street. Continue on A1/Florence Street. for: 0.48 km time: 01:01
  • Turn right onto Martyn Street. for: 0.11 km time: 00:18
  • Turn left onto Maranoa Street. for: 0.1 km time: 00:36
Distance is based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

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