Savannah Way

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesCairns
FinishBroome
DifficultyDifficulty 3/5
Suitable ForAWD Motorbike 
Distance3874.4 km
Minimum Days11
Average Speed67.22 km/hr
Travel Time2 days 9 hrs 38 mins
Page Updated: 11 May 2022

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 544 litres4cyl 627 litres4cyl 775 litres
6cyl 594 litres6cyl 702 litres6cyl 682 litres
8cyl 594 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

Cairns to Mareeba
Driving: 63.38 km
Heading: 258°
Avg Speed: 61.39 km/hr
EST Time: 01:01:56
  • Drive northeast on Maranoa Street. for: 0.1 km time: 00:33
  • Turn left onto Martyn Street. for: 0.37 km time: 00:38
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit, onto Upward Street for: 0.5 km time: 01:22
  • Turn left onto 1/Sheridan Street. Continue on 1. for: 7.18 km time: 07:35
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 0.79 km time: 00:46
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 3.02 km time: 02:14
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 0.62 km time: 00:56
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Captain Cook Highway for: 0.94 km time: 01:11
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Kennedy Highway for: 46.95 km time: 42:10
  • Turn right onto Anzac Avenue. for: 2.22 km time: 02:50
  • Turn right onto Constance Street. for: 0.47 km time: 00:56
  • Turn left onto Hort Street. for: 0.21 km time: 00:47
Mareeba to Walkamin
Driving: 15.68 km
Heading: 179°
Avg Speed: 69.49 km/hr
EST Time: 13:32
  • 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 right to take 81. for: 14.18 km time: 10:52
Walkamin to Rocky Creek Camp area
Driving: 7.01 km
Heading: 151°
Avg Speed: 89.02 km/hr
EST Time: 04:43
  • Drive southeast on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 7.01 km time: 04:44
Rocky Creek Camp area to Tolga Caravan Park
Driving: 6.63 km
Heading: 153°
Avg Speed: 75.49 km/hr
EST Time: 05:16
  • Drive east on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 6.63 km time: 05:16
Tolga Caravan Park to Atherton
Driving: 4.53 km
Heading: 187°
Avg Speed: 46.56 km/hr
EST Time: 05:50
  • Drive south on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 3.55 km time: 03:35
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Main Street for: 0.75 km time: 01:42
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Robert Street for: 0.14 km time: 00:16
  • Make a right U-turn at Mabel Street onto 1/52/Robert Street. for: 0.08 km time: 00:17
Atherton to Ravenshoe
Driving: 51.9 km
Heading: 178°
Avg Speed: 76.28 km/hr
EST Time: 40:49
  • Drive west on 1/52/Robert Street. for: 0.07 km time: 00:10
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 4th exit, ontofor: 51.83 km time: 40:39
Ravenshoe to The Millstream Rest Area
Driving: 15.75 km
Heading: 257°
Avg Speed: 89.82 km/hr
EST Time: 10:31
  • Drive southwest on 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 15.69 km time: 10:06
  • Turn left. for: 0.03 km time: 00:12
  • Turn right. for: 0.02 km time: 00:13
The Millstream Rest Area to Archer Creek Rest Area
Driving: 0.01 km
Heading: 70°
Avg Speed: 12 km/hr
EST Time: N/A
  • Drive east. for: 0.01 km time: 00:04
Archer Creek Rest Area to Innot Hot Springs
Driving: 13.22 km
Heading: 258°
Avg Speed: 91.46 km/hr
EST Time: 08:40
  • Drive east. for: 0.01 km time: 00:02
  • Turn left. for: 0.03 km time: 00:14
  • Turn left onto 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 13.18 km time: 08:24
Innot Hot Springs to Mount Garnet
Driving: 15.44 km
Heading: 266°
Avg Speed: 88.62 km/hr
EST Time: 10:27
  • Drive south on 1/Kennedy Highway. Continue on 1. for: 15.29 km time: 10:10
  • Bear left onto Beryl Street. for: 0.07 km time: 00:05
  • Turn left onto Talc Street. for: 0.08 km time: 00:12
Mount Garnet to Forty Mile Scrub National Park
Driving: 63.7 km
Heading: 212°
Avg Speed: 96.91 km/hr
EST Time: 39:26
  • 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 left onto 1/Silver Street. Continue on 1. for: 63.36 km time: 38:41
  • Bear right. for: 0.07 km time: 00:11
  • Turn right. for: 0.02 km time: 00:08
Forty Mile Scrub National Park to Mount Surprise
Driving: 59.95 km
Heading: 265°
Avg Speed: 95.25 km/hr
EST Time: 37:45
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.02 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right. for: 0.12 km time: 00:21
  • Bear right onto 1/Kennedy Highway. for: 3.76 km time: 02:25
  • Bear right onto 1/Gulf Developmental Road. Continue on 1. for: 56.01 km time: 34:46
  • Turn left. for: 0.05 km time: 00:10
Mount Surprise to Georgetown
Driving: 92.85 km
Heading: 259°
Avg Speed: 87.73 km/hr
EST Time: 01:03:30
  • Drive north. for: 0.05 km time: 00:08
  • Turn left onto 1/Gulf Developmental Road. Continue on 1. for: 92.56 km time: 01:02:45
  • Turn left onto Haldane Street. for: 0.25 km time: 00:36
Georgetown to Gilbert River Bridge
Driving: 74.5 km
Heading: 278°
Avg Speed: 96.2 km/hr
EST Time: 46:27
  • Drive north on Haldane Street. for: 0.25 km time: 00:34
  • Turn left onto 1/North Street. Continue on 1. for: 74.25 km time: 45:54
Gilbert River Bridge to The Jump Up
Driving: 48.76 km
Heading: 266°
Avg Speed: 103.25 km/hr
EST Time: 28:20
  • Drive southwest on 1/Gulf Developmental Road. for: 48.76 km time: 28:20
The Jump Up to Turkey Knob Hill
Driving: 10.54 km
Heading: 259°
Avg Speed: 101.38 km/hr
EST Time: 06:14
  • Drive west on 1/Gulf Developmental Road. for: 10.54 km time: 06:14
Turkey Knob Hill to Croydon
Driving: 13.64 km
Heading: 294°
Avg Speed: 95.47 km/hr
EST Time: 08:34
  • Drive southwest on 1/Gulf Developmental Road. Continue on 1. for: 13.6 km time: 08:29
  • Turn left onto Alldridge Street. for: 0.04 km time: 00:05
Croydon to Blackbull Campground
Driving: 60.38 km
Heading: 300°
Avg Speed: 98.72 km/hr
EST Time: 36:41
  • Drive north on Alldridge Street. for: 0.16 km time: 00:16
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Brown Street for: 0.17 km time: 00:18
  • Turn right onto 1/Sircom Street. Continue on 1. for: 60.06 km time: 36:08
Blackbull Campground to Glenore Crossing
Driving: 69.71 km
Heading: 278°
Avg Speed: 100.31 km/hr
EST Time: 41:41
  • Drive west on 1/Normanton Croydon Road. for: 69.71 km time: 41:42
Glenore Crossing to Normanton
Driving: 25.19 km
Heading: 343°
Avg Speed: 86.21 km/hr
EST Time: 17:31
  • Drive northwest on 1/Normanton Croydon Road. for: 17.81 km time: 10:57
  • Turn right onto Burke Developmental Road/1/83. Continue on 83. for: 7.19 km time: 05:48
  • 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 Savannah Way at Little Bynoe River
Driving: 37.04 km
Heading: 231°
Avg Speed: 92.46 km/hr
EST Time: 24:02
  • Drive northwest on Brodie Street. for: 0.01 km time: 00:02
  • Turn left onto Landsborough Street/83. Continue on 83. for: 5.35 km time: 04:53
  • Turn right onto Savannah Way/1. Continue on 1. for: 31.67 km time: 19:07
Savannah Way at Little Bynoe River to Armstrong Waterhole
Driving: 15.45 km
Heading: 239°
Avg Speed: 90.25 km/hr
EST Time: 10:16
  • Drive west on The Great Top Road/1. for: 15.45 km time: 10:16
Armstrong Waterhole to Burketown Rd & Savannah Way
Driving: 99.84 km
Heading: 249°
Avg Speed: 89.86 km/hr
EST Time: 01:06:39
  • Drive south on The Great Top Road/1. for: 99.78 km time: 01:06:26
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Burketown-Normanton Road for: 0.06 km time: 00:14
Burketown Rd & Savannah Way to Leichhardt Falls
Driving: 2.08 km
Heading: 306°
Avg Speed: 26.97 km/hr
EST Time: 04:37
  • Drive northwest on Burketown-Normanton Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 2.08 km time: 04:38
Leichhardt Falls to Burketown
Driving: 73.43 km
Heading: 327°
Avg Speed: 49.21 km/hr
EST Time: 01:29:31
  • Drive northwest on Burketown-Normanton Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 33.83 km time: 40:29
  • Turn right. for: 0.82 km time: 01:31
  • Make a right U-turn. for: 0.82 km time: 01:52
  • Turn right onto Nardoo Burketown Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 37.93 km time: 45:36
  • Turn left onto Musgrave Street/1. for: 0.02 km time: 00:04
Burketown to Savannah Way & Wills Dev Rd
Driving: 25.84 km
Heading: 237°
Avg Speed: 93.69 km/hr
EST Time: 16:32
  • Drive west on Musgrave Street/1. Continue on 1. for: 25.84 km time: 16:33
Savannah Way & Wills Dev Rd to Savannah Way & Doomadgee Access
Driving: 71.57 km
Heading: 262°
Avg Speed: 50.01 km/hr
EST Time: 01:25:52
  • Drive southwest on Wills Development Road/1. for: 0.09 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right to stay on 1. for: 71.45 km time: 01:25:43
  • Turn left onto Goodedawa Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:06
Savannah Way & Doomadgee Access to Hells Gate Roadhouse
Driving: 80.67 km
Heading: 317°
Avg Speed: 29.13 km/hr
EST Time: 02:46:09
  • Drive northeast on Goodedawa Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:03
  • Turn left onto Woologarang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 80.38 km time: 02:38:24
  • Bear right. for: 0.02 km time: 00:12
  • Turn right. for: 0.25 km time: 07:32
Hells Gate Roadhouse to Dilldoll Rock
Driving: 2.51 km
Heading: 299°
Avg Speed: 9.24 km/hr
EST Time: 16:17
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.25 km time: 07:27
  • Turn left. for: 0.02 km time: 00:13
  • Make a sharp right onto Westmoreland Road/1. for: 2.12 km time: 04:47
  • Turn right. for: 0.12 km time: 03:50
Dilldoll Rock to Lake Morgan
Driving: 12.93 km
Heading: 316°
Avg Speed: 40.52 km/hr
EST Time: 19:08
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.02 km time: 00:43
  • Turn left. for: 0.1 km time: 03:09
  • Turn right onto Westmoreland Road/1. for: 12.8 km time: 15:16
Lake Morgan to Westmoreland
Driving: 4.69 km
Heading: 339°
Avg Speed: 44.15 km/hr
EST Time: 06:22
  • Drive northwest on Westmoreland Road/1. for: 4.09 km time: 04:49
  • Bear right. for: 0.49 km time: 01:11
  • Turn right. for: 0.1 km time: 00:22
Westmoreland to Savannah Way, NT-QLD Border
Driving: 34.96 km
Heading: 297°
Avg Speed: 25.51 km/hr
EST Time: 01:22:13
  • Drive north. for: 0.1 km time: 00:14
  • Turn left. for: 0.52 km time: 01:21
  • Bear right onto Westmoreland Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 34.34 km time: 01:20:37
Savannah Way, NT-QLD Border to Wollogorang
Driving: 5.53 km
Heading: 272°
Avg Speed: 23.26 km/hr
EST Time: 14:15
  • Drive southwest on Wollogorang Road/1. for: 5.08 km time: 12:11
  • Bear right. for: 0.3 km time: 01:29
  • Turn right. for: 0.16 km time: 00:36
Wollogorang to Echo Gorge
Driving: 30.06 km
Heading: 277°
Avg Speed: 24.62 km/hr
EST Time: 01:13:15
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.16 km time: 00:29
  • Turn left. for: 0.3 km time: 01:35
  • Make a sharp right onto Wollogorang Road/1. for: 29.6 km time: 01:11:10
Echo Gorge to Snipe Lagoon
Driving: 219.9 km
Heading: 311°
Avg Speed: 26.24 km/hr
EST Time: 08:22:49
  • Drive north on Wollogorang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 219.9 km time: 08:22:51
Snipe Lagoon to Burketown Crossing
Driving: 5.94 km
Heading: 253°
Avg Speed: 38.26 km/hr
EST Time: 09:18
  • Drive west on Wollogorang Road/1. Continue on 1. for: 5.85 km time: 06:31
  • Turn right. for: 0.09 km time: 02:48
Burketown Crossing to Borroloola
Driving: 3.6 km
Heading: 322°
Avg Speed: 33.18 km/hr
EST Time: 06:30
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.09 km time: 02:42
  • Turn right onto Wollogorang Road/1. for: 1.51 km time: 01:22
  • Turn right onto Robinson Road. for: 2.01 km time: 02:27
Borroloola to Leila Hill
Driving: 94.59 km
Heading: 218°
Avg Speed: 63.83 km/hr
EST Time: 01:28:54
  • Drive south on Robinson Road. for: 2 km time: 02:28
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Carpentaria Highway for: 8.2 km time: 06:29
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Carpentaria Highway for: 84.38 km time: 01:19:57
Leila Hill to Leila Crossing (Carpentaria Hwy)
Driving: 1.84 km
Heading: 251°
Avg Speed: 60 km/hr
EST Time: 01:50
  • Drive west on Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 1.84 km time: 01:51
Leila Crossing (Carpentaria Hwy) to Heartbreak Hotel
Driving: 15.76 km
Heading: 239°
Avg Speed: 57.41 km/hr
EST Time: 16:28
  • Drive south on Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 15.5 km time: 15:30
  • Turn left onto Tablelands Highway/11. for: 0.14 km time: 00:10
  • Turn right. for: 0.03 km time: 00:17
  • Turn left. for: 0.1 km time: 00:32
Heartbreak Hotel to Cape Crawford
Driving: 0.38 km
Heading: 278°
Avg Speed: 17.73 km/hr
EST Time: 01:17
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.1 km time: 00:30
  • Turn left. for: 0.09 km time: 00:27
  • Turn left onto Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 0.19 km time: 00:19
  • Turn left. for: 0 km time: 00:02
Cape Crawford to Leila 1st Crossing
Driving: 15.36 km
Heading: 340°
Avg Speed: 21.88 km/hr
EST Time: 42:07
  • Drive north. for: 0 km time: 00:01
  • Turn left onto Carpentaria Highway/1. for: 1.93 km time: 01:43
  • Turn right onto Ryans Bend Road. for: 13.43 km time: 40:23
Leila 1st Crossing to Batten Creek
Driving: 35.6 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 19.93 km/hr
EST Time: 01:47:10
  • Drive northwest on Ryans Bend Road. for: 32.04 km time: 01:36:08
  • Turn left onto Nathan River Road. for: 3.41 km time: 10:16
  • Turn right. for: 0.15 km time: 00:48
Batten Creek to Lorella Springs Station
Driving: 83.29 km
Heading: 354°
Avg Speed: 21.52 km/hr
EST Time: 03:52:13
  • Drive south. for: 0.15 km time: 00:46
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 52.78 km time: 02:38:27
  • Turn right. for: 30.36 km time: 01:12:57
Lorella Springs Station to Southern Lost City
Driving: 47.25 km
Heading: 244°
Avg Speed: 22.92 km/hr
EST Time: 02:03:41
  • Drive west. for: 30.36 km time: 01:12:51
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 12.99 km time: 39:02
  • Turn right. for: 3.91 km time: 11:50
Southern Lost City to Burketown Crossing
Driving: 51.96 km
Heading: 351°
Avg Speed: 19.99 km/hr
EST Time: 02:35:57
  • Drive south. for: 3.91 km time: 11:44
  • Turn right onto Nathan River Road. for: 35.39 km time: 01:46:15
  • Turn right. for: 2.05 km time: 06:11
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 10.61 km time: 31:50
Burketown Crossing to Cox River
Driving: 21.31 km
Heading: 341°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 01:03:55
  • Drive northeast on Nathan River Road. for: 21.31 km time: 01:03:56
Cox River to Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon
Driving: 13.64 km
Heading: 77°
Avg Speed: 18.14 km/hr
EST Time: 45:06
  • Drive north on Nathan River Road. for: 0.14 km time: 00:25
  • Turn right. for: 13.06 km time: 39:14
  • Make a sharp right. for: 0.37 km time: 04:30
  • Keep left at the fork. for: 0.08 km time: 00:58
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: 8.68 km
Heading: 238°
Avg Speed: 16.19 km/hr
EST Time: 32:10
  • Drive north. for: 8.01 km time: 24:02
  • Make a sharp left. for: 0.44 km time: 05:24
  • Turn right. for: 0.23 km time: 02:44
Maria (Wamungku) Lagoon to Cox River
Driving: 13.64 km
Heading: 257°
Avg Speed: 18.16 km/hr
EST Time: 45:03
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.45 km time: 05:21
  • Make a sharp left. for: 13.06 km time: 39:17
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Nathan River Road for: 0.14 km time: 00:26
Cox River to Towns River
Driving: 37.77 km
Heading: 335°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 01:53:18
  • Drive north on Nathan River Road. for: 37.77 km time: 01:53:19
Towns River to St Vidgeon Ruins
Driving: 48.88 km
Heading: 310°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 02:26:38
  • Drive southwest on Nathan River Road. for: 48.88 km time: 02:26:38
St Vidgeon Ruins to Lomarieum Lagoon
Driving: 0.47 km
Heading: 312°
Avg Speed: 20 km/hr
EST Time: 01:24
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.47 km time: 01:24
Lomarieum Lagoon to Queensland Crossing
Driving: 46.56 km
Heading: 252°
Avg Speed: 24.35 km/hr
EST Time: 01:54:43
  • Drive northwest. for: 46.56 km time: 01:54:42
Queensland Crossing to Roper Bar
Driving: 22.53 km
Heading: 345°
Avg Speed: 20.55 km/hr
EST Time: 01:05:46
  • Drive northwest. for: 21.51 km time: 01:04:31
  • Turn right onto Roper Highway/20. for: 1.03 km time: 01:16
Roper Bar to Leichhardts Caravan Park
Driving: 0.47 km
Heading: 317°
Avg Speed: 38.15 km/hr
EST Time: 00:44
  • Drive north on Roper Highway/20. for: 0.42 km time: 00:29
  • Bear left. for: 0.05 km time: 00:15
Leichhardts Caravan Park to Roper Bar
Driving: 0.47 km
Heading: 137°
Avg Speed: 38.05 km/hr
EST Time: 00:44
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.05 km time: 00:15
  • Bear right onto Roper Highway/20. for: 0.42 km time: 00:29
Roper Bar to Mount Price Rest Area
Driving: 98.47 km
Heading: 257°
Avg Speed: 52.8 km/hr
EST Time: 01:51:53
  • Drive south on Roper Highway/20. Continue on Roper Highway. for: 98.47 km time: 01:51:55
Mount Price Rest Area to Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort
Driving: 87.32 km
Heading: 269°
Avg Speed: 74.34 km/hr
EST Time: 01:10:28
  • Drive west on Roper Highway/B20. Continue on Roper Highway. for: 75.6 km time: 01:01:59
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Stuart Highway for: 4.86 km time: 02:50
  • Turn right onto Homestead Road. for: 6.85 km time: 05:39
Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort to Mataranka
Driving: 9.06 km
Heading: 270°
Avg Speed: 65.73 km/hr
EST Time: 08:16
  • Drive west on Homestead Road. for: 6.85 km time: 05:47
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Stuart Highway for: 2.21 km time: 02:29
Mataranka to Stirling Mill Wwii Site
Driving: 13.59 km
Heading: 313°
Avg Speed: 90.42 km/hr
EST Time: 09:01
  • Drive northwest on A1/Stuart Highway. Continue on Stuart Highway. for: 13.59 km time: 09:01
Stirling Mill Wwii Site to Mataranka Station
Driving: 1.04 km
Heading: 292°
Avg Speed: 46.99 km/hr
EST Time: 01:19
  • Drive northwest on A1/Stuart Highway. for: 0.67 km time: 00:25
  • Turn left. for: 0.37 km time: 00:55
Mataranka Station to King Rvr Rest Area
Driving: 44.36 km
Heading: 301°
Avg Speed: 109.09 km/hr
EST Time: 24:23
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.37 km time: 00:52
  • Turn left onto A1/Stuart Highway. Continue on Stuart Highway. for: 43.93 km time: 23:11
  • Turn right onto King River. for: 0.04 km time: 00:15
  • Turn left at the end of the road, ontofor: 0.02 km time: 00:07
King Rvr Rest Area to Katherine
Driving: 48.03 km
Heading: 297°
Avg Speed: 91.45 km/hr
EST Time: 31:30
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.02 km time: 00:05
  • Turn right onto King River. for: 0.04 km time: 00:14
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Stuart Highway for: 47.96 km time: 31:03
  • Turn right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 0.01 km time: 00:08
Katherine to King River West Rest Area (24hr)
Driving: 31.78 km
Heading: 218°
Avg Speed: 90.96 km/hr
EST Time: 20:57
  • Drive southeast on 1/Stuart Highway. for: 0.05 km time: 00:09
  • Make a right U-turn at Giles Street onto A1/Stuart Highway. for: 0.37 km time: 00:55
  • Turn left onto A1/Victoria Highway. Continue on Victoria Highway. for: 31.28 km time: 19:27
  • Turn right. for: 0.08 km time: 00:27
King River West Rest Area (24hr) to Tony Green Crossing
Driving: 3.15 km
Heading: 198°
Avg Speed: 72.68 km/hr
EST Time: 02:36
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.08 km time: 00:21
  • Turn right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 3.07 km time: 02:15
Tony Green Crossing to Vince Connolly Limestone Creek Rest Area (24hr)
Driving: 23.17 km
Heading: 231°
Avg Speed: 117.4 km/hr
EST Time: 11:50
  • Drive southwest on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 23.06 km time: 11:14
  • Turn right. for: 0.1 km time: 00:33
  • Turn left. for: 0.01 km time: 00:04
Vince Connolly Limestone Creek Rest Area (24hr) to Noel Buntine Memorial
Driving: 68.16 km
Heading: 215°
Avg Speed: 116.82 km/hr
EST Time: 35:00
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.01 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right. for: 0.1 km time: 00:31
  • Turn right onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 67.97 km time: 34:00
  • Bear left. for: 0.09 km time: 00:26
Noel Buntine Memorial to Sullivan Campground
Driving: 52.25 km
Heading: 225°
Avg Speed: 109.88 km/hr
EST Time: 28:31
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.09 km time: 00:26
  • Make a sharp left onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 52 km time: 27:13
  • Turn left. for: 0.17 km time: 00:53
Sullivan Campground to Victoria River Roadhouse
Driving: 17.48 km
Heading: 258°
Avg Speed: 90.36 km/hr
EST Time: 11:36
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.17 km time: 00:50
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Victoria Highway for: 17.16 km time: 09:54
  • Turn left. for: 0.12 km time: 00:37
  • Turn right. for: 0.04 km time: 00:15
Victoria River Roadhouse to Muringung
Driving: 89.15 km
Heading: 265°
Avg Speed: 109.26 km/hr
EST Time: 48:57
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.17 km time: 00:51
  • Bear left onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 88.73 km time: 47:27
  • Turn right. for: 0.21 km time: 00:34
  • Bear left. for: 0.04 km time: 00:05
Muringung to Timber Creek
Driving: 3.16 km
Heading: 343°
Avg Speed: 56.64 km/hr
EST Time: 03:20
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.24 km time: 00:32
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Victoria Highway for: 2.92 km time: 02:49
Timber Creek to East Baines River
Driving: 57.1 km
Heading: 255°
Avg Speed: 98.89 km/hr
EST Time: 34:38
  • Drive northwest on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 5.49 km time: 03:53
  • Keep straight to stay on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 51.51 km time: 30:17
  • Turn left. for: 0.09 km time: 00:28
East Baines River to Desmonds Passage
Driving: 52.9 km
Heading: 248°
Avg Speed: 112.38 km/hr
EST Time: 28:14
  • Drive north. for: 0.09 km time: 00:28
  • Turn left onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 52.81 km time: 27:46
Desmonds Passage to Saddle Rest Area
Driving: 6.14 km
Heading: 237°
Avg Speed: 88.99 km/hr
EST Time: 04:08
  • Drive west on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 6.01 km time: 03:21
  • Turn left. for: 0.13 km time: 00:48
Saddle Rest Area to Emu Creek Community
Driving: 103.61 km
Heading: 281°
Avg Speed: 105.14 km/hr
EST Time: 59:07
  • Drive northwest. for: 0.13 km time: 00:47
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Victoria Highway for: 103.48 km time: 58:21
Emu Creek Community to Kununurra
Driving: 7.06 km
Heading: 312°
Avg Speed: 83.92 km/hr
EST Time: 05:02
  • Drive west on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 7.06 km time: 05:03
Kununurra to Dunham River, Victoria Hwy
Driving: 7.66 km
Heading: 262°
Avg Speed: 69.62 km/hr
EST Time: 06:36
  • Drive west on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 7.66 km time: 06:36
Dunham River, Victoria Hwy to Kununurra West Rest Area
Driving: 4.76 km
Heading: 309°
Avg Speed: 80.19 km/hr
EST Time: 03:33
  • Drive northwest on 1/Victoria Highway. for: 4.66 km time: 02:56
  • Bear left. for: 0.1 km time: 00:38
Kununurra West Rest Area to Cockburn Rest Area
Driving: 33.12 km
Heading: 250°
Avg Speed: 102.51 km/hr
EST Time: 19:23
  • Drive west. for: 0.11 km time: 00:40
  • Bear left onto 1/Victoria Highway. for: 33.01 km time: 18:43
Cockburn Rest Area to Great Northern Hwy & Victoria Hwy
Driving: 0.11 km
Heading: 86°
Avg Speed: 52.49 km/hr
EST Time: 00:07
  • Drive east on Great Northern Highway. for: 0.11 km time: 00:08
Great Northern Hwy & Victoria Hwy to Dunham River Rest Area
Driving: 35.91 km
Heading: 181°
Avg Speed: 98.1 km/hr
EST Time: 21:57
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 35.91 km time: 21:58
Dunham River Rest Area to Doon Doon Roadhouse
Driving: 23.82 km
Heading: 216°
Avg Speed: 101.39 km/hr
EST Time: 14:05
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 23.47 km time: 13:32
  • Turn right. for: 0.35 km time: 00:33
Doon Doon Roadhouse to Bow River, Great Central Hwy
Driving: 63.14 km
Heading: 176°
Avg Speed: 94.97 km/hr
EST Time: 39:53
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.2 km time: 00:18
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 62.94 km time: 39:36
Bow River, Great Central Hwy to Telegraph Creek
Driving: 9.49 km
Heading: 180°
Avg Speed: 98.26 km/hr
EST Time: 05:47
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 9.49 km time: 05:48
Telegraph Creek to Warmun (Turkey Creek)
Driving: 20.25 km
Heading: 203°
Avg Speed: 94.27 km/hr
EST Time: 12:53
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 20.25 km time: 12:53
Warmun (Turkey Creek) to Muluks Rest Area (24hr)
Driving: 40.41 km
Heading: 206°
Avg Speed: 93.89 km/hr
EST Time: 25:49
  • Drive southwest on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 40.41 km time: 25:50
Muluks Rest Area (24hr) to Great Northern Hwy & Purnululu NP Access
Driving: 12.49 km
Heading: 212°
Avg Speed: 87.04 km/hr
EST Time: 08:36
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 12.41 km time: 07:45
  • Turn left onto Purnululu National Park Road. for: 0.08 km time: 00:51
Great Northern Hwy & Purnululu NP Access to Spring Creek Rest Area (24 hrs)
Driving: 0.75 km
Heading: 246°
Avg Speed: 8.03 km/hr
EST Time: 05:36
  • Drive northwest on Purnululu National Park Road. for: 0.08 km time: 00:50
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 0.31 km time: 00:14
  • Turn right. for: 0.36 km time: 04:34
Spring Creek Rest Area (24 hrs) to Leycesters Rest
Driving: 8.38 km
Heading: 216°
Avg Speed: 49.87 km/hr
EST Time: 10:04
  • Drive northeast. for: 0.36 km time: 04:29
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 7.61 km time: 04:28
  • Turn right. for: 0.35 km time: 00:56
  • Turn right. for: 0.06 km time: 00:11
Leycesters Rest to Upper Panton River, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 44.26 km
Heading: 204°
Avg Speed: 105.86 km/hr
EST Time: 25:05
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.06 km time: 00:09
  • Turn left. for: 0.35 km time: 00:51
  • Turn right onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 43.85 km time: 24:06
Upper Panton River, Great Northern Hwy to Little Panton River, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 9.91 km
Heading: 163°
Avg Speed: 93.98 km/hr
EST Time: 06:19
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 9.42 km time: 05:09
  • Turn left. for: 0.49 km time: 01:11
Little Panton River, Great Northern Hwy to Palm Creek, Great Northern Hwy
Driving: 19.82 km
Heading: 189°
Avg Speed: 91.79 km/hr
EST Time: 12:57
  • Drive south. for: 0.71 km time: 01:42
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 19.11 km time: 11:15
Palm Creek, Great Northern Hwy to Halls Creek
Driving: 27.06 km
Heading: 215°
Avg Speed: 96.32 km/hr
EST Time: 16:51
  • Drive south on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 27.04 km time: 16:43
  • Turn right onto Roberta Avenue. for: 0.02 km time: 00:09
Halls Creek to Great Northern Hwy & Tanami Rd
Driving: 16.32 km
Heading: 226°
Avg Speed: 79.98 km/hr
EST Time: 12:14
  • Drive southeast on Roberta Avenue. for: 0.02 km time: 00:03
  • Turn right onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 16.1 km time: 11:11
  • Turn left. for: 0.2 km time: 01:00
Great Northern Hwy & Tanami Rd to Lamboo Gunian
Driving: 3.45 km
Heading: 233°
Avg Speed: 26.52 km/hr
EST Time: 07:48
  • Drive southwest. for: 0.16 km time: 00:47
  • Turn right onto Tanami Road. for: 0.09 km time: 00:12
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 2.45 km time: 01:36
  • Turn left onto Freddie Street. for: 0.22 km time: 00:50
  • Turn left onto Colin Street. for: 0.53 km time: 04:24
Lamboo Gunian to Ngumban Cliff Lookout
Driving: 174.32 km
Heading: 253°
Avg Speed: 99 km/hr
EST Time: 01:45:38
  • 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 left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 172.86 km time: 01:36:44
  • Turn left onto Scenic Lookout Road. for: 0.68 km time: 03:25
  • Turn right to stay on Scenic Lookout Road. for: 0.03 km time: 00:15
Ngumban Cliff Lookout to Kellys Pass
Driving: 3.24 km
Heading: 282°
Avg Speed: 37.18 km/hr
EST Time: 05:13
  • 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 left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 2.53 km time: 01:38
Kellys Pass to Mount Campbell
Driving: 82.22 km
Heading: 314°
Avg Speed: 105.15 km/hr
EST Time: 46:54
  • Drive west on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 81.98 km time: 46:01
  • Turn left onto Bayulu Access Road. for: 0.24 km time: 00:54
Mount Campbell to Fitzroy Crossing
Driving: 13.01 km
Heading: 339°
Avg Speed: 73.42 km/hr
EST Time: 10:37
  • Drive northeast on Bayulu Access Road. for: 0.24 km time: 00:51
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Great Northern Highway for: 12.73 km time: 09:35
  • Turn right onto Forrest Road. for: 0.04 km time: 00:12
Fitzroy Crossing to Great Northern Hwy & Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd
Driving: 43.18 km
Heading: 304°
Avg Speed: 104.34 km/hr
EST Time: 24:49
  • Drive southwest on Forrest Road. for: 0.04 km time: 00:09
  • Turn right onto 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 43.14 km time: 24:41
Great Northern Hwy & Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd to Great Northern Hwy & Derby Hwy
Driving: 173.16 km
Heading: 284°
Avg Speed: 107.21 km/hr
EST Time: 01:36:54
  • Drive west on 1/Great Northern Highway. Continue on 1. for: 173.16 km time: 01:36:54
Great Northern Hwy & Derby Hwy to Bedunburra
Driving: 68.88 km
Heading: 269°
Avg Speed: 104.75 km/hr
EST Time: 39:27
  • Drive west on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 0.06 km time: 00:02
  • Turn left to stay on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 68.82 km time: 39:25
Bedunburra to Roebuck Roadhouse
Driving: 76.79 km
Heading: 252°
Avg Speed: 105.28 km/hr
EST Time: 43:45
  • Drive west on 1/Great Northern Highway. for: 76.61 km time: 42:05
  • Turn right. for: 0.19 km time: 01:41
Roebuck Roadhouse to Milliya Rumurra
Driving: 27.51 km
Heading: 257°
Avg Speed: 79.11 km/hr
EST Time: 20:51
  • Drive west. for: 0.19 km time: 01:42
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Broome Highway for: 27.24 km time: 16:41
  • Turn left. for: 0.08 km time: 02:30
Milliya Rumurra to Broome
Driving: 7.04 km
Heading: 195°
Avg Speed: 43.88 km/hr
EST Time: 09:37
  • Drive west. for: 0.08 km time: 02:26
  • Turn left onto Broome Highway. for: 3.37 km time: 02:31
  • Turn left onto Old Broome Road. for: 1.79 km time: 01:49
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit, onto Old Broome Road for: 0.9 km time: 01:09
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Hamersley Street for: 0.32 km time: 00:31
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit, onto Hamersley Street for: 0.12 km time: 00:19
  • Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit, onto Frederick Street for: 0.35 km time: 00:31
  • Make a right U-turn at Robinson Street onto Frederick Street. for: 0.1 km time: 00:20
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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