Gulf Savannah

Journey to where the outback meets the sea in the Gulf Savannah – an epicentre of deep sea and inland fishing holes, surrounded by country towns rich in mining history and indigenous culture. Take a peak at one of Queensland's five World Heritage listed areas - Riversleigh Fossil Sites - where over 20 million years of evolution have been preserved in limestone deposits.

Fisherman’s paradise

  • Buy prawns straight from the trawler in Karumba or cook up a feast on the barbecues at Lake Belmore in Croydon.
  • Charter a plane from Burketown to Sweers Island to hook your own catch or try your luck in the inland lagoons in Normanton.

A visual feast

  • Fossick for gems at Mount Surprise near Einasleigh or view agates with all the hard work done for you in Forsayth
  • Star gaze in Chillagoe and have your binoculars poised after monsoonal summer rains for birds in flight. 
  • Witness the rare meteorological phenomenon of Morning Glory, cruise the mysterious waterways of Cobbold Gorge or view the scenery around Einasleigh from a carriage on the Savannahlander train.

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Ashs Holiday Units and Ashs at the Point Cafe

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$117 - 177
Ash's has a range of facilities and services - pool, barbecue area, laundry, fish cleaning facilities, free guest Wi-Fi and is a step across the road to the Sunset Tavern - walking distance to coastline sunsets, Norman River mouth, fishing spots, boat ramps, other stores, fuel station and Karumba airport pickups available along with pre-arranged transfers from Karumba to Normanton.

Cobbold Village

Forsayth, Etheridge Area
From AU$30 - 185
Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region in Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. This Savannah Guide Station is located on a working cattle property and features a unique, narrow gorge set amid rugged sandstone formations with spectacular 30-foot cliffs that narrow to just two metres wide.

Travellers Haven Backpackers

The Gap, Mount Isa Area
From AU$30 - 60
Travellers Haven Backpackers is located close to the centre of Mount Isa. Single, double, twin and bunk accommodation is available. Relax in the friendly atmosphere around the pool and barbecue area, or walk into town to enjoy the many things to see and do.

Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$35 - 132
Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis is situated on the Overlanders Way (Flinders Highway) close to the Town Centre. With well-established trees and shaded grassy areas for campsites and powered sites. Large caravans or buses can be accommodated, (no rig too big).

Discovery Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$25 - 149
Mining is at the heart of Mount Isa – this is one of the top 10 producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc. Their caravan park accommodation at Discovery Parks – Argylla, (formerly known as Big4 Discovery Parks - Argylla), is just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry and a great place to relax after your day of adventures.

Karumba Point Holiday Tourist Park

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$28 - 68
Karumba Point Tourist Park is a popular destination for travellers wanting to experience all that the Gulf of Carpentaria has to offer, with the beach, shopping and local hotel being only a short distance away.

Gilberton Outback Retreat

Einasleigh, Etheridge Area
From AU$800 - 800
Welcome to Australia's best kept secret, Gilberton Outback Retreat. This exclusive private luxury retreat is located in the gorgeous gold fields country of northern Queensland, Australia. The retreat overlooks the Gilbert River and offers magnificent panoramic views.

Discovery Parks - Cloncurry

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$23 - 125
Burke and Wills found beauty in Cloncurry on their journey through in 1861; now, take your turn when you stay with Discovery Parks – Cloncurry. Their caravan park is a great base to explore ‘The Curry’.

Julia Creek Caravan Park

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$20 - 125
The Julia Creek Caravan Park is one of those friendly parks you'll find yourself recommending to others. As soon as you drive in, you'll feel right at home. "No strangers here, just friends you haven't met.

Gee-Dees Family Cabins

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$110 - 170
Gee-Dee's Family Cabins at Karumba Point offer affordable family-style, couple or fisherperson accommodation on the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Norman River. Your stay will be in family owned and operated, motel-like self-contained cabins, or a three bedroom holiday house, that offers you the latest in modern, clean, air conditioned rooms.
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