Gulf Savannah - Outback Queensland, Australia

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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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.

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 - 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, just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry, is a great place to relax after your day of adventures.

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.

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).

Undara Experience

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
From AU$16 - 190
An ancient secret has been unearthed for visitors to Tropical North Queensland, which offers another natural wonder besides the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest to marvel at. The Undara Volcanic National Park is one of Australia's greatest geological wonders.

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’.

End Of The Road Motel

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$148.50 - 210
Multi award winning End Of The Road Motel features the only absolute beach front holiday accommodation in the Gulf of Carpentaria. They are situated at Karumba Point next to the famous Sunset Tavern overlooking the Gulf of Carpentaria, on the mouth of the Norman River where the outback meets the sea in style.

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.

Discovery Parks - Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$35 - 110
This may be the Outback, but you’ll still have a river view. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, the holiday park Discovery Parks – Mount Isa is an excellent base to explore. If you’ve never experienced Rodeo, you’ve come to the right place – Mount Isa is renowned as the Rodeo Capital of Australia and their annual event is fast and furious fun.
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