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.

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.

Ashs Holiday Units and Ashs at the Point Cafe

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$120 - 185
Ash's is ideally located just across the road to the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline - enjoy a leisurely stroll including the Norman River mouth, beach fishing spots, boat ramps, other stores, fuel station - Karumba airport pickups available plus pre-arranged transfers Karumba to Normanton.

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.

Rest Easi Motel

Hughenden, Flinders Area
From AU$125 - 130
The Rest Easi Motel is located on Richmond Hill on the Western side of Hughenden. This quiet and spacious motel offers clean, well appointed double and family rooms. All rooms have Foxtel Movies and more.

Gilberton Outback Retreat

Einasleigh, Etheridge Area
From AU$800 - 800
Unplug, unwind and recharge in the exclusive luxury of Gilberton Outback Retreat. Located on an 88,000 acre 8th generation working cattle station in the stunning goldfields country of northern Queensland, this is an all-inclusive hand-crafted outback experience, rich in cultural, gold mining and cattle production history.

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$16.50 - 195
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.

Corella Creek Country Farm Stay

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$15 - 200
Corella Creek Country Farm Stay is a place where travellers can enjoy the space and relax. Tours and daily events are also available for the more adventurous at heart. In the vast grasslands of McKinlay Shire, surrounded by cattle stations and huge outback spaces, kangaroos and native birds flourish.

Goldfields Hotel and Finnigan's Rest

Forsayth, Etheridge Area
From AU$129 - 159
Located in the Gulf Savannah region, The Goldfield’s Hotel is a landmark building in Forsayth, North Queensland. The Goldfield’s Hotel has a large variety of beverages, both hot and cold, and ice cold beer on tap.
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