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Burketown

The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year, however, during the monsoonal season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.

Burketown sits on the Albert River and on the east-west dividing line between the wetlands to the north and the beginning of the savannah grass plains (Plains of Promise) to the south, some 25 kilometres from the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Albert River is tidal and the Gulf is accessible from Burketown by boat.

Surrounding environs – flat, grass plains to the south and immense salt flats and wetlands to the north. The Nicholson River is some 17 kilometres to the west and is fresh water and perennial. The wetlands are breeding grounds of crocodiles, barramundi and prawns and a vast amount of bird species which are prolific during the summer months.

The grasslands to the south are the habitat of a great array of wildlife including emus, kangaroos and birdlife.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 2,661 kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Burketown

  • Off Road Driving
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Astronomy
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly
  • Fishing – Game
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Banking Facilities
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Remote
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

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