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The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year. There is an all weather road from Cairns which is not affected by rain during the monsoonal season, however, if travelling by road from the south or west during the wet season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.

Situated west of the Newcastle Range, Georgetown is the centre of the Etheridge gold field and amateur gold prospecting. The surrounding environ is rolling hills and wooded savannah grass-lands. Georgetown is an intersection point for all roads approaching the Gulf Savannah region from the east with the exception of the Chillagoe to Normanton/Karumba route. Georgetown is well serviced and is a major point for touring circuits to the south and east which direct visitors through spectacular scenic and historic points of interest.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): Via Mount Isa – 2,557 kilometres or via Cairns – 2,187 kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Georgetown

  • Birdwatching
  • Fossicking
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride
  • Bottled Gas
  • Licensed Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Rail
  • Remote
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Cairns Domestic Airport and Cairns International Airport

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