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573 Kurnell Street
Albury NSW 2640
Departing July 15, 2018
Mareeba - Darwin
This is a self catered, tag-a-long camping tour.
We start this journey along the “Wheelbarrow Way” through fertile farmlands and savannah plains to Chillagoe a town rich in mining history. After exploring the local attractions we depart along the “Burke Development road” a road constructed to service the cattle industry and remote aboriginal communities; expect to see millions of acres of savannah woodlands and thousands of cattle. Witness a spectacular sunset over the gulf and be amazed at the size of the wild barramundi at Karumba. Experience the historic “Gulflander” on a billy tea and damper trip from Normanton to Critters Camp, and visit the most northerly known camp of the ill-fated 1860-61 Burke and Wills expedition.
Camp on the banks of the Albert River at Burketown, the dividing line between the wetlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria to the north and the savannah plains to the south. Canoe, swim (or for the more adventurous), walk the gorges of Lawn Hill. Learn the history of Hells Gate, once a drover’s landmark now an important fuel stop on the Savannah Way. You will cross many watercourses including the Calvert and Robinson Rivers en-route to Borroloola. Take an optional guided fishing trip from Batten Point and try to catch the fish of a lifetime.
We wander through the escarpments of the Lost City and be amazed at nature’s incredible work. After a few more river crossings we are back on the sealed road from Roper Bar to Mataranka, where you can immerse yourself in the warm 32-degree waters of Bitter Springs. Explore the spectacular gorges of Nitmiluk. Explore Kakadu National Park, including visits to Jim Jim and Twin Falls, Nourlangie rock art site, Ubirr, and relax on a sunset cruise on Yellow Water's wetlands. We finish this amazing tour with a farewell dinner in Darwin.
Included in tour fees