Savannah Way Self-Drive
21 nights from £3,159 per person - available 2018 & 2019
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
Linking Broome to Cairns, the Savannah Way is a fantastic route that journeys through rugged landscapes, naturally beautiful national parks, crystal clear lakes and charming towns as it sweeps across the tropical savannahs of Australia. You’ll get to experience this amazing route on this 22 day 4WD self-drive tour, with plenty of brilliant activities along the way. Discover the caves at Tunnel Creek National Park, spot jumping crocodiles along the Adelaide River, marvel at Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu, and tour the Undara lava tubes on this adventurous tour through Western Australia (ATS).
- Explore Geikie Gorge National Park
- Discover striking caves at Tunnel Creek National Park
- See the natural beauty of Windjana Gorge National Park
- Explore El Questro Wilderness Park
- Marvel at Purnululu National Park’s bee-hive domes
- Discover Kakadu National Park’s Aboriginal rock art
- Enjoy a Yellow Water Cruise and see the jumping crocodiles along Adelaide River
- Dip in a thermal pool at Mataranka
- Spot freshwater crocodiles at Nicholson River
- Explore Cobbold Gorge Station
- Tour the impressive Undara lava tubes
Broome to Fitzroy Crossing (396km)
Once you’ve collected your car, you will drive east via Derby into the Kimberley and on to Fitzroy Crossing. In the afternoon you’ll explore Geikie Gorge National Park, full of soaring cliffs carved by the Fitzroy River.
Iminji Safari Camp
Today you will journey north west on to Gibb River Road, soon reaching Tunnel Creek National Park to see one of the oldest cave systems in Australia. You’ll also stop off at Windjana Gorge National Park, a gorgeous area with sparkling lakes, before continuing on until you reach Saddlers Creek crossing the entry point to the Safari camp.
Mt Elizabeth Station (143km)
Travel back via Gibb River Road to Mt Elizabeth Station, a working Kimberley cattle station, stopping at the beautiful Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge and Barnett Gorge along the way.
El Questro Wilderness Park (322km)
Journey along Gibb River Road, pass Home Valley and arrive at El Questro Station.
El Questro Wilderness Park
The whole day is free for you to explore the wilderness - home to an abundance of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles, there’s lots of natural beauty to discover here.
Bungle Bungle Safari Camp (330km)
Today you will depart from Gibb River Road and travel into Purnululu National Park via Warmun. This spectacular area is host to remarkable clack and orange bee-hive domes, rising 200 metres above the ground.
Bungle Bungle Safari Camp
The day is at your leisure. Explore Purnululu National Park and marvel at its stunning geological landmarks, including marvellous gorges and pools.
In the morning you’ll drive to Kununurra, a charming, colourful town, for a day of exploring its wonderful scenery.
On your way to Katherine you will stop off at Lake Argyle and venture through the characterful town of Timber Creek. Katherine is a wonderful town, close-by to the magnificent Katherine Gorge.
Kakadu National Park (310km)
Today you will travel to the stunning wilderness of Kakadu National Park, home to a variety of wildlife and birdlife, as well as the finest Aboriginal rock art in the world.
In the morning you’ll enjoy a wonderful Yellow Water Cruise, before departing Kakadu and stopping at the famous Bark Hut for a drink. Once you’ve arrived in Darwin you’ll spend the afternoon cruising along the Adelaide River to spot the jumping crocodiles (own expense). You’ll also have time to stop at the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre.
The day is free for you to explore the city.
Head back towards Katherine and arrive into Mataranka, a beautiful, tropical forest with sparkling thermal pools.
Journey east towards Borroloola; stopping at Heartbreak Hotel Roadhouse on the way. Borroloola is a township nestled in the Narwinbi Aboriginal Land Trust.
Lawn Hill National Park (525km)
It’s an early start this morning, driving on the Savannah Way to Wollogorang Station and Roadhouse. You’ll then follow the 4WD track to Lawn Hill via Kingfisher Camp on Bowthorn Station, stopping along the glistening Nicholson River to spot freshwater crocodiles and tropical birdlife. You’ll then carry on to Adels Grove.
Lawn Hill National Park
The entire day is free for you to explore the park. Wander through the Riversleigh Fossil Site and take in the natural beauty.
There are two routes to choose between to get to Normanton. The first is to travel north east, visiting the cascading Leichhardt Falls. Or, you could stop at Burke and Wills Roadhouse, before marvelling at the Bang Bang Jump Up rock formation.
Cobbold Gorge Station (390km)
Today you will venture across the north of Queensland, passing through the towns of Croydon, Georgetown and Forsayth before arriving in Cobbold Gorge Station.
Cobbold Gorge Station
The day is at leisure for you to explore the magnificent, orange rock formations in Cobbold Gorge Station.
Undara National Park (235km)
Travel back to Forsyth before driving east to Einasleigh. Weather permitting; you’ll be able to take a short cut to Mt Surprise. If not, you’ll take the Gregory Developmental Road north there instead. Afterwards, continue east to Undara National Park, a striking volcanic park.
The morning will be spent touring the incredible Undara Lava Tubes, before heading on to the beaten track to Chillagoe. On the way, you’ll pass Rocky Tate Crossing and cross Swamp Creek, before following the ‘Wheelbarrow Way’ to reach Chillagoe, home to wonderful limestone caves.
Start the day by returning to ‘Wheelbarrow Way’, stopping at Mareeba to visit the fascinating Heritage Museum, Mareeba wetlands and the coffee farm. Visit the small town of Kuranda before finishing at Cairns.
The 4WD vehicle is booked until the following day. Your vehicle must be dropped off at the city or airport by the same time it was picked up on day one, to avoid any additional charges.
- Adelaide River excursion
- Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- 4WD car hire with GPS
- Yellow Water Cruise
- Undara Lava Tubes Tour
What’s Not Included
- International flights