Day 1-6: Cairns to NT border
Leave the coast behind and get amongst the Gulf country with many cattle stations and camping grounds scattered throughout the region. For four-wheel drivers enter via Normanton for a fantastic adventure or take it easy on the track via Camooweal.
Day 7-8: NT Border to Borroloola
Drive through the Barkly Tablelands and head through the Gulf of Carpentaria where paperbark woodlands will guide you through. Stop overnight and take in the sounds of wild frogs and birds.
Day 9: Borroloola
If you’re a fan of amazing fishing Borroloola is an absolute must. Take on the local Barramundi on a day’s fishing or at Caranbirini Conservation Reserve, just 46km south, take one of the three walking tracks for great views and excellent bird watching.
Day 10: Borroloola to Cape Crawford
Hop in a chopper and fly through the iconic Lost City and walk amongst the giant sandstone pillars through the fly-in tours. If you’re happy on four wheels check out the smaller Lost Cities IN Caranbirini and Limmen National Parks. Finish the day by cooling off in Poppy’s Pool.
Day 11: Cape Crawford to Roper Bar / Daly Waters
For 4WDs – Head north to Roper Bar for amazing fishing and stay the night at the new Munililla camp ground
For 2WDs – Head straight to Daly Waters and immerse yourself in Australia’s war and exploration history. Meet some colourful locals at the Daly Waters Historical Pub for a memorable stay.
Day 12: Daly Waters to Mataranka
Head to Mataranka and experience nature’s spa in the therapeutic waters of the Mataranka Thermal Pools. For those looking to take in more sights, go for an easy stroll through Elsey National Park.
Day 13: Mataranka to Katherine
Driving north, stop at Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine and jump right on in to a number of exciting activities including walking trails, canoeing, scenic helicopter flights or guided cultural boat cruises through Katherine Gorge.
Day 14: Katherine to Judbarra/Gregory National Park
Station yourself at Victoria River Roadhouse and have great fishing and walking trails at your fingertips. Take in stunning panoramic views of the amazing river and valley below on the Escarpment Lookout Walk.
Day 15: Timber Creek to Kununurra
Discover the rich history of the Bullita Homestead through the network of four-wheel drive tracks. Or explore the fascinating walks, cattle station history and campgrounds. Accomodation is also available at Timber Creek, Top Springs and Victoria River.
Day 16-20: Kununurra to Broome
Only a short 3km before the border to Western Australia is the beautiful Keep National Park that has amazing bushwalking tracks that allow you to discover similar sandstone landforms to the Bungle Bungles. Be sure to see the traditional Aboriginal rock art too before continuing on your journey to Western Australia.
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