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4WD driving through a river crossing near Katherine

Savannah WayVictoria River region

Travel from Queensland and head into the Northern Territory for the ultimate outback road trip along the Savannah Way.

Camp out under the stars, travel across changing tropical and savannah landscapes and explore some of the 15 national parks and five World Heritage-listed areas in the Northern Territory. Visit outback towns and see ancient rock art, take in the famous ‘Lost City’ or book a fishing trip to catch a famous Barramundi.

Queensland to the Northern Territory

Leave behind the rainforest and surf of the east coast and head through World Heritage-listed Barron Gorge National Park to the NT border. Be sure to check out the volcanic geology of the Atherton Tablelands en route.

Spend a day of fishing around the Sir Edward Pellew Islands and the mangrove-wetlands at the mouth of the McArthur River (remember to Be Crocwise). Turn inland to check out ancient Indigenous rock art at the Caranbirini Conservation Reserve and then marvel at the famous sandstone outcrops of the ‘Lost City’.

Katherine & Surrounds

Soak in the thermal pools in the town of Mataranka, the setting for the famous Australian novel, We of the Never Never. Hit the four-wheel drive tracks and walking trails of Judburra/Gregory National Park to see boab trees and dramatic sandstone escarpments.

Keep River National Park to Western Australia

Keep River National Park is one of Australia’s undiscovered national parks and is worth making the time to explore for its bush walking, Aboriginal rock art and parts of the Park are accessible year round. Venture on to cross the border into Western Australia and make your way to Broome across the rugged and beautiful Kimberly region passing local highlights, Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles.

The Savannah Way is an incredible 3,700km journey that traverses rugged and challenging country. Plan your trip and take a four-wheel drive to make sure you’re well-prepared for the adventure. For the full itinerary, download below.

Remember to plan your trip with these road safety tips before starting your Northern Territory drive adventure.

Download the Savannah Way itinerary


Suggested itinerary




Days 1–3

Cairns to Borroloola (QLD/NTborder)


Day 4–6

Borroloola to Limmen National Park


Day 7–8

Limmen National Park to Katherine


Day 9–10

Katherine to Judbarra/Gregory National Park


Day 11

Judbarra/Gregory National Park to Timber Creek


Day 12–13

Timber Creek to Keep River National Park


Day 14

Keep River National Park to WA/NT border (Kununurra)


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