The Savannah Way ~ Broome to Cairns-Cairns to Broome


Stretching from Broome in the North West of Western Australia to Cairns in North Eastern Queensland, the Savannah Way is a 3700 kilometre trek across the top end of Australia from coast to coast.

The 3700 kilometre route links 15 National Parks and five World Heritage areas. You can explore just a section or cross the continent enjoying its wide horizons, ancient gorges and abundant wildlife, connecting with Aboriginal and pioneer heritage in today’s friendly outback

About 48 hours’ road time will get from one side to the other but it’s not the final destination – it’s the journey that will be your lasting memory, so take your time and experience the raw natural beauty of Australia’s top end. Here’s just a little of what you can expect;

First leg will lead you from Broome to Derby and onto Kununurra via the legendary Gibb River Road. You will visit the Kimberleys three main towns and can experience Windjana Gorge, Geikie Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Lennard Gorge, Bell Gorge, Adcock Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Barnett River Gorges, The Mitchell Falls, The Mitchell Plateau, Emma Gorge and El Questro Station. You will need a 4WD so bring your own or hire one here. Click on links for vehicle hire options and rates from Broome, Derby or Kununurra.

You could always keep to the bitumen road and head through Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Warmun but you will miss out on everything after Tunnel Creek and you don’t want to do that unless it’s October to April when “The Gibb” is closed or your driving a 2WD vehicle.

Click here for our comprehensive Gibb River Road guide.

Second Leg will lead you from Kununurra to Katherine in the Northern Territory and then on to Cairns. Click here for a map of the Savannah Way (2.4Mb).

Road conditions to cover the complete journey

Queensland - RACQ Queensland – RACQ
Ph: 1300 130 595 for 24-hour road reports
Northern Territory Government Northern Territory Government
Ph: 1800 246 199 for 24-hour road reports
Main Roads Western Australia Main Roads Western Australia
Ph: 1800 013 314 for 24-hour road reports

To find out more including maps on the Savannah Way click link below or links to each individual regions.


Queensland –

Western Australia –

Kimberley –