'The Barramundi Capital of Australia', Burketown is approx 420km north of Mount Isa and sits on the divide between the northern wetlands and southern, savannah grass plains. It is also close to immense salt plains, which are beautiful when seen from the sky. This small country town has a population of 176, who enjoy the lifestyle and fishing. Each April, Burketown hosts the World Barramundi Fishing Championships and in September and October the Morning Glory Clouds roll in.
Savannah Lodge provides Burketown accommodation, catering to business and leisure travellers alike. Centrally located, Savannah Lodge is a tropical oasis, offering guests one acre of lush, tropically landscaped gardens, a cool, blue swimming pool and deeply shaded areas to relax and unwind in the heart of Burketown. Six self-contained, air-conditioned cabin style apartments provide a cool sanctuary for guests.
The gardens at Savannah Lodge provide a vibrant palette of colour and flowers, and depending on the time of year, you might see bright red bottlebrush, creamy yellow frangipani, coconuts and other tropical species.
Savannah Aviation is the premier air charter service for the Gulf of Carpentaria, regional Queensland and the Northern Territory. Committed to servicing the people, places and communities of the Gulf, Savannah Aviation operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from their home base in Burketown.