Savannah Way

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Savannah Way
Queensland – Western Australia
General information
Type Highway
Length 3,501 km (2,175 mi)
Route number(s) National Route 1
Major junctions
East end Cairns, Queensland
West end Broome, Western Australia
Major settlements Doomadgee, Burketown (see article)
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland
Highways in Western Australia

The Savannah Way is a route of highways and major roads across the tropical savannahs of northern Australia, linking Cairns in Queensland with Broome in Western Australia. Promoted as a self-drive tourist route, it joins Cairns, Normanton, Borroloola, Katherine, Kununurra, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby and Broome.[1]

Much of the route is Highway 1; however, much of it is on unsealed roads. It runs for a distance of 3,501 kilometres (2,175 mi). Parts of Savannah Way form part of the National Highway network.

See also[edit]

Australian Roads portal

Australian savannah


  1. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 11–12. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3. 

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