We have now made it to Adels Grove at Lawn Hill National Park. After leaving Normanton we travelled through to Burketown. 30 k of sealed road, 120 k of dirt followed by about 70 k of sealed road. Crossed a few rivers, including the Flinders which is Queensland’s longest River.
On the way we called in at the memorial marking where Burke & Wills made their last campsite in 1861 before starting their return trip south. It is a pretty isolated spot near the Little Bynoe River, which isn’t so little.
There is not a lot at Burketown and it seems to be set up mostly to service the cattle industry, Barramundi fishing and tourists travelling along the Savannah Way. One of the big events here is the Morning Glory. A strange cloud formation that rolls in from the Gulf from September through to December. We were lucky to see it happen the morning we were there. An unusual event the locals said for this time of year. We didn’t complain it was quite spectacular. There were 3 bands of these ‘rolled-up’ clouds crossing over Burketown, all over in about 20 minutes or so.
rom Burketown we turn south to Gregory Downs and then west to Adels Grove for a few nights in Lawn Hill National Park. Bit more dirt road to come.