Aug 2, 3 Burketown is located 2,115 kilometres to the north west of Brisbane, with the nearest larger town being Cloncurry, 480 kilometres to the south. The town is roughly 30 kilometres inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is located on the Albert River and Savannah Way in the area known as the Gulf Savannah. Burketown had a population of 173.
This is one town we thought we would not be able to make it to as the road from Gregory Downs was renowned as very rough. However, since the amount of mining in the area, the roads have been resurfaced and there is now only about 10 kms of dirt road which was quite passable.
Again, we find a fantastic free camp spot right on the Albert River with a 3 metere bank to discourage any croc visits in the night. Camp fires are allowed and we needed them in the cool evenings.