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Tidal Flats, Burketown
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Burketown
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Description

The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year. However during the monsoon season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.

Burketown sits on the Albert River and on the east-west dividing line between the wetlands to the north and the beginning of the savannah grass plains (Plains of Promise) to the south, some 25 kilometres from the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Albert River is tidal and the Gulf is accessible from Burketown by boat.

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Surrounding environs include flat, grassy plains to the south and immense salt flats and wetlands to the north. The Nicholson River is some 17 kilometres to the west and is fresh water and perennial. The wetlands are breeding grounds for crocodiles, barramundi and prawns and a vast amount of bird species which are prolific during the summer months.

The grasslands to the south are the habitat of a great array of wildlife including emus, kangaroos and birdlife.

Burketown is 425 kilometres north of Mt Isa.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking
    Walking

Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Burketown Weather Today - Mostly sunny
Sunny
27 °C 6:58am EST 6:33pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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20 Aug
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22 Aug
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23 Aug
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24 Aug
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25 Aug
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26 Aug
Forecast Burketown Weather Forecast - Sunny
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Burketown Weather Forecast - Sunny
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Burketown Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Burketown Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Burketown Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Burketown Weather Forecast - Sunny
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Burketown Weather Forecast - Sunny
Sunny
Minimum 12°C 12°C 13°C 16°C 18°C 17°C 16°C
Maximum 29°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 32°C 32°C 32°C

Weather last updated at 4:18pm Wednesday, 20 August 2014.


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