Stay in the Gulf
Plan your stay in the Gulf, and make it an experience
of a lifetime with our Festival Camping options.
Burketown is on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, on the dividing line between the wetlands to the north and the Gulf Savannah plains to the south. It was named after the ill-fated explorer Robert Burke, who was the first European (with partner William John Wills) to arrive in the area.
The Burketown Pub is the centre of Town, and together with the Savannah Lodge has a range of accomodation options to suit all budgets. The Burketown Caravan Park also offers cabins, as well as great spaces for the camper or trailer. Burketown has the added benefit of being Australia's Barramundi capital, so get ready to wet a line.
Gregory Downs was the home of the Festival in 2018. The accomodation options are limited, so make sure you book ahead if you intend to make camp.
While you're in Gregory, make sure you spend some time at the Gregory River. The peaceful waters of The Gregory remain a natural attraction, where you can canoe year-round.
Adels Grove is located 10km from the Lawn Hill Gorge, Boodjamulla National Park and 50km from the world heritage Riversleigh Fossil fields. Visitors have the option of Camping or enjoying our dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in either furnished river tents or rooms.
The property of Adels Grove occupies an area of some 30 hectares (80 acres) and extends from Lawn Hill Creek at one end to Louie Creek at the other. It was originally gazetted in 1904 as a Miners Homestead Lease. In 1920 Albert de Lestang took up the property as an experimental Botanical Garden (hence the name “Adel” arose from Albert’s initials). Albert planted many species of trees and shrubs and supplied the Botanical Gardens of the world with the seeds produced by his nursery.
Explore our accomodation partners for more information
on how best to plan your stay.