Aerial view of Nitmiluk Gorge in the Northern Territory © Tourism Australia

Nitmiluk Gorge, Northern Territory

8-day Savannah Way road trip through the Northern Territory

The Savannah Way road trip travels all the way across the country’s north from Western Australia to Queensland (or vice-versa). We’ve divided the journey into three sections as it passes through three of Australia’s states and territories. The entire Savannah Way can take upwards of three weeks to complete. You can do several sections independently, but if you’re ready to tackle this epic journey in its entirety, check out our other Savannah Way itineraries. Choose to start in Western Australia along the Gibb River Road, or begin your journey from Cairns on the Queensland coast.

8-day Savannah Way road trip through the Northern Territory

Four-wheel driving through Keep River National Park © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Keep River National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Travel tip

While parts of Keep River National Park are accessible by all vehicle types, you’ll need a 4WD to access some sites.

Camping in Keep River National Park © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Keep River National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Family at Gregory’s Tree in Judbarra National Park © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Gregory’s Tree, Judbarra National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

When to go

Avid anglers should visit Timber Creek between October and March, when the Northern Territory runs the ‘Million Dollar Fish’ competition.

Panoramic view of Judbarra National Park © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Judbarra National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Man and horse at the Katherine Outback Experience © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Katherine Outback Experience, Katherine, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Flowers at Daly Waters Pub © Tourism NT

Daly Waters Pub, Daly Waters, Northern Territory © Tourism NT 

Scenic flight over the Lost City of Limmen National Park © Tourism NT

The Lost City, Limmen National Park, Northern Territory

Stay longer

If you’re eager to stay longer and explore further, take a detour to Borroloola and King Ash Bay on your way to Lorella Springs. You’ll find epic nature and fishing experiences.

Driving the Savannah Way through the Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Peter Eve

Savannah Way, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Peter Eve

This article was written by Tourism Northern Territory. For more information about road trips in the Northern Territory, go to northernterritory.com.