Burketown (Moungibi)

Accommodation & Experiences

Discover the outback charm of Burketown (Moungibi). Situated on the Albert River in Far North-West Queensland, Burketown (Moungibi) is known as the Barramundi Capital of Australia.

This stop on the famous Savannah Way, which traverses the top of Australia, linking Broome in Western Australia to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, is also home to the largest area of salt pans in Australia. During the dry season, these salt flats transform into a dazzling white expanse, stretching for miles under the outback sun.

Burketown’s Indigenous name, Moungibi, translates to “little island,” reflecting how the town appears during the wet season when the surrounding salt pans flood. However, the true magic unfolds during the dry winter months. As the floodwaters recede, a breathtaking tapestry of salt formations is revealed across the vast plains. For the most spectacular view of this transformation, take to the skies with a hot air balloon tour and witness the stunning landscape from above.

Home to the Gangalidda and Garawa People, Burketown (Moungibi) is a one-of-a-kind outback town that should be on any adventurer’s itinerary.



Accommodation Suggestions

Burketown Caravan Park


Ideally location in Burketown and perfect for family adventures, the Burketown Caravan Park has a range of facilities on-site and is close to local attractions

Savannah Lodge


Enjoy local hospitality at Savannah Lodge with comfortable cabin-style accommodation, as well as landscaped gardens and the crystal-clear swimming pool. A tropical oasis in the Queensland Outback

Experience Suggestions

Yagurli Tours

Cultural Tours

Owned and operated by the Gangalidda and Garawa People, Yagurli tours offer amazing Cultural Tours, Fishing charters, River Cruises and Stargazing & Storytelling experiences in Burketown, in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Book Now Call: 1300 723 279

Hot Air Ballooning is a weather dependent activity. The Flight Voucher option you have chosen can be rescheduled to another date in the event of a weather cancellation but is NON-REFUNDABLE in the event of weather or pilot determined cancellation, passenger cancellation or change of mind but does not exclude the purchaser from their automatic guarantees under the Competition and Consumer Act, as set out in our terms and conditions. With this ticket type you cannot cancel or reschedule your flight within 72 hours of your flight time.

If you require a refundable ticket option, please take a look at our Flexi Ticket.

Hot Air Ballooning is a weather dependent activity. The Flexi Ticket option you have chosen can be rescheduled to another date in the event of a weather cancellation. This ticket option is 100% REFUNDABLE in the event of a weather or pilot determined cancellation. An admin fee may apply to any cancellations before your flight date but this ticket cannot be cancelled/rescheduled within 72 hours of your flight time.

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