Outback Towns


Burketown is Barramundi Capital of Australia! For What's Hot in Burketown and Burketown's best click here.

About Burketown

Burketown - Barramundi Capital of Australia!

Burketown is located 418km north of Mount Isa and on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Burketown was aptly named after Burke, after he and Wills reached the coast near Normanton in 1861.

Whats' hot in Burketown?

Well the weather for one, second the barramundi fishing, and last but not least - the 40 degree temperature of the natural bore baths.

Burketown's best!

The natural attractions including Lawn Hil National Park, Adel's Grove and the Riversleigh Fossil Fields are a must see for nature lovers on your adventure up north!


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