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. Surrounding environs - flat, grass plains to the south and immense salt flats and wetlands to the north.
The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year, however, during the monsoonal season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.
The Nicholson River is some 17 kilometres to the west and is fresh water and perennial. The wetlands are breeding grounds of 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. Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 2,661 kilometres.
Temperatures for Burketown
Burketown has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Burketown is approximately 43 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 17 °c.
Burketown has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Burketown is approximately 38 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 7 °c.
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