The 'Gulf Savannah' is an interesting region to visit all year, however, during the monsoon season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.
Mount Surprise is a railway town on the Cairns to Forsayth Railway and is the first town within the Gulf Savannah encountered by visitors approaching from the east. It is a centre for gem fossicking with quantities of topaz, quartz, spinel, garnet, cairngorm and aquamarine to be found.
Mount Surprise sits on the edge of an immense lava flow from an ancient volcano to the south east. The surrounding country is flat, wooded savannah grasslands, with isolated hills. Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 2,076 kilometres via Mount Isa and Normanton.
Temperatures for Mount Surprise
Mount Surprise has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Mount Surprise is approximately 40 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 14 °c.
Mount Surprise has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Mount Surprise is approximately 34 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately -1 °c.
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Destinations within Far North Queensland
|Cape York Peninsula|
|Torres Strait Islands|
|Other Far North Queensland Destinations|
|Mount Surprise||Normanton||Port Douglas|