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Book Cheapest Flights to Burketown, Australia

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Best Time to Fly to Burketown, Australia

Burketown has a mix of semi-arid and tropical savanna climates. It thus has hot and humid summers, and warm and extremely dry winters. It is best to visit here from June to September, and it would be advisable to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. From an economical perspective, the best time is the warm season in April, May, October and November. This time is mostly preferred by beach lovers because the days are longer and sunny, and the temperature is comparatively warmer.

Burketown Attractions

Morning Glory

Burketown’s numero uno attraction is a natural phenomenon is the presence of rolling clouds that sometimes run for 1000 kilometers on a stretch in spring season. This phenomenon is called Morning Glory and is visible over the horizon on early mornings between Burketown and Sweers Island.

Boodjamulla (or Lawn Hill) National Park

Boodjamulla National Park, or Lawn Hill National Park, lies about 170 kilometers from Burketown. It is focally known for a 60-metre high Lawn Hill Gorge that was associated with Aborigines for nearly 35000 years. The park is also home to an oasis (that is fed by numerous freshwater springs), creeks, waterholes, gorges, and sandstone ranges. Visitors can enjoy boating and swimming besides admiring the extensive local flora and fauna here. Those wishing to touch a part of history can visit a late 19 th century memorial of a police sergeant who was killed while pursuing a notorious outlaw. A little further from here are several historic sites and would a path be leading to the Island Stack that offers some stunning panoramic views of a nearby gorge, a waterfall and an area earmarked for swimming.

Post Office

One of Burketown's first buildings, it was constructed in 1887 and retains many of its original features. It is typical of the post and telegraph offices which were built in Queensland in the late 19th century. This post office owes significance for its consistent association with early government functions in the region from where several other allied services like postal services, telegraph and telephone communications were delivered to a remote community for over a century.

Festivals and Events

World Barramundi Fishing Championships

World Barramundi Fishing Championships are organized every year in Easter. The competition involves a cash prize of $20000 and some other trophies for catching the heaviest barramundi fish. This championship translates into a fun-filled weekend for families and individuals alike and is linked to several community services as well.

Morning Glory Festival

Morning Glory is a natural and rare meteorological phenomenon in which a low-level atmospheric solitary wave and associated cloud is observed over a region in early mornings. It may occur between September and November in Burketown, and is then hallmarked by a festival (usually in late September to early and involves a colorful show of music, arts and crafts on a certain weekend. People also fly their gliders into the clouds on these days.

Getting around in Burketown

The Burketown Airport is served by a regular passenger service from Skytrans Airlines. This airport is the primary base of Savannah Aviation and it provides charter services to the Gulf, far north-western Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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