Hidden in the Limmen National Park in the eastern corner of the NT is a wonderful and rare oasis, a permanent natural water pool where you can swim in complete safely. There is nothing like a quiet dip in cool fresh water after long distances travelled across the dusty territory roads. This is Butterfly Springs and we took time to enjoy the peace, the quiet and the early solitude before others arrived during our overnight camp.
The Savannah Way is made up of many alternative routes, from the tame tar to the corrugated tracks. It has many pitfalls, from crocodile infested rivers to deep bull dust holes hidden in the track and the endless trial of corrugated roads on the Development roads. The Way stretches from Cairns to Broome but the later part in WA has been tamed mostly to tar as has the stretch from Cairns to Chillagoe… in between remains the dusty Development roads for which the Savannah Way gained its reputation.