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Morning Glory Clouds

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If there has been a brisk sea breeze blowing through Burketown all day and the fridges in the Burketown Pub have frosted over, then there is a very good chance that the next day, you will see a Morning Glory Cloud roll its away towards town.

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Photo courtesy of Tropical North Queensland

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This is a remote part of Australia with relatively few travelers. That is something special, and it also requires a planned approach. Plan your itinerary carefully. Then you can relax and enjoy the drive!

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Getting here

Burketown is located 230km by road west from Normanton and 430km north of Mount Isa. If travelling from the Northern Territory, the town can be reached via Daly Waters and Borroloola.

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