Australia's circumferential Highway 1 turns inland from Darwin through the Northern Territory and Queensland countrysides before reaching the far north Queensland coast and thence south to Brisbane.
On your way south from Darwin, take a detour through Katherine Gorge if you haven't yet done so.
Highway 1, now the Stuart Highway, runs south past Katherine and Mataranka before it turns east at Daly Waters into Carpentaria Highway.
Highway 1 (Carpentaria Highway) continues on to the town of Borroloola in northern Queensland.
There's a turnoff just before Borroloola into an unsealed road which is the continuation of Highway 1 through Burketown and into the town of Normanton, where you join the sealed highway again.
To bypass the unsealed road section, take Tablelands Highway south at Cape Crawford on the Carpentaria Highway.
A route from Broome to Cairns is the Savannah Way, which was launched in June 2004. The Savannah Way does not follow Highway 1 all the way through northern Queensland and offers alternative routes to bypass unsealed roads.
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Around Australia on Highway 1
- Sydney to Melbourne
- Melbourne to Adelaide
- Adelaide to Perth
- Perth to Darwin
- Darwin to Brisbane
- Brisbane to Sydney
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