Travellers rave about this beautiful little town, on the lovely Gregory River and “gateway” to Lawn Hill Gorge. Burke Shire Council operates a free, low-impact camping area in the township with toilets, dump point,
showers and shade, plus it is suitable for pets and big rigs. You can also rent a canoe!
Gregory Downs only has about 50 residents, and the town is famous for the ball, horse racing, rodeo and canoe race on the May long weekend. The pub is worth a visit in its own right, as it has a rich history.
Facilities at Gregory Downs include public toilets, a children’s playground, medical centre (visited fortnightly by the Royal Flying Doctor Service), tennis courts, community hall, race track and airstrip.
Due to safety and environmental concerns, the council does not encourage camping within the banks of the Gregory River. Gregory Downs is 120km south of Burketown, and you’ll find this gem opposite the hotel.
GPS: 18 38 51 S 139 15 13 E