The isolated, small settlement of Cape Crawford serves as a gateway
to the Gulf Region and its many attractions. Cape Crawford Tourism is
the gateway to These include the Lost City, a unique geological
formation in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of Northern Territory,
Australia, and Poppy’s Pools, a cool oasis in the Australian
Outback. Tours out the settlement operate to Vanderlin Island, a
beautiful tropical getaway.
Contrary to its name, Cape Crawford is not located beside the ocean.
It is named after Lindsay Crawford, one of the drovers who discovered
the site in the early 1880?s driving cattle across Australia from the
East Coast. The only establishment in Cape Crawford is the Heartbreak
The largest island of the Sir Pewlew Group in the Gulf of
Carpentaria. Fly by helicopter to the pristine waters of this
magnificent island and indulge in Aboriginal Culture at it’s best
where you will visit exclusive areas of the island.
The pandanus lined creek is an excellent backdrop to the majestic
falls, so tranquil and peaceful. The water has a high mineral content
and is very therapeutic and remains about 27°C all year round. It
is a photographer’s paradise with the many water birds that will
be spotted in the area. These thermal pools are situated 70 km from
Cape Crawford on Bauhinia Downs Station, traditionally owned by Harry
Lansen from the Gudanji tribe. The hot spring water rises under
pressure from a large aquifer system 5-7 km deep in the earth’s
crust. It emerges to the surface through permeable faulted sandstone
rock of the Roper Group, where it cools as it moves downstream and
mixes with the water from the cool spring.