For those cyclists coming from the south or east, Normanton will be the entrance into the "Gulf Country".
This huge region covers the whole southern shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria and is known as the "Gulf Savannah". I'd say everyone cycling this area will be fascinated by the vast steppe and alluvial land.
Doomagee is suppost to be the town with the highest criminal rate in Queensland. If you just come (cycle) through, you'll believe it!
Nevertheless, if you don't wanna stock up on food in Burketown for the long distance to Borroloola (NT), you should pay a visit to Doomagee's supermarket. And: bicycle traveller / cycle tourists raise some interest. In a positive way!
Hell's Gate Roadhouse