Mornington Island is an Aboriginal community and permission to land on the Island must be sought from the Mornington Shire Council by mail, six weeks prior to the intended visit. There is no guarantee of permission being granted.
The Gulf Savannah is an interesting area to visit all year however during the monsoon season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.
Mornington Island has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Mornington Island is approximately 38 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 19 °c.
Mornington Island has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Mornington Island is approximately 35 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 8 °c.