Itnerary Gunbarrel Highway | Alice Springs to Perth | 11 Days
(Subject to change)
It is recommended that the participants arrive in good time before departure to sleep off a possible jet lag and to adapt to the local climate.
All participants meet in Alice Springs for this adventure tour. It is time to make the necessary preparations. The vehicles are loaded and test-driven.
Day 2 to day 3 | Northern Territory
We leave Alice Springs in the early morning via Larapinta Drive, come to Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. The next stop is dedicated to the old German mission Hermannsburg before we get to the Palm Valley’s first 4WD challenge. Back on the main path, it is another 43 km on the Meerenie Loop towards Kings Canyon. After the tightrope walk on the rocks of Kings Canyon, the journey continues past Mt Conner Lookout to Curtin Springs. After a refreshing break, we continue on the Lasseter Highway to Yulara and Ayers Rock for the spectacular sunset.
Early in the morning we enjoy the colorful sunrise, then we go to the Olgas. From here we come back on Gravel Road towards Docker River, visit Lasseter’s cave and approach the Western Australian border.
Day 5 to Day 8 | Western Australia
This is where the Great Central Road begins. After another 90 m, we come to Warakurna Roadhouse for a relaxing break and refuel here. Freshly strengthened, we continue west, and after 16 km, we turn right onto the Old Gunbarrel Highway. We have reached the actual Old Gunbarrel Highway. It is 308 km long and left to its own devices. We bypass the Aboriginal Community Warburton on a large scale. The Gibson Desert has been reached and, with its completely new landscapes. The next intersection is Everard Junction, where the Gary Highway branches north. Hunt Oil Road comes after another 32 km. Continuing south-west, the Eagle Highway branches off to the north after 53 km and David Carnegie Road, which runs south. After another 150 km, we reach Carnegie Station, the end of the Gunbarrel Highway. Refuel here again so that we can also reach Wiluna safely.
Day 9 | Carnegie Station to Wiluna
From now on everything is only a matter of form until Wiluna on a good gravel road. The lowland overgrown with Spinifex grass is behind us. In front of us, large pastures spread out with nutritious Mitchell Grass vegetation, the famous cattle country. We see the Princess and Wellington mountain ranges.
Day 10 to Day 11 | Wiluna to Perth
If you need fuel, you can refuel in Wiluna before we go on a good sand track. The gravel road has longer asphalted stretches for overtaking routes, on which road trains can be overtaken safely on our way to Meekatharra. From here, continue on the paved Great Northern Highway towards Cue, Mount Magnet, and Paynes Find. The last sightseeing point is New Norcia, the only Benedictine monastery village in Australia. In the early afternoon, we reach Perth.