The Great Central Road (also part of The Outback Way self-drive route), runs for more than 1,100 kilometres from Laverton in Western Australia to Yulara in the Northern Territory.
Along the way you will see a range of great outback attractions. Check out the ochre bluff of Giles Breakaway, Lake Throssel, and the wildflowers at Lake Yeo Nature Reserve, Peegull Waterhole, Caves, Emperor Springs, Petermann Ranges, Lasseter's Cave and the Docker River. Keep a look out in the distance as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) appear on the horizon.
The road is generally well formed; though expect corrugations, bulldust, potholes, rocky outcrops, and soft sandy riverbeds along the way. Supplies, accommodation and camping are available at roadhouses along the way, though it is best to check availability and opening times prior to departure.
Aboriginal Entry permits are required to travel on the Great Central Road. For more information visit The Outback Way website.
Laverton is a small gold and nickel mining community 12 hours northeast of Perth.