The Anne Beadell Highway is an awe-inspiring route that passes through extremely remote desert areas. Stretching 1,350 kilometres from Laverton in the Northern Goldfields region, through to Coober Pedy in South Australia, the scenery is breathtaking as the terrain slowly changes from clay pans and salt lakes to red sand dunes. Four wheel drive enthusiasts will appreciate the vastness of the landscape on this route, as well as the dense scrub and challenges of the sandy track. Be sure to stop by and experience the old Yeo Homestead, Yamarna Station and Djinkagara along the way.
Parts of the track are only suitable for high clearance four wheel drive vehicles and should only be attempted by confident drivers. Supplies and services are limited and road conditions can vary, so plan ahead, stock up on food, water and fuel and contact the local visitor centre for up-to-date track information.
Before heading off into the remote desert areas of Australia, you will need to obtain permits, enabling you to travel through private and Aboriginal Lands. Get more information about permits for Aboriginal Lands or visit the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council. And to ensure you enjoy a safe and well-planned journey, be sure to take a look at Road safety and Important travel tips.
The following document 'Permits Required for Anne Beadell Highway' may also help determine what permits you will require for traversing The Anne Beadell Highway.