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Gunbarrel Highway

Gunbarrel Highway, Gibson Desert South
Western Australia
Gunbarrel Highway
Credit: DWP Photography

Description

The Gunbarrel Highway is a tough desert track that runs from Carnegie Station in Western Australia to Victory Downs in the Northern Territory, across a distance of 1300kms.

It took over eight years to construct the track that was initially formed so that sites for weapons testing at Woomera and Marilinga could be easily accessed.

Leading the team Mr Len Beadell sought to build the roads ‘as straight as a gun barrel’.

Plaques are located along the track recording destinations and distances to many points of interest including the Giles Weather Station, Lasseter’s Cave and Docker River.

A trip to the top of Mt Beadell is a must when taking this journey.

This is a dangerous track if travelling unprepared or without the right equipment, so make sure you carry out thorough research before embarking on this great adventure.

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Gunbarrel Highway, Gibson Desert South
Western Australia
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08 9981 8000

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Gunbarrel Highway

Gunbarrel Highway, Gibson Desert South
Western Australia

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