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Gunbarrel Highway Outback Travllers Track Guide

Gunbarrel Highway Outback Travllers Track Guide

31st July 2014

Not only is the Gunbarrel Highway a legendary track constructed by Len Beadell and his road crew, but is a challenge of endurance in its own right. Much of the track is heavily corrugated and a test bed for your 4wd’s nuts & bolts through vibration and harmonic torture. There are many areas with washouts, heavy sand, gravel and many outcrops of rocky sections. However, this is off-set by great bush camping at places like Geraldton Bore and Camp Beadell. As permits are not being granted by the Ngaanyatjarra Council for the abandoned section of the Gunbarrel, it is currently not accessible. Travel to and from the Great Central Road is via the Heather Highway, which also requires a permit to transit. The view from Mt Beadell is well worth the climb and houses a replica of Len Beadell’s theodolite at the lookout. Many 4 wheel drivers use the Gunbarrel as a short-cut from Central Australia to Wiluna and the Canning Stock Route and many want to drive it simply because of its reputation. What ever your reason, the Gibson desert is a unique environment that any serious traveller will just want to experience.


  • Wiluna
  • Carnegie HS
  • Mt. William Lambert
  • Mt. Nossiter
  • Mangkili Claypan
  • Geraldton Bore
  • Everard Junction
  • Mt. Beadell
  • Camp Beadell
  • Notabilis Hill
  • Heather Highway
  • Warburton


  • enlarged sections of track
  • track notes
  • GPS co-ordinates
  • distances to and from your origin
  • photographic references
  • road cautions
  • specific landmarks
  • fuel-food-water
  • camping & accommodation
  • common sense along the tracks
  • UHF radio channels
  • contact details
  • points of reference
  • surround roads & tracks
ISBN: 9780987412539
Size: 250mm x 180mm
Pages: 28 pages
Binding: Laminated board cover. Spiral bound.
Publication Date: 2012
Images (Colour or Mono) Full Colour
Author and/or publisher Design Interaction


Brand: ABC Maps