So you want to undertake the most challenging 4wd adventure in Australia? Well, you are on the right website! This is Adams favourite tour and if you have read anything about the Canning, times everything by at least two…this is THE best track in Australia! Big statement we know, but this track has it all…sand dunes, Australian scrub, endless starry nights, remote isolation, and an amazing history.
Experience the wonders of remote Australia on this 4WD trip of a lifetime. The Canning Stock Route is the longest historic stock route in the world, running from Wiluna in the mid-west, to Halls Creek in the Kimberley region of WA. Named after its creator, surveyor Alfred Canning, and covering a total distance of around 1,850 km, this journey covers some of the most isolated and magnificent country in Australia.
In 2023 we are offering a second Canning Stock Route tour, this time starting at Halls Creek, for a North South trip. On this trip we will be following the CSR the way it was used back in its day, travelling down from the North. The track was originally put in to bring cattle down south, and on this tour we will be heading in the right direction! You will marvel at not only how they found water out here, but then had the energy to dig these wells, some as deep as 20m!
The Canning Stock Route is a popular and challenging 4WD trek which takes 24 days to complete. While a few brave adventurers have completed the track in standard vehicles, on bicycle, or even on foot, a 4WD is the only real way to travel. There are only two small settlements on the Canning track where you can obtain fuel and other supplies, so it’s important to be prepared and travel with an experienced guide.
Getting to know how much fuel your vehicle will go through is imperative to the success of your trip, but hey, this is why you are putting your trust in Tracks 4×4 Tagalong! We will give you all the advice and help you require to set your vehicle up. North
Day one of our tour and we are off to see one of WA’s marvels, Wolfe Creek meteorite crater, and what a site this is! Then from here we begin our journey along the CSR, with a slight detour for our final chance to pick up fuel. We will stop at each historic well, revelling in the history and solitude and camping along the way.
We will have a rest day at the alluring Durba Springs, before heading south as the scenery changes from iconic desert landscapes to Australian scrub.
We visit Karlamilyi National Park — Western Australia’s largest and most remote National Park, where we can have a swim and a well deserved rest day. After there, we return to the track where we continue in the footsteps of Alfred Canning and the old drovers venturing further south.
This tour has plenty of time to take it all in. We will have a couple of two night stops, visit nearby national parks, side trips off the Canning, and generally explore as much as we are able, and then 24 days after leaving Halls Creek we arrive at Yulara.
Does this whet your appetite to join us?
If this or any other tour that Tracks 4×4 Tagalong offer interest you, please give Adam a call on 0408780072