Canning Stock Route: Great Central Road

Experience the wonders of remote Australia on the 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.

We will meet at Yulara, where we set off on the Great Central Road, stopping along the way at Lasseter’s Cave and Docker River to enjoy the ancient landscapes and star-filled skies.

We then travel across to Wiluna, the kick off point to the Canning. 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 north as the scenery changes from Australian scrub to iconic desert landscapes.

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 before venturing on to Billiluna, Wolfe Creek, and Halls Creek.

The Canning Stock Route is a popular and challenging 4WD trek which takes 24 days and 25 nights 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.

Tour

2855KM
24 days
4WD
$TBC
  • Due to the WA border issues we will not run a Canning tour in 2021 but plan for April 2022

Inclusions

  • Experienced trip leader with first aid skills and all communication equipment
  • Central Land Council Permits
  • Canning stock route permits
  • All camping fees

Exclusions

  • This is a self catered tour, so no meals are provided