Anne Beadell Highway

1st June to 17th June 2020

Join us  on a 16 day Perth to Adelaide 4 wheel drive adventure, exploring the Anne Beadell Highway from Laverton to Coober Pedy.


Tour Inclusions

Individual Map


Trace the route as you travel along. One per passenger or one per car, if doing the trip as a tagalong.

Water Bottle and Fly Net


One per passenger. You'll appreciate these!

Tour Photographic Remembrance


A collection of all of our favourite photos and videos,  in a convenient USB stick


Please note that this is a remote area trip and conditions and accommodation will reflect this



Day One

Perth to Coolgardie

Travel along the Golden Pipeline Route, via a lunch stop in Southern Cross, to our first night's accommodation in Coolgardie. Meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner and have a brief talk about expectations and requirements.

O/N Motel

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

Coolgardie to Laverton

We have a quick stop in Kalgoorlie, stocking up on any last minute forgotten items.  

Still on the bitumen today as we travel through the historic mining towns of the Goldfields region.

In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Explorer's Hall of Fame in Laverton before enjoying the camping facilities at the Caravan Park.

O/N Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

 Laverton to Yeo Lakes Nature Reserve. 

Take in White Cliffs and Salvation Well on the first serious day of this Australian outback adventure tour.

O/N Bush camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

 Yeo Lakes to Neale Junction.

Take in the spectacular views from Bishop Riley's Pulpit along the way.

O/N Bush Camp Neale Junction.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Neale Junction to Ilkurka.

Today we examine some interesting gnamma holes and the remains of an old airfield.

Refueling time at Ilkurka.

O/N Camping (showers!) Ilkurka

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

 Ilkurka to South Australian Border

Onwards down the track. Notable stopping points for today include Djindugara, an extremely culturally significant gnamma hole, and the site of Len Beadell's original plaque at the border.

O/N Bush camp, Serpentine Lakes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7

 SA Border to Vokes Hill Corner

We pass through sandy desert and many dunes, with numerous clumps of beautiful black desert oak. Vokes Hill was named in 1901 by explorer Richard Maurice, after his cook on the expedition.

O/N Bush Camp, Vokes Hill

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

 Vokes Hill to Emu Junction.

The track now enters some of the most beautiful countryside of the Great Victoria Desert, within the Mamungari Conservation Park.

We visit  Emu Claypan, the landing strip for equipment and personnel for the atomic testing done in this region.

O/N Bush camp Emu Junction

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

 Emu Junction to Tallaringa Well.

We visit Ground Zero, and Totems 1 and 2, where the atomic bombs were located on steel towers (NB this area is safe to visit, without hazardous levels of radiation).

We to head to Tallaringa Well, of past immense importance to the migratory aboriginals of the area.

O/N Tallaringa Well

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10

 Tallaringa Well to Coober Pedy

We pass by the Dog Fence, the longest fence in the world, and take a diversion to what Len Beadell called 'Aboriginal Stonehenge', a long line of deliberately placed rocks, whose meaning is still not known.

We finish our travels on the Anne Beadell Highway and head to Coober Pedy, real beds and showers!

O/N Motel, Coober Pedy

Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 11

 Coober Pedy

Time for a re-group, re-stock and repair day.

We take a town tour, an opal mine tour and you have the opportunity to have a relaxed lunch and afternoon. Maybe try your hand at Opal fossicking on the public noodling heaps!

O/N Motel Coober 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12

Coober Pedy to Roxby Downs, via Woomera.

The Woomera Range Centre is a highly specialised ADF test and evaluation capability operated by the RAAF for the purposes of testing war material. We aren't permitted onto the Rocket Range, but spend time visiting the excellent Rocket Range museums and the Rocket Park, in the Village area.

Onto the mining town of Roxby Downs, originally built to support the Olympic Dam Project.

O/N Camping, Roxby Downs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Inclusions: Museum entry fee


Day 13

 Roxby Downs to Port Augusta

We start this morning with a two hour surface tour of Olympic Dam, if available (tour days vary).

Down the bitumen, via the impressive series of inland lagoons, to Port Augusta.

O/N motel Port Augusta

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Inclusions: Dam Tour

Day 14

 Port Augusta to Adelaide

Our day starts with a visit to the Wadlata Centre and a journey through the amazing Tunnel of Time.

Then onto Adelaide and our last night, with a special farewell dinner.

O/N Motel Adelaide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Inclusions: Wadlata Centre

Day 15


A free morning around town, then it is departure time for everybody. We say our sad farewells, before heading off home.

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions: Airport transfers