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Anne Beadell Highway, Coral Coast & the Pilbara – WA

::Overview Itinerary

A detailed itinerary will be provided upon 4WD Tour booking and payment of the tour deposit.

As this is an Extended 'Multi Entry & Multi Exit' Tag along Tour, you can join us for all or part of this tour (i.e. just the 'Anne Beadell Highway' and/or just the 'Coral Coast & the Pilbara' or the full tour) and the costs are noted below accordingly.

NOTES: These Tours will be subject to the WA Border remaining open and what interstate traveller access requirements (e.g. proof of Vaccinations, current COVID Testing requirements, etc.) are. Please understand this is beyond our control, but we'll keep you updated as we get closer to the beginning of the tour.

Dates

Anne Beadell Highway, Coral Coast & the Pilbara - June and July 2022

Duration

36 Days Total - Multi Entry & Multi Exit - Extended 4WD Tag along Tour

Trip Cost

$9100.00/vehicle - 36 Days Total Tour Cost (incl. GST) per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults or children)   **Price maybe subject to change depending on final numbers**

Clients can elect to do the 'Anne Beadell Highway' only - 8th of June to 15th of June, Coober Pedy to Leonora (inclusive)

NOTE: Heavy Duty Off Road Camper Trailers can be taken on this Tag along Tour only - subject to approval.

$2100.00/vehicle - 8 Days Total Cost  (incl. GST) per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults or children).

OR the 'Coral Coast & the Pilbara' only - 16th of June to 12th of July, Lenora to Yulara (inclusive)

$7000.00/vehicle - 28 Days Total Cost  (incl. GST) per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults or children) 

Where

Anne Beadell Highway, SA/WA & Coral Coast & the Pilbara - NW Western Australia

Gunbarrel Highway & Old Gunbarrel Highway - WA

Degree of Difficulty

Moderate to Advanced 4WDriving

Driver Experience

Some prior 4WD experience in sand & rocks would be useful and we will help you along the way and/or perhaps you’d like to attend one of our Driver Training Courses prior to the trip.

Do you require 4WD Training?

Type of Camping

Anne Beadell Highway - Swags, Tents, Roof Top tents and Heavy Duty Off Road Camper Trailers

Coral Coast & the Pilbara - Swags, Tents and Roof Top tents and Heavy Duty Off Road Camper Trailers

Accommodation

Bush camps and Powered camping sites.

Fees

Caravan Park & Camping fees, Aboriginal Lands Permits & Desert Parks Passes fees and Two Tour dinners included.

Approximate Distance

6000 km’s approx. (Port Augusta to Yulara) as a loop through the NW of WA.

Requirements

Minimum of 3 (Three) vehicles required to run the tours.

All our 4WD Tag along Tours are Eco-Accredited and we are a Licensed Tour Operator with 'Advanced Ecotourism', 'EcoStar' & 'ROC' Accreditations.

Day 1

We leave Quorn / Port Augusta and make our way to Coober Pedy on our first day and visit the 'Big Winch' for dinner and watch some history of the Outback & Coober Pedy on their Panoramic Cinema (in the round) - it's very unique!

Big Winch Coober Pedy
Anne Beadell Highway - Emu

Day 2 - 7

We leave Coober Pedy and head west on our epic trek along the Anne Beadell Highway and through the middle of the Great Victoria Desert. We pass through the Tallaringa Conservation Park to visit Emu (the British campsite) and the 2 ground zero atomic bomb sites. Then it's on to Anne's Corner, Vokes Hill Corner, Ilkurka for fuel, a plane crash site, Neale Junction and on to Yeo Lake Nature Reserve before completing the Anne Beadell Highway and then into Laverton.

Day 8

A brief visit to the old gold mining town of Gwalia and then into Laverton, where we say goodbye to those not continuing on with us on our 'Coral Coast and Pilbara' Tour. This will also be a chance to make any repairs (if necessary) and restock our supplies before heading north to Mount Magnet.

Anne Beadell Highway
Canning Stock Route - Well

Days 9 & 10

We leave Mount Magnet and head up to Kalbarri National Park. We'll have a 2 night stop and a chance to visit 'Natures Window', walk the new 'Skywalk' bridge out over the gorge and explore the Murchison River. This is a lovely part of the WA coastline with many great photography opportunities with it's picturesque beaches and rugged coastal views.

Days 11 - 36

From there we are heading back inland to the remote Pilbara region (after 13 years away!), beginning with a stop at Mount Augustus - the biggest rock in the world! It takes all day to climb it but the views of the surrounding countryside are magnificent. Leaving Mount Augustus, we track across outback station country as we head to Tom Price to restock and to 4WDrive up Mt. Nameless before making our way to Karajini National Park to explore the gorges and pools for a few days.

Camels on the Tabani Track
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Anne Beadell Highway
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Days 11 - 36 (Cont.)

From Karajini we head to Newman and with our special permits we're on to the BHP Iron Ore Rail line road to see the very long & heavy iron ore trains. An overnight stop at Kalgan Pool and a bush camp off the rail line, before completing that 'rail' road into Port Hedland and a chance to visit the port area. A 2 day break and from there we head southeast to Marble Bar to see the magnificent Jasper rock formations before moving south to Newman for fuel and supplies and on down to Meekatharra and then east to Wiluna.

 

 

Days 11 - 36 (Cont.)

From Wiluna we're on to another iconic Len Beadell road, the 'Gunbarrel Highway' as we head east skirting Lake Carnegie, through Everard Junction and down to Warburton (for fuel) and then we're on to the 'Old Gunbarrel Highway' around to Warakurna to visit the Giles Met. Station (the remotest Meteorological Station in Australia).

Anne Beadell Highway
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Anne Beadell Highway
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Days 11 - 36 (Cont.)

Our final leg takes us through Docker River and into Yulara, for a well earned break and a chance to relax and have a nice hot shower.

We conclude our tour with an 'End of Tour' dinner in Yulara village, as a great way to finish up our epic Extended 2022 tour!!

Downed light aircraft just off the Anne Beadell Highway.

Anne Beadell Highway
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Corkwood flowers on the Tanami Track
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Corkwood flowering in the golden outback of WA.

Notes:

1. This is an Extended 'Entry & Exit' Tour. Tour Participants can do sections of this tour or the whole tour, depending on what time and budget constraints they have. Tour sections are: 1. Anne Beadell Highway - SA/WA   2. The 'Coral Coast & Pilbara' - WA

2. A minimum of 3 (Three) vehicles is required to run these tours.

3. Price includes all Aboriginal Lands Permit fees, Desert Parks Passes, National Parks Permits, all Caravan Park & Camping fees, the dinner at the 'Big Winch' in Coober Pedy and an 'End of Tour' dinner at Yulara. 

4. All vehicles to have front Rated Recovery Points fitted (if possible) for your vehicle. NOTE: They are not made for all vehicle models, but we'll help you with this where we can.

5. All vehicles to have at least 50% tread on All Terrain tyres on your vehicle.

6. Fuel is available at Ilkurka Community on the Anne Beadell Highway and will be around $3.50/Lt., please budget for that.

7. Fuel is available at Warburton and Warakurna on the Gunbarrel Highway and could be around $3.20/Lt., please budget for that.

8. All vehicles to carry some firewood (if possible), as it is scarce at the various campsites.

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