The Canning Stock Route is the remotest, most adventurous 4wd trip you can undertake in Australia. The Canning stretches from Wiluna to Halls Creek in Western Australia crossing the Great Sandy Desert, the Little Sandy Desert and parts of the Gibson Desert. It comprises almost 1900 kilometres and over 1000 sand dunes of the harshest yet most beautiful country in Australia'a incredible outback.
In 1906 a series of wells were dug, some in the location of existing aboriginal "wells" to allow for droving of cattle. The area has an incredible beauty and the scenery is ever changing.
The history of the stock route and the aboriginal history comes alive on this tour.
The Canning Stock Route requires a vehicle that is very well prepared for remote desert travel. We can assist you with this preparation. Contact us now to be part of this incredible adventure.
Traveling the Canning Stock Route or any of Australia's desert country via motor vehicle is not for the inexperienced, that is why a tag-along tour is one of the best ways to experience the desert. Given that vehicle recovery costs from the desert could be more than $4000, a tag along is a great investment. Kimberly has safely crossed the Simpson Desert a total of 22 times adn the Canning 9 times, rescued no less than 4 stranded vehicles that were not part of her tour, repaired a broken chassis on the Canning Stock Route that allowed the vehicle to not only complete the trip but to drive 3800 kilometres home. In her travels she has seen a convoy of eight inexperienced drivers reduced to a convoy of three after five of them suffered catastrophic damage due to inexperience. She has been first on the scene at four vehicle roll-overs offering first aid until the medivac helo arrived. Unfortunately those roll-overs were totally avoidable and resulted in three fatalities. She has dealt with major electrical failures of vehicles, transmission failures, cracked fuel tanks, broken wheel studs, smashed freewheeling hubs, collapsed wheel bearings. She successfully navigated her tour across the flooded desert, two years in a row. One year being the only convoy in the desert as it closed in front of her at Birdsville and behind her at Spring Creek Delta. In a year when the crew from a famous Australian 4WD magazine were getting bogged on the Hay River Track, she guided her tour without a single vehicle getting bogged, despite 125 mm of rain. Desert knowledge is essential and you don't get it overnight.
Depart Erldunda (Stuart Highway) July 29, 2023
Arrive Alice Springs August 20, 2023
You also have the option of joining us at Wiluna and/or departing at Hall's Creek
Erldunda to Wiluna via the famous Gunbarrel Highway 5 Days
(you can join us just for this iconic trip if you wish)
Wiluna to Halls Creek via the infamous CSR aprox 16 days
Halls Creek to Alice Springs via Tanami Road 2 Days.
Total 23 Days.