Barkly Highway

Barkly Highway: a scenic remote road in Australia

Barkly Highway is a scenic road located in Queensland and the Northern Territory of Australia.

The road is 754 km (469 mi) long and links Cloncurry and Stuart Highway north of Tennant Creek. The entire highway is sealed. Bitumen surfacing works commenced in 1943. It’s said to be one of Queensland’s most dangerous roads. Most people are aware of the dangers of travelling the Barkly Highway, especially after dark when cattle come on to the road. Be patient of stock and wary of kangaroos and emus.

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.