Driving the remote Gary Highway in the Gibson Desert

Gary Highway is a very remote unsealed road located in Western Australia.

Gary Highway

Is the Gary Highway in the Gibson Desert unpaved?

The road is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required to complete the drive. This remote track takes you through extremely arid country: planning and vehicle preparation is necessary before venturing into. The track is mostly single lane, pretty corrugated over its entire length. It is mostly straight, except for a short section around sand dunes.

How long is the Gary Highway?

Built in April and May 1963 by Len Beadell, the road runs across the Gibson Desert and the Great Sandy Desert. It is 323 km (201 mi) long. It runs south-north from Everard Junction on the Gunbarrel Highway, east of Carnegie Station to the Gary Junction Road at Gary Junction.

Pic: Stefan Grötsch