Talawana Track

Talawana Track is one of Australia’s Toughest 4WD Tracks

Talawana Track is the name of a rough and often corrugated drive in the center of Western Australia. This track is extremely remote.

How long is Talawana Track?

This track is one of the most spectacular desert experiences. The drive is 596 km (370 mi) long, running from Windy Corner on the Gary Highway to Newman. The majority of the track was built by Len Beadell and the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party in 1963, and was the final road they built.

Is Talawana Track unpaved?

The road is totally unsealed and has severe corrugations, washouts, soft sand, salt pans and sometimes mud. This isolated desert track needs to be driven with extreme caution. Due to road surface damage, weight restrictions apply and the track is in poor condition with average speeds of 20 - 30 kilometers per hour. The drive is shocking as corrugations make any speed uncomfortable. These corrugations must be the result of sustained travel by the trucks. It is often closed after rains.

Is Talawana Track remote?

This track is extremely remote. You will need to be self-reliant and travelling alone is not recommended. Supplies are very limited and facilities along the track are nil. By any standard, this is a long and tough haul through very remote territory. Its isolation requires travellers to be totally self-sufficient with water, food and fuel.

 

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