Buchanan Highway

Buchanan Highway: aware of fast flowing water

Buchanan Highway is the name of a very scenic unpaved road located in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Is Buchanan Highway sealed?

The road, also known as National Route 80, is totally unsealed. Drivers should be aware of fast flowing water. Vehicle preparation is essential as is carrying adequate supplies of fuel water and supplies. Be prepared for long stretches without finding fresh fuel supplies. Cows often graze along the unfenced roads, you always need to be alert and ready to brake suddenly. Take it slowly– especially if you’re unfamiliar with the road-, as there are river crossings.

How long is Buchanan Highway?

The road is 393 km (244 miles) long, running from Stuart Highway, south of Birdum to Victoria Highway, 29km SE of Timber Creek. The highway was named in 1966 after Nathaniel Buchanan, a famous pioneer and pastoralist.

How long does it take to drive the Buchanan Highway?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 17 and 20 hours. Make sure you leave enough time to make plenty of stops along the way. The road is certainly 4wd only.
Pic: http://waddasbigtrip.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/roadside-hazards-top-springs-to.html

 

 

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