The Buchanan Highway is a very scenic unpaved drive located in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Is Buchanan Highway sealed?
The road, also known as National Route 80, is unsealed. It’s 393 km (244 mi) long.Portions of the road may be temporarily closed due to road work or inclement weather. This unsealed road starts at Stuart Highway, 8km north of Dunmarra in the Northern Territory and travels west and then north west until it joins the Victoria Highway, 29km SE of Timber Creek.
Make sure you leave enough time to make plenty of stops along the way. 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. The highway was named in 1966 after Nathaniel Buchanan.