The Barrier Highway is a very exciting journey linking New South Wales and South Australia. Driving at night is best avoided. Mobile phone coverage along the route is varied. It’s one of the Australian longest roads.
The road is 1.014 km (630 mi) long and links Nyngan (Mitchell Highway) and Gawler (Sturt Highway). The name of the highway is derived from the Barrier Ranges. The whole journey is on a sealed road which can be driven along by all vehicle types. It passes through some isolated areas. The journey requires planning and careful preparation. The area traversed by the Barrier Highway is remote and very sparsely settled. There can be animals on the road. Road Trains (Big trucks with multiple attachments) are common.