Trans Access Road runs through some of the most isolated areas on Australia

Trans Access Road is an exciting yet challenging driving linking Western Australia and South Australia via an unsealed road. It’s one of the Australian longest roads.

Trans Access Road

How long is the Trans Access Road?

The road is totally unpaved. It’s 993km (617km) long, running alongside the Trans-Australian railway line which was constructed in 1917. The road links eight stations on the Nullarbor and it is the only emergency service access route along the entire length of the Western Australian section of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Where does the Trans Access Road start and end?

The road begins just east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and extends due east, following the railway line, until the West Australian and South Australian border. The track passes through some of the most isolated areas on the Australian continent.

Is the Trans Access Road challenging?

A 4x4 vehicle is required. The road is dusty in the dry season and boggy or washed away in the wet season. It is corrugated with potholes, dust holes and rocks. The road is not wide enough and there are trees growing over the road. Exercise caution when travelling on as isolated weather events may affect the road conditions. The long, long stretch of road crosses a whole lot of nothing, but it is an ever changing nothing. Red dirt roads get very slippery when wet. The road is steep in parts and tops out at 407m (1,335ft) above the sea level. Supplies and services are limited and road conditions can vary, so plan ahead, stock up on food, water and fuel. Carry lots of water and fuel with you. Driving at night is best avoided. Mobile phone coverage along the route is varied.
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