Canning Stock Route Tagalong Tour
The longest 4wdrive track in the world the Canning Stock route was first constructed in the early 1900`s for the prevention of spreading cattle tick from the Kimberley to the southern regions of WA.
Today the Canning is an amazing 4wdrive adventure over 1800kms in length and 16 days to complete this journey from Wiluna in the South to Billiluna in the North and approx. 52 wells constructed over that distance.
The Great Sandy and Gibson Desert encompasses the Canning and, on this trip, Global 4wd will travel the entire length of the Canning with many side trips to other points of interest off the stock route are included.
This truly is an expedition for the traveler wanting to take in as much of the outback as possible while covering vast distances of un-spoilt desert regions rarely visited by others. This trip takes us from close to the bottom of Australia to very near the top of Australia yet we do not see the usual towns and small localities that we pass on other trips and expeditions.
This expedition is usually undertaken by the more experienced four wheel drivers who have visited Cape York, seen the Simpson Desert, done the Flinders Ranges and are looking for a more remote and adventure filled region to visit. This certainly is achieved by traveling the Canning Stock Route as it is a trip that takes at least 16 days to complete in good weather and all food, fuel etc. must be carried for virtually the whole expedition.
We cross countless sand ridges every day while at the same time we see the landscape change so frequently that we cannot wait to see what the crest of the next sand ridge will reveal to us. A stop is made at many of the wells on the stock route not only to replenish water supplies but also to marvel at the determination shown by pioneers of the past. These wells were hand dug so that cattle being driven along the “Canning” would have enough water to survive this dry country during the many weeks that it took for the journey.
Showers and toilets are set up each night where no other facilities are available and a campfire is standard fare as well. Meals are prepared and cooked by your expedition guides and cleaning up afterwards is also done for you. This is a time for everyone in your party to enjoy the vastness and tranquillity of the outback or to just chat to like-minded travelers. This trip will usually end at the top of the Canning Stock Route and other expeditions to places like the Kimberley Region may start as this one finishes. Travelers have the option to undertake several expeditions one after the other.
Early Australian Pioneering and the Indigenous Community
There is much to see and learn about early Australian pioneering and the indigenous community, “The Martu” people that called this place home for over 60 000 years. There is quite a lot of aboriginal carvings and paintings along the stock route especially in the Calvert Range and Durba Springs.
Tour Prices Include
Our tag along tours provide a safe, enjoyable and economical way to travel to some of the most remote areas of Australia.
The basic arrangement is simple. You drive your own vehicle and provide your own camping equipment. We look after everything else.
The tours are fully catered so you don’t have the daily hassle of setting up, cooking, cleaning up and washing the dishes then packing away the stove, plates, pots and pans etc. This also not only gives every member of your group a holiday as well but it reduces the amount of gear and weight your vehicle needs to carry.
- Meals (except as noted)
- Camping fees
- Permit fees
- Ferry fares
- Local tours as detailed
Please contact us for any further information, pricing and bookings.