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Outback Way

www.outbackway.org.au

Officially Australia’s Longest Shortcut, the Outback Way extends from Laverton, Western Australia to Winton in Queensland via Central Australia.

As a self-drive tour route, it passes through Central Australia’s deserts, Ayers Rock, the Olgas, Alice Springs, and a host of Outback Station stays, Roadhouses and fascinating places of interest.

The Outback Way is made up of seven inter connecting roads including the Great Central Road (WA); Tjukaruru Road, Lasseter’s Highway, Stuart Hwy and Plenty Highway (NT); and Donohue Highway and Min Min Byway (QLD). Collectively these are The Outback Way.

There are over thirty interpretive panels at the stop overs and places of interest that provide travellers with local knowledge of heritage, natural and cultural insights. The Outback Way is also home to ‘The Outback Way finder Geocache Trail’, the world’s longest treasure hunt where a hand held GPS enables travellers to locate 34 caches hidden at places of interest along the Outback Way.

Permits are required to travel from Laverton to Uluru. Permits can be applied for online or by contacting the following organisations:

 

Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA)

Phone: (08) 9235 8000
Web: www.dia.wa.gov.au/en/Entry-Permits/

Search for an ‘Entry Permit’

 

Central Lands Council

Phone: (08) 8951 6211
Web: www.clc.org.au

Search for a “Transit Permit’

 

Climate Along The Outback Way

 

 Laverton

 Warakurna

 Alice Springs

 Winton

Min. / Max. Temp. Range

May-Oct

5-12º / 17-28ºC

 6-17º / 20-31ºC

 3-14º / 19-31ºC

 8-18ºC / 24-34ºC

Min. / Max. Temp. Range

Nov-Apr

16-21º / 32-36ºC

 16-23º / 33-37ºC

 17-21º / 33-36ºC

 17-23º / 32-38ºC

Number of Rain Days

May-Oct

 14

 10

 10

 8

Number of Rain Days

Nov-Apr

 14

 21

 15

 23