Outback Drive Routes

Drive Routes

Covering a million square kilometres Australia’s North West offers plenty of outback four wheel drive adventures, from a leisurely drive around Karijini National Park to the famous Gibb River Road and the challenging tracks of the Rudall River National Park.

Main town centres are easily reached on well maintained sealed roads and there are plenty of roadhouses and rest stops along the way. But for those seeking the thrill of a real four wheel drive outback challenge, check out these great North West tracks.


Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road
A true outback odyssey on one of Australia’s most unique 4WD tracks – Go ‘over the range’ and into the Kimberley’s vast untouched wilderness, ancient gorge country and epic cattle stations.

Kalumburu Road & Mitchell Plateau

Kalumburu Road

A detour into the deep north that few have experienced – Traverse wild escarpments and rich tropical rainforests to the tiered falls of Mitchell Plateau and WA’s most remote coastal community.

Day Trips to Wyndham

Day Trips to Wyndham
Waterfalls, swimming holes, rock art, a bird's-eye view of where five rivers become one with the sea and stunning scenery that formed the backdrop of the film Australia - all just a short drive from Kununurra. 

Savannah Way

Savannah Way
The easiest way to reach some of the Kimberley’s finest treasures – The sealed highway from Broome to Kununurra leads you through ancient caves, dramatic gorges and the curious Bungle Bungle Range.

HIghway 1 South of Broome

Highway 1 South of Broome
Blissfully secluded coastal camping is more accessible than you think – Drive south of Broome for a glamping experience at Eco Beach, or set up camp on the vast white sands of Eighty Mile Beach.

Drive the Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Pensinsula
A coastal drive taking you back to simple pleasures and ancient culture – Go fishing, mud crabbing, bush food foraging, swimming or snorkelling and stroll the wide-open stretches of pristine beaches.

Duncan Road

Duncan Road
The secret scenic route between Halls Creek and Kununurra – Encounter some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Kimberley, following the White Mountain Hills and mighty Ord River.

Tanami Road

Tanami Road
Crossing the Tanami Desert is one of the most memorable ways to reach the Red Centre – Gaze in awe at the second largest meteorite crater in the world, an oasis of art and wetlands filled with birdlife.

Canning Stock Route

Canning Stock Route
One of the world’s most challenging and remote 4WD adventures – Tackle the longest stock route on Earth, traversing dunes and difficult terrain through the Gibson, Great Sandy and Tanami deserts.

Warlu Way

This drive route highlights Aboriginal stories where the mighty warlu emerged from the sea.  The interpretive signage along the drive opens your eyes to the secrets of this country and its historical , cultural and natural wonders.


A range of accommodation options are available to suit all from  wilderness lodges, luxury safari tents and hotels to motels,  caravan parks and designated camping areas. During the peak season June to September it is best to book well ahead to avoid disappointment. 

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Guided Four Wheel Drive Tours

Take a drive adventure with an expert guide! A range of group and private tours are available to take you on guided journeys to the heart of the Kimberley. Guided four wheel drive tours (or tag-along tours) can allow you the comfort of your own vehicle, leading you off the beaten track with an experienced local guide and allowing you to discover places you might have just driven by.  

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Plan Ahead and Travel Safe

Parts of Australia's North West are very remote and require high clearance four wheel drive vehicles and plenty of planning. Contact the local visitor centre for details and road conditions, and check out road safety and important travel tips for useful information.

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