Welcome to Tanami Road (NT)
Welcome to one of the longest short cuts on the planet. Synonymous with isolated outback driving, the 1055km Tanami Rd connects Alice Springs with Halls Creek, the Red Centre with the Kimberley. The Tanami Desert and surrounding country are the homeland of the Warlpiri, Arrente, Luritja and Pintubi peoples and much of the land has reverted to their traditional ownership. The only real attractions along the way are the important Indigenous settlement of Yuendemu and Wolfe Creek Crater (on the Western Australian side of the border). It's a long haul and only occasionally beautiful; watch for the termite mounds, up to 800 per hectare in places. Crossing the Tanami does have huge cachet and is a journey to remember.