Welcome to Canning Stock Route & Gunbarrel Highway
Wiluna, 300km north of Leonora, is the start or finish point for two of Australia's most extreme 4WD adventures – the Canning Stock Route and the Gunbarrel Hwy. These rough, remote routes head through unforgiving wilderness for thousands of kilometres. They can only be safely traversed from April to September. Don't attempt them at all without checking with visitor centres and Parks & Wildlife offices first as they're completely weather-dependent. HEMA Maps' detailed Great Desert Tracks – Western Sheet is essential (www.hemamaps.com).
For both routes, it's strongly recommended you drive in a convoy with other vehicles, and you carry all supplies – including fuel and water – for the duration of your trip with you. Let the police posts at either end of both tracks know your movements.