The Anne Beadell Highway extends from Laverton in Western Australia to Coober Pedy in South Australia some 1340 kms long.  It was build by Len Beadell during the early 1950's as part of the Woomera Rocket Range & named after his wife Anne. We traversed this trek in August 2003. The track was smooth going up to No. 4. Campsite near the W.A./S.A. Border as it had been recently graded, then deteriorated rapidly into South Australia where the going was rough with many wash-outs & care had to taken.  It took us 5 days to complete & many interesting sites were seen. 

 

Update (2005): Fuel is now available at the newly constructed Ilkuralka Roadhouse situated at the Junction of the Aboriginal Business Road & the Anne Beadell Highway some 165 km from the SA/WA Border & 600km from Laverton. Tel : (08) 90371147 or (08) 90371100.

It is open Mondays - Saturdays.

 

SECTION ROAD EAST WHITE CLIFFS

 

 

YAMARNA HOMESTEAD RUINS

 

YEO HOMESTEAD

 

 

ROAD SECTION WEST OF NEALE JUNCTION

 

NEALE JUNCTION

 

 PLANE WRECK 

EAST OF

NEALE JUNCTION

PLANE WRECK EAST OF NEAL JUNCTION 

 

 

 

No.1. CAMPSITE

 

ILKURALKA ROADHOUSE CONSTRUCTION(2003). OPPOSITE

No.2. CAMPSITE

 

SALT LAKE

EAST

No.2. CAMPSITE

 

 

No.3. CAMPSITE

 

No.4. CAMPSITE

No.4. CAMPSITE

 

ROCKHOLE

SOUTH OF

No.4. CAMPSITE

 

ROAD SECTION

EAST OF

No.4. CAMPSITE

 

WA/SA BORDER

 

LEN BEADELL

PLAQUE

WA/SA BORDER

 

VOKES HILL CORNER

SERPENTINE LAKES

 

ROAD SECTION

EAST OF

VOKES HILL CORNER.

 

ANNE'S CORNER

 

AIRSTRIP

AT EMU

A-BOMB SITE

 

A-BOMB

TEST SITE No.1.

GROUND ZERO

 

TEST SITE No.2.

GROUND ZERO