Australia's 25 Top Tracks

By: Claire Wilson and Hema Maps, Photography by: CTA Archives


25 - Alice Springs to Uluru 25 - Alice Springs to Uluru 25 - Alice Springs to Uluru
24 - Tanami Road 24 - Tanami Road 24 - Tanami Road
23 - Talawana Track 23 - Talawana Track 23 - Talawana Track
22 - Strzelecki Track 22 - Strzelecki Track 22 - Strzelecki Track
21 - Sandover Highway 21 - Sandover Highway 21 - Sandover Highway
20 - Sandy Blight Junction Road 20 - Sandy Blight Junction Road 20 - Sandy Blight Junction Road
19 - Karlamilyi National Park 19 - Karlamilyi National Park 19 - Karlamilyi National Park
18 - Plenty Highway 18 - Plenty Highway 18 - Plenty Highway
17 - Oodnadatta Track 17 - Oodnadatta Track 17 - Oodnadatta Track
16 - Gunbarrel Highway 16 - Gunbarrel Highway 16 - Gunbarrel Highway
15 - Great Central Road 15 - Great Central Road 15 - Great Central Road
14 - Googs Track 14 - Googs Track 14 - Googs Track
13 - Gary Junction 13 - Gary Junction 13 - Gary Junction
12 - Gary Highway 12 - Gary Highway 12 - Gary Highway
11 - Connie Sue Highway 11 - Connie Sue Highway 11 - Connie Sue Highway
10 - Cameron Corner 10 - Cameron Corner 10 - Cameron Corner
9 - Binns Track 9 - Binns Track 9 - Binns Track
8 - Birdsville Track 8 - Birdsville Track 8 - Birdsville Track
7 - Anne Beadell Highway 7 - Anne Beadell Highway 7 - Anne Beadell Highway
6 - Old Ghan Railway 6 - Old Ghan Railway 6 - Old Ghan Railway
5 - Gulf Savannah 5 - Gulf Savannah 5 - Gulf Savannah
4 - Simpson Desert 4 - Simpson Desert 4 - Simpson Desert
3 - Canning Stock Route 3 - Canning Stock Route 3 - Canning Stock Route
2 - Gibb River Road 2 - Gibb River Road 2 - Gibb River Road
1 - Cape York 1 - Cape York 1 - Cape York

Got itchy feet? Don't worry, you're sure to find a track you'll want to tread in this list.

Australia is the largest borderless country in the world, with an average of just three people per square kilometre, and yet most of these people live in the cities. What all this means is that there is lots of empty space, through which kind people like Len Beadell have forged some spectacularly remote tracks; roads that go from nowhere, pass nowhere, and end nowhere - yet with so much amazing countryside to see along the way. We also have some classic blacktop drives that take us from one Australian icon to another, or 4WD tracks with some of the most changeable and difficult terrain to traverse in the world. There are tracks for every driver at any time of the year, now all you need to do is service the car, get time off work, pack your gear and hit the road!