Canning Stock Route - Winter Adventure Travel

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 14:32


The Canning Stock Route (CSR) is one of the most remote and isolated 4WD tracks in the world and holds it appeal as the "last frontier". Stretching about 1850km from its southern end in Wiluna, to its northern end at Billiluna Community on the Tanami Track, there are no towns or major services along the way, making this one of the most challenging winter travel adventures in Australia.

Significant trip planning and research is required prior to travelling the CSR, and ExplorOz has compiled a comprehensive page to help you get started: Canning Stock Route Trek Note. There are also a great range of products available in the online shop to help you navigate your journey, including:

Canning Stock Route
WestPrint Heritage Maps are designed to provide the traveller with a guide to understanding the history and environment through which you travel on outback tracks. This map contains notes on the history of the surveying and building of the CSR by Alfred Canning and the subsequent well reconditioning by Snell. The map is clear with symbols refering to textual information provided on the back of the map explaining each point of interest, surrounding flora and fauna.

WestPrint Heritage Maps are highly regarded maps for desert areas. The maps are very clear to read and have road distances, rest areas, caravan parks and fuel outlets noted.

Canning Stock Route - Outback Travellers Guide
Fifteen stripmaps break the Canning Stock Route into identifiable sections giving travellers information on regional roads, fuel, water, landmarks, accommodation, GPS co-ordinates and much more. Each strip is accompanied by photographs of scenes along that section of track.

Also includes enlarged sections of track, track notes, elevations, specific land marks, emergency uhf radio channels, contact details and more!

"Work Completed, Canning"
A Comprehensive History of the Canning Stock Route 1906 — 2010
The story of Alfred W. Canning and the development and subsequent use of the 1800 kilometre long Canning Stock Route from Halls Creek to Wiluna is told in this new volume. Original historical documents are combined with oral history in a narrative that covers the origins of the stock route, surveying, construction of the wells, droving, deaths and murders, exploration and prospecting, well restoration, identities and adventurers, place name origins and tourism.

This new book features photographs, maps, exploration and droving journals that have never been published before. Mysteries of the stock route are solved, and long-held beliefs and myths corrected. Although not a travel guide, this title provides an in-depth look at the CSR that gives travellers an excellent sense of perspective when travelling this route.

[Image not found]Great Desert Tracks of Australia Western Sheet
The Great Desert Tracks Series features; double-sided maps with information field-checked by Hema Map Patrol, GPS surveyed roads & tracks, fuel & provision availability, permit & contact details, details & map references for interesting places and is printed on waterproof & tear-proof paper. The Eastern Sheet covers interior Western Australia.

The Canning Stock Route
This exciting DVD follows experienced tour guide Peter Ikin as he leads a convoy along the Canning Stock Route. Featured are the Breaden Hills, Lake Disappointment and Durba Springs. Visit the wells and graves, explore the history and become bogged on the sand dunes along with the 9 convoy members. Also included is a side trip to Newman, Marble Bar and Carawine Gorge and the crossing of the Gunbarrel Highway. This interesting and informative video includes maps, travel details, vehicle profiles, and 4x4 tips.

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