The Outback Way - Australia's Longest Shortcut

Getting to Winton

Suggested routes to access the Outback Way are outlined below;
  • Melbourne to Winton via Shepparton, Griffith, Cobar, Bourke, Cunnamulla, Charleville and Barcaldine.
  • Sydney to Winton via Orange, Dubbo, Bourke, Cunnamulla, Charleville and Barcaldine.
  • Brisbane to Winton via Toowoomba, Miles, Mitchell, Blackall and Barcaldine.
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs via Port Augusta and Coober Pedy.
  • Darwin to Alice Springs via Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.
  • Perth to Laverton via Northam, Southern Cross, Kalgoorlie and Leonora.
  • WA's Pilbara to Laverton via Newman, Meekatharra and Leinster.
  • WA's Kimberley to Alice Springs via Halls Creek, Billiluna, Yuendumu along the Tanami Track.
  • WA's Kimberley to Laverton via Broome, Port Hedland, Newman, Meekatharra and Leinster.
  • WA's Mid-West to Laverton via Geraldton, Mount Magnet, Leinster and Leonora.
A map of Australia can be viewed or downloaded here to help locate the towns and places listed on the suggested routes.

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Along most of the suggested routes travellers can enjoy the benefits of travelling along self-drive routes that often have improved signage, route-specific maps, visitor-friendly brochures and amenities that can make for a more enjoyable trip. A range of self-drive route websites can be accessed via the links page.