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Canning Stock Route is the most deserted road in the world

Canning Stock Route is the most deserted road in the world Canning Stock Route is the most deserted road in the world

Australia is sparsely populated continent, fewer people live only in Antarctica. Therefore, the road in Australia is very poorly populated. But the leader of a deserted highway Canning Stock Route, which runs through the Little Sandy Desert in the north to the east of the continent. We started the construction of this road in 1906.

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Initially the 1,850 km of the road intended for the distillation of cattle. Many cattle were extremely necessary, because pastoralists living in the north suddenly seized the monopoly on the supply of raw meat to the gold mines. To admit this was impossible, and the government built this way specifically to residents of the east were able to overtake cattle for sale.

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In road construction it took more than 4 years, the most difficult stage of which was the equipment of wells across the slowness highway.

Highway for decades is not used for its intended purpose and only tourists go through it. On the whole way it will take about 20 days. Before starting the journey you need to stock up on good fuel and especially provisions. To pass this historic route, named in honor of Alfred Canning, the dream of every modern researcher. A desert of red sand, it's just a fabulous place.

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In the desert, inhabited by tribes Martha Ngurrara, Birriliburu and Tzhurbalan. That the representatives of the tribes you will have to apply in order to replenish their stocks. In addition, you will be able to personally get in touch with these ancient communities, learn about their culture, to look at the rock art which more than 10 000 years. It is best suited for travel from May to September. Start the route can be from either end, but before you leave you need to carefully plan everything and get all the necessary permits.

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The first is to take care of the all-wheel drive cars, spare parts and consumables. The route is quite spacious and is clearly visible, but if you decide to drive on this road, you will definitely need the driving skills in the wilderness and orienteering.

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