Water points between
Perth and Darwin
- This page isn't translated in French because if you plan such a trip in Australia you have to understand English.
- Cette page n'est pas traduite en Français parce que si vous envisagez un tel voyage en Australie, vous devez comprendre l'Anglais.
These informations were gathered in August and September 2008.
- [info between brackets is not verified]
- Towns along the highway generally have all required services (except bike parts !)
- The "Wet" season lasts from November / December to March / April.
Key: p/b = parking bay, r/a = rest area, c/p = camping site, r/h = roadhouse,
h/s = homestead, b/s = bike supplies, PO = post office, www = internet access,
t/o = turn off, c/t = cattle through, w/m = wind mill, ck = creek
They correspond with milestones of each highway.
PER: distance from Perth on the Brand Highway.
NWC: distance from Geraldton on the North West Coastal Highway.
GNH: distance from Perth on the Great Northern Highway.
VIC: distance from the turn-off to Wyndham on the Victoria Highway.
STH: distance TO darwin on the Stuart Highway.
0.PER – Perth. all services in town
57.PER – Muchea. r/h, PO.
85.PER – Gingin. Supermarket, stores, PO.
87.PER – Gingin. @ N. t/o to Brand hwy. r/h, c/p, hotel. Tap next to the fuel pumps.
133.PER – Reagans Ford. r/h, c/p.
165.PER – Cataby. r/h [www @ ampol]
208.PER - Badingara. r/h, c/p.
250.PER – Half Way Mill. r/h, c/p.
281.PER - Eneabba. r/h, c/p, grocery, PO, tap @ pub, [tap @ oval].
303.PER – Western Flora Nature Reserve. 800m E. r/h (fuel 7am-9pm), c/p, hotel.
361.PER - Dongara. r/h, c/p, minimarket @ shell.
400.PER – Greenough Hamlet. [shower, www, tap @ picnic area, S. of historic area, 300m from hwy near café]
425.PER/0.NWC – Geraldton. all services in town. b/s @ TBE (0899644399) and Bike Force, both on Chapman Rd.
12.NWC – Drummond Cove. r/h, c/p.
33.NWC – Okabella h/s café. 3km W. on left, dirt road.
48.NWC – Northampton. r/h, c/p, [www @ tourist bureau].
91.NWC – Binnu. r/h, store.
115.NWC – Galena Bridge r/a. water in murchinson river.
166.NWC – 100 Mile Tank r/a. roads service dept. tanks under shelter.
198.NWC – Nerren Nerren [water on request]
234.NWC – Billabong. . r/h, c/p, www @ hotel. Bore water too salty, even to cook… mineral water $5 for 1.5L.
282.NWC – Overlander. r/h, rainwater on request (be polite!), store with eggs, fruits and vegetables.
332.NWC – Lake (salty water?)
357.NWC – Wooramel r/h.
476.NWC – Carnarvon. . r/h @ t/o to Robinson St (road to town), shower @ caltex, on Robinson St: laundry, c/p, hotel, backpackers, IGA, Woolworth in center, b/s @ "Carnarvon Sports" in front of tourist bureau, www @ tourist bureau ($5/h). fruit and veg stalls on the hwy.
550.NWC – Tank 100m W.
551.NWC – [h/s on E.]
556.NWC – tank 150m W.
559.NWC – w/m out of order, tank empty.
612.NWC – Minilya r/h. c/p.
661.NWC – Lyndon river. pools.
707.NWC – Winning h/s. 2km E [water on request]
768.NWC – Yannarie river. pools, private house near r/a "gard dog" (sic)
793.NWC – w/m & pond W.
840.NWC – Nanutarra r/h. c/p.
900.NWC – Cane river. pools.
926.NWC – Peedamulla ck. little pools.
958.NWC – Robe river. big pools.
974.NWC – Peter ck. pools.
1002.NWC – Fortescue river r/h. c/p.
1080.NWC – Maitland river. much water. t/o to Miaree Pool.
1098.NWC – Travel Shop r/h. t/o to Karratha (12km) & Dampier (20km). c/p & supermarket @ Karratha.
1140.NWC – Roebourne. water & free cold shower @ public toilets next to cricket ground (t/o N. @ eastend of town) [b/s, www @ library].
1196.NWC – Sherlock river. much water.
1223.NWC – Whim ck. c/p, hotel, water "not for drink" @toilets.
1238.NWC – Yule river. r/a, little pools.
1278.NWC – Poverty ck. some water.
1301.NWC – t/o North West Coastal Highway/Great Northern Highway: 1578.GNH.
1586.GNH – Turner river. pools.
1605.GNH – t/o to South Hedland. c/p. Caltex 24/7 2km after t/o [b/s]
1607.GNH – Port Hedland. Shell r/h.
1612.GNH – Port Hedland. Truck Stop. BP r/h, hotle, c/p.
1675.GNH – Strelley river. much water.
1680.GNH – De Grey river. much water.
1720.GNH – t/o to Pardoo Station. h/s, c/p.
1752.GNH – Pardoo r/h. groceries, showers, free water tap on right side, c/p.
1830.GNH – Wallal Downs. 80 Mile Beach c/p. t/o to N. good road.
1876.GNH – Sandfire r/h. (destroyed by fire, rebuilding) c/p, showers $2.
1902.GNH – Emu. 200m behind locked gate: motopump & tap.
1910.GNH – [w/m far from road, no tank]
1995.GNH – [w/m, no tank]
1997.GNH – Kitty Well, no water.
2025.GNH – t/o to Bidyadanga Aborigenal Community. police, phone, [fuel, water]
2045.GNH – Shamrock Gardens Vegetable Farm 200m E. stall on hwy. [may-sept until 2pm]
2051.GNH – t/o to Port Smith Lagoon [c/p, hotel, bird park, fuel] 23km, dirt road.
2085.GNH – t/o to Eco Beach Resort. [resort] 10km, dirt road.
2146.GNH – Tanks in cattle parks, both sides.
2161.GNH – Roebuck r/h. c/p, water tap in front. t/o to Broome, 36km, all services, tourist bureau @ entrance of town, b/s front of mc Donalds, next to Shell.
2182.GNH – waterhole near sign "floodway" 50m N. dry.
2235.GNH – [Jowlaenga Station, Kimberly Colorstones h/s]
2236.GNH – [Bedunburru Aborigenal Community]
2268.GNH – black tank & c/t 200m N. access by floodway next to gravel stacks.
2279.GNH – silver tank 200m S. out of order.
2283.GNH – Cockatoo ck. filthy water. water holes both sides of bridge on N.
2285.GNH – Minnie ck. filthy water.
2287.GNH – Ski Lake. filthy water.
2290.GNH – Fitzroy river. some water, flowing.
2292.GNH – Willare r/h. groceries, c/p, hotel, water tap under tree on right.
2368.GNH – silver tank & c/t 150m S. motopump in shed near hwy.
2413.GNH – Jambalakundunj Community. 1km S.
2423.GNH – c/p @ lake, no sign posted.
2423.GNH – N. water hole, dry.
2429.GNH – w/m, motopump, c/t 600m S. behind gate (possible to open).
2522.GNH – Fitzroy Crossing. supermarket, www @ tourist bureau (mon-fri 8.30-12/1-4.30), water tap @ Shell on left, c/p, hotel E. of Fitzroy river, 1km from town on hwy. [www @ TAFE, basic b/s, showers @ r/h $2]
2621.GNH – Station or Community, 1km N.
2653.GNH – Moongardie Community. 1km N.
2691.GNH – t/o to Yiyili Community. 5km N. Laari Gallery (mon-fri/march-november) refreshments.
2697.GNH – w/m, motopump 50m S. gate 200m W. then waterhole 500m S. follow the track, turn left @ white car. water warm but clear and safe to drink out of the pipe.
2703.GNH – Mary river. almost dry, pools near r/a [tank to check, 500m W. of r/a]
2733.GNH – w/m, motopump & filthy water holes. it doesn't seem possible to get clean water.
2793.GNH – Community S.
2819.GNH – Halls ck. c/p, r/h, supermarket, PO, water tap right side of Shell.[b/s, www @ info centre]
2845.GNH – tank out of order, no pump, no water.
2852.GNH – Palm Well ck. water hole (tank & c/t out of order)
2877.GNH – Alice Downs h/s. E. w/m, motopump, c/t 200m S. on W.
2919.GNH – Leycesters Rest. r/a, Ord river may have water (sept 2008/ dry)
2927.GNH – Spring ck on W. shady r/a. tiny pool.
2959.GNH – Mabel ck Downs W. waterhole on E., N. of ck.
2966.GNH – Mabel Bore. tank & c/t on W.
2981.GNH – Turkey ck r/h. c/p, groceries, water tap front of r/h.
2992.GNH – Mistake ck. w/m, tank on E.
3010.GNH – Bow river. water hole N. of bridge on E.
3030.GNH – [100m S. of March Fly ck, t/o on W. 1km later water hole]
3072.GNH – Doon Doon r/h. groceries, c/p, water tap on left.
3079.GNH – Mc Phee ck. tiny pools.
3100.GNH – Dunham river. much water. r/a, tables & shelter.
3111.GNH – Arthur ck. filthy water. Kingston Rest h/s.
3126.GNH – Wuggbun gorge t/o. c/p 3km, toilets & showers, water holes. some water in ck 100m S. little pool in Card ck 300m N.
3133.GNH – t/o Great Northern Highway/Victoria Highway: 0.VIC – r/a tables & shelter.
11.VIC – ck. some water.
12.VIC – Weaner ck. some water.
37.VIC – Dunham river. much water, flowing.
45.VIC – Kunnunurra. BP with shop & bakery 24/7, all services in town, b/s @ Redgum near Coles, [b/s @ Retravision].
50.VIC – BP r/h. [showers]
78.VIC – Cockatoo Springs ck. some water.
88.VIC – WA/NT border. water "not for drinking"
135.VIC – S. motopump with tap on side.
157.VIC – Saddle ck. r/a, tank.
178.VIC – West Baines. little pools.
215.VIC – East Baines. r/a, tank, river: much water.
263.VIC – Big Horse ck National Park c/p. little fee. water tap, no showers, access to river.
273.VIC – Timber ck r/h. inn, pub, store, supermarket, free shower & chilled water @ council office @ basketball ground (500m W. of r/h, open daytime), www @ library (office hours)
2?2.VIC – Joe ck r/a. no camping, no water.
352.VIC – Victoria river r/h. inn, c/p, expensive groceries.
369.VIC – Sullivan campground r/a. creek water.
382.VIC – shelter on S.
390.VIC – Cambell Springs. filthy water.
402.VIC – N. tank & c/t.
419.VIC – [c/t]
443.VIC – S. r/a, tank & shelter.
453.VIC – S. tank & c/t.
475.VIC – Scott ck. filthy water.
477.VIC – N. tank.
488.VIC – Limestone r/a. tank & shelter.
510.VIC – King river. filthy water.
528.VIC – Chinaman ck. filthy water.
545.VIC – Katerine. all services in town. t/o to Stuart Highway: 315 STH.
298.STH – Charles Darwin University.
288.STH – Edith Farms Road. tank W.
258.STH – Edith river. pool.
225.STH – Pine ck r/h. c/p, groceries, tap & free cold shower @ public toilets front of BP, taps in the park up the street, hotel, PO.
196.STH – Emerald Springs r/h in construction.
172.STH – Hayes ck r/h. c/p, tap on left, near toilets.
147.STH – Bridge ck. r/a. tank & shelter. 100m S. on E.: tack to lake, 500m.
112.STH – Adelaide river r/h. c/p, hotel, PO, minimarket N. side of town. tank W.
87.STH – Coomalie ck. r/a, c/p, tap @ c/p.
62.STH – Acacia r/h. c/p, shop.
45.STH – Strauss Airstrip r/a. tap.
43.STH – Noonamah r/h. c/p.