The Anne Beadell Highway (ABH), named by Len after his wife, formed a critical east-west link in the Woomera range road network and formed the back bone off which many of his outback roads linked. Traversing roughly 1,325km of South and West Australian desert country the ABH runs through some of the most remote, desolate and waterless terrain on the Australian continent – this blog covers our 2022 traverse of this majestic country.
After resupplying and refuelling at Ceduna the opening days of our atomic roads adventure were spent getting from the South Australia coast to the first of our Len Beadell roads, the Anne Beadell Highway which starts (or ends) at Coober Pedy. Along the way we would get to glimpse some of the SA outback’s treasures and quirks.
We continue making our way through South Australia’s outback to reach starting point of our long planned Simpson Desert crossing – passing from Arkaroola to Farina, Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta and Mt Dare.
For the second year in a row we’re lucky enough to be heading west, on an outback loop that will take use through far western NSW, looping around SA and heading into the NT before cutting across the Simpson Desert back into Queensland at Birdsville.