Australia’s longest shortcut

Check out the accompanying photo for a sign with a difference.

I took the photo of this billboard from the front of the Great Beyond Visitor Centre in Laverton 360 kms north east of Kalgoorlie. It shows Australia’s longest shortcut through the red centre of the country, over 2,700 kms of mostly gravel road. Although it is graded and maintained regularly, the visitor centre says it is advisable to travel in a high clearance 4WD vehicle as conditions can include corrugations and sand drifts and can change quickly.

This is the route that my Beechworth Bakery friend, Tom O’Toole took in his 1930 A Model Ford as reported with photo in our May 2018 Terrific Tips newsletter. Not quite a “high clearance 4WD”. Tom stopped off in Laverton on his expedition across Australia.

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