SORRY! DUE TO UNAVAILABILITY OF ACCESS PERMITS, WE ARE UNABLE TO RUN THIS TOUR AS SCHEDULED. INSTEAD WE WILL BE LEADING AN EXCITING TOUR TO RUDALL RIVER (KARLAMILYI) NATIONAL PARK FROM JULY 21 – 31, 2021. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE! PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!
Let our expert guide introduce you to "The Loneliest 4WD Track in the World" on a challenging 4WD outback tour! You’ll get a ‘taste’ of the Canning travelling in the safety of a small convoy - independent but not alone!
Together, we'll explore this historic cattle route & half of the 51 wells which have been constructed along it. There will be time to take side trips to various points of interest & to relax & enjoy the surroundings. We'll spend two nights in one very special camping area to let us fully appreciate this wild and remote area.
The tour will begin in Wiluna & end in Georgia Bore (just after Well 22) with award-winning Tour Guide & Global Gypsies Director, Jeremy Perks, leading the expedition. Under his expert guidance, we’ll cover 740 kms of harsh, tough and challenging outback country - but what an amazing experience! The Canning is a fascinating track with more than a century of history & we'll bring the legends alive on this epic journey.
Included in the package are a Welcome Dinner, camping fees, the professional services of one of the best Tour Guides in WA who will provide information along the way about the places we visit as well as mechanical & 4WD support (Jeremy's a qualified mechanic & an accredited 4WD Trainer); all the necessary permits; lots of fun activities such as guided walks, star-gazing evenings, bush poetry readings, camp oven cooking & more; plus a comprehensive Pre Departure Workshop (Perth clients only) and Pre Departure Kit to help you prepare for your outback adventure.
Only robust & reliable 4WD vehicles will be able to participate. Please note that if you are planning to hire a 4WD to join the tour that most companies will not insure their vehicles to travel on the Canning. See our Home Page for contact details of our recommended suppliers who CAN be of assistance but book early!
For communication purposes, a vehicle-mounted two-way radio with externally mounted antenna is mandatory - BYO or hire one from us for $200 for the journey. We also strongly suggest a dune flag for each vehicle. You will be required to carry a second spare tyre as well as adequate supplies of water, food and fuel as we will need to be completely self-sufficient. Planning and preparation is extremely important & participants will be provided with more information well in advance.
Read this interview with Global Gypsies Director Jeremy Perks about the importance of preparing for the Canning.
For environmental and track sustainability reasons we will only take a limited number of vehicles and no camper trailers will be permitted. Sorry, no pets or children under 16. Please note that once we get on the Stock Route there are no showers, shops, cafés, hotels, medical or other facilities & that leaving the tour before its conclusion is not recommended (other than in emergencies).
Got a warped sense of humour? Enjoy irreverent stories & poems? If so, check out these clever literary contributions from clients on our 2019 CSR Expedition!
What the clients say!
"Jeremy's knowledge of fauna & flora was exceptional & his reading of the history of the wells was fantastic. I learned so much about the Canning Stock Route & the history of WA on this adventure - it was an absolutely amazing experience!"
"On each tour I have done with Global Gypsies I have gained so much knowledge about four-wheel-driving, camping & the Australian Outback. Jeremy is the kindest, most knowledgeable, helpful, humble, experienced man & tour guide I have ever had the privilege of meeting. His knowledge is invaluable & I will always remember our times together. I very much look forward to the next trip!"
* Please note that Canning Stock Route tours will only be run if / when access permits are granted.