Current Conditions

Information Updated 07/10/2020

Road Condition

TRAVEL THROUGH NGAANYATJARRA LANDS NOT PERMITTED (AS AT 18TH MARCH 2020) COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS) PERMIT STATUS AS AT WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH 2020 For the protection of Remote Community Members and Visitors, there will be no permits issued for non-essential travel to or through the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. If you require further clarification please contact Ngaanyatjarra Council Office on 08 8950 1711 or refer to /McGowan/2020/03/COVID-19-caution-for-remote- communities.aspx

Weather Information

7 October 2020 Weather warming this week to be in the 30s from Friday, with nights ranging from the low teens to low 20s. It has now dried out with a low chance of a shower on Friday.

Fuel Price

Our current fuel prices are as follows:
- Diesel -   $2.40 per litre
- Opal* -   $2.40 per litre

* Opal is replacement for unleaded petrol. Read more about Opal fuel by clicking here

The door painting at Giles Weather Station. Image ©GJM - [Click for a Larger Image]
The door painting at Giles Weather
Station. Image ©GJM
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A desert storm approaches. - [Click for a Larger Image]
A desert storm approaches.
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Welcome to Warakurna Roadhouse

The Warakurna Roadhouse - [Click for a Larger Image]
The Warakurna Roadhouse
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The Warakurna Roadhouse is located along the Great Centeral Road, within the Great Victoria Desert, 781km west of Alice Springs and 331km from Yulara (Ayers Rock). Laverton is 811km to the west of the roadhouse and Kalgoorlie is 1163km west.

The Warakurna Roadhouse is pleased to welcome all intrepid travellers bold enough to journey across the The Great Central Highway - looking to explore a part of the world very few people have ever seen, let alone ventured across.

Our Facilities

The Roadhouse is pleased to offer the following services:

  • Diesel and Opal* fuel
    (* Opal is replacement for unleaded petrol. Read more about Opal fuel by clicking here)
  • A takeaway food service.
  • A range of accommodation options to suit everyone from the budget back-packer to the discerning traveller, including complete units that will act as a home away from home for persons employed on extended contracts in the community.  Click here to learn more about our accommodation options.
  • A well stocked store offering food and personal items including fresh fruit & veg, bread, drinks, ice, fuels, meat, basic grocery items and ice creams.
  • 24 hour power.
  • An after-hours fuel service.
  • Yurliya Gallery (high end Gallery exclusively selling works produced by Warakurna Artists

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 09:30 - 17:00 (CST)
Saturday and Sunday 09:30 - 15:00 (CST)
Public Holidays 09:30 - 12:00 (CST)
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day

An afterhours service is available (until 8pm Central Standard Time except Xmas Day & Good Friday when there is no service), by going to the managers residence & ringing the bell by the gate for camping, accommodation & fuel.

Should fuel be required outside of normal trading hours a fee of $20.00 * per vehicle/ $50.00 * per aircraft applies.

Important note: The Warakurna Roadhouse operates on Central Standard Time (CST) time not Western Australian (WA), Northern Territory time (CST) is (1) one and (1/2) half hours in front of WA time.

All prices are subject to change without notice