Fuel, Food and Accommodation on The Great Central Road

Contact Warakurna Roadhouse

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Phone Numbers

Warakurna Roadhouse (08) 8956 7344

Tjukayirla Roadhouse (08) 9037 1108

Warburton Roadhouse (08) 8956 7656


Warakurna is located 781km west of Alice Springs and 331km from Yulara (Ayers Rock) and 811km east of Laverton and 1163km from Kalgoorlie.

GPS coordinates 25°02’36.38″ S 128°18’11.52″ E

Warakurna Roadhouse

Trading Hours

Regular Trading Hours

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

* Please note that none of the roadhouses across the Great Central Rd are open in the evenings. We advise checking the opening hours of each roadhouse prior to travel, especially if travelling on a public holiday.


Public Holiday Hours

  • Good Friday 29/3/2024 – Closed – No After Hours
  • Christmas Day – Closed – No After Hours
  • New Years Day – Closed – No After Hours
  • All Other Public Holidays 9am to Noon – No After Hours

Permit Information

To enter the Ngaanyatjarra Lands visitors require an entry permit. It is also necessary to have a transit permit when travelling through the Lands by road.
The application process is simple and free. You can download a permit information and application pack (PDF format) by clicking on the image below.

Permit Pack for Great Central Road

Current Conditions

Information Updated : 30/04/2024

Road Conditions : Road through from Warakurna to Laverton is now open. Caution is advised as road is still being repaired. Visit the Shire website for updates https://www.ngaanyatjarraku.wa.gov.au/tourist-information/plan-your-trip/road-reports.aspx From Kata Juta towards Docker River the Road is still open. Check NT Road Conditions Web Site for updates. Note that Giles Weather Station and Museum is now open to visitors. Balloon Launches are 8.45am and 8.45pm (NT Time) Daily, 7 Days a Week. TRAVEL THROUGH NGAANYATJARRA LANDS is now PERMITTED as long as a Permit is obtained prior to travel. https://permits.ngaanyatjarra.org.au/form/lands-permit.

Weather Information : Sunny and dry. For current Weather Details please visit http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts Giles. Note that Giles Weather Station is now open to visitors. Balloon Launches are 8.45am and 8.45pm (NT Time).

Fuel Prices :

Diesel - $ 3.20 per litre

Opal* - $ 3.20 per litre

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

Map of The Great Central Road

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