Watch out for road trains at the top of crests. | 29 Signs You'll Only See In The Outback / Having experienced this on an outback trip I know how essential it is to be 'on-guard' when approaching a crest. / Fortunately our very tall flagpole on the car alerted the truck driver so he moved aside off the narrow sandy track a little. / We hadn't seen his dust rising until we had broached the crest, and his sudden appearance was a huge shock!
Prepare! By any standard, this is a long and tough haul through very remote territory. Be sure to read the outback section of Driving in Australia. The track varies from stony to sandy with corrugations, ruts, washaways and sometimes mud. Be totally self-sufficient with water, food and fuel (the longest distance between fuel outlets is 489 km., between Carnegie Station and Warburton.) Sections of the trip pass through Aboriginal Land. You need two separate permits