Canning Stock Route

Canning Stock Route & Indian Pacific

Canning Stock Route & Indian Pacific

The purpose of this trip is to travel down the legendary Canning Stock Route.
However first I need to fly to Broome where I will join the 16 day Outback Spirit tour which ends in Newman. We then fly to Perth. Being a train buff I will return to Sydney by the Indian Pacific.

The Canning Stock Route is a track that runs from Halls Creek in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to Wiluna in the mid-west region. With a total distance of around 1,850 km (1,150 mi) it is the longest historic stock route in the world.

Wikipedia

Canning Stock Route

Canning Stock Route

Alfred Wernam Canning and his 484-strong entourage of men, horses, camels and (mostly) goats sank the original 52 wells every 15 miles (a day’s march for cattle) over a century ago.

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28 responses to “Canning Stock Route

  1. kathymarris

    Wow, this trip will be an adventure. Looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing all about it. Enjoy!

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  2. elephantwoman

    What an absolutely wonderful trip Pat, I’ve never heard about the Canning Stock Route and I’m looking forward to learning more about it from you. I love the scale of your journey – wow! Bon voyage!!

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  3. Kerry Ilsley

    Hi Pat Really enjoyed the your recent back yard review including kids chooks and philosophy. Shall look forward to the stock route report. When do you leave? Kerry

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  4. Julie

    How I envy you this exciting trip!

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  5. Sha

    Such an interesting way to travel!! If only it’s possible to do it the old way…hahaha..I would love to hear what it is like for you. Coincidentally, I’m heading to Perth in Oct and I already cannot wait to check out so many things there…:)

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    • Well the old way is on a horse at 15 miles a day. A purpose built vehicle is more me and going a bit further each day. You can join droving cattle trips for a week or longer even if you have not ridden a horse before. Not on the Canning Stock route but in other parts of Australia. How are your riding skills?
      Enjoy Perth it is a lovely city I was last there 20 years ago so now I have 3 full days to wander around.

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      • Sha

        Never ridden one before…hehe…but it sounds exciting. ..will have to wait for another time though…perth will have to do for now…and i already cannot wait to visit and explore…enjoy your trip too! 🙂

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  6. Liz Posmyk of Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things

    Have a wonderful trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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  7. Wishing you a bon voyage and looking forward to reading about it.

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  8. Emma Parker

    Can’t wait to see the photos!

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  9. M-R

    You’re going to do it ??? How ? When ? With whom ? How long will it take ?
    And also, WOW !!!! That’s amazingly adventurous, Pat – GOODONYOU !!!

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  10. Keep those dogies moving…

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  11. Val Ingham

    Having recently read ‘Kings in Grass Castles’ I’m very envious Pat! And I can see you have done a lot of packing this afternoon…!

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  12. Glenda

    Enjoy the Canning Stock route. We travelled in 2007 four wheel driving and are very keen to travel it again. I will look forward to your comments. Glenda

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