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Embark on an epic journey through Australia’s desert landscapes with this new edition of Hema Maps’ Great Desert Tracks Atlas & Guide. This 6th edition features three brand-new tracks: the Buntine Highway, Sandover Highway and the Talawana Track. Plus, extensive research from author Glenn Marshall based on his years of desert travel experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned desert enthusiast or gearing up for an adventure on Australia’s iconic 4WD tracks, this guide is an indispensable companion for traversing the arid heart of the continent.

Within its pages, discover comprehensive track profiles that detail elevations, distances and key points of interest, along with essential information on camping areas and supply points.

In addition to its practical track information, this edition provides crucial pre-trip reading, guiding you on how to effectively prepare for your desert trek. Learn about safety measures in the outback and master essential driving techniques, making this guidebook a must-have for those contemplating a Simpson Desert crossing or any desert exploration. We’ve also included essential emergency information such as latitude/longitude, what3words positioning, detailed fuel types, opening times, contact numbers, permit information and much more.

Join Hema Maps in celebrating 40 years of exploration and arm yourself with the definitive guide to Australia’s desert tracks.

Tracks featured include:

  • Anne Beadell Highway
  • Binns Track
  • Birdsville Track
  • Canning Stock Route
  • Connie Sue Highway
  •  Finke River Gorge
  • Gary Highway
  • Gary Junction Road
  • Googs Track
  • Great Central Road
  • Gunbarrel Highway
  • Hay River Track
  • Innamincka
  • Madigan Line
  • Nyangumarta Highway
  • Old Ghan Railway Loop
  • Oodnadatta Track
  • Plenty Highway
  • Karlamilyi (Rudall River) National Park
  • Sandy Blight Junction Road
  • Simpson Desert
  • Strzelecki Track
  • Sturt National Park
  • Tanami Track
  • West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru

Key Features

  • 25 4WD Trips featured
  • Contains the complete set of Hema's Great Desert Tracks maps
  • Tracks coded by vehicle type with symbols showing towing suitability, GPS-surveyed roads, and tracks that show fuel and provision availability
  • Track descriptions include permit information and contact details
  • Background information on geomorphology, major environments and ecosystems, and history
  • Track profiles showing elevations and distances as well as POIs, camping areas, and supply points 


Key Specifications

Edition: 6th

Publication Date: 15/02/24

Number of Pages: 342

Height: 297mm

Width: 215mm

Depth: 30mm

Weight: 1.2kg

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Lynda McPherson

Great Desert Tracks Atlas & Guide

Paul Isaac

Thank you for your quick service and help

Mel J
Great reference books

Very fast delivery, great books, would have given five stars if one of the two books delivered was wrong. Although they acknowledged their mistake and sent the correct book promptly. Very good service.

Lester Wheatley

Great Desert Tracks Atlas & Guide

George de Haan
Great Atlas

Useful info and great maps. What more could you need?

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