Background & Location
Ilkurlka Roadhouse was built in 2003 as an initiative of the Spinifex People. Although it provides a valuable service to travellers on the Anne Beadell Highway, its main purpose is to serve the communities to the north and south during times of Aboriginal business and travel. The roadhouse provides a vital service to both east-west and north-south travellers and is proudly owned and operated by the Spinifex people. It is located in a very remote and isolated area and faces many challenges as a result.
Structures at Ilkurlka have all been architecturally designed, ergonomically and functionally. This includes the roadhouse, house, arts studio, logistics shed and amenity structures.
Ilkurlka is entirely solar powered with a generator back-up if needed. This also includes our bore which supplies good potable water to supplement rainwater collected in tanks around the roadhouse.
The studio is set on top of a sand dune with magnificent views over the desert and is the best spot for viewing the magnificent sunsets which we get here.
Ilkurlka campsite is a peaceful retreat with a hot shower, toilet and covered barbeque area. Firewood is freely provided.
Our shed tank structures and signage within Spinifex Lands provide a welcome to travellers, an initiative of the traditional owners.
Call (08) 90371147
Welcome to Ilkurlka Visitor Centre!
Ilkurlka update 29 May 2021
Ilkurlka has reopened to travelers from states classified as very low COVID19 risk. However travel restrictions may be imposed at very short notice in the event of COVID19 outbreaks in the various states and territories.
As of 16 May 2021 there are particular requirements restricting travel from Victoria into Western Australia. Please see https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2021/05/WA-hard-border-with-Victoria-returns-from-10am-today.aspx
We urge you to call us (08 9037 1147) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) just prior to setting out on the Anne Beadell Highway for an update on the current situation.
Note that Ilkurlka has no facilities for those who wish to self-isolate for fourteen days when entering the state.
We ask that visitors use face masks when entering the roadhouse as an additional protective measure.
Western Australian controlled border restrictions apply for those arriving from the east. A G2G pass is required (https://www.g2gpass.com.au/apply) as well as the usual travel permits required for transit of the Anne Beadell Highway.
We look forward to seeing you!