Keep an Eye on the Weather and Road Conditions!
Although a desert we can get severe weather events from time to time. These can make travel impossible so it pays to check what is happening before you leave Laverton or Coober Pedy.
You can also phone Ilkurlka on 08 9037 1147 - we will be happy to pass on what we know.
We use the following sources of information:
The Australian Meteorological Bureau
Click here for WA Goldfields forecast
Click here for WA Interior forecast
Click here for SA North-West Pastoral forecast
Click here for Landgate bush fire observations
The best time to travel is in winter - it does get cold at night but the days are pleasant. In summer, temperatures are usually around 40°c and sometimes higher. Generally the weather is also a little more predictable as well!
Call (08) 90371147
Welcome to Ilkurlka Visitor Centre!
Ilkurlka is open for business!
We are pleased to announce that Ilkurlka has reopened. It has been a long time coming!
As well as offering roadhouse facilities (diesel, limited supplies of opal/petrol, basic groceries and a campground) we have an excellent display of artwork created by the Spinifex people.
Normal COVID19 precautions apply - visitors will need to wear masks inside the roadhouse.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Please feel free to contact us for travel updates. If you need opal/petrol, please call in advance to check availability.