Heavy Metal

When you turn onto the Arkaroola road out of Yunta you are greeted with several warnings about heading north-west.

Aside from reminding you about the dangers of heading into remote locations it proclaims the road being suitable for four wheel drives and heavy vehicles only.

Metal roads (from the latin ‘metallum’) with many creek crossings, require lots of looking after, especially after heavy rain. This road crew, with heavy grader atop a semi-trailer, has their work cut out for them keeping this 300 km stretch of outback road serviceable.

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