Road Photos & Information: South Australia
A87   Stuart Highway (A87) - Coober Pedy to Northern Territory Border

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General Information:

The Stuart Highway is named after explorer John McDouall Stuart, the first European to cross Australia from South to North, and it generally follows his route. 2

It is a rural highway, which is very isolated, and acts as part of the main road link between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide.

History:

Coober Pedy to NT Border   NT Border to Coober Pedy
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Services Sign:
Sign at Mt Willoughby showing distance to next emergency phone, November 2016.

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SA Welcome Sign:
Crossing from NT into SA, southbound. This sign shows South Australia for southbound traffic and Northern Territory for northbound traffic. Marla, November 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Pootnoura Rest Area at Pootnoura, November 2016.

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Advance Direction Sign:
Southbound approaching Mintabie Road at Marla. September 2008.

Image © Kate Pilling

Pootnoura Rest Area:
Stuart Hwy (A87) as it passes Pootnoura Rest Area at Pootnoura, November 2016.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign for the Oodnadatta Track intersection at Marla, September 2008.

Image © Kate Pilling

Services Sign:
Sign showing distance to next services, Pootnoura, November 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign Assembly:
Signage facing roadhouse traffic on the Oodnadatta Track in Marla, near the Stuart Highway, September 2008.

Image © Kate Pilling

Services Sign:
Services sign at Cadney Park, November 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign Assembly:
Signage facing traffic on the Oodnadatta Track in Marla, September 2008.

Image © Kate Pilling

Approaching Painted Desert Road:
ID sign for Painted Desert Rd at Cadney Park being used as an AD sign, November 2016.

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Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign as you leave Marla, September 2008.

Image © Kate Pilling

Painted Desert Road:
Corner of Stuart Hwy (A87) and Painted Desert Rd at Cadney Park, November 2016.

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Services Sign:
Sign at Cadney Park showing distance to next emergency phone, November 2016.

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Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign at the entrance to Cadney Park Homestead, November 2016.

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Wintinna Station:
Sign at Cadney Park as Stuart Hwy (A87) crosses the property boundary for Wintinna Station, November 2016.

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Welbourne Hill Station:
Sign at Marla as Stuart Hwy (A87) crosses the property boundary for Welbourne Hill Station, November 2016.

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Services Sign:
Services sign at Marla, November 2016.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign for the Oodnadatta Track (D95) intersection at Marla, November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Kate Pilling from August 2008.

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Oodnadatta Track:
Corner of Stuart Hwy (A87) and Oodnadatta Trk (D95) at Marla, November 2016.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Marla, November 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Marla, approaching Mintabie Rd, November 2016.

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Mintabie Road:
Corner of Stuart Hwy (A87) and Mintabie Rd at Marla, November 2016.

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De Rose Hill Station:
Sign at De Rose Hill as Stuart Hwy (A87) crosses the property boundary for De Rose Hill Station, November 2016.

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Services Sign:
Sign at De Rose Hill showing distance to next emergency phone, November 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching The Marryat Rest Area at De Rose Hill, November 2016.

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Pootnoura Rest Area:
Stuart Hwy (A87) as it passes The Marryat Rest Area at De Rose Hill, November 2016.

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Services Sign:
Sign showing distance to next services, De Rose Hill, November 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Ayers Range South approaching the SA / NT Border, November 2016.

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State Border:
Stuart Hwy (A87) as it crosses from South Australia to Northern Territory, November 2016. A87 becomes NH87 at this point.

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State Border:
Stuart Hwy (A87) as it crosses from South Australia to Northern Territory, 2001. A87 becomes NH87 at this point.

Image © Jamie Scuglia




Click here for the continuation of the Stuart Highway as NH87 in the Northern Territory
Click here for the continuation of A87 between Pimba and Coober Pedy

1 Transport SA
2 NT Government Chief Minister's Office
3 Government of South Australia
4 History Trust of South Australia

Last updated: 05 Oct 2019 14:45

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