Current Conditions

Information Updated 16/11/2016

Road Condition

Laverton to roadhouse - Open and in good condition with areas of corrugations. Graded recently between roadhouse and Cosmo - Roadhouse to Warburton Open and in very good condition .......... Warburton to NT Border - open with care. .......... NT Border to Kata Tjuta, check NT road conditions website.


Weather Information

possible Thunderstorms strong wind 20 - 43


Fuel Price

Our current fuel prices are as follows:
- Diesel -   $2.00 per litre
- Opal* -   $2.00 per litre

* Opal is replacement for unleaded petrol. Read more about Opal fuel by clicking here


Permit Information

To enter the Ngaanyatjarra Lands visitors require an entry permit. It is also necessary to have a transit permit when travelling through the Lands by road.
The application process is simple and free. You can download a permit information and application pack (PDF format) by clicking here


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Welcome to Tjukayirla Roadhouse

The Tjukayirla Roadhouse - [Click for a Larger Image]
The Tjukayirla Roadhouse

The Tjukayirla Roadhouse is located deep within the Great Victoria Desert on the Great Central Road.
We are extremely pleased to offer travellers to this unique part of Australia a wide range of products and services.



Alan and Serena look forward to welcoming all intrepid travellers bold enough to journey across the The Great Central Road (GCR) - looking to explore what is a “bucket list” trip for many.
The longest shortcut in Australia is the “Outback Way”, a shortcut from Winton, Qld to Laverton, WA. Tjukayirla Roadhouse is located 300kms EAST of Laverton and is a welcome respite for weary travellers.
Stop in just to say g’day, have a look at the wonderful collection of photos on the walls or to sample some of the roadhouse tucker (not to mention the best burgers in all of WA – and maybe the world!)
Or, even better still, pull up and stay for the night. There is nothing quite like a cold beer or a refreshing glass of wine at the end of a dusty day, sitting around a campfire and gazing up at the most amazing displays of stars. Don’t forget to BYO! And if you feel like company around your camp fire, Alan and Serena are always up for sharing a glass and a yarn or two.

We, the managers and staff of Tjukayirla Roadhouse, are committed to providing the best service, the cleanest facilities, and the most AWESOME food on the whole of the GCR. It’s only stop along the whole highway where you can get a frothy cappuccino and a piece of home made cake.

We promise you won’t be disappointed!


Our Facilities

The Roadhouse is pleased to offer the following services:


  • Diesel and Opal* fuel
    (* Opal is a replacement for unleaded petrol. Read more about Opal fuel by clicking here)
  • A range of accommodation options to suit everyone from the budget back-packer to the discerning.  Click here to learn more about our accommodation options.
  • Room service evening meals are available (24 hours notice required)

The famous Tjuka Burger - [Click for a Larger Image]
The Famous Tjuka (Chooka) Works Burger $18 ($20 with chips)

  • A well stocked store offering basic food and personal items.
  • Full roadhouse takeaway menu including burgers, hot chips, toasted sandwiches, fish & chips and much more. We cook 7 days a week from Opening to 30 minutes before close – food is tasty, fresh and prepared to order.
    Have you tried the famous Tjuka Burger yet?
  • Self Service tyre changing equipment and air compressor (no gauge).
  • Basic tyre repair and fitting facilities. Subject to staff availability. Not suitable for unusual tyre sizes/ low profile. We recommend carrying at least 2 full spares.
  • 24 hour power provided by Genset.
  • An after-hours fuel service from close until 7pm - $20 opening fee. No early opening, sorry!
  • Very reasonably priced camping facilities.

Trading Hours

Regular Trading Hours

  • Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm (WST)
  • Saturday and Sunday - 9:00am to 3:00pm (WST)
  • Public Holidays - 9:00am to 12:00 noon (WST)*

* Please note that none of the roadhouses across the Great Central Rd are open in the evenings. We advise checking the opening hours of each roadhouse prior to travel, especially if travelling on a public holiday.


2016 Public Holiday Hours

  • Christmas Day 25/12/2016 - Closed – No after hours
  • Boxing Day 26/12/2016 – Closed – No after hours
  • New Years Day 01/01/2017 - 9am to 12 noon
  • Anzac Day - 9am to 12 noon
  • After hours fee is $20 per car