Great Southern Highway

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Western Australia

The Great Southern Highway is a highway in the south west of the Australian state of Western Australia. It runs through the Southern Wheatbelt region and connects the Great Eastern Highway in The Lakes, east of the state capital Perth, with Albany Highway at Cranbrook, about 85 km north of Albany on the south coast of Australia.


The Great Southern Highway begins in The Lakes about 50 kilometers east of the center of Perth. There it branches off the Great Eastern Highway ( N94 ) ​​to the east and leads to York. He takes over from the north coming from York Road (S120 ) the numbering as State Road 120, turn south- southeast from and follows the railway Perth - Albany and the upper reaches of the Avon River. In the Brookton Highway crosses the Brookton Highway ( S40), and continues on its way according to Narrogin. In addition to State Road 120, the highway is designated as a tourist route 356.

From Narrogin the Great Southern Highway about 30 km of the Albany Highway ( S30) runs east-northeast parallel to this. The road runs through predominantly agricultural areas with large grain silos in most places along its route. In Wagin you can also have a large ram, one of the many oversized figures in Australia admire. There, the highway crosses the state road 107, which is referred to as Arthur Road westwards and eastwards as Wagin Dumbleyung Road. The nearest major town is Katanning.

Behind Broomehill the Great Southern Highway to Albany Highway approaches before he meets him at Cranbrook and ends. The Albany Highway continues south to the city of the same name.


Steve Parish: Australian Touring Atlas. Steve Parish Publishing. Archerfield QLD 2007 ISBN. 978-1-74193-232-4. Pp. 78, 79, 81

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