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Click here 2024 tour, now with dates for our one planned tour for 2024.
We have tweaked the ending to finish in Laverton W.A. so please download the latest copy.
Dates are now listed but as usual the route of the tour is dependant on
permit approvals & other possible restrictions.

For Len's 100th Birthday on April 21st we have put together a gallery of Len's iconic drawings, some of which were donated by the many recipients of his drawings over the years. Included are some from our personal family collection. Please click the link and enjoy.......
Len Beadell's Centenary Gallery (Len Beadell Publications site).
Stay safe everyone and thank you for your support.


Have you ever wanted to experience the desert country written about by the surveyor Len Beadell?
Armed with information from within the family, Connie Sue Beadell will give you the true picture of what Len and his road-making crew, the "Gunbarrel Road Construction Party", got up to in the 50's & 60's.
Have you ever wondered how it was possible to survive in the desert for months on end with only camels for transport?
Connie's husband Mick will fascinate you with tales of how the early explorers did it and what they discovered.
We will show you plants & trees, living creatures and Aboriginal history, things that are missed when schedules are tight.
If you want to learn the correct way to repair a tyre Mick will show you how in detail.
Experience the desert with like-minded people, with the added confidence of support and help should anything go wrong.
Marble GumsEverard Jn on Gunbarrel
        Lovely Marble Gums             Everard Junction on Gunbarrel Hwy,
                                             sth end Gary Hwy

Connie will treat you on occasion with goodies fresh & hot, straight from the camp oven.
Beadell Tours take only small groups and average 4 hours per day of travel. That's it.
Our website includes detailed information on vehicle & tour preparation, desert updates, souvenirs, handy links and much more,
so please click on the Site Map link above to see what we have for you and read on......


Beadell Tours offer self-catered
tag-a-long vehicle positions for :

~ Tours including the Beadell tracks
and explorer history.

** Please note : we are currently only running one tour per year so be quick..... **
Confirmed tour for 2024
Beadell Tours convoy



Mick to the rescue
"Oh No...."
Watsons Creek, NSW - tyre repairs
Specialising in 4WD and Light Truck tyres
Major and Minor repairs to damaged tyres
** Please note -: we do not
sell tyres **

Contact Mick Hutton:
mobile - 0408 841 447
Tyre Repair Demonstrations also available
  Why you need a demo.....


Email -: admin@lenbeadell.com.au
Order directly from the Beadell family;
part proceeds go towards Len's Plaque Restoration Project.
Len Beadell reading book signing Brisbane 1989
For information on Len Beadell's books, Talking Books, the famous "Shepparton Talk" CD, the popular DVD and how to order, go to the website above or Facebook Len Beadell - Facebook and Instagram.
'The Shepparton Talk with Pictures' is now available via the Len Beadell Publications website. Set to pictures by Connie, the DVD features scores of family photos running alongside the Shepparton Talk.
Immerse yourself in Len's story!

Also, a special commemorative edition of "Outback Highways" has been printed for Len's 100th. To order, click here -: Len Beadell Publications (off site)



Connie Beadell & Mick Hutton, July 2023 BEADELL TOURS - Connie Sue Beadell & Mick Hutton
35 Watsons Creek-Tilmunda Road,
Watsons Creek, NSW, 2355
Home : 02 6764 0199
Mobile : 0408 841 447
Email :   Beadell Tours
ABN : 40 947 959 130


Please note - information and most images on this website are subject to copyright by Beadell Tours
(unless otherwise stated).
Other images of Len, Scotty & Doug by the Beadell, Boord and Stoneham families respectively.


New Additions - links

March 2024
* Memorials to Bob Lasseter and David Hewitt




December 2023
* 2024 tour, now with dates




October 2023
* Summary of 2023 July tour
* Connie's Desert Updates - 2021 & 2023




March/April 2023
* Len Beadell's Centenary Gallery (off site)




January 2022
* Things to do While not Touring for a Living....
* Gunbarrel Road Construction Party members (off site)




November 2021
* Planning a Desert Trip
* Beadell Tours Daily Routine
* An Interesting 24 hours - escaping a spinifex fire
* Where are the Real Roads
* Driving Problems in the Outback
* UPDATED 2021 - Driving Tips for the Western Deserts
* Land Rover 130 Suspension Results over 12 Years
* Basic Types of Camper Trailer
* Off Track Tyre Comparison
* August 2021 - Vale Carolyn Shoemaker
* Rural Fire Brigade - Canvas Blower covers &
Chainsaw bags for sale