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November 2021 UPDATE -: No real news on the tour front for 2022. We will keep an eye on Covid lockdowns and restrictions and try and make a decision sometime in the new year. If we can safely get into South Australia then we will probably set tours once again that do not cross borders. If WA looks likely to be open then we will think about resetting the 2020 tours, albeit with some hefty exclusions. We apologise for the uncertainty!

Please see below for links
to our new articles

Stay safe, everyone


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.
Tyre Repair DemoConnie's Caramel Cake
Mick's tyre repair demonstration         Connie's Caramel Cake
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 prefer that order forms
& deposits are returned to us by the end of
January to allow time for bookings & permits **

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
Contact Mick Hutton:
mobile - 0408 841 447
Please note - the service is only available for the months of October through to April.
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.
NEW -: '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!



Connie Beadell & Mick Hutton 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

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