Roadhouse, gallery and campground. Ilkurlka is a peaceful retreat proudly owned and operated by the Spinifex People, acting as an important stopover for East West travellers.
- Price:From $10 to $140
- Online Booking Link:https://www.spinifex.org.au/book-a-room
- Type:Aboriginal Owned & Operated,Camping Grounds
Built in 2003, Ilkurlka Roadhouse's main purpose is to serve the communities to the north and south during times of Aboriginal business and travel. Ilkurlka is the only roadhouse on the Anne Beadell Highway between Coober Pedy and Laverton. Therefore, it also serves as a vital stopover for travellers on the Anne Beadell Highway.
The studio is set on top of a sand dune with magnificant views over the desert, providing a magical sunset-viewing location. Structures at Ilkurlka include the roadhouse, arts studio, logistics shed and amenity structures. These are all architecturally designed ergonomically and functionally. Additionally, Ilkurlka is entirely solar powered.
Accomodation at Ilkurlka range from a campground with a shower, toilet and bbq area to a self-contained studio. The campsite area comprises of large drive-through powered sites with outdoor lighting near shower and toilets. The new studio accommodation is nestled on top of a sand dune and architecturally designed to harmonise with the surrounding desert.
The shed tank's structures and signage within Spinifex Lands provide a welcome to travellers, an initiative of the traditional owners.
Ilkurlka Roadhouse is situated in the Great Victoria Desert along the Anne Beadell Highway, approx 700 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie, within the Tjuntjuntjara Aboriginal community.