Flinders Highway, South Australia

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Flinders Highway
South Australia
Highway sign, Ceduna, 2017 (01).jpg
Highway sign, Ceduna
General information
Type Highway
Length 410 km (255 mi)
Route number(s) B100
Former
route number
Alternate National Route 1
Major junctions
Northwest end Eyre Highway (National Highway A1), Ceduna
 
Southeast end Lincoln Highway (B100), Port Lincoln
Location(s)
Major settlements Smoky Bay, Streaky Bay, Port Kenny, Elliston
Highway system

Flinders Highway connects the South Australian towns of Ceduna and Port Lincoln, a distance of 410 kilometres. The highway was formerly designated as National Route Alternate 1 and currently signed as B100. Route B100, formerly National Route Alternate 1 (from 1978 to 1999),[1] consisting of the Flinders Highway and Lincoln Highway, presents an alternative but somewhat longer coastal route between Port Augusta and Ceduna, compared to the more direct Eyre Highway.[2]

Route description[edit]

The Flinders Highway runs parallel to the western coast of the Eyre Peninsula through undulating farmland. It is named after the explorer Matthew Flinders who sighted these coasts in early 1802 from HMS Investigator. Only small settlements lie along its track. Of these, Coffin Bay is a centre for oyster farming, Elliston is renowned for swimming beaches and fishing and Ceduna is the main town on the far west coast of South Australia supporting government offices and businesses.[2]

Localities[edit]

Stobie poles beside the Flinders Highway

Major junctions[edit]

LGA[3] Location[4] km[5] mi Destinations[3] Notes
Ceduna Ceduna 0 0.0 Eyre Highway 6 km east of Ceduna Northern terminus of Flinders Highway
Streaky Bay Streaky Bay 96 60 Streaky Bay Road – 8km northeast of Streaky Bay, east to Poochera
Elliston Elliston 231 144 Birdseye HighwayLock 2km southeast of township
Lower Eyre Peninsula Wangary 366 227 Coffin Bay Road – Coffin Bay 12km east of Wangary township
Pearlah 374 232 Tod Highway
Hawson 386 240 Western Approach Road Flinders Highway continues direct to Port Lincoln; B100 routed by Western Approach Road bypass to the south.[3]
Port Lincoln 396 246 Lincoln Highway Southern terminus of Flinders Highway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALTERNATIVE NATIONAL ROUTE 1". OzRoads. Retrieved 10 December 2016. [self-published source]
  2. ^ a b Adelaide to Perth via Eyre, Lincoln, Flinders, Eyre and Great Eastern Hwys (Map). Royal Automobile Association. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c A.J. Millazzo, Delegate of the Commissioner of Highways (28 February 2011). "Naming of State Rural Roads - Eyre Peninsula" (PDF). Government of South Australia. Rack Plan 997. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Property Location Browser". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Google (1 October 2014). "Flinders Highway driving directions" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal