|Map of central Australia with Sandover Highway highlighted in red|
|Length||561 km (349 mi)|
|Route number(s)||State Route 14|
|Southwest end||Plenty Highway|
|Northeast end||Lake Nash,
|Facilities||Arlparra, Ammaroo Station|
At its western end the road branches north from the Plenty Highway 27 km east of the Stuart Highway. Its total length is 561 kilometres and it passes through semi-arid spinifex deserts and blacksoil Mitchell grass plains. The designated highway finishes near Lake Nash, just east of Alpurrurulam, on the Northern Territory/Queensland border, but the track continues into Queensland for 55 km where it joins a track north to Camooweal.
Although the first part of track can be negotiated by conventional vehicles, use of a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended after Ammaroo. Each year the wet season floods the eastern end of the Sandover Highway and Alpurrurulam/Lash Nash becomes completely inaccessible. Not even a four-wheel drive vehicle will be able to get through the flooded black soil plains. Flooding can also occur after brief but heavy thunderstorms during the dry season. Tourists are advised to use alternative main routes.
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