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Flinders Highway
South Australia
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
 
  • Birdseye Highway (B91)
  • Tod Highway (B90)
Southeast end Lincoln Highway (B100), Port Lincoln
Location(s)
Major settlements Smoky Bay, Streaky Bay, Port Kenny, Elliston
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in South Australia

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), 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.

Localities

Stobie poles beside Flinders Highway
Stobie poles beside the Flinders Highway

Major junctions

LGA Location km mi Destinations 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 Highway – Lock 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.
Port Lincoln 396 246 Lincoln Highway Southern terminus of Flinders Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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