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  • On the Finke desert track en route to Alice Springs

    The Dead Centre of the Red Centre

    There’s the so-called Red Centre of Australia – which includes Uluru. And then there’s the Dead Centre. We shot down the aptly-named Gun Barrel Highway to pay it a visit. […]

     
     
  • Monoliths, Mountains and Mighty Canyons.

    Monoliths, Mountains and Mighty Canyons.

    Uluru stands 350 metres above ground and sits up to six miles below. It is spectacular, but on this continent of extreme nature it is not alone in its grandeur, […]

     
     
  • The warning obelisk at Robe

    Blustery Days and the Kindness of Strangers

    You were totally crazy to travel in the summer heat, go in the winter – it’s much better. So they said, as we hit hail storms, gales and freezing temperatures. […]

     
     
  • Outback Tracks

    Outback Tracks

    Modern technology has given us electric cars and rockets to Mars, but you still can’t beat driving a classic old outback track across Australia, in a quarter century old 4WD! […]

     
     
  • The Big Detour

    The Big Detour

    We were on our way to Lake Eyre. We weren’t even planning to go there, but just a six word message started  a 3,000km detour. The joy of unplanned vagabonding! […]

     
     
  • John Longstaff's painting of the arrival of the two men at the Dig Tree

    The Long March to Failure

    Robert Burke and John Wills’ ambitious expedition to map Australia from the south to north coasts in 1840 is a classic saga of bad planning, worse leadership and fatal consequences. […]

     
     
 
 
 

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