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Cameron Corner store - unwelcomed 
A couple of years ago I posted a story on here about my trip up the Oodnadatta on an XR400 . Since then I moved up and got a bigger bike and done a few …

Travelling with Camels 
HOW FAR CAN YOU GO IN A DAY? When Bob Sargeant and his partner Dawn Wiles became fed up with the craziness of modern day living away back in 1987, they …

Tribute to Tragedy on the Cooper Lake Eyre 
We are seven tourists who were at Cooper Creek the day the ABC helicopter went down and have written a blog about our travels through the outback and …

Kakadu..unplanned highlight of Oz 
We went on an organized Kakadu tour, camping for 3 nights, that we accidently signed up for, thinking it was a different tour. We aren't campers! My …

Northern Territory During the Wet Season – Well Worth It!! 
We recently returned from a trip around the Northern Territory and I thought I would share my story as we were there at the end of the wet season, but …

Oodnadatta Track Solo on XR400r 
Outback SA, June 2009 My 1570 km gravel surf on a 1998 XR400 (gearing 15/42, 14.4 lt tank, saddle bags and a tunnel bag + 5 lt spare fuel on board) …

Down South in WA 
This are the lillies down south in Western Australia where the caves are! I think it's around Dunsborough. There are thousands everywhere, yet they pay …

Kings Canyon to Alice via Mereenie Loop 
Hello, just thought I'd share our trip report on the Mereenie Loop Road from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs for other travellers. Firstly there …

Corrugations - The things they do to you. 
A couple of hints for "first time" visitors to some of our country roads. Corrugations are the invention of a particularly fiendish devil and here are …

Stranded in Old Andado 
Another story about Central Australia in 1986... We left Alice Springs for Oodnadatta without a worry. After a fairly long drive our bus got stuck in …

Longest drive out of the Chambers Pillar 
Well, this is all shameful story. However, I want to share with visitors of this website, especially with people new to 4WD vehicle and unsealed road. …

The Outback of Iran 
Hi, I am Iman. I live in Iran and I love to travel to outback areas. I send some of my pictures from outback areas in Iran for you. This place …

Working in the Tanami 
I once worked as a field assistant in the Killi Killi hills B, not too far from Giles weather station run by a young couple those years. We were doing …

The lush side of the Outback 
I visited Darwin over a year ago and spent 4 fabulous days traveling in a loop from Darwin through Kakadu including serene Yellow Water, through Katherine …

Similar resources for coastal Australia? 
I love the idea of this site, it's well laid out and the whole concept is... nothing short of beautiful and what society and, more particular, Australia …

A little about our place, Kilcowera Station, a working cattle place and also Farm Stay 
Life on Kilcowera Station, SW Queensland We have owned and cared for Kilcowera (49,210 ha) since 1980. In that time we have raised our 2 girls, teaching …

Night driving in the outback 
We had to drive on several days some hours at night to match our travel schedule. The locals usually drive in the middle of the street to prevent accidents …

Oodnadatta Track Report 
We drove the Oodnadatta Track in the end of June 2008 and the track was in a very good condition. We met at least 20 other 4wds and an older couple with …

Surfing the Todd River at Alice Springs 
I've lived in the Territory most of my life, so I get to look out my window and see the MacDonnell Ranges every day. After 50 years, I'm still awe struck …

What a great Site!! 
I grew up in the Northern Territory and now live in Far North Queensland. I came across your site by chance and I must say what a great site this is. Your …

Night driving in the outback 
I have just come back from my big outback trip for 14 days (well, I call it big as we managed to see QLD, NT and WA in 2 weeks!!) and wanted to share my …

Kings Canyon hike 
I would strongly recommend going to the outback esp N.T. to visit Kings Canyon and try do the 6 km hike early morning. We started off at 5:30 am and there …

There's nowhere like Umbrawarra Gorge 
About eighteen months ago I was chatting to a very experienced bush walker, the owner of a specialist camping and trekking shop in Darwin. I was telling …

Coober Pedy is a MUST... on my list of things to do! 
My first glimpse of Coober Pedy and first experience of the Outback was watching what has now become a cult movie - the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen …

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Travelling Outback Australia with camels and gypsy caravans 
In August 1972 I was living and working in Cairns North Queensland and I decided that I wanted to see Australia. I had had enough of working for a weekly …

My Australian Outback Experience - Timelessness 
In 1994, I spent about 10 days on Aboriginal land. A group of about 20 of us flew from Sydney into Alice Springs . There we spent the night, stocked …

The passing tribute 
(Has appeared in Top Tourist Caravan Parks Newsletter -Feb 2012) It was the first evening on our first ever visit to the town of Broken Hill while on …

Warwick and Stanthorpe 
If you get the opportunity for a weekend away from Brisbane, and want to get in some high altitude fun, no I didn't say high octane fun, I said high altitude …

Mt. Tamborine 
Hidden away from the dazzled eyes of the Tourists to the Gold Coast and just a few miles inland is the hinterland district. It is quite natural when one …

Over the Border Ranges (Where's Roger) 
When the early settlers came north overland they began to find something truly wonderful, the Australian coastal hinterlands. I can imagine that the usual …

One man, a four wheel drive and ten thousand kilometres of dusty tracks and dirt roads... 
Back in 2009 Dutch travel photographer Thijs Heslenfeld contacted me to let me know that his latest photo book is due out soon. Hot - Life in the …

Outback Safety: Teaching Kids Not to Get Lost 
Obviously when you go camping your kids are not in their familiar surroundings and many will be curious and want to investigate. So what important things …

Is the Outback Moving to Sydney? 
What goes through your mind when you wake up in the morning and see a thick orange cloth hanging outside the window of your bedroom? First you pinch …

My Trip through the Outback 
Over Easter of 1995 I did a 8 day camping tour from Darwin to Alice Springs. I was there on University exchange and this was part of my holidays. I did …

Cape York 2008 
A mate of mine and I went to the tip and I found it to be a land of vast changes. Tropical Forests on the Coast and any where else was dry and parched, …

The best months of my life! I want more Outback! 
I loved the Outback most of all the places I have seen. The red dust, the friendly people, the beautiful views (from the gorges to the endless views of …

A little bit of "Old Spain" in Western Australia. 
An Aussie adventurers trip to New Norcia. Date Line: 5 am Oct 28th 2007 Here we are (Chris Ryan & my lovely assistant Jo, Jo) about to set off on our …

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