Adventures in the Australian Outback. This short holiday during the Christmas break was both fascinating as well as being full of exciting adventures.
We began our trip by driving west, visiting the silver city of Broken Hill before crossing the border into South Australia. After a quick visit to the historic train town of Peterborough, we drove to the legendary Flinders Ranges. We spent a few days day exploring this beautiful National Park and its sister National Park - the Gammon Ranges.
Heading east, we encountered the first of our truly remote areas, with no towns for hundreds of kilometres. Heavy rains a few days prior made some of the roads hard going, with deep mud to negotiate. Our trusty 4WD got us through, although not without some moments of panic!
Crossing the Strzelecki desert took us to Cameron corner - where the NSW, SA and QLD borders meet. Back in NSW, we visited the remote Sturt National Park, stayed underground in the White Cliffs motel and explored the World Heritage Lake Mungo.
All too soon, the adventure was coming to an end, so to round it off, a last minute dash to the Victorian Alps, home of the legendary Man from Snowy River, was the perfect way to finish a wonderful week of exploring out of the way places.