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Stories and Tips Outback

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The Real Australia

Written by Nicki G on 29 Nov, 2004

After travelling around the coast of Australia for eight months, it came time for me to explore the Outback. I arrived in Cairns and decided that, instead of a plane trip to Uluru, I would take this opportunity to cross the centre of Australia on…Read More

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Follow the Old Ghan Railway

Written by rodeime on 24 Aug, 2003

One of the most notable features of the Oodna' Track is that it follows the path of the old Ghan Railway, making the journey one of continual discovery as you explore the old rail sidings, ruins and townships that once thrived on the railway but…Read More

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Mataranka and Elsey N.P.

Written by Koentje3000 on 09 Feb, 2006

Mataranka is a small town with 400 inhabitants, located right on the Stuart Highway, around 100km south of Katherine and 400km south of Darwin. 10km south of Mataranka, the unpaved Roper Highway heads eastwards to the Roper Bar petrol station and the aboriginal settlement of…Read More

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Tennant Creek

Written by Koentje3000 on 09 Feb, 2006

Tennant Creek is considered a huge city in the Northern Territory outback. At least 3000 people live here. The town was settled as a telegraph station on the old Darwin-Adelaide line. After that, gold was found in the area and the town boomed. You can still visit…Read More

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Famous Outback Pubs

Written by Koentje3000 on 09 Feb, 2006

An obligatory stop on the Stuart Highway, connecting Adelaide to Darwin, is the tiny village of Daly Waters, population 20. It lies halfway between Tennant Creek and Katherine, both at around 300km, near the crossing of the Stuart Highway with the Carpentaria Highway going east…Read More

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