Where is it? In the Outback – the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks, and the Canning Stock Route

Remote road trips are sure to test your driving skills and take you through the kind of desert country that presented so many challenges to the early explorers. The least challenging for novice 4WDers is probably the Oodnadatta Track, which runs through the desert of northern South Australia and used to be the main route into the Northern Territory. An old stock route, the Birdsville Track is relatively easy, too, going from Maree in north-east South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland. Try those two first before you tackle the 1900km-long Canning Stock Route, which requires forward planning due to the scarcity of fuel and supplies en route. Permits are required for this trip, which begins in Halls Creek and ends in Wiluna, central WA.

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