South Australia is the driest state in Australia. This becomes quite apparent once you ^ leave behind the parklands of Adelaide and head into the interior. The Outback is as
< harsh as it is beautiful. Much of it consists of stony desert, salt pans, and sand hills,
h roamed by kangaroos, emus, dingoes, and wild goats. After spring rains, though, the area
^ can burst alive with wildflowers.
x It was always difficult to travel through these parts, and even today only four main э routes traverse it. One of them, the Birdsville Track, is famed in Outback history as the
2 trail along which stockmen once drove their herds of cattle south from Queensland.
Another, the Strzelecki Track, runs through remote sand-dune country to Innaminka 2 and on to Coopers Creek...Read More