The Australian outback is a wonderful place and depending on whom you talk to it will depend on where it starts. Just recently I was granted two weeks off so the decision was made to head west and to tick several iconic locations off our never ending bucket list. A plan was set with an outback loop from the east coast to Bourke, up the Dowling track to Thargaminda, west to Innaminka, down the old Strezlecki Track to Merty Merty, head east through Cameron Corner to Tibboburra down past Packsaddle across to the Darling then up to Bourke for the return drive home. Sounds like a huge trip; but on paper it would be an epic 4500km round trip taking just 2 weeks visiting a host of iconic and historical landmarks.
The last day on dirt saw us head just 50km north into Bourke where we started 2 weeks ago on our epic adventure. With several more iconic destinations ticked off our list, remote camps and the urge to go again; we realised again that the outback isn’t that far away at anytime.