They travelled to the back of Bourke to research a book, only to discover that fact is indeed stranger than fiction.
Opal miners, rags to riches glory, and a precious set of teeth - you get more than you bargain for on an outback pub crawl.
Cheaper flights and a swag of new tour resorts and hotel makeovers are helping lure travellers back to central Australia, writes Lee Atkinson.
At the intersection of three states, Briar Jensen finds the landscape is both lush and barren, bewildering and beautiful.
YEE HAW! This city slicker is so not dressed for a night at the rodeo.
Lance Richardson surveys the otherworldly landscape and deep history of Lake Mungo.
Penny Watson buckles up for a bird's-eye view of the outback during a tour in a small plane.
Daniel Scott surveys the state's best houseboating holidays.