It's one of the most remote towns in the world – yet travellers to Birdsville are discovering there's a whole new shine to the Queensland outback icon.
A family road trip through Outback Queensland and South Australia attracts some unwanted company, writes Mark Daffey.
It might be like "like schoolies for the over 50s", but for many Aussies, visiting this event is a bucket list item.
Crossing the world's largest sand dune desert should be on your bucket list. But it's not easy.
Bruce Elder joins a group of enthusiastic travellers aboard a Dash 8 for a tour of northern Australia's A-list attractions.
Famous isolated outback township which is little more than a pub and few houses.
It is hard to imagine any place in Australia which evokes quite the sense of loneliness and isolation as that of Birdsville, the tiny settlement at the northern end of the notorious and dangerous Birdsville track. The poet Douglas Stewart seemed to sum it up when he wrote that it 'has shrunk / Between two deserts / On a ridge in the sun'.
Ainslie MacGibbon sets out with bravado and a shovel on a slow desert crossing.
From Tasmania to the Top End, Paul Myers finds remote destinations that deliver adventure with style.