Uluru.

Outback with a vengeance

Cheaper flights and a swag of new tour resorts and hotel makeovers are helping lure travellers back to central Australia, writes Lee Atkinson.

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Superpit Kalgoorlie mine truck

The pits, and we love it

The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action, writes Sue Williams.

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Fly-past ... the Darling River in flood.

Air and water

Penny Watson buckles up for a bird's-eye view of the outback during a tour in a small plane.

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Heaven and high water

Lee Atkinson manages to stay one step ahead of the floodwaters on a road trip through outback NSW.

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