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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Junction ... Cameron Corner.

Life beyond the wire

At the intersection of three states, Briar Jensen finds the landscape is both lush and barren, bewildering and beautiful.

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Sands of time ... the pinnacles of Lake Mungo's Walls of China.

A Mars landing

Lance Richardson surveys the otherworldly landscape and deep history of Lake Mungo.

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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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