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Quintessential National Adventure – the Reef, The Rock and the West.


Travel from Winton, Queensland to Laverton, Western Australia which is 2800 kilometres (1700 kilometres of dirt road). There is a maximum of 260 kilometres between food, fuel and sleep stops.

Be captivated by ancient landscapes, dig for fossils, sing Waltzing Matilda, see the mysterious Min Min lights, fossick for your own dazzling gems, relish the majestic red centre with the events, the iconic places, the heritage and the rich indigenous cultural artwork, immerse yourself in the wildlife, enjoy the wildflowers in natures playground, celebrate courageous explorers, connect to famous four wheel drive tracks and do the world’s longest geocache trail and find your own treasures!

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