adventure route that goes through the heart of the
nation, the Explorers Highway follows the trail of
legendary explorer John McDouall Stuart - the first
European to travel overland from the south of the
country to the north.
Travel north from Adelaide to Port Augusta, the
gateway to the arid and mysterious Nullarbor plains.
Then, as you head toward the Northern Territory, be
sure to stop in at the remote and fascinating opal
town, Coober Pedy.
Crossing the border from South Australia into the
Territory, you get a chance to make amazing side
trips to some of the country's most iconic
locations. You can see the ochre red domes of Kata
Tjuta, the magnificent splendour of Uluru, and the
rock formations and palm-covered watering holes of
Before heading on to the frontier gold mining
settlement at Tennant Creek, it's essential to make
a stop at the town that defines our notions of the
lonely, romantic Australian outback - Alice Springs.
Then, as you reach the country's top end, you can
take in the natural majesty of the hot springs and
rainforests in Katherine, before finishing your
journey at the northern capital of Darwin, which is
perhaps Australia's most multicultural city.