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Stuart Highway

The paved Stuart Highway cuts through the Outback from Australia's southern to northern coasts. It is 2,800 kilometers (1700 miles) in length. Unfortunately, Road Trains (trucks pulling three long trailers) plow down the highway at a fast clip, as if they owned the roadway. Experienced outbacker drivers give them leeway.

Alice Springs

The oasis town of Alice Springs is almost at the Stuart Highway's midpoint. Many travelers use it as a base for exploring the nearby Ayers Rock (Uluru), Kings Canyon (Watarrka), and the Olgas (Kata Tjuta).  Each is a Hillman Wonders medalist. Click the links below to read my web pages on them.

Ayers Rock / Uluru
Kings Canyon
The Olgas / Kata Tjura


Major commercial pursuits include mining and ranching. Cattle stations tend to be large - one occupies over 30,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles).

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