Stories from the Outback

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What pulls you back to the Outback?

What pulls you back to the Outback? Cameraman, editor, film producer, director…there’s not much Andrew Kennedy hasn’t done in his remarkable 40-year career in Adelaide’s film and television industry.…

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A Lifetime of Outback Adventures

A Lifetime of Outback Adventures Steve Brown first fell in love with The Outback Loop as a small kid. He and his two siblings piled into the back of…

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The ever-changing beauty of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Located right in the middle of The Outback Loop is Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre — Australia’s biggest lake and the world’s thirteenth largest when full to the brim. The usually…

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Swimming in the Outback

The Outback Loop is a fairly harsh place with not many opportunities to don the bathers and dip a toe…after all, it is a desert region. However, there are…

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The stars come out to shine in Arkaroola

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is perhaps best known for its location in the spectacularly rugged northern Flinders Ranges and a ridgetop tour that leaves visitors with goosebumps from its breathtaking…

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Where’s Waddi?

For something a little bit different and just off The Outback Loop, there is something of interest to anyone with botanical bent. A copse of rare and ancient Waddi…

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And honestly, you lie back on your camp chair and look up and you can see satellites going across, shooting stars, and the Milky Way is milky. It’s absolutely breathtaking, it really is breathtaking. And I never get sick of that. I never tire of that one little bit. Because there’s no radiant light from the ground, there’s no buildings and lights anywhere, so it’s just fantastic.
Steve Brown, Adelaide