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Throw your timetable out the window of your four-wheel drive and hit giant red sandy dunes, grind your way over rock outcrops and let your ‘rig’ churn across miles and miles of flat channel country - or just cruise around outside the towns and have a chat to a local cow cocky while he’s stopped by his gate.

Head deep into the ancient landscape of remote national parks and take the time to connect with the pure magic of the landscape. You could find yourself surrounded by the honey-coloured sandstone cliffs of Porcupine Gorge or staring at lilies suspended in the crystalline water of a billabong in Boodjamulla National Park as you glide past in your canoe.

Step out of your vehicle and into the reality of life on the land with a station stay. Rope steers by day and camp under the stars by night, drink billy tea and warm your hands by the campfire after an honest day’s work.

If you are more into prehistory than present-day reality, you can hit Australia’s Dinosaur Trail. The triangle between the three points of the towns of Richmond, Hughenden and Winton is so blessed with dinosaur bones they’re discovering more all the time.

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