Across the Continent: Melbourne, Vic to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld
Across the Continent is an epic self-drive touring adventure that shadows the route of two of Australia’s most famous explorers, Burke and Wills.
Using roads and tracks that don’t require special permits or permission from private landowners, this ebook takes a magnificent tour through central Victoria, visiting interesting little towns as well as Terrick Terrick National Park and some fantastic sites along the Murray River.
The route continues to explore the outback of NSW – Balranald on the Murrumbidgee River, Menindee on the Darling River and the Corner Country in the northwest corner of the state. It crosses the world famous wild dog fence into Queensland and takes a circuitous path to the Dig Tree and Innamincka in outback South Australia.
From Innamincka, and the lazy Cooper Creek, Across the Continent touches on the Simpson Desert at Birdsville and tracks through Bedourie and Boulia where the min min light is a fanciful attraction. Back roads take travellers to Cloncurry, then further north through tropical savannah country to where Burke and Wills had their northernmost camp near Normanton. The journey ends at Karumba, and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
- Mungo National Park, outback NSW
- Mutawintji National Park, outback NSW
- Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park, outback South Australia
Vehicle: Melbourne to Tibooburra, suitable for 2WD; Tibooburra to Cloncurry, high clearance 4WD recommended; Cloncurry to Karumba, suitable for 2WD. Gravel roads, dry weather access only.
Accommodation: From hotels to campgrounds in main centres; great bush camping opportunities at several locations.
Available from Apple iBookstore
For iPad only. Requires free iBooks app from iTunes store.