There is something special about being in the outback of Australia. The camels, the flora and the fauna topped off with the open-air make for a special kind of road trip. The road less travelled is the road worth taking and the Stuart Highway is definitely one of those roads.
There is one way to get to Darwin and that is on the Stuart Highway, the road is sealed but there isn’t much to see along the way. Below I have put together some points of interest to help stretch those legs and keep your camera warm.
Tropic Of Capricorn
A short 30 kilometres north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn marker. You can grab a photo in front of the sign and you can even camp here overnight for a maximum of 24 hours.
These gigantic boulders have become an internationally recognised symbol of Australia’s outback and are spectacular when the sunlight reflects off them. Some of these boulders are piled on top of each other and some look to be defying the law of gravity.
The best part is that you can camp here overnight, so you have every opportunity to see them at sunrise and sunset.
Daly Waters Pub
In what feels like the middle of nowhere stands a small town called Daly Waters. This quirky town is iconic and has a street filled with anything and everything. You can sit in a helicopter or visit the local crocodile, and once you have walked the wonderland street of Daly Waters you can then stop into the Daly Waters pub for some grub.
Inside you will…….well I won’t spoil all the surprises. You will have to wait and see for yourself.
If you have any other points of interest that you have been to please feel free to add them to the comments below. This helps other travellers on their travels too.
Kylie and Dan