Cruising on the ship of the desert

For many people camels are associated with the Sahara Desert, or they conjure up the image of Lawrence of Arabia being bounced over hot sands on his trusty beast. However, it’s a little known fact that Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world. Although the camel is not native to Australia, camels were considered the best form of transport across the wide Australian deserts, so were imported in the 1800s to help develop the country. Beltana Station is run by Russell and Ros Osborne, both of whom have a fascination for camels. They have spent a number of years researching camels and studying their behavioural patterns, feeding habits, temperament and the best ways to handle them. . . . → Read More: Cruising on the ship of the desert

Pichi Richi Railway

As the train navigates its way up the steep, curving gradients you can feel the locomotive working hard at near maximum power . . . → Read More: Pichi Richi Railway

South Australia’s Flinders Ranges

The story of the Flinders Ranges began 800 million years ago when natural forces stretched and thinned the earth’s crust, creating a deep hollow . . . → Read More: South Australia’s Flinders Ranges