The Canning Stock Route is one of the toughest and most remote tracks in the world. It runs from Halls Creek in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to Wiluna in the mid-west region. With a total distance of around 1,850 km (1,150 mi) it is the longest historic stock route in the world.

The Canning Stock Route is one of the toughest and most remote tracks in the…

Aussie deserts: Our outback scenes - Australian Geographic..coolibahs, Sturt Creek Tanami Desert

Smooth-barked coolibahs in an ephemeral lake are caused by floodwater from Sturt Creek draining into Lake Gregory. Tanami Desert on the Canning Stock Route WA

The five largest deserts in Australia include the Great Victoria Desert: 424,400 km2, Great Sandy Desert: 284,993 km2, Tanami Desert: 184,500 km2, Simpson Desert: 176,500 km2, and the Gibson Desert: 156,000 km2.

The five largest deserts in Australia include the Great Victoria Desert: Great Sandy Desert: Tanami Desert: Simpson Desert: and the Gibson Desert:

The skies of Balgo Hills, Australia. Photo by Brad Warburton.

The skies of Balgo Hills, Australia. Photo by Brad Warburton.

Tanami - Road from Hell

The Tanami Track is one of Australia's infamous roads cutting across the Tanami Desert linking Central Australia with the Kimberley Region.

Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) - by Kimbomac : Today we took a quick flight in a helicopter so that we could view the famous beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungles.  These domes are caused by erosion of a sandstone mesa by the heavy winds and sand that blows in from the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert nearby.  The whole area has been designated as a World Heritage sight since nothing like this exists elsewhere in the world. The orange and black bands ...

Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) - by Kimbomac : famous beehive-shaped domes caused by erosion of a sandstone mesa by the heavy winds and sand that blows in from the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert.

Title:  Granite (Paddy Paddy’s country, Tanami Desert, Australia)  Artist:  Gretta Louw

Title: Granite (Paddy Paddy’s country, Tanami Desert, Australia) Artist: Gretta Louw

Lake Gregory, Tanami Desert

Lake Gregory is an inland drainage lake situated in north-eastern Western Australia between the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert.

Julien Menier | Tanami desert, NT

Julien Menier | Tanami desert, NT

Another incredible sunset - Photographed between remote communities of Balgo and Mulan. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Tanami Desert in the East Kimberley, Western Australia.

Another incredible sunset - Photographed between remote communities of Balgo and Mulan. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Tanami Desert in the East Kimberley, Western Australia.

I’m sitting here in the “Balgo Hilton” waiting for someone to come back from where I’ve just been. We most likely passed each other on the road sometime yesterday as I struggled up the 530 kilometres of the torture that is known as the Tanami Track from Yuendumu up here to Wirrimanu – formerly known as Balgo. When I got here and asked after him they told me he’d gone to Yuendumu earlier that day and was expected back here tonight.

I’m sitting here in the “Balgo Hilton” waiting for someone to come back from where I’ve just been. We most likely passed each other on the road sometime yesterday as I struggled up the 530 kilometres of the torture that is known as the Tanami Track from Yuendumu up here to Wirrimanu – formerly known as Balgo. When I got here and asked after him they told me he’d gone to Yuendumu earlier that day and was expected back here tonight.

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