Stuart Highway

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Lots of desert
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Free roaming camels
Named after the explorer John McDouall Stuart, the sealed highway starts at Port Augusta in the south and snakes its way northwards for 1227km to the Red Centre town of Alice Springs. It is also known as the "Explorer Highway".  On its journey it takes visitors through a range of landscapes including vast saltbush plains, dense stands of Mulga and the lunar-like Moon Plains landscape of Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital.  There are side trips to the rocket launching town of Woomera, the opal mining town of Andamooka and to Roxby Downs which has one of the world's biggest mines.

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