The harsh Australian interior is covered by inhospitable desert whose stark, red hues, contrast dramatically with the bright blues of the sky at midday, when the temperatures raise up to 50 degrees of Celsius at their highest. It is the heat, and sheer vastness of the Outback what gives Australia much of its character.
The Outback, also known as ‘back of beyond’ and ‘never-never land’ refers to most of central Australia. It is a dry region, and its cloudless skies provide a brilliant backdrop for the earth`s ochre colours. Kangaroos, emus and the world`s only wild camels are common sights. The ‘Aussie’ Outback is also the last area where Australian Aboriginals sustain their ancient ways and where undergrounds preserve their immense wealth – gold, silver, and opals.