The Birdsville Track is the most iconic dirt road in Australia,its reputation as a heavily corrugated rig wrecker deterred most travellers, the track is now far more accessible.
Some even choose to take their caravans along the 517km route, which runs from the tiny South Australian town of Marree to Birdsville in Queensland. Now days the road is considered a ‘highway’ by some 4Wders, but this is still remote, desolate country and should be treated with respect. Road conditions should always be checked before setting off. Anyone taking it on should also ensure their vehicle is in good condition and that they carry adequate supplies of water, food, fuel and spare parts.