Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Amanda Kendle.

Driving for hours and hours past not very much is not everyone’s idea of fun, but I love it. That’s lucky since I live in Australia, where many places are only reached via long and lonely highways, and we hold the record for the longest stretch of perfectly straight road in the world.

A few hours’ drive from Adelaide, in South Australia, you come across the Flinders Range National Park. It’s a combination of desert and low mountains with some incredible natural formations like Wilpena Pound thrown in.

The region’s not exactly overrun with other travelers but just the same, one of my favourite parts was out in the middle of nowhere, somewhere between Quorn and Hawker, pulling our camper up on the side of the road and staring out across the scrubby desert without another human in sight. Quite a few dead trees for company, though.

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