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Australian Outback pictures tell you more than words about the diverse scenery and the spellbinding beauty of the vast Australian inland.
I know, some people think the Outback is a desolate place that has not much to offer for photographers. How wrong they are! The Australian continent is a land of contrasts and amazing colours. No wonder the stunning landscapes of the Australian Outback attract photographers and painters alike.

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Silver City Highway in Outback New South Wales

Especially early mornings and in the late afternoon the landscapes glow in all shades of red and orange. Any Outback scenery, set against a deep blue sky, dotted with fluffy white clouds, invites you to take amazing pictures of Australia.

Believe me that there's more than red sand in the Outback. You'll be surprised!

Now let me introduce you to the most stunning areas in northern South Australia. Find links to even more photos & detailed information about these places at the end of this picture gallery.

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Arkaroola Wildlife Sanctuary

Rugged mountains and deep gorges abound throughout Arkaroola in the northern Flinders Ranges. Hiking trails and 4WD track invite photographers to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

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Parachilna Gorge

Driving into Parachilna gorge is a special experience. Located in the Flinders Ranges west of Blinman this beautiful gorge shouldn't be missed when you are in that region.

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View towards Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges

The rugged Flinders Ranges stretch over 400 km from Spencer Gulf to the northeast and to the edge of the real Outback.

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Oodnadatta Track is my all-time favourite Outback route

The most historic track in the Outback follows the Old Telegraph Line and the abandoned Ghan railway. Ruins of railway sidings, mound springs, access to Lake Eyre and many more features invite for lots of pictures.

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Lake Harry ruin at the Birdsville Track

The Birdsville Track is surrounded by deserts, but bores from the artesian basin provide water for several cattle stations along the track. Abandoned ruins, the wide crossing of Cooper Creek, sand dunes and water channels, the opportunities to take great pictures are endless.

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Lake Gairdner north of Mt. Ive station in the Gawler Ranges

Glistening salt lakes contrast with red soil and the blue sky, the best combination for excellent photos.

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Poached egg daisies

Wherever you drive in the remote Outback regions, you'll be surprised to see flowers growing along the tracks when the area had some rain.

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Lizard basking in the sun

Of course you will see some of the cute Australian animals while driving through the Outback. However, don't expect koalas there :)!

Australian Outback Pictures by Terry Ewerson

Terry loves to travel Australia on back roads, and of course, he takes a camera when he goes bush. He has also interesting stories to tell about his travels.

I am glad Terry shared a few of his beautiful pictures of Australia with the Outback Guide readers.
He also sent in his biography, click here to check it out.

Thank you for your contributions, Terry.

Find more stunning Australian Outback pictures on the following pages

Outback Pictures submitted by readers

Cunnamulla Riverside 
We're about to pack up the 4WD and head to the Outback, to a small town called Cunnamulla on the Junction of the Adventure Way and Mitchell Highway. …

The Copper Hills Story  
I first visited my cousin Laurel and her husband Hugh at Copper Hills in 1970. I returned many times and understood how they became captivated by the outback. …

Dawn at the Arckaringa Hills (Painted Desert) 
Early last month I headed off solo on a three week "rellie run" from Alice Springs, first overnight stop, Cadney Park Homestead on the Stuart Highway. …

All Over Oz 
Hi Rita, this is the link to my poem about my travels around Australia, All over OZ . Hope you like it.

The Flinders Ranges 
Hi Rita , I have recently returned from a journey to the Flinders Ranges, one of my favourite locations in Australia. To me the majestic mountains, ancient …

Pictures of Australia 
Creativity Along Port Wakefield Road While driving away from the Outback towards Crystal Brook, we bypassed Port Germein and witnessed this interesting …

Huts in the High Country - Wallace Hut 
Hi I'm Col Kirby. My wife and I love travelling both in Australia and overseas. We have covered much of Australia and never tire of the beauty and stark …

Great Outback Drive - Corner Country 
There are many classic outback drives and one of my favourites is the drive from Tibooburra to Innamincka run via Cameron Corner referred to for …

Cooper Creek 
Cooper Creek is synonymous with the outback and conjours up visions of the early explorers stumbling upon an oasis. There are many camping spots along …

Eringa Waterhole 
The Eringa Waterhole is located near the ruined homestead of the same name 188km north of Oodnadatta on the road to Finke. Although with no facilities …

The Painted Desert 
This unique landscape lies in the north of South Australia between Oodnadatta and Cadney. It is fast becoming a mecca for photographers, artists and …

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