The Outback Travel Guide

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A vast mass of the earth's surface—almost half the area of the United States—dating back millions of years, Western Australia and the Northern Territory combine to offer some of Australia's most fascinating and iconic natural attractions. Weathered down over the millennia, the region presents no snow-capped mountains. Instead, it offers deeply carved rock canyons, rock formations that leap up from surrounding plains, giant hardwood forests, tropical wetlands, deserts with unending horizons, mile upon mile of untrammeled white-sand beaches, and crystal-clear marine parks.

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