Before you go on a trip to Australia, you might be fantasizing about what the places looks like in reality. If you study a map of the country, you will soon discover that most of the country looks like desert. And the reality is the same. Even so, few tourists visit these areas. Instead, most of them go to the coast. There are probably some who get disappointed when arriving, realizing that many cities in Australia are like any other big city in the world. But you might dream of experiencing something else, like the hot deserts of the Northern Territory. You want to sit around a campsite fire, together with Australia’s indigenous people, listening to stories all night long. And perhaps discover some long hiking trails were you barely meet a single person.
Just remember that Australia is large, almost gigantic. Those hot deserts you dreamed of are waiting to be discovered. But it requires time and patience to get there. And one of those different areas you seek can be found around Tennant Creek, in the country’s centre. Tennant Creek is the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory and has over 3,000 inhabitants. In other words, the state is sparsely populated. The country stretches far, and the roads are often dead-straight, without the slightest bend. Located between Katherine and Alice Springs, the town is usually a resting place for long distance travellers travelling along the remote Stuart Highway.