“We Set up Camp under the Light of the Milky Way”

Meekatharra was the last slice of civilisation before we embarked upon the 400km red earth road to Western Australia’s highest peak, Mt Augustus.

We drove the winding pathways through a land that has been unchanged for millions of years, avoiding the mobs of kangaroos that populate the area.

We set up camp under the light of the Milky Way. When we rose with the sun, we were blessed with a timeless scene; a magnificent view of the world’s largest rock slowly transforming through a medley of reds in the morning light.

We knew that this landmark stood at over twice the size of Uluru, and it was right there in Western Australia just waiting to be explored.

To us, this was outback Australia at its best.

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