Spectacular night skies, enormous crimson dunes, one of the worlds longest develops and Navajo porridge are among our readers foregrounds in these beautiful sandscapes
Winning tip: The Canning stock route, Australia
Crossing four deserts, the Canning stock route in Western Australia spreads 1,850 km from Halls Creek( east of Broome) to Wiluna in the mid-west. The street was established in 1910 to interrupt a monopoly in the beef craft. Much of it is thicket line and can be undertaken with a 4WD. However, it is more customary to travel in a small escorted tour- either for the whole or a section of the way.( Last time my father-in-law attempted a segment with groupings of voluntaries preserving the waterholes and shafts .) The road traverses a vast and impressive wilderness: from the crimson grime of the Kimberley, the Pilbara region’s Lake Disappointment( a huge salt lake surrounded by sand dunes) to the wildflowers that appear in early springtime. You may even realise a camel or two. The best part of the day is when you put together camp, darknes drops-off and the hot recedes, and you sit beneath an endless canopy of shining aces thinking you could be the only people on the planet.