Take a drive to Broken Hill so Patty can see the contrast of scenery. A relatively easy 500km one way trip that takes about 5.5 hours of driving.
A quick stop for a selfie to post to Facebook then onto Broken Hill which is another 47 km (29 miles).
Fuel and other services on Australian outback roads
The distances are very significant between houses let alone towns with services. When you come across a fuel station, you should consider half a tank as empty. It is not unusual for the next fuel station to be 200 km (125 miles) or more away.
Broken Hill is a mining town with population of about 17,814 (2016 census). It’s very dry with an average rainfall of 235 mm (9 inches). Mining of the ore body in the area produces Silver, Lead and Zinc.
The remarkable contrast in landscape amazes. On the same road you can be in the middle of this arid desert and soon after you are in the middle of lush beautiful fields of color.