I submit this map in answer to the question Where haven’t you been in Australia? We’ve driven almost every highway. The ones we haven’t driven are marked in red on the map below.
The places we haven’t been are literally few and far between. Very small towns, nothing more than wide spots in the road punctuating vast wastelands. It’s some of the ugliest, emptiest land in the world.
Dubbo, with 39,000 people, is the only significant town we haven’t visited. And it’s only significant by outback standards. The others? Mount Isa and Broken Hill are mining towns with populations of just 18,000 each. Longreach has just 2,900 hardy folks. Charleville has just 3,300. And Nyngan? Only 1,900 people.
Look at that inland highway on the left side of the map in Western Australia. There’s not a single town big enough to make the map.
In other words, a lot of other people haven’t been where we haven’t been.
Thanks to my buddy Ray for highlighting the roads less traveled in red.