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Both country and continent, Australia is home to several major coastal cities as well as wildlife as diverse as the kangaroo and duck-billed platypus. Our recommended reading lists invite you to travel by camel across the vast interior desert of the Outback with the fearless Robyn Davidson in Tracks, explore the natural and human history of the Great Barrier Reef, travel to Tasmania and cross the Kimberley. Or perhaps you just need a good dive guide -- we've got you covered there, too.
Read the book, watch the film! A recently released major motion picture brings to life Robyn Davidson’s classic travelogue Tracks, the story of a young woman’s epic journey by camel across the formidable Australian Outback. Davidson arrived in the Outback with a dog, a little cash, and she managed to find and train some camels (feral in Australian desert since the 19th century) to carry her on her journey. Her absorbing account of her almost 2,000 mile trek across the desert is a tale of true adventure shot through with a feel for the landscape and empathy for the Aboriginal people she meets along the way.