Next Stop, Discomfort

Roughing it in outback Queensland, Australia.

One of the best things about a road-trip along Australia’s East Coast is the fact that, in most cases, you’re never too far from the ocean. When things get a little hot under the collar, you can just set the co-ordinates due east and in no time at all you’ll be cooling your heels in that refreshing salty goodness. So, what do these lunatics go and do? They turn their backs on the ocean, in the middle of summer and head west, directly into dry, dusty, fly-ridden territory. Trading comfort for the hope of finding a bonanza of unskated gems.