Drive Time

Mention the word drive to most Australians, and they'll probably think of Sydney's rush-hour gridlock. But until recent times, the word also referred to the transport of vast herds of cattle along the outback's traditional stock routes. In an attempt to recapture some of the adventure of a drover's life (a drover is the Australian answer to a cowboy), the Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive offers visitors a chance to ride those same desert trails, accompanying herds up to 500 strong.

Drives are organized every two years, taking different routes each time. The next herding adventure is...

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