From Old Cork Station we headed down into the Diamantina basin. The Diamantina is a huge system of channels that gradually funnel down into a narrow cutting through a rocky escarpment.
The Basin is an amazing expanse of green in an otherwise dry landscape.
…this wedge of green cuts through the Diamantina Gates then winds through plains of Mitchell grass before eventually finding its way to Lake Eyre
Apart from sparsely scattered beef cattle, flies are the dominant form of life.
Lunch under a shady tree
The Diamantina landscape is dotted with interesting jump ups, clay pans and plains of Mitchell grass
This big Wedgetail could hardly get off the ground when we disturbed his feast of roadkill.
Crossing one of the many saltpans
Last light on the Diamantina
Old Diamantina Bronco yards, slowly disintegrating in a dusty clay-pan
An ancient tractor with no rubber parts – not that comfortable, but you never have to mend a flat tyre.