The famed outback town of Oodnadatta is a must-see for visitors who want to get ‘off the beaten track’.

Stop for a cold drink at the Pink Roadhouse, which is a mine of information for travellers heading into the Witjira National Park and the Simpson Desert. The new facilities at the Oodnadatta racecourse are popular for large celebrations with campground, kitchen, bar and toilet facilities.

The town has a heritage-listed sandstone railway station that has been converted into a museum and provides great tales of yesteryear.

Oodnadatta took its name from the Aboriginal word Utnadata which means ‘blossom of the mulga’.

Travellers venturing into the outback can check road conditions with Transport SA on 1300 361 033 or +618 8226 8222