This unique region of ancient Australian outback, dates back over 70 million years ago,
and features many flat-topped mesas, that at one stage in time would
have been islands in a vast inland sea. 'The Breakaways' gets its name
because from a distance, the features look like they have 'broken away' from the main
range - the Stuart Ranges.
One of the hottest places in Australia, with summer temperatures often
reaching 45ฐC, and ground temperatures reaching as
high as 65ฐC. Despite the heat, there is a diverse community of flora and
fauna that can be found in this harsh arid environment.
The whole area is rich in Aboriginal and European history. It is
still a very important place to the local Aboriginal people. Take the time to
learn read some of the stories, such as that of 'Ungkata' the
bearded dragon, 'Kalaya' the emu and 'Papa' the two dogs.