The iconic outback drive, the Oodnadatta Track,
is a drive into history, following the route that 19th century explorers
trekked, who themselves followed in the footstep of the Aboriginal people of the
region, who had used this as a trading route, following the artesian springs and
waterholes to be found along the way.
This region played an important part in the traditions and culture of the
Indigenous people, with dreaming trails crisscrossing the area. The Oodnadatta
Track crosses the traditional lands of three Aboriginal groups, and today a
number of Aboriginal people live in the region, together with descendent of the
Afghan cameleers, who had settled and married into the tribes, as well as
Europeans and white Australians.