NSW is rarely credited for its far-west outback corner but it should be. Grey saltbush and red sand make it easy out here to imagine yourself superimposed onto the world's biggest Aboriginal dot painting, a canvas reaching as far as the eye can see.
The mining town of Broken Hill is its unique heart-centre, close to much-photographed Silverton. The state's far west is also home to some of regional Australia's more beguiling national parks. And to truly fall off the map, there's Tibooburra and Cameron Corner at the impossibly remote intersection of NSW, Queensland and South Australia (SA). Further afield is White Cliffs, where there's more to do underground than above.