In September 2018 I joined 5 others and our 2 leaders/naturalists/drivers for a 15 day camping tour from Perth, through the goldfields to Laverton, then east along the Annie Beadell “highway” to remote Neale Junction, then south on the Connie Sue highway to Rawlinna on the Trans Australia Railway. The “desert” was full of flowers, with fascinating changes in the mix of geology, trees and plant species. Then south across the Nullarbor to Cocklebiddy and the Eyre Bird Observatory, where much of the country was recovering from recent severe fires. The route back to Perth had to be changed after heavy rain closed the Granite Woodlands Trail to Hyden, so we returned on an arc north of Perth seeing different but equally interesting country. Join me on an illustrated tour of a slice through stunning WA outback country.