According to The Encyclopedia of the Nations, in 1996 Australia had 913,000 kilometres (567,338 miles) of roads. Of these, only 353,331 kilometres (219,559 miles) were paved. The rest were rural roads; gravel or dirt tracks connecting bush towns and farms, city to country.
Listen to the bellbirds on this isolated bush track near Tenterfield, New South Wales.
The pace is slower. The country scenery is superb. Enjoy the serenity.