The Stuart Highway is one of Australia’s major highways. It extends from Darwin in the north, to Port Augusta in the south, a distance of 2,834 kilometres. It is the principal north-south route through the central interior of mainland Australia and the highway is often referred to as ‘The Track’ or the ‘Overlander’. The Northern Territory section of the highway is 1,792 kilometres long and a 21.5 hour drive and the Victoria section of the highway is 930 kilometres long and a 9.15 hour drive.