The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge starts in Darwin in the Northern Territory and travels the Stuart Highway to Port Augusta and then via Highway 1 to the finish in the City of Adelaide in South Australia.
Travelling over 3,000 kilometres, teams experience the terrain, landmarks and surroundings of the heart of Australia, and explore the offerings and uniqueness of outback Australian towns along the way.
The Stuart Highway is named after John McDouall Stuart, one of Australia’s most famous inland explorers. It is named in honour of his achievement of leading of the first successful expedition to traverse the Australian mainland from south to north and return to his starting point in South Australia. He never lost a man, despite the harshness of the country he encountered.