Fancy a New Adventure? Visit The Australian Outback!

1 February 2020

The Australian Outback is a place like no other on the planet. If you want to be met with challenging, wild terrain then it’s definitely one for your bucket list- a chance to see nature at it’s best with rugged mountains, mind-blowing geological formations and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world.

If you’re sick of the same old tourist resorts and want to visit somewhere off the beaten path, consider booking a trip to one of the most isolated and incredible parts of the world. Here’s what you can do when you arrive.

Go on Camel Expedition

A camel expedition offers an extreme desert adventure. You can discover indigenous habitation sites and experience remote desert bushwalking, see the complex ecology and just enjoy being out in the wilderness away from the stress and pressures of society. You can book camel treks for one to ten days depending on how extreme you want to go.

See Crocodiles Up Close

In a country which is not short on deadly animals, Saltwater Crocs are up there with the most dangerous. They are huge, territorial and extremely aggressive. Admittedly, this might not sound like a reason to fall in love with the Northern Territory, but seeing a croc up close will be an unforgettable experience. The Adelaide River is famous for ‘jumping crocodile cruises’, where you can see huge saltwater crocodiles jump out of the river for food from the safety of your boat.

Go Star Gazing

The Northern Territory is an astronomer’s dream. Dark sky sites can only exist where there is incredibly sparse population, and in many places in the outback light pollution is virtually non-existent. Look to the sky and you’ll be struck by how dark it really is, and how easy you can see the sparkling stars in contrast to it. 

Sleeping outside, in a traditional bedroll around the campfire is something that you need to experience to understand how special this is. Snuggle up in your swag and dream away under a sky full of stars.

See Spectacular Land Formations

One incredible place worth visiting if you want to see some cool scenery is Purnululu National Park; the orange and black striped domes which dominate the landscape are one of Australia's most unique and fascinating land formations. 

Another awesome land formation is Uluru, it’s sacred to the indigenous Australian people. Read more about this here if you plan on visiting.

Go on a Hike

You can walk for a day or commit to multiple days depending on the kind of challenge you want as well as your fitness levels. But walking is one of the best ways to really take in your surroundings and feel how vast and isolated the outback is. 

There is certain pieces of equipment and safety advice you need to bear in mind when undertaking something like this, so be sure to do thorough research. Getting lost in the outback can be incredibly dangerous and most definitely life-threatening. Due to the varied terrain, heat, wind, loose gravel and slippery rock over water crossings, you will need to be fully prepared.
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