I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains...
This extract from the beloved Australian poem 'My Country' by Dorothea
MacKellar, captures the very essence of Australia's outback, imageries of
what the vast outback means for many Australians.
It is the spirit of the
outback, that is imbued in the Australian landscape and the people that call it home. With
the growing interest of travellers wanting to experience the 'real Australia',
there is plenty of ways that you can interact with this vast ancient land,
providing you with
memories of activities and experiences that will stay with you forever.
The 'Outback' stretches from the west coast of
Western Australia, through the heart of Australia, encompassing both South
Australia and the Northern Territory, to the east coast of New South Wales
For some, the Australian 'Outback' is not just mere desert regions and
remote towns, any place beyond the bustling modern cities of
today, is often referred to as the 'Outback'.
When researching and planning your next outback holiday, there are numerous
popular and well known destinations. From the perennial favourites of the Red
Centre, such as Alice
Uluru in the Northern Territory,
or heading south to the spectacular formation of
Ranges. Head east to New South Wales and there is the historic mining town
of Broken Hill and the longest continuous rivers system of the River Murray and
the Darling River. Head north to Queensland and walk into volcanic lava tubes at
or explore where dinosaurs once roamed in
The Australian outback can be experienced via one of the many touring options,
many giving you the option to just do part of the drive, explore detours along
the route, or take the entire extended drive, crossing state borders. Whether it
is Queensland's prehistoric
the New South Wales to Queensland
Australia's Country Way
or the timeless Nullarbor Plain Drive from South Australia into Western
Australia. Crossing the 'Nullarbor' is one of those iconic outback
drives, a journey into
a timeless and unforgettable land and for some Australian's, it is
something that they want to do once in their lifetime.
Another exciting way to experience the 'Australian Outback' is with an
'Outback Station Stay', with a range of options from experiencing how country
folks live and work, to the tranquillity of bush camping. Outback stations
today, offer a range of accommodation packages and experiences, so check them
out as a great way of living like a local.
outback region have an exciting range of options and accommodation, check
them out at their Station Stays SA.
So if you are a
city slicker, a local or an international visitor, come and explore beyond
our main cities, there is much to see, experience and explore.
Many tourist like the
freedom of the self-drive tours, but don't forget that there are
many guided tours, some of which include the tag-along for those
bringing their own vehicles.