Outback Travellers Guides – Review

series1-1The Outback Travellers Guide series of map booklets have been around for a few years now.

These spiral bound guides are full of the kind of detailed track information that many 4WDers on remote tracks would love – everything from bulldust ruts, creek crossings to potential campsites in sand dune swales are covered.

They are perfect for people embracing our philosophy of slow travel, and going deep into a particular location, rather than big ticket, bucket list travellers. I doubt most people would choose these guides if they were simply hiring a car and dashing off to Uluru for a couple days, then flying out again.

Price range: $20-$22 AUD

Who are they suited to: Anyone travelling on 4WD tracks or wanting a lot of fine grain detail.


  • Large scale
  • Detailed track information such as locations of dips and bulldust ruts
  • Original photos
  • Regular updates by a very caring author (Greg Walker)


  • Very small print
  • They do not replace the detail found on a website such as this (compare our Alice Springs/Uluru/Oodnadatta Track guides)
  • Booklet/strip map format may annoy some people
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What they cover (direct links to Outback Travellers Guide site). We have only included the true outback guides in the list below.

If you’re looking for minute detail, large scale and precise GPS coordinates, then this series, combined with the much more detailed information on this website, could be what you’re looking for when planning a Simpson Desert crossing or a trip along the Tanami Highway.