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Are You New to Outback Australia?

Not Sure Where to Start?

Let’s start by explaining our mission: We want to show YOU how to travel the outback like a local.

We believe that travelling outback Australia independently is for everyone: couples, families, backpackers and adventurers like us.

We know it’s something many people dream about: that iconic outback roadtrip, that bucketlist trip to Uluru, a 4WD trek across the Simpson Desert, hiking the Flinders Rangers or Larapinta Trail, camping at a secluded gorge or waterhole, sleeping under 5 million stars…

Whilst these are adventures that we do almost every day, we know that for many people even planning a roadtrip on a well-travelled outback highway is an adventure … which is exactly the way all outback travel should be!

Travel Outback Australia is site where we’ll inspire you to come and really see the outback.

That’s because we live in the outback … and we do the things that many people dream of doing…

You can read more about who we are and what we do here.

We’re here to help you make those dreams of outback adventure and travel come true.

On this page, you’ll find some of our most popular articles to help you start planning your outback adventure.

Outback Basics:

These articles will help you with general information about the outback.

Where is the Outback? – This is a comprehensive guide to understanding exactly what the outback is and what it is not, and exactly WHERE it is.  We also talk about the unique plants, birds and animals and climate of the REAL outback (HINT: Kakadu isn’t in the real outback)

Getting to the Outback – Should you drive, fly, catch a bus or….? This is the most comprehensive guide on the internet to getting to the outback.

Getting Around the Outback – All our handy insider tips for getting around this great big place we call home.

5 Outback Travel Mistakes to Avoid – We show you how to avoid the most common mistakes that many people new outback travel make even before they leave home!

Outback Vehicle Preparation Guide – Our essential guide to getting your vehicle ready for outback travel, based on over 20 years of living and working in remote outback places.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE you Travel Outback – Most outback travellers spend months preparing their vehicles and planning their trip BUT forget about themselves. Here’s five essential questions you should ask before hitting the tracks.

Do You Need a 4WD? – You’ll be SHOCKED at the number of places you can go in outback Australia WITHOUT a 4WD. Check out our handy list.

What to Pack for the Australian Outback – We share our 34 years of combined experience LIVING here in the outback to help you pack for your life-changing adventure.

Outback Climate – The outback has three distinct climates – learn about them and plan the best time to visit.

Outback Maps – What we use and recommend.

These articles are among the most popular resources on our site:

6 Lessons I Learned From Breaking Down ALONE in the Outback

Driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs

Driving from Alice Springs to Uluru

The Solo Woman’s Guide to Outback Road Trips

Guide to Tyre Pressures  – Learn about choosing the right tyre pressure for different outback driving conditions.

Outback Destinations

Start with these popular destinations to help you learn more about the outback’s mot well-known places:

Alice Springs
Ayers Rock Uluru
Birdsville, QLD
Coober Pedy, Outback Australia
Dalhousie Springs
Devils Marbles
Farina – South Australia
West MacDonnell Ranges
East MacDonnell Ranges
Kings Canyon -Watarrka
Lake Eyre
Oodnadatta Track Guide
Port Augusta
Simpson Desert Guide