The Outback is a desert region comprising most of Australia’s interior and featuring vast and contrasting landscapes along with an intermingling of fascinating culture and history. Not surprisingly, many travellers flock to this region. Tourists can opt for any of the different tours while exploring the different corners of the Outback. Adventure enthusiasts will have a time of their life as the region provides a number of thrilling experiences.
4 WD Tracks
Travellers looking forward to challenging adventures must take a ride on the four-wheel drive (4 WD) tracks. World-renowned venues like The Gibb River Road, the Canning Stock Route and the Gunbarrel Highway are just some of the options. Few tracks need entry permits as they pass through private properties. The 4WD tracks have many rest-stops on the way for the convenience of the people. There are coastal driving adventures too.
The Bright Floral Carpet
With 12,000 species of wildflowers, the Western Australian region is an apt place for florists, botanists and travellers. Visitors can find the world’s largest collection of flowers in this region. To entice travellers further, there are many guided tours available. Tourists can enjoy self-drive wildflower tours!
Fauna – Native to the Region
The Outback is home to unique animals and birds like red kangaroos, emus, mulga and red-winged parrots. Crocodiles are easily spotted on the river banks. These freshwater animals can be found around Lake Argyle, Ord River and Geikie Gorge. Also, travellers can have a glimpse of native and poisonous snakes such as mulga, gwardar, desert death adder and taipan. The Outback is a paradise for wildlife photographers.
Multiple Farm Stay Options
If travellers wish to have a peaceful farm stay, there are countless friendly hosts who will welcome and let them have a true country-side experience. Tourists can find self-contained cottages and independent rooms. In winters, the countryside is a thriving blanket of green. On the other hand, in summers, the same area transforms into a field of gold. Kids will be excited at the sight of farmyard animals and native birds! Cattle stations and homesteads are lovely accommodation options too.
Helicopter Ride at Outback
Perhaps, the best way to enjoy the Outback is from a helicopter. From air, people will get to see hundreds of beehive-shaped domes with magnificent gorges, prominent bedrock and fossilised bays. The famous Kings Canyon in the Red Centre can be seen too. Many companies provide helicopter tours developed mostly for small groups.