Australia is an enormous and amazingly diverse country. In order to explore the vastness of the continent’s interiors, the best way is to embark on an outback journey and drive those rugged roads.
You can stop along the way for a cool swim, and stay on sprawling outback stations. Though there are many routes to the Australian Outback, many entry points, and many destinations.
You could enter along the rugged coastlines or through the western outback. Just make sure that your 4WD vehicle is in as good condition as you.
With your wheels donning all season tyres, make sure that our vehicle is safe and sturdy before entering the heart of Australia and driving remotely.
The following are 4 ideas on possible routes.
4 Road Trip Routes For Exploring the Australian Outback
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Drive the Eyre Highway from Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to enter the vast and mesmerizing Nullarbor. Whatever your direction, the treeless scenery has a powerful impact on you as you go through the blue bush-studded plateaus.
Don’t be surprised to see mobs of kangaroos on the roads. You get the chance to see remote railway outposts and historic homesteads. Sleep overnight in one of those roadhouses and campsites.
The Red Centre Way
There is plenty to do and see in this region. You can spot rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap or swim in Glen Helen Gorge both in the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Swim in the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden or climb to the rim of Kings Canyon. You can even opt for a dawn camel trek around Uluṟu.
Explore the steep russet domes of Kata Tjuṯa nearby and make your way through the mulga forest and the red desert sands. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal history and art on this unforgettable adventure through the ancient part of Australia.
Adelaide to Darwin
Follow this classic route from the bottom of the country to the capital of the Northern Territory. Watch the scenery change dramatically on this lonely road through the heart of Australia.
The mountainous Flinders Ranges soon give way to the rock of the central desert and later to the huge gorges of the north. Go along the 3,000km of road that will take you right through the core of the Australian outback.
This is the best way to experience the true Aussie spirit, in the wilderness of the coasts and deserts.
Perth to Broome
Take the amazing road between Perth and Broome to enter right through the bush into the wilds of Australia. Play with dolphins in Monkey Mia or feed cheeky quokkas on Rottnest Island as you dive with whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef.
Unwind on the red beaches of Roebuck Bay once you arrive and explore the untouched outback which is much less visited. It is simply amazing to hop between national parks and laze on those empty beaches.
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