Why Tour the Outback?
Whilst adventure travel is not for everyone, it can offer a unique opportunity to really immerse yourself in a different environment, meet some wonderful people and learn new skills. There is a wide range of different tours on the market, catering for varied interests and budgets. Australia is a great destination for an adventure tour as you can explore the Outback, see some its famous landmarks and learn about the indigenous culture.
Australia’s Red Centre
The heart of the Australian Outback can be found in its Red Centre. This is where you will find the iconic monolith Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock and the desert community found in Alice Springs.
There are a number of different ways that you may explore the Outback on your tour. Whether it’s walking with an Aboriginal guide who can tell you the creation stories of the spirit ancestors, taking a bike ride through fantastic scenery or enjoying a camel trek through the Simpson Desert, it will be an adventure.
You’ll be able to take in diverse artistic sights, with everything from contemporary galleries to accessible rock art and local works found in community centres. The area’s pioneering history is never far away and there are plenty of historic sites to visit.
The scenery that you will come across is breath-taking. From Kings Canyon you will find outstanding views of the Watarrka National Park. Inside the park you can see the weathered rocks of the Lost City and the waters of the Garden of Eden.
Alternatively, at the Finke Gorge National Park you will find the desert oasis known as Palm Valley. Here you will come across the Red Cabbage Palm. This is the only place in the world where it grows.
Australian Safari Holidays
There are a number of different options available in you are interested in Australian safari holidays. On a basic overnight safari or two-day tour you will experience the highlights of the Red Centre, such as Uluru and Kings Canyon.
If you opt for a week-long adventure tour then you are likely to also take in some of the National Parks and sights such as the Devil’s Marbles, the red domes of Kata Tjuta and Katherine Gorge. You’ll also get to experience some outback pubs and enjoy the pioneering spirit.
If you have even longer to explore then you will also be able to enjoy more that Australia has to offer. As well as the Outback you could opt for a tour that includes Darwin or Adelaide and allows you time to enjoy the oceans and beaches.
Reputable tour companies will grade their tours according to the level of fitness you will need as well as the level of challenge that the terrain will pose. As a result, you should be able to find a tour that is suitable.
If you are looking to travel to Australia then an Outback adventure should be high on your list of priorities. There is a great range of tours available which will allow you to enjoy breath-taking scenery, experience Aboriginal culture and embrace a pioneering lifestyle.