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Outback Australia: Not Sure Where to Start?

Let’s begin by explaining our mission:

We want to inspire YOU to make your outback travel dreams come true.

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, camping out under 5 million stars…

Travel Outback Australia is a site where we show ordinary people how to see the outback just like locals do.

Our philosophy is that outback travel should be easy, affordable and within the reach of ordinary travellers.

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

We’re ordinary people. We just happen to live in the outback … and do the all of things we write about on the site.

This page is to help you start planning your outback travel dream. It has links to our essential beginner’s guides, our most popular articles, and destinations suitable for newcomers to outback travel.

Gear & Equipment

  • Essential Safety Gear
  • Do I Need a Satellite Phone?
  • 5 Must Have Travel Items 
  • What to Wear?

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

Top 10 Australian Camping Apps

25 Secret Outback National Parks

Outback Destinations

Start with these pages 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
West MacDonnell Ranges
East MacDonnell Ranges
Kings Canyon -Watarrka
Lake Eyre
Oodnadatta Track Guide
Port Augusta
Simpson Desert Guide