Outback Journeys

Mount Augustus, Australia's Golden Outback, WA. © Tourism Western Australia

Outback Journeys

Discover the vastness of Australia’s interior on our epic outback journeys. Four wheel drive the rugged Gibb River Road, stopping to swim in cool, rocky gorges and stay on sprawling outback stations. Follow the Savannah Way through the outback from the Pacific coast in the east to the Indian Ocean in the west. Fossick for gold in Croydon in Queensland and canoe through Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory. Fly over the beehive-striped Bungle Bungles or vast Lake Argyle in Kununurra in Western Australia. Drive the Explorers Way from Adelaide to Darwin, past the underground opal town of Cooper Pedy and the Red Centre hub of Alice Springs. Cross Australia from south to north via the Red Centre on the legendary Ghan rail journey.

On and off the Gibb River Road, Western Australia

Tackle one of Australia’s greatest four-wheel-drive adventures on this 660-kilometre journey through the vast Kimberley.

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Explorers Highway, South Australia

Trace the trail of pioneer John McDouall Stuart as you travel from Adelaide to Darwin on the Explorers Highway.

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Savannah Way, Queensland

Drive from Cairns, through Queensland’s lush Tropical Tablelands and historic goldfields to the remote Gulf Savannah and Northern Territory border.

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Nature's Way, Northern Territory

Travel from Darwin through the Adelaide and Mary River wetlands to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and the tarzan landscapes of Litchfield National Park.

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The Indian-Pacific, WA, SA, NSW

Cross the continent on this epic train trip. Travel between Sydney and Perth, stopping for whistlestop tours of Broken Hill, Adelaide and gold-rich Kalgoorlie.

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Crossing the Nullarbor

Widen your horizons driving the Eyre Highway across the vast and mesmerising Nullarbor Plain.

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Red Centre Way, Northern Territory

Swim in Glen Helen Gorge, climb to the rim of Kings Canyon and see Uluṟu at sunrise on this unforgettable adventure through Australia’s ancient centre. 

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Savannah Way, Western Australia

Cut a line between the desert and tropics on this rugged outback adventure between Darwin and Broome.

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South Australian Loop

Take in fine food and wine in the Barossa and Clare Valleys, explore the rugged Flinders Ranges and meet wildlife galore on Kangaroo Island.

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Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory

Trek along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges to attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge.

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The Ghan, South Australia

Travel from Australia’s south to north on one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia’s rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End.

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