4 Australian Outback Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Published: September 27, 2019.
Written by: Andree - Destination Specialist, Calgary

You are ready to take a trip to the Australian outback where adventure awaits. What places should you add to your outback bucket list?

1. Ayers Rock

Create postcard pictures by visiting Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru. This natural wonderland is sacred to the indigenous Aussies. Visiting this massive sandstone rock during sunset will allow you to see it change colours right before your eyes and you might even feel the spiritual connection from the earth and memories of this ancient civilization.

Where is this spectacular sacred site located? In Northern Australia’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. What else can you do while visiting Ayers Rock? Go for a camel ride or experience a meal under the stars. You will truly make cherished memories in this beautiful region.

2. Kakadu National Park

Most of the world’s animals live in Australia so why not visit some of these cute creatures in Kakadu National Park? Take a helicopter over this part of the outback and you might be lucky enough to view a crocodile popping out from under the water, a kangaroo hopping around, or a lorikeet flying through the sky with you.

Located in Australia’s Northern territory, this park is a biodiverse nature reserve filled with more than 2,000 plant varieties and some of the most jaw-dropping waterfalls anywhere on the planet. An experience in Kakadu National Park will definitely take your breath away.

3. Coober Pedy

Head over to South Australia’s outback where you will find Coober Pedy. Here you will find one of the world’s most unusual places since most of the town is built underground.

Have you ever wanted to stay in an underground hotel? You will have the opportunity to do so in Coober Pedy. The area is filled with several opal mines and you can even venture into one of the working ones to experience firsthand how opals are gathered. What a unique experience this would be. Intrigue awaits you when you visit the underground opal capital of the world.

4. Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Take time to head to one of South Australia’s most remote landscapes, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park. Here, you can find one of Australia’s largest salt lakes and if you are really lucky it might be filled with rainbow coloured water. Flooding only about once every 8 years, it is usually a dry salt pan but still a must-see section of the Australian outback.

Do you want to experience what else this region has to offer? Many mesas and red sand dunes can be viewed all around you but be sure to take a four-by-four to avoid getting your vehicle stuck off-road. This park is truly majestic and will open your eyes to a whole new viewpoint of what outback means.

Now that you have added places to your bucket list, contact Downunder Travel to book your next outback destination. Nature is waiting for you so make the most of your Australian vacation.

Written by: Andree (Destination Specialist)