The Outback is a lovely place to visit, however keep in mind to travel with safe gears. The place can be quiet hostile and life out there is also dangerous sometimes. The Outback represents a big chunk of Australia, and is a vast and remote place of Australia.
Despite being arid, the Outback hosts some lovely plants and animals that adapted to harsh conditions.
Expect to see interesting animals… dingoes, red kangaroos as well as birds such as cockatoos and snakes.
The reason why Australia has unsual animals and plants is that it was isolated from the rest of the world for over 60 million years.
Australia slowly drifted southwards, far away from all the other continents, and became completely isolated by vast oceans on both side. The animals and plants which were originally on the Australian region had no contact with creatures from other parts of the world and continued to evolved independently…
See also : BBC Australian Wildlife
Example of bird found in Australia, Outback
An Interesting & Tough Journey…
It was an epic journey as we left Sydney early and drove to the Outback. We had some issues with our car as we got a flat tire… Nothing to worry to much as we had the right gears to prepare our journey.
We spent the day preparing food as I love cooking, it is for me important to stay healthy, especially on a very tough journey as the one we are going to encounter!
Unless you decide to walk or traveling by train, your vehicle is the most important piece of equipement you’ll need for your outback trip.
So before going to a trip we spent the entire day preparing our trip… I don’t like preparing but it is part of the journey.
A lovely adventure with great memory is coming!
From vast plains of red soil to waterfalls, the Outback has a diversity of great landscape.
Landscape Outback Australia
When heading, we did not expect to travel for long periods of time but found challenging terrain to drive over. So when it comes to vehicle preparation, there is always a few tips I like to give before your journey starts as well.
The last thing I want to do is to ruin our trip and put on my friends into a life threatening situation.
Landscape : AMAZING
This is our compiled list of what you should pack for the lovely and arid Australian Outback.
Yes, you can take more if needed, but we usually are light travelers and encourage my readers to do exactly the same. Every trip is different and that’s why experiencing on your own is the best.
IMPORTANT: Traveling to the Outback between May and September can be really cold, temperatures in winter especially in central Australia can get below -1C through to -8C. When traveling to the Outback you need to pack: long pants, track suit pants, beanie and long-sleeved t-shirts.
If you run out of Toiletries:
- Hair brush
- Insect Repellant (Only used in summer or spring)
- Light weight first aid kit
When it comes to Gadgets:
- Jetboil stove (handy stove boils water for a cup ready in two minutes)
- Camera, charger & SD cards
Mobile phone/Iphone & Ipad
Having a tour guide can be important and save your life. Kimberley or Gibb River Road Tours can also be an option for people who want to play it safe.
I am not a fan of organised tours, but I do admit sometimes it saves both the trip and for planning the trip.
If you are looking for a perfect tour, I can’t give recommendations that suit everyone but can tell you what I myself would be looking for:
- A small group (you can travel easily around and have fun doing it),
- A fair camping trip (sleeping in tents on the ground can hurt yourself and your spine),
- A tour that visits off track places and not only the big name attractions,
- A tour that gives plenty of time to travel around, hike & explore.
The more it is like a self drive camping trip, the better I’d like it!
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