Hey True Blue: Here’s 6 reasons why you need to visit the Aussie Outback
So, you’ve heard others rave about the Aussie Outback and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, right?
*Spoiler Alert* It’s an experience of a lifetime.
Don’t believe us? Well, here’s 6 reasons that’ll send you rushing to buy an Akubra and a matching pair of boots faster than a cattle dog can muster sheep!
Road trips that eat coastal drives for breakfast!
Round up your closest friends, load the 4WD and buckle up for a life-changing road trip to some of the most remote (and untouched) places in Queensland.
Waltz your way down the Matilda Highway with stops in Charleville, Longreach and Winton. If quaint country towns speckled with history and cute animals are up your alley, then the Warrego Way is the way to go!
Whichever road trip route you take, you can star-gaze, dig for dinosaur remains or meet some real Aussie Outback characters. Bet you can’t do any of those in the big smoke.
Dusty plains and gorges galore – surely there’s one that will make your jaw hit the floor?
Lawn Hill Gorge, situated in Boodjamulla National Park and within close proximity to Riversleigh World Heritage Area, offers a range of different walking tracks and stunning landscapes. Spend the night camping under the stars, canoe or SUP your way down the emerald green waters sandwiched between the burnt red cliffs and spot the locals (of the furry, feathery and leathery kind) that call this place home.
The Milky Way just about sits on your face
While you won’t spot stars like you would at Coachella, the stars of the Aussie Outback are next level. So, pitch a tent and camp right under them.
Porcupine Gorge National Park is the perfect place to settle in for the night because you’ll wake up to the sandstone pyramids and towering cliffs!
Not impressive enough? Here are some more spots to camp at.
Create banger memories at some of the most remote events on the planet
You’ve ventured this far, why not stay and rock out with the locals?
Located at the edge of the Simpson Desert, every year, the Birdsville Big Red Bash (one of the most remote events in the world) brings thousands of event goers to the tiny town with a population just over 100. And it’s not hard to see why many flock to the event each year – awesome artists, great people, dog friendly and camping out under the stars, what’s not to love?
HOT TIP: Shake your toosh at the Birdsville Big Red Bash, get your movie critic on at Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival or head to Winton’s Way Out West Fest to get your culture-fix.
Experience authentic Outback life
Give the #farmlife a go at Shandonvale Station – herd sheep (in a heli), drive a tractor, catch your own lunch and meet the adorable locals!
A short 45-minute drive north of Barcaldine, Shandonvale Station offers luxury accommodation and sleeps up to eight guests.
It’s easier to reach than you think
Got one annual leave day to spare and want more than a flop and drop for your long weekend? See Outback Queensland from the air and stop in at some iconic spots along the way with Seair Touring, departing from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
In just three days, you’ll see Charleville, Birdsville, Lake Eyre, Cunnamulla and more!
Keen? We’ve compiled 100 other things you can do in the Aussie Outback, so what are you waiting for?