The Australian Outback

Where is the Australian Outback

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The Australian Outback presents the heart and sould of Australia. All the empty remote areas across the huge distances of Australia's inland is covered by outback regions. Although the Australian Outback is mostly associated with desert areas also vast areas of rainforest of northern Australia are actually outback regions too.  Also all north western coastal areas are covered by the typical outback landscape.

The Australian covers totally roughly 6,5 Million of square km and is populated by less than 60.000 inhabitans. Nowadays very few indigenous people live there permanently. Most of them spend some time with their tribe to then go back to the main towns nearby.

For many tourists the Outback represents absolutely the major attraction in Australia, the most fascinating thing to see and do: red sand, rock formations, endless horizons, watching wildlife, cooking and sleeping at a campfire under a sky covered by millions of stars, listening to aboriginal dreamtime stories and learning about the indigenous traditions and culture.

If you want to get a taste of what the australian outback looks like, watch this video to see the most iconic Australian Outback landmark: The Uluru.


If you love nature, camping and bushwalking and are looking for a truly unforgettable experience of the Real Australia, the a trip itinerary with destinations in the Australian Outback will be ideal.

In most Australian States you can find outback regions, but you will not be able to see all of them in one go. Therefore you'd better identify one area to suit your itinerary and holiday time frame then explore it and enjoy it.

In Australia' Northern Territory are located the major Australian Outback attractions like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs with the East and West Mac Donnell Ranges, the Kakadu National Park, the Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge and more attractions.

Outback Australia Destinations

The Australian Northern Region is also known as Australia's Top End that represents for tourists as well as for the locals the spectacular Outback Australia, a fascinating place to visit with a striking scenery of contrasts. In fact its amazing landscape makes it to a land full of surprises and mistery.

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The Australian North can be divided into 2 main regions, the northern tropical areas with immense lush rainforest and the central areas knows as the Red Centre with vast red desert plains where you can view yers Rock, better known as Uluru. This amazing monolite represents the most recognizable natural icon of Australia as it one of the most ancient rock to be fond on earth as well as for the great significance for the aboriginal landowners, the Anangu tribe.

The capital of Outback Australia is Alice Springs a fascinating little outback town right in the heart of Australia's inland. Alice Springs is a a popular gateway to the major Australian outback attractions.

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If you are on a limited time frame and have only 4-5 days to spend in the Northern Territory then you must absolutely visit is the immense lush rainforests of the Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land.

You can watch this short video about the Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land to get a taste of Australia's Top End.

Australia Outback Travel Guides

If you want to take a taste of what the Australian Outback is, check out my guides here below

Central Australia Outback Destinations
Eastern Australia Outback Destinations
Western Australia Outback Destinations
Northern Australia Outback Destinations

Northern Territory Outback Attractions

In Australia's Northern Territory there are several other minor national parks like Litchfield National Park, and Katherine Gorge which can be an ideal outback daily tour or maybe can be combined in an outback package tour. If you only have 1-2 days then I would highly recommend to visit two gorgeous Australian National Parks and leave the Kakadu for another outback trip.
Australia's Top End especially Darwin and its surrounds are definitely one of my favourite spots of Australia. Click on the links below to find out more about the Magic Outback Australia.

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