Introducing: the Outback Way, a behemoth 2700-kilometre track takes you through the heart of Australia. How do you tackle this monster? Well, let us break it down for you.
Winton to Boulia
Winton is the birthplace of the Waltzing Matilda legend, and within a few moments of being in the area, you’ll discover that Banjo Paterson left his mark on the town.
This area is also home to some amazing dinosaur discoveries. To experience this dino-mite history, be sure to stop by the Australia Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History.
Boulia to Alice Springs
Head off across the country towards the Northern Territory border, and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for camels, kangaroos and cattle, which are all spread across a landscape that is bare, but beautiful.
Alice Springs to Kings Canyon
The best bit about this leg of the trip is the freedom you have to choose your own route. You can either head east and follow the West MacDonnell Range, where you can explore waterholes, hiking trails and natural gorges. Or, you can travel south along the Stuart Highway and head to any of the iconic roadhouses that can be found along the way.
Kings Canyon to Uluru
From Kings Canyon, make your way to Uluru. This leg will take you four hours, and along the way you’ll come across Curtin Springs. This cattle station and roadhouse is found on the Lasseter Highway, and boasts camel rides, walks and tours of Mount Conner.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Staying two nights at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is what you need to take in the stunning sunset and sunrise over the big and beautiful landmark. In this neck of the woods, there are a diverse range of activities on offer around the park that can be enjoyed, including scenic flights over the iconic sandstone monolith, skydiving and walks that show you all the best spots surrounding the rock.
Kata Tjuta to Warakurna
Prepare yourself for a four-wheel driving trip that you’ll never forget, and jump on the highway to Warakurna.
This highway is the width of four cars, and features the Petermann Ranges in the background. These mountains run 320 kilometres across the Northern Territory–Western Australia border, and rise to 1158 metres above sea level.
Warakurna to Laverton
Once you hit Laverton, there’s a plethora of things to see and do. We highly recommend paying a visit to the Explorer Hall of Fame, as the centre tells stories of past explorers and pioneers in the region. Despite the population of the town only being 300, there is clear evidence riddled throughout the town that shows it was once a booming hub.