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Top outback adventures

Top outback adventures

Say goodbye to city luxuries and coastal towns, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our top outback picks.

From underground homes in Coober Pedy, to cattle station stays in remote Western Australia, the Aussie outback is teeming with opportunities for adventure, and it’s all there waiting to be discovered. In the latest edition of Caravanning Australia, we highlight some of the best bucket-list items in the iconic Aussie outback.

Visit pink lakes in Murray-Sunset National Park

Located in the north-western corner of Victoria, on the traditional lands of the Latji Latji, Ngintait and Nyeri Nyeri peoples, Murray-Sunset National Park is known for (you guessed it!) incredible sunsets, as well as its breathtaking Pink Lakes.

Amateur and professional photographers alike flock to the area to catch the beauty of the sunsets in this part of the world. The main drawcard of the park is the incredible Pink Lakes, which can be accessed along Pioneer Drive. There are interpretative signs that will teach you all about the salt harvesting industry of the area, which ceased operation in 1979.

Explore Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles

Arguably one of the most iconic outback attractions in Australia, Karlu Karlu (also known as the Devils Marbles) can be found within the Barkly Tableland, just 95 kilometres from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. These iconic boulders were formed over millions of years and are a sacred site for the Warumungu people, the traditional owners of the land. You can learn all about the granite formations as you walk among them and read from fascinating information boards. There’s also camping available at the Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

Marvel at the Bungle Bungle Range

Located within Purnululu National Park, in Western Australia’s north, the World Heritage–listed Bungle Bungle Range is one of the most famous locations within the Kimberley. The landscape of the national park is unlike anywhere else, with striped rocky domes that were formed more than 20 million years ago. Walk among the sandstone domes, or see them from above by taking part in a scenic flight over the area; either way, you’re sure to be treated to some of the most incredible views of your life!

Having been home to the Karjaganujaru people for more than 20,000 years, this area holds great significance to its traditional owners. Guided tours of the national park are available, where you can learn about the history of the area and the cultural significance from an Indigenous perspective.

To discover the rest of the journey, read the Autumn 2023 edition of Caravanning Australia.

Image courtesy of Tourism NT and Kate Flowers

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