Australia comes with many adventures, from endless coastlines to dense rainforests, overland and underwater adventures – there’s so much to choose to see whilst travelling around Australia! When it comes to authentic adventures, you can’t miss a trip to Australia’s Outback. But what’s it really likes to camp in Australia’s outback?
What Is the Outback in Australia?
First of all, you’re probably wondering what the Aussie’s mean when they refer to the “Outback”. The Outback is Australia’s vast centre where you’ll find sprawling desert fringed by “the bush”, famous for its rusty red earth and home to very few humans! It’s just about as remote as you can get, so for those wanting to go off grid and get back to basics… your adventure starts here.
What’s It Like in the Outback?
Although the Outback is pretty arid, you’ll still see reptiles and shrubland as well as some incredible rock formations such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon on most Outback tours from Alice Springs.
- 3-day Uluru Tour – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon > departing from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport
- 4-day Uluru Tour – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon > departing from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Airport
Uluru Camping Tours
Days in the Outback can be hot as hell with little to no shade meaning sunscreen, hats and plenty of water are a must for any Outback tour. Come nightfall the temperatures can certainly dip, so if you’re wanting to camp in the outback, make sure you come prepared with some warm clothing for after sunset. Socks, jeans/joggers, and a jumper should keep you pretty toasty as you gather around the fire at night reminiscing on the day’s activities.
One of the most incredible reasons to camp in the outback is the stars at night. Due to its remote location away from the bright lights of the cities and towns, the night sky opens up into an otherworldly auditorium where you can spot constellations as clear as day, shooting stars and the incredible Milky Way. Seeing the night sky in all its glory is something that you will never forget as you sleep out in an Aussie swag and take it all in.
Take a look at these Uluru camping tours