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Experience the best of Australia's outback

There's never been a better time to visit the pristine wilderness and diverse landscapes of Australia’s outback. From the tropical Top End and WA's Kimberley region to Australia's Red Centre and the Flinders Ranges, this is your essential guide to Australia's most memorable outback adventures.

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Best of Australia's Outback Murray River Walk by Luke Tscharke

Australia’s vast outback is the essence of this ancient land, providing a true sense of place and a deep connection to country.

The best time to visit is between April and October when northern and central Australia's dry season brings mostly clear skies, warm days and refreshingly cool evenings, ideal for dinner under the stars and cosy fireside drinks.

Now is the time to secure a great value outback adventure so we've pulled together some of our favourite experiences to inspire you.

Main image: Murray River Walk scenery by Luke Tscharke

New ways of exploring ancient landscapes

Whether on land, by water or by air, discover Australia's outback from a range of different perspectives.

Best of Australia's Outback The Ghan
Pictured: The Ghan near Katherine, NT

By houseboat

On foot

By catamaran

  • Sail and snorkel Western Australia's Ningaloo Coast on Shore Thing

On safari

By heli

By rail

Appreciate the vastness of our island continent on a cross-country rail journey.

  • Travel north to south on The Ghan (Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs, or reverse)
  • Go from west to east on The Indian Pacific (Perth to Sydney via Adelaide, or vice versa)

    Do it all in one epic adventure

    Our 5 Day Red Centre to the Top End journey has it all. Explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta on foot, Kings Canyon by air and journey across the outback to Darwin by rail on the Ghan, including a Nitmiluk Gorge cruise along the way.

    Our favourite outback luxury lodges

    Sit back, relax and choose your own adventure at these all-inclusive luxury lodges, set among some of the wildest and most remote landscapes of Australia.

    Best of Australia's Outback: Longitude 131° Uluru Tent
    Pictured: Longitude 131°, Uluru

    Cruise the Kimberley

    Get up close and personal with the Kimberley coast on a luxury small-ship cruise.

    Best of Australia's Outback: True North Kimberley Cruises
    Pictured: True North

    Our favourite expedition ships

    Get in touch with our Journey Designers to discuss and start planning your perfect Australian outback adventure!

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