Cool Spots to Visit in the Australian Outback

Australia is commonly referred to as the sunburnt country because of its desert landscapes that are also known as the outback. The Outback is not all desert rather it is an exciting touring destination for most of the people as it offers spectacular wildlife, fresh water streams and water holes, gorge, and waterfalls.

The Outback has a diversity of landscapes, exquisite scenery, flood plains and red dust. Other things to see in the Australian outback include the purple vegetation, sizzling sunsets, and Indigenous carvings and dinosaur footprints. Some of the cool spots to visit on the Australia’s outback are the Ghan, the Kimberley, Uluru, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, and Kakadu National Park.

The Ghan

It is one of the Australia’s great railway adventures which runs between Darwin and Adelaide. It is a luxurious way to experience the outback as it involves an off-train tour to Nitmiluk Gorge, a tour of Alice Springs, Coober Pedy, and a cruise along Katherine River.

Lake Eyre

It is the largest lake in Australia. One can explore the lake by the scenic flights which offer a vast stretch. On a cloudless day, the landscape can seem to merge with the horizon creating an illusion effect that makes it hard to distinguish between the land and the sky. When the lake receives a large amount of water, it forms an oasis for the many migratory water birds and produces seas of wildflowers which creates a spectacular view for the tourists.

Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is about halfway between the Alice Springs and Port Augusta.  Tourists visit Coober Pedy to see the opals and because of the unique underground accommodation which is also known as ‘dugouts.’ Coober Pedy offers great memories of admiring a spectacular sunrise and sunset over the Painted Desert.

Uluru

It is the most famous destination in the Australian Outback. One can travel to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by helicopter, ride a camel or on foot. Uluru offers the opportunity to learn about the natural wildlife, the traditional custodians and the culture of the Anangu people. One can also watch the uncountable number of stars in the sky at night from the luxury wilderness camp.

Kimberley

It is a captivating destination in the Australia outback that is endowed with spectacular waterways, huge valleys, rock pools, beaches, and prehistoric rock formations. The experiences in Kimberley include watching the sunset on the back of a camel in Broome, exploring the beehive structures of the Bungle Bungles range, driving along Gibb River road, and sailing along Lake Argyle. Kimberley also offers a chance to see the 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume and the illusion created by the full moon on the water of Roebuck bay referred to the ‘Staircase to the Moon.’

Kakadu National Park

It is an enormous national park that is synonymous with adventure. It’s a world heritage site as it offers ecological and biological diversity. Tourists can take a scenic flight to get the view of the natural waterfalls, arid landscapes and swimming holes in the massive park. This park also has ancient rocks arts dating back to many years.