There are countless options when it comes to taking a road trip across Australia, with the vast country offering something to cater for all manner of traveller.
If you are after a unique Australian experience however, then there is one trip that stands out above all others; the opportunity to head deep into the outback to explore the very heart of the country and embrace some of its most diverse landscapes.
A drive on the Red Centre Way takes in a loop that starts and finishes in the famous outback town of Alice Springs, which can be accessed by air from any of the major cities across Australia.
From here, you’ll head into remote outback landscapes to experience another side of Australia away from the crowds of the cities.
It should be noted that driving in the outback is different to anything else and requires plenty of forward planning. You’ll need to make sure you are properly equipped to deal with the conditions and have plenty of fuel, food, water and clothes onboard to deal with the fact that you will be travelling for long periods from one settlement to the next on quiet roads that aren’t heavy with traffic. You are also find that a four-wheel drive vehicle is better suited to outback roads.
Travelling along the Red Centre Way, you’ll pass through the West MacDonnell Range National Park and have opportunity to walk through Standley Chasm or take a dip in the swimming holds around Ellery Creek before continuing onwards towards Kings Canyon – one of the main places to stay on the trip and somewhere where you can stock up on supplies.
Having embraced the stunning views from the rim of Kings Canyon you can then head onwards towards the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to visit Uluru – one of the most iconic symbols of Australia to people across the globe.
It’s well worth spending time around Uluru marveling at the changing colours of the landscapes before hitting the road back towards Alice Springs to conclude a road trip that is sure to live long in the memory.
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