Why you Need to Go Camping in the Outback

March 18, 2018

Australia is one of the most fascinating and diverse holiday destinations. One day you can be kicking back at the beach, the next you can be starring in your outback adventure. If you’re putting plans together for a tailor-made Australia holiday, it’s well worth honing your survival skills and exploring the Outback. Here are some tips to help you plan your trip and ensure you get the most out of this unique camping experience.

Why you need to go Camping in the Outback

When you hear people talking about Australia, what kinds of images come into your head? Do you picture the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef or cuddly koalas? There’s a lot to be said for touring the best-selling tourist attractions and treading well-beaten tracks, but it’s also worth enjoying an authentic Outback experience. Far from the glitzy hotels and waterfront bars of cities like Melbourne and Sydney, you can enjoy a few days in the wilderness of the wonderful Outback. The Outback is a rugged, remote area of outstanding natural beauty, which occupies the heartland of Australia. Tucked away from the backpacker trails and the modern skyscrapers, the central part of the country is an idyllic spot to get back to basics, take in the views and enjoy the simple life.

Planning your Trip

The Outback is incredibly beautiful, but it can be unforgiving and it’s wise to bear this in mind when you’re packing and drawing up plans. Research accommodation options and campsites before you travel, read some reviews and don’t forget the essentials. Oz is a perfect destination for campers and you’ll find some brilliant facilities on offer for campers using tents as well as those touring around in campervans. Wildlife encounters are a major draw for visitors, but there are some intruders that may not be welcome in your camp. Consider taking a fly net with you and use mosquito spray to keep bugs at bay. Daytime temperatures can soar, so take sunscreen, a hat and light layers with you. At night, the mercury can plunge, so ensure you have some warm clothing with you. It’s also a good idea to have a stove with you and some basic rations for your trip. Pack bottles of water, snacks and foods that are easy to cook with basic equipment. Don’t forget your camera and bring a torch. You may not get a great signal when you’re out in the Outback, so a map and a compass are worthwhile investments.

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