The Australian Outback

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People say that if you haven’t yet been to the Australian Outback, you haven’t really experienced the real Australia. Well, there is for sure a lot to discover in this stunning country of continental dimensions, where you can find enormous diversity in terms of people and nature from north to south. But the Outback remains a very special spot: one of the very few large natural areas remaining on Earth, along with the Amazon Forest, the Sahara Desert and the boreal forests and tundra.

WHY VISIT THE OUTBACK?

1. Stargazing

The Outback is known as one of the best places on Earth to stargaze, as it is very remote and has no light pollution. You can even do a guided tour at Ayers Rock Resort with the resort’s astronomer, using telescopes, binoculars and iPads.

2. Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginals are known as the world's oldest surviving civilisation, and are keen to share their story allowing visitors to gain a deeper appreciation of Australia’s aboriginal culture.

3. The Red Centre

The Red Centre is a huge landscape area covered with rock formations, deserts, mountains and sacred sites such as the famous Uluru and Kata Tijuta. Definitely worth a visit!

4. Camping in the desert

One of the most incredible experiences you get to do in the Outback, in the middle of the desert's untamed wilderness.

OUTBACK FACTS:

• The outback includes the desert regions of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

• It takes up around 70% of the country’s landmass and is populated by only 3% - more than a quarter of that population is Indigenous.

• The famous outback town, Alice Springs, is the outback’s capital.

• The term “Outback” first appeared in the 19th Century, to refer to places that were “out the back of ‘X place’”.

Even though people say that Outback is hard to define, we disagree: the Outback is a place full of life: savannahs, deserts, mountains and the brightest stars you’ll ever see.


Published on by Daniele L.