Imagine a vast red landscape that runs as far as the eyes can see; a horizon dotted with rock structures here and about. Remove a handful of green patche sand streaks of blue from the picture you’d think you’re on the red planet. A land teeming with boundless activities, the Australian Outback is the perfect destination for a camper trailer adventure.
The Outback is the expanse of arid land beyond Australia’s urban areas but far more remote than the places known as the bush.The land is home to Aboriginal tribal communities such as the Anangu and Alyawarre people. The Outback is also host to some of the strangest natural formations.
– Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Perhaps the most well-known sight in the Outback, Uluru is a looming figure in the Northern Territory of Central Australia. It is one of the two main features of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Many locals and tourists from different parts of the globe look for caravans for sale just to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site and see its natural wonders.
– Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles)
Karlu Karlu are giant marbles made of granite located in the south of Tennant Creek. The aboriginal people living in the area revere these natural structures as a source for spiritual nourishment. Geologists find a wealth of information about Australia’s origins thanks to these stone marbles.
Not Without Risk
Traveling to the Outback is not without risk. In the past, immediate medical help is almost impossible;authorities caution backpackers to conserve their resources as long as possible. The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia was a welcome help particularly to the aborigines. They fly out to remote areas to give medical treatments to people in need.
Nowadays, tourists can buy caravans for sale in New South Wales to ensure a safe journey. There are several camping sites along the road where backpackers can mingle with other groups. In Tenant Creek, for example, there are a number of caravanning sites where you can interact with the local fauna.
The Outback is as foreign as it is familiar. When you think you’ve know the terrain well enough, you will discover even more exotic locations you’ve never visited before. It perfectly mirrors an Australian Aboriginal proverb that goes, “We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love; then we return home.”