A Guide to the Australian Outback

Explore the natural beauty of Outback Australia
Discover the secrets of stunning landscapes!


Welcome to the Australian Outback Guide!

Want to experience the excitement of somewhere unique? Enjoy the tranquillity and find out about the spellbinding history of the wonderful places back of beyond?

Come visit the Eastern Australian Outback with me. I'll share my first hand experience of my travels through this awesome area and guide you through the diverse scenery that includes:

  • Ancient mountain ranges, the Flinders Ranges are a stunning example
  • Glistening salt lakes which hurt your eyes in the blazing sunshine
  • Flat plains where you really see nothing.... but, get out of your car, walk around and absorb the grandeur of this wide open land, it might make you feel belittled
  • Endless grassy plains that are good sheep and cattle country
Rugged mountains and a stony track in the Flinders RangesStation Track at Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges
Red sand, golden bushes, a glistening salt lake and a pale sky, that's Lake GairdnerLake Gairdner near Mount Ive station in the Gawler Ranges

Do you think it is dangerous? - Not if you take Outback safety seriously.

Is it boring? - Far from it!

Are you curious? - Let's go off the beaten track! Outback Australia is an awesome destination.

The railway platform and old locomotives in MarreeMarree - tiny town where the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks begin
Cameron Corner marker, the dog fence in the background, and a dead treeCameron Corner - where three Australian States meet

Ready to Explore the Australian Outback?

Hi! My name is Rita, your guide to the most beautiful and peaceful places in Australia's vast inland. My motto for safe travelling and how to enjoy Australia's wilderness regions is:

"Be prepared and know what to expect before you're going out there"

Learn what the Outback looks like. Browse this guide and enjoy the photos of the most stunning places. Let me share my experience of my numerous travels to this remote country with you. I am happy to give you inspirations to you plan your trip of a lifetime.

Outback regions

A welcome to South Australia sign

Australia's inland is a vast area. Here you find information for the remote hinterland of the central and eastern States

Famous Routes & Tracks

Road signs on the Borefield Road/ Oodnadatta Track junction

The Australian Outback offers well-known tracks and hidden gems for you to explore. You can even reach many remote places on a sealed highway.

Outback Facts & Safety

A warning road sign that says gravel road ahead

Useful information for a smooth trip: essential gear to take, emergency numbers, safety rules. Be prepared and travel safely.

Driving Tips

A colourful Outback landscape with a campervan and a car

Things you need to know when driving in the remote areas.

Where to Stay

An old hut from the museum in Windorah

Find a room in a big city or in tiny Outback towns.

Australian Facts

Poached-egg daisies on a red sandy soil

General facts and information about Australia.

Australian Cities

Main road in Broken Hill with the post office building

A few cities that are fairly close to the remote areas. It is a good idea to get supplies there, before you enter the loneliness.

Unique Animals

A koala dozing in a branch fork of a tree

Australia is famous for its unique animals. Discover the cute ones, and those you better avoid to get in touch with.

Photo Galleries

A windmill and a stone tank on Mount Ive station

A travel guide isn't complete without heaps of photos. Browse the picture pages, enjoy the beauty of awesome landscapes.

I really hope this website inspires you, and you are going to love the Outback as much as I do. Thank you for visiting Rita's Australian Outback Guide.

See you on the road!

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