The Aussie Outback might have a reputation for being a dry and unforgiving desert region, but it has plenty of unforgettable attractions on offer.
Home to an array of impressive sights, the Aussie Outback showcases Australia’s unique wildlife and natural features. Not sure where to begin when planning your trip? Then consider these top sights!
Gunlom Falls, Northern Territory
People spend hundreds of dollars checking into extravagant hotels to use their serene plunge pools, but the Gunlom Falls in Kakadu National Park has a natural one open to everyone! Nestled between large rocky clifftops, this natural infinity pool has a jaw-dropping view of the green horizon.
The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia
See this unique rock formation that has formed over 360 million years. Towering over the grass-covered plains with natural stripes of orange and black, photos don’t do this spot justice. The natural beauty of these rocky mounds has to be seen to be believed.
Uluru, Northern Territory
When thinking of Australia, you most likely pictured this iconic attraction. Known as one of the world’s most recognizable natural landmarks, this rock’s impressive size, brilliant colour, and fascinating history will make the trek to the red centre’s heart completely worth it.
El Questro Gorge, Western Australia
A destination unlike any other, El Questro Gorge is a hidden paradise for travellers ready for an adventure. Simply trek along a narrow spring-fed creek, travelling through palm and fern clad ridges until you hit the small, crystal clear swimming hole.
Coober Pedy, South Australia
Visit one of the strangest towns on earth, where a large majority of the world’s opal is found! Different from other stones, opals cannot be drilled, only dug up, which has led to the unique range of underground tunnels. The underground network doesn’t stop with simple tunnels, however. The city has developed its underground compartments with gusto, now having an array of underground homes, hotels, and pubs!
Florence Falls, Northern Territory
Dip your toes in the clear waters at Florence Falls; a waterfall bordered by glorious rocky cliffs and lush greenery. Large mossy rocks scatter the edges of the water, letting you enjoy the heat of the sun before plunging into the waters to cool off.
Ubirr, Northern Territory
Ubirr is one of Kakadu’s most picturesque spots, with 360 views looking over the surrounding orange and green landscape. It is also home to some of the best preserved Aboriginal rock art, with the ancient indigenous community using Ubirr’s cool rocky caverns as shelter. The art features the native animals and plants of Kakadu, as well as historic stories of these great people.
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Be dwarfed by this extraordinary sight as you trek up the rocky 300-metre-high sandstone gorge; truly a hiker’s heaven! The walk will be well worth it for the exceptional view. Travel there for sunset for the most stunning sights.
Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory
It is the little sister to Uluru, not as well-known but just as stunning! A key sight when journeying to the Northern Territory, Kata Tjuta (also known as Olgas) is a similar rock structure to the famous Uluru. However, instead of one large rock formation, Kata Tjuta is a group of boulders clustered together. Meaning ‘many heads’, Kata Tjuta has about 36 domes or ‘heads,’ and holds strong spiritual importance to the indigenous community.