Exploring the Australian Outback is an experience like no other. From the vast red deserts to the unique wildlife, there's something for everyone who wants to explore this amazing place. But how do you get there? The most efficient way to get to the Outback is by flying. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar are the main airlines that serve Central Australia, with direct flights from major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne available to both Alice Springs and Uluru Airport (Ayers Rock).
If you're looking for a truly immersive experience, however, we recommend a self-driving car or off-road trip. Motorhomes have become increasingly popular among tourists travelling inland in recent years, and it's easy to see why; they can sleep between two and six people and are essentially a home on wheels that can be parked anywhere. You can also buy 4WD models, which are usually based on the iconic Toyota Troop Carrier. The Ghan is another great way to explore the Outback.
This train leaves Adelaide for Alice Springs on Sunday and Wednesday (6 p.m.) and continues to Darwin on Tuesdays and Fridays (another 24 hours). The “Daynighter” seats have been converted into complete recliners so you can sleep in them, and the food has improved significantly. Finally, while it's much less popular now than it was in the 1970s and 80s, hitchhiking around Australia is still possible. However, we recommend taking all necessary safety precautions before embarking on this journey.