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  • All trips to Australia should include a visit to the arid landscape of the Australian outback.
  • Abandoned burnt out cars are common in outback
  • Australian kangaroos silhouetted at sunset
  • Outback kangaroo sign
  • A stockman and his horse on an Aussie station (farm)
  • The Australia Outback claims the worlds long straight stetch of road
  • Rural fencing in the outback

What is the Outback exactly? A good definition might be a vast remote area with wide open spaces where urban areas don’t exist and something totally unique on an Australia vacation. This covers a large portion of Australia obviously.

The Outback covers a huge amount of Australia and is basically the countryside and remote areas located hours away from big city life. However, there are many cities that are close by and make good starting points for interesting areas of the Outback on trips to Australia.

It is not by any means all desert although this does take up a certain amount of territory but even in the desert, one will come across vegetation and waterholes. And wildlife has adapted to the more remote parts. Kangaroos, dingoes, emus, wild horses and wild camels can frequently be seen.

What does the Outback offer the traveller on Australian tours? The ability to explore of course and this can be done either on a self-drive arrangement or on an organized tour. A few of the better known areas which constitute a part of a the Outback are Alice Springs, Kakadu National Park and Ayers Rock in the Northern Territories, Broken Hill in New South Wales, Broome in Western Australia and Flinders Range in Queensland which give you an idea geographically just what is the Australian Outback.

And in a country as large as Australia there is much to discover, and what better way to do this then on one of our Outback tours. C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 


 

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Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

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Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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Outback Australia

  • Outback Australia: The Color of Red

    Experience the wonders of the Red Centre of the Outback with visits to unique Alice Springs, the remarkable Kings Canyon and the amazing Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park, home to the unusual Olga’s and the iconic Ayers Rock. Enjoy two dinners under the stars.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,453
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Adelaide to Alice Springs: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,585
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • Alice Springs to Adelaide: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,585
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Olgas & Alice Springs

    Discover the best of Australia’s Red Centre. See the sun set and rise over Ayers Rock, visit the 36 rock domes of the Olgas, and travel to spectacular Kings Canyon then visit Alice Springs.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 786
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,525
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Downunder: Melbourne to Auckland

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Visit Australia's iconic sites and cities before commencing a journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,528
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • 4WD Eco Adventure Hotel Safari

    Starting and finishing in Alice Springs, this 4WD Eco Adventure Hotel Safari is a perfect option for those seeking adventure but who prefer the comforts of hotel accommodation. Take an opportunity to enjoy the Red Centre in comfort.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,166
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Alice Springs & Ayers Rock

    Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous Outback town and Uluru/Ayers Rock is Australia’s most recognizable natural icon. Take time to explore these incredibly unique parts of the country.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 536
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Perth and Beyond with Indian Pacific All Inclusive Rail Journey

    Discover the highlights of the most remote capital on the planet with this exploration of Perth and beyond. Start in Perth, where you’ll explore the coastline and venture into the Pinnacles Desert. Then board the Indian Pacific train to venture east to Sydney to enjoy two days in Australia’s largest city.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,399
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Aussie City and Top End Escape

    Escape the workaday life to explore some of Australia’s most famous sights. On this two-week tour, you’ll head from Melbourne to Darwin to Sydney to explore the wonders of the Great Ocean Road and Victoria, tour the billabongs of Kakadu National Park, and enjoy the pleasures of the nation’s largest cities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,189
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Authentic Australia

    Journey through the best of Australia on this unforgettable vacation that takes you from Melbourne to Sydney. Along the way, you’ll see Uluru/Ayers Rock, venture into Kakadu National Park, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and explore the Indigenous Dreamtime in Kuranda.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,236
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Best of South Australia's Outback and Wine

    Experience why South Australia is the state of WOW (wildlife, Outback, and wine) on this Australia vacation. As you travel across South Australia, you’ll enjoy easygoing culture in Adelaide, taste fabulous wines in the McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, and visit one of the icons of the Outback, Wilpena Pound, in the Flinders Ranges.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,359
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of the Outback: Adelaide to Darwin

    Recreate one of Australia’s great outback journeys from culture-loving Adelaide to historic Darwin.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,875
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Best of the Outback: Ayers Rock to Darwin

    Get to the heart of Australia’s red centre, the Northern Territory.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,538
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Broken Hill: The Accessible Outback

    Want to experience the real Australian outback? This short tour to Broken Hill and surrounds takes you to the heart of Australia’s opal mining country, and nearby Mutawintji National Park.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,069
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,641
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Coober Pedy: Coober Pedy Experience

    Coober Pedy has evolved into one of the most unique places in Australia and perhaps the world. It's a cosmopolitan town with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities. Sleep underground at the Desert Cave Hotel, where the outside world disappears, offering visitors the best opportunity to experience Coober Pedy 'dugout' living plus a range of specialised tours of the surrounding rugged and beautiful outback.
    Duration:
    2-3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,390
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Coober Pedy: Opals & Underground

    An unforgettable trip to the Outback. In Coober Pedy, stay at the world’s first international underground hotel, learn about opals and see the Painted Desert.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,240
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cultural Explorer

    Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Australia’s Red Centre by visiting and learning about two of the country’s most iconic areas, Uluru/Ayers Rock and Alice Springs.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 774
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Culture and Icons

    Experience the best of Australia's icons and culture with this journey from Sydney to Tasmania. This Australia vacation showcases Sydney's most popular sights, including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, before taking you to Uluru/Ayers Rock in the country's Red Centre and the secluded landscapes and rugged coastlines of Tasmania.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,910
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks
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  • Davidson's Arnhemland Safari

    Immerse yourself in Aboriginal heritage and sacred sites of Arnhemland.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,219
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Flinders Ranges Outback Tour

    Explore the Outback on this tour of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. As you traverse this famous mountain range, you’ll explore cattle stations, tour the famous amphiteatre of Wilpena Pound, and enjoy world-class local cuisine at the Woolshed Restaurant and Prairie Hotel.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,236
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Ghan Expedition on Sale

    Many different landscapes and climates make up Australia’s outback, but no journey connects them like The Ghan. This legendary outback train links Darwin to Adelaide, taking you through the red centre of the country, with stops to learn about life in this sometimes harsh, but always beautiful region.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,803
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Goanna Dreaming 4WD Camping Safari

    Enjoying an opportunity to veer off the beaten track and experience the real desert – private bush camps, quality campfire cooked food and sleeping under the clear southern stars.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 703
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kakadu & Arnhemland Explorer

    Australia’s Northern Territory offers an outback experience like no other.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 931
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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