Tips for an Australian Outback Trip


The Australian Outback is an awe inspiring place, but it should not be taken lightly. You will encounter vast expanses of fairly desolate land. You may also come into contact with some dangerous creatures. Of course, you should not let this put you off exploring the outback; it’s an incredible place.

Australian Outback

You just need to make sure that you are properly prepared for your trip. This helps to stop you getting into trouble in an area where help may not be close at hand. Here are some tips to help you survive a journey through the outback.

Make sure your vehicle is full roadworthy

Never take any chances with a vehicle you are about to drive through the outback. You need to make sure that it’s fully serviced, including new oil, brake pads and wipers, where necessary. If you need new tyres for your vehicle, check out, where you can find a good deal. Remember that you also need to ensure that your tyre pressures are as they should be.

Australian Outback

Take petrol, oil and water

Making sure that your vehicle is roadworthy is not the end of the story when venturing into the Australian Outback. You also need to ensure that you have what you need to keep it that way. Take water, oil and petrol with you, as you will not come across many petrol stations in the outback.

Australian Outback: Forget about Google Maps

How many times do you useGoogle to find a destination that you are not familiar with? You can forget about doing this in the Australian Outback, because you will not have access to Google, or any of the social media sites that you may usually rely on. You need to invest in a good GPS system and the best Australian Outback maps available.

Australian Outback

Keep Things Cool

Let’s face it; you are going to be miserable if everything you eat or drink is warm. Do not forget to invest in a plug-in cooler, to take with you on your journey through the Australian Outback.

Protect Againgst the Sun

You are not going to have a lot of natural protection against the sun in the Australian Outback. You need to find a pair of reliable sunglasses, to protect your eyes against the sun while you are driving. You should also take a hat, and a ton of sunscreen. Do not forget to use sunscreen while you are in the vehicle, otherwise that arm which is resting on the open window is likely to fry.

Be Prepared for Solitary Existence

One of the most important things to remember, when you set off into the Austrlian Outback, is that you are going to be on your own for a lot of the time. This may seem like a good thing, if you want to escape from the madness of city life. But, you may not see anyone else for days; are you prepared for this?

Hopefully, we have given you some tips to help you prepare for your journey. Once you have completed your preparation, all that remains is for you to head off, and enjoy the trip into the wonderful and wild Australian Outback. You’re also bound to find a number of stunning sunsets along the way.

Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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