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How to do Australia's Outback on a budget

Published March 7th, 2016

Australia is such a massive and diverse country, yet so many of us don’t stray far to discover what’s out there. This year, why don’t you explore our vast backyard and see what ‘real’ Australia is all about? We promise you’ll be blown away by all there is to experience.

So where to start, and how to do it affordably?

Head to the Northern Territory on a tour that will take you to all the places you’ve always wondered about. Making the outback accessible, you’ll be able to visit remote and fascinating places with a professional trip manager and team of drivers to do all the hard work!

Ultimate Outback Experience on the Outback Adventure

Sleep under a blanket of stars in a swag, grab a cold beer at one of the Outback's oldest pubs, take a hot-air balloon ride over the desert and be blown away by the incredible landscapes along the way.

The endless red expanse awaits on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alice Springs, Darwin, Uluru and Tennant Creek as well as the legendary Kakadu Park and Katherine area.

You’ll visit swimming holes, waterfalls, and hot springs; see a whole range of crazy wildlife; learn how to survive in the bush from an Indigenous guide; visit a camel and cattle station; and get up close to the magic of Uluru at sunrise and sunset.


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All Me, Me, Me

There are a tonne of “Me Time” extras you can choose to add onto your trip for a tailor-made adventure that better fulfills your travel daydreams. Quad biking, taking a scenic flight and going on a Katherine Gorge Cruise are just a few of the available options.

By the end of your trip you’ll be feeling that Aussie pride, plus you’ll have deeper insight into ancient cultures and lifestyles of Australians beyond your own back fence.

Going on a tour like this means you won’t just see these amazing and unique places, you’ll actually get to learn about them and immerse yourself in local life.

Enjoy this 11-day Contiki tour from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, with 10 nights accommodation and most meals included.

Once you’re on the tour, there’s very little to pay for, so you’ll be able to budget easily. The tour can either be taken from Darwin to Alice Springs, or in reverse.

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Jump on board the next Outback tour. The Red Centre might be here forever, but we won't and neither will these deals! Offers end 31 March 2016.


Amy Dalgleish

Wanderlust pommie, currently living the dream in sunny Byron Bay.