Australia is so full of superlatives that the best way to
appreciate them all is to get Down Under and see for yourself mate.
ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia.
||Australia by Rail:
From the vast emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain, on the longest straight rail line in the
world, to the twisting tracks of outback Queensland and the rainforests of the north,
Australia's railways offer a rich variety of contrasting experiences. Taking the train is
an ideal way to explore the Australian continent in comfort and style.
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The chances are that you will arrive in Australia
Many people choose to fly to
Sydney first, but
Darwin also make excellent
starting points to travel around Australia.
Australian Tourist Commission:
The official promotions to get you going walkabout Down Under.
Getting Around Australia:
General travel information about getting around Australia.
Search the Australian cultural heritage collections online.
The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service.
Driving Around Australia
Not everyone has it themselves to
hitch-hike around Australia, but many
travellers on a budget do buy a cheap car to drive around Australia and later sell it on;
if they're lucky and the wheels haven't fallen off.
A hire car is also an option, for visitors to Australia who have a
bigger budget to travel with.
Hiring a campervan is a good middle road to take; offering free
accommodation on the road Down Under, in the bargain.
Spaceships Campers offer a versatile, compact, fun and fuel efficient way to travel around
Australia. There's also a friendly community of Space Travellers, or Space Mates, ready to
swap DVDs and offer travel tips.
available for hire from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
A cult classic with an ever-growing audience, Tracks is the brilliantly written and
frequently hilarious account of a young woman's odyssey through the deserts of Australia,
with no one but her dog and four camels as companions. Davidson emerges as a heroine who
combines extraordinary courage with exquisite sensitivity.
Outback Travel Tips
Having the right information on this region can mean the difference
between a good or great holiday. It can also mean the difference between life and death.
Like all of the worlds remote regions, this one needs to be treated with respect and
Australia Weather Warnings:
The weather can affect your outback experience. Be sure to check ahead;
especially the reports and weather warnings for northern and western
Ranges and Outback Tourism:
Discover a vast and ancient land filled with startling colours, amazing wildlife and
stories as spellbinding as the location itself.
Outback Road Warnings:
Before setting off or heading back, check
this regularly updated website for the
latest info on open, restricted and closed
Coober Pedy, in the heart of the South Australian outback, is the Opal
capital of the world; a fascinating place if you're interested in these colourful
gemstones and the underground culture that surrounds them.
Coober Pedy is around 10 hours drive north of Adelaide or 6 hours
drive south of Alice Springs.
Over 100,000 tourists from Australia and around the world visit Coober
Pedy each year to enjoy this unique and cosmopolitan outback opal mining town.
Mud Hut Motel:
Built of rammed earth in a style sympathetic to the Australian outback landscape, the Mud
Hut Motel provides fine accommodation in a friendly atmosphere and at a reasonable price.
Opal Capital of the
The Coober Pedy Retail Business and Tourism Association invite you to include Coober Pedy as a destination during your stay in South
Australia. The Tourist Information Centre is located on Lot 773,
Through the ever-increasing demand for economical, family style accommodation, Coober
Pedy's Opal Inn was developed as a Hotel, a Motel and a Caravan Park - to cater for the
needs of the growing number of tourists attracted to this unique area.
Coward Springs is a permanent wetland caused by a free flowing bore
sunk for railway use, in 1886, and now a crucial water source, feeding and breeding area
for over 100 species of birds.
The camping area is beside the old Ghan railway line and was previously known as Coward
The Oodnadatta Track
The Oodnadatta Track closely follows a major Aboriginal trade route,
the Overland Telegraph Line and the Old Ghan Line. Add to this unique mound springs, the
largest lake in Australia and the biggest cattle station in the world and this becomes one
of the most important outback heritage areas in Australia.
The road travels from Marree to Oodnadatta, via Coward Spring,
Curdimurka, Lake Eyre, William Creek, Algebuckina and numerous red and white sand dunes.
Travel 160km east of Coober Pedy, along the historic Oodnadatta Track,
and you will find William Creek; halfway between Oodnadatta and Maree.
Campground and Store:
If you see the sign 'Cappuccino 3km' you know you're on the right track. Situated at the
edge of fascinating Lake Eyre, Peter and Bev have made this an ideal stop for people
exploring the beautiful outback of South Australia.
That the Australian East coast is the most marketed part of Australia
doesn't mean it is the most beautiful.
Between the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia you can
have your reef and beaches and all your adventure activities but get away from mass
tourism, to experience what makes Australia so unique and different from other continents.