When the going gets tough, the tough get out there! Thankfully here in Australia, the vast and adventurous outback offers countless remote regions perfect for getting lost in. To fully immerse yourself in these isolated escapes you’ll need a solid rig and set up designed to withstand all conditions and terrain—like the Off-Road Dream Team up for grabs in the current Mater Cars for Cancer lottery! If you won, where would you run away to first?
Located in far north-western WA, the Kimberley region has long been lauded as one of the most remote and pristine parts of the country, homing rugged landscapes, monumental gorges, ancient rock formations, dramatic waterfalls, and spectacular unspoiled coastline. You’ll need to brave the unsealed Gibb River Road, bumpy outback terrain, and more than a few river crossings to discover this slice of untouched paradise.
One of the largest and most isolated deserts in the world, the Simpson spans a huge 170,000 sq km and is accessible only by 4WD or air. There is nothing quite like watching what is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular sunsets on earth… approximately 300 km from the nearest person! Expect rolling sand dunes, iconic Aussie wildlife (mind the dingoes!), and a whole lot of wide-open spaces.
If it’s coastal thrills you seek, keep heading down below the Simpson till you hit the Great Australian Bight, a unique and biodiverse open bay running along Australia’s southern coast. Remote, windswept, and picturesque, the abundant waters of the bight pack in a huge variety of marine species including whales, dolphins, seals, and sharks. The best way to experience it? Park up and hike the coast, or better still, jump on a boat tour to get right in amongst it.
This simply breathtaking Top End landmark is a must-visit at least once in a lifetime. The ruggedly beautiful parkland is home to the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge, a series of 13 sandstone ravines carved out by the Katherine River over millions of years that twist and turn for miles and glow golden in the changing light. You’ll also find Edith and Florence Falls and the rich history and ancient culture of the indigenous Jawyon people.
Located 647 km north of Adelaide, Australia’s largest salt lake is also one of the country’s most unique natural wonders. The vast expanse of shimmering white salt flats sprawls over 9,500 sq km and only fills during rare desert flooding events, creating a stunning natural spectacle that attracts a myriad of visitors of both the human and wildlife persuasion!
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