The Outback Way

An epic Road Trip, on Australia’s Longest Shortcut – connecting the Reef, The Rock and the West.

On the Outback Way you can travel from Laverton, Western Australia to Winton, Queensland which is 2800 kilometres (1600 kilometres of dirt road). There is a maximum of 300 kilometres between food, fuel and sleep stops.

Be captivated by ancient landscapes, immerse yourself in the wildlife, enjoy the wildflowers in natures playground, celebrate courageous explorers, connect to famous four wheel drive tracks, relish the majestic red centre with the events, the iconic places, the heritage and the rich indigenous cultural artwork, fossick for your own dazzling gems, see the mysterious Min Min lights, sing Waltzing Matilda, dig for fossils,and do the world’s longest geocache trail .. and find your own treasures!

The best time to travel the Outback Way is during the cooler months: March to November. Traveller's journeying along the Outback Way can enjoy some of Australia’s most remote, interesting and picturesque desert areas. Although sparsely populated, the route is home to iconic places, querky events, artisans, welcoming communities, mine sites and pastoral stations. It also features some of Australia’s most iconic scenery, including Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), and the Peterman and MacDonnell ranges.

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