Australia is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world, which comes as no surprise since it has a ton of attractions and activities to offer. The best ones can be found in the Outback, though, a desert-like place unlike any other, so book a cheap car hire and prepare yourself for authentic outdoor adventures.
Indeed, driving through the Outback with a car hire in Australia is an experience unlike any other, particularly since there are several scenic routes available. If you want to see Ayers Rock, you should take the Red Centre Way which goes through the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ayers Rock, known locally as Uluru, is a magnificent natural attraction, changing colors depending on the time of day. You should be content to simply take pictures of it, however, since it is is considered sacred and therefore, climbing it is discouraged.
Other sights along Red Centre Way include the King’s Canyon with its sandstone domes and dramatic gorges, and the town of Alice Springs, which is rich in Aboriginal art galleries.
The Nature’s Way is also popular, going through the world-famous Kakadu National Park. This park has been named a World Heritage Site because of its diverse natural landscapes, plant life and wildlife, which includes crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies and bandicoots.
The Nature’s Way goes through Nitmiluk National Park, as well, where you can see the magnificent Katherine Gorge, and Litchfield National Park with its famous waterfalls.
You don’t need to follow these routes if you don’t want to, though. With a car hire, you are free to visit and pass through attractions and towns of your own choosing. Some of the other popular Outback attractions include Devils Marbles, the MacDonnell Ranges and the white sand beaches on the Esperance Coast.
There are various accommodations available as well. If you want to be comfortable after a hot day in the outdoors, you should book a room in a hotel in Kalgoorlie or Darwin, but for a more unique experience, try staying in a refurbished mine in Coober Pedy, a cattle station in Gascoyne-Murchison or camping in the outdoors.
Indeed, you can choose your own adventures with your own car hire. Just remember to always bring a lot of water with you and to wear sunscreen to avoid dehydration and sunburn, and be aware of the signs along the way and in the parks. No matter where you go, you’re certain to find something exciting to do or something amazing to behold. After all, this is the Australian Outback, where the world comes to ultimately enjoy the wild outdoors.