Do you really want to have some fun while traveling Australia? Good. You just need a campervan hire and a whole lot of love for adventure and you’re set for a good time in one of the world’s most captivating countries.
With a plethora of landscapes to visit, you can only imagine just how many of these experiences will require you to go off-road. If you love anything that puts you in touch with nature and love a good adventure, then all you need to do is pack up your jeep or campervan hire and head out to one of the amazing places below.
The following are just a few of the best off-road adventures in Australia to try with local tour companies. You can do one or do them all. It’s up to you. Rest assured that this is one of the most exciting ways to see the unique and diverse landscapes found in Australia. You’ll have your pick of plenty of places to explore, but these following ones are some of the most visited ones.
- Cape York Track: Also known as the Old Telegraph Track, this off-road adventure is as historical as it is fun. It follows what used to be the telegraph line, but now is a place that where you can see ever-changing landscapes, depending on the time and season. With steep dips and challenging uphill climbs, it’s the adventure that you’ve been waiting for. You’ll also be amazed to find how the landscape changes as you go on. You’ll observe beautiful waterfalls, tropical forest, muddy ponds, and so much more. You’ll want to bring your camera on this trip to capture the beauty of the unique beauty of New South Wales landscapes.
- Simpson Desert French Line: At first glance, the desert may not seem like the most inviting of experiences, but if what you’re looking for is adventure, then adventure is exactly what you’ll get when you choose to go off road on the Simpson Desert French Line. Lying between Birdsville and Finke, this is the track for people who have no fear of challenges. Dry dunes, sparse wildlife, and people who are daring enough to walk the trek are just some of the things that you’ll see as you traverse over 1,100 sand dunes. Be prepared to enjoy beautiful starry nights in the desert; it’s a sight unlike any other.
- Hay River Track: Near the Simpson desert, this is yet another fun track that can be traversed after you’ve successfully completed the above-mentioned track. While you won’t be exploring as many sand dunes as in Simpson Desert, you’ll get to experience the Australian bushland, which is an experience that’s worth it. This is a track where you will need a permit, as the people who run the area encourage responsible off-roading. From dunes to bush, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of terrain on this trip. Be aware that there are dingoes in this area, so be cautious. As on any track in Australia, make sure that you have everything you need to stay safe on the track.
- Birdsville Track: A place to really get to know the outback, Birdsville Track is a lot of fun. Because it’s a well-traveled track, you can expect a somewhat smoother terrain than on some other tracks. As nice as the track may be, it’s still the outback, so you’ll be able to still expect a fun adventure. From sand dunes to gibbers, bushland, as well as Lake Eyre in the area, Birdsville Track is a rewarding experience that will provide enough of a challenge without being too much for those who are just getting started on the off-road experience. Do go prepared for eventualities, because you can expect rough conditions on the track.
Off roading in Australia is more rewarding than you would imagine. If you’re looking for adventure, this is a great place for it. It’s home to unique animals, beautifully diverse landscapes, beauty, and challenges.
If you’ve been to Australia, you know how much there is to see and do. If it’s your first time, but you want to make the most of your experience, then don’t hesitate to experience what it’s like to travel off-road in the “Down Under.” You will want to do a bit of research for a safe and memorable experience, but once you feel ready, don’t let anything stop you from enjoying an experience of a lifetime.
Make sure to set out prepared. If you’re renting a campervan hire to travel around Australia, you may want to consider looking into 4WD vehicles to rent near the tracks, so that you can keep your campervan in good conditions as you set out to explore in vehicles that are more equipped for the job of off-roading. Bring safety supplies, water, food, and petrol. It’s okay to bring too much. Most of all, have fun!