Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre

The Australian Outback is a strange and mysterious place. It stretches out for miles and miles of nothingness. Heading down the famous Stuart Highway that runs pretty much down the centre of Australia was at times like playing one of those old car games on the mega drive, where it’s just the same scenery repeated over and over… and then comes the oasis in the desert, the scenery that feels like you stepped onto another planet, the breathtaking secret paradise or just the jaw dropping reality of the harshness of life out here. We recently drove from Melbourne to Darwin, 7000km through the centre of this huge country. We have so much to write about and in the coming weeks and months we will be telling the stories of this wonderful journey each step of the way. But for now here are some of our highlights from this vast, unforgiving, wild, diverse and mesmerising place! 

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Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback

Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback

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Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback

Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback

Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre, Aussie outback, The Outback, Uluru, Ayres Rock, Katherine, Crocodile, Red Centre, Mataranka, hot springs, Stuart Highway, Wolf creek, Devils Marbles, Explore, adventure, Australia, litchfield national park, Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal, rock art, Australian Outback

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21 thoughts on “Snapshots of the wild Australian outback from a 7000km trip through the Red Centre

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-3028">

    what skull are they in the picture? are they crocodiles, dinosaurs, or…? seems like an interesting yet challenging kind of trip, i’m intrigued! 🙂

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3036">

      It’s a kangaroo skull, lots of road kill along these roads, its quite shocking but all part of how harsh the outback is.

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-3029">
    BonBon

    You’ve got amazing shots!!! WOW!!! WHat a mysterious place it is. Can’t wait for your next post…

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3037">

      Thank you, we are working on them for after Christmas, being in the outback means you do get a little behind!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-3030">
    Dominic Gramatte

    The Australian Outback is fantastic. We went about this time last year and had a blast. Looking forward to seeing your posts.

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3038">

      It’s a very interesting and different place to the large cities, great to explore. Thanks

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-3031">
    Exploration Junkie

    A really beautiful region that the wilderness love I am would love to explore! Beautiful pictures, I love this orange sand, and the split rock is really amazing! I hope I will have the opportunity to see all this with my own eyes one day!

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3039">

      Yes, such an amazing and vast land that is so different to other areas of the country.

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-3034">
    Jackie

    So many miles of undisturbed land, and the pool of water for swimming looks amazing. I wish I was there right now. Wonderful photos!

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3041">

      Yes, its so beautiful in how unspoilt it is. Those waterholes were so refreshing too, just had to dodge the crocs! :-p

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-3044">
    Soaringtraveler

    Your pictures are amazing! Last year I went to Gold Coast and Sydney and fell in love with Australia. I need to add the outback to my travel list!

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3045">

      Thank you very much. We loved Sydney too and we will be heading to Gold Coast in the new year! Looking forward to that!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-3046">
    Jack Krier

    The Outback is such an amazing place to visit. Went there myself 2 years ago and drove from Alice Springs to Darwin, not as far as you but equally mesmerising, great pictures, thanks for sharing! I also made a photo story about the Outback, you can check it out here: https://www.findworldsbeauty.com/photo-story-the-middle-of-nowhere-a-trip-across-the-outback/ happy travels!

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3047">

      Yeah it’s such a different place than the cities and that trip is a great one to do. Thanks.

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-3048">
    Kerri McConnel

    Wild and unforgiving it sure is. So pleased you are getting to experience some of the real Australia – parts that many visitors never ever get to see. It is such an incredible place, with such diversity and so much to learn. Beautiful photos guys, and I hope you continue to have great experiences here.

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3053">

      Yeah for sure! It’s great to see these parts just as much as it is cool to see the big sights. Love that there is so much diversity in Aus!

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-3049">
    Samantha Applewhaite

    Such great photos! Makes me want to visit Australia – haven’t had a chance to yet!!

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2" id="comment-3052">

      Thank you! You will love it!

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-3050">

    It looks amazing. It *almost* makes me interested in doing the drive. But I think I’ll stick to flights. 🙂

      li class="comment odd alt depth-2 parent" id="comment-3051">

      You miss out on all the stuff along the way though!! :-p

        li class="comment even depth-3" id="comment-3054">

        I know but there’s only so much time!! Always a problem….

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