ADVENTURES WAITING FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY
is such an amazing country to travel around, there are so many great
adventures to be found.
All you need is time, a plan of
where to go and some skills to get you there. A little bit of outback
knowledge will also help, and thats where we’ll help you.
There is a huge amount of valuable information in this website, you
will also find some very useful free downloadable how to guides. The
one thing we can't provide you is a spirit of adventure, you either
have that desire to see and explore this vast land or you don't. Many
people have the deep burning desire, but not the the knowledge.
This website contains information for those that are willing to travel
to places most will never see. The most important element on your
Aussie travel adventure, your spirit of adventure
to get outback and have some fun
, see amazing
places, takes great photos
, meet interesting
people. Just live life
YOU have the Spirit to travel and we
have some great Adventures waiting for you
YOUR OUTBACK ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL GUIDE
Here at Outback Australian Adventures and Travel it is our job to
provide you with the best reference guides for that exciting Aussie
outback adventure. Travel the outback with confidence knowing we are
only a web click away.
YOUR OUTBACK MATE (BUDDY)
Think of us as your
, providing ideas on where to go, how to get there,
what planning you need to consider and how to prepare your car and
trailer. We also provide plenty of outback training tips in our 4WD
self help guides. You’ll never be stuck for ideas on how to prepare for
and recover your vehicle, should things go wrong.
These guides are provided in PDF and video format. Learn how to replace
trailer bearings on the middle of the Gunbarrel Highway or better still
prepare for the trip and not need to. After watching our videos on how
to prepare and maintain your trailer and then download a copy of the
easy to follow step by step videos saved to your hard drive for future
Even the simple things like preparing your car for a safe family
weekend away, we take nothing for granted not everybody grew up on a
farm in the outback. Most outback adventurers are born and bred city
folk, lets face it that’s where most of us work, most of the time.
Don’t let this stop you and the family enjoying the great Australian
Outback or one of many beautiful beach location miles from anywhere or
What about Mums truck (the modern all wheel drive or crossover) with so
many Dads away working up north and overseas. It's often left upto mum
to organise the family holiday, are you feedup with the expensives
resorts and the same old holidays, why not be bold. Plan your own
family adventure holiday.
How do you prepare for and take the kids away safety and without
loosing all your hair to stress. The mum and kids family adventure is
only a few videos away, it’s all in the 3 P’s plan, preparation and
practice. Rest assured there are so many tips on how to have and
prepare for a safe and enjoyable family adventure you will relax and
enjoy the whole experience. Lets not forget your outback mate stored in
the laptop for when things get tuff. From how to check the oil in your
vehicle and change a tyre to picking a camp site and lighting a fire
for that Damper recipe the kids want to make.
ALL WHEEL DRIVE ADVENTURES
The 4 wheel drive, most people today drive an all wheel drive 4WD or
soft off roader, these come in many shapes and sizes and let’s not
forget cost. It doesn’t matter whether you drive a $5000.00 Subaru
forester or a $100,000.00 BMW X5 you’ll generally have the same
limitations and concerns regardless of cost. The vehicle ground clearance, tyres, motor and driveline
and lets not forget storage
We provide plenty of
planning tools on how to prepare your
vehicle, what to take and even where to go.
ENJOYABLE OUTBACK FAMILY ADVENTURES
Your family holiday focus should be on enjoyable outback adventure
travel for the whole family, if you spend the whole week digging your
4wd out of sandy bogs when you should have been fishing, camping or
rock climbing. You will not enjoy your time away and more importantly
nor will the little ones, if you have them on the trip either.
Plan your trip and enjoy your plan. There’s also a whole section on
what to take and more importantly what not to take. An overloaded
vehicle is dangerous, they use more fuel and your 4WD gets bogged more
easily and more often.
4WD RECOVERY TIPS
There’s a whole section on how to drive in different condition, what to
consider, and the most important
thing when to get out and walk the track ahead
. This single
aspect has prevented me from getting bogged for years. It doesn’t
matter whether it’s a boggy muddy track, deep sand ruts or driving in
snow and ice a little prevention and preparation is all you need.
The right gear for the right job
We’ll discuss this in great depth in out 4WD recover section. You
don’t need all that expensive recovery gear unless your travel
adventures are listed as Extreme 4wd
. For most adventure
weekends and adventure holidays, a
small amount of suitable equipment and sound preparation will get you
there and back safely.
DISABLED ACCESS ADVENTURES
I’m often asked about disabled access 4WD adventures. Having a
disability will not stop you or your family enjoying the outback.
There are plenty of adventures out there for everyone, of course there
are limitations on where you can go, and how you might get there but
mainly those limitations are in the mind of others. I have seen some of
the most adventurous people I’ve ever met strapped into a wheel chair,
these chairs come in all shapes and sizes, with massive fat wheels or
cut down ski’s and others have been further improvised with technology
developed from motorised off-road chairs.
No one said it’s going to be easy, and thats why god gave us a brain to
improvise and find other solutions. One of my favourite activities to
do with my own disabled son is fishing in our big red canoe. I added a
supportive seat for him and an electric motor for me so that I could
concentrate on helping him catch the illusive big fish.
Having travelled and lived all over Australia. We now live in Western
Australia, we include adventures suitable for a wheel chair adventurer
who loves fishing and canoeing. Sandy tracks are our challenge and a
pain in the butt as the wheels get bogged, but these days our
Australian national Parks and camp areas are better suited for access
to all, This includes wheelchair access. There are even tree top walks
suitable for wheel chairs, my son and other kids just love it.
You will find plenty of information on adventure
around Australia on a budget
. Cheap Travel tips on flying around
Australia, taking a train, or catching a bus
your budget and the best method in my opinion driving this great land.
DOWNLOAD - The Outback Australia Cheap Travel Guide
Learn how to select a suitable vehicle
how much to pay and what to look for so that you don’t buy a worn out
lemon. Once you’ve decided how to get around, now decide where to go
and how long to stay. There are so many amazing locations, depending on
how much time you have, this will also limit how many places you can
THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL GUIDE -The BEST 100 PLACES YOU MUST VISIT
favourite selection of adventure holiday locations for the adventurous.
The Best 100 places you just must
visit, these are divided by state and region.
There are also plenty of short side
We also include the Outback Australia
Cheap Travel Guide.
To travel around Australia you are also going to need some equipment,
too often people purchase all this expensive flash new equipment just
because some salesman convinced them it was essential. Read our gear
guide, buy only the gear you need. Don’t spend money on
expensive equipment and gear you’ll never use.
Also consider the
money you'll save on fuel not carrying an extra 100-500kg of stuff you
don’t use. A light vehicle means less
wear and tear, less fuel consumed and not getting bogged.
Download - Outback Travel Adventure Gear guide for you and your
Cheap accommodation, Cheap flights, Cheap hire cars, cheap food, Cheap
national parks access and many other money saving ideas to help your
hard earned money go a lot further. You’ll find extensive guides to
caravan parks and camp grounds, there are also thousands of Free places
to camp, some are located along the most beautiful rivers and oceans in
the world. Just be careful up north as you may need to share you camp
ground with one of our very friendly crocodiles, they are just a little
misunderstood. We explain how to safely camp and explore the outback
whilst living in the bush. The
guide to Australian Dangerous Animals
. Read this guide and
ensure you follow our tips section on how not to get eaten, remember
you are part of the food cycle up in croc country. It’s all about
boundaries and respect.
AUSTRALIA FISHING TIPS
Download - Australian Dangerous Animals
We love to include a spot of fishing on our outback adventures, there’s
nothing like a freshly caught fish for dinner after a great day
exploring our beautiful country. There is nothing better than dipping a
line in the water waiting for dinner to bite as whilst kicking back and
having a cold beer at the end of another amazing day on your adventure.
Fishing tips from the worlds worst fisherman.
, its all in
the mind. You
can survive any situation anywhere in the world with the right mental
. You'll also need a few survival tips
on what to do, with
over 20 years teaching and using Outback Australian Survival
Techniques, we have plenty of interesting tips on how to find real tasty bush tucker
, find water in the middle of the desert
and even how to make fire
several proven easy methods, the kids will love this. Watch our videos
do a little practice and when they're are not looking.
Instant guru make a real fuss about lighting a fire, get the kids
around, find some well placed sticks and a little tinder in the
bush ready for you to find. Then go to work, work up a sweat. Next
thing you know you'll have “You have Fire,” when you’ve lit a fire just
using just sticks. You can do anything, you can survive the
Just make sure the kids or your mates are filming your fire-making, you
might as well get some leverage from that new found skill.
We are mad keen rock climbers who now have families, you’ll find plenty
of adventures that include abseiling for the family, rock climbing for
the family and those places only suitable for the older crew, Included
is our Classic Climbs Australia Guide
with plenty of video. There are very few climbing venues (crags) places
we haven’t visited in Australia, if it’s vertical, been there for a
look and a scramble.
SKIING BACKCOUNTRY IN THE MOUNTAINS
Australia has a vast ski are the size of Switzerland. There are some
amazing places that are so easy to visit on skis. Try an Australia
Outback skiing (Nordic touring style) Adventure also dicussed is snow
shoe adventures for the whole family, snowshoeing is easy to learn and
master. Next time your you go up to the mountains consider some back
country adventures, you can be less than 5 km from the ski resorts and
not see a single person all week. Take the family up to the mountains
for a cheap holiday why not try some back country snowshoeing. We
have over 20 years experience skiing and trekking the Australian High
Country, you’ll find plenty of ski adventure tips, places to go, how to
guides including how to build a snow cave or put up a tent in the snow.
We also have videos and ice climbing tips and techniques and there are
(lots) of video and photos on climbing around Australia and the world,
Alaska, Russia, Norway just to mention a few.
This site will provide you with the
answers and tips that you need to have that enjoyable outback adventure
safely, enjoy Australia. We Do.