A day in the outback

Spending days going bush may not appeal to all but that doesn’t mean the lure of the outback isn’t appealing. There are many tours on offer which allow you to sample the delights of the outback without costing a small fortune.

Northern Territory – Manyalluk Community – 100km east of Katherine
The Dreaming Place – Self Drive – Full Day

Experience the outback as a true Aboriginal community does. Spend the day sharing and understanding the culture and skills which have developed over thousands on years. Learn how to throw spears, light fire, paint and play the Digeridoo. After a cup of ‘billy tea’, a walk through native bush will highlight the native plants which are used as food and medicine, you will even get to try a few. Lunch will be a typical bush tucker affair and the day will flow at a leisurely pace, not hurried by the need to be anywhere in particular.

For more information, visit TerritoryDiscoveries.com.au.

South Australia Champagne Trail Horse Ride
For those looking for some luxury in the outback, then the Southern Flinders Champagne Trail Horse Ride may be for you. Enjoy a slow paced horse ride through the Southern Flinders Ranges, as native plants come into bloom in the warm spring weather.

Locally grown food will be served at the end of the day, washed down with a cold glass of well deserved champagne.

More information can be found at Visitvineyards.com.au.

Western Australia – Pinnacles 4WD Full Day Tour
Start your journey in Perth and head to Yanchep National Park, then onto Cervantes, a small fishing village. Then onto Namburg National Park, home of the Pinnacles, which are large limestone pillars up to four metres high. Bump along the bush with some off-road driving around Lancin and you can even try your hand at some sand surfing.

Your day ends with a return trip to Perth through coastal bush and farmland.

For more information, visit AustralianPinnacles.com.au.

Written by Debbie McTaggart