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3 Things To Do In Outback

3 Things To Do In Outback

There are plenty of things to do and see in Country & Outback. All exciting, all invigorating, and  leads a stunning view.

Here are a few tips to enjoy Country & Outback’s views.

Hiking

Hike through bush to a gorge with towering red stone walls, with the chance to see animals like kangaroos, wallabies, lace monitors, echidnas and dozens of species of birds on the way? Start this hike at Mambray Creek Campground, which has hot showers, toilets and barbecues. Follow the Kingfisher Track to Alligator Gorge (15 km that will take between 4 and 6 hours), then take the Alligator Gorge Walk and pitch your tent at either the Longhill or Eaglehawk campgrounds. The next morning, complete the Gorge Walk around the gorge floor and follow the Kingfisher Track back to Mambray Creek.

Picnic

Camp in the NSW outback at Gundabooka National Park’s Dry Tank campground. It’s an amazing place for picnic and camping with tents, caravans and camper trailers. Dry Tank campground makes a terrific base from which to explore the park. Don’t miss the walk through mulga woodlands to nearby Little Mountain. From the mountaintop, you’ll enjoy outstanding views of the Gundabooka Range.

Walking trails

For the park’s Anangu traditional owners, Uluru and Kata Tjuta tell important stories from the beginning of time. According to Tjukurpa (creation stories) the park’s unique geological formations were created by ancestral beings that have travelled through the landscape since time immemorial. Walks around the base of Uluru follow the tracks of the ancestral beings. The rock’s shapes and textures hold knowledge and stories that have been passed down through generations of Anangu and are still relevant today. The 36 steep-sided domes of Kata Tjuta lie 50 kilometres by road from Uluru. Kata Tjuta is a Pitjantjatjara word meaning ‘many heads’. This is an Anangu men’s site and is sacred under Tjukurpa. Everyone is encouraged to explore this otherworldly site by foot but – as with all areas of the park – we ask you to stay on the marked tracks. While in Uluru and Kata Tjuta, take the time to contemplate the ancient landscape, feel the echoes of time, breathe in the tranquillity and listen to the soothing sounds of the desert.

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