A little while ago I booked a tour with Emu Run to visit Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) and the surrounding areas in the centre of Australia. I had a great time and it was a fantastic experience. It’s not something I would normally find myself doing, but carry on reading below to see what we got up to..
So we started our trip by spending a night in the outback town Alice Springs. Unfortunately the weather was not great so we did not get up to much, but we did have a bit of a wander. There is not much in Alice Springs and it is fairly small, however it is the closest main town to Uluru and therefore it is used as a bit of a gateway. It’s still 6 hours drive away though! Darn Australia, why are you so big! You could definitely learn a bit about the aboriginal culture here and spend some time learning about the history of the town. Other than that there’s not much.
Following on from my previous post on Western Australia…
Here are the rest of the places that we visited on our road trip!
Coral Bay and Exmouth
Driving through Western Australia on the way to Exmouth we stopped off for the afternoon at Coral Bay and a few of the attractions surrounding it. I was amazed by the beauty of Coral Bay, the water was just so so clear and still and it was so blue! I didn’t get any pictures unfortunately but my friend did so hopefully I can update this with a photo soon. We did want to camp in Coral Bay but all of the campsites were fully booked, when we got there we understood why! Although we did stop at the nearby Shell Beach and take some pictures though.
So in September this year, my friend Leah and I decided to do a road trip from Perth in Western Australia, to Darwin which is in the top of the Northern Territory. In total I drove around 6000 kilometres over the space of 2 and a half weeks. I put that into google to see how far that would be from the UK, and it’s like driving from London to the middle of Africa!
We would sometimes be in the car all day, with the travelling days ranging from around 4 hour journeys to 8 and a half! If you’ve ever driven through the outback or rural Australia you will know how boring that can be, however there are some beautiful spots to see along the way so it was all worth it. Consequently we had plenty of time to blast our favourite tunes and get a bit of car-oke going! 🙂
We hired a campervan with Travellers Autobarn (https://www.travellers-autobarn.com.au/) and I would highly recommend using them. We hired the Chubby camper and it had everything we needed for just two people and we also had no trouble with the van or their service.
Western Australia is not hugely popular with backpackers, therefore I’m glad that we did it and I would definitely recommend it to others. As we stopped off in quite a few places I’m going to split this trip into different posts.