While Australia boasts a variety of large, cosmopolitan cities such as Melbourne and Sydney, a trip to Australia isn’t complete without experiencing at least one of Australia’s more remote outback towns.
Not only are these where you will find “real Aussies” but you will also find an abundance of work opportunities perfect for those who want to go off the radar!
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To discover 5 remote towns that are worth getting off the beaten track, to explore, simply continue reading to discover 5 of Australia’s remote gems.
Remote travel in Australia: 5 of Australia’s hidden gems
1. Alice Springs – Your gateway to the Uluru-Katja Tjuta National Park
Tourists, including Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have visited the remote town of Alice Springs, which is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, in order to visit Uluru. Uluru, which is also known as Ayers Rock, is a natural sandstone monolith which is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While Alice Springs is the nearest town to Uluru, Alice Springs is a 450 km drive or plane flight from Alice Springs.
If you make the journey, it’s well worth stopping at King’s Canyon, which is located halfway between Alice Springs and Uluru and features a six mile hike to the top of Kings Canyon. Make sure to allow 3-4 hours for a return trip.
2. King Island – Tasmania’s best kept secret
If you’re looking to get off the beaten tourist track, it’s well worth visiting King Island, which is located in the middle of Australia’s Bass Strait. Which separates Victoria and mainland Tasmania’s North West Coast.
While exploring King Island, you’ll be able to surf, play a round of golf at one of the island’s three golf courses and enjoy a world class meal at one of King Island’s many restaurants and cafes. Most of which boast fresh local produce such as fresh seafood, vegetables, cheese and honey.
3. Broome – Your gateway to the East
Broome backs onto the Indian Ocean and is the perfect getaway destination for those who are looking for a coastal getaway. Broome is home to Cable Beach, which boasts 22 km of white sand, where you can learn how to surf or book a camel trek along the beach.
As Broome is located within close proximity to Asia, Broom boasts Eastern influenced architecture and even boasts its own Chinatown.
4. Coober Pedy – The Opal Capital of the world
Coober Pedy is the home to the largest opal mine in the world and is a typical example of an authentic outback town.
Whilst visiting Coober Pedy it’s well worth taking a tour of Coober Pedy’s unique dugout cave homes, which some residents live in, in order to keep cool during the hot summer months. When temperatures skyrocket over 40 degrees Celsius, which is equivalent to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Kargoolie – A taste of Australia’s past
If you’re a self confessed history buff, it’s well worth visiting Kargoolie. A historic gold mining town in the outback, which flourished in the 19th century. After you’ve taken a walk down Hannan Street, Kargoolie’s historic main street, it’s well worth exploring some of the ghost towns, which are located within driving distance of Kargoolie.
If you play golf, it’s also worth playing a round of golf at Nullabor Links, which holds the title of being the longest golf course of the world.
So, if you have your sights set on jetting down under, make sure to visit at least one of Australia’s remote towns. You won’t be dissapointed!