The Best Trips to the Australian Outback

The Times Online has published another great travel story today, this time listing it’s five best trips in the Australian Outback, a place that has gone back on the radar of many travelers recently thanks to the release of Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.

Each of the five trips offers it’s own particular allure and sense of adventure. For example, a visit to the the El Questro Homestead offers visitors the chance to take in the rugged, remote countryside, while staying in a luxury resort with a rustic flair. On the other hand, the Home Valley Station is considered to be more of the “Aboriginal Outback”, allowing visitors to go on a cattle drive or on a fishing excursion, often at budget rates.

The trip descriptions include information on when, and when not, to visit each location, and what you can expect to pay. There are also suggestions for a variety of activities, that can include day safaris, camping trips, and horseback riding across the vast expanses of the Outback.

While the film hasn’t exactly set the box office on fire, anyone who has seen it will tell you that it does, at the very least, inspire viewers to visit Australia. The cinematography is simply stunning at times, and with plenty of shots of countryside to lure in visitors from abroad. Just don’t expect to find a shirtless Hugh Jackman around every corner.