A widely quoted proverb of the native Australian Aboriginal people goes, "We are all visitors to this time, this place – we are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, learn, grow, and love. And then, we return home."
Nothing could be more fitting to characterize the romance of the rugged Australian Outback. Much like the mystique of the American Wild West, the Australian Outback has always been one of the wildest frontiers in civilization and the attempts by early British settlers to colonize the land and their encounters with the native peoples are firmly cemented in the Australian national identity. The Outback has come to symbolize the independence and adaptability of the Australian people, and its natural beauty has attracted millions of foreign visitors who want to experience its wonders in person.
Pack light and compact
Prepare to Camp
Dress for Heat
Be Prepared To Take Everything With You:
While the "leave no trace" principle is well-known amongst avid campers and outdoor lovers, many tourists do not follow its basic tenant of leaving a wild area the same as you found it, if not better. This idea is in full affect in the very wild and pristine Outback wilderness and in that regard, any visitor must be prepared to pack out every single ounce of trash they produce, including solid waste. Many casual campers will balk at the idea of packing their excrement across hundreds of miles of desert, but when one imagines the landscape if everyone were encouraged to poop all willy-nilly across the desert, it becomes obvious why everyone must follow the proper procedures.