A photo tour through the Australian outback

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The Australian outback – the country’s red center – is truly one of the top reasons to visit. Here’s a short trip in pictures through this magical land.

Yes, there’s Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef and amazing graffiti in Melbourne – but Australia’s red center is truly one of the top reasons to visit. Far beyond the beach and past the bush, lies “the outback” full of diverse animals, stunning colors and natural wonders.

To truly understand the outback, a short geography lesson is important: Australia is a country spanning roughly the size of America with only half the population of California, most of which lives in the fertile coastal areas (think: Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, etc). This leaves the middle of the continent virtually uninhabited by people but full of incredible sites like Uluru (aka Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Devil’s Marbles and more.

Here’s a short trip in pictures through this magical land.

There is little more majestic than seeing Ayers rock appear in the distance (Image: Taryn Adler)
There is little more majestic than seeing Ayers Rock appear in the distance. (Image: Taryn Adler)
The mountains of Kata Tjuta (Image: Taryn Adler)
The mountains of Kata Tjuta (Image: Taryn Adler)
It is not an uncommon site to see camels on the side of the road (Image: Taryn Adler)
It is not an uncommon site to see camels on the side of the road. (Image: Taryn Adler)
Naturally clustered round boulders referred to as Devil's Marbles (Image: Taryn Adler)
Naturally clustered round boulders referred to as Devil’s Marbles (Image: Taryn Adler)
Mataranka hot springs (Image: Taryn Adler)
Mataranka hot springs (Image: Taryn Adler)
The sunset is always beautiful in the outback (Image: Taryn Adler)
The sunset is always beautiful in the outback. (Image: Taryn Adler)

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A photo tour through the Australian outback was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Taryn Adler
Author: Taryn Adler (38 posts)

Taryn Adler spent six years as a beauty and fashion editor in New York City before impulsively buying a one-way ticket to Mumbai for some eating, praying and loving (mostly eating). Three months in India segued into a yearlong adventure and a travel writing career. Taryn has been to more than 40 countries.