Welcome to OutbackFree, the only way to explore, compare and book your tours for Australia’s stunning outback.
Who are we?
OutbackFree is a handpicked selection of unforgettable Outback experiences. But we don’t just list every possible tour out there; we list only the best possible.
And we know our stuff. As an Australian business with both local and international staff who have actually been to the outback, and who are passionate about sharing our knowledge and experiences with others, we are THE place to go if you want to visit the more remote parts of this beautiful country.
Here at OutbackFree, we want you to have the most relevant information, useful tools, and knowledgeable support so you end up with the ideal outback experience. Filter and compare tours based on preferred destinations, departure cities and more, or call us on 1800 088 511 at any stage in your process and let one of our stellar staff help you.
We are your outback-savvy local guides. And the best part: our help is free.
Why book with us?
We’re in Australia and we’ve been there. OutbackFree is a proudly Australian part of the AdventureFree group servicing Australia’s adventure tourism industry and promoting whale watching tours, Fraser Island tours, Great Barrier Reef adventures, and sailing experiences. We’ve been to those destinations and tried the tours, so we know what we’re talking about.
After all, we love our country; we want you to, too.
We offer free, knowledgeable and personalised support. Think of us as your very own service to help with your decision making and booking. We know the tours inside and out, so our staff can take care of individual and group needs and things like accessibility concerns, tricky itineraries, or competing interests. And if you need to make changes, no worries!
We understand the uncertainties when booking a new activity or destination; our team is here to make sure the practical matters are under control, so you can focus on getting excited about the magic ahead! And if you’ve been before, we can help you find another amazing adventure.
We’re transparent. There are no booking or credit card fees, we have an independent rating system and customer reviews, and we make sure there are no hidden costs so you have the information you need to confidently make an informed choice.
We give you control. Search and compare tours to find those that meet your specific needs. Browse and book on your own or take advantage of our experts, who are available over the phone 1800 088 511 (Australia) or +61 7 3852 2575 (international) 6am to 10pm AEST. Alternatively, you can contact us online.
Why visit the Australian outback?
The essence of Australia is in our vast and diverse outback. Most people think of it as sprawling red desert and a big hunk of rock (that would be Uluru), but it’s so much more than this scorching landscape. It’s also the lush northern tropical rainforests and the southern, semi-arid earth where our wine and agriculture flourish, and all the caves, ranges and waterways in between. It’s the million-hectare cattle stations, the largest certified organic production area in the world, the longest straight railroad, and the incredible array of wildlife and birdlife. It’s the remote, sparsely populated and climatically diverse interior that is so rich in our indigenous history and culture. And yes, it’s huge. You could fit the European Union (around 4.5 million square kilometres) into what we consider the outback and still have room to spare.
So naturally, such size and diversity offer an equally impressive range of activities whether you’re on land, water or in the air; hiking, motorcycle rides, camel rides, 4WD adventures, emu racing, exploring caves, wine tasting, boat cruises, rafting, hot springs, scenic flights and skydiving to name a few. And the good news is the outback stretches into every state and is easily accessible from major cities.
While there are many day trips from major cities that will give you a taste of the outback spirit, it really is best to take two or more days and immerse yourself. If you want red desert, indigenous culture and sacred Uluru, stay near the rock or in Alice Springs and take any of the tours from there. From Darwin, you can explore the biodiverse Kakadu National Park and wild Arnhem Land. From Cairns, wander through the magic of the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands or Cape Tribulation. Visit the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley wine country from Sydney. Meander along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne and check out the adorable penguin parades. Multi-day tours also offer a full range of accommodation options from camping and hostels to cabins, hotels and resorts, so there is something to suit every budget and preference.
Here is just a taste of the outback offerings:
- Marvel over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) on this 2-day Camping Under the Stars tour, or check out an emu run on this 1-day Uluru and emu tour from Alice Springs
- From Cairns, get a fair dinkum experience drinking billy tea and exploring the northern tropics on this 3-day/2-night safari covering the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown
- Take this 2-day/1-night tour from Darwin, where one day you’ll explore Kakadu National Park, aboriginal rock paintings and the famous Yellow Water Billabong, and the next you’ll visit Arnhem Land by 4WD and learn about traditional land ownership and more
- Or for the wine lovers out there, set out from Perth on a 4-day/3-night Margaret River wine and wilderness tour, where you’ll dine like royalty, visit Cape Mentelle’s oldest vineyards and winery, wander a section of the Cape to Cape Track, and see where the Indian and Great Southern oceans meet.
No matter where you want to go, how much time you have, or what activities you’re interested in, there is a piece of this great southern land waiting for you. So go ahead, look through our library of future magical moments for yourself and then let us help you create the perfect Australian outback adventure!
Phone: 1800 088 511 (within Australia) or +61 7 3852 2575 (for international callers) from 6am to 10pm AEST