Experience South Australia’s Rich Outback

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by Hertz AU - 03 August 2017

South Australia’s red centre is filled with hidden treasures. Venture into the outback to experience an authentically Australian way of life.

Coober Pedy

Drive about 8 hours from Adelaide and you’ll come across a town with a unique story. Coober Pedy is a town that’s built entirely underground, hidden away from the harsh rays of the desert sun. All the locals have their homes, shops and schools under the earth, making for an interesting trip. Some houses are open for tourists to walk through.

Murray-Darling Basin

The Darling River is a pivotal part of life in the northeast of the state. At more than 2,000 kilometres long, it’s the third-longest river in Australia. As well as being a thriving source for food, the river is an important cultural hotspot for local people.

Beginning in the Australian Alps, the Murray River winds its way through snow-capped mountains, majestic gum trees and expansive desert plains. The river provides the perfect location for camping, water sports and canoeing. It’s well worth making the trip north to experience what the river has to offer.

Gawler Ranges

In the Gawler Ranges, geometric rock formations carve out the earth around you, making for a spectacular sight. The Gawler Ranges, a 1500 million-year-old region, is a wondrous place to explore with masses of volcanic rock and bush grasses carpeting the land.

Experience the region on a hike, or venture out to see the Organ Pipes – a group of vertical rock structures that tower over the land.

Port Augusta

Found at the tip of Spencer Gulf, Port Augusta is the location where the arid outback meets the sea. From Port Augusta, roads lead to Alice Springs, the Nullarbor, Eyre Peninsula and Adelaide. Its position as a true Australian crossroad makes Port Augusta a great base for any Australian outback adventure.

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