Outback and Beyond

The Outback is the vast, remote, arid area of Australia, although the term colloquially can refer to any lands outside the main urban areas. The term "the outback" is generally used to refer to locations that are comparatively more remote than those areas deemed "the bush".

The Outback is a complex range of environments that exist within the inland and tropical regions of the Australian continent. From the well-watered north of the continent, the "Top End" and Queensland's "Northern Outback", to the arid interior "The Red Centre", to the far western tip of the continent where the "Outback meets the Reef" (at Ningaloo Reef) and the rugged landscape of rivers, rocky gorges and cliffs in the north-west is the famed Kimberley.

There are all distinct and diverse Outback regions, each home to an exceptional luxury lodge of Australia.

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Outback and Beyond Experiences

Mount Mulligan Cemetery was established to serve the little town that sprang up in the early 20th century following the … More »

Mount Mulligan Cemetery was established to serve the little town that sprang up in the … More »

Mount Mulligan Cemetery was established to serve the little town that sprang up in the early 20th century following the discovery of coal. More »

Wind back in time to the Australian Gold Rush era at Tyrconnell at Mount Mulligan. More »

Wind back in time to the Australian Gold Rush era at Tyrconnell at Mount Mulligan. More »

Wind back in time to the Australian Gold Rush era at Tyrconnell at Mount Mulligan. More »

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge … More »

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies … More »

The environment at Mount Mulligan supports a range of fauna and flora with agile wallabies often spotted around the lodge and frequent opportunities to sight rainbow lorikeets, kookaburras and noisy friar birds. More »

An opportunity to connect you with indigenous stories of Australia’s first people, the Adnamatna. More »

An opportunity to connect you with indigenous stories of Australia’s first people, the Adnamatna. More »

An opportunity to connect you with indigenous stories of Australia’s first people, the Adnamatna. More »

The weir at Mount Mulligan is home to Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the riverbank or a kayak and … More »

The weir at Mount Mulligan is home to Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the … More »

The weir at Mount Mulligan is home to Australian Barramundi. Cast your line from the riverbank or a kayak and try your luck. More »

Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding experiences. More »

Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding … More »

Gaining a true insight into what’s involved in conservation is one of the most rewarding experiences. More »

Head up to the Mt Mulligan Lodge Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you watch Mount Mulligan escarpment come … More »

Head up to the Mt Mulligan Lodge Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you … More »

Head up to the Mt Mulligan Lodge Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you watch Mount Mulligan escarpment come alive as the sun sets. More »

The Barramundi is Australia’s most prized sports fish and from February to April, Bamurru Plains is transformed into a fishing … More »

The Barramundi is Australia’s most prized sports fish and from February to April, Bamurru Plains … More »

The Barramundi is Australia’s most prized sports fish and from February to April, Bamurru Plains is transformed into a fishing lodge. More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the Top End wetlands. More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the … More »

A trip by airboat is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience the Top End wetlands. More »

As the sky darkens to a deep indigo and the last rays of sun slip beyond the horizon, the night … More »

As the sky darkens to a deep indigo and the last rays of sun slip … More »

As the sky darkens to a deep indigo and the last rays of sun slip beyond the horizon, the night sky at Mount Mulligan is lit by thousands of stars. More »

Experience the beauty of the Mt Mulligan Lodge weir from a kayak. Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the … More »

Experience the beauty of the Mt Mulligan Lodge weir from a kayak. Gently paddling at … More »

Experience the beauty of the Mt Mulligan Lodge weir from a kayak. Gently paddling at your own pace, take-in the scenery and silence of the outback. More »

Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, combined with indigenous and outback flavours to create a unique taste … More »

Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, combined with indigenous and outback flavours … More »

Longitude 131° offers the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, combined with indigenous and outback flavours to create a unique taste of Australia. More »

Guests dine outdoors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes. More »

Guests dine outdoors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive … More »

Guests dine outdoors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes. More »

The dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park offers many options for the keen hiker, both on a self guided … More »

The dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park offers many options for the keen hiker, … More »

The dual World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park offers many options for the keen hiker, both on a self guided or optional private basis. More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic structures then back again to … More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic … More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic structures then back again to first flowers in October meaning the rains are near. More »

A morning of bush culture is the best way to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of The Kimberley. More »

A morning of bush culture is the best way to immerse yourself in the fascinating … More »

A morning of bush culture is the best way to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of The Kimberley. More »

Regular sightings of the resident pair of dancing Brolgas, colourful Rainbow Bee-Eaters, the endangered Gouldian Finch or Sea Eagles feeding … More »

Regular sightings of the resident pair of dancing Brolgas, colourful Rainbow Bee-Eaters, the endangered Gouldian … More »

Regular sightings of the resident pair of dancing Brolgas, colourful Rainbow Bee-Eaters, the endangered Gouldian Finch or Sea Eagles feeding their young. More »

Head out on a fishing adventure either by Helicopter or in a 4WD to catch the “elusive” Barramundi or even … More »

Head out on a fishing adventure either by Helicopter or in a 4WD to catch … More »

Head out on a fishing adventure either by Helicopter or in a 4WD to catch the “elusive” Barramundi or even a Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon or Black Bream. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range while taking in the highlights of El Questro’s northern boundaries. More »

Guests discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. More »

Guests discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. More »

Guests discover the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole and the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. More »

In the late afternoon, Longitude 131° guests journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala … More »

In the late afternoon, Longitude 131° guests journey to the base of Uluru to learn about … More »

In the late afternoon, Longitude 131° guests journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. More »

Learn about the natural history of Kata Tjuta and how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today’s landscape.  More »

Learn about the natural history of Kata Tjuta and how eons of weathering and continental … More »

Learn about the natural history of Kata Tjuta and how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today’s landscape.  More »

Panoramic views of the outback icons be it day or night are a given at Dune Top. More »

Panoramic views of the outback icons be it day or night are a given at … More »

Panoramic views of the outback icons be it day or night are a given at Dune Top. More »

Walk through tropical vegetation to a series of thermal pools and waterfalls - the perfect place to relax after a … More »

Walk through tropical vegetation to a series of thermal pools and waterfalls - the perfect … More »

Walk through tropical vegetation to a series of thermal pools and waterfalls - the perfect place to relax after a busy day. More »

Guests capture the changing lights over Uluru’s many faces as the sun slips down below the horizon, chilled glass and … More »

Guests capture the changing lights over Uluru’s many faces as the sun slips down below … More »

Guests capture the changing lights over Uluru’s many faces as the sun slips down below the horizon, chilled glass and canapé in hand.  More »

Witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence … More »

Witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun, enjoying sunset drinks … More »

Witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude. More »

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species. More »

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different … More »

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species. More »

In a collaboration between Longitude 131° and Ernabella Arts, regular artists in residence programs take place at the lodge during the … More »

In a collaboration between Longitude 131° and Ernabella Arts, regular artists in residence programs take place … More »

In a collaboration between Longitude 131° and Ernabella Arts, regular artists in residence programs take place at the lodge during the year. More »

Summer storms passing across the outback offer rare chance to sight waterfalls flowing off Uluru. More »

Summer storms passing across the outback offer rare chance to sight waterfalls flowing off Uluru. More »

Summer storms passing across the outback offer rare chance to sight waterfalls flowing off Uluru. More »

78 species of bird have been recorded in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, including several rare species such as the Scarlet-chested … More »

78 species of bird have been recorded in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, including several rare … More »

78 species of bird have been recorded in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, including several rare species such as the Scarlet-chested parrot, the Striated grasswren and the Grey honeyeater. More »

The remoteness of the outback frontier provides some of the most spectacular stargazing in Australia. More »

The remoteness of the outback frontier provides some of the most spectacular stargazing in Australia. More »

The remoteness of the outback frontier provides some of the most spectacular stargazing in Australia. More »

Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light has taken root in the outback each night. More »

Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light has taken root in the outback … More »

Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light has taken root in the outback each night. More »

Join a camel train through red dune country, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a stunning backdrop. More »

Join a camel train through red dune country, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a … More »

Join a camel train through red dune country, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a stunning backdrop. More »

Each TRUE NORTH itinerary in The Kimberley features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style art. … More »

Each TRUE NORTH itinerary in The Kimberley features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina … More »

Each TRUE NORTH itinerary in The Kimberley features opportunity to admire pristine examples of both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion style art. The best time to see rock art is during the cooler months from May to … More »

A helicopter tour offers a thrilling aerial perspective of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and a departure tour is a popular option. More »

A helicopter tour offers a thrilling aerial perspective of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and a departure tour … More »

A helicopter tour offers a thrilling aerial perspective of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and a departure tour is a popular option. More »

Between March-September, The Kimberley Ultimate is True North Adventure Cruises’ flagship adventure. More »

Between March-September, The Kimberley Ultimate is True North Adventure Cruises’ flagship adventure. More »

Between March-September, The Kimberley Ultimate is True North Adventure Cruises’ flagship adventure. More »

Heli-camping provides another element to an unforgettable experience in Australia's Kimberley region. More »

Heli-camping provides another element to an unforgettable experience in Australia's Kimberley region. More »

Heli-camping provides another element to an unforgettable experience in Australia's Kimberley region. More »

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season onboard TRUE NORTH's The Kimberley Waterfalls itinerary. More »

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season onboard TRUE NORTH's … More »

Experience the emotive beauty that accompanies the end of the wet season onboard TRUE NORTH's The Kimberley Waterfalls itinerary. More »

The Kimberley is a superb destination for bird watching year round, although the drier months are when birdlife is more … More »

The Kimberley is a superb destination for bird watching year round, although the drier months … More »

The Kimberley is a superb destination for bird watching year round, although the drier months are when birdlife is more noticeable around billabongs and other watering points.  More »

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