The Outback Loop

Overview

The Outback Loop is a vast region in the far northeast of South Australia, stretching into South West Queensland, where travellers can experience the astonishing and contrasting beauty of Australia’s desert zone.

Ranging from Parachilna in the south to Birdsville in the north, and Mt Dare in the west to Innamincka in the east, The Outback Loop incorporates three iconic outback tracks — Birdsville, Strzelecki, and Oodnadatta – and the Simpson desert to the top of South Australia. The area, which covers a diverse range of environments including sandy and stony deserts, floodplains, mountain ranges, and wetlands, invites travellers to explore this unique region.

The three iconic outback tracks on the Loop feature some of SA’s quirkiest towns, characters, and little-visited attractions, and provide some terrific off-road camping spots. All are well maintained and are monitored continuously to let drivers know if there are any problems, such as weather events, flooding, etc.

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