Outback Adventure Tips

We often hear news in the local newspaper, television and radio about outback adventurers who get lost, stranded or missing during their outback adventures in Australia. There are reports of massive searches and rescues of these outback enthusiasts who get into trouble because they are lost or ill prepared for their adventure.

That is why, authorities are reminding outback tours adventurers in Australia to always make their safety a number one priority. So, if you are a first-timer in an outback adventure, be sure to consider the following:

Emergency Equipment
Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris carry a satellite phone as well as radio communications in all vehicles for security and safety. There is a first aid kit in all vehicles. All guides understand to changing conditions that can be encountered on our itinerary.

Mobiles and the Outback
Be aware that mobile phones do not have coverage in many frequently visited locations in the outback. Telstra who probably has the best outback coverage provides this coverage map where you can see if you are likely to be able to use your phone while on tour. You will note that vast areas of the outback has no coverage. Kangalua has Telstra coverage and wi-fi.

Health and Safety.
It is important to listen carefully to our guides at all times for your safety. There is a comprehensive briefing on arrival at Kangaluna.

If you are self driving to another outback destination after your tour with us, we recommend that you contact the tourist information at the centre immediately before entering the area for information literature and advise.

National Park passes.
When you plan to visit and camp in national parks as part of your wildlife tour plan in Australia, make sure to have the correct access passes. Camping in national parks is one of the best ways to experience the bush and see wildlife. Just ensure you have the correct pass to stay there and enjoy the fauna that it offers. There are usually just a small fee, but if you are found to be in a park without a pass you may be liable to a fine.

If you travel with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris we arrange national park access on your behalf so you don’t have to worry about that.