A fundamental aspect of the Outback’s appeal is its isolation, its loneliness, the absence of crowds. To my mind, arriving at a much-anticipated camping spot, and finding there are no other people there is a bonus. But anyone who’s been travelling in the Outback for a number of years is aware that it’s getting more and more popular. Getting to you favourite camping spot before it’s full up is an increasing concern! The number of 4wds on the road is greater than ever. High-clearance 4wd buses are becoming more common. Is it possible that the very appeal of the Outback could be destroyed by its popularity?
Outback traveller Pompeii Epic asked early last year “whether some of these absolutely wonderful experiences should not be kept as powerful secrets, to cherish and gorge on like a private supply of truffles.”
This blog is by its nature encouraging people to visit some of these special places. But should they be jealously-guarded secrets? Here’s the chance to express your opinion. Secrets or sharing? Please enter a comment to tell us what you think.