When you travel with Outback Sprit, you’re guaranteed to travel in the comfort and safety of Mercedes Benz. Our 5-star 4WD coaches are the pinnacle for outback touring and are used for all our adventures except the Canning Stock Route and Simpson Desert. Today, our fleet consists of 28 of these vehicles. Features for your comfort and safety include:
*Currently being rolled out across our entire fleet, ready for the 2020 touring season.
Used for Canning Stock Route and Simpson Desert expeditions, Outback Spirit’s G Wagon fleet comprises 10 military style 4WD and 6WD vehicles. These highly specialised vehicles are used by the Australian Military and are renowned all over the world for their reliability, capability and comfort. Inside, the vehicles are fitted with coach seats (all forward facing) and have considerably more headroom and legroom compared to more everyday 4WD vehicles.
The G-Wagon fleet is split into two groups of 5 vehicles; one group being for the Canning Stock Route and the other for the Simpson Desert. Each group consists of three 6WD and two 4WD vehicles. The 6WD G-Wagons are particularly impressive and are used to carry the supplies and amenities that make the journey possible, including a custom-made pod that houses 2 hot-water showers and 2 flushing toilets.
From the very beginning, Outback Spirit has focused on offering a more personal, intimate and rewarding experience on its adventure tours. Of course, that can only be achieved by travelling in a small group of like-minded travellers. Across our entire range of adventures, you’ll travel in smaller groups of between 19 and 26 passengers, depending on the itinerary. Advantages of small group travel are many, and include:
Outback Spirit’s adventures are well known for their all-inclusive nature. All meals, attractions fees and activities are included in our tour fares, giving our guests peace of mind and an added level of convenience.
The only things you’ll need to reach into your pocket for on-tour are drinks at dinner, a few coins for the laundromat or the odd souvenir!
Outback Spirit has a reputation for the finest guides in the business. Highly professional, passionate and always willing to go the extra mile, our guides provide a seamless touring experience. With you throughout your adventure, they’ll attend to your needs and provide valuable insights into the culture, history and wildlife of the region you’re exploring.
There’s an enormous responsibility that comes with driving public passenger vehicles, especially in the outback. In addition to having the right skills, you also need experience; and plenty of it. Outback Spirit drivers requires a minimum 10 years heavy vehicle driving experience before taking the wheel of one of large 4WD coaches, which is yet another example of our commitment to passenger safety.
Our adventures include a range of accommodation types that capture the essence of each location. From luxurious hotels and resorts to unique outback lodges, pubs and safari camps; each place has been hand-picked for its location, comfort, character and service. For more information, please refer to each itinerary where you can view a snapshot of the accommodation used for our adventures.
Fresh, quality and varied cuisine is an integral part of your outback experience. You’ll start most days with a hearty cooked breakfast, followed by a picnic lunch and if time permits, some afternoon (or morning) tea. In the evening, dinner may range from delicious a-la-carte menus to extensive buffets. Set menus may be in place at some remote lodges, with quality alternatives for specific dietary requirements.
The lead up to an Outback Spirit adventure is an exciting time and we want everything to be just right. That’s why we provide you with your very own Explorer Pack prior to your departure.
Light and comfortable, it’s packed with essential items for your adventure, like a wide brimmed sun hat, Australian-made sunscreen, a towel for waterhole dips and a stainless-steel water bottle. You’ll also find a detailed regional map to help you become more familiar with the wonderful destinations you will be visiting, and sturdy bag tags for clear luggage identification.
We know your complimentary Explorer Pack will make all the difference to your adventure. It also makes for a great souvenir!