You’re going on a road trip through the outback. You’ve got everything you need for your adventure, from a vehicle to a tent, but there’s one crucial piece of equipment that’s often overlooked: an EPIRB device. The last thing you want to do is find yourself lost in the middle of nowhere with no way to signal help.

You’ll need to do a fair bit of preparation for your outback adventure.

You’ll need to do a fair bit of preparation for your outback adventure. If you’re planning on driving through the desert, then make sure you have plenty of water and food with you. In some areas, it’s possible to get food from roadhouses along the way, but in other areas, there are no facilities so it’s best to bring everything with you.

Also, remember that rental cars come with free roadside assistance—check out what services are included before setting off on your trip!

Gather all outback items needed

The first thing you’ll want to do is pack food and drinks for your journey. The Outback is a great place for road trips, but it can be hard to find places to stop and eat along the way. Be sure that you have enough snacks and water to keep everyone happy during your trip.

If you’re planning on renting a car or camper van, it’s important that you know what kind of fuel type is available at each location you plan on visiting. It’s also good to know how much fuel each vehicle requires so that no one runs out unexpectedly!

If you’re planning on camping along the way, make sure to bring enough gear so that every member of your group has their own sleeping bag and tent or you can buy them at an outback store during the trip. This will ensure that everyone has a comfortable place to rest their head at night!

Plan your route

The next step is to plan your route. You should be aware of the road conditions and have a backup plan in case you get lost. If you are planning on driving across Australia, make sure you know where the nearest town or gas station is located. Many places do not have cell service so it is best to write down all of your stops along the way so you do not have to rely on phone apps for directions or contact family members in an emergency when there’s no signal!

Keep a list of numbers for the emergency

It’s a good idea to have a list of numbers for the emergency in your wallet or purse. You can even keep it on the fridge at home and stick it into your glove compartment in the car.

Keep this list up to date, as you will need to change them if you move house or get a new phone number.

Take this list with you when you go out so that if there is an emergency, such as getting lost or a car breaks down on the way back from somewhere (and forgetting how to get home), then at least someone will be able to call for help.

Ensure you’re stocked up on first aid supplies

Being prepared is a crucial part of any road trip, but it’s especially important when you’re going to be driving through one of Australia’s most remote areas. To make sure you’re ready for anything that could happen on your trip, some supplies are key.

First aid kits should be standard issue in every car—and if they’re not, you’ll want to get one now. This can include bandages and plasters for small cuts and abrasions; painkillers like ibuprofen or paracetamol; antihistamines for insect bites; antiseptic wipes (to clean cuts); disinfectant spray (if you need to disinfect things); tweezers (for splinters).

Be prepared for extreme weather and temperatures

The Outback isn’t exactly a walk in the park. You’ll need to be prepared for extreme temperatures and weather, which can change at any minute. When you look outside your car window, you might see bright blue skies and feel like it’s summertime—but those warm temperatures can turn into heavy rain and freezing rain within minutes. If you don’t have an umbrella or poncho with you, take cover under a tree or bush until the storm passes!

Also, be sure to wear sun protection if you plan on spending time outdoors during daylight hours; sunscreen is always a good idea! In addition to wearing sunglasses and a hat with brims, always bring along plenty of water when exploring Australia’s desert regions. A dry mouth is common during times of high heat and dehydration—so be sure not to forget enough water bottles (or other containers) so that everyone has access without having to wait around while someone refills their empty container first.

Ensure your RV Caravan is in good conditions

You will want to ensure your RV caravan is in good condition before you embark on any road trip. This includes checking the air pressure in your tyres and ensuring your spare tyre is inflated, checking that all of the lights are working properly, making sure that both water tanks are full, filling up with fuel, and making sure your vehicle is roadworthy.


Now that you know how to get ready for an Outback road trip, you can start planning your own. There’s nothing better than getting away from it all to enjoy nature, and that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do when you take your next trip down the Outback.