The Outback Way Podcast

A journey through the heart of Australia

The Outback Way is Australia's longest shortcut spanning 2700km from Winton in western Queensland to Laverton in Western Australia. The Outback Way Podcast is your travel guide, history book and documentary series about the people, places and purpose of this great Australian roadtrip. There's truly something for everybody on The Outback Way: dinosaurs, art, treasure hunting, heritage and culture, all set against the backdrop of stunning natural landscapes. You'll learn what you need to prepare to have a safe trip, discover the events and attractions in the towns along the road, and hear the stories of locals and visitors alike. Buckle up as we take you on Australia's longest shortcut, a journey through the heart of Australia.

Can you believe it is February already? This year in Queensland it is the Year of Outback Tourism. In WA it is all about the Road Trip and with Central Australia being the adventure capital of Australia, you better make a plan, pack up your family or travelling buddies and head across Australia from Winton, QLD or Laverton, WA right into the centre, the heart of Australia.


In this episode, Helen reviews the podcast's most successful episodes last year, takes a look at what events are coming up this year, and gives a checklist for what to take with you when you go on your trip. It is true when you are camping you need just as much gear for a 1 night, as you do for 15, and nothing beats being prepared to make your trip so much more enjoyable. Find a printed version of the checklist on the Outback Way website.


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You can find all notes and links on our website, www.outbackway.org.au where you can subscribe to our newsletter, buy our guidebook and download the app if you haven't already. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @OutbackWay1


Send your questions, comments and travel stories to info@outbackway.org.au and if you share your story, we may even feature you on this podcast! Thank you for joining us through the heart of Australia, on Australia's longest short cut.


In this episode, you get an introduction to The Outback Way, Australia's Longest Shortcut- with Helen Lewis- General Manager Outback Highway Development Council Inc.

Helen has driven the Outback Way about 5 times- and drove the entire trip from Cairns to Perth last July with 7 journalists on a media famil. The OHDC Inc- is an avovate for all tourism businesses along the Outback Way and lobby's for sealing the Outback Way- $395million has been secured, once this funding is spent on seal there will only be 900km to seal to complete an east -west link from Coast to Coast.

You can find all notes and links on our website, www.outbackway.org.au where you can subscribe to our newsletter, buy our guidebook and download the app if you haven't already. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @OutbackWay1

Send your questions, comments and travel stories to info@outbackway.org.au and if you share your story, we may even feature you on this podcast! Thank you for joining us through the heart of Australia, on Australia's longest short cut.


Want to know how the Outback Way came into existence? Listen to Patrick Hill walk us through the history of this project and turning the Outback Way into reality. A 20 year commitment to connect Australia, grow the industries throughout inland Australia (tourism, pastoral, mining and horticulture) leading to opportunities for small remote and isolated towns. The driver is a more economic and social benefit for the people in these areas. Patrick is a true champion of the bush; having grown up on a station east of Laverton and holding various board positions (Regional Development Australia, Goldfields Esperence, Australia Golden Outback tourism body) he is always promoting and maximising the opportunities for inland WA.

You can find all notes and links on our website, www.outbackway.org.au where you can subscribe to our newsletter, buy our guidebook and download the app if you haven't already. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @OutbackWay1

Send your questions, comments and travel stories to info@outbackway.org.au and if you share your story, we may even feature you on this podcast! Thank you for joining us through the heart of Australia, on Australia's longest short cut.


In this episode, Helen interviews Kate Richards, a.k.a. Adventure Mumma. Kate is a wellknown blogger, family traveler, adventurer and explorer. Last July, Kate joined the Outback Way Media Famil and travelled the Outback Way with her family. She shares her family's experience along the Outback Way.

In the first of the regular Events Calendar segments, you'll find out what great events are coming up in the towns along the Outback Way in May and June 2017.

You can find all notes and links on our website, www.outbackway.org.au where you can subscribe to our newsletter, buy our guidebook and download the app if you haven't already. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @OutbackWay1

Send your questions, comments and travel stories to info@outbackway.org.au and if you share your story, we may even feature you on this podcast! Thank you for joining us through the heart of Australia, on Australia's longest short cut.


In this episode of the Outback Way Podcast, Helen interviews Gavin Baskett, the Mayor of the town of Winton in Queensland. Gavin talks about the attractions in Winton, including the Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the newly rebuilt Waltzing Matilda Centre. Helen and Gavin also discuss why the film industry loves Winton and why the town is the festival capital of the outback.

To find out more about visiting Winton and planning your trip, visit http://www.experiencewinton.com.au/

You can find all notes and links on our website, www.outbackway.org.au where you can subscribe to our newsletter, buy our guidebook and download the app if you haven't already. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @OutbackWay1

Send your questions, comments and travel stories to info@outbackway.org.au and if you share your story, we may even feature you on this podcast! Thank you for joining us through the heart of Australia, on Australia's longest short cut.