Alice Springs is a beautiful place in the remote part of Australia for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature and have a unique adventure. The weather is not for the faint of heart though. It can get really hot and dry, so dry that it can get difficult to speak. The nearest natural water source is at Ellery Creek Big Hole, which is about fifty kilometers away. And out in the Outback, one thing to keep in mind is there’s no mobile phone coverage.
The Beauty of the Australian Outback
Although certain luxuries in life that we are all used to having may not be present in this part of the world, there are so many things that the Outback has to offer. Take a good look around and you will find that this place is fascinating. The distinctive Australian red of the MacDonnell ranges serves as the backdrop to the town, making one feel that they’re inside a giant natural theater. The night sky is simply amazing. There is completely no artificial light or noise, and you will be able to witness the glorious spectacle of the Milky Way, in the same way as the aboriginal elders have done for centuries.
Various Stress-Busting Activities Await
When out in the Outback, it can be very tempting to do so many audacious stunts, such as trekking, diving, abseiling, jumping, and flying, which are all great stress busters and are also good physical activities. For some, the more daring the activity the higher the adrenalin rush, and the greater the stress relief.
Being Prepared with a Contingency Plan
However, when doing any of these activities, it is imperative that you have a contingency plan in place. This can be as basic as knowing exactly where you will be going and who you will be with, letting close family members or friends where you will be going and for how long, identifying the activities you will be having during your adventure and knowing the risks that go with these activities, and anticipating the worst thing that can happen and how to get help in case of an emergency.
For those going to the Outback, it is important to understand that the medical facilities and physiotherapy centers there are not as technologically advanced as the ones in the city. The doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists there are stretched and are doing the best they can with the available resources they have. Taking these into consideration, you may need to call on others for help when an emergency happens.
Bottom line is, it is always best to be prepared. Going out in the wild is exciting and lots of fun indeed, but it can also be very dangerous. It never hurts to do a little research before you dive into the Outback and take with you an emergency kit, a handy water bottle, and something to keep you warm in case you get trapped somewhere. Planning helps to ensure that you not only fully enjoy your nature trip, but that you also survive any dangers or risks in case something unexpected happens.
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