The Most Remote Areas in Australia; And Australia’s Most Remote Town!
Check out the 4 most remote Areas in Australia, including Australia’s most remote town. If you have a travelling spirit but spend too much time in the concrete jungle, then Australia is an amazing country to rekindle your love of the great outdoors.
I lived there for a year on a working holiday visa, just before I started my blog and began my adventure to every country in the world! If it is isolation and space that you crave, then consider travelling to the following remote destinations in Australia. They’ll for sure reawaken your love of adventure. Just make sure you don’t forget your travel insurance before heading to the outback! As these places are seriously out there!
Without doubt one of the Remote areas in Australia. Often known as the most remote town in Australia, the Kiwirrkurra Community is situated in Western Australia’s Gibson Desert.
1,200 km east of Port Hedland and 850km west of Alice Springs. Its closest neighbouring community is Walungurru (Kintore). 100km west across state borders in the Northern Territory. This indigenous community of around 170 people is passionate about maintaining its heritage and on the 19th of October 2001 the Kiwirrkurra people gained native title over the 42,900 square kilometres of the surrounding land and waters.
Lying on the flat, red desert, the community is not an easy one to get to. If you are looking to visit the most remote town in Australia, then make sure you go prepared with a 4WD and caravan. Because there is little accommodation and the closest airport is at Tennant Creek around 600km away.
And where exactly IS Australia’s most remote town, Kiwirrkurra?
Wolfe Creek Crater
Second on our list of Remote areas in Australia, Wolfe Creek. Why so remote? Firstly, it’s considered to be the second best-formed meteorite impact crater (astrobleme) in the world (after Arizona’s Barringer Crater). Secondly, Wolfe Creek Crater is located 150 km south of Halls Creek in Western Australia. Finally, Measuring 875 metres in diameter and 60 metres from rim to floor. Crazily, it was estimated that a meteorite weighing around 50,000 tonnes hit the Earth 300,000 years ago and left the scar in the land.
The crater was known by the local Aboriginal people as ‘Kandimaial’. This is because it was inspired the Aboriginal Dreamtime story about the rainbow snake passing through the earth. And yup, this is the crater that featured in the 2005 horror film, Wolf Creek. That’s the movie where a group of backpackers were slain by a serial killer in the middle of nowhere.
Oh, and if you plan to make the journey to Wolfe Creek, remember to bring all of your supplies. Thankfully, toilet facilities are available but you will need to bring plenty of freshwater, food and a tent.
Bremer Bay is a little known beach town on the south coast of Western Australia. Located about 180km from Albany, 40 per cent of Bremer Bay’s electricity is sourced from a 600kW wind turbine and a 1.3MW diesel power station.
The bay was originally named by John Septimus Roe in 1831, after Sir James Bremer, Captain of the HMS Tamar. However, the town itself, changed its name from Wellstead in 1962 to reflect the name of the bay.
Known for its exquisite white sand beaches and stunning sapphire coloured water, Bremer Bay is a popular spot for whale watching and has some great surfing and diving spots close by. It’s far from anywhere. The drive from Perth alone will take around six hours! Alternatively, you could catch a daily flight to Albany. From here you can catch a bus or hire a car to drive the extra two hours.
At the bottom of the world, in the remote and mysterious island of Tasmania is a mountain known as Cradle Mountain. Undoubtedly one of the Most Remote Areas in Australia. With its peak rising to 1,545 metres (5, 069 ft) above sea level, Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite columns. It’s named after its resemblance to a gold mining cradle.
You can make the journey from mainland Australia to Cradle Mountain via the Spirit of Tasmania, which crosses the Bass Strait twice daily between Melbourne and Devonport. From here it is about a three-hour drive through the wilderness. I
n the warmer months, avid bushwalkers make the pilgrimage to Cradle Mount to embark on an epic 65km, 6-day trek on the world-famous Overland Track. Winding its way from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest lake.
Christmas Island & Cocos Islands are actually THE most remote places ‘in’ Australia, technically speaking. Although they are of course not on mainland Australia. They do ‘belong’ to Australia. Actually, these 2 tiny gatherings of islands are found in the ocean between Australia and Indonesia. You can see on the google map below. You may need to zoom out!
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