This is where the real fun begins. Picture yourself riding a quad bike into the chasms of the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges, travelling over sand dunes on the back of a camel, or taking a four-wheel-drive out into the vast Simpson Desert. This is frontier adventure at its very best.
If you've tried hot air ballooning and helicopter rides maybe it's time to jump on a quad bike. Rev up and race over the dry creek beds of Undoolya Station, the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory. The adventure package includes a guided tour complete with commentary.
Make your way across the station along riverbeds, bush trails and mountain ranges, and see local wildlife at close range. No license is required and all bikes are fully automatic and easy to ride.
Join a mountain bike tour and let experienced guides take you on an amazing journey through the Australian Outback.
New trails have been developed to take you through the landscape to catch some awesome views as you go. Your guides not only know these trails like the back of their hands, but can also share their knowledge of local flora, fauna, history and geology.
If you'd rather hit the trails yourself, that's no problem either. You can hire a mountain bike and set off on your own adventure - with a handy map of the bike trails network.
Four wheel driving
For the intrepid four-wheel-drive enthusiast the epic Binns Track awaits. This newly established track passes through the great landmarks of Alice Springs and on to Timber Creek some 2000 km north.
South of Alice lies the vast expanse of the Simpson Desert, featuring some of the best four-wheel-driving in Australia. Tackle the sand dunes and follow the sun on your ultimate frontier experience.
If you prefer to get out into the rugged beauty of central Australia with a modicum of comfort, local and experienced tour operators offer a range of 4WD bus tours to get you closer to the action.
Want a more historic experience? Why not climb aboard a camel, the original ship of the desert, and retrace the steps of the great explorers of the nineteenth century. Take things slowly on a camel trek through the magnificent red gums of the Todd River, finishing with drinks and authentic bush tucker.