Tourism has always played a big part in the Australian economy, and visiting the outback is for many the chance to enjoy the ‘real Australia’. Native Australians from the big cities, along with visitors from Asia and Europe, arrive to enjoy everything this massive country has to offer, and included are often organised or self-drive camping trips into the outback.
Over the last few years, visiting the wide open spaces has taken on a new meaning. Nowadays, cattle stations have begun to realise the financial potential of catering for the thousands of visitors who every year want to spend a weekend, week, or longer as a ‘real Aussie’. Many smaller cattle stations have given up rearing beef, and turned their farms into hobby farms for tourists, while other establishments combine farming with their newfound tourist interests.