Our Story

We do things a bit differently, and that's the way we like it!

Outback Scones
Gunbarrel Highway
Camp Oven Roast
Tunnel Creek

Outback Treks endeavours to offer high-quality, exciting and adventure-filled itineraries that highlight and focus on the diversity of the landscapes found in Australia. As a specialised “niche” tour operator, started by Magnus Eriksson in 1989, the aim was to provide the most authentic, unique and exciting off-road adventures Australia could offer.

The Outback Treks family began back in the late 1980s, when Magnus was creating, operating and leading ground breaking adventure tours throughout inland Australia, crossing the vast deserts and jungles found on this incredible continent. These tours were ad hoc and started with just an old Series 2 Land Rover ute. We slowly upgraded our vehicles and improved our operation. OT was born and the adventures grew bigger and better.

In 1994 Magnus decided to concentrate on what he loved doing most and he established Outback Treks as a specialist tour operator in the region he knew best – Inland Australia. The “niche” was to promote offroad group tours directly to clients all around the world via the internet. Magnus set the standard for all subsequent Outback Treks' tours by offering a high quality tour – with excellent customer service, well researched routes and quality guides – all at a good value.

Our well-planned eye-opening tours provide an active immersion into outback Australia. By combining legendary service and rare opportunities for cultural experiences, our travel philosophy continues to excite, enthuse and positively impact every guest.

Outback Treks' staff and all of our professionally licensed multi-lingual tour guides, are passionate about creating the best possible experiences, with fun, creativity and total dedication to satisfaction.

Why Outback Treks?

An Outback Treks' tour is an expert led tagalong 4wd journey in Australia and international destinations. We strive to make our tours as safe and exciting as they can possibly be and constantly fine-tune our services and itineraries. On all of our tours we maintain a high standard of service and attention to detail. Through meticulous itinerary planning, careful preparation, thorough staff training and attention to our client’s needs, we deliver a comfortable, safe, fun and enriching travel experience.

If you have narrowed down a destination or a four wheel drive challenge, we suggest that you download or request the Factsheet for that tour and read over the itinerary where there will be more information about what you’ll see, the driving conditions, visa information and weather.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, or require further advice, please remember you can always contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.