5 Remote Regions Away from the Crowds
The widespread availability of cheap travel options available these days means that there are more and more tourists out there than ever. While it is a nice thing that so many more people are able to enjoy the world around us than ever before, it does make it more difficult to escape the crowds. Well, in this article, we are going to be looking at some of the most remote regions in the world which may be worth putting in that extra effort to visit and enjoy.
Remote Regions Away from the Crowds: Alice Springs, Australia
Located a 17-hour drive away from the nearest major city, it is safe to say that this Australian region ticks the box for being remote. The surrounding landscape is largely dry, red and dusty, but there is nowhere quite like it on Earth. Outside the main settlement, you should pay a visit over to Uluru (Ayers Rock) which is one of Australia’s most famous attractions. Take a look at Outbackfree.com.au for some different travel packages. Flying over the area on a hot-air balloon is perhaps one of the most unforgettable ways that you can enjoy the landscape.
Remote Regions Away from the Crowds: Shetland Islands, Scotland
Located 100 miles north of Scotland, the Shetland Islands are actually situated close to Norway than Scotland! A lot of Scotland feels quite remote anyway, but the Shetland Islands take things to another level. There is a myriad of villages scattered around this area which are both charming and old-fashioned. When you see people settled somewhere so remote, it gives you a very different impression of big city life.
Remote Regions Away from the Crowds: Madagascar
Madagascar may well be the fourth-largest island in the world, but it is also wild and biologically diverse. Divided from the mainland of Africa, the mix of influences on this island include African, Indian, Indonesian, and European. Being such a huge island, it can be very difficult to navigate, but visiting the various national parks and nature reserves is an intensely rewarding experience that is worth the extra effort.
Remote Regions Away from the Crowds: Easter Island, Chile
If you are looking to get away from civilisation, you have come to the right place! Easter Island is an incredible 1,300 miles away from the next inhabited place and fewer than 6,000 people call it home. The island is certainly best known for the giant moai statues. You can explore the island on your own with a car or bike. But a guided tour is also a good option. You will discover so much more about the known history of this mysterious place.
Remote Regions Away from the Crowds: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
You don’t get much more remote than Antarctica, and while you can’t ‘stay’ here in a traditional sense. There are plenty of cruises which take you down the Antarctic Peninsula. People come here for the incredible white and icy landscape. As well as the opportunity to spot a host of animals including penguins, whales and seals.
Visiting any of these places would certainly fulfil any fantasies you have of escaping from tourists when travelling!