Outback Australia travel stories are dominated by blokes in big 4WDs, yet many travellers these days are women. And they’re not all travelling quietly along beside their men, nor do they travel with men at all.
A travel story with a difference, Two Sheilas in a Ute are two “women of a certain age” travelling the outback, camping under the stars, visiting many of Australia’s iconic places, and having fun as only girls can. From visiting outback festivals, to digging out unique ‘pampering’ experiences such as a sunset mudbath in Eulo, Two Sheilas in a Ute aim to show that outback travel does not have to be difficult and blokey, and you can do it in a 2WD vehicle (with a few modifications) without a man in tow.
But it’s not all glamour. There are still long distances to travel, sometimes in very remote areas where the possibility of something going wrong with the vehicle is high. And, of course, camping out and cooking over a campfire – gourmet meals of course!
Is preparation, common sense and an adventurous spirit enough to get us through?