Your Desert Road Trip Never Looked So Good!

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to ditch the knits and slip into a breezy summer dress. It’s also the perfect time to hit the road and explore the sunny scenery. If you’re like us, we dream of cruising through the desert with wind in our hair and breathing in the fresh air. But what else is there to do along the way? Here are 5 ways to keep your desert road trip full of adventure while you wander.

Zoe Ruffle Dress in dusty rose batik custom designed hand screen printed fabric

Our ZOE Ruffle Dress in Dusty Rose

1. Taste the land
Roaming the desert can be pretty, but you’re going to have to take a break eventually. If you’re driving through the outback, plan to stay at Ayer’s Rock Resort in Australia’s Red Centre. There, you can take a guided garden walk and experience a free cooking demonstration of native bush foods with a tasting of seasonal seeds, fruits, and spices. Sip champagne to the gorgeous view of Uluru, and relax knowing you’re in the spiritual heartland of Australia. At Harla, we have boho style resort wear with light and billowy summer dresses that perfectly suit the occasion and easily flow from day to night.

Harper Strapless midi dress in black with fine pleating and lace trim

Our HARPER Strapless Dress in black

2. Visit Historic Hollywood Sites
Hollywood may be a world away, but some of it’s in our own backyard. Explore the red earthy scenes of the country in Broken Hill and Coober Pedy where Mad Max was filmed. In the mood for more action? Get your film fix under the stars at the Coober Pedy drive-in theatre.

3. Retreat Yourself
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway full of complete relaxation, or you’re just looking for a way to keep active, there’s plenty of options to work a little “om” into your trip. For a pampered, luxurious experience, try a weekend of meditation at the Desert Dreaming: Uluru and Kata Tjuta annual yoga retreat. If you’re short on time, set up a DIY yoga retreat. Bring your own mat and start your sun salutations when the sun sets and rises. Treat yourself with a massage at Spa Kinara at Longitude 131 or take a refreshing dip at the Dalhousie Springs outside of the Simpson Desert.

4. Stay The Night
Camping doesn’t have to look like Survivor. Rent a campervan and have a night over a bonfire, take advantage of your quiet oasis and get your best night’s sleep under the stars.

Vivienne Long Black wrap dress with ruffle skirt

Our VIVIENNE Wrap Dress in black

5. Get Snap Happy
Make your own flower crown with desert flowers you pick along the way. Remember to pack your camera and your favourite gypsy dresses for dreamy, memorable photos. Be a model for the day and pose for Instagram (tag us @harladesigns) Looking for the perfect piece? Our Desert Road Collection has beautiful custom designed and hand screen printed dresses for holidays long and short.
No matter where you are in the world, a road trip through the desert can be an amazing experience. Make it more about the journey and less about the destination, and you’ll feel rejuvenated by taking your time and making every moment count.