Australia

With bright blue skies, immense red deserts, sun-bronzed beaches and vast green wetlands, Australia is big, bold and full of contrasts. Come and experience the kaleidoscope of brilliant colours this country proudly showcases.

Australia Tours & Travel

Top deals in Australia

Departing Days Price AUD
3 Aug 2014 Adelaide to Alice Springs 7 $895
3 Aug 2014 Alice Springs to Adelaide 5 $695
3 Aug 2014 Yulara to Adelaide 5 $695
3 Aug 2014 Alice Springs to Melbourne 8 $995
3 Aug 2014 Yulara to Melbourne 8 $995

All our Australia trips

Deck on the Nemo

Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands - Australian Geographic...

10 days from
USD $4,475.00
CAD $4,765.00
AUD $4,950.00
EUR €3,445.00
GBP £2,960.00
NZD $5,870.00
ZAR R45,055.00
CHF FR4,245.00

Look for Green Turtles nesting on the white beaches of Las Bachas, scan the waters for pods of dolphins off Genovesa...

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Cabin on the Nemo II

Galapagos Panorama - Southern Islands

10 days from
USD $4,375.00
CAD $4,435.00
AUD $4,595.00
EUR €3,195.00
GBP £2,755.00
NZD $5,460.00
ZAR R41,940.00
CHF FR3,950.00

Discover the wonders of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz islands sailing on the Nemo III. See the...

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Deck on the Nemo

Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands

10 days from
USD $3,335.50
CAD $3,395.00
AUD $3,524.50
EUR €2,446.50
GBP £2,107.00
NZD $4,179.00
ZAR R32,081.00
CHF FR3,024.00

Look for green turtles nesting on the white beaches of Las Bachas, scan the water for pods of dolphins off Isla...

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9 Day Nullarbor Unleashed

9 days from
USD $1,260.00
CAD $1,345.00
AUD $1,395.00
EUR €970.00
GBP £835.00
NZD $1,655.00
ZAR R12,695.00
CHF FR1,195.00

Traverse the map of Australia from Perth to Adelaide on a wildlife adventure trip across the Nullarbor Plain, passing...

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australia wa monkey mia dolphin western safari

10 Day Perth to Broome

10 days from
USD $1,313.44
CAD $1,397.18
AUD $1,450.07
EUR €1,009.32
GBP £868.28
NZD $1,718.93
ZAR R13,200.46
CHF FR1,242.92

Soak up the laidback lifestyle on Australia's West Coast from Perth to Broome. From isolated beaches to vibrant reefs,...

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Iguana's

Glimpse of Galapagos - Northern Islands

6 days from
USD $2,443.50
CAD $2,475.00
AUD $2,569.50
EUR €1,791.00
GBP £1,539.00
NZD $3,046.50
ZAR R23,400.00
CHF FR2,205.00

Fly to the Galapagos where the stylish Nemo III catamaran is waiting to take you on an amazing sailing adventure. Sail...

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Red sand, Broome

21 Day Perth to Darwin

21 days from
USD $3,295.00
CAD $3,510.00
AUD $3,645.00
EUR €2,535.00
GBP £2,180.00
NZD $4,320.00
ZAR R33,175.00
CHF FR3,125.00

The Aussie outback is calling on this awesome 4x4 tour of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Explore the...

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Nemo II

Galapagos Escapade - Southern Islands

7 days from
USD $3,045.00*
CAD $3,093.34*
AUD $3,205.55*
EUR €2,228.10*
GBP £1,921.25*
NZD $3,793.31*
ZAR R29,263.38*
CHF FR2,748.49*

Begin this tour with a quick exploration of Quito. Travel to Isla San Cristobal, stop by the Charles Darwin Research...

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5 Day Tassie Explorer

5 days from
USD $610.00
CAD $650.00
AUD $675.00
EUR €470.00
GBP £405.00
NZD $800.00
ZAR R6,145.00
CHF FR580.00

Travel to Tasmania and tour Hobart, Port Arthur, Launceston, Cradle Mountain and Strahan. Adventure through the...

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The Ghan Adventure

9 days from
USD $2,840.00
CAD $3,025.00
AUD $3,140.00
EUR €2,185.00
GBP £1,880.00
NZD $3,720.00
ZAR R28,580.00
CHF FR2,690.00

Take an epic train, boat and 4x4 adventure tour through the Central and Top End of Australia. Freshwater pools, lush...

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The Ghan Adventure ex Yulara

9 days from
USD $2,840.00
CAD $3,025.00
AUD $3,140.00
EUR €2,185.00
GBP £1,880.00
NZD $3,720.00
ZAR R28,580.00
CHF FR2,690.00

Take an epic train, boat and 4x4 adventure tour through the Central and Top End of Australia. Freshwater pools, lush...

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Wild Kimberley

9 days from
USD $2,165.00
CAD $2,305.00
AUD $2,395.00
EUR €1,665.00
GBP £1,435.00
NZD $2,840.00
ZAR R21,800.00
CHF FR2,055.00

Overloaded with natural wonders and steeped in history, the wild Kimberley region of Australia is the ideal place for...

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Fraser Island and Reef Experience

6 days from
USD $967.50
CAD $1,030.00
AUD $1,070.00
EUR €745.00
GBP £640.00
NZD $1,267.50
ZAR R9,740.00
CHF FR917.50

Tour through the remote, pristine paradise of Fraser Island and soak up the spoils of paradise on the Great Barrier...

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Broome to the Bungle Bungle

5 days from
USD $1,440.00
CAD $1,535.00
AUD $1,595.00
EUR €1,110.00
GBP £955.00
NZD $1,890.00
ZAR R14,520.00
CHF FR1,365.00

Travel to the outback of north-west Australia on a tour from Broome Beach to the Bungle Bungles on an unforgettable...

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Cape Leveque Experience

3 days from
USD $655.00
CAD $700.00
AUD $725.00
EUR €505.00
GBP £435.00
NZD $860.00
ZAR R6,600.00
CHF FR620.00

Discover the beauty of Cape Leveque and the Dampier Peninsula on a getaway from Broome's beaches through the dusty...

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10 Day Western Wildlife Experience

10 days from
USD $1,350.00
CAD $1,440.00
AUD $1,495.00
EUR €1,040.00
GBP £895.00
NZD $1,770.00
ZAR R13,605.00
CHF FR1,280.00

Explore the southern map of Australia from Adelaide to Perth on a wildlife adventure trip across the Nullarbor Plain,...

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9 Day 4WD Darwin to Broome

9 days from
USD $1,765.00
CAD $1,875.00
AUD $1,950.00
EUR €1,355.00
GBP £1,165.00
NZD $2,310.00
ZAR R17,750.00
CHF FR1,670.00

Jump on an epic 4x4 tour from tropical Darwin across the wild Australian Outback into the Kimberley to the glistening...

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Windjana gorge

9 Day 4WD Broome to Darwin

9 days from
USD $1,765.00
CAD $1,875.00
AUD $1,950.00
EUR €1,355.00
GBP £1,165.00
NZD $2,310.00
ZAR R17,750.00
CHF FR1,670.00

Travel on an epic 4x4 tour from the glistening beaches of Broome, across the wild Australian Outback into the Kimberley...

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Coral Bay Turtle

10 Day Broome to Perth

10 days from
USD $1,415.00
CAD $1,505.00
AUD $1,565.00
EUR €1,090.00
GBP £935.00
NZD $1,855.00
ZAR R14,245.00
CHF FR1,340.00

Soak up the laidback lifestyle of Australia's West Coast. From isolated beaches and vibrant reefs to red desert...

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22 Day Darwin to Perth

22 days from
USD $3,250.00
CAD $3,460.00
AUD $3,595.00
EUR €2,500.00
GBP £2,150.00
NZD $4,260.00
ZAR R32,720.00
CHF FR3,085.00

Discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback through the mighty Kimberleys to Broome, the gateway to Western...

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Sea Lions, South Australia

Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure

3 days from
USD $775.00
CAD $825.00
AUD $855.00
EUR €595.00
GBP £510.00
NZD $1,015.00
ZAR R7,780.00
CHF FR735.00

Head out on an exciting Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure from Adelaide to experience the marine life of the area. Go...

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Group silhouette on Darwin beach at sunset

3 Day 4WD Kakadu/ Litchfield Explorer

3 days from
USD $565.00
CAD $600.00
AUD $625.00
EUR €435.00
GBP £375.00
NZD $740.00
ZAR R5,690.00
CHF FR535.00

Discover the beauty of the Litchfield and Kakadu national parks on this 4WD safari through Australia's wildly...

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Kata Tjuta

4 Day Red Centre Safari (ex Yulara)

4 days from
USD $729.00
CAD $774.00
AUD $805.50
EUR €558.00
GBP £481.50
NZD $954.00
ZAR R7,330.50
CHF FR688.50

Explore the rugged Australian outback and beauty of the Northern Territory from the magnificent Uluru, through the...

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Monkey Mia

7 Day Perth to Exmouth (& Return)

7 days from
USD $945.00
CAD $1,005.00
AUD $1,045.00
EUR €725.00
GBP £625.00
NZD $1,240.00
ZAR R9,510.00
CHF FR895.00

Embark on an outback adventure from Perth up to Exmouth and back again along the stunning West Australian coast. Visit...

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Tasmanian Devil

3.5 Day West Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart)

4 days from
USD $430.00
CAD $455.00
AUD $475.00
EUR €330.00
GBP £285.00
NZD $565.00
ZAR R4,325.00
CHF FR405.00

Embark on a circuit journey of Tasmania that begins and ends in Hobart. Visit Lake St. Clair, Ocean Beach, the Gordon...

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Mary River

3 Day 4WD Kakadu/ Litchfield Safari

3 days from
USD $665.00
CAD $705.00
AUD $735.00
EUR €510.00
GBP £440.00
NZD $870.00
ZAR R6,690.00
CHF FR630.00

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park, and experience the astounding Top End beauty of...

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Group silhouette on Darwin beach at sunset

3 Day 4WD Kakadu/ Litchfield Explorer (French Speaking...

3 days from
USD $965.00
CAD $1,025.00
AUD $1,065.00
EUR €740.00
GBP £635.00
NZD $1,260.00
ZAR R9,695.00
CHF FR915.00

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park, and experience the astounding Top End beauty of...

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Snorkelling in Ningaloo Reef

10 Day Coast and Karijini

10 days from
USD $1,315.00
CAD $1,400.00
AUD $1,455.00
EUR €1,010.00
GBP £870.00
NZD $1,725.00
ZAR R13,245.00
CHF FR1,245.00

Embark on a 10 day adventure that starts and finishes in Perth and takes in Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef and...

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Wineglass Bay

7 Day Top to Tail (Launceston to Launceston)

7 days from
USD $810.00
CAD $860.00
AUD $895.00
EUR €620.00
GBP £535.00
NZD $1,060.00
ZAR R8,145.00
CHF FR765.00

Travel to Tasmania and encounter this stunning island's natural beauty and fascinating history. Visit the Bay of Fires...

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Kings Canyon

7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer

7 days from
USD $810.00
CAD $859.50
AUD $895.50
EUR €621.00
GBP £535.50
NZD $1,062.00
ZAR R8,149.50
CHF FR769.50

Explore the city of Adelaide and the landscape of South Australia before crossing into the Northern Territory. See the...

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Natures Window, Kalbarri NP

14 Day Perth to Broome (and return)

14 days from
USD $1,640.00
CAD $1,745.00
AUD $1,815.00
EUR €1,260.00
GBP £1,085.00
NZD $2,150.00
ZAR R16,520.00
CHF FR1,555.00

Experience Western Australia's celebrated wilderness on a small group adventures that takes in Murchison Gorge, Monkey...

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Group silhouette on Darwin beach at sunset

4 Day Kakadu/Katherine/ Litchfield Explorer

4 days from
USD $735.00
CAD $785.00
AUD $815.00
EUR €565.00
GBP £485.00
NZD $965.00
ZAR R7,420.00
CHF FR700.00

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park, and experience the astounding Top End beauty of...

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Group silhouette on Darwin beach at sunset

4 Day Kakadu Katherine Litchfield Safari

4 days from
USD $900.00
CAD $955.00
AUD $995.00
EUR €690.00
GBP £595.00
NZD $1,180.00
ZAR R9,055.00
CHF FR855.00

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park, and experience the astounding Top End beauty of...

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Little Sahara, Kangaroo Island

2 Day Kangaroo Island Explorer (Ferry Return)

2 days from
USD $361.50
CAD $384.38
AUD $399.03
EUR €279.14
GBP £237.95
NZD $471.33
ZAR R3,633.34
CHF FR343.20

Travel to Kangaroo Island by ferry and enjoy natural stunning sceneries, myriad wildlife-spotting outings and fantastic...

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Group silhouette on Darwin beach at sunset

3 Day 4WD Kakadu/ Litchfield Safari (French Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $1,060.00
CAD $1,130.00
AUD $1,175.00
EUR €815.00
GBP £705.00
NZD $1,390.00
ZAR R10,695.00
CHF FR1,005.00

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park, and experience the astounding Top End beauty of...

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Grampians

4 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Explorer incl Kangaroo Island

4 days from
USD $673.42
CAD $716.40
AUD $745.06
EUR €515.81
GBP £444.17
NZD $883.56
ZAR R6,781.92
CHF FR639.98

Travel from artsy Melbourne to quietly charming Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road and see the Twelve Apostles, the...

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Sunset, Darwin

3 Day 4WD Kakadu Unleashed

3 days from
USD $445.00
CAD $475.00
AUD $495.00
EUR €345.00
GBP £295.00
NZD $585.00
ZAR R4,505.00
CHF FR425.00

From Darwin, undertake an exciting journey through Australia's largest national park. Learn about Aboriginal culture,...

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The Great Ocean Road

2 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Explorer

2 days from
USD $224.72
CAD $241.68
AUD $250.16
EUR €173.84
GBP £148.40
NZD $296.80
ZAR R2,276.88
CHF FR212.00

See the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge on a journey along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to...

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Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

2 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Explorer

2 days from
USD $265.00
CAD $285.00
AUD $295.00
EUR €205.00
GBP £175.00
NZD $350.00
ZAR R2,685.00
CHF FR250.00

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Kata Tjuta

9 Day Territory Unleashed North

9 days from
USD $1,060.00
CAD $1,130.00
AUD $1,175.00
EUR €815.00
GBP £705.00
NZD $1,390.00
ZAR R10,695.00
CHF FR1,005.00

Journey from Alice Springs up to the Top End. Hike around Uluru, through Kata Tjuta and down into Kings Canyon....

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Sunset, Kakadu

5 Day Top End Explorer

5 days from
USD $870.00
CAD $930.00
AUD $965.00
EUR €670.00
GBP £575.00
NZD $1,145.00
ZAR R8,785.00
CHF FR825.00

On a round trip from Darwin, travel to Kakadu National Park, Katherine, Nitmiluk National Park and Mt Bundy Station....

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Mackenzie Falls, Grampians

2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Explorer

2 days from
USD $224.72
CAD $241.68
AUD $250.16
EUR €173.84
GBP £148.40
NZD $296.80
ZAR R2,276.88
CHF FR212.00

See the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge on a journey along the Great Ocean Road from Adelaide to...

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Alice Springs art

3 Day Uluru Explorer ex Yulara (French Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $935.00
CAD $995.00
AUD $1,035.00
EUR €720.00
GBP £620.00
NZD $1,225.00
ZAR R9,420.00
CHF FR885.00

Uluru Safari is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow time frame....

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Uluru

9 Day Territory Unleashed South

9 days from
USD $1,060.00
CAD $1,130.00
AUD $1,175.00
EUR €815.00
GBP £705.00
NZD $1,390.00
ZAR R10,695.00
CHF FR1,005.00

Become acquainted with Central Australia on a journey that takes in Kakadu National Park, Edith and Twin falls, Devils...

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Kings Canyon views

3 Day Uluru Explorer (German Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $935.00
CAD $995.00
AUD $1,035.00
EUR €720.00
GBP £620.00
NZD $1,225.00
ZAR R9,420.00
CHF FR885.00

The Uluru Explorer is the ideal short trip for German speakers wanting to experience the Australian Outback in a narrow...

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Alice Springs art

3 Day Uluru Explorer ex Yulara (German Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $935.00
CAD $995.00
AUD $1,035.00
EUR €720.00
GBP £620.00
NZD $1,225.00
ZAR R9,420.00
CHF FR885.00

Uluru Safari is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow time frame....

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Kata Tjuta

2 Day Red Centre Explorer

2 days from
USD $320.00
CAD $340.00
AUD $355.00
EUR €245.00
GBP £210.00
NZD $420.00
ZAR R3,230.00
CHF FR305.00

Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru and visit Kata Tjuta, camp out under the stars and enjoy a camel ride.

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Kangaroo sign

3 Day Uluru Safari (French Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $1,025.00
CAD $1,090.00
AUD $1,135.00
EUR €790.00
GBP £680.00
NZD $1,345.00
ZAR R10,330.00
CHF FR975.00

This 3 day Uluru Safari is the ideal short trip for French speakers wanting to experience the Australian Outback in a a...

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4 Day Red Centre Explorer (ex Yulara)

4 days from
USD $648.00
CAD $688.50
AUD $715.50
EUR €499.50
GBP £427.50
NZD $846.00
ZAR R6,511.50
CHF FR612.00

Explore the rugged Australian outback and beauty of the Northern Territory from the magnificent Uluru, through the...

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Kata Tjuta

5 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer incl Uluru

5 days from
USD $790.00
CAD $840.00
AUD $875.00
EUR €610.00
GBP £525.00
NZD $1,035.00
ZAR R7,965.00
CHF FR750.00

Embark on a small group adventure that starts in Alice Springs and finishes in Darwin. Explore Kata Tjuta, be...

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Kata Tjuta

3 Day Uluru Safari (German Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $1,025.00
CAD $1,090.00
AUD $1,135.00
EUR €790.00
GBP £680.00
NZD $1,345.00
ZAR R10,330.00
CHF FR975.00

This Uluru Safari is the ideal short trip for German speakers wanting to experience the Australian Outback in a narrow...

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Hiking

8 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Explorer ex Yulara

8 days from
USD $898.93
CAD $955.93
AUD $995.40
EUR €692.83
GBP £596.36
NZD $1,179.57
ZAR R9,059.41
CHF FR855.08

Embark on an outback adventure from the remote outpost of Yulara to the metropolitan hub of Melbourne. See Uluru, Kata...

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Kata Tjuta

5 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Explorer incl. Uluru

5 days from
USD $790.00
CAD $840.00
AUD $875.00
EUR €610.00
GBP £525.00
NZD $1,035.00
ZAR R7,965.00
CHF FR750.00

Travel from Darwin down to Alice Springs and experience the tropical lushness of the Top End and the harsh backdrop of...

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Katherine Gorge

2 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer

2 days from
USD $265.00
CAD $285.00
AUD $295.00
EUR €205.00
GBP £175.00
NZD $350.00
ZAR R2,685.00
CHF FR250.00

Travel from Alice Springs via Daly Waters to Darwin to discover the beauty of Australia's Red Centre. Explore...

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Luna Park

10 Day Melbourne to Alice Springs Explorer

10 days from
USD $1,080.45
CAD $1,151.01
AUD $1,195.11
EUR €829.08
GBP £714.42
NZD $1,415.61
ZAR R10,879.47
CHF FR1,023.12

Embark on an adventure from Melbourne into the Red Centre. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, see the Twelve Apostles,...

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Kings Canyon

3 Day Rock the Centre (Yulara to Alice Springs)

3 days from
USD $320.00
CAD $340.00
AUD $355.00
EUR €245.00
GBP £210.00
NZD $420.00
ZAR R3,230.00
CHF FR305.00

Departing from Yulara, visit the Northern Territory's Kata Tjuta, Uluru and Kings Canyon, finishing up in Alice Springs.

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Aboriginal art, Alice Springs

3 Day Uluru Explorer

3 days from
USD $540.00
CAD $570.00
AUD $595.00
EUR €415.00
GBP £355.00
NZD $705.00
ZAR R5,415.00
CHF FR510.00

This 3 Day Uluru Explorer is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...

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Silhouettes, Uluru

5 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Explorer

5 days from
USD $626.28
CAD $667.73
AUD $695.36
EUR €483.53
GBP £414.45
NZD $824.30
ZAR R6,327.27
CHF FR594.05

Uluru Safari is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow time frame....

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Cradle Mountain

4 Day Tassie Highlights

4 days from
USD $505.00
CAD $540.00
AUD $560.00
EUR €390.00
GBP £335.00
NZD $665.00
ZAR R5,095.00
CHF FR480.00

From Port Arthur to Freycinet and Cradle Mountain national parks, this trip reveals the lush natural landscape of...

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Wineglass Bay

3 Day East Coast Explorer (Launceston to Hobart)

3 days from
USD $400.00
CAD $425.00
AUD $440.00
EUR €305.00
GBP £265.00
NZD $520.00
ZAR R4,005.00
CHF FR375.00

Travel to Tasmania and see the Bay of Fires, meet penguins at Bicheno, visit glorious Wineglass Bay, encounter...

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Blue footed booby

Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard...

10 days from
USD $4,595.00
CAD $4,670.00
AUD $4,850.00
EUR €3,375.00
GBP £2,895.00
NZD $5,750.00
ZAR R44,145.00
CHF FR4,160.00

Travel to the Galapagos Islands and embark on a sailing adventure around southern islands that serve as a paradise for...

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Wineglass bay

6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart)

6 days from
USD $720.00
CAD $765.00
AUD $795.00
EUR €555.00
GBP £475.00
NZD $940.00
ZAR R7,235.00
CHF FR680.00

Travel to Tasmania and visit Cradle Mountain, Freycinet, Launceston and Port Arthur. See little penguins and Tasmanian...

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Uluru

3 Day Uluru Explorer (French Speaking Translator)

3 days from
USD $935.00
CAD $995.00
AUD $1,035.00
EUR €720.00
GBP £620.00
NZD $1,225.00
ZAR R9,420.00
CHF FR885.00

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Local boy

3 Day Uluru Explorer ex Yulara

3 days from
USD $540.00
CAD $570.00
AUD $595.00
EUR €415.00
GBP £355.00
NZD $705.00
ZAR R5,415.00
CHF FR510.00

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London Bridge

8 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Explorer

8 days from
USD $898.93
CAD $955.93
AUD $995.40
EUR €692.83
GBP £596.36
NZD $1,179.57
ZAR R9,059.41
CHF FR855.08

Embark on an outback adventure from the remote outpost of Alice Springs to the metropolitan hub of Melbourne. See Uluru...

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Kata Tjuta road sign

9 Day Territory Unleashed North ex Yulara

9 days from
USD $1,060.00
CAD $1,130.00
AUD $1,175.00
EUR €815.00
GBP £705.00
NZD $1,390.00
ZAR R10,695.00
CHF FR1,005.00

Journey from Alice Springs up to the Top End. Hike around Uluru, through Kata Tjuta and down into Kings Canyon....

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Uluru

3 Day Uluru Safari

3 days from
USD $630.00
CAD $670.00
AUD $695.00
EUR €485.00
GBP £415.00
NZD $825.00
ZAR R6,325.00
CHF FR595.00

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Aboriginal art

3 Day Uluru Safari ex Yulara

3 days from
USD $630.00
CAD $670.00
AUD $695.00
EUR €485.00
GBP £415.00
NZD $825.00
ZAR R6,325.00
CHF FR595.00

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Silhouettes, Uluru

5 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Explorer ex Yulara

5 days from
USD $626.28
CAD $667.73
AUD $695.36
EUR €483.53
GBP £414.45
NZD $824.30
ZAR R6,327.27
CHF FR594.05

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Grampians group

4 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Explorer incl Kangaroo Island

4 days from
USD $673.42
CAD $716.40
AUD $745.06
EUR €515.81
GBP £444.17
NZD $883.56
ZAR R6,781.92
CHF FR639.98

Enjoy a fun-filled small group adventure that starts in Adelaide, finishes in Melbourne and takes in Kangaroo Island,...

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australia nt kings canyon walk northern territory explorer

4 Day Red Centre Safari

4 days from
USD $729.00
CAD $774.00
AUD $805.50
EUR €558.00
GBP £481.50
NZD $954.00
ZAR R7,330.50
CHF FR688.50

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Road sign

3 Day Uluru Safari French Speaking Translator ex Yulara

3 days from
USD $1,025.00
CAD $1,090.00
AUD $1,135.00
EUR €790.00
GBP £680.00
NZD $1,345.00
ZAR R10,330.00
CHF FR975.00

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Kings Canyon

3 Day Rock the Centre

3 days from
USD $320.00
CAD $340.00
AUD $355.00
EUR €245.00
GBP £210.00
NZD $420.00
ZAR R3,230.00
CHF FR305.00

Travel into Central Australia and see Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Take a ride on a camel, take a dip in the...

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Tasmanian devil

3 Day West Coast Explorer (Hobart to Devonport/ Launceston)

3 days from
USD $380.00
CAD $405.00
AUD $420.00
EUR €290.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $495.00
ZAR R3,820.00
CHF FR360.00

Embark on a Tasmanian adventure that begins in Hobart and ends in Launceston. Visit Lake St Clair, Ocean Beach, the...

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4 Day Red Centre Explorer

4 days from
USD $648.00
CAD $688.50
AUD $715.50
EUR €499.50
GBP £427.50
NZD $846.00
ZAR R6,511.50
CHF FR612.00

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Alice Springs art

3 Day Uluru Safari German Speaking Translator ex Yulara

3 days from
USD $1,025.00
CAD $1,090.00
AUD $1,135.00
EUR €790.00
GBP £680.00
NZD $1,345.00
ZAR R10,330.00
CHF FR975.00

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Monkey Mia

5 Day Perth to Exmouth

5 days from
USD $720.00
CAD $765.00
AUD $795.00
EUR €555.00
GBP £475.00
NZD $940.00
ZAR R7,235.00
CHF FR680.00

Departing from Perth, travel through Western Australia's prime attractions up to Exmouth. Visit Murchison Gorge, Monkey...

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Cradle Mountains

3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart)

3 days from
USD $400.00
CAD $425.00
AUD $440.00
EUR €305.00
GBP £265.00
NZD $520.00
ZAR R4,005.00
CHF FR375.00

Travel to Tasmania and see the Bay of Fires, penguins of Bicheno, glorious Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils and the...

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Australia trip reviews

Our Australia trips score an average of 4.46 out of 5 based on 26 reviews in the last year.

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5 Day Perth to Exmouth, April 2014

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Travelled with Australasia’s leading tour operator?

Posted on Thu, 12 Jun 2014 by Sue Elliot

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Posted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 by Jane Crouch

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Top 15 wild animal encounters

Top 15 wild animal encounters

Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 by Jane Crouch

From sloths hanging out, to whales breathtakingly breeching and lions stalking their prey – when we asked you about your best experiences with animals when travelling, we were inundated with [...]

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A visit to Oz

A visit to Oz

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 by Sue Elliot

You might have done so much planning and preparation that you already feel like you know a place before you visit. But as Debora Hoffman discovered when she left her [...]

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Transport

Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.

Of course, there are times (like in the wide open spaces of the outback) when travelling in our own custom-built all-terrain vehicle is the most practical and flexible option. Depending on which trip you're on while in Australia, you may find yourself travelling by:

Accommodation

Travelling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.

When travelling with us in Australia you may find yourself staying in a:

About Australia

At a glance

Trips Available: 69
Capital city: Canberra (population 307,000)
Population: 21.7 million
Language: English
Currency: AUD
Time zone: (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Electricity: Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)
Dialing code: +61

Best time to visit Australia

Being such a large place, Australia has a wide range of climates so all year round there is somewhere great to visit.

Summer (December to February) can get very hot, but is perfect for beach-going and other outdoors activities. In the far north it is also the wet season, which can get quite humid and some beaches may be closed due to jellyfish or 'stingers'.

Winter (June to August) is pleasant and dry in the north but can get quite cold in the south, especially in Tasmania and Victoria where snowfall is common.

Spring and autumn are great times to visit Australia as the weather is milder, but still warm enough for swimming in northern areas.

Regardless of daytime temperatures, nights can get very cold in the desert areas of Central and Western Australia, so prepare accordingly.

The main school holiday period is from Christmas to late January, and is considered the peak travel time within Australia; expect popular tourist spots to be crowded during this time.

Adelaide weather chart Darwin weather chart Sydney weather chart Alice Springs weather chart

Culture and customs

Aboriginal boy
With a strong history of immigration, modern Australia is made up of people from many different cultural backgrounds. This mix makes Australia an endlessly fascinating place to visit as travellers will be exposed to a variety of different customs and cultures during their stay. From the ancient, spiritual ways of the indigenous population to the wide array of faiths, foods and festivals on display in the big cities, Australia is a cultural melting pot.

Despite the differences, there are many things that unify the people of Australia. Sports, in particular cricket, soccer and football (Australian Rules) are played and watched by the masses, irrespective of age, race, gender or income. Large sporting events like the AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Cup Day and the Boxing Day Cricket Test have universal appeal for Australians.

Australians relish public holidays, with national and state holidays offering locals time to relax with friends and family over a barbecue or picnic. Making use of Australia’s natural environment is also paramount during this time, with outdoor activities like bushwalking, swimming at the beach or lazing in the park popular with locals.

Eating and drinking

Eating oysters

Intrepid believes that one of the best ways of experiencing a country is by eating! Whether you're sampling street food, savouring a cheap eat or indulging in a banquet, there are endless options to choose from wherever you are in the world.

Australia is a land that has been built by immigrants and these multicultural influences are evident in the wide array of food available. In the cities it’s possible to find world-class Vietnamese, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indian restaurants, as well as excellent gastro-pub fare. Head to the outback and you’ll find authentic 'bush tucker', simple campfire meals and sizzling barbecues.

Things to try in Australia

1. Fresh Seafood

With such an impressive coastline, it’s no wonder fresh oysters, prawns, mussels and ‘balmain bugs’ are devoured by locals and savoured by visitors. For those on a budget, there’s nothing wrong with eating fish and chips on the beach.

2. Wine

Australia creates some of the best wines in the world at South Australia’s Barossa Valley, Western Australia’s Margaret River and New South Wales’ Hunter Valley. Don’t miss the chance to taste some.

3. Beer

Whether you’re downing a can of VB in Victoria or sipping micro-brewed ale in Sydney, sharing a beer with mates is a social experience not to be missed when in Australia

4. Hot Pies

An Australian classic – savoury meat pies (or vegetable pies for the vegetarians) are best eaten with tomato sauce, and are easily found served in city cafes, country bakeries and football matches around Australia.

Geography and environment

Koala Outback
The continent of Australia is known for being one of the flattest, hottest and driest places on earth; but despite this there are an astounding variety of terrains and environments on this island nation. While large areas of Australia are covered in desert, there are also tropical rainforests, alpine snowfields, dense bushland, beaches, gorges, lakes and rivers to be found. Australia’s national parks are home to many species of birds and mammals not found in the wild anywhere else in the world including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats. Boasting many stunning white sand beaches, Australia has a coastline like none other. From busy Bondi to surfing icons like Bell’s Beach and Tasmania’s stunning Wineglass Bay, there are endless places to swim, surf, snorkel and paddle.

Despite Australia’s large landmass, most people tend to live in urban, coastal cities. Faster-paced cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne hold much of the population, as do regional satellite cities such as Albury, Dubbo, Bunbury, Townsville, Newcastle and Geelong.

Outback towns have a unique flavour and a distinct way-of-life; things are slower here and due to smaller populations, space is plentiful with most locals relying on agriculture for a living. Venturing away from the city to visit the outback and rural areas of Australia is highly recommended as it gives travellers the chance to see a different side to Australia.

History and government

Bush tucker Aboriginal rock art

Early History

The land now known as Australia was inhabited by an indigenous population for thousands of years before white settlement and colonisation. Aboriginal tribes lived an independent lifestyle with the land providing all that was needed for survival; hunting, fishing and the gathering of berries and other edible plants provided sustenance for people. Tribes were largely nomadic – this allowed them to move around to find game and water and enable the land to regenerate in their absence. Tribal groups had different customs, rituals, music and language dialects, although the concept of ‘Dreamtime’ is a common theme in aboriginal culture and spirituality.

Rock paintings, middens (shell heaps) and other archaeological sites give us clues to ancient dreamtime stories, daily life, rituals and even the arrival of the white man. Central and Western Australia are particularly rich in ancient rock art and paintings, with some sites open to the public for viewing.

Recent History

Naval explorer Captain James Cook set foot on Australian soil in 1770, claiming the eastern coastline as British Territory. Australia was soon seen as a solution to overcrowding in British prisons and a way to expand the reach of the British Empire.

In 1788, 11 ships arrived from Great Britain carrying convicts, marines and settlers. The arrival of white settlers changed the face of Australia almost instantly. Much of the indigenous population fell victim to starvation and disease, with foreign diseases like small pox and loss of land devastating the aboriginal population. Colonisation soon expanded throughout Australia, with separate colonies being set up in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria. Thousands of convicts and settlers arrived to populate the new colonies, essentially giving birth to modern Australia. Convict life was hard, with long days spent toiling in a harsh environment with the unforgiving climate making life difficult. Brutal physical punishment, public hangings and death from disease and malnutrition were commonplace. The free settlers also suffered, as limited access to healthcare and fresh produce created medical problems and malnutrition.

In the 1850s, Australia experienced a new wave of immigration due to the Gold Rush. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants from China, Britain, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Germany and France flocked to the Victorian goldfields to find their fortunes in the gold frenzy. This new wave of multiculturalism would be the first of many for Australia.

In 1901, the separate colonies united to form the Federation of Australia, meaning the nation was then governed under one constitution. Sir Edmund Barton became Australia’s first Prime Minister, governing the Commonwealth of Australia until 1903 when he stepped down to become a judge of Australia’s first High Court. A little more than a decade later, World War I was declared. Australia’s participation in World War I gave birth to the Anzac legend – the spirit of mateship, courage and honour that embodies the Australian way of life. Later on, Australia also participated in World War II, as well as the Korean War, Vietnam War and other conflicts and peacekeeping missions.

More recently, Australia has prospered with a strong economy based on tourism, agriculture and the export of resources and minerals like coal, iron and gold.

Top Picks

Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Uluru Twelve Apostles Kimberley

Top 10 Places To See in Australia

1. Uluru

Nothing will prepare you for seeing Australia's most famous landmark for the first time. An important part of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, this ancient monolith is a photographer's dream as it changes colours with the sun; from dazzling orange to dusty purple.

2. Great Barrier Reef

See the world's largest reef system - so big it can be seen from outer space! This World Heritage site, just off the coast of Queensland, is home to whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks, colourful coral and more than 1,500 species of fish. Go scuba diving or snorkelling to explore this incredible underwater world.

3. Twelve Apostles

Although there's actually only eight 'Apostles', these spectacular limestone rock stacks are a popular tourist spot along Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Formed by erosion that began 10-20 million years ago, the stacks rise majestically from the churning Southern Ocean. Hit the boardwalks, tracks and viewing areas for spectacular views.

4. Kakadu National Park

This region is a place of breathtaking beauty and incredible biodiversity. Steeped in Dreamtime history, Kakadu nurtures a staggering variety of landscapes and wildlife. Venture deep into the wilderness and discover gushing waterfalls, deep gorges, shimmering waterholes and rocky outcrops adorned with 20,000-year-old art.

5. Sydney Opera House

Set against a backdrop of that famous bridge which spans the sparkling harbour, the Opera House is one of Australia's most iconic sights. Those familiar sails, adorned with more than a million white tiles, host thousands of events and performances each year. Catch a show to admire the ornate interior, or take in the spectacular view from a ferry.

6. Kimberley

From deep gorges and dusty outback roads, and lush rainforests to idyllic billabongs, the landscape of this beautiful region is truly enchanting. A trip to the Kimberly can be as active or relaxing as you wish - hike past the strange 'beehive' domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges, explore underground caves at Tunnel Creek or simply relax on white sand beaches.

7. Daintree

With verdant tropical rainforest stretching to white, sandy beaches, the Daintree is nothing short of spectacular. This complex ecosystem in Far North Queensland is home to a prolific amount of wildlife including frogs, reptiles, bats and butterflies, as well as the highest concentration of primitive plants species in the world. Australia's largest rainforest is a true natural wonder just waiting to be explored.

8. Wineglass Bay

With its white sand, crystal-clear water and distinct crescent shape, Wineglass Bay on Tasmania's gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula is a pristine paradise. It's easy to see why it's often voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Hike a trail to the summit overlooking the bay for breathtaking views, or descend to the beach and set up camp. Go snorkelling to discover colourful fish and perhaps some playful dolphins.

9. Clare Valley

This beautiful wine-producing region is famed for its delicious local produce, picturesque scenery, friendly people and, of course, its fabulous wine. Explore back roads lined with vines and go wine-tasting to sample the very best drops this region has to offer.

10. Blue Mountains

Covering over one million hectares, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is rich in verdant rainforest, dramatic waterfalls, looming forests and an abundance of wildlife. Greet the iconic Three Sisters and wander the boardwalks to soak up this breathtaking area of Australian bush.

Shopping

Aboriginal art

From large malls and boutique shopping strips to weekend arts and crafts markets and vintage shops, Australia is a top place to shop. Shopping in Australia may not be cheap, but there are plenty of unique finds and original souvenirs to bring home.

Before heading home, check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to import certain items back into your home country. New Zealand, for example, has strict quarantine laws.

Things to buy in Australia

1. Indigenous Art

The quality of Aboriginal art is excellent in the Top End and Central and Western Australia. Be sure to buy from reputable galleries and organisations to ensure authenticity and fair prices for artists. Community-run organisations are typically the better choice.

2. Opals

If you’re looking for one, Coober Pedy has the best quality and variety on offer.

3. Pearls

These precious gems are plentiful in Broome due to the booming pearling industry.

4. Modern Art

Melbourne and Hobart are modern art and craft hot spots, making them great places to pick up one-of-a-kind mementos.

Festivals and Events in Australia

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

This festival reaches a colourful crescendo with a dazzling street parade full of camp icons, vibrant costumes and energetic dancing.

Darwin Beer Can Regatta

Only in Australia can you find an annual regatta full of boats made of beer cans! Darwin’s Mindil Beach comes alive each year with music, beer can boat racing and thong-throwing contests (flip-flop for you non-Australians) – an event unique to the ‘Top End’.

AFL Grand Final

Anxiously anticipated by many – the Australian Rules Football Grand Final is a great time to be in Melbourne. Tickets are notoriously scarce but pubs, clubs and backyards overflow with people watching the ‘Big Game’ and celebrating (or commiserating) afterwards.

FAQs on Australia

Tipping isn’t mandatory in Australia; however, rounding up the bill or leaving spare change is common practice. Restaurant staff, taxi drivers and other service workers welcome tips for good service.
Internet access is widely available in most parts of Australia, with internet cafes and Wi-Fi hot spots commonly found in urban areas. Please note that internet access won’t be available in outback and remote areas.
Mobile phone coverage is excellent in most parts of Australia, especially in large cities and urban areas. Remote, rural and mountainous places may have limited to no coverage, so be aware of this before venturing away from the city. Ensure global roaming is activated before leaving your home country if you want to use your mobile.
Western-style flushable toilets are the norm in Australia, although may not be available when camping in remote areas (where ‘drop toilets’ are more common).
Newspaper = AU$2.00
Cup of coffee = AU$3.50
Pint of beer in a pub = AU$6.00
Basic lunch at a mid-range cafe = AU$10-20
Drinking water from taps in Australia is considered safe, unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, try to use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.
Credit cards are widely accepted by shops, restaurants and cafes in Australia. Smaller establishments may only accept cash or require a minimum purchase for credit card use, so be sure to carry enough cash for smaller purchases.
ATMs are commonly found in large cities and regional towns in Australia. ATM access will be very limited in remote areas so be aware of this before heading into national parks or the Outback.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

Australians are not required to be covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation for trips within Australia. However we strongly recommend that you have a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Jan 1 New Year’s Day
Jan 26 Australia Day
Mar 29 Good Friday
March 30 Holy Saturday
Apr 1 Easter Monday
Apr 25 Anzac Day
Jun 10 Queen’s Birthday
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Boxing Day

Please note these dates are for 2012 and include nationwide holidays only. There are several other holidays celebrated by the individual states. For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/australia/public-holidays
AUSTRALIA:
Belgium: Yes - required in advance
Canada: Yes - required in advance
Germany: Yes - required in advance
Ireland: Yes - required in advance
Netherlands: Yes - required in advance
New Zealand: Not required
South Africa: Yes - required in advance
Switzerland: Yes - required in advance
United Kingdom: Yes - required in advance
USA: Yes - required in advance

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please check the following website or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalities requirements. http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/index.html AUSTRALIEN:
Belgien: Ja-Im Voraus
Kanada: Ja-Im Voraus
Deutschland: Ja-Im Voraus
Irland: Ja-Im Voraus
Niederlande: Ja-Im Voraus
Neuseeland: nicht notwendig
Südafrika: Ja-Im Voraus
Schweiz: Ja-Im Voraus
Vereinigtes Königreich (UK): Ja-Im Voraus
USA: Ja-Im Voraus

Alle Reisenden, außer Staatsangehörige Neuseelands, müssen ein Visa oder eine Reiseerlaubnis erhalten bevor sie in Australien einreisen. Sollte dies nicht getan werden kann es dazu kommen, dass Sie ihren Flug nach Australien nicht antreten dürfen. Die meisten Nationalitäten können vor Ankunft eine elektronische Reiseerlaubnis (Electronic Travel Authority) über das Internet beantragen. Bitte überprüfen Sie die für Ihre Nationalität erforderlichen Veraussetzungen auf folgenderWebsite oder die für Sie zuständige Visa Ausgabestelle für Ihre Nationalität http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/index.html.

Health and Safety

Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously, and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:

From Australia?

Go to: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

From New Zealand?

Go to: http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/

From Canada?

Go to: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/

From US?

Go to: http://travel.state.gov/

From UK?

Go to: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/

The World Health Organisation

also provides useful health information:
Go to: http://www.who.int/en/

Responsible Travel

Australia Travel Tips

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Top responsible travel tips for Australia

1. Be considerate of Australia’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.

2. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.

3. When camping or visiting national parks, refrain from feeding native animals or leaving food out.

4. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.

5. Try to use public transport wherever possible.

6. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.

7. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.

8. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.

9. Refrain from touching or interfering with ancient monuments, relics or historic sites.

Further reading

Recommended reading

Title Author
TracksRobyn Davidson
The Secret RiverKate Grenville
CloudstreetTim Winton
In a Sunburned CountryBill Bryson
The Floating BrothelSian Rees
Rabbit Proof FenceDoris Pilkington
SonglinesBruce Chatwin