Come and experience the kaleidoscope of brilliant colours this country proudly showcases.
|Departing||Trip name||Days||From CAD|
|Overnight Uluru Trip (camping)||2||
|4 Day Kakadu/ Katherine/ Litchfield Adventure||4||
|5 Day Top End Adventure||5||
|Australia's East Coast Encompassed, Sydney to Cairns||14||
|Australia's East Coast Explorer, Sydney to Brisbane||10||
|Rock to Rock||3||
Our Australia trips score an average of 4.56 out of 5 based on 219 reviews in the last year.
Fabulous trip lead by caring, energetic and well organised Annaliese (and Dan). Great activities. Great scenery.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2017
Featuring the world’s most isolated capital city and cattle stations bigger than most European countries, the West Coast of Australia certainly feels like the Final Frontier. Perhaps visit the waterfalls and red rock gorges of Karijini National Park, take in a lazy sunset camel ride on Cable Beach, or unwind among the vineyards of the Margaret River.
The Kimberley is where Western Australia really gets wild. While Broome could keep you occupied for days, it’s really the Kimberley’s natural beauty that lures you in. Cape Leveque and the Bungle Bungles are just the beginning. Away from the stretches of Cable Beach you find a region that rapidly unrolls into a world of dense rainforest, underground caves and boab-dotted horizons straight out of Africa.
Kakadu National Park is packed with billabongs, waterfalls, strange rock formations and all types of native wildlife. This is where Australia runs wild. ‘Roos bounce through the bushland, dingoes are spotted along rocky outcrops, dugongs wallow off the coast and, despite the name, crocs patrol the waters of Alligator River.
Even if you're not usually rocked by geology, put aside any reservations until you visit Uluru. 384 metres high, 10 kilometres in circumference, and concealing caves, cascades and rock art in its folds, this sandstone giant is at the heart of Australia in more ways than one.
From seemingly endless red desert to cooling pools, towering rock formations to night skies bursting with stars, there’s a whole new world to discover on our Australian Outback adventures. Experience the power of standing at the base of Uluru, hear tales of the Aboriginal Dreaming with an Indigenous guide, cross incredible scenery in a 4WD, and walk among a carpet of wildflowers in the Flinders Ranges.
At first blush this 1,600-kilometre stretch of highway might seem devoid of anything interesting. But ask those who have travelled along its dusty length and you’ll usually hear the road makes for surreal travel.
This mini Galapagos off the coast of South Australia is one of the country’s most beautiful and underrated wildlife sanctuaries. Grey kangaroos, fur seals, dolphins, echidnas, koalas and dozens of other species have flourished on the island without the threat of species introduced to the mainland.
Australia’s answer to Route 66 practically speaks for itself. The Great Ocean Road is a winding coastal route of sandstone cliffs and dense rainforest hinterland that stretches all the way from Torquay in the East to Allansford in the West. While the region is famous for its Twelve Apostles, there are plenty of local secrets to be found if you’re willing to take the time.
From less-than-glamorous beginnings as a penal colony island founded by the British, Tasmania has developed into one of Australia’s most treasured traveller destinations.
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:
Get back to nature and experience sweet serenity while camping out under the stars in the Australian bush.
Working in partnership with the Yolngu people, Intrepid Travel is launching a new community-based trip in the remote East Arnhem Land region of Australia's Northern Territory. With the Yolngu culture, customs and way of life being the focus of the trip, the experience will give travellers from near and far a chance to be immersed in this picturesque corner of Australia that is home to incredible cultural, linguistic and environmental riches.
You might think the Australian Outback is an unforgiving place, but did you know it's home to thousands of edible plant species? You just need to know where to look. To make the flavours of the bush come alive, we've consulted with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke to create a set of special native food menus on each of our Outback and Top End trips. Now you can not only see and hear the bush, but taste it too.
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. https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas
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, or you can purchase a sim card when you arrive. The provider that will have coverage in the majority of Australia is Telstra, secondly Optus and then Vodafone. A hot tip – when you are in remote areas and don’t have mobile phone signal, turn your phone to flight mode which will conserve battery and prevent your phone from using data trying to search for internet signal.
Western-style flushable toilets are the norm in Australia, and many of our campsites have proper facilities with flushing toilets. In remote areas such as the Kimberley, there is no established plumbing and therefore we have installed ‘drop toilets’. Some campsites we use are managed by the National Parks and have either eco-toilets or drop toilets, most of which are maintained regularly.
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 hospital care due to being covered by Medicare. However we strongly recommend that Australians have a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. It is also strongly advisable that Australians have current ambulance cover in the case of emergency evacuation or incidents requiring ambulance transportation.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Australia go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/australia/public-holidays
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.
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.