Explore our new range of local travel experiences.

To most of us, the idea of an adventure has always involved a long-haul flight, passports and visas. But right now we have an opportunity to get out there and explore a little closer to home – the Intrepid way. To support the local communities within Australia who are working to rebuild and recover. And, to experience all the little moments that make travel special – connecting with a stranger, that incredible meal you’ll remember forever or the unexpected interaction that causes you to laugh until you cry – no matter whether you’re two hours or two days from home.

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Every Intrepid small group tour has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience, with ultimate itineraries, perfectly sized groups, legendary local leaders and plenty of authentic real life experiences.

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$99 deposits

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Flexible booking conditions

Flexible bookings

Our new flexible booking policy and safety guidelines will inspire you to book and travel with confidence, now and into the future.

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Responsible travel

Responsible travel

The leader in responsible, ethical small group adventures since 1989. 

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Australia highlights  

Champagne Pools on Fraser Island

Explore the world’s largest sand island

K’gari (Fraser Island) means “paradise” for the local Butchulla people, and it certainly is. Sweeping stretches of white sandy coast, rugged headlands, glimmering lakes, dense rainforest and native wildlife – it’s a natural playground begging to be explored. See the rusting Maheno Shipwreck, bob along Eli Creek, take a cool dip in K’gari’s many lakes, try your luck at whale watching, or simply take in the endless views from your four-wheel drive as you cruise the sand highway.


A natural swimming pool and waterfall in the Kimberley

Discover the wildy beautiful Kimberley

The Kimberley is Australia’s version of the Wild West. Think vast deserts, secluded gorges, untouched coastline, dense rainforest and loads of native wildlife to see in their natural habitat. If you have an intrepid spirit, the Kimberley won’t disappoint. Hike through mazes of fascinating rock formations, swim under waterfalls, learn about the rich First Nations history, camp under the glittering Milky Way and experience true outback life in remote towns.

A person walking around Uluru

Discover Australia’s Red Centre

Uluru means “great pebble” for the traditional owners of the land, but it’s so much more than a huge rock. Often called the spiritual heart of Australia, the connection to country runs deep here. Uluru has been a sacred place for First Nations people for thousands of years. Standing at 384 metres high and 10 km in circumference with concealed caves, waterfalls and ancient rock art, it's truly breathtaking. This is your chance to connect to country and learn the unique stories behind Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka. 

Hikers on a trail in Cradle Mountain

Tackle one of Australia’s greatest treks

Tassie is gorgeous. Full stop. But when you head up to Cradle Mountain you’ll be even more awestruck. Trek through thick rainforest canopies, sweet-smelling eucalyptus groves, alpine moors and lush valleys. The hikes are challenging, but you’ll be rewarded with soul-stirring views of the surrounding peaks and bright blue lakes. The best part? You’ll be connected with nature around the clock with nights spent under the stars in historic camping huts.

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Australia FAQs

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

If you live in Australia, you’ll be well aware that you need more than a pair of thongs, bathers and sunscreen when you go on an adventure. Australia is a huge country and the landscapes are extremely diverse, ranging from tropical beaches and arid deserts to humid rainforests. No matter what type of trip you’re going on, there are a few essential items you should bring including:

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Daysack
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Warm layers
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable power bank
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • Bathers
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear
  • Thongs
  • Lightweight towel

Check out our ultimate packing list for Australia

Both states have an abundance of natural beauty including jaw-dropping national parks and endless sandy beaches so settling the debate of the Northern Territory vs Western Australia is a hard one. Both bursting with Aboriginal culture, vibrant and multicultural cities, and more wildlife than you'll be able to spot, each region is breathtaking in its own way. 

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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