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Pack up your suitcase and lace up your shoes, October is a cracking time to travel in Australia. One minute you can be deep in the dynamic Daintree Rainforest and the next you’re in the desert facing down the world’s most renowned rock: Uluru. With such a vast spread of ecosystems and enigmatic attractions, Australia should definitely be on your must-visit list (even if just for the top-tier white sand beaches). And for fans of active travel, track your distance as you cycle through SA’s wine country or spend days on foot exploring the Blue Mountains of NSW, the High Country of Victoria or the takayna/Tarkine region of Tasmania.

Top 10 Australia tours in October 2024

Departing Days From CAD
1 Oct 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Family Adventure
4 1430
1216
1 Oct 2024
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 1360
2 Oct 2024
Kimberley Family Holiday
5 1590
2 Oct 2024
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer
4 1360
1156
3 Oct 2024
Best of Australia
12 7880
6304
3 Oct 2024
South Australia Outback Adventure
10 3605
3065
3 Oct 2024
North Queensland Adventure
13 5365
4561
3 Oct 2024
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
8 3180
2703
3 Oct 2024
Best of the Top End & Kakadu
4 2335
1985
3 Oct 2024
Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
3 1510
1208
3 Oct 2024
Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track
8 2755
2342
4 Oct 2024
Eyre Peninsula Adventure
9 3610
3069
4 Oct 2024
Top End & Kakadu Adventure
6 2165
1841
5 Oct 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 1340
1139
5 Oct 2024
Tasmania Adventure
6 1775
1598
5 Oct 2024
Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail
6 2665
2266
6 Oct 2024
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure
11 4480
3808
6 Oct 2024
Best of Northern Territory
8 5055
4297
6 Oct 2024
Best of Tasmania
9 4340
3689
6 Oct 2024
Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
6 2660
2261
6 Oct 2024
Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure
6 2260
1921
6 Oct 2024
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
4 2435
2070
7 Oct 2024
Hike Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness
6 2855
2427
7 Oct 2024
Red Centre & Uluru Adventure
6 2440
2074
10 Oct 2024
Best of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Daintree
5 2525
2147
10 Oct 2024
Best of Perth, Margaret River & Rottnest Island
5 2215
1772
10 Oct 2024
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
6 2350
1998
11 Oct 2024
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 5460
4641
11 Oct 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 2450
2083
11 Oct 2024
East Coast Australia Adventure
19 8125
6907
11 Oct 2024
Best of Hobart & Southern Tasmania
4 1820
1547
12 Oct 2024
Kangaroo Island Adventure
5 1965
1769
13 Oct 2024
Walk Victoria's High Country
5 2085
1773
15 Oct 2024
Best of South Australia
5 2360
2006
18 Oct 2024
Hike the Great Ocean Walk
7 2955
2512
19 Oct 2024
Hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
5 2535
2155
19 Oct 2024
Premium Tasmania
7 4415
3974
20 Oct 2024
Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim
5 1850
1573
21 Oct 2024
Walk Tasmania's Bay of Fires
5 2175
1849
21 Oct 2024
Walk Tasmania's East Coast
6 2810
2389
26 Oct 2024
Cycle South Australia's Wine Regions
6 2370
2015
28 Oct 2024
Walk Bruny Island & Tasmania's South Coast
6 2535
2155
29 Oct 2024
Best of South Australia & Red Centre
9 4820
4097

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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.

Learn more about Accessible Travel with Intrepid

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