February may be hot but your holiday will be chill

Summer temperatures in February can border on scorching, with the occasional heatwave sweeping the country — luckily the coastal cities on Australia's East Coast have incredible beaches to cool off at. Beach hop your way from Sydney to Cairns and chill out on a leisurely day cruise through the Whitsunday Islands, check snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef off the bucket list, or give surfing a go in the laid-back beach town of Byron Bay. If you find yourself on dry land this month, beat the heat by sampling chilled wines in the picturesque Hunter Valley region or catching a bit of shade under the heavy green canopies in the Daintree.

Top 10 Australia tours February 2025

Departing Days From CHF
1 Feb 2025
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 913
1 Feb 2025
Tasmania Adventure
6 1190
1 Feb 2025
Kangaroo Island Adventure
5 1445
2 Feb 2025
Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
6 1880
2 Feb 2025
Best of Tasmania
9 3205
2 Feb 2025
Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure
6 1520
3 Feb 2025
Walk Tasmania's Bay of Fires
5 1460
3 Feb 2025
Walk Tasmania's East Coast
6 1885
6 Feb 2025
Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
3 1110
6 Feb 2025
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
6 1575

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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.

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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

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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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