Caution, great trips ahead

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 CHF
1 Oct 2024
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 913
1 Oct 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Family Adventure
4 965
2 Oct 2024
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer
4 915
2 Oct 2024
Kimberley Family Holiday
5 1070
3 Oct 2024
Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
3 1015
3 Oct 2024
Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track
8 1850
3 Oct 2024
Best of the Top End & Kakadu
4 1565
3 Oct 2024
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
8 2140
3 Oct 2024
South Australia Outback Adventure
10 2420
3 Oct 2024
Best of Australia
12 5290
3 Oct 2024
North Queensland Adventure
13 3605
4 Oct 2024
Eyre Peninsula Adventure
9 2430
4 Oct 2024
Top End & Kakadu Adventure
6 1455
5 Oct 2024
Walk the Grampians Peaks Trail
6 1790
5 Oct 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 905
5 Oct 2024
Tasmania Adventure
6 1190
6 Oct 2024
Best of Tasmania
9 2915
6 Oct 2024
Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
6 1790
6 Oct 2024
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
4 1640
6 Oct 2024
Best of Northern Territory
8 3395
6 Oct 2024
Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure
6 1520
6 Oct 2024
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure
11 3010
7 Oct 2024
Hike Tasmania's Tarkine Wilderness
6 1920
7 Oct 2024
Red Centre & Uluru Adventure
6 1640
10 Oct 2024
Best of Perth, Margaret River & Rottnest Island
5 1485
10 Oct 2024
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
6 1575
10 Oct 2024
Best of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Daintree
5 1700
11 Oct 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 1650
11 Oct 2024
East Coast Australia Adventure
19 5460
11 Oct 2024
Best of Hobart & Southern Tasmania
4 1220
11 Oct 2024
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 3670
12 Oct 2024
Kangaroo Island Adventure
5 1315
13 Oct 2024
Walk Victoria's High Country
5 1400
15 Oct 2024
Best of South Australia
5 1585
18 Oct 2024
Hike the Great Ocean Walk
7 1985
19 Oct 2024
Premium Tasmania
7 2970
19 Oct 2024
Hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
5 1705
20 Oct 2024
Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim
5 1240
21 Oct 2024
Walk Tasmania's Bay of Fires
5 1460
21 Oct 2024
Walk Tasmania's East Coast
6 1885
26 Oct 2024
Cycle South Australia's Wine Regions
6 1595
28 Oct 2024
Walk Bruny Island & Tasmania's South Coast
6 1705

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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.

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