There’s a rich history in Australia to uncover (and we're not just talking about the gold, pearl and opal hotspots)

Across the country, temperatures start their yearly rise, and while the top end is always pretty balmy, September sees a comfortable average of 18-24 across most of the major Australian cities. With an adventure awaiting you in any direction, you’ll have to decide if you spend this month picnicking by the cliffs in Western Australia, jumping in natural pools in the Northern Territory, taking in ancient rock art in Tasmania or swimming with the fishes (aka snorkelling) in the Great Barrier Reef. And, for those interested in the 'rich' history, learn about the oldest family-owned pearl farm in Cygnet Bay, gold in Ballarat and opal mining in Cooper Pedy.

Top 10 Australia tours in September 2023

Departing Days From USD
30 Sep 2023
Broome to Darwin Overland Adventure
10 3205
30 Sep 2023
Broome to Perth Overland Adventure
10 2725
30 Sep 2023
Top End & Kakadu Explorer
6 2605
30 Sep 2023
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 1535

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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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