Only have time for a short trip? No worries.

Australia is huge, but you can squeeze a lot into 10 days with our jam-packed itineraries—especially when you have a local leader by your side. Whether you want to hike to gorges, waterfalls and hidden pools in the stunning Kimberley region, explore the diverse underwater world of Ningaloo Reef, learn about bush medicine and ancient cultures with First Nations guides or combine wine-tasting and wildlife on an epic adventure in the South Australian outback, get ready to experience some of the best of Australia.

Our 10 day Australia tours

10 Days From 2450

Explore the South Australian outback on a 10-day small group tour which includes Coober...

10 Days From 2380

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Highlights of our 10 day Australia itineraries

A group of travellers swimming in Lake Argyle in the Kimberley

Swim in Lake Argyle

At 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Argyle is the biggest manmade lake in Australia. This vast body of water has been forged by the Ord River Dam and is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the outback. Why not take a relaxing dip in the infinity pool and soak in sweeping views of the lake, or perhaps explore its clear waters from a kayak or a fabulous sunset cruise. You may also like to tackle one of the many trails that weave through the surrounding bush or visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum to learn about the region's history.

A hiker on the summit of Mt. Ohlssen Bagge in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Discover the Ikara-Flinders Ranges

Get lost in the magic of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, the largest mountain range in South Australia. Created over 600 million years ago and home to the Adnyamathanha people for over 45,000 years, these rugged peaks are steeped in fascinating history and First Nations culture. Join an Adnyamathanha guide to discover ancient rock art and connect with Country in Sacred Canyon, meet some of the local animal residents in Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, tackle Mt. Ohlssen Bagge for epic vistas or enjoy a refreshing dip in Blinman Pools.

Piccaninny Creek in Purnululu National Park, Western Australia

Explore the epic Kimberley region

Nestled in the northernmost region of Western Australia, the Kimberley is one of Australia's final frontiers. Practically impenetrable, the region is made up of a vast network of gorges, intricate cave systems, vast plains and snaking rivers. Hike among the jaw-dropping chasms of the Bungles Bungles, listen to Gooniyandi Dreaming stories as you journey through Mimbi Caves, spot crocs as you cruise along Geikie Gorge and swim in emerald pools fed by cascading waterfalls.

A person swimming in Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine

Bathe in Leliyn (Edith Falls)

After a day of exploring Nitmiluk National Park, what better way to reward your hiking efforts than a swim in Edith Falls. Fed by a series of tumbling waterfalls and lined with native paperbank and pandanus trees, this spectacular natural spa is the prime spot to cool down and relax. The main pool is beautiful, but if you're looking for an even more serene swimming spot, it's well worth the hike to Sweetwater Pool via the nine-kilometre bush trail where the towering trees reflect perfectly on the water.

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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 proof of vaccination policy

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 adventure 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

Internet access is widely available in Australian cities, towns and tourist hubs. Please note that Wi-Fi and internet access will be limited or unavailable in the outback and remote areas.

Absolutely. Everyone travelling with Intrepid is required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

Australians are not required to be covered for hospital care due to being covered by Medicare. However we strongly recommend that Australians have a domestic travel insurance policy that covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. It is also strongly advisable that Australians have current ambulance cover in the case of an emergency evacuation or incidents requiring ambulance transportation.

For more information on insurance, please go to our Travel Insurance hub.

Drinking water from taps in Australia is considered safe, unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, try to use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.

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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