An Australian adventure in August? Sounds a-okay

Whether you’re a local looking to brighten up your winter or a traveller from far across the ocean, Australia has a continent’s worth of sights to see this August. Without the intense summer sun, this month is one of the best times to explore the desert centre. See the drop-dropping sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta then head west for even more stunning natural formations including The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park. If you'd like a warmer climate, head north for treks on rainforest routes, sojourns on sandy shores and exhilarating encounters with endangered animals. Or, turn your attention south for the wine regions of South Australia, the postcard landmarks of Sydney or the Aboriginal heritage sites of Tassie.

Top 10 Australia tours in August 2023

Departing Days From EUR
1 Aug 2023
Broome to the Bungle Bungles
5 1390
2 Aug 2023
Premium Red Centre & Uluru
6 3835
2877
2 Aug 2023
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure
4 1340
1206
2 Aug 2023
The Great Kimberley Overland
13 3605
2 Aug 2023
Dampier Peninsula & the Kimberley Coast
2 745
4 Aug 2023
Queensland Daintree Explorer
5 2105
4 Aug 2023
Wild Kimberley Overland
11 2785
4 Aug 2023
Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef
10 2175
5 Aug 2023
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 5980
5 Aug 2023
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 2485
5 Aug 2023
Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim
5 1415
5 Aug 2023
K’gari (Fraser Island) Adventure
3 605
5 Aug 2023
Top End & Kakadu Explorer
6 2295
5 Aug 2023
Perth to Broome Overland Adventure
10 2380
5 Aug 2023
East Coast Encompassed
18 8150
5 Aug 2023
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 1255
5 Aug 2023
Broome to Darwin Overland Adventure
10 2720
5 Aug 2023
Trek the Larapinta Trail
7 2090
5 Aug 2023
Broome to Perth Overland Adventure
10 2310
5 Aug 2023
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
5 1930
5 Aug 2023
Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure
10 2720
6 Aug 2023
West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure (Northbound)
7 2400
8 Aug 2023
Kimberley Trail
14 3430
10 Aug 2023
South Australia Outback Adventure
10 2800
11 Aug 2023
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
8 3150
11 Aug 2023
Brisbane to the Daintree Discovery
12 5505
12 Aug 2023
West Kimberley Adventure
6 1255
12 Aug 2023
West Coast & Ningaloo Reef Adventure (Southbound)
7 2400
13 Aug 2023
Red Centre & Uluru Explorer
6 2090
13 Aug 2023
Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain Explorer
5 1660
14 Aug 2023
Margaret River & Albany Adventure
5 1670
14 Aug 2023
Walk South Australia's Flinders Ranges
7 2285
19 Aug 2023
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
8 2645
22 Aug 2023
Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast
8 2855
23 Aug 2023
Uluru & Kings Canyon Express
3 915

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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).

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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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