With bright blue skies, immense red deserts, sun-bronzed beaches and vast green wetlands, Australia is big, bold and full of contrasts.

Come and experience the kaleidoscope of brilliant colours this country proudly showcases.

Top Australia travel deals

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25 Oct 2017
Rock to Rock
3 £235
£176
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25 Oct 2017
Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland
7 £495
£421
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25 Oct 2017
Overnight Uluru Trip (camping)
2 £200
£180
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25 Oct 2017
Alice Springs to Adelaide Overland
6 £480
£408
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25 Oct 2017
Alice Springs to Adelaide Overland ex Yulara
6 £480
£408
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26 Oct 2017
Uluru Adventure (Basix)
3 £355
£284
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26 Oct 2017
Red Centre Adventure ex Yulara (Basix)
4 £450
£360
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26 Oct 2017
Red Centre Adventure ex Yulara (Original)
4 £555
£444
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26 Oct 2017
Red Centre Adventure (Original)
4 £555
£444
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26 Oct 2017
Uluru Adventure (Original)
3 £425
£340
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Accommodation in Australia

Travelling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.

When travelling with us in Australia you may find yourself staying in a:

 

Australia Farmstay Girl Horse

Farmstay

Get acquainted with the ins and outs of Australian farm life while staying on an impressive rural property.

Perth to Adelaide Overland

Adelaide to Perth Overland

Australia Bush Camp

Bush Camp

Get back to nature and experience sweet serenity while camping out under the stars in the Australian bush.

Australia Cabin

Cabin

Get cosy while staying in cabins nestled in the heart of the Aussie bush.

Darwin to Perth Overland (2017)

Broome to Perth Overland

Discover East Arnhem Land

 

Working in partnership with the Yolngu people, Intrepid Travel is launching a new community-based trip in the remote East Arnhem Land region of Australia's Northern Territory. With the Yolngu culture, customs and way of life being the focus of the trip, the experience will give travellers from near and far a chance to be immersed in this picturesque corner of Australia that is home to incredible cultural, linguistic and environmental riches.

 

Find out more about East Arnhem Land expeditions

Australian native food

You might think the Australian Outback is an unforgiving place, but did you know it's home to thousands of edible plant species? You just need to know where to look. To make the flavours of the bush come alive, we've consulted with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke to create a set of special native food menus on each of our Outback and Top End trips. Now you can not only see and hear the bush, but taste it too.

Find out more about Australian native food

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Australia travel FAQs

AUSTRALIA:
Belgium: Yes - required in advance
Canada: Yes - required in advance
Germany: Yes - required in advance
Ireland: Yes - required in advance
Netherlands: Yes - required in advance
New Zealand: Not required
South Africa: Yes - required in advance
Switzerland: Yes - required in advance
United Kingdom: Yes - required in advance
USA: Yes - required in advance

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please check the following website or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalities requirements. https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas

Tipping isn’t mandatory in Australia; however, rounding up the bill or leaving spare change is common practice. Restaurant staff, taxi drivers and other service workers welcome tips for good service.

Internet access is widely available in most parts of Australia, with internet cafes and Wi-Fi hot spots commonly found in urban areas. Please note that internet access won’t be available in outback and remote areas.

Mobile phone coverage is excellent in most parts of Australia, especially in large cities and urban areas. Remote, rural and mountainous places may have limited to no coverage, so be aware of this before venturing away from the city. Ensure global roaming is activated before leaving your home country if you want to use your mobile, or you can purchase a sim card when you arrive. The provider that will have coverage in the majority of Australia is Telstra, secondly Optus and then Vodafone. A hot tip – when you are in remote areas and don’t have mobile phone signal, turn your phone to flight mode which will conserve battery and prevent your phone from using data trying to search for internet signal.

Western-style flushable toilets are the norm in Australia, and many of our campsites have proper facilities with flushing toilets. In remote areas such as the Kimberley, there is no established plumbing and therefore we have installed ‘drop toilets’. Some campsites we use are managed by the National Parks and have either eco-toilets or drop toilets, most of which are maintained regularly.

Newspaper = AU$2.00
Cup of coffee = AU$3.50
Pint of beer in a pub = AU$6.00
Basic lunch at a mid-range cafe = AU$10-20

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.

Credit cards are widely accepted by shops, restaurants and cafes in Australia. Smaller establishments may only accept cash or require a minimum purchase for credit card use, so be sure to carry enough cash for smaller purchases.

ATMs are commonly found in large cities and regional towns in Australia. ATM access will be very limited in remote areas so be aware of this before heading into national parks or the Outback.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are 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 which 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 emergency evacuation or incidents requiring ambulance transportation.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 2 Jan New Year's Day Additional Holiday
  • 26 Jan Australia Day
  • 14 Apr Good Friday
  • 15 Apr Easter Saturday
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 25 Apr Anzac Day
  • 12 Jun Queen's Birthday
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec Boxing Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Australia go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/australia/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Australia Aboriginal Kids Camera

Top responsible travel tips for Australia

1. Be considerate of Australia’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.

2. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.

3. When camping or visiting national parks, refrain from feeding native animals or leaving food out.

4. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.

5. Try to use public transport wherever possible.

6. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.

7. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.

8. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.

9. Refrain from touching or interfering with ancient monuments, relics or historic sites.