An Australian adventure in August? Sounds a-okay

Whether you’re a local looking to brighten up your winter or a traveler 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 center. 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 2024

Departing Days From USD
1 Aug 2024
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 1140
1 Aug 2024
Best of the Top End & Kakadu
4 2155
1832
1 Aug 2024
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
8 2935
2642
2 Aug 2024
Dampier Peninsula & the Kimberley Coast
2 830
2 Aug 2024
The Great Kimberley Overland
13 4100
2 Aug 2024
Wild Kimberley Overland
11 3190
3 Aug 2024
Walk South Australia's Flinders Ranges
7 3040
4 Aug 2024
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
4 2145
1931
4 Aug 2024
Best of Northern Territory
8 4670
4203
5 Aug 2024
Perth to Broome Safari
10 2275
5 Aug 2024
Perth to Darwin Overland
24 4645
6 Aug 2024
Best of South Australia
5 1890
1418
6 Aug 2024
Best of South Australia & Red Centre
9 4445
3779
6 Aug 2024
Kimberley Trail
14 4100
7 Aug 2024
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer
4 1255
1067
7 Aug 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Express
4 1125
957
8 Aug 2024
South Australia Outback Adventure
10 3025
2420
8 Aug 2024
Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
3 1385
1039
8 Aug 2024
Best of Australia
12 6290
9 Aug 2024
East Coast Australia Adventure
19 6820
9 Aug 2024
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 4815
9 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast
8 3575
9 Aug 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 2160
1728
10 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef
10 2585
10 Aug 2024
Walk Kakadu National Park
8 3270
2616
10 Aug 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 1235
1050
10 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
13 3765
11 Aug 2024
Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
6 2230
1673
11 Aug 2024
Best of Tasmania
9 3645
2916
11 Aug 2024
Eyre Peninsula Adventure
9 2760
2208
12 Aug 2024
Red Centre & Uluru Explorer
6 2255
2030
12 Aug 2024
Cultural Immersion in Australia’s Red Centre
5 2465
13 Aug 2024
Broome to the Bungle Bungles
5 1595
14 Aug 2024
Trek the Larapinta Trail
7 2510
14 Aug 2024
Darwin to Broome Outback
10 2580
14 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
10 3040
15 Aug 2024
North Queensland Adventure
13 4960
15 Aug 2024
Best of Perth, Margaret River & Rottnest Island
5 1950
1463
15 Aug 2024
Best of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Daintree
5 2330
16 Aug 2024
Best of Hobart & Southern Tasmania
4 1520
1216
16 Aug 2024
Top End & Kakadu Adventure
6 1910
18 Aug 2024
Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim
5 1630
19 Aug 2024
Broome to Darwin Outback
10 2580
21 Aug 2024
Premium Red Centre & Uluru
6 4495
22 Aug 2024
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
6 2165
24 Aug 2024
Kangaroo Island Adventure
5 1650
1238
31 Aug 2024
Hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
5 2130
1704

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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers 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 travelers 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 sandals, a swimsuit 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
  • Daypack
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Warm layers
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable power bank
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear
  • Sandals
  • 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 travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them toward the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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