February may be hot but your vacation will be chill

Summer temperatures in February can border on scorching, with the occasional heatwave sweeping the country — luckily the coastal cities on Australia's East Coast have incredible beaches to cool off at. Beach hop your way from Sydney to Cairns and chill out on a leisurely day cruise through the Whitsunday Islands, check snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef off the bucket list, or give surfing a go in the laid-back beach town of Byron Bay. If you do find yourself on dry land this month, beat the heat by sampling chilled wines in the picturesque Hunter Valley region, or catching a bit of shade under the heavy green canopies in the Daintree.

Top 10 Australia tours February 2024

Departing Days From USD
1 Feb 2024
Trek the Cradle Mountain Overland Track
6 2125
2 Feb 2024
Hobart & Southern Tasmania Explorer
4 1775
2 Feb 2024
Queensland Daintree Explorer
5 2510
3 Feb 2024
East Coast Encompassed
18 10060
3 Feb 2024
West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure
10 2805
3 Feb 2024
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 7465
3 Feb 2024
Highlights of Tasmania
6 1610
3 Feb 2024
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 1060
3 Feb 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 3230
4 Feb 2024
Red Centre & Uluru Explorer
6 2315

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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.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

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

Check out our ultimate packing list for Australia

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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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 travelers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before traveling 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 with Australian Immigration or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalities requirements.


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