There’s a rich history in Australia to uncover (and we're not just talking about the gold, pearl and opal hotspots)

Across the country, temperatures start their yearly rise, and while the top end is always pretty balmy, September sees a comfortable average of 64-75°F across most of the major Australian cities. With an adventure awaiting you in any direction, you’ll have to decide if you spend this month picnicking by the cliffs in Western Australia, jumping in natural pools in the Northern Territory, taking in ancient rock art in Tasmania or swimming with the fishes (aka snorkeling) in the Great Barrier Reef. And, for those interested in the 'rich' history, learn about the oldest family-owned pearl farm in Cygnet Bay, gold in Ballarat and opal mining in Cooper Pedy.

Top 10 Australia tours in September 2024

Departing Days From USD
1 Sep 2024
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 1140
1 Sep 2024
Hike the Great Ocean Walk
7 2480
1 Sep 2024
Wild Kimberley Overland
11 3190
2 Sep 2024
Perth to Broome Safari
10 2275
2 Sep 2024
Darwin to Broome Outback
10 2580
2 Sep 2024
Perth to Darwin Overland
24 4600
2 Sep 2024
Darwin to Perth Overland
24 4555
3 Sep 2024
Hike Western Australia's Cape to Cape Track
8 2310
3 Sep 2024
Best of South Australia
5 1890
3 Sep 2024
Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef
10 2585
3 Sep 2024
Broome to the Bungle Bungles
5 1595
3 Sep 2024
Kimberley Trail
14 4100
3 Sep 2024
Best of South Australia & Red Centre
9 4245
4 Sep 2024
Premium Red Centre & Uluru
6 4280
4 Sep 2024
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer
4 1140
5 Sep 2024
North Queensland Adventure
13 4735
5 Sep 2024
Best of the Top End & Kakadu
4 2055
5 Sep 2024
Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
3 1265
5 Sep 2024
Best of Australia
12 6605
5 Sep 2024
South Australia Outback Adventure
10 3025
5 Sep 2024
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
8 2800
7 Sep 2024
Tasmania Adventure
6 1415
7 Sep 2024
Trek the Larapinta Trail
7 2510
7 Sep 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 1180
7 Sep 2024
Walk South Australia's Flinders Ranges
7 3040
8 Sep 2024
Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
6 2230
8 Sep 2024
Best of Northern Territory
8 4450
8 Sep 2024
Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim
5 1550
8 Sep 2024
Eyre Peninsula Adventure
9 2895
8 Sep 2024
Best of Tasmania
9 3645
8 Sep 2024
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
4 2145
9 Sep 2024
Red Centre & Uluru Explorer
6 2150
11 Sep 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Express
4 1125
12 Sep 2024
Best of Perth, Margaret River & Rottnest Island
5 1950
12 Sep 2024
Best of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Daintree
5 2225
12 Sep 2024
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
6 2070
13 Sep 2024
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 4580
13 Sep 2024
Best of Hobart & Southern Tasmania
4 1520
13 Sep 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 2060
13 Sep 2024
The Great Kimberley Overland
13 4100
13 Sep 2024
East Coast Australia Adventure
19 6490
13 Sep 2024
Dampier Peninsula & the Kimberley Coast
2 830
14 Sep 2024
Top End & Kakadu Adventure
6 1820
16 Sep 2024
Broome to Darwin Outback
10 2580
16 Sep 2024
Broome to Perth Safari
10 2275
21 Sep 2024
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Family Adventure
4 1280
22 Sep 2024
Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure
11 3580
22 Sep 2024
Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure
6 1810
24 Sep 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Family Adventure
4 1200
25 Sep 2024
Kimberley Family Holiday
5 1335

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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.

Learn more about Accessible Travel with Intrepid

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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