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 2024

Departing Days From ZAR
1 Aug 2024
Brisbane to Cairns Adventure
8 47465
42719
1 Aug 2024
Best of the Top End & Kakadu
4 34835
29610
1 Aug 2024
Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure
2 18425
2 Aug 2024
Dampier Peninsula & the Kimberley Coast
2 13450
2 Aug 2024
The Great Kimberley Overland
13 66275
2 Aug 2024
Wild Kimberley Overland
11 51530
3 Aug 2024
Walk South Australia's Flinders Ranges
7 49125
4 Aug 2024
Best of Uluru & Kings Canyon
4 34625
31163
4 Aug 2024
Best of Northern Territory
8 75405
67865
5 Aug 2024
Perth to Broome Safari
10 36790
5 Aug 2024
Perth to Darwin Overland
24 75050
6 Aug 2024
Best of South Australia
5 30490
22868
6 Aug 2024
Best of South Australia & Red Centre
9 71840
61064
6 Aug 2024
Kimberley Trail
14 66275
7 Aug 2024
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Explorer
4 20300
17255
7 Aug 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Express
4 18210
15479
8 Aug 2024
Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
3 22405
16804
8 Aug 2024
Best of Australia
12 101665
8 Aug 2024
South Australia Outback Adventure
10 48890
39112
9 Aug 2024
Sydney to Brisbane Adventure
7 34935
27948
9 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Kalbarri & Coral Coast
8 57725
10 Aug 2024
Walk Kakadu National Park
8 52820
42256
10 Aug 2024
Uluru & Kings Canyon Adventure
4 20030
17026
10 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
13 60805
10 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef
10 41755
11 Aug 2024
Best of Tasmania
9 58825
47060
11 Aug 2024
Eyre Peninsula Adventure
9 44565
35652
11 Aug 2024
Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
6 36050
27038
12 Aug 2024
Cultural Immersion in Australia’s Red Centre
5 39860
12 Aug 2024
Red Centre & Uluru Explorer
6 36390
32751
13 Aug 2024
Broome to the Bungle Bungles
5 25735
14 Aug 2024
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
10 49075
14 Aug 2024
Trek the Larapinta Trail
7 40525
14 Aug 2024
Darwin to Broome Outback
10 41705
15 Aug 2024
Best of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Daintree
5 37685
15 Aug 2024
Best of Perth, Margaret River & Rottnest Island
5 31460
23595
16 Aug 2024
Top End & Kakadu Adventure
6 30850
16 Aug 2024
Best of Hobart & Southern Tasmania
4 24625
19700
18 Aug 2024
Walk Queensland's Scenic Rim
5 26310
19 Aug 2024
Broome to Darwin Outback
10 41705
21 Aug 2024
Premium Red Centre & Uluru
6 72590
22 Aug 2024
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure
6 35040
31536
24 Aug 2024
Kangaroo Island Adventure
5 26600
19950
30 Aug 2024
East Coast Australia Adventure
19 110115
30 Aug 2024
Sydney to Cairns Adventure
14 77710
31 Aug 2024
Hike the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
5 34385
27508

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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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