Explore Fraser Island...Sail the Whitsunday's..Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Take the challenge of white water rafting on the Tully River... Book now.
Price: $1245.00 AUD
Duration: 12 Days
Experience the thrill of sailing and the comfort of cruising aboard Habibi or Tongarra (depending day of travel). We welcome you to join us for 2 great days and 2 magical nights in the Whitsundays and 2 nights Airlie Beach. Book now.
Price: $395.00 AUD
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Travel the amazing Great Ocean Road and enjoy the stunning views along one of the most scenic and rugged coastlines in the world. Book now.
Price: $259.00 AUD
Duration: 3 Days
Backpacker Tours Australia are the leaders for Australia tours. We offer great value (cheap!) inclusive Australia travel such as the Sydney to Cairns tour or Alice Springs to Darwin tour and many many more. Just browse our backpacker tours or ask us and we will sort you out with the best Australia travel deal. And do not forget to organise travel insurance. Flexi tours are one of our best sellers.
Our Flexi tours are a great way to experience Australia's backpacker and adventure destinations. The packages are made up of a selection of guided & self guided legs that include transportation, accommodation, tours and some meals. We use a combination of public transport and private transfers to travel between each destination. The accommodation is based on dorm share, in clean, centrally and conveniently located hostels and all of our local tours are operated by reputable companies with a proven history of excellence, quality and value for money. You pick the dates, we provide all the vouchers and you end up with low prices and impossible to do better yourself, click the headings below to read more. Or maybe just build your own itinerary between Sydney and Cairns. Everything is possible if you ask us. Our team is the best, they know Australia, they know the places please ask us, we are to help. At Backpacker Tours we have over many years put together the very best Australia travel deals and work with all the best Australia travel operators. Click on some we have featured below. We have hundreds more on the Australia travel shop, if you can't find something to suit just contact us, we are here to help and advise.
Another great reason to come is to learn English in Australia, you can combine study with travel.
Greyhound Bus Pass - 500 - 20000 Kilometre Pass
Australia is such a large country and with a Greyhound Kilometre Pass you can criss-cross it at your leisure. A 500 Kilometre Pass can get you from Byron Bay to Noosa, while a 3,000 Kilometre Pass will take you from Sydney to Cairns and all the places in between. To see it all you will need the 20,000 Kilometre Pass. Australia is such a large country and with a Greyhound Kilometre Pass you can criss-cross it at your leisure. A 500 Kilometre Pass can get you from Byron Bay to Noosa, while a 3,000 Kilometre Pass will take you from Sydney to Cairns and all the places in between. To see it all you will need the 20,000 Kilometre Pass.
Sydney to Cairns Flexi-Tour 16 day (inc Cape Trib)
This tour is perfect for backpackers on a budget. See the great sights of Australia from Sydney to Cairns and meet other like minded young travellers. In each location you are looked after by local tour guides that know the region you are visiting. All accommodation is centrally located and chosen for its amenities.Build your own travel tour itinerary with a Flexi Tour. Australia offers many different destinations that backpackers want to visit. With Flexi Tours you can experience Australia in your own time. You get to choose between a lodge or camping safari on Fraser Island - between a hostel sailing package in the Whitsundays or a live-aboard experience - between Surf Camp (Byron Bay) or Gold Coast - between scuba or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Simply get a quote for more information.
Uluru Safari 3 Day ex Alice Springs
The Red Centre at it's best. Depart Alice Springs on your Uluru Safari Adventure, experiencing the sights of Uluru - Ayers Rock, outback camping, and Aboriginal Culture.
Myella Farmstay- ex Rockhampton
The farm stay is very activity based, however you can do as much or as little as you like. You can get involved or relax. Guests enjoy the informal schedule and the fact that they are staying on a real farm.
Tangalooma Day Cruise
For an island breakaway take advantage of this cruise across Moreton Bay and spend a few hours soaking up the palm trees, gardens and pristine beachfront of Tangalooma and spectacular Moreton Island. You'll feel a million miles from civilisation on this island paradise, one of the few totally sand islands in Australia. Sand Tobogganing, Quad Bike tours, Snorkelling and Parasailing are just a few of the optional activities available.
Glow Worm Cave & Natural Arch Night Tour
In the cool dark environment of the Natural Arch Cave, millions of glow worms make their home. These tiny creatures invisible to the eye during daylight create a spectacular display at night.
Fraser Island In A Day
Fraser Island in a day is certainly not long enough to see all that Fraser has to offer. It is however, long enough to get a glimpse of just how spectacular Fraser really is.
2 Night SV Whitehaven Sailing- ex Airlie Beach
The 17.5m 'Beach Boat' was designed to cruise tropical waters in style and comfort. With big open decks to sunbath on, plenty of on deck seating and huge aft deck permanent shade she is the ideal safari boat.
Coffs City Skydivers - First Jump Course
This jump is completed via the Tandem Assisted Freefall (TAF) system. Initially about 3 hours training is required before this stage.You have been instructed and taught how to skydive as if you are on your own.
Kangaroo Island , Adelaide and Melbourne
Immerse yourself in nature and wilderness on Kangaroo Island, followed by a night in Adelaide (accommodation included). Next up Adelaide to Melbourne 3 day tour by way of the Grampians Ranges (Gariwerd National Park) and the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
Two Day Kimberley Gorges Escape
Departing Broome at 7:00am, we travel to the famous Geike gorge. Here we meet our local Indigenous Bunuba guide and depart for a half-day Darnkgu Heritage cruise. Here, we learn of the Dreamtime stories of the area, animal tracking, bushfoods traditional fire lighting techniques and more. Towards sunset, settle in for an evening under the Kimberley night sky - relax as your guide prepares a traditional campfire barbeque dinner before retiring to your choice of accommodation: camping, Safari Cabin (with ensuite) or Motel Room. Highlights of this tour include Geikie Gorge, Darngku Aboriginal Heritage Cruise, Tunnel Creek, Boab 'Prison Tree', Windjana Gorge, Napier Range, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby
Five Day Cape Leveque and the Gorges
Experience the Kimberley's...Travel to Windjana gorge the most amazing oasis in the outback...Look for fresh water Crocodiles. Enjoy campfire dinners under the stars...
An easy way is to book an Australian tour with our specialist backpacker licensed travel agent. They can find the Australia travel package for you. And at really great prices. Just send them your needs directly or via the Australia travel shop or Australia tour listings. Read about some of the Australia tours. Our tour directory is designed with you, the backpacker in mind and you can find whatever tour you are looking for. Maybe an art tour in Melbourne or diving in the Whitsundays or a visit to the Great Barrier Reef or some real adventures in the outback!
Queensland is a very large and very diverse state. This is a definite must do for your backpacking travels (as is the whole of Australia). From diving and sailing in the Whitsundays on one of our Whitsundays tours, learning to surf in Noosa on one of our Sunshine Coast tours, or just hire a campervan to cruise from the Gold Coast to Cairns. Click above to explore our great Queensland tours.
New South Wales has many popular locations which everyone says you just have to experience and without a doubt, Byron Bay is one of them but don't forget to do a little research to find those hidden places where the buses don't arrive 4 times a day to unload passengers and you don't have to wait in queues to order a cold beer… plan well, take your time and see as much as you can… who knows when you'll be back? If you are into wine why not stop over at the Hunter Valley.
Victoria is in the south east corner of Australia. In its capital Melbourne you'll find lots of great Melbourne tours. Victoria is the smallest state in Australia but is still the size of the British Isles! Victoria has coastline, national parks, forest, mountains all an easy reach from Melbourne. Warm to hot in the summer and cold to damp in the winter months. You won't go wrong if you do a trip along the Great Ocean Road.
Australia is a big country with so much variety in its weather, terrain, vegetation and population. The Northern Territory is huge, hot, cold, dry, wet and fascinating. The capital city is popular with backpackers and is host to many fun Darwin tours and here you are in the tropics. There's not a lot of overcoat wearing in the Top End.
Know what they say about South Australia? and Adelaide ...WOW. That's Wine, Outback, Wildlife. Get ready for the state that serves it up in one great big hit...explore our tours...
Western Australia is famous for sunshine and for beaches, and for a modern relaxed lifestyle. In fact, many visitors see only the relatively populated south-west of Western Australia, but, interesting though that area is, there is far more to the state than that and those who venture further north are rewarded for their efforts. The capital of Western Australia is Perth.
Tasmania is unique. It’s small, an island and is sometimes even left off maps of Australia. But despite its size, Tasmania has some of the best holiday spots in the country. It’s known as the Island of Inspiration and a good base to start might be the capital Hobart. Explore our Tasmania tours.
Finding a job is easy in Australia. We provide some very useful information on backpacker jobs and indicate some of the places you might wish to work in as you explore Australia. The backpacker forum has plenty of jobs listed and easy to make contact and organise.
Backpacker information is best found using our search box on the top of each page or the sitemap. We have lots of info collected over many years. For general information visit our Australia page which provides the best Australia travel information. Please do share backpacker stories in our backpackers forum and look what others have said. For all that practical stuff have a look at our Australia travel information where we provide all the details on on all the Australia places you might visit and a free Australia travel guide. Share with others on the backpacker message board. You can search and compare cheap flights to Australia and book online.
It is important that you have travel insurance, no one plans to have an accident or to get sick but these things happen. Ttake a look at our great value travel insurance.
The Australia accommodation booking service allows you to book backpacker hostels Australia wide. It so easy, safe, cheap and you only pay a small deposit at this stage. Just use the hostel booking search box. Remember many Australian backpacking hostels are extremely busy - so make sure you book early to get the best beds. Cairns is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers in Australia and you can find some great deals for hostels in Cairns, but once again make sure you book ahead, especially in peak season. Another option is book an apartment or cheap Australia hotel, If a few of you are travelling together this can often be a cheap option.
There's lots of useful places to visit on this great backpacker website that has everything you need to know about backpacking in Australia. Backpacker tours also offers some great info on backpacking in other parts of the world. Have a look at our world travel section.
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