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.
1 Day Geikie Gorge Cultural Experience
This day trip provides the opportunity to experience one of the Kimberley’s most impressive gorges in comfort. Departing Broome, we travel through iconic pindan country, past boab trees, towering termite mounds, Kimberley cattle and local wildlife, while our guide chats about local history and the environment. Geikie Gorge was carved by nature between the Oscar and Geikie Ranges. Flooded during the wet season, the swirling water leaves a bleached mark on the colourful gorge walls. Highlights of this tour include Geikie Gorge, Darngku Aboriginal Heritage Cruise or DEC National Parks Ranger Guided Cruise, Old Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River
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
Half day Mt Wellington Descent
Take the thrilling 3 hour Mt Wellington Descent bike ride. A must-do for visitors to Hobart, this is the most fun you'll have for ages! Everyone can do it, just get on and hang on, it's simple!
Adrenaline Pumping Ocean Rider
Established in Noosa in 2001, the Oceanrider has quickly become one of Australia's most popular thrill boat rides. Tens of thousands of happy screaming passengers have lived to tell the tale of their adventures on the high seas in Noosa, and perhaps now it's your turn! There are many possible reasons why The Oceanrider has become one of Noosa's most loved activities. There's no doubt we have awe inspiring scenery, and that our beloved and faithful dolphin friends give everyone a thrill...but more often than not, it's the capabilities of the boat, and the skill of our drivers that really capture the attention of our passengers. A ride on the Oceanrider is guaranteed to be one hour you'll never forget!
3 Day Sydney to Melbourne Tour via Canberra
Discover Australia's capital city of Canberra, the Australian Alps, Snowy River wilderness and Wilsons Promontory National Park - as you travel between Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. Arguably, the most diverse range of environments travelled through of any Adventure Tours tour
Day Trip Diving / Snorkelling with Cairns Dive Centre
The MV Reef-Kist departs daily from the Marlin Marina and visits 2 different dive/snorkel locations daily from a choice of Milln, Briggs, Moore and Thetford Reefs, Outer Barrier Reefs approximately 66 kilometers from the coast of Cairns. The experienced Run-Kist crew were selected for their local knowledge and love of the area and ocean. They will show you the best of the best dive and snorkel sites avaiable off Cairns.
Launceston City Ghost Tours
The main tour is a Ghost Tour which does incorporate some adult stories of rape - hangings & murder. These are true stories, they have been handed down over generations. We have purposely tried not to embellish them in any way other that to portray "The Facts".
Liveaboard Dive/Snorkelling Trips with Cairns Dive
The M.V. Kangaroo Explorer is a modern 25 metre catamaran specifically designed for Queensland coastal cruising. Each of our 16 cabins are air-conditioned, w/ en-suite facilities, port hole or window. The main deck has a spacious saloon and a well stocked bar. The top deck offers an enclosed air-conditioned sun lounge as well as an open and shaded sundeck. The Kangaroo Explorer is equipped with a spacious dive deck along with a dive tender both providing easy access to and from the water.
Ballooning Yarra Valley & Wine Tour
For a really special day out we combine our fantastic tours of the Yarra Valley wineries with a sensational experience of Hot Air Ballooning with the best in the game Global Ballooning..
Open Water Dive Courses with Cairns Dive Centre
At Cairns Dive Centre, the emphasis is on increased training in actual dive conditions. The basis of our training concept is thorough practice of scuba skills in the controlled environment of our new diver training centre. These skills combined with the understanding of safe diving practices and theory, prepare you for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience
Cheyne Horan Surf School
The School of Surf has two beginner classes every day from 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm held at our base at Surfers Paradise (in Queensland, Australia) and we operate every day all year.
3 Day Alice Springs to Darwin - Via Katherine
Travel from the Red Centre up to the Top End admiring the changes in the landscape and remoteness on this stretch of highway; stopping at small outback towns, water holes including Katherine Gorge and strange rock formations (Devil's Marbles) before arriving in Darwin
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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