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.
2 Day Phillip Island Wilsons Promontory Wildlife Extravaganza
Our two day wildlife adventure of the Gippsland Region will bring you back to nature’s wonders! On our first day we meet some of Australia’s most famous wildlife and take part in the nightly parade of the little penguins emerging from the sea! Staying overnight in a charming cabin park allows more time to explore Phillip Island.
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.
1 Day Grampians Tour
Experience The Grampians by visiting a array of sights including the Jaws of Death, Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Walk to spectacular Mckenzies Falls, See lots of wildlife, walk in the scenic Wonderland Ranges and Stroll around the township of Halls Gap in the Grampians. Return to Melbourne.
Brisbane City Sights & River Cruise from Gold Coast
Brisbane is often called the "River City" and it's easy to see why, the river snakes its way through the city and suburbs highlighting some of the best features
2 Days - Tully White Water Rafting - Fitzroy Island
Two days of adventure- white water rafting the Tully River, and exploring Fitzroy Islands rainforests and reefs.
Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour
DEPARTS: MON, THURS & SAT (MAR-OCT) MON, TUES, WED, THURS, FRI & SAT (NOV-FEB) HIGHLIGHTS Experience the stunning Point Nepean National Park, discover the rich history & admire the views from the Quarantine Station Marvel at the breathtaking bay views, stroll along the beach & be impressed by famous bathing boxes Visit The Pig & Whistle & enjoy a delicious lunch Explore the famous strawberry fields of Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (Nov – April/subject to avail) Experience Mornington Peninsula Chocolates (May to October) Seize the day at Enchanted Adventure Garden Witness the dramatic bay & coastal views at Arthurs Seat’s famous Murray’s Lookou
Kayaking Whitsundays Half Day
A perfect introduction to sea kayaking or just a great opportunity to enjoy the magnificent surrounds of the Whitsundays.
4 Day Monkey Mia, Kalbarri & Pinnacles
Get up close to a wild dolphin at Monkey Mia. Try sand boarding for an amazing adrenaline rush down huge sand dunes...Stay in hostels & sheep stations...This short adventure is ideal for those who are limited by time...
Aboriginal Culture Park Cairns Queensland
Located in Kuranda, just north of Cairns, Tjapukai's show business has become the most awarded Aboriginal cultural attraction in Australia and is credited with enhancing reconciliation locally, nationally and internationally. Tjapukai showcases the culture of the rainforest people of Tropical North Queensland. Situated on 25 acres of land owned by the Tjapukai people at Caravonica, north of Cairns, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a stunning theatrical interpretation of Aboriginal culture from the beginning of time into the future.
1 Day Great Ocean Road
This tour is suited to the traveller that has limited time but doesn't want to miss out on seeing the Great Ocean Road. All the major sites are visited on this spectacular tour.
3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide
A great way to get to your next city by taking this tour from Melbourne or Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park.
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.
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.
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The Sunshine Coast is the holiday destination for many Australians. Its magnificent beaches and relaxed yet sophisticated lifestyle has also made it a magnet for international visitors. This tour show…
Depart Brisbane pass the Glass House Mountains and famous Steve Irwin Way for the Noosa River Ferry, Sunshine Coast (times permitting) and the Cooloola Beach Highway. Enjoy this 4WD along the surf bea…
Our two day wildlife adventure of the Gippsland Region will bring you back to nature’s wonders! On our first day we meet some of Australia’s most famous wildlife and take part in the nightly parade of…
Explore the West Coast of Australia...This adventure includes a hike to Junction Pool , inching your way over ledges, squeezing through deep chasms eroded billions of years ago, climbing banded iron r…
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