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.
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.
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
3 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians
Our three day Adventure will take you on a journey to discover the breathtaking coastline of the Great Ocean Road and the hinterland of the Grampians!
Australia Zoo & Crocodile Hunter Tours
The Sunshine Coast, home of the Crocodile Hunter and Australia Zoo, has been a popular holiday playground for Australian's and visitors alike.
Phillip Island Day Tour - The Penguin Parade
If you have ever wanted to observe and interact with Australia’s wild life, then this is definitely the tour for you. Our Phillip Island day tour covers everything from kangaroos to koalas, parrots to penguins and wombats to worms, all explained to you by an expert on our native animals, giving you a full appreciation of our many amazing species. Go West Tours offer FREE WI-FI service!
Full Day Wine and Wildlife Tour
The Healesville Sanctuary is a world-renowned example of Australia ’s native wildlife flourishing in a natural bushland environment. Explore the sights, sounds and scents of the magnificent Australian bush and meet our wonderful wildlife up close.
Cruises Noosa Sunshine Coast
The mirror-like reflections in the tannin stained everglade waters are unforgettable. You will experience comfortable all-weather cruising on this tour with personalised smaller groups. Our everglade boats have all-round windows for the best viewing. You will be treated to a Barbecue Lunch - Reef or Beef and snags as well as refreshments. Experience the other side of Noosa......
Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour
This seaside cool-climate region has acquired a definitive style and boasts a magnificent array of cool-climate wines and regional produce. More than 170 vineyards showcased at more than fifty cellar doors lie amongst sprawling orchards, farms and kitchen gardens capturing some of the very best views of both Port Phillip and Western Port bays. Among them are some world famous wineries along with some brilliant family-owned and boutique wineries, awaiting your discovery.
North Queensland Tour and Adventure Safari
Frontier Safaris - Cape York Safari. Run away and experience the adventure of a lifetime in one of the most remote parts of Australia. The tropical wilderness of Cape York, North Queensland, is a secluded place, isolated by rivers and lush tropical rainforest. Explore the most northerly tip of the continent and a days fishing on the beach at old Mapoon. Enjoy a ferry cruise to Thursday Island - the trade capital of the Torres Straits, the water is magical. Camp under the highest “Star Hotel” and share your experiences around the fire. This is truly a great adventure.
Learn to Surf on Bondi Beach
The Bondi Surf Experience – Taste Test: from AU$85 This popular beginner course teaches you how to safely get out and up onto your first wave. Here you'll be taught in a small group setting of 5 students or less, so you get plenty of hands-on help.
Kayaking Whitsundays Half Day
A perfect introduction to sea kayaking or just a great opportunity to enjoy the magnificent surrounds of the Whitsundays.
1 Day Touring - The Ranges
With this tour we take you to Mount Macedon Ranges, where the natural beauty of cool forest and spa country has lured many a traveller.
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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