Finding the “best” backpacker tour online is not an easy task. At the time of writing, there was no one definitive list of the best tours dedicated to the working holiday market. So – we decided to create our own.

First of all we started by looking at our partner website, TourRadar. Here’s a list of the most popular tours from their platform.

Most Popular Backpacker Tours 2024

Most popular selling tours from TourRadar as of 2nd March 2024.

RankTourLocationLengthTour operatorPrice
1Oz IntroFrom Sydney to Brisbane10 daysINTRO TravelFrom AU$1,399
2UltimateOz – Gap YearStart and end in Sydney8 daysUltimate TravelFrom AU$1,099
3Famous 5 – 5 day Tour of TasmaniaStart and end in Hobart5 daysUnder Down Under ToursFrom AU$875
47 Day Perth to Exmouth Explorer LoopStart and end in Perth7 daysAutopia ToursFrom AU$1,895
5Super 7 – Seven Day Tour of TasmaniaStart and end in Hobart7 daysUnder Down Under ToursFrom AU$1,245
66-Day Esperance & Margaret River Adventure TourStart and end in Perth6 daysUntamed EscapesFrom AU$1,395
7Brisbane to Cairns Experience: Sand Dunes & the WhitsundaysFrom Brisbane to Cairns10 daysG AdventuresFrom AU$2,999
86 Day Perth to Exmouth Coral Coaster (One Way)From Perth to Exmouth6 daysAutopia ToursFrom AU$1,625
9Learn To Dive (5 Days)Start and end in Cairns5 daysContikiFrom AU$1,255
10Highlights of TasmaniaStart and end in Hobart6 daysIntrepid TravelFrom AU$1,696

Favourite Backpacker Tours 2024

The following table is a list of Australian tours with the most positive reviews. The data is from TripAdvisor and was correct as of 2nd March 2024.

1Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from CairnsDown Under Cruise & Divefrom AU$240
2Morning World Heritage Cruise on the Gordon River from StrahanWorld Heritage Cruisesfrom AU$150
3Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from MelbourneGo West Toursfrom AU$145
4Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout Full-Day Snorkeling Cruise High-Speed CatamaranRed Cat Adventuresfrom AU$210
5Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from MelbourneGo West Toursfrom AU$159
6Full-Day Guided Bruny Island Tour from HobartTassie Tours Tasmaniafrom AU$149
7Small Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic WorldAnderson’s Toursfrom AU$288
8Explore Burnie Attractions Hop On Hop Off Bus TourBurnie Shore Excursions from eGuidefrom AU$62
9Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef Scenic Flight – 60 minutesFly Australia Charterfrom AU$289
10Discover Rottnest with Ferry & Bus TourRottnest ExpressfromAU$137

The prices in the above table were correct as of the 2nd March 2024. Please check with the tour operator for the latest pricing.