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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

SMALL GROUPS

LOCAL LEADERS

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL


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Intrepid Every Intrepid adventure starts with curiosity. A desire to understand, to learn something new, to challenge beliefs and push boundaries. To switch on our out-of-office alerts, to say farewell to daily routines, to have fun. For some, being Intrepid means trying a dish they can’t pronounce, or learning the salsa in a Cuban bar. It’s climbing a mountain, or an encounter with a silverback gorilla. For others, it’s packing for a solo adventure, getting out of that bubble of familiarity, and making new friends in all corners of the globe. Whether you’ve been travelling for years or you’ve never left home, we want to lead you to those moments of discovery, to satisfy that curiosity, to be Intrepid. Because now, more than ever, the world needs more Intrepid people.


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Why

We run thousands of trips in a range of styles and visit every continent on earth. And we do it all with our signature attention to detail and passion for real life experiences. Our destination experts are constantly scouring the globe for sights and experiences to share – so you can discover your new favourite place, or explore a guidebook staple from a new perspective.

Luxor, Egypt

choose Intrepid

more destinations, more ways to travel

Legendary local leaders

The ultimate itineraries

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Get ready to go beyond the main streets and into the heart of a destination. Travelling with our expert local leaders means you can focus on being in the moment instead of worrying about missing the last train out of town or where you can safely stroll. It’s adventure travel with all the boring details taken care of, guided by a local who wants to bring you into their world.

We know this is your trip of a lifetime, and we’re committed to making it unforgettable. Our itineraries strike the perfect balance between the structured and the spontaneous, with a focus on experiences only made possible when you’re travelling with a local leader. You want freedom and flexibility as well as the highlights – that’s why we craft tours that give you both. Agra, India

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Travel for good

Smaller groups

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Our groups are perfectly sized – on average, just ten travellers – to let you feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Whether it’s swapping stories at a local homestay, sharing a table at a hole-in-thewall restaurant, or enjoying a drink at the end of a jam-packed day, our small group size opens up big opportunities the larger groups can only dream of.

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We know our travellers care about the world as much as we do. From a meal made with produce grown on a family-run farm to learning how to basket-weave in a small village that’s home to a communitybased tourism project, when you travel with us you know that your journey is giving back. Don’t just take our word for it – as the world’s biggest travel B Corp, we follow strict ethical standards on sustainability, supply chains and social responsibility. Myaing, Myanmar

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HOW WEel

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We’re all about real life experiences. The surprising moments that turn into the stories you tell for years to come.

GET AROUND, GO DEEPER

You’ll find them off the beaten track, in

Wherever possible, we do things the local way – including transport. It’s better for the environment and a great way to immerse yourself in another culture. From gliding through the backwaters of Kerala in a pole boat, to zipping through Tochigi on a bullet train, we choose ways to get you there that take you deeper.

the bustle of a Marrakech souk or a quiet village along the Mekong Delta. These experiences are raw, authentic and totally unforgettable.

Authentic food We know that food while you travel is more than fuel, and our trips include meals that enhance your adventure and give you a taste of the local flavours. Think a traditional Khmer meal in the grounds of a Cambodian temple, or a hearty dinner with an Amish family in Berlin, Ohio.

Halong Bay junk boat, Vietnam

STAY REAL We think where you lay your head can be just as immersive as what you see in the day. Like spending the night at a 17th-century Rajasthani castle or a gite in the High Atlas Mountains. No matter where we stay, we always choose locally run accommodation.

The Nile, Egypt

Local connections

Rabat, Morocco

By sharing laughter, stories and adventures with local people, you’ll learn about different ways of life. More importantly, you’ll find common ground. We believe in sharing a meal in a small community in Vietnam’s Da Bac or staying in a Nepalese village recovering from the 2015 earthquake, than wearing a headset and following a flag.

The iconic and the unexpected Sure, the first time you look at a famous monument is incredible, but so is finding yourself in the middle of a village football game or sharing a laugh with a market vendor. Our trips combine the iconic with the unexpected to give you genuine insight into local life.

Bijaipur, India

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Sacred Valley, Peru

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choose your style

An intrepid trip

IN AUSTRALIA

Informative and immersive, our tours are for those looking to develop a true‑blue understanding of Australia’s inner workings and have a great time while they’re at it. Take one comfy 4WD or minibus, add a knowledgeable local leader and a bunch of fellow adventurers and you’re all set for the Outback. Forget your standard charter bus tour, these are quintessential Aussie road trips – you’ll just have someone looking after the driving and navigating for you.

expert leaders Our leaders are an enthusiastic and informed bunch who get a real kick out of showing you around and sharing what they love about their country. On top of that, they all have comprehensive training in first aid, driving, environmental awareness, local history and geology – so you’re always in good hands.

Every one of our trips has a particular style. It’s a way to help pick the adventure that best suits you, whether you’re after just the essentials, a whole bunch of inclusions or a little bit of both. The choice is yours. BASIX With authentic experiences and the icons at a great price, our Basix trips feature simple accommodation, local transport and are perfect for the independent traveller. ORIGINAL These are the trips we’ve built our reputation on! A mix of included activities and free time, tourist-class hotels and unique accommodation, some meals on us and the chance to follow your nose. COMFORT More inclusions, cushier accommodation and a more relaxed pace – Comfort trips are adventure travel with some of the rough edges smoothed away.

first nations experiences We work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on many of our trips to ensure your journey is filled with authentic experiences. With their guidance, our tours visit places of cultural significance, provide a deeper understanding of the land and what it means to the Traditional Owners and inspire an appreciation of the world’s oldest living cultures.

supporting communities We’re big believers that travel should benefit the places it touches. That’s why we use experienced local guides, stay in locally-run accommodation and eat at local restaurants whenever possible. This means you’re not only getting an authentic experience, you’re also supporting the communities you visit.

exclusive accommodation

PHYSICAL RATING Each of our trips has a physical rating, so you can tell how exerting a trip is and how fit you’ll need to be to enjoy it. As a guide: Easy and relaxing Bring your walking shoes An average level of fitness required Action-packed, physically demanding Full-on active adventure for the more agile traveller

Unique and exclusive accommodation is all part of the Intrepid experience. Whether you’re staying in private wilderness camps in the Top End, underground bunkhouses in Coober Pedy or at a safari camp in Karijini National Park, all of our accommodation ensures an unforgettable adventure.

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RECONCILIATION ACTION Plan

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Supporting and empowering the communities we visit has always been a core part of the Intrepid ethos. But as an Australian business, we recognise there’s a lot more for us to do at home.

EXPERIENCES

Our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), developed in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, will see us actively partnering with more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations, as well as raising awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events and celebrations among our staff and travellers, while providing our staff with the resources to soak up that knowledge.

With a history spanning some 60,000 years, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the world’s oldest continuous cultures – and an appreciation of their traditions is central to understanding present-day Australia. By working in partnership with First Nations communities, our tours are able to visit sites of cultural significance, educate travellers about the land and what it means to its

And that’s just the beginning.

Traditional Custodians, and do so with the respect each site deserves.

Maruku Arts

Kakadu Cultural Tours

Koomal Dreaming

Share a unique, immersive Gumbaynggirr cultural experience that will connect you to the land, lore and ancient cultural knowledge of the Traditional Custodians of the Nambucca Valley. Walk, talk, taste, sing and connect to the incredible coastline and thousands of years of history.

Nearly 900 artists make up the collective arts hub Maruku, which is owned and operated by the Anangu people from the Western and Central Deserts of Australia. Maruku aims to keep the Anangu culture alive through art and also make their culture accessible with tours, painting and carving workshops, traditional ceremonies and art exhibitions.

Run in collaboration with the Traditional Owners of northern Kakadu and parts of western Arnhem Land, Kakadu Cultural Tours are a journey into the heart of this region’s beautiful wilderness. Join a Binninj guide to hear stories of Creation Time, meet Aboriginal artists and learn traditional survival skills. These tours offer cultural immersion in a spectacular setting.

The First Peoples of Australia’s Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret regions are collectively known as Noongar. On a bushwalk led by cultural custodian and local Wadandi man Josh ‘Koomal’ Whiteland, learn to identify native bush foods and medicines, discover fire lighting and tool making, and be treated to a live didgeridoo performance inside Ngilgi Cave.

Available on PVOSC (page 22)

Available on PAR3 (page 24)

As featured on PNTK5 (page 30)

Available on PE6 (page 37)

Top Didj Cultural Experience

Pudakul Cultural Experience

Janingbirriny Gumbaynggirr

In Katherine, increase your appreciation for rich First Nations cultures through the Top Didj Cultural Experience. Local artist, Manuel, will tell his story, share his art and teach participants to make their own, and showcase traditional activities like fire lighting and spear throwing.

Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours begin with a traditional Cul Cul, or ‘Welcome to Country’, from the Traditional Owners of the land, the Limilngan‑Wulna people. Gain insight into local Aboriginal culture through interactive experiences such as bush tucker talks and spear throwing.

Available on PNTY4C (page 29)

As featured on PNTK5 (page 30)

topdidj.com

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pudakul.com.au

To learn more about our Reconciliation Action Plan see intrepidgroup.travel/why-were-committing-reconciliation-action-plan

spiritoftherainforest.com.au

maruku.com.au

kakaduculturaltours.com.au

koomaldreaming.com.au

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s r e d Meet your Lea Our award-winning leaders are a diverse bunch with one thing in common: a passion for their part of the world. Here are just some you might meet on your travels.

nadia IRAN

RamHari NEPAL

sasha THAILAND

Whether she’s taking travellers to the best pad ka prow stall in Bangkok or the floating markets of Amphawa, Sasha helps people really connect with Thailand with her signature warmth and local knowledge. What matters most to Sasha is being kind and open, having fun, and providing her groups with an awesome experience of Thailand.

Ankita INDIA

She’s a friend and a translator, a problem-solver and that allimportant link between being a traveller and a local. And while she loves being able to travel all over India, Ankita’s favourite thing about leading for Intrepid is meeting new people and having different conversations every day. Her other fave thing? Introducing travellers to her most-loved Indian food: vegetarian thalis, a platter made up of curries, pickles, rice and bread (and watching them try to finish it!).

andy

INDONESIA

Hend EGYPT

Viktor PERU

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valentina MEXICO

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We’re the

world’s biggest travel B Corp

In 2018, we made our commitment to doing good official when we became the world’s largest certified travel B Corp. Being a B Corp means we no longer merely strive to make a positive difference in the world, we are legally bound to it. Companies attain B Corp certification and a score based on how they look after their staff, maintain a clean supply chain and take corporate social responsibility seriously. That means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

OUR SCORE

Animal welfare

Gender equality

In 2014, we became the first global tour operator to ban elephant rides on our trips after we funded eye-opening research by World Animal Protection.

In 2017, we committed to doubling our number of female leaders by 2020; since then, we’ve grown from 150 to over 300 female leaders globally.

Ending modern slavery

Community-based tourism

Last year, we campaigned for laws that recognised orphanage tourism as a form of modern slavery. In 2016 we removed orphanage visits from all of our itineraries.

Responsible, community-based tourism is good for travellers and locals alike. That’s why we work with organisations like ActionAid to develop projects that empower communities.

82.7 OUR MISSION

Be the best travel company for the world

Find out more at intrepidtravel.com/b-corp

travel with impact

Wind farm, Turkey

BE THE CHANGE

We don’t think travel should cost the earth, and we see it as our responsibility to help protect the planet we love to explore. We’ve been carbon neutral since 2010, and we offset the carbon emissions from our global business offices and our trips by supporting various projects all over the world. national Friends-Inter

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Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has been offering travellers a tangible, transparent way to give back to the communities we visit. It’s simple: you donate, we double your contribution, and then we give 100% of that money to a community-based project. Thanks to you, we’ve donated over AU $7 million to more than 130 local organisations around the world, helping to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel experiences. Find out more at theintrepidfoundation.org

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Stories

WANT TO

We all need a little destination inspiration, which is why your next stop should be

Contribute?

The Journal, Intrepid Travel’s awardwinning blog. Written by travellers, for

from the ROAD TRAVEL TALES FROM THE JOURNAL

travellers, The Journal is filled with travel advice, inspiration, stories, city guides and more. Want to know what an Uluru hiking

We’re always eager to hear from

adventure is really like, which swimming

travellers who are interested in sharing

holes are worth your time in the Top End, or

their travel tales, insider info and city

what luggage is appropriate for your Aussie

tips. Whether it’s an inspiring long-form

adventure? You’ll find it on The Journal.

essay, a beautiful photo journal, or a top

intrepidtravel.com/adventures

ten list, we want to hear from you!

TRAVELLER TALE

Get in touch at intrepidtravel.com/ become-a-contributor

FEATURE STORY

FEATURE STORY

HOW I LEARNED TO EMBRACE MY OWN PACE WHILE HIKING IN AUSTRALIA I looked up and realised there was a huge gap between us and the rest of the group. Ah! I couldn’t start off among the back already. Knowing myself, my fastest pace would be at the beginning, so I needed to build in a buffer. I wrapped up our conversation and sprinted ahead a tad, but then something stopped me: I looked up and realised we were completely enveloped by golden hues the sun was casting on the rock formations. Suddenly, it didn’t matter how far behind I was, I had travelled all the way from New York City to experience settings that didn’t look like the urban jungle back home. Search ’uluru hiking’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to read more

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6 of the BEST SWIMMING HOLES IN THE TOP END The Outback. Two words that evoke sprawling expanses and sparse plains of dry and dusty red earth. But those who’ve seen the hidden oases in the Top End of Australia, rich in vegetation and flush with flowing water, know that outback landscape is anything but uniform. In the upper Northern Territory, it’s all about the swimming holes (among many other things). For those who haven’t had the pleasure, here’s our pick of the Top End’s best spots in which to cool off. All of them except Jim Jim Falls are open year-round. Search ’top end swim’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to find the best spots

YOUR Ultimate australia packing list If you’re planning a trip to the land down under, you’re going to need a lot more than just your swimming costume (FYI we call ‘em bathers or swimmers or togs over here) and a pair of flip flops. Trust us. Australia is an incredibly huge and astoundingly diverse place. You’ve got the Red Centre in the middle, steamy rainforests to the north, the world-class East Coast, remote West Australian beachfronts and dreamy mountain ranges. But how do you pack for a land of extremes – both in landscape and in weather patterns? Well, we’re here to help. From reusable water bottles to layers (layers and more layers), here’s our definitive list of packing essentials for every Aussie adventure. Search ‘packing australia’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to check out this list

FIND YOUR

People

facebook.com/intrepidtravel

instagram.com/intrepidtravel

youtube.com/IntrepidTV

intrepidtravel.com/adventures

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Trips you’ll Love

When it comes to our trips, we don’t play favourites. But with so much to see in this brochure, we thought we’d help out. These are a few of

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Raw desert, STRIKING gorges and sandy shores

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Travelling with family, your sports team, school group or your best buddies? We can arrange a special departure just for you, or tailor-make an Intrepid-style itinerary to any one of our destinations. Better still, we can customise the itinerary by giving your trip an educational, physical or even historical focus.

Perth to Darwin Overland | Page 33

the tours that our travellers rave about, just to get you started. Satisfy

CUSTOM ITINERARIES Create your own itinerary or choose from one of our 2000+ pre-existing trips.

your craving for the outdoors with a hike through the ancient gorges of Karijini, spend the night undergound in the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, experience the pristine wilderness of the world’s oldest rainforest

PICK YOUR STYLE Travel just the way you like it. From comfort accommodation to backpacking, we can do it all.

– the Daintree, kayak to hidden trails in Abel Tasman National Park and bask in the glory of the Red Centre during a magical sunrise over Uluru.

Hike, bike and paddle across Aotearoa

Discover Australia’s ancient wilderness, from rainforest to reef

New Zealand Active Adventure | Page 44

PERSONALISATION We’re a one-stop-shop for your trip, airfare and travel insurance needs, and can answer all your travel questions.

Contact our specialist team at intrepidtravel.com/ tailor-made-experiences for more details.

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Where to go

Choose a TRIp

IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Darwin Kununurra

Gibb River Road Manning Gorge

Yardie Creek Exmouth

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest Mossman Gorge Port Douglas Kuranda Great Barrier Reef Barron Gorge Cairns Mission Beach PVOD

Katherine

PDB10

El Questro

Broome

Nitmiluk NP

Lake Argyle

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Windjana Gorge Purnululu NP

Whitsundays

Pardoo Station

Cape Range NP

Airlie Beach

WESTERN AUSTR ALIA

Karijini NP

Coral Bay

Kings Canyon

PBP10

PAR3

Alice Springs

QUEENSL AND

Fraser Island

Erldunda Shark Bay (Gathaagudu) Kalbarri NP

Kata Tjuta

Yulara

Uluru

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Coober Pedy The Pinnacles

Penong

Eucla

Perth Margaret River

Nullarbor Plain

Esperance/ Cape Le Grand NP

Great Australian Bight

PAP10

Bay of Islands

Stirling Range NP

NORTH ISLAND

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Byron Bay PVON

Flinders Ranges Wilpena Pound Quorn

Rotorua Taupo Mt Ruapehu PTOAU

PAASO7

Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland 7 days, see page 25

PA M A

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Melbourne 3 days, enter PAMA on our website

PD B 1 0

4WD Darwin to Broome Overland 10 days, enter PDB10 on our website

PSKI

Kangaroo Island Adventure 2 days, enter PSKI on our website

PA R 3

Uluru Adventure 3 days, see page 24

PVOB

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound 8 days, enter PVOB on our website

PB P1 0

Broome to Perth Overland 10 days, enter PBP10 on our website

PVOD

Daintree Adventure 5 days, see page 21

PA P1 0

Adelaide to Perth Overland 10 days, see page 36

PNT W6

Taste of Tasmania 6 days, see page 41

PNTY4C

Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure 4 days, see page 29

PT OA U

New Zealand North Island Explorer Northbound 12 days, enter PTOAU on our website

PT OSU

New Zealand South Island Explorer 11 days, enter PTOSU on our website

NEW SOUTH WALES

the UK can fit comfortably within the borders of Australia, with space left over. It’s not unusual to travel for 4–5 hours each day, sometimes longer. That’s the beauty of this country, though: it’s vast, bold and a place where you’ll find a greater variety of landscapes – from desert to rainforest, mountains to canyons – than anywhere else in the world. We make the windows in our overland vehicles panoramic for a reason.

Sydney

Adelaide Grampians NP PSKI MacKenzie Falls Penneshaw Halls VICTORIA PAMA Flinders Chase NP Gap Melbourne Warrnambool Loch Ard Gorge Apollo Bay Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Launceston Cradle Mountain Bay of Fires Tarkine TASMANIA Bicheno Freycinet NP Strahan Swansea Lake St Clair Richmond Mt Wellington Hobart

PAASO7 + PNTY4C = POAAD

Adelaide to Darwin Overland 14 days, enter POAAD on our website

PAMA-O + PAASO7 = POMAS

Melbourne to Alice Springs Overland 10 days, enter POMAS on our website

YOUR VEHICLE Our purpose-built vehicles have been designed for tough Australian conditions, so all of them come with seatbelts and are designed to be self-sufficient. Everything you need for your journey is included, right down to the swags you’ll sleep in at night. Anything can happen while travelling across Australia’s rugged terrain, but this vehicle is prepared for it.

PAMA-B + PAP10

= PBANC

Melbourne to Perth Overland 13 days, see page 38

PDB10 + PBP10

= PDP22

Darwin to Perth Overland 22 days, enter PDP22 on our website

= PASMC-B

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Adventure 5 days, see page 39

= POONC

Northern Territory Encompassed Northbound 8 days, see page 28

PAMA-B + PSKI-B PAR3 PAMA-O PNTY4C PVON PVOD

With so much to see and do in Australia and New Zealand, why not combine adventures and get the most out of this incredible part of the world. Our combo trips offer something for everyone.

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we mean it! The whole of Europe and

Or Choose a combo trip

Dorrigo NP

Port Macquarie Nambucca Heads Newcastle Hunter Valley

PNTW6

Combo Trips

When we say Australia is a big country,

Brisbane

PAASO7

SOUTH AUSTR ALIA

Coodlie Park

Nelson Wellington Punakaiki Kaikoura Franz Josef Christchurch Glacier Mt Cook PTOSU Milford Sound Queenstown SOUTH ISLAND

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Eyre Peninsula Kangaroo Island Auckland

Waitomo

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Sydney to Brisbane Northbound 7 days, enter PVON on our website

Noosa

Simpson Desert

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PVON

OVERLAND TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA

+ PNTY4C

+ PAASO7 = POMAD

+

PVOB

= PVSCD

PTOSU + PTOAU = PTOACU

Melbourne to Darwin Overland 17 days, see page 31 East Coast Encompassed 18 days, enter PVSCD on our website New Zealand Adventure Northbound 22 days, see page 43

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AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA

From the ochre rocks and rusted deserts of the Outback to cosmopolitan cities that regularly top ‘world’s most liveable’ lists, this is a destination where the possibilities are so vast, even the people who live there can make the mistake of leaving it till last. So if you haven’t experienced it yet, now is the time. A world of bright blue skies, sun-drenched beaches, remote gorges, hidden swimming holes and ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures awaits. Cassowary, Daintree Rainforest

5 DAYS

Daintree Adventure Mossman Gorge

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 16

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Comfort

PVOD

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest Port Douglas

Kuranda Barron Gorge

Cairns

Q U E E N SL A ND

WHY you’ll love it Explore the world’s oldest rainforest with passionate local guides Start/Finish

Spot crocodiles during a wildlife cruise on Cooper Creek

KEY:

Take a guided walk along the pristine, rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation

ITINERARY

4

After exploring, go back and relax in your 4-star accommodation

Route/Transport type

Port Douglas (resort) – Barron Gorge, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation FINISH Cairns, Queensland

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

TRANSPORT Private bus

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Want something longer? Travel the whole east coast from Sydney cityscapes to tropical Cairns.

ACCOMMODATION Resort (4 nts)

East Coast Encompassed – 18 days (PVSCD)

WEATHER Darwin Broome Cairns Alice Springs Perth Adelaide Hobart Melbourne Sydney Brisbane

Place of interest

START Cairns, Queensland

Learn how to spear fish and gather medicine with Kuku Yalanji guides who are committed to maintaining their way of life

INCLUSIONS 

Overnight stop

Visit intrepidtravel.com/australia for more options. Monsoon 25-35ºC Very hot & dry 35ºC+ Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Warm & wet 20-25ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & dry 0-15ºC Cold & wet 0-15ºC

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Fridays from April 2020 Enter PVOD on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Cape Tribulation, Queensland

Great Barrier Reef

Cairns

14 DAYS

Sydney to Cairns Northbound MAX GROUP SIZE 16

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Comfort

PVOSC

Airlie Beach

Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Byron Bay Dorrigo NP Port Macquarie NEW SOUTH Forster WA L E S Newcastle Hunter Sydney Valley

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Soak up the best of Australia’s east coast beaches, wilderness, wildlife, food and drink on this two-week adventure

Australia

TRIP CODE

PVBCC

Sydney, New South Wales (hotel)

Indulge in a delicious tasting tour in the Hunter Valley wine region

1

Newcastle, New South Wales (hotel) – Hunter Valley

Visit the Great Barrier Reef on an included day cruise

1

Port Macquarie, New South Wales (motel) – Forster

Travel with an expert guide, knowledgeable on all things Australia, in the comfort of a private bus

1

Dorrigo NP, New South Wales (hotel)

2

Byron Bay, New South Wales (hotel)

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Fraser Island, Queensland (hotel) – Brisbane, Noosa

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Airlie Beach, Queensland (hotel) – Whitsundays

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Mission Beach, Queensland (resort)

2

Cairns, Queensland (hotel) – Great Barrier Reef

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private bus

Witness the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef on a bucket-listticking snorkelling experience

Take a guided walk along the pristine, rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation

DEPARTURE DATES feb

mar

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jul

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Airlie Beach (hotel) – Whitsundays

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Mission Beach (resort)

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Cairns (hotel) – Great Barrier Reef

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Port Douglas (resort) – Barron Gorge, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see page 18 for more information

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YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Wilderness, wildlife, walking and wine – enjoy them all on this stunning east coast adventure from city to sea.

Sydney to Brisbane Northbound – 7 days (PVON)

ACCOMMODATION Resort (7 nts), hotel (4 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Fraser Island (resort) – Noosa

1  

TRANSPORT Private bus, plane

* This is a combo trip, see page 18 for more information

Visit intrepidtravel.com/australia for more options.

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Fridays from April 2020 Enter PVBCC on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

FINISH Cairns, Queensland

MEALS 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Place of interest

2

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Cairns, Queensland 1  

WHY you’ll love it

Throw a spear and learn about edible native plants with the Kuku Yalanji people

Overnight stop

START Brisbane, Queensland

PHYSICAL

Take a 4WD adventure across sand dunes on Fraser Island

1

Start/Finish

Noosa Brisbane

ITINERARY

TRIP STYLE Comfort

Explore the tropical north of Australia’s east coast; reef to rainforest

START Sydney, New South Wales

Go on a leisurely day cruise past the picture-perfect Whitsundays

Selected Saturdays Enter PVOSC on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

DESTINATIONS

Fraser Island

Q U E E N S L A ND

KEY:

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

WHY you’ll love it

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (11 nts), resort (1 nt), motel (1 nt)

Brisbane to the Daintree Discovery

QUEENSLAND

DESTINATION Australia

Airlie Beach

12 DAYS

Whitsundays

Mission Beach

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Great Barrier Reef

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest Port Douglas Mossman Gorge Kuranda Great Barrier Reef Barron Gorge Cairns Mission Beach Whitsundays

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AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Uluru, Northern Territory

Yulara, Northern Territory

3 DAYS

7 DAYS

Uluru Adventure

Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland

NORTHERN TERRITORY

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 24

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

PAR3-O

TRIP STYLE Original

PAR3Y-O (ex Yulara)

Alice Springs

Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta KEY:

Hike through rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon

ITINERARY

Discover the spiritual importance of the Outback landscape to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

INCLUSIONS 

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Flinders Ranges Wilpena Pound

Adelaide

Spend the night in a subterranean bunker in Coober Pedy

START Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Learn about the First Peoples’ spiritual beliefs on a guided walk around Uluru

1

Yulara (permanent tented camp) – Uluru, Kata Tjuta

Hike through the orange rock spires of Warren Gorge

1

Kings Canyon (permanent tented camp)

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

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Flinders Ranges, South Australia (hotel) – Wilpena Pound

1

Quorn, South Australia (hotel)

1

Coober Pedy, South Australia (underground multishare)

2

Yulara, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp) – Erldunda, Uluru, Kata Tjuta

1

Kings Canyon, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp)

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Wednesdays from April 2020 Enter PAASO7 on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

FINISH Alice Springs, Northern Territory

ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (3 nts), hotel (1 nt), hotel with shared facilities (1 nt), underground multishare (1 nt)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Place of interest

START Adelaide, South Australia

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

DEPARTURE DATES

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Start/Finish

KEY:

See the incredible Kings Canyon and ancient red domes of Kata Tjuta

ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (2 nts)

Daily Enter PAR3-O/PAR3Y-O on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Quorn

Discover the best of south and central Australia on an epic road trip

Dine under the stars and camp within privately-owned sites on the red earth of the Outback

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

Join a First Nations guide on a walk around the base of Uluru

Simpson Desert

Coober Pedy SOUTH AUSTRALIA

TRIP CODE PAASO7 TRIP STYLE Original

Yulara Uluru

WHY you’ll love it

MEALS 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Yulara Uluru

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 24

Alice Springs Erldunda

Kata Tjuta

Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta/Mt Olga

NORT HE RN TE RRI TORY

Kings Canyon

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Uluru, Northern Territory

5 DAYS

11 DAYS

Outback Camping Adventure DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 24

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

PAR5

TRIP STYLE Basix

PAR5Y

(ex Yulara)

East MacDonnell Ranges Alice Springs

Kings Canyon

DESTINATION Australia

Kata Tjuta

MAX GROUP SIZE 24

Yulara Uluru

Start/Finish

KEY:

Local First Nations guides will provide ample insight into their culture, history and relationship to the land

Overnight stop

TRIP CODE

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

PHYSICAL

POBTTC TRIP STYLE Basix

Discover the national parks of Australia’s Top End in authentic Outback style

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Darwin, Northern Territory

Get adventurous on a hike to the spectacular Jim Jim Falls

START Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Walk the fascinating landscape and rugged rims of Kings Canyon

1

Katherine (permanent tented camp)

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a private vehicle and the knowledge of a passionate guide

1

Litchfield NP (permanent tented camp) – Nitmiluk NP

1

Darwin (hostel)

1

Alice Springs (hostel)

1

Yulara (permanent tented camp) – Uluru, Kata Tjuta

2

Kings Canyon (permanent tented camp)

1

West MacDonnell Ranges (bush camp) – East MacDonnell Ranges

Yulara (permanent tented camp) – Uluru, Kata Tjuta

Explore the scenic valleys and peaks of the West MacDonnell Ranges

2

Kings Canyon (permanent tented camp)

1

West MacDonnell Ranges (bush camp) – East MacDonnell Ranges

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Alice Springs, Northern Territory

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (7 nts), mixed gender multishare hostel (2 nts), bush camp with no facilities (1 nt)

ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (3 nts), bush camp with no facilities (1 nt)

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Start/Finish

KEY:

Kakadu NP (permanent tented camp) – Arnhem Land, Jim Jim Falls

1

1  

Yulara Uluru

Kata Tjuta

2

Spend the evenings camping in stunning Outback settings

INCLUSIONS 

East MacDonnell Ranges

See the sun rise over Uluru – a once-in-a-lifetime experience

ITINERARY

Admire the breathtaking formations of Kata Tjuta

Alice Springs

Kings Canyon

WHY you’ll love it

Witness a spectacular Uluru sunset – a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Selected Mondays Enter PAR5/PAR5Y on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

N O RT H E R N T E R R I TO RY West MacDonnell Ranges

WHY you’ll love it

MEALS 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Kakadu NP Darwin Arnhem Land Litchfield NP Jim Jim Falls Nitmiluk NP Katherine

Total Territory Top End & Outback

NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

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FINISH Alice Springs, Northern Territory 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see page 18 for more information

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Tuesdays Enter POBTTC on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

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Darwin

Mary River Kakadu NP

Litchfield NP

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Katherine Nitmiluk NP/Katherine Gorge

N O RT H E R N T E R R I TO RY Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park

Kings Canyon

8 DAYS

Alice Springs

Kata Tjuta

Northern Territory Encompassed Northbound PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

POONC

TRIP STYLE Original

POONCY (ex Yulara)

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Alice Springs, Northern Territory

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 24

Start/Finish

KEY:

4 DAYS

Yulara Uluru

WHY you’ll love it

1

Yulara (permanent tented camp) – Uluru, Kata Tjuta

1

Kings Canyon (permanent tented camp)

1

Alice Springs (hotel)

1

Darwin (hotel) – Litchfield NP

1

Mary River (permanent tented camp)

1

Kakadu NP (permanent tented camp)

1

Katherine (permanent tented camp) – Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk NP

Witness some of the Top End’s best landscapes

FINISH Darwin, Northern Territory

Hike through the rich greenery of Litchfield National Park, then cool off in Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockhole

Get your fill of the majestic parks, swimming holes and waterfalls of the Top End Camp in permanent sites with proper beds, fans and electricity

1  

Witness a wealth of wildlife in the Mary River wetlands

* This is a combo trip, see page 18 for more information

TRANSPORT Plane, all-terrain vehicle ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (5 nts), hotel (2 nts)

Selected Tuesdays & Saturdays Enter POONC/POONCY on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Original

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aug

ITINERARY START Darwin, Northern Territory

Kakadu NP (permanent tented camp)

1

Katherine (permanent tented camp) – Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk NP

ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (3 nts)

jun

sep

oct

nov

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Route/Transport type

1

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may

Place of interest

Learn about the oldest living culture in the world during the Top Didj cultural experience

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

apr

Overnight stop

Mary River (permanent tented camp) – Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Wangi Falls, Litchfield NP

Northern Territory Encompassed Southbound – 8 days (PKOSC)

mar

Start/Finish

KEY:

1

MEALS 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

feb

Nitmiluk NP Katherine Gorge Katherine

Get up close to saltwater crocodiles on an included river cruise

Head in the other direction, from Darwin to Alice Springs.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

MAX GROUP SIZE 21

Kakadu NP

N O RT H E R N T E R R I TO RY

INCLUSIONS 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

DEPARTURE DATES

Mary River

Florence Falls Buley Rockhole Litchfield NP Wangi Falls

WHY you’ll love it

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

INCLUSIONS 

Darwin

DESTINATION Australia

Fly from Alice Springs to Darwin and avoid the 24 hours on a bus!

MEALS 6 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners

Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure

FINISH Darwin, Northern Territory 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Wednesdays & Saturdays Enter PNTY4C on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

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Darwin Litchfield NP

Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta Yulara Uluru

Koala, Great Ocean Road

Simpson Desert Coober Pedy Flinders Ranges SOUTH Wilpena Pound Quorn AUSTRALIA Halls Gap Adelaide V I CTORI A Grampians NP Melbourne Warrnambool Great Ocean Road

17 DAYS

5 DAYS

Top End & Arnhem Land Adventure

Darwin

MAX GROUP SIZE 15

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Basix

PNTK5

Get a unique insight into the ancient cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this adventure

Start/Finish

KEY:

Witness rocky red cliffs, monsoon forests and plunging waterfalls

N O RTH E R N TE R R ITO RY

Overnight stop

Experience the magic of sleeping under the great southern sky Enjoy visits to three national parks: Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield

INCLUSIONS 

Route/Transport type

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Original

Visit the Top End’s best-known national park, Kakadu, and savour incredible views over the Nardab Floodplains Cruise down the Katherine River in pristine Nitmiluk National Park

START Darwin, Northern Territory

Check out a unique town in Australia that’s built underground

2

Kakadu NP (permanent tented camp) – Arnhem Land, Jim Jim Falls

Wake up early and experience the magical sunrise over Uluru

1

Katherine (permanent tented camp)

1

INCLUSIONS 

Litchfield NP (permanent tented camp) – Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk NP, Wangi Falls, Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls

MEALS 11 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners

FINISH Darwin, Northern Territory 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Plane, all-terrain vehicle ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (6 nts), hotel (5 nts), motel (2 nts), hostel with shared facilities (1 nt), hotel with shared facilities (1 nt), underground multishare (1 nt)

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Melbourne, Victoria

See some beautifully remote spots in the Flinders Ranges

ACCOMMODATION Permanent tented camp with shared facilities (4 nts)

Every Tuesday, selected Thursdays Enter PNTK5 on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

Place of interest

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

MAX GROUP SIZE 24 POMAD

Start/Finish

KEY:

DESTINATION Australia

ITINERARY

Learn about the cultural importance of the spectacular landscapes through the eyes of a local Bininj guide

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

Jim Jim Falls Nitmiluk NP Katherine Gorge Katherine

WHY you’ll love it

MEALS 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Kakadu NP

Florence Falls Buley Rockhole Litchfield NP Wangi Falls

DESTINATION Australia

Melbourne to Darwin Overland

Arnhem Land

Alice Springs Erldunda

1

Warrnambool, Victoria (motel) – Great Ocean Road

1

Halls Gap, Victoria (motel) – Grampians NP

1

Adelaide, South Australia (hostel)

1

Flinders Ranges, South Australia (hotel) – Wilpena Pound

1

Quorn, South Australia (hotel)

1

Coober Pedy, South Australia (underground multishare)

2

Yulara, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp) – Erldunda, Uluru, Kata Tjuta

1

Kings Canyon, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp)

2

Alice Springs, Northern Territory (hotel)

2

Darwin, Northern Territory (hotel)

1

Mary River, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp) – Litchfield NP

1

Kakadu NP, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp)

1

Katherine, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp) – Nitmiluk NP FINISH Darwin, Northern Territory

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see page 18 for more information

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AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Jim Jim Falls , Northern Territory

Arnhem Land Kakadu NP Jim Jim Falls Katherine NORT HE RN Nitmiluk NP T E RRI TORY


Cape Range NP Yardie Creek Coral Bay

Karijini National Park, Western Australia

10 DAYS

Perth to Broome Overland

Halls Creek

Fitzroy Crossing

Karijini NP

Shark Bay, Western Australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

22 DAYS

The Pinnacles Perth

Start/Finish

KEY:

DESTINATION Australia

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Basix

START Perth, Western Australia 1

Kalbarri NP (hostel) – The Pinnacles

1

Shark Bay (hostel)

1

Coral Bay (hostel)

2

Cape Range NP (permanent tented camp) – Yardie Creek, Exmouth

See the cattle stations and mining towns of classic Outback Australia

3

Karijini NP (camping)

Admire a stunning sunset over Eighty Mile Beach in Broome

1

Pardoo Station (camping)

WHY you’ll love it Peer into the ecologically diverse underwater world of Ningaloo Reef Hike through the ancient gorges of Karijini National Park

INCLUSIONS 

1  

Perth

MAX GROUP SIZE 20

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Basix

PD22

Soak up the sun along the stunning beaches of the west coast Hike through the ancient gorges of Karijini National Park Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a private vehicle and the knowledge of a passionate guide

Experience the Outback in all its rugged beauty on a 4WD adventure from the Top End to Western Australia.

ACCOMMODATION Camping with shared facilities (4 nts), mixed gender multishare hostel (3 nts), permanent tented camp with shared facilities (2 nts)

4WD Darwin to Broome Overland – 10 days (PDB10)

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TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

(6 nts), permanent tented camp with shared facilities (3 nts), camping with basic facilities (2 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

MEALS 18 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 18 dinners

ACCOMMODATION Camping with shared facilities (10 nts), mixed gender multishare hostel

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WE S T E RN AUS T RA L I A

Overnight stop

Place of interest

1

Kalbarri NP, Western Australia (hostel) – Kalbarri NP

1

Shark Bay, Western Australia (hostel)

1

Coral Bay, Western Australia (hostel)

2

Cape Range NP, Western Australia (permanent tented camp) – Yardie Creek, Exmouth

3

Karijini NP, Western Australia (camping)

1

Pardoo Station, Western Australia (camping)

3

Broome, Western Australia (hostel)

1

Windjana Gorge, Western Australia (camping)

2

Manning Gorge, Western Australia (camping) – Gibb River Road

2

El Questro, Western Australia (camping)

2

Purnululu NP, Western Australia (camping)

1

Lake Argyle, Western Australia (camping) – Kununurra

1

Katherine, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp) – Nitmiluk NP FINISH Darwin, Northern Territory

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This combo trip is available in reverse – see page 18 or enter PDP22 on our website

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Saturdays Enter PD22 on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

START Perth, Western Australia

See the cattle stations, red earth and mining towns of the Outback

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

T E RRI TORY

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

Start/Finish

KEY:

Get off the beaten track as you discover the raw desert landscapes and stunning coastline of Western Australia and the Kimberley

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners

Every Saturday, selected Tuesdays Enter PB10 on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Perth to Darwin Overland WHY you’ll love it

FINISH Broome, Western Australia

Enjoy the magic of camping under an expanse of stars

Shark Bay (Gathaagudu) Kalbarri NP

DESTINATION Australia

ITINERARY

MAX GROUP SIZE 20 PB10

Tunnel Creek

Kalbarri NP

Shark Bay (Gathaagudu)

Darwin El Questro Kununurra Katherine Manning Gorge Nitmiluk NP Windjana Gorge Lake Argyle Broome Pardoo Station Purnululu NP Gibb River Exmouth Cape Range NP Road Yardie Creek Karijini NP Coral Bay NORT HE RN

Broome

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Pardoo Station Exmouth

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Darwin Mitchell Plateau NP Katherine Mt Elizabeth Drysdale Station Station El Questro Galvans Gorge Windjana Lake Argyle Gorge NP Tunnel Creek Broome

Bell Gorge

Nitmiluk NP Edith Falls

N O RT H E R N T Purnululu NP E R R I TO RY

Lake Argyle, Western Australia

Broome, Western Australia Start/Finish

KEY:

15 DAYS

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

12 DAYS

ITINERARY

Kimberley Trail Broome to Darwin

START Broome, Western Australia 1

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 20

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE PKTBD-O TRIP STYLE Original

WHY you’ll love it Learn about the culture of the First Peoples in Tunnel Creek Discover Bell Gorge – a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley Take on the rugged terrain of the Mitchell Plateau in a 4WD Admire the untamed natural beauty of El Questro Wilderness Park Enjoy a full day to explore the gorges of Purnululu National Park

Broome, Western Australia (hostel)

1

Windjana Gorge, Western Australia (camping) – Tunnel Creek

1

Bell Gorge, Western Australia (camping)

1

Mt Elizabeth Station, Western Australia (hotel) – Galvans Gorge

2

Mitchell Plateau NP, Western Australia (camping)

1

Drysdale Station, Western Australia (hotel)

2

El Questro, Western Australia (permanent tented camp)

2

Purnululu NP, Western Australia (camping)

1

Lake Argyle, Western Australia (cabin)

1

Katherine, Northern Territory (permanent tented camp)

1

Darwin, Northern Territory (hotel) – Edith Falls, Nitmiluk NP

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Pardoo Station Exmouth Coral Bay

PHYSICAL

All-terrain vehicle ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (6 nts), hotel (3 nts), permanent tented camp with shared facilities (3 nts), cabin (1 nt), twinshare hostel (1 nt)

Hike through the ancient gorges of Karijini National Park

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinners

Kimberley Trail Broome to Darwin – 15 days (PKTBD-B)

TRANSPORT All-terrain vehicle

Visit intrepidtravel.com/australia for more options.

ACCOMMODATION Resort (5 nts), deluxe safari tent (3 nts), lodge (2 nts), cattle station (1 nt)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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The Pinnacles

oct

nov

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Overnight stop

Place of interest

2

Kalbarri NP (resort) – The Pinnacles

2

Shark Bay (resort)

2

Coral Bay (lodge) – Exmouth

3

Karijini NP (deluxe safari tent)

1

Pardoo Station (cattle station)

1

Broome (resort) – Eighty Mile Beach FINISH Broome, Western Australia

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Thursdays Enter PKOPB on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

START Perth, Western Australia

Experience the Kimberley in Comfort-style accomodation

Spend less money on your adventure and more time under the stars on this Basix-style alternative.

DEPARTURE DATES

Kalbarri NP

ITINERARY

See the cattle stations and mining towns of classic Outback Australia

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Start/Finish

KEY:

Explore Western Australia’s diverse landcapes in rugged style

TRANSPORT

Karijini NP

Perth

Peer into the ecologically diverse underwater world of Ningaloo Reef

INCLUSIONS   

Halls Creek

Fitzroy Crossing

WE S T E RN A US T RA L I A

Shark Bay (Gathaagudu)

WHY you’ll love it

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners

Eighty Mile Beach

Tunnel Creek

TRIP CODE PKOPB TRIP STYLE Comfort

* This trip is available in reverse – enter PKTDB on our website

Selected Saturdays Enter PKTBD-O on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Broome

DESTINATION Australia

FINISH Darwin, Northern Territory 1  

West Coast Encompassed Northbound

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6 DAYS

Eyre Peninsula Overland

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Port Augusta Coodlie Park

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 21

Esperance, Western Australia

10 DAYS

Experience breathtaking activities, like swimming with sea lions

Adelaide

Coodlie Park Margaret River Eyre Peninsula Stirling Range NP Esperance

Adelaide to Perth Overland

KEY:

DESTINATION Australia

ITINERARY

MAX GROUP SIZE 21

Camp at an Outback station and sleep in an Aussie swag

Flinders Ranges

Penong Eucla

Perth

PHYSICAL

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Adelaide, South Australia  

FINISH Adelaide, South Australia

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (4 nts), bush camp with no facilities (1 nt) jan

1

Flinders Ranges, South Australia (bush camp)

1

Coodlie Park, South Australia (farmstay) – Eyre Peninsula

1

Penong, South Australia (camping)

Camp in the remote and tranquil Cape Le Grand National Park

1

Eucla, Western Australia (bush camp) – Nullarbor Plain

Visit boutique wineries on a tasting tour of the Margaret River region

2

Cape Le Grand NP, Western Australia (camping) – Esperance

Journey across the Australian Bight and the sunbaked Nullarbor Plain

2

Stirling Range NP, Western Australia (camping)

Keep an eye out for wallabies in the mighty Flinders Ranges

1

Margaret River, Western Australia (camping)

WHY you’ll love it

Swim with sea lions and dolphins off the Eyre Peninsula

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Esperance & Southwest Adventure

FINISH Perth, Western Australia 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

WE S T E RN A US T RA L I A Perth

Wave Rock

PHYSICAL

Esperance/ Cape Le Grand NP

Fitzgerald River NP Stirling Range NP

Margaret River

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 20

TRIP CODE PE6 TRIP STYLE Basix

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners

TRANSPORT Minibus

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WHY you’ll love it

Starting off in Perth? Check out this adventure that travels from Western to South Australia.

ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (6 nts), bush camp with no facilities (2 nts), farmstay (1 nt)

Perth to Adelaide Overland – 9 days (PA9)

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Find sand, scenery and spectacular wine on Western Australia’s coast

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Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

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ITINERARY START Perth, Western Australia  

MEALS 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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KEY:

INCLUSIONS 

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Overnight stop

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Route/Transport type

Start/Finish

START Adelaide, South Australia

TRIP CODE PAP10 TRIP STYLE Basix

INCLUSIONS 

KEY:

TRANSPORT Minibus Start/Finish

Adelaide

Port Lincoln

FINISH Perth, Western Australia

DEPARTURE DATES

TRANSPORT Minibus ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (4 nts), bush camp with no facilities (1 nt)

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AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Nullarbor Plain Cape Le Grand NP

Eyre Peninsula

Mikkira Station

WHY you’ll love it

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Warren Gorge

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE PNBE TRIP STYLE Basix

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Flinders Ranges


AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Adelaide The Grampians, Victoria

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Nullarbor Plain Eucla Penong Flinders Ranges Perth Cape Le V I C TO R I A Grand NP Coodlie Park Grampians NP Esperance Halls Gap Eyre Stirling Range NP Peninsula Melbourne Adelaide Margaret River Great Ocean Road Warrnambool

13 DAYS

Melbourne to Perth Overland DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 24

PHYSICAL Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Kangaroo Island

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Adventure

Grampians NP

MacKenzie Falls Halls Gap

Melbourne

Warrnambool Loch Ard Gorge Twelve Apostles

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Apollo Bay Great Ocean Road

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

WHY you’ll love it

1

Warrnambool, Victoria (hostel) – Great Ocean Road

1

Halls Gap, Victoria (hostel) – Grampians NP

Take the chance to swim with sea lions and dolphins in Baird Bay

1

Adelaide, South Australia (hostel)

Keep an eye out for koalas high in the gum trees along the worldrenowned Great Ocean Road

1

Flinders Ranges, South Australia (bush camp)

1

Coodlie Park, South Australia (farmstay) – Eyre Peninsula

1

Penong, South Australia (camping)

1

Eucla, Western Australia (bush camp) – Nullarbor Plain

2

Cape Le Grand NP, Western Australia (camping) – Esperance

Witness the stunning blue seas, powder-white sands and secluded bays of Cape Le Grand National Park

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners TRANSPORT Minibus, private vehicle

Give sandboarding a go on the white sand dunes of Kangaroo Island

Stirling Range NP, Western Australia (camping)

1

Margaret River, Western Australia (camping)

Hike through the glorious Grampians National Park

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Halls Gap, Victoria (hostel) – Grampians NP

1

Adelaide, South Australia (hostel) – MacKenzie Falls

1

Vivonne Bay, South Australia (hostel) – Kangaroo Island FINISH Adelaide, South Australia

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

* This is a combo trip, see page 18 for more information

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Warrnambool, Victoria (hostel) – Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Perth, Western Australia

DEPARTURE DATES

1

Walk through Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in search of koalas

Witness the world-renowed Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge

2

1  

START Melbourne, Victoria

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE PASMC-B TRIP STYLE Basix

START Melbourne, Victoria

Hike up to the Pinnacle for impressive views across the Grampians

DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 5

ITINERARY

WHY you’ll love it

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5 DAYS

ITINERARY

TRIP CODE PBANC TRIP STYLE Basix

ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (6 nts), bush camp with no facilities (2 nts), multishare hostel (3 nts), farmstay (1 nt)

V I CTORI A

Vivonne Bay

dec

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TRANSPORT Private vehicle, ferry, transfer coach

Kangaroo Island Adventure – 2 days (PSKI)

ACCOMMODATION Mixe gender multishare hostel (4 nt)

Melbourne to Adelaide – 3 days (PAMA) Visit intrepidtravel.com/australia for more options.

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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

7 DAYS

Discover Tasmania

Sheffield

Cradle Mountain DESTINATION Australia MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Bay of Fires St Helens

Lemonthyme Lodge PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE PUCTD TRIP STYLE Comfort

WHY you’ll love it

Mt Wellington

KEY:

Stop off in Sheffield, Australia’s ‘Town of Murals’

ITINERARY

Hobart

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Minibus

Hobart (hotel) – Mt Wellington

1

Thousand Lakes Lodge (lodge) – Russell Falls

1

Lemonthyme Lodge (lodge)

1

Launceston (hotel) – Cradle Mountain, Sheffield

1

St Helens (hotel) – Bay of Fires

1

Hobart (hotel) – Wineglass Bay

1  

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Hobart, Tasmania

Visit a wildlife sanctuary to see and learn about the Tasmanian Devil

2

Indulge in excellent food and wine as you travel through pristine wilderness and across epic Tasmanian landscapes

Strahan (motel) – Mt Wellington, Lake St Clair, Tarkine, Cradle Mountain NP

1

Launceston (motel)

Gain an insight into the flora and fauna from your expert guide

2

Bicheno (motel) – Freycinet NP, Bay of Fires, Swansea, Richmond

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Hobart, Tasmania 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners

TRANSPORT Minibus

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On a budget or looking to keep things simple? This trip is also available in our Basix style

ACCOMMODATION Motel (5 nts)

FINISH Hobart, Tasmania

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Admire key attractions such as Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Trek along multiple walking trails through the spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park

START Hobart, Tasmania

Experience the mix of imposing granite mountains and inviting beachscapes that makes up Freycinet National Park

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), lodge (2 nts)

Start/Finish

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

Stay in unique accommodation such as the Thousand Lakes Lodge, once an Antarctic training base Visit the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, active in breeding animals that are declining in the wild – most notably the Tasmanian devil

Richmond Hobart

TRIP CODE PNTW6-O TRIP STYLE Original

Russell Falls

Marvel at the famously weird and wonderful Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart

Freycinet NP Swansea

DESTINATION Australia

Wineglass Bay

TA S M A N I A

Strahan Lake St Clair Mt Wellington

MAX GROUP SIZE 24

Thousand Lakes Lodge

Bay of Fires Bicheno

TA S MA NI A

Taste of Tasmania

Launceston

Cradle Mountain Launceston

Tarkine

6 DAYS

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania – 6 days (PNTW6-B) Experience the pristine wilderness of Tasmania from the comfort and simplicity of hostel accommodation

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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New zealand & melanesia

Bay of Islands

N O RT H I S LA N D

Auckland

Taupo Nelson

Rotorua Mt Ruapehu

Abel Tasman NP Punakaiki Wellington Greymouth Marlborough Sounds Franz Josef Glacier Kaikoura Franz Josef Christchurch Lake Wanaka Aoraki Queenstown Mt Cook NP Arrowtown Te Anau SOUTH ISLAND Milford Sound

Start/Finish

KEY:

Hot springs, Taupo

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Christchurch, New Zealand

22 DAYS

1

Christchurch (hotel)

New Zealand Adventure Northbound

1

Greymouth (hotel) – Punakaiki

2

Franz Josef (lodge) – Franz Josef Glacier

3

Queenstown (lodge) – Lake Wanaka

1

Te Anau (hotel) – Arrowtown, Milford Sound

2

Mt Cook NP (lodge) – Aoraki (Mt Cook)

1

Christchurch (hotel)

1

Kaikoura (hotel)

DESTINATION

2

Nelson (lodge) – Abel Tasman NP

1

Wellington (lodge) – Marlborough Sounds

2

Mt Ruapehu (lodge)

2

Rotorua (lodge) – Taupo

2

Bay of Islands (lodge)

New Zealand

MAX GROUP SIZE 15 TRIP CODE

PHYSICAL

PTOACU TRIP STYLE Original

WHY you’ll love it Discover the dynamic beauty of the North and South Islands Cruise along the shimmering waters of picturesque Milford Sound Choose from plenty of adventure activities in thrilling Queenstown Kayak in the Bay of Islands during a full day of optional activities

FINISH Auckland, New Zealand 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Take a guided hike across the extraordinary Franz Josef Glacier

INCLUSIONS 

Short on time or just interested in one island? Try one way!

MEALS 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound – 12 days (PTONU) New Zealand South Island Explorer – 11 days (PTOSU)

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, ferry

WEATHER Christchurch Queenstown Auckland Wellington Franz Josef Rabaul Port Moresby Munda

ACCOMMODATION Lodge (16 nts), hotel (5 nts) Monsoon 25-35ºC Hot & dry 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & dry 0-15ºC Cold & wet 0-15ºC

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NEW ZEALAND

Gain an insight into New Zealand and Melanesia’s natural splendour, unique wildlife and lasting traditions. Aotearoa – the Land of the Long White Cloud – is one of Mother Nature’s true triumphs, with soaring, snow-capped mountains giving way to lush rainforests and sparkling fjords, alongside contemporary urban culture and enduring Māori traditions. Melanesia’s remote cultures, rugged wilderness and war history provide the setting for adventures far removed from the ‘usual’.


NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Wanaka, New Zealand

9 DAYS

10 DAYS

New Zealand Active Adventure

New Zealand South Island Discovery

N O RTH IS L A N D

Auckland Huka Falls Taupo Mt Ruapehu

Whanganui NP

DESTINATION

New Zealand

MAX GROUP SIZE 15

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Original

PTONA

Abel Tasman NP Murchison

DESTINATION

Picton Wellington Nelson

S O U TH IS L A N D

Christchurch

WHY you’ll love it

Queenstown Te Anau

New Zealand PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Comfort

PHCNS

Dunedin Otago Peninsula

Lake Manapouri

MAX GROUP SIZE 15

The Catlins Lake Wilkie Stewart Island

Trek through the breathtaking Catlins, full of falls, caves and forests

Choose your own adrenaline rush from plenty of optional activities

Start/Finish

KEY:

Kayak and hike through the stunning Abel Tasman National Park

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle

Auckland (hotel)

1

Taupo (lodge) – Huka Falls, Mt Ruapehu

2

Whanganui NP (lodge)

1

Wellington (hotel) – Picton

2

Nelson (lodge) – Abel Tasman NP

1

Murchison (hotel)

1  

1

Queenstown (hotel)

1

Wanaka (farmstay)

1

Dunedin (hotel) – Otago Peninsula

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

1

The Catlins (motel) – Lake Wilkie

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, ferry

1

Stewart Island (hotel)

2

Te Anau (hotel) – Lake Manapouri

2

Queenstown (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), farmstay (1 nt), motel (1 nt)

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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FINISH Queenstown, New Zealand 1  

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DEPARTURE DATES

Place of interest

START Queenstown, New Zealand

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Christchurch, New Zealand

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Enjoy plenty of opportunity to get your adrenaline fix in Queenstown

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Be greeted with a traditional hongi ‘hello’ at Lake Wanaka

START Auckland, New Zealand

Sample New Zealand’s world-class wines on an included winery visit

Sample renowned local wines in the Gibbston Valley Cruise along Lake Manapouri to Doubtful Sound past inlets and peaks

ITINERARY

Enjoy a thrilling jet boat adventure along the Whanganui River

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Wanaka

WHY you’ll love it

Experience the wild beauty of New Zealand on this active trip

ACCOMMODATION Lodge (5 nts), hotel (3 nts)

SOUTH ISLAND

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9 DAYS

Papua New Guinea Firedance Festival

Matupit Island

Papua New Guinea

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Original

TESFD

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

DESTINATIONS

Duke of York Islands

Rabaul

PA P U A N E W GUINEA

Kokopo Vunga Village

Travel into the Papua New Guinean highlands to experience the Baining firedance at a local village. Watch the incredible performances and immerse yourself in local life, before

Place of interest

1

Rabaul (hotel)

1

Vunga Village (homestay) – Firedance Festival

with a difference. You will experience a more intimate festival

1

Rabaul (hotel) – Firedance Festival

and get an insight into the culture of the firedance.

1

Duke of York Islands (homestay)

2

Rabaul (hotel)

1

Matupit Island (hotel)

1

Kokopo (hotel)

with the region’s resident dolphins, this limited edition trip has something for anyone who’s after a Pacific adventure

WHY you’ll love it Watch incredible performances as mask-wearing Baining participants chant and dance around and over ceremonial fires Spend time in local villages, sharing meals and stories Experience a traditional sing-sing in the Duke of York islands

Route/Transport type

START Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

military history. With homestays, hotels and an encounter

FINISH Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Visit the War Museum in Rabaul and head underground for a tour of the Japanese tunnels in Kokopo

INCLUSIONS 

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Fiji Expedition – 9 days (TESF) Move beyond the resorts and take an adventure into the heart of Fiji for a deeper island experience.

MEALS 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners 2

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

to discover unrelenting natural beauty and a fascinating

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

exploring the Duke of York Islands and East New Britain

Visit intrepidtravel.com/fiji for more options.

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, boat ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), homestay (2 nts)

3 1. Watch traditional dance and perfomances in the Papua New Guinea highlands. 2. Take time to relax on the shores of the Rabaul coast, where turquoise waters lap the golden sands. 3. Witness the mesmerising Baining firedance ceremony performed at a local village. 4. Admire the elaborate masks created and worn by the Baining people.

DEPARTURE DATES 4

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10 DAYS

The Kokoda Track PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SOLOMON ISLANDS

DESTINATION

PA P U A N E W G U IN E A Kokoda Deniki Alola Templeton’s Crossing Diggers Camp Efogi Naoro Va'ule Creek

Papua New Guinea

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Original

TESA

WHY you’ll love it

Port Moresby

Trek the famous Kokoda Track with a local cooperative Follow in the footsteps of the Allied soldiers who fought in these parts Meet friendly locals and stay in remote villages along the way Hike up mountain spines and through valleys of lush rainforest

KEY:

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

START Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, on foot

FINISH Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

DEPARTURE DATES

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8 DAYS

a tailor-made journey just for you, we can make it happen. Just get in touch with our friendly travel team.

TRIP CODE

TRIP STYLE Original

TESI

SOLOMON IS L A N D S

Munda

Kennedy Island Skull Island

Solomon Islands PHYSICAL

taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world you’re waiting to discover. Whether you’re looking for thrills on one of our hundreds of tours or looking for

Solomon Islands Expedition MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Our small-group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, and travel, eat and sleep the local way. You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader,

ACCOMMODATION Village hut or camping (7 nts), hotel (2 nts)

DESTINATION

Welcome to Intrepid

Tetepare

Titiru

WHY you’ll love it #BeIntrepid

Snorkel and swim through incredibly clear waters and pristine reefs Find out how the World Wars played out in the Pacific as you visit relic-strewn jungles and important battle sites

KEY:

Discover head-hunting traditions of the Solomon Islands on Skull Island

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Munda, Solomon Islands  

FINISH Munda, Solomon Islands

DEPARTURE DATES

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, boat ACCOMMODATION Lodge (4 nts), homestay (2 nts), hotel (1 nt)

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