Australia

Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

Cabins

Stay in quality cabins outside of cities that are well maintained with good facilities. These properties may be basic, however we ensure they offer you a truly authentic experience.

Semi-permanent wilderness camps

Exclusive to our travellers, the camps feature hot showers, twin share tents with raised beds, sit down toilets, a communcal tent with lounges and a campfire for warmth. Designed to minimise impact on the environment, the camps boast a sleek architectural design and magnificent views of the landscape and night sky.

Camping

Enjoy quality camping with twin share tents or a swag under the stars. Some camps are inside National Parks featuring good toilet facilities, often on raised timber platforms with rainwater tanks and composting toilets.

Boats

Spend your nights at sea in well-equipped, twin share cabins. Depending on the vessel, ablutions are either shared or ensuite.

Huts

The style of private hut accommodation varies by destination, offering twin or multi-share rooms with shared ablutions.


Blessed with wide-open spaces and dramatic wilderness, vibrant modern cities, dynamic arts traditions and a rich multicultural society, Australia is an extraordinary destination. It may be a long way to come for most of the world’s inhabitants, but once you’re here, it’s easy to get around, easy to make friends and easy to fall in love with the unique landscapes and culture of Australia.

From sunburnt outback and forest-clad mountains to tropical rainforest, meandering rivers, deserted beaches and cosmopolitan cities, there’s such a staggering variety of landscapes and experiences on offer here that your biggest challenge will be narrowing down an itinerary.

Hike, bike or kayak among the raw, majestic beauty of the Australian environment; trek the stunning Larapinta Trail or the Overland Track; surf and snorkel spectacular beaches and dive technicolour coral reefs. Explore unique flora, fauna and landscapes; indulge in local wines and produce; and connect with Australia’s ancient indigenous cultural traditions.

Head to Sydney for convict history, Australia's oldest pubs and dazzling views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House; soak up culture, coffee and street art in Melbourne's vibrant laneways; and tour Tasmania's stunning wilderness, slow-food trails and the unmissable Museum of Old and New Art.

Tour vibrant cities and cultural highlights, unwind in unspoiled nature, or challenge yourself with a host of high-energy activities. No matter which style of Australian adventure you desire, World Expeditions can get you deep into the heart of this remarkable continent.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.


 

Currency
Australian Currency notes

Australian Dollar

Most major currencies are easily changed in major cities and towns.

Credit card facilities and ATM’s are available in most cities, however it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code

+61

Electricity
Type I plug

Electricity in Australia is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The pin type is I (3 flat prong).

Visas

Most visitors to Australia require a visa obtained prior to arrival.

Passport holders from the following countries can apply for the Australian Tourist Visa online prior to their arrival which allows you a stay in Australia for up to 3 months:

Canada

United States

United Kingdom

New Zealand passport holders do not need to obtain a visa prior to arrival they will be granted a visa on arrival.

*All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.


Find your Australia trip

 

Eco-campsites

We have built four semi-permanent campsites along the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia, in conjunction with the traditional landowners and Northern Territory Parks, allowing us to minimise our environmental footprint while benefiting the local communities.

Ecotourism certification

Many of the itineraries offered by Tasmanian Expeditions and Australian Walking Holidays have achieved Ecotourism Certification at the ECO IV level. The ECO Certification Program is a world first and has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

Indigenous tourism

We are continually pioneering experiences with Aboriginal communities to empower them to develop cultural tourism as a means of income. Indigenous tourism educates travellers by giving them unique insights into the Aboriginal culture, which in turn fosters understanding and tolerance.



Our all inclusive approach

Our Australian adventures offer exceptional value for money incorporating as many inclusions as possible in every tour such as meals, transport, entrance fees and permits.

Authentic experiences

Our range of activte itineraries covers some of the most dramatic and inspiring landscapes across Australia. From hikes in the rugged Red Centre and lush forest escapes to cycling in Tasmania and rafting the Franklin River, our adventures allow you to discover the pristine wilderness under your own steam.

World firsts

We proudly pioneered guided experiences on the world famous Overland Track, the Larapinta Trail and the Franklin River, making our knowledge and experience in the region second to none.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Australia. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.


What it's like trekking the Larapinta Trail