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Adventure Tours Australia

Adventure Tours Australia

Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

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Number of tours
16
Age Range
8-99
Number of reviews
45
Rating
4.3/5
Response rate
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Response time
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Adventure Tours Australia Reviews (46)

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Accommodation
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Transportation
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Meals
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Value for money
3.5/5
Guide
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  • 5 Day 4WD Top End Adventure reviewer 1

    5 Day 4WD Top End Adventure

    5.0Excellent
    Written on August 16th, 2015
    As described by DATa friendly group leaded by a female guide, very informative and kind. She even know how to perfectly drive the 4wd truck. Amazing places, lot…
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  • 9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Explorer reviewer 2

    9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Explorer

    4.5Excellent
    Written on June 28th, 2015
    Awesome trip that I will always remember. Was such an amazing experience and the itinerary covered so much. Disco Dave is the best tour guide you could ask for.…
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  • 4 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Explorer inc Kangaroo Island reviewer 3

    4 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Explorer inc Kangaroo Island

    4.5Excellent
    Written on April 27th, 2015
    If you choose this tour, you'll have two guides one for Kangaroo Island and one for Adelaide to Melbourne, they are very helpful and nice. Awesome things you'll…
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  • AM

    3 Day Uluru Explorer

    4.0Good
    Written on March 20th, 2015
    Our tour was much better than we expected. Very good experience with many highlights (drinking champagne while Uluru sunset, aboriginal guide experience, sleepi…
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  • W

    10 Day Coast and Karijini

    2.0Rather poor
    Written on January 12th, 2015
    We were attracted by this tour because of the beautiful sites and photos we could see on brochures. Mother Nature was a real marvel to discover. But we had to s…
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  • 3 Day Rock the Centre (Ayers Rock to Alice Springs) reviewer 6

    3 Day Rock the Centre (Ayers Rock to Alice Springs)

    5.0Excellent
    Written on December 24th, 2014
    I am from France. I did the tour with my girlfriend back in 2013, around August. Our guide, named Sheldon, was great. He was funny and interesting. The sites in…
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  • Overnight Uluru Trip (camping) reviewer 7

    Overnight Uluru Trip (camping)

    5.0Excellent
    Written on November 16th, 2014
    Amazing! My boyfriend, friend and myself booked a spur of the moment trip to escape Brisbane during the G20 weekend and had the most amazing time! we were greet…
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  • D

    Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland

    4.5Excellent
    Written on August 30th, 2014
    I took part to this tour this month and I want to write this additional review because I have had a wonderful time. The tour was really well organized with a go…
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  • K

    3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Adventure

    5.0Excellent
    Written on May 15th, 2014
    Our Trip was Fantastic - the pre-tour information was spot on pick up service was brilliant , Tour itineray & activities Brilliant I Rate this Tour 10/10 had …
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  • 3 Day Rock the Centre (Ayers Rock to Alice Springs) reviewer 10

    3 Day Rock the Centre (Ayers Rock to Alice Springs)

    5.0Excellent
    Written on April 20th, 2014
    I'm from Korea. I was in Austrailia at 4/4/2014. i got tour of Uluru. It was awesome. Because I met very kind and professional Nick who is Guide of Uluru Tour…
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About Adventure Tours Australia

Adventure Tours is the leading small group tour operator in Australia. We're a bunch of Aussies that have been leading travellers through this big ol’ continent over the past 25 years. 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 at it. We take one comfy, air-con equipped 4WD or minibus, load it up with a knowledgeable guide, a bunch of fellow adventurers, tents, swags and some packed picnics, then head out into the wilds. The whole outfit is far more your classic Aussie road trip than it is a standard charter bus tour – just with someone looking after the driving and navigating for you.

Story

Since the early 1990s, Adventure Tours Australia have been showing travelers the sites and letting them experience all that is great about Australia. Originally starting with a single bus and shuttling backpackers from Alice Springs to Uluru a couple of times a week, the company has turned into the countries most awarded local tour company.

Six weeks after handing out a few fliers and that first shuttle, the small company was running tours every day, and they were filling up fast! One bus became a fleet of vehicles, the single guide turned into a team of them, and Adenture Tours Australia was born.

The company may have grown, but the improtant things are still the same; an expert guide, a sense of adventure, and grassroots adventures through Austrsalia and New Zealand. By still working closely with the Indigenous communities, Adventure Tours Australia is proud they can offer something that you won’t find on the regular standard bus tour or day trip.

Highlights

Welcome to the Land Down Under
See the real Australia
Cultural experiences
Expert local guides

Why Adventure Tours Australia

Variety Of Tours
Adventure Tours Australia offers a variety of tour styles, including sleeping in a swag under the stars, to a soft pillow in a permanent camp. They aim to have a tour that will suit each person and budget, and cater for all levels of adventure. Pair this with their expert guides, and you will have a trip full of memories to last you a lifetime.

Different Adventure Styles
By offering 3 different adventure styles to match your preferred way to travel, it means they have a tour to match what you’re looking for throughout Australia and New Zealand. Their tours are also designed from the ground up to take into account different group sizes and activity levels, so that it is enjoyable for all group members.

Adventure Tours Australia Benefits

Local, Experienced Guides
The guides with Adventure Tours Australia are the best in the business, and have to go through an extensive training process before they get to start leading groups. The skills they learn include first aid, driver training, mechanical operations, bushcraft, geology, botany, history, cooking skills, national parks and Aboriginal culture. By having these guides available to you, it means you have someone there to make sure you’re having a great time, as well as ensuring that everything on the trip will run smoothly.

Inclusive Pricing
Adventure Tours Australia prices include all the extras, such as national park fees, most of the meals and the best activities around. This way, there is no surprises when you’re out on the road. As well as this, there is options and time where its available to take on optional extras like helicopter rides, bungy jumping and swimming with whale sharks, so you can make the most of your trip.

Unique Experiences
By traveling with Adventure Tours Australia, you will get to experience adventures in the outback only accessible by 4WD, as well as visit famous Australian watering holes, experience Aboriginal culture, and even sleep in the great outdoors under the stars. While having a great time and seeing what Australia has to offer, you will also be educated on the local area and country, ensuring that the trip is enjoyable and educational.

Questions & Answers

  • Is it possible to smoke and drink on the vehicle?

    No. Australian government regulations prohibit smoking and the drinking of alcohol inside tourist vehicles in Australia (smoking and drinking should be limited to stops along the route).
  • What is the age requirements on the tour?

    All tours are open aged. With the exception of the East Coast Sydney and Cairns tours (which are 18-39 years only). There is no maximum age limit, and travelers on tour may have a wide range of ages. Children may travel on the following tours: Explorer and Safari tours: minimum age 7 years. All tours in Western Australia/Kimberley: minimum age 12 years. NT Unleashed tours are not recommended for travellers under 18 years.
  • What is the climate in Australia and New Zealand?

    Australia is a large country with weather conditions varying considerably from one region to another. Generally, travellers can expect high temperatures in the summer (Dec-Feb), often extending into autumn, with lower temperatures at night and during winter (Jun-Aug), particularly in southern Australia where conditions can change quickly. The top half of Australia, particularly the Northern Territory, is known for its 'wet' (Oct-Mar) and 'dry' (Apr-Sept) seasons. New Zealand has a sub-tropical to temperate climate but be prepared for lower temperatures during winter (Jun-Aug) and Adventure Tours recommend you bring a good wind and/or waterproof jacket, as well as warm clothing, year-round.
  • What type of vehicles are used on the tour?

    The vehicle types include a 21 and a 24 seater mini-bus, as well as 4WD trucks which seat between 16 and 27 passengers. Some tours may use a combination of vehicles types. Vehicle types are subject to change at any time, depending on operational requirements.
  • What is the accommodation on the tour?

    Accommodation depends on the booked tour. A range of accommodation is offered from basic bush camping, dorm, hostel and shared backpacker facilities to farm stays, hotels, and even sailboats. Adventure Tours also have their own campsites, with great facilities, which they use whenever possible.
  • What is the recommended amount of water to drink while on the tour?

    Doctors advise that 2-3 litres (10-12 glasses) of water per day is essential when travelling in Australia. All vehicles carry adequate water supplies. Weather conditions in summer can be very warm - hiking requires an intake of 1.5 litres of water per hour.
  • What types of food are offered on the tour?

    Adventure Tours offers fresh food wherever possible and the meals are nutritious and varied. They cater to vegetarian or gluten intolerant diet, but for travellers that have very specific dietary needs they may need to provide their own food, and it should be discussed at the time of booking. For breakfast Adventure Tours supply cereals, toast, tea and coffee. Lunch is usually a self-serve sandwich and salads; in the evening they have a cooked dinner. Some tours, such as Safari tours, have a focus on 'bush tucker', giving the travellers the chance to experience uniquely Australian cuisine.
  • What level of fitness is required on the tour?

    Travellers are required to be physically fit when joining the tour since the tour involves hiking through gorges, swimming in waterfalls and directly experiencing the environment. Adventure Tours reserve the right to assess the travellers ability to participate at check-in.
  • Is it required to participate in any activities on the tour?

    For most of the tours (except Safari tours), passengers are expected to help prepare food, wash dishes and generally assist the guide as directed.
  • How much luggage is required for the tour?

    Maximum luggage should be 15 KGS (except KAKADU tours which are MAXIMUM 10KGS) in a backpack or soft overnight bag with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sun block etc. It is recommended to plan ahead and arrange to store bulky items at pre-tour accommodation.
  • What things do I need to bring on the tour?

    Each tour requires all the basic things to bring on any trip e.g. toiletries, towels, camera and extra money for optional snacks and activities. Due to the nature of the tours, Adventure Tours recommend bringing sturdy walking shoes (preferably ankle high), swimming gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, fly net to cover your head if you are bothered by flies (outback tours particularly) and motion sickness tablets (recommended on NZ and boat tours). For tours with camping nights (Unleashed and Explorer tours), you will be required to bring a pillow and sleeping bag (sleeping bag can be purchased for AUD $30 from us prior to departure if you don't have your own). Sleeping bags/pillows are not necessary for fully accommodated tours eg those in Tasmania, between Adelaide, Melbourne, and the East Coast. Please note that on tours operated by Nullabor Traveller (tour codes PSOW3, PE6, PA9, and PAP10), sleeping bags are NOT available to hire or purchase - you must bring your own.
  • Where is the pick up location of the tour?

    All tours have a default pick up point. In most locations that the tours depart from, there are pick ups from a range of different accommodations around the town or city centre. If you let us know in advance, your driver/ guide can usually pick you up from your chosen accommodation. For tours departing from Ayers Rock: travellers will need to provide their incoming flight details so that travellers will be advised where and when to meet the tour.
  • Are travellers required to bring sleeping bags?

    Sleeping bags are required for Unleashed and Explorer style tours with camping nights. Travellers can bring their own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one from Adventure Explore for $30 and pick it up on the morning of the tour.
  • What if the travellers have special dietary requirements?

    For travellers with special dietary requirements or food allergies, please let TourRadar know once you've made your booking. Adventure Tours are able to cater for vegetarian, gluten free, and lactose free diets, and for most food allergies. For selected tours, vegan diets is catered and passengers with strict dietary requirements are required to assist with cooking of their meals on these select tours.
  • What information does Adventure Tours need before I travel?

    When booking your tour with us, please let us know of any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, allergies etc), if you will need to pre-purchase a sleeping bag for tours requiring one, or your preferred pick up location (if you do not want to be picked up from the Default pick up point).

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