New Australian Travel Tours Highlight Adventure And Responsible Travel

Amy Stewart

Looking to discover a more off-the-beaten track side to Australia? Intrepid Travel, a company well-known for promoting sustainable, purpose-led travel, has introduced a new range of travel tours in time for Australia finally opening its doors to international travelers. These new Australian adventures are designed to support local communities and offer meaningful experiences that celebrate Aboriginal cultures and histories. The new tours also include more active and wellness itineraries, as well as trips that highlight local food and wine.

Premium Kimberley & Bungle Bungles

Find out what makes the Kimberley region special. Learn about the rich First Nations history of the area from Traditional Custodians, take guided walks that illuminate local geography, swim in gorges filled with clear waters and under waterfalls, and hike through red-rock formations and palm oases. From Windjana Gorge and Purnululu National Park to vast El Questro station, the Kimberley simply can’t be topped. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, you’ve found it. From cruising between the sheer, multi-coloured walls of Geikie Gorge to jumping into red rock-ringed waterholes, this is a real back to nature escape.

Premium Red Centre

Join an experienced local leader and group of like minded travelers on a six-day Premium adventure through the outback, discovering the wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs and Kings Canyon. Get to know the awe-inspiring landscapes of Kings Canyon as your local leader introduces you to a world of sandstone formations, rare plants and native wildlife. Understand the connection between the landscapes and the Luritja and Anangu people during a cultural experience in Karrke. Learn about the connection between the land and Aboriginal peoples and enjoy some fantastic local dishes using native bush ingredients.

Trek the Larapinta Trail

This is one of Australia’s lesser known but most spectacular bushwalking and trekking routes. Travelers will hike along the red rock slopes of the West MacDonnell Ranges and enjoy the time to truly connect to Country and appreciate the importance of this place to the local people over thousands of years. Enjoy the unique experience of camping out overnight along the trail, making the most of the remoteness and the star-filled desert skies. Hike to shadowed gorges, snaking riverbanks, open plains and towering mountains filled with a rich diversity of animals and plants, taking in sights like Ormiston Gorge and a rewarding ascent of Mt Sonder. Accommodation is swag camping under the stars – a unique and authentic experience.

Margaret River and Albany Adventure

Immerse yourself in a First Nations tour like no other. A highlight of this 5-day adventure from Perth is an immersive and powerful First Nations cultural experience, giving visitors a snapshot into the history of the land and its peoples. The group will take a short bushwalk identifying traditional medicines in plants and hear a mesmerizing didgeridoo performance inside the cave. There’s also a chance to taste wine, cheese and chocolate and spend a unique night surrounded by kangaroos and emus at Donnelly River Village. The coastline of southern Western Australia is a sight to behold. Admire the vast Busselton Jetty, learn of maritime secrets at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and discover Albany’s shores from multiple angles. You will also be treated to a didgeridoo performance inside the sacred Ngilgi Cave.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sandramacgregor/2022/03/10/new-australian-travel-tours-highlight-adventure-and-responsible-travel/

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