Intrepid has added 14 new Aussie itineraries to its collection of local tours.
According to the tour operator, the trips are designed to support local communities and celebrate Indigenous Australians’ cultures and histories, as well as mark a new step in Intrepid’s commitment to developing closer to home trips as state borders begin to open up.
The 14 new local adventures span every state and territory, except for the ACT, and add the 22 local trips already on offer that Intrepid launched earlier this year.
As part of the new tours, the operator is including more active and wellness itineraries, as well as highlighting local food and produce.
“Our new local trips allow travellers to confidently get out and back on the road, and discover Australia’s diverse cultures, histories, landscapes, food, wine and more,” said Sarah Clark, Intrepid Travel’s Asia-Pacific managing director.
“After a year when many people have felt isolated, these adventures allow travellers to come together, reconnect, get active, try something new, and support local communities.”
Intrepid has also deepened its support and commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with many trips featuring First Nations experiences.
“Australia is home to the oldest continuing culture in the world, and we felt that this period of travelling closer to home is an opportunity to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and experiences,” Clark said.
“I’m proud that many of our 14 new trips include a First Nations experience, and we will continue to build on this in the future.”
Here’s a peek at some of the highlights:
5-day Warrumbungles Dark Sky Adventure
This trip includes produce tastings, wilderness walks, visits to The Dish observatory and the Three Sisters lookout, and local insight into First Nations cultures in the area.
6-day Margaret River & Albany Adventure
Go tasting wines, cheese and chocolate in the epicurean Margaret River region, spend a unique night surrounded by some of Australia’s animal treasures at Donnelly River Village and get to know the southern coast with wildlife and wilderness experiences in and around Albany.
5-day Queensland Hinterland Adventure
This trip is to the hinterland of southern Queensland, where ancient, World Heritage rainforest, tens of thousands of years of Indigenous stories and culture, and small community hospitality make for an Australian getaway full of food, beaches, walks, culture and amazing nature experiences each day.
5-day Australia: Daintree Family Holiday
This family-focused trip takes clients into the heart of the land the Kuku Yalanji people have called home for 50,000 years, into the complex ecosystem of the forest and deserted white-sand beaches.
They can learn about hunting native plants from a First Nations guide, encounter crocodiles and colourful birds on a cruise through mangrove thickets and walk under heavy green canopy in Mossman Gorge.
5-day Victoria’s Great South West Walk
With sandy white beaches and an abundance of wildlife, clients will discover why it is one of the states’ most underrated regions.
As with all Intrepid Travel trips, the local range is 100 per cent carbon-offset and designed to have a low environmental footprint while having a positive impact on local communities.
The 14 new tours are also combinable with Intrepid’s $99 deposit offer, which is available on all newly created local products and will be applied at the time of booking.