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Guiding small groups to Australia's top remote destinations

Get off the beaten tourist-track on an Australian walking holiday with one of Australia’s most experienced trekking and active travel operators.

With a portfolio of over 26 mainland and 25 Tasmanian itineraries, our exclusive Australian walking holiday itineraries are based on over 40 years experience in creating trekking and active holidays in Australia's wildest, remotest and most spectacular pockets.

Our itineraries offer an unbeatable experience of Australia’s greatest wilderness destinations in the most appropriate style for that environment. Because we are committed to wilderness travel, we also offer a couple of itineraries that involve alternative means of getting about, like white water rafting, sea kayaking and even camel-supported trips.

Our groups are small (between 8 to 16 people) so as to minimise impact and maximise experience of the wilderness. Our leaders are some of the most experienced in the field and they delight in sharing their local knowledge and insights with the group.

Embracing the lands in which we walk

Australian Walking Holidays & World Expeditions Travel Group wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Central and Western Arrernte Country, Arnhem Land and Top End Regions for allowing us the opportunity to share and experience these wilderness regions.

We believe travel is about embracing the nature, culture and people of each destination, which is why we strive to create unique and innovative adventures that give travellers an immersive experience in a destination, with minimal impact to the environment.

We believe travelling is more than just sight-seeing and advocate for "slow tourism"
- taking time to absorb, enjoy and savour the experience.

Our passion lies in the remote and rural landscapes of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Far from the concrete jungles of cities and urban sprawls, where wedge tailed eagles soar and eucalyptus trees are home to hundreds of native birds; where sleeping under the stars in the middle of the wilderness shows the true beauty of the stars and the Milky Way. 

We live and breathe active travel in Australia’s remote corners. With over 40 years experience comes an unparalleled passion, dedication and ambition to provide the most special and immersive experiences. We are proud of our small group tours, and love sharing the beauty and experiences of Australia’s diverse landscape with you, our travellers.

Our guides bring a wealth of experience to our trips in Central Australia |  <i>Peter Walton</i> Experienced and professional Larapinta Trail guides |  <i>Gavin Yeates</i> Our guides will prepare you tea and snacks as you relax in the afternoons |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i> Our guides offer a weath of knowledge |  <i>Peter Walton</i>

Our experiences are... 

  • Transformative

    When you embark on an active adventure, you go through a process of transformation: learning about your physical, mental and emotional capacity. Active adventures can broaden your perspectives, get you closer to nature and give you a newfound appreciation for the protection and conservation of the land.

  • Adventurous

    Australia is full of exciting and adventurous experiences – whether its trekking the Red Centre or a full pack adventure in Tasmania.

  • Challenging

    We know that challenging yourself physically and mentally can be one of the most fulfilling and worthwhile experiences, and we encourage travellers to step outside their comfort zones to experience a challenge in nature.

  • Natural

    Australia is a vast landscape with spectacular natural beauty and some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. Whether it’s our desert landscape, lush tropics, wild and remote islands or rugged coastlines, nothing beats being immersed in nature!

  • Welcoming

    Whether you’re an experienced trekker or a first timer looking for a beginners active adventure, you can be guaranteed you will be joining a guided trek of supportive, likeminded individuals  who are eager to get the most out of the trip. It’s not uncommon to make lifelong friends on our trips.

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