Trekkers participate in a big tree dance on the Overland Track |  <i>Gary Hayes</i> A group trekkers admiring the view along the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Peter Walton</i> A happy group posing in front of the Bungle Bungles |  <i>Holly Van De Beek</i> A team photo on the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Latonia Crockett</i> Camel trekkers in the Flinders

Private group travel

Experience Australia YOUR way

Imagine bringing your favourite people together to create cherished memories by sharing experiences like trekking the Larapinta Trail, embarking on the Jatbula Trail, trekking the Overland Track or exploring Kakadu. 

To share a private Australian Walking Holidays experience with just your own group, organise a private departure with our groups consultant. 

A private group trip is the ultimate way to see Australia how YOU want. If you need to you can alter one of our pre-existing itineraries to match your interests and choose a departure date that suits your group. Or, you can create a new custom made itinerary completely from scratch.

Why go private?

Private group travel is for travellers who seek cultural experience, group or family bonding adventure, an educational adventure or just plain fun in the great outdoors without having to compete with the interests of travellers who may have different objectives to your own. Here are some of the reasons you might wish to organise a private group:

  • Perfect for friends and special-interest groups

    Private departures are ideal for clubs and other groups who share special interests like trekking and travel. Let our experts take care of all the planning and logistics, while you and your group enjoy your private wilderness adventure.

  • Tailored itineraries

    We provide private departures on any of our regular itineraries, usually based on a minimum group of 8 paying passengers (depending on the trip). Want to personalize your trip to really make it yours? A private departure of any existing itinerary includes all the advantages of travelling with Australian Walking Holidays, with the ability to tailor the trip to your own needs and wants. Plus, you get to enjoy our daily orchestration, and the best of travelling companions, our guides, who know your destinations inside and out.

  • Individual Itineraries

    Our expertise helps makes your adventure come to life literally. We will liaise closely with you to work out the best people places and things to visit, the right time to visit them and what you’ll need to take with you along the way. Whatever your group size, we’ll design the inclusions that suit your unique needs. All your trip logistics are taken care of by us, from including excellent local guides each day, to organising permits, local transport, conservation, cultural or philanthropic experiences and much more. Your group will be left free to focus on the destinations, sharing the excitement of new discoveries and the pleasures of time spent together.

  • Exceptional Quality and Reliability

    Australian Walking Holidays is an exclusive ground operator as well as retail tour operator. We run almost all of the trips we create and sell, using our own guides in our own vehicles. Because we are the actual ground operator for our key trips, we can provide exceptional quality and reliability for the trips that we operate.

  • Unbeatable destination knowledge

    We have the expertise, guides, equipment, permits and insurance to take you group almost anywhere in Australia. Because we actually create the trips we operate, our knowledge of the destinations is unbeatable. Our guides are true professionals and have worked with us for years to create fantastic trips, that knowledge from the field filters throughout the business, from reservations to management.

  • Great Value

    Booking direct with the operator, you do not have to pay exorbitant commissions to travel agents. By owning our own operations, we also have fantastic flexibility; we can create special itineraries and private group charters easily.

  • Guaranteed Departures

    We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best.

  • Personalised Service

    Each of our private groups receives personalised service from our experienced Groups Manager, who is dedicated to enriching your journey, offering local insight, adding unique personal perspective, and generally making each trip the very best it can be.


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