Especially in Victoria where you’ve got a whole host of things to do and places to visit. 

Fortunately for you, this lot come recommended by fellow backpackers.

Meet the finalists for ‘Victoria: Best Tour/Activity’ at this year’s Golden Backpack Awards…


Adventure Tours Australia

Adventure Tours Australia is an award-winning travel company specialising in small group tours. Adventure travel is a mind set and these guys have been bringing together like-minded people for more than 20 years. They know how to get to the heart of a destination and say their guides are the best in the business. From the outback to the coast, Adventure Tours Australia offers three unique tour styles designed to deliver an unforgettable, authentic taste of Australia and New Zealand no matter what your budget is.


Autopia Tours

With more than 20 years’ experience in providing small group adventure, Autopia Tours prides itself on knowing what you want. With maximum group sizes of 24 passengers, it won’t squeeze you in among 50 other travellers. Autopia keeps group size small so you can relax, enjoy your tour and talk to your fellow passengers in comfort. The driver guides are the heart and soul of the company. All Aussies, they are knowledgeable and love showing off their beautiful country. The informative commentary will be a highlight of your tour. Like you they are world travellers, have a sense of adventure and don’t take life to seriously.


Bunyip Tours

Bunyip Tours has been offering fun, adventurous tours for more than 10 years and provides a variety of trips in an environmentally responsible way. Its team of energetic and experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable journey to Victoria’s premier destinations. Drop into the office in bustling Melbourne to meet the friendly crew and check out the Neighbours merchandise. Love it. P.S. The Bunyip is a mythical, dreamtime creature that is said to inhabit swamps and billabongs and preys upon those who venture where they shouldn’t go. If you  get a photo of a Bunyip then you will get the tour for free!



G-Adventures has grown from a one-man show nearly 25 years ago to a company of more than 1,350 staff worldwide, and from offering a handful of trips in Latin America to hundreds of adventures spanning the globe. What hasn’t changed is G-Adventures’ passion for making sure you get behind the scenes to experience the real world in an authentic and sustainable manner. Offering an inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions, the award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.


Groovy Grape Tours

Groovy Grape prides itself on providing good value, all-inclusive Australian adventure tours. Specialists in southern and central Australia, its team of ‘Groovy Guides’ aim to make your outback adventure as fun, flexible and unforgettable as possible. Taste some of the most delicious wine in the Barossa Valley, spot sea lions on Kangaroo Island, hike mountains in the Grampians, watch the sun set over the Twelve Apostles and eat breakfast as the sun rises at Uluru. Groovy Grape Tours caters especially for the youth, adventure traveller and backpacker who want fun, informative, adventurous trips.


Wildlife Tours Australia

Wildlife Tours Australia offers an exciting range of Great Ocean Road tours, Phillip Island Penguin Parade tours, Grampians tours, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne to Adelaide tours. The company has a great selection of one, two and three-day adventures that offer informative, entertaining and interactive experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.