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Australia Travel Tips

Land and 4WD Journeys

We are very excited to have you join us to explore Australia. Below are a few key bits of information you will want to know before departing on your Australian Travelmarvel Land and 4WD adventure.  

Manage Your Booking  |  Arrival Information  |  On Tour  |  Returning Home  |  Find Out More

Before You Go

Applicable to Heritage Adventurer

All guests must complete a health declaration prior to boarding.

IMPORTANT- Valid passports are required on all Australia and New Zealand cruises. All guests must present their passport on embarkation, and it must be valid for the duration of the cruise.

We highly recommend that you obtain comprehensive medical and travel insurance to cover your entire time away from home. Be sure to pack your policy in case you need to make a claim while travelling. It is also worth adding your insurance policy details and flight numbers to your Tour Personaliser, so all your important travel information is in one place.
Approximately three weeks before your tour you will receive all the documents required ahead of your trip via email, including any flights and hotel reservations made with Travelmarvel.

If you have a food allergy or medical condition which needs to be managed on tour, please advise your Booking Agent before departure, and inform your Tour Director on arrival. It is also worth packing a small medical kit, as though there will be pharmacies along your tour, they can be difficult to access, and a prescription may be required for some medications.

Suggested Packing List:

  • A general-purpose antibiotic (e.g. azithromycin)
  • Cold and flu medication
  • Your preferred pain medication
  • Medicine for gastric upsets
  • Band-Aids and blister pads
If you have a food allergy or another condition that needs to be managed on tour, please advise your booking agent as soon as possible, as well as your Tour Director upon arrival, as most suppliers require advance notice to accommodate this.
We ask that you pack your required items into ONE suitcase, which is to weigh no more than 20kg (44lbs) and measure (length + width + depth) no more than 160 cm (63 inches). A small day bag or backpack to take onboard is also recommended.

It is recommended that you consider the time of year you are travelling and bring a variety of warm and cool clothing to suit the climate. Pack sufficient lightweight, comfortable clothing and ensure you have appropriate footwear. Drip-dry clothing is easy to launder and does not require ironing.

Summer (December to February) – Australia is warm to hot, with occasional thunderstorms in the north. We recommend light clothes and loose natural fibres, which are good for humid tropical regions.

Winter (June to August) – Southern winters are cool and inland nights are cold. We suggest medium-weight woollens, a coat and raincoat. In the north, it will be warm and dry but cool at night.

Manage Your Booking

Four people on the balcony at Bruhl Palace

How do I manage my booking?

To view your booking and make changes, you can login to your Tour Personaliser.
View of tour director with passenger, refocused

What is my membership level?

Become a member with Travelmarvel and earn rewards when you travel. To register, or find your membership tier, login to the Loyalty Portal.

Arrival Information

Clear blue skies, sweeping view of the Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

Airport Transfers

Upon arrival at the airport on the first day of your tour (or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation with Travelmarvel), you will be welcomed by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel. Airport transfers cannot be re-routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Transfers must be booked and flight details advised to Travelmarvel at least 60 days prior to travel, otherwise transfers cannot be guaranteed. 

While On Tour

4WD Vehicles
Our custom built 4WD vehicles are designed to take you over rugged terrain in comfort, safety, and style. As standard they feature: seat belts, air-conditioning, a toilet/restroom, PA system, reclining seats and large tinted windows to protect you from the sun, while providing unimpeded views.

Touring Coaches
Travelmarvel’s modern coaches provide you with premier touring. As standard, they feature seat belts, air-conditioning with individual controls, a toilet/restroom, a video screen, reclining seats with footrests, phone communication extending to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Australia only), panoramic windows and plenty of room to be comfortable on your journey.

On tour a good level of health and fitness is required to undertake walks in hot conditions or uneven terrain. If you have trouble with balance walking poles can be a great help. Before your tour we recommend walking three times a week to build up your fitness.

Early Starts
Our Western Australia and Kimberley tours often have early starts, so be prepared to get up before the sunrise.

Seat Rotation
To ensure everyone gets to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system will be employed.

Great cuisine is an integral part of your Travelmarvel experience, and we ensure that many of your dining events will be memorable holiday experiences. We pay careful attention to the negotiation of our menus, to ensure choice and a healthy variety of quality food that caters to all tastes is offered. Meals are always accompanied by tea and coffee. Meals that are included in your tour price are clearly indicated on your itinerary.

* Dietary requests will always be taken into consideration and fulfilled where possible, but they cannot be guaranteed. If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us as soon as possible.

Personal Expenses
You will need money to cover refreshments, meals (when not included) and activities on free days. You may also wish to budget for non-touring activities that do not appeal to everyone but will be made available, such as scenic flights, helicopter rides or cruises, to mention but a few.

Dress Code
Most people dress casually on tour, however, for the evenings you might want to wear something a little smarter.

You will not need to bring a lot of luggage on tour, as most of the hotels utilised offer free or coin-operated laundry facilities. Ironing facilities are also available either in the hotel laundry or supplied in your room.

4WD coach travelling on a dirt road through with the Bungle Bungles in background

Returning Home

View of Aboriginal playing didgeridoo


There are different restrictions for each state on which products can and cannot be imported into Australia. For up-to-date information go to the Australian Customers and Border Protection website.

Find Out More

For a more extensive guide to your trip over Australia, you can read our Tour Guide specific to your destination. which covers everything from dining to your destination’s climate.

Clear skies, brilliant red Ayers Rock at dusk

Northern Territory

APT 4WD in foreground of the Bungle Bungle Range, WA

4WD Kimberley

View of beach at Cape York, Queensland


woman with icecream at bridestowe lavender farm, tasmania


Rocky cliffs abutting the Indian Ocean below

Western Australia

Explore More

Four people on the balcony at Bruhl Palace

Flexible Bookings

Everyone likes more flexibility. If you’d like freedom to change your plans, our flexible booking policies allow you to cancel and move your holiday to another time.
Woman walking along Mount Cook national park boardwalk, South Island New Zealand

All Taken Care Of

We make planning your travel experience as seamless as it can be. Our travel experts can look after all aspects of your journey. There’s 24/7 emergency support and we’ll keep you updated on any travel requirements. 
Couple on the deck of a boat

Safe Journeys

Your health – and that of your family, as well as our staff and crew – is Travelmarvel’s highest priority. You can rely on our industry-leading health protocols, to help ensure everyone’s health and wellbeing.