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Site last updated: 26 May 2016

WELCOME to our ACTIVE HOLIDAY NEWS - pages full of interesting and exciting travel ideas both in Australia and overseas.

With almost 30-years of experience we specialise in hotel, inn or lodge-based active holidays such as walking, cycling, e-bikes or mountain biking, trekking, hiking, boating, narrowboats or barging, sailing, sea-kayaking, cooking, painting, horse riding and much, much more.

We provide a wide range of specialist travel brochures or tour flyers (as downloadable pdf files) representing the very best tours and tour operators around the world.

Our specialist staff have information on a wide range of general holiday destinations to help you complete your holiday planning.

Contact our experienced OUTDOOR TRAVEL staff now for all your travel needs:

Call toll free 1800 331 582 from anywhere within Australia or either (03) 5750 1441 or (03) 5755 1743 
EUROPE Walking, Cycling, Riding
Join a small group or self-guided Inn-to-Inn walking holiday in France in Provence or the Dordogne, plan a gourmet wine and cycling holiday in France in Burgundy or Bordeaux, Alsace or the Loire Valley. Search for Italian antiquities on a walk through Tuscany or Umbria or stroll along the majestic coastline of the Cinque Terre or Amalfi.  Hike Mont Blanc in the Swiss Alps or Alpine routes in Austria or Germany.  Explore the many Mediterranean islands such as Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia, Crete or Cyprus.

Join the ancient Pilgrimage trail - The Way of Saint James - walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago in France, across the Pyrenees or in Spain or Portugal. Follow the pilgrim's road to Rome the Via Francigena in Italy.

Ride a horse in Chianti, sea-kayak on the Dalmatian Coast, sail and bike in Croatia, Greece or Turkey. Cycle the west coast of Ireland, cycle the Loire Valley or Burgundy, in Provence or Bordeaux in France, along the River Danube or in Switzerland, Austria, Poland or Romania.

Why not go walking in England Coast to Coast? Explore the Lake District; walk across the Yorkshire Moors, Exmoor or along the Cotswolds Way. See the Highlands or islands of Scotland, the spectacular Ring of Kerry or the West Coast of Ireland - we have lots more destinations available.

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EUROPE Boating, Barging, Sailing
In England we offer canal boat holidays including traditional self-drive narrowboat cruising.  We offer self-skippered boats in bases in France, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland and Holland.  Upmarket fully-inclusive Hotel Barge cruises are available in the most popular regions of France and other waterways or  Europe.

Why not join our like-minded small groups of people on our Bike & Barge or Bike & Boat cycling cruises in France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Romania, Hungary, Scotland or in Italy? - for a full list of our holidays see 'What's New'

Why not try sailing with cycling
in Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Montenegro or Vietnam or from Tuscany or Venice or in Sardinia in Italy.

LATEST OFFERS - call us for early booking discounts or last minute availability for barge and river cruises & self-skippered motor cruisers in Europe - call 1800 331 582

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NEW ZEALAND Walking, Cycling, Sea Kayaking
Walk the famous Milford Sound Track guided walk staying in comfortable lodges or independently as a freedom walker in DOC huts.  Explore the very popular Abel Tasman Coast on foot or by kayak, the Hollyford Valley Walk, Tongariro Crossing, Queen Charlotte Walk or the Routeburn Track.

For a more challenging hike the Ball Pass Trek will take you to snow and ice in the foothills of Mount Cook

Take our unique cycling holidays on either or both islands on the Otago Rail Trail or Blenheim & Marlborough the 'Sauvignon Blanc' wine capital of the world.

Combine walking, cycling AND sea-kayaking in a NEW holiday in the Nelson / Abel Tasman region - the sunniest corned of New Zealand.

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Section for the Travel Industry only - we work with travel agents from all over the world - find our latest brochure request forms, current price lists, booking forms, newsletters, special discount offers, flyers & travel information.

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Last Updated: 26 / 5 / 2016

* Bike & Barge, Boating Discounts & Availability 2016
* Great-value Airfares to Europe 2016
* Walking NZ, Australia & Europe Dec/Jan 2016
* Walking or Hotel Barging & Narrowboats 2015
* Bike & Barge Cycling Cruises in Europe 2015

Click Here for all 2016 tours and prices

Brochures are available for 2016 for some tours but increasingly we are putting tour details or e-brochures on this website under 'What's New'.

For brochures or further information on anything in this website contact us by email:

Or call us toll free (within Australia only) on 1800 331 582 or +613 5750 1441 (from outside Australia) or write to us or visit our office in the beautiful township of Bright in North-East Victoria. For information on Bright see:


For every holiday - regardless of destination - we highly recommend you consider buying travel insurance. We can help you to select the right cover for the destinations you are travelling to with our travel insurance partners.

Call Outdoor Travel now on (03) 57 501 044 for a great-value insurance quote from one of our trained and experienced staff.

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Outdoor Travel has operated in Victoria as a travel agent for over 25-years and is an accredited member of two major Australian tourism associations:

Our staff are qualified and experienced travel industry professionals, we are ready to help with all your holiday planning and reservations.

  Outdoor Travel Pty  Ltd
  Shop 2/12 Anderson St. BRIGHT,
  Victoria 3741, Australia

  Mail:   P.O. Box 286, Bright, VIC 3741, Australia
  Tel:  (+61) 03 5750 1441
  Fax:  (+61) 03 5750 1020

  Outdoor Travel Pty Ltd has operated in Victoria as a travel agent for over 25-years.
  Our staff are qualified and experienced travel industry professionals.

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