Just in time for your annual New Year’s resolutions, Austin Adventures has an all-new lineup of travel-worthy hiking tours and itineraries. While we are all planning to get in shape, try new things, be more active and travel more in the New Year, these new tours and hiking expeditions can help will all of the above. Bring the older kids or head off with your partner on an international journey filled with local experiences and active adventures.
We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the stories, but 2019 might be the time to actually go on that Australian adventure with the family. It’s a wild, incredibly beautiful and surprisingly accessible terrain, making the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk an all-ages trip of a lifetime. Spend just part of your Australian vacation along this four-day guided walk, traveling west from Castle Cove to the world-famous Twelve Apostles.
The entire trip covers 25–35 miles while hikers view incredible wildlife and unbeatable views. The geological formations have attracted active travelers for years, but not all tourists hop on a helicopter to fly back from their hike. Check out the rates and availability of this hike to see if it’s the right fit for your family vacation.
One that may not have been on your radar before, but should be now, Tasmania offers otherworldly beauty and unique cultural experiences. Head out on the six-day trek along the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk during this green-living expedition. The tour includes stays at minimal-impact and environmentally friendly huts that will shake up your family’s idea of green living. Picture days of walking along glacial wonders, lookouts of epic mountain-scapes, treks through eucalyptus forests and stunning waterfalls.
For the history buffs, Edinburgh, Scotland, is already a destination of note. Trek from the city to Loch Lomond on this nine-day journey, passing castles and quiet villages — all while learning about the region’s varied history, incredible folk lore, diverse geography, culture and, of course, whiskey.
When in Ireland, do as the Irish do and explore the crags, cliffs and pub life. Join the Dublin and The Wild Atlantic Way tour through the country’s rugged north and west. You’ll enjoy all the music, nightlife and good craic you can handle along the eight-day journey.
Plan a summer adventure now through British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains. The six-day journey takes guests through some of the most majestic landscapes in the area, from waterfalls and glaciers to mountain peaks and rolling hills. Hike, take pictures, hop on a helicopter, repeat.
There is an ever-growing number of options for wellness breaks — but it’s up to you to choose wisely in order to get the most from your experience. First, decide what kind of setting is best for facilitating an environment you find personally soothing or rejuvenating: city, forest, historic, mountain, ocean or lake? Do you want access to a yoga instructor, dance classes, hiking, cooking classes or another specific activity? Are you a solo wellness warrior, or do you prefer to travel with a partner or friends?
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
One of the most thrilling and satisfying ways to experience the power and beauty of a river is while racing along with its current. Early fall is the perfect time to try whitewater rafting for beginners and families, with cooler weather, trees beginning to change color, and water that’s flowing at a less heart-pounding rate than it does following snowmelt in the spring.
On-the-go snacks can be a game changer for long travel days for anyone, let alone families with children. Well-balanced meals can be few and far between on busy travel days, when stuck at the airport or if rushing from one thing to the next with kids and luggage in tow.