Your ACTIVE Holiday Company

Site last updated: 12th December 2018
ACTIVE HOLIDAY NEWS: more a newsletter than a typical website we offer interesting and exciting travel ideas in Australia or overseas from OUTDOOR TRAVEL based in Bright, Victoria, Australia.

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

We provide a wide range of brochures or tour flyers representing the very best tours and tour operators around the world.

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

Contact the team at OUTDOOR TRAVEL now for all your travel needs:

Call toll free 1800 331 582 within Australia or (03) 5750 1441 or (03) 5755 1743 
EUROPE Walking Cycling Riding
Join a small group tour or be self-guided from inn-to-inn on a walking holiday in France in Provence or Burgundy, in the Lot Valley or the Dordogne or from the mountains to the sea in the Pyrenees bordering with Spain.

Hike Mont Blanc in the Swiss Alps or Alpine routes in Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria or Germany.  Join us to explore the many Mediterranean islands such as Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia, Crete or Cyprus.

Search for Italian antiquities on a walk through Tuscany or Umbria or stroll along the majestic coastline of the Cinque Terre or Amalfi Coast.  

Ask about our latest cycling holidays in Sweden or the Baltic States, Germany, Ireland and in Italy. Great walking holidays in Spain or Scotland.

Walk or cycle pilgrimage trails: Way of Saint James or Camino de Santiago in France, 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 to the Giant's Causeway or along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. Cycle in France to the Loire Valley or Burgundy.  In Provence, France see Arles and the Camargue or cycle in Bordeaux to discover some of the finest wine regions.

Ride along the River Danube in Austria, Germany, Bulgaria or Romania.  See
Switzerland,  Slovenia, Hungary, Poland or the Czech Republic.

Walking in England from C2C - 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, walk the  Ring of Kerry on west coast of Ireland.

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EUROPE Boating Barging Cruising
In England we offer traditional self-drive narrowboat cruising.  We offer self-skippered motor cruisers in France, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, in Belgium and in Holland

Consider our fully-inclusive Hotel Barge cruises - with an onboard chef and attentive crew - available in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, England, Ireland or Scotland.

Join 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'

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 today for details of early booking discounts or to check last minute availability - call 1800 331 582

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NEW ZEALAND Walk Cycle Kayak
Walk the Milford Sound Track on a guided walk staying in comfortable lodges or as a freedom walker in DOC huts. 

Explore the Abel Tasman Coast on foot, by bike or by kayak.  Walk the Hollyford Valley Walk, Queen Charlotte Walk, the Akaroa Walk on the Banks Peninsula or the Routeburn Track.

For a unique cycling holidays consider the Otago Rail Trail or Blenheim & Marlborough the 'Sauvignon Blanc' white wine capital of the world, around Queenstown or the Nelson Great Taste Trail.

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Talk to us about new ideas for walking and game viewing in Kenya or to see the gorillas in Uganda. Come cycling with us near the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Talk to us about our active holidays in the USA or Canada, whether it be hiking the Grand Canyon or cycling in Quebec, Hawaii, Oregon or California’s Napa Valley.

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New ideas for walking the Nakasendo Path or self-guided cycling in Japan, cycling and sightseeing in China or Bike & Boat cycling cruises in Vietnam.

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This section is 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, discount offers, flyers & travel information.

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The Outdoor Travel staff are qualified and experienced travel industry professionals.  We are ready to help with all your holiday planning and travel reservations.

Call toll free 1800 331 582 within Australia or (03) 5750 1441 or (03) 5755 1743 or

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Last Updated: 10th December 2018

* Great Value Airfares to Europe for 2019

* OUTLINES New Brochures Tours & Reviews Dec 2018

* OUTLINES News - Discounts & Savings Nov/Dec 2018

* Walking holidays discounts available for 2018

 Walk the Camino France & Spain


Choice of over 12 barges available for 2019

South Africa - GUIDED Cycling & Game Safari

New Zealand – Hike the Milford Sound Track

China - Beijing & the Great Wall to Hong Kong - Walking & Touring NEW FOR 2019

Japan - Nakasendo Path & the Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail walking inn-to-inn

Brochures are available 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:

Call us toll free (within Australia) on 1800 331 582 or outside Australia
(+61) 03 5750 1441.

Based in Bright in NE Victoria, Australia, cycle the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail to talk about your plans.  For Bright accommodation & info see:


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

Book with confidence, Outdoor Travel is an accredited member of the two major Australian travel and tourism associations:

  Outdoor Travel Pty  Ltd
  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 nearly 30-years.
  Our staff are qualified and experienced travel industry professionals.

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