The Best Budget Safaris in Australia

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Embarking on a safari adventure? Look no further! We have uncovered the best safari tours in Australia that promise unforgettable wildlife experiences. Our meticulous analysis of offerings by highly-rated companies has considered key factors like price, guest ratings, service, destinations, and activities to bring you a curated selection of safaris in Australia that are far above the rest. Get ready to immerse yourself in nature's wonders and make lasting memories. Find your ideal safari from the handpicked options below for your upcoming trip to Australia.


The Top 3:

  • 1 Days, $87.09

  • 6 Days, $1088.65

  • 1 Days, $83.74

What are budget and low-cost safaris like in Australia?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 9 trip options analyzed
  • $149 average price per day (USD)
  • 1 to 10 days in length
  • 4.62 of 5 average rating
  • 25 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of budget safaris? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.62 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 25 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 1 days, while the longest is 10 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as moderate and easy, with the most being moderate. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 9 budget safaris, you can rest assured that Australia has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 9 Best Budget Safaris in Australia
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Wildlife Tours Australia



1 Days Start/End in Melbourne 7 Destinations 38 People at Most Ages 1 to 80 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating from previous guests. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife, local culture, family-friendly activities, and safaris, too. With a duration of 1 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 38 people, and is good for travelers from 1 to 80 years old. Traverse through 7 enchanting destinations, with Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, and Twelve Apostles Marine National Park among the must-see stops along the route. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Melbourne. This fantastic option, organized by Wildlife Tours Australia, presents an unbeatable value at just $87 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Coastal Walks
$87
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  • On Sale: 15% Off
by Autopia Tours



6 Days Perth to Exmouth 10 Destinations 23 People at Most Ages 6 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 6 days, this journey has a maximum size of 23 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 6 to 70 years old, it is organized by Autopia Tours, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This trip visits 10 destinations, including Coral Bay, Cape Range National Park, Nambung National Park, and Geraldton along the way. Beginning in beautiful Perth, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Exmouth. With an emphasis on wildlife, family-friendly activities, and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $154 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari
$1,089 $925
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
by Wildlife Tours Australia



1 Days Start/End in Melbourne 2 Destinations 38 People at Most Ages 1 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional safari that has garnered a 4.5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 1 days, this jouney will have 38 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers from 1 to 70 years old. And since the priority is on wildlife, family-friendly activities, and safaris, this tour is a great choice. Expertly organized by Wildlife Tours Australia, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $84 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari
$84
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 10% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
by Wildlife Tours Australia



2 Days Start/End in Melbourne 5 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This memorable safari adventure is offered by Wildlife Tours Australia which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $119 per day. Explore 5 incredible locations on this trip, including Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, and Warnambool. Melbourne will be both the start and end of your journey. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife, local culture, and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. The maximum group size is 24 people, welcoming travelers from 18 to 70 years old.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Safari
$265 $238
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by Untamed Escapes



6 Days Start/End in Perth 7 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 12 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around family-friendly activities and safaris. Guests on this trip get to partake in hiking, camping, and coastal walks. With a duration of 6 days, this safari offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 20 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 12 to 70 years old. Discover a journey that spans 7 destinations, with notable stops in Busselton, Margaret River, Walpole, and Albany. Your adventure starts and ends in Perth. Brought to you by Untamed Escapes, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $167 per day.

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Family
  • Camping
  • Safari
  • Coastal Walks
$1,002
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by Untamed Escapes



10 Days Perth to Adelaide 12 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 12 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled journey for 10 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 20 participants at most. This trip takes you on an adventure to 12 destinations, including Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln, and Flinders Ranges. Perth will mark the start of your journey, while Adelaide will serve as its final destination. Untamed Escapes, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 12 to 70 years old. This terrific trip also highights beaches, family-friendly activities, and safaris. Surfing, hiking, and camping are just a few of the activities on this terrific journey. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $167 per day.

  • Surfing
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Camping
  • Safari
$1,672
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Autopia Tours



3 Days Start/End in Darwin 5 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 8 to 70 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic safari adventure has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. With 5 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Mary River National Park, Jabiru, and Kakadu National Park, and more. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Darwin. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on family-friendly activities and safaris. Lasting 3 days, the maximum group size is 20 people, and it's good for travelers from 8 to 70 years old. Organized by Autopia Tours, this is a great deal because it's only $189 per day.

  • Family
  • Safari
$566
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Autopia Tours



3 Days Start/End in Alice Springs 5 Destinations 21 People at Most Ages 8 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.8 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. You'll love the emphasis on family-friendly activities and safaris, too. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Yulara, Uluru, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Alice Springs. Spanning across 3 days, the journey accommodates 21 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 8 to 70 years old. Offered by Autopia Tours, this remarkable journey is priced at just $189 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Family
  • Safari
$566
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by Autopia Tours



3 Days Yulara to Alice Springs 6 Destinations 21 People at Most Ages 8 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Autopia Tours has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating. On this 3-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. This itinerary covers 6 captivating destinations, with stops in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon, and Uluru, among others. Yulara will mark the start of your journey, while Alice Springs will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 21 people, it's suitable for travelers from 8 to 70 years old. With an emphasis on family-friendly activities and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $189 per day.

  • Family
  • Safari
$566
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How much do budget safaris in Australia cost?

Average Daily Price Budget Safaris
$149

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for budget safaris when planning a visit to Australia. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of budget safaris in Australia based on data from 9 options is an affordable $149 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Australia.

And for more information on Australia, see Australia Travel Costs and Australia Hotel Costs.


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