About Us


Slow Boat is one small group tour operator in Australia.Informative and immersive, our tours are for those looking to develop a true-blue understanding of Australia’s inner-workings – and have a great time while at it. We take one comfy, air-con equipped 4WD or minibus, load it up with a knowledgeable guide, a bunch of fellow adventurers, tents, swags and some packed picnics, then head out into the wilds. The whole outfit is far more your classic Aussie road trip than it is a standard charter bus tour – just with someone looking after the driving and navigating for you.

Why travel with Slow Boat Australia?

Expert guides

Our guides are an enthusiastic and informed bunch who get a real kick out of taking you through what they know and love about their country. They’ve all got comprehensive training in first aid, driving, fatigue management, environmental awareness and local history and geology, so you can expect your experience to be as enjoyable as humanly possible. We’re pretty proud of them.

Exclusive accommodation

From working cattle stations to well-appointed wilderness lodges, desert campsites to underground bunkhouses, the accommodation we use is all part of the ATA experience. Some of it may be a tad rustic, but we believe evenings by a campfire and nights in a canvas tent or swag are the best ways to meet the Outback.

Indigenous experiences

The close working partnerships we’ve established with Indigenous communities continue to inform our understanding of the land, as well as inspire in our travellers an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest living cultures.

Environmental awareness

We’re big believers in sustainable tourism and big doers when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint. We use the eight principles of Eco Certification in all our on-ground operations, from selecting the campsites we stay at to maintaining our transport fleet and camping equipment.

Flight and tour packages

Want to see both the Top End and Red Centre but not too keen on long driving days? We’ve packaged together some of our most popular trips with included flights and airport transfers. This also means you can get all around the world by simply sticking with us.


Our Store

Shop4 /198 Harbour Esplanade, 

Docklands, VIC 3018

Customer Service

Tel: 61-469-888-969


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

​​Sat - Sun: 13pm - 5pm


Slow Boat Oz

Shop4 /198 Harbour Esplanade, 

Docklands, VIC 3018


Slow Boat Beijing

Rm917 Wanjingyuan Building 168 Chaoyang

Beijing, China 100102

Tel: +86-186-0121-1010


Slow Boat Bali

Kota Denpasar, Bali 80119,Indoesia

Tel: +62-889-9988-1010