- Explore the Southern Flinders Ranges and wander through Alligator and Warren Gorge
- Sandboard down huge dunes at Lake Newland
- Visit Venus Bay and enjoy a coastal walk
- Travel along the Great Australian Bight
- Visit Margaret River
- Hike to Frenchman’s Peak
- Camp in the Stirling Ranges
- Optional extras can be purchased for an additional cost.
- Swim with sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay - $160 pp.
Why do we love this
"What a way to see Australia. We love that this tour shows you the hidden gems of the south coast and WA, with some awesome camping experiences thrown in. These guys are all about showing people a different side to Australia, which we think is pretty cool!"
WHAT TO EXPECT
Ten days, 4000 km and some of the best scenery Australia has to offer... what a way to see Australia. Travel from the south to WA, and admire the changing scenery, unique widlife and breathtaking coast as you go. The Nullarbor track is waiting!
Day 1 - Flinders Ranges National Park
Head off bright and early at 7am to begin your adventure across the Nullarbor! Call into Clare for a quick coffee to wake you up, and then it's on to the stunning gorges and red gums of the Flinders Ranges. Stretch your legs with a stroll through Alligator Gorge and snap some photos of the striking scenery as you go.
Afterwards, head to Quorn, home of the PichiRichi Railway, for lunch.
Tonight you'll be camping in Warren Gorge, and there'll be the chance to explore this area before snuggling into your swags under the night sky. You might even get to see a Yellow-Footed rock wallaby.
Today you'll drive approximately 4 hours in total with stops along the way. Warren Gorge is a bush camping site (no facilities), and your lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2 - Coodlie Park & the Eyre Peninsula
Don't forget your cameras today! Snap some shots of the Big Galah, an 8-metre high statue in the town of Kimba, as well as some incredible sights along the Eyre highway. The Eyre Peninsula is still reasonably undiscovered and is full of stunning scenery so get ready to be blown away.
After a quick lunch and relax, it’s time to hit the road to Venus Bay, Talia Caves and the Lake Newland dunes. Adrenaline junkies can test their sandboarding skills here as you slide down these massive formations!
Come afternoon, pull in to Coodlie Park, your home for the night. This is working farm and is filled with interesting things to explore.
As night falls, share dinner and some stories with fellow travellers before heading to bed in the onsite swag huts.
Today you'll drive 5 hours in total with stops along the way. Showers facilities available and all meals are included.
Day 3 - Baird Bay & Fowlers Bay
It's time for a water adventure. Just up the road from Coodlie Park lies Baird Bay, an environment famed for its watery wildlife. Today you’ll have the chance to swim, snorkel and splash about with sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise.
Please note this is an outsourced adventure conducted by Baird Bay eco-tours. Cost is $160 per person.
Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, then hop aboard for a coastal drive to secluded Fowler's Bay where you'll camp for the night.
Today you'll drive 5 hours in total with stops along the way. Campgrounds at Fowlers Bay has shower facilities. All meals are included.
Day 4 - The Great Australian Bight
Days don’t get much more Australian than this one. You'll be crossing into WA today, so get ready for some changing landscape and new sights! In the morning, you'll cross the 5,320-kilometre-long dingo fence and stop for some photos of the famous wombat, emu, camel road sign on the Nullarbor. You'll also stop off at Bunda Cliffs along the Great Australian Bight and marvel at the staggering cliffs and swirling ocean below.
In the afternoon, cross the border into WA and find a cosy place for a bush camp. Marvel at the Southern skies above you as you snuggle in swags around the fire.
Today’s drive is approximately 7 hours, with break stops. You will be bush camping (no facilities) on the Nullarbor, and all meals are provided.
Day 5 - Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park
Today you'll explore some small WA towns like Balladonia and Norseman and learn about their local history.
After lunch, the drive continues to Esperance, a coastal city with great beaches and fascinating wildlife.
You'll be spending the night in one of the most beautiful national parks in the area - Cape Le Grand. This area is full of native trees, widlife like kangaroos and some beautiful beach retreats.
Today you'll drive about 7 hours, with stops along the way. Cape Le Grand National Park campground offers shower facilities. All meals are included.
Day 6 - Cape Le Grand National Park
Wake to the sound of birdlife and prepare yourself for a day full of nature and beauty. Crystal clear waters, squeaky white sand, expansive granite bluffs surround you, and you might even be lucky enough to see some sunbathing kangaroos as you wander the park.
You have a free day here, so how you spend it is entirely up to you. Perhaps a coastal hike, an ocean swim or even some photography practice on the local wildlife!
Later in the day, take a hike to Frenchman’s Peak, where you'll catch views across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. After snapping some photos, head back to camp to rest your legs and swap stories of your day.
You'll only drive about 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours. Shower facilities and all meals included.
Day 7 - Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges
Wake for a morning stroll along the beach, meet some friendly kangaroos and take one last paddle in the warm ocean then settle in for the drive to the Stirling Ranges.
This will be your campsite for tonight, and you'll have the chance to explore this hill expanse before bed.
You will drive for about 4 hours today, and walk for two hours. Camping is in a private campground in the Stirling Ranges where you have shower and toilet facilities and even limited phone charging! All meals are included.
Day 8 - Stirling Ranges to Quinninup
Keep your cameras close today. You'll be travelling along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, so you can be sure there'll be some get snaps! Enjoy superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs. As you travel from coast to forest, delve into the Valley of the Giants for a stroll through the ancient empire walk.
Drive time today just over 5 hours with stops along the way. You will camp in swags at a caravan park with shower and toilet facilities. All meals are provided.
Day 9 - Quinninup to Margaret River
Get a taste of Margaret River today. Try some of local produce and wines, and visit boutique breweries, chocolate, cheese and even a fudge factory.
Today is a short 2-hour drive, and all meals are included.
Day 10 - Margaret River to Perth
It's goodbye time! Wake to the warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before hitting the road for a final time to Perth. Follow the coastal track and enjoy some stunning views of the WA landscape.
Stop at the Ngilgi caves and learn about local Indigenous culture during a meet-up with some of the people indigenous to the area.
Finally, hop aboard for the last as you make the final trip to Perth. Relax in hotel comfort for the night or join your fellow travellers for dinner and drinks later that night (own expense).
Today you will drive approximately 5 hours. Please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure. Breakfast and lunch included. Last dinner and drinks at own expense.
This is a 10 day tour, starting inAdelaide and finishing in Perth. Scheduled departures are September to May.