Head of the Bight entry and whale watching (in season)
Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Cultural Experience
WHERE WE VISIT
Great Australian Bight
Clare and Quorn
Venus Bay and Talia Caves
Baird Bay and Fowlers Bay
Balladonia and Norseman
Mount Trio and Quinninup
Cape Le Grand National Park
Stirling Ranges and Southern Flinders Ranges
Alligator and Warren Gorge
Optional extras can be purchased for an additional cost.
Swim with sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay - $180 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 wildlife and breathtaking coast as you go. The Nullarbor track is waiting!
Day 1 - Flinders Ranges National Park
Head off bright and early at 7 am to begin your adventure across the Nullarbor! Heading north, stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges. The fossils found in this landscape are so unique that when they were discovered, geologists had to revise the geologic timeline of the Earth’s history and identified a new era called the Ediacaran period!
Next, hike Alligator Gorge where you’ll have lunch and explore the pristine Warren Gorge. This is where you’ll be spending the night. Before you snuggle into your swag beneath the Southern Cross, keep your eyes out for the 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
It's an early morning today as you head off for the incredible Dutchmans Stern hike.
Then, travel to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. See some unique outback silo art in the tiny town of Kimba and take a quick pit stop for lunch.
Next up, it’s time to head to the coast to explore Venus Bay and Talia Caves. And then, hit the road to the Lake Newland sand dunes where adrenaline junkies can test out their sandboarding skills!
This afternoon you’ll pull in to Coodlie Park, where company owner Hassie will cook up a delicious BBQ feast! Share stories with travellers from our other tour around the campfire before spending the night in a unique little swag hut.
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 & Penong
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.
Following a picnic lunch on the beach, continue driving along the coast. Stop to enjoy a surf lesson on a remote and pristine beach. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore Sceale Bay while the others test their surf skills.
Later, after dinner, you'll have the chance to experience some country hospitality and meet the locals with a visit to the Penong Pub for a nightcap.
Today you'll drive approximately 5 hours, in total with stops along the way and camp at Penong which is famous for its dozens of windmills which pump the local water supply from a large underground basin. All meals 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
Get ready for another early rise this morning as you travel the last part of the Nullarbor. Visit the Caiguna Blowhole for some free air conditioning from the ocean.
Today you'll explore some small WA towns like Balladonia and Norseman and learn about their local history. them. Balladonia shot to worldwide fame in 1979 when the Skylab space station returned to earth here rather abruptly.
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, wildlife like kangaroos and some beautiful beach retreats.
Today you'll drive for 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 before hiking stunning Frenchman’s Peak! Here beautiful vistas span right across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago.
Afterwards, settle in for the drive to the Stirling Ranges.
A campsite at Mount Trio here will be your home for the night, and you'll have the chance to explore this hill expanse before bed.
You will drive for about 5 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're off to an early start as we visit the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups. Rising from the landscape like an island, they're an amazing sight.
Next, set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. It's a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region.
And the views keep coming as you be travel along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road! Enjoy superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs. As you travel from coast to forest, visit the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks and Green Pools for a swim! Then, stop at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.
Drive time today just over 5 hours with stops along the way. You will camp in swags at Quinnup caravan park with shower and toilet facilities. All meals are provided.
Day 9 - Quinninup to Margaret River
Discover the pristine wilderness region of Walpole this morning. If you're feeling brave you can climb the 50 metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout. It's only 1 of 3 wooden top towers in the world.
Next, it’s time tantalise those taste buds as you spend the rest of the day tasting our way around the Margaret River region visiting boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as you go. Cheers to that!
Today you'll drive approximately 5 hours making stops along the way. Tonight, stay at a campground with shower and toilet facilities. All meals are provided and there is even limited phone charging.
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. Enjoy a final lunch and swim at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay.
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 4 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.
Adelaide to Perth Tour - 10 Days
Unfortunately, no spaces available for selected dates.
Personal belongings, sleeping bag, travel pillow, torch, rainproof jacket, walking shoes, swimmers and towel, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. Bags are restricted to 1x 15kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
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What if I'm vegetarian?
We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh products - PLEASE let us know of any special dietary requirements. We also recommend to our passengers who may have a difficult diet to cater for to bring some of their own preferred foods for the journey. Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are not included.
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What are the campsites like/where do we sleep?
Our tours are camping adventures and participation and involvement is required from our passengers. Accommodation on tour is a mixture of national parks, campgrounds, bush camps (no facilities). When camping, we use individual swags provided by Nullarbor Traveller. (Our wet weather option is 3 person dome tents shared by a maximum of 2 people per tent) We like to be flexible with our camping spots as sometimes weather conditions will dictate the best place to camp. If the weather is unreliable the guide may suggest to the group to stop in an accommodated premises - this is at the individual's own cost.
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What kind of vehicle do you use?
We travel in air-conditioned minibuses which can accommodate up to 18 people.
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Terms & Conditions:
The supplier reserves the right to substitute vehicles or change itinerary wherever necessary to ensure the operation of the tour. No refund will be paid if the different itinerary is offered.
Some activities are run by independent operators and the supplier cannot be held responsible if they are not available at any time.
No liability will be accepted for injury, sickness, loss, damage or delay however caused. The supplier highly recommends that the passengers take out travel insurance, and cannot guarantee connection with any other service or operation. The supplier reserves the right to refuse to carry or continue to carry any passenger, luggage or goods.
In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:
Cancellation between 14 and 7 days before departure: 50% of the total cost
Cancellation within 2 and 6 days of departure: 75% cancellation of the total cost
Cancellation within 24 hours or if the passenger fails to join or complete the tour: 100% of the total cost
One change of departure is allowed free of charge.
All bookings are made with the supplier. By booking a tour with the supplier you agree to have read and accept these Terms and Conditions.
Published dates, itineraries and prices are valid from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2019. All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST. All prices and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Cancellations must be made in writing and such notice is not effective until received by the company.
Cancellations 15 days and greater prior to arrival will incur a 20% administration and cancellation fee. Cancellations between 14 and 7 days before arrival incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations within 7 days of arrival or no-show bookings incur a 100% cancellation fee.
CANCELLATION BY THE SUPPLIER
At times the supplier may have to cancel a tour or service. In the event the supplier does have to cancel, every effort will be made to offer a suitable alternative. If the alternative is not suitable the supplier will refund the tour price in full.
In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external factors beyond the supplier control, any potential refund will be less any unrecoverable cost which the supplier may have incurred.
Due to the complexity, staff time and communication costs of the booking process, the following amendment charges will apply;
One change of departure date is allowed with no fee. Changes made within 7 days of the scheduled departure will incur full cancellation fees and passengers will be required to pay the full cost of any new tour which is booked.
CHANGE OF ITINERARY
The supplier reserves the right to amend tour times, itineraries, and fares for its products as circumstances, time of year and operational reasons occur. There will be no refunds in these circumstances nor for delays incurred due to mechanical failure, accident, weather or any other unforeseen circumstances. The supplier cannot guarantee exact pick-up and drop-off times and will accept no responsibility in the event of cancellation fees from other connecting services. No compensation will be considered for any additional driving or time lost due to such changes.
ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
Australia has many dangerous creatures, extreme weather conditions and often varying terrain. Safety is the supplier number one priority and all of the supplier guides are highly trained to ensure passenger safety at all times. All passengers participating on the supplier tours do so at their own risk and no responsibility can be accepted by the supplier for any loss, injury or accident. Passengers are responsible for any additional costs involved should such instances occur. All passengers will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to departure.
All passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver at all times. While all care is taken, the responsibility of children on tour rests entirely with the parent or caregiver. All passengers, including children, must wear shoes at all times, use sunblock and wear hats. Please note that the supplier accepts children of all ages travelling on its group and private charter tours. Passengers 12 years and under at the time of departure are considered to be children.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The supplier contracts with a network of companies and individuals to assist in operating our tours. The supplier works with the best operators available but takes no responsibility for any act of neglect by any operator whose services are used as part of your tour. Its suppliers make every effort to safeguard clients, and the supplier cannot be held responsible for personal injury or sickness to any customer which is beyond our control. The supplier can also reserve the right to refuse to carry or continue to carry any passengers, luggage or goods.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION
Please note that the supplier tours operate in remote regions and as such medical facilities may be difficult to access. If passengers have any medical conditions or take any form of medication they must provide full details & nature of condition at the time of booking including details of medication taken. If over 70 years the supplier will require a Doctors Certificate prior to departure.
The supplier carry a satellite phone on all of our remote/overland trips to be used by our guide in the event of an emergency. All of the supplier guides are First Aid trained and certified.
The supplier highly recommend travel insurance and recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Some of the supplier tours have flights included. These flights are operated by Rex who have a 15kg luggage restriction per person plus one 7kg carry on. However, upon presenting a valid itinerary or ticket, passengers with international connections are permitted 20kg. The supplier highly recommends for passengers where possible leave some luggage at their hotels in Adelaide.
Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking.