Eyre Peninsula Overland Tour

Hit the road on this 6 day camping adventure across Southern Australia!

Adelaide, Australia
Duration
6 Days 5 Nights
Start time
06:45 am
Pick up & Drop off
Default pick up point
Minimum age
12 yrs
Fitness level
Medium
Meals
Included
FromAUD $899
ValueAUD $940SAVE AUD $41
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What's Included

  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transport: Minibus
  • Accommodation: Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights). Basic accommodation on this trip consists of swag camping (Aussie bed rolls). We also carry 3 person dome tents which are shared by 2 people. 
  • Activities: All National Park entry fees, Alligator Gorge National Park, Duchman's Stern, Warren Gorge, Venus Bay, Sandboarding at Lake Newland, Talia Caves, Whalers Way Conservation Park, Glen Forest Wildlife Park. 

What's excluded

  • Swimming with sea lions and dolphins operated by Baird Bay eco tours (optional activity at additional cost). 
  • Cage diving with Great White Sharks (optional activity at additional cost) 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

 

The Eyre Peninsula is rich with stunning red-rock landscape and amazing native wildlife. This camping trip starts from Adelaide, then drops by the Flinders Ranges, and continues south to the Eyre Peninsula. Take your pick of epic wildlife experiences, from swimming with sea lions to cage diving with Great White Sharks (optional). We will be camping in the great Australian bush and exploring a part of the country that is filled with native animals, so it really will feel like your own piece of paradise!

 

Highlights 

  • Flinders Range National Park 
  • Warren Gorge 
  • Coodlie Park
  • Baird Bay
  • Mikkira Station 
  • Port Lincoln & Lincoln National Park
  • Port Neill
  • Port Augusta
  • Wadlata Cultural Centre
     

 

What to bring?

  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Swimming gear
  • Warm clothing in winter
  • Water bottle
  • Torch
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Pillow and sleeping bag (not available for hire or purchase on the tour, so please bring your own). 

 

Important notes

  • Tour starts in Adelaide on day 1 at 6.45 am (default pick up at YHA Adelaide, 135 Waymouth Street and finishes on day 6 at YHA Adelaide, at approximately 7.30 pm
  • Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies excess luggage can be stored at Adelaide accommodation
  • Optional extra activities can be reserved in advance to secure your place, and paid locally
  • This trip is Basix swag camping. Please bring your own sleeping bag. 
  • Min age: 12 years old.

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There will be a minimum of 1 participant and a maximum of 21 participants.

  • This trip is swag camping only, and whilst we think this adds to the experience, we want you to be aware that you're sleeping 'Aussie style'

  • There are quite basic facilities on this trip, and two nights with no showers available. National Parks are generally quite minimal with facilities offered

  • We will travel through some quite remote regions of the South West, most of the time we won't have prone reception or internet access

To get the most out of this trip you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 km on some days. This may be on rough ground and perhaps getting feet wet in rivers and creeks. From Oct to March in the Red Centre, West Coast, and South of Australia you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius (and sometimes well into the 40’s) so be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. In the Top End of Australia (Kimberley and Kakadu) temperatures in the shoulder months of April, May and September, October humidity levels can be high and sometimes slightly uncomfortable.

These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist in keeping well hydrated.

Tour starts in Adelaide on day 1 at 6.45 am (default pick up at YHA Adelaide, 135 Waymouth Street and finishes on day 6 at YHA Adelaide, at approximately 7.30 pm

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please check the following website or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalities requirements. http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/

 

Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights)

 

PARTICIPATORY CAMPING:
To participate in this trip you must be prepared to assist with preparing meals, cleaning dishes, collecting firewood, setting up and packing up camp every day, in all conditions.
This trip is BASIX swag camping. Swags are 'Aussie Bed Rolls' made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. We also carry 3 person dome tents which are shared by 2 people. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this trip. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. Camping locations may vary depending on weather and conditions. Due to the remote regions travelled, there will be no phone reception during sections of this trip.

Night 1: Warren Gorge - swag camping. Toilet facilities, no showers
Night 2: Coodlie Park Bush camp - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 3: Coodlie Park Bush camp - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 4: Mikkira Station - swag camping. Toilet facilities, no showers
Night 5: Port Neill - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers

FINISH TIMES:
Our trips generally finish early evening. We recommend booking one night post accommodation in your end city and planning onward travel for the following day. We cannot accept responsibility for missed onward travel if we are delayed for some reason on the last day of travel.

All group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is also your driver, taking you from start to finish in a specialised vehicle. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, organise the camp and cooking for camp or kitchen cooked meals (though passengers are required to help out) and recommend great local eating venues. They will also introduce you to our local friends along the way. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the areas visited on the trip, including historical, environmental, cultural and social aspects.

CLOTHING & CLIMATE:
Winter (June, July, August) night time temperatures in the Red Centre and South of the country can reach below zero. Please ensure you pack appropriately. Warm jacket, thermals, woollen hat is advisable for the colder months. Depending on the region you are visiting, particularly the South, you may also need to pack waterproof trousers and a jacket. Daytime temperatures can be extreme from Oct to March with temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius. In the Top End Night time temperatures can also be high at this time of year.

Australia has relaxed attitudes to standards of dress, however the extreme sunshine can cause sunburn- particularly in summer. We recommend that you bring loose, cool, cotton clothing to protect yourself from the harsh sun. A sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must.

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated.

Please come prepared for all extremes.

 

LUGGAGE RESTRICTION:
Pack only your bare essentials. Due to limited space and strict road laws limiting gross weight of vehicles, you are required to limit your luggage to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack (max 15 kg, strictly enforced) and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

 

This trip uses swag camping, this is an 'Aussie Bed Roll' made from canvas. It has a mattress built into the swag, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this trip.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.

If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.

Your tour includes meals as indicated in the tour description. You will be provided with delicious, healthy meals featuring fresh ingredients, gourmet salads and local flavours. Please make sure you advise us of any special dietary requirements via the message box in the booking field and we will endeavour to do our best to cater to them.Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful. We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:

No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
No Dairy (soy milk provided)
Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided)


*Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  •  A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle. 
  • The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. 

 


Cancellation Policy:

  • 0 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit;
  • between 15 and 29 days prior to departure, we will retain 50% of the total booking cost
  • 14 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.


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YHA, 135 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000

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