Perth to Adelaide Wildlife Adventure - 9 Days

Combine the ultimate road trip with incredible wildlife encounters on this camping adventure!

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Duration
Duration
9 days
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
18
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Medium
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Start Perth, end Adelaide
Swag
Swag
FromAUD $1434
ValueAUD $1595SAVE 10%
Child: AUD $1276
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What's Included

  • 9 day swag camping adventure 
  • Meals (8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners)
  • Transport in minibus
  • Accommodation (Bush camp no facilities 3 nights, bush camping with just toilets 2 nights, bush camping with toilets and limited showers 3 nights) 
  • All National Park and entry fees
  • Fitzgerald River National Park Entrance Fees

     

    WHERE WE VISIT 

  • Wave Rock
  • Cape Le Grand National Park 
  • East Mt Baron Hike
  • Frenchmen’s Peak Hike
  • Ceduna Arts & Cultural Centre
  • Murphy’s Haystacks
  • Sandboarding at Lake Newland
  • Talia Caves
  • Lock’s Well
  • Lincoln National Park
  • Mikkira Station
  • Whalers Way Conservation Park
  • Daveys Gully
  • Wadlata Cultural Centre

What's excluded

  • Please bring your own sleeping bag/pillow, they are not available for purchase or hire.
  • Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites – Calypso Star Charters $395pp + $100 onboard payment 
  • Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites – Adventure Bay Charters $395pp + $125 onboard payment
  • Swim with Sea Lions & Dolphins – Baird Bay $170pp

WHAT TO EXPECT




Day 1 - Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park (lunch and dinner)

Tours depart from YHA Hostel, 300 Wellington Street at 6.45am on Sunday.

Your adventure begins as you travel east from Perth over the Darling Ranges. Enjoy a coffee break in the historic township of York, WA’s oldest inland town.

There's a bit more driving to be had before a lunch stop in the shadow of Wave Rock.

By late afternoon, you’ll arrive in Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognised world biosphere! This is your camp for the night and your first taste of swag camping! The campsite has a toilet but no shower facilities.

Today you'll travel around 10 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about an hour.


Day 2 - Fitzgerald River to Cape Le Grand (all meals)
Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt Baron, one of the three quartzite peaks that make up the Barren Range. Afterwards, take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee break and a bit of exploring.

Next up, get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery! This part of WA has no less than 9 National Parks, which are all absolutely stunning.

Tonight, you'll be camping at the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. Soak in the pristine ocean, meet the local eastern grey ‘roos sunbaking on the beach and walk along the sand at Lucky Bay. It's twice been judged Australia’s whitest.

Explore the area with a free afternoon here. How you spend it is wholly up to you. Set out on a coastal bushwalk, splash about in the sea, fiddle around with your camera aperture or just kick back with your new buds along the beach.

Today we travel 2.5 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about 3 hours. Accommodation is swag camping with toilet and solar shower facilities. 


Day 3 - Cape Le Grand to The Nullarbor
If you didn’t a chance to spot any roos yesterday, wake up early and head down to the beach to explore. The morning’s a prime time to see what’s hopping about before embarking on an early morning hike up Frenchman’s Peak. There are stunning views across the inlets and islands of the Recherche Archipelago to be seen here.

Later, head to Norseman for lunch and then hit the Eyre Highway to start your journey east bound.

Tonight, get ready for the highlight of your day, an IMAX version of the great southern sky. You'll be left speechless by how clearly you can see the constellations and shooting stars. There's nothing like a WA sky! 

Today’s driving time is about 5 hours and walking for about 1 hour. You'll be bush camping (no facilities). 


Day 4- The Nullabor & Koonalda Homestead
There's a big drive ahead of you today! 143.9 kilometres of the world’s longest stretch of straight road needs to be covered! You'll really get a sense of just how huge and vast this area is.

Break up the day with a stop at an old telegraph township now mostly buried beneath sand dunes below Eucla. Then, head on toward tonight’s camping spot at Koonalda Homestead.

Travel time today is about 6 hours. Koonalda Homestead provides a toilet but no showers.


Day 5 - Great Australian Bight & Coodlie Park

Hit up the highway’s famous Camels/Kangaroos/Wombats Crossing road sign and the Bunda Cliffs today. This is where the Nullarbor Plain drops dramatically into the Southern Ocean. Running for approximately 200 kilometres along the Great Australian Bight, this is the world’s longest uninterrupted line of limestone cliffs.

You'll also cross the Dingo Fence and enter the Yalata Aboriginal lands. At 5,614 kilometres this is the world’s longest fence! 

In the afternoon, visit the Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre, where you’ll hear a bit about the styles and meanings of Indigenous artwork. After stocking up on supplies in Streaky Bay, you'll head to Coodlie Park bush camp – a working farm.

Tonight you may share a meal and stories with traveller’s from the Adelaide tour and sleep in super cool swag huts. Refresh with the unique bucket shower facilities.

Today you'll travel for about 8 hours with stops along the way. 


Day 6 - Coodlie Park & the Eyre Peninsula
Today is a day you’ll remember forever! Swimming with the friendly seals and beautiful dolphins will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. The clear waters off Baird Bay, a small fishing village located on the Eyre Peninsula, are a favoured haunt of sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. This morning you’ll get to join them for a dip. Please note the Baird Bay Eco-tour is an optional outing that you’ll need to book before your Perth tour begins. Cost is $160 per person, duration 3-4 hours. Those who choose to stay dry will have the morning at their leisure.

After lunch, continue your travels to Murphy’s Haystacks, a collection of bizarrely warped rock formations. Check out the Talia Caves, gigantic caverns carved into the coastal cliffs and explore the Lake Newland Sand Dunes. There'll be the chance to try sandboarding here!

Later, it's back to Coodlie Park for another night around the campfire with your new friends.

You'll drive for about 3 hours today and walk for about one hour. 


Day 7 - Mikkira Station & Port Lincoln (all meals)
This morning it’s back on the road for a final dose of spectacular coastal driving. Along the way, make a stop at Lock’s Well, where you can take on the 283-step staircase down to the beach. Enjoy a beach stroll and the opportunity to admire the cliffs from below.

Later, tuck into a delicious lunch on the foreshore of Port Lincoln. Enjoy some free time here, and check out the local sites of this pretty little town which is Australia’s seafood capital.

Afterwards, make the short drive on to tonight's campsite in Mikkira. This spot is a working sheep station clustered with Manna Gums with koalas galore!

Driving is about 4 hours and walking time is about 2 hours today. You'll be swag camping at Mikkira Station which has toilets and a shower facility. 


Day 8 - Port Lincoln to Mt Remarkable
How brave are you feeling? Today, you’ll either be diving into the world of Great White Sharks or brushing up on local whaling history at Whaler’s Way Conservation Park. If you opt for the Whales you’ll be visiting the remains of an old whaling station, where you’ll hopefully spot some kangaroos and emus, followed by lunch in Lincoln National Park.

If you're feeling daring, and choose shark diving and you’ll be boating out to sea, changing into dive gear and hopping in a cage for a meet-up with some real monsters of the deep. These are some critters you don’t want to hand-feed! This tour is at your own expense. 
Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites – Calypso Star Charters $395pp + $100 onboard payment.
Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites – Adventure Bay Charters $395pp + $125 onboard payment.

Later, visit Wadlata Cultural Centre and enjoy an interpretive walk through the life of the new frontier pioneers of South Australia.

Today you'll drive for about 4 hours, and walk for 2, if not doing the cage dive. Accommodation is bush camping with only toilet facilities at Mount Remarkable.


Day 9 - Mount Remarkable to Adelaide (breakfast and lunch)
You're hitting the home stretch now, and the entrance into Adelaide provides a fitting finale. Soak in the natural beauty today as you travel on to Lochiel, a pink lake if it has water in it, and gorgeous Clare.

Your overland adventure ends upon arrival in Adelaide at approximately 7.30 pm. There’s no accommodation provided tonight, so make sure you have booked your accommodation prior to departure. You’ll get your breakfast and lunch and although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).



This is a 9-day tour, departing Perth at 6.45am and finishing in Adelaide around 7.30pm. We recommend you book your Adelaide accommodation before you start this tour.

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We are sleeping in swags under the stars and whilst we think this adds to the experience, maybe its not something you are used to. Its only if absolutely necessary we pull out the tents (excessive rain).  National Parks are generally quite minimal with facilities they offer so there are some nights with no showers or flushing toilets.

It might sound scary (even scarier than the thought of shark cage diving!) but you’re going to be putting away your phone and logging out of Facebook for awhile as there is very limited coverage!  We travel through some very remote regions of Australia!

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To get the most out of our trips you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 km on some days. This may be on rough ground and perhaps getting wet. From October to March you may 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.

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On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Your guide will prepare the meals whilst on tour but you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and washing dishes. None of this is difficult however many hands make light work and any assistance provided for the guide 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 or their travel agent inform Nullarbor Traveller 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 will be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful. We may not provide the below list, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods :

No Pork or seafood on tour
Non Dairy (soy milk provided)
Vegetarian (veggie burgers provided for lunch  at the sea lions/dolphins)
Vegan (please bring additional foods)
Gluten Free (please bring additional foods)
*Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

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  • AWA 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. We 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.
  • Australia has many dangerous creatures, extreme weather conditions and often varying terrain. Safety is our number one priority and all of our guides are highly trained to ensure passenger safety at all times. All passengers participating on our tours do so at their own risk and no responsibility can be accepted by AWA 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 we accept children of all ages travelling on our group and private charter tours. Passengers 12 years and under at the time of departure are considered to be children and are charged at 80% of the adult rate.
  • Please note that our 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 we will require a Doctors Certificate prior to departure.
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking.


Cancellation Policy:

  • 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.

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  • At times we may have to cancel a tour or service. In the event we do have to cancel, every effort will be made to offer a suitable alternative. If the alternative is not suitable we will refund the tour price in full.
  • While Nullarbor Traveller tours have guaranteed departures, Xplore Eyre tours require a minimum of two people to operate. In the case only one person is confirmed a single supplement payment can be paid, an alternative operator found or a full refund provided.
  • In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external factors beyond our control, any potential refund will be less any unrecoverable cost which we may have incurred.


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Coodlie Park Farm Retreat Flinders Highway Port Kenny, South Australia, 5671

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