Accommodation: 2 nights bush camp (no facilities) + 3 nights camping (with basic facilities)
All National Park and entry fees
Sandboarding at Lake Newland
Learn to surf lessons
WHERE WE VISIT
Southern Flinders Ranges
Alligator and Warren Gorge
Locks Well 'Staircase to Heaven'
Whalers Way Conservation Park
Glen Forest Wildlife Park
Optional extras can be purchased for an additional cost.
Swim with dolphins and sea lions at Baird Bay - $180 pp
Cage dive with Great White Sharks at Port Lincoln:
Calypso Star - $395 pp + $100 on board
WHAT TO EXPECT
This 6-day tour offers the best of Australia's south, taking you on a magical journey through the Eyre Penisula and Flinders Ranges. A combination of coastal beauty and incredible attractions, you won't forget this trip in a hurry. It's six days jam-packed with activities, but you can be sure they'll be full of fun and natural wonders.
Day 1 - Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
It's a bright and early start today, as you head off from your Adelaide accommodation. Stop for a quick coffee in Clare, then continue on to the southern Flinders Ranges National Park. Enjoy a day full of adventure as you explore Alligator Gorge, and embark on a guided walk to the top of the ranges at Dutchmans Stern! You'll also enjoy lunch in Quorn, the home of the PichiRichi Railway, a heritage steam train.
Your camp for tonight is in Warren Gorge which has toilets but no showers. While exploring your home for the night, keep your eyes out for yellow-footed rock wallabies, which have bounced back from near-extinction.
Its an early morning start for the incredible Dutchman's Stern hike before travelling 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 after a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s time to head to the coast to explore Venus Bay, where you’ll often spot dolphins surfing the waves, as well as Talia Caves.
In the afternoon, pull in to Coodlie Park for the night, and explore this fascinating working farm. You'll get to share a meal with other travellers tonight and sleep in some awesome swag huts. There are shower facilities here too, a great way to relax after your day of adventure.
Please note that tomorrow you will be swapping buses and joining the other group coming from Perth.
Driving time: approximately 5 hours
Hiking time: 1.5 hours
All meals included.
Day 3 - Coodlie Park & Baird Bay
This morning you’ll be swapping buses joining the tour coming from Perth and getting ready for a day filled with ocean-based adventure!
Today you’ll have the opportunity to choose how you spend your day. You can swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise in the calm and sheltered waters of Baird Bay (this outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours, cost $170pp). Or, if you choose to stay dry, you'll have the morning at their leisure.
Later, tuck into a picnic lunch on the beach. Afterwards, you’ll hit the waters again as you participate in a learn to surf lesson with Sceale Bay Surf School on a remote and pristine beach. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore.
Tonight you’ll head back to Coodlie Park for another night in the swag huts.
This morning test out your sandboarding skills in the Lake Newland Conservation Park sand dunes then explore the spectacular Eyre Peninsula coastline.
Then, head to Port Lincoln – the Seafood Capital of Australia. Yum!
Next, it's time to head to your camp spot for the night. You're staying at Mikkira Station, a private campground surrounded by eucalyptus trees and friendly koalas. Mikkira Station has toilets and shower facilities.
Are you a daredevil at heart? If so, today's the day for you! Today you'll have the chance to meet Great White Sharks at Port Lincoln, and depending on how brave you're feeling, even go cage diving with these monsters of the deep!
If staying on land is more your thing...
Today you are offered two very different itineraries depending on your love affair with fear! If you
are seeking a major adrenalin rush you can choose the optional experience of Shark Cage Diving with
Great White Sharks. Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia and one of only five in the world you
can come face to face with this incredible creature. This is a full day tour which costs $395 + $125
water entry fee.
If you choose not to shark cage dive then your day is still action-packed. Visit Lincoln National Park, which features some of the most scenic coastlines in South Australia. Then, travel along Whalers Way coastal drive to see the breathtaking coastline and some of the oldest rocks in Australia. You’ll also spot abundant native Australian wildlife such as emus and kangaroos. Next, visit Wadlata Cultural Centre and take an interpretive walk through the life of the new frontier pioneers of South Australia.
Afterwards, it's time to pick up any people returning from the Shark Cage Dive and then head to Mt. Remarkable National Park to set up camp for the night. This spot lives up to its name!
Driving time: 4 hours
Walking time: 2 hours (if you're not doing the cage dive).
Mt Remarkable campsite has toilet facilities.
All meals included.
Day 6 - Mt Remarkable to Adelaide
It's goodbye time! This morning we’ll embark on our last hike of the tour - Davey’s Gully Walk in Mt Remarkable National Park, before hitting the road back to Adelaide. Enjoy a trip with glimpses of wildlife and coast along the way.
There is no accommodation provided tonight, so make sure you have booked your accommodation before departure.
There's also the chance to share stories and memories of your trip with fellow travellers over dinner and drinks later on (own expense).
Driving time: 5 hours
Breakfast and lunch included.
This tour commences day 1 at 7 am and will arrive in Adelaide around 7.30pm on day 6. It is recommended you book your Adelaide accommodation before you start this tour.
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 individuals own cost.
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What vehicles do you use?
We travel in air-conditioned minibuses which can accommodate up to 18 people.
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Terms & Conditions:
The tour operator 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 tour operator 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 tour operator highly recommends that the passengers take out travel insurance, and cannot guarantee connection with any other service or operation. The tour operator 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% 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 1 abril 2017 until 31 marzo 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.