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 (watch dolphins) 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 $180 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. 2 hours of surf lessons are included.
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!
Plus tard dans la journée, faites une randonnée jusqu'au Frenchman's Peak , où vous aurez des vues sur le Cap Le Grand et l'Archipel de Recherche . Après avoir pris des photos, retournez au camp pour reposer vos jambes et échanger des histoires de votre journée.views across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago
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 meter 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.
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
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 in Adelaide and finishing in Perth approx 5 pm. Scheduled departures are September to May.