Starting From AU$1,295.00

Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges Camping Tour

This tour from Adelaide explores two of South Australia’s most pristine wilderness areas while immersing you in nature, adventure and culture. Have the once in a life time opportunity to swim with sea lions & dolphins and come face to face with a great white! Hike national ...

Lonely Planet voted South Australia the #5 region in the world at the Best Of Travel Awards in 2017 and there are some great reasons for that!  On this 6 day camping adventure from Adelaide you will see why.  Explore the 540 million year old Flinders Ranges and head to the wild Eyre Peninsula for some world class wildlife experiences such as meeting some great white sharks and playful sea lions.


  • Southern Flinders Ranges – Alligator & Warren Gorges
  • Dutchmans Stern hike
  • Learn to surf lesson & sandboarding adventure
  • Koala’s and native wildlife at Mikkira Station
  • Spectacular coastal scenery of the Eyre Peninsula
  • Swim with wild Sea Lions & Dolphins (OE)
  • Shark Cage Dive with Great Whites (OE)

Sleep Under the Southern Skies

When we say “camping adventure” we mean it!  During the day you are going to see and do a lot but when the sun goes down you’ll sleep Aussie bushman style in swags under the billions of stars that make up the Southern Skies and kick back around the campfire with a beer and sharing stories with your new friends.Sleep under the stars surrounded by Koalas in nearly every tree. You even get the chance to see endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby in Warren Gorge.   

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 and passengers need to bring their own sleeping bags. (Our wet weather option is 3 person dome tents shared by a maximum of 2 people per tent)  



Day 1 : Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Headed north, stop at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing to Mount Remarkable National Park to embark on the first hike of the tour at Alligator Gorge. Make a steep descent, then follow a trench of bright ochre-coloured quartzite cliffs guaranteed to make you feel very small. After a picnic lunch, travel a bit further north, arriving at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic timeline of the Earth's history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period. Arrive at our campsite at the magnificent Wilpena Pound for a Welcome to Country in the Adnyamathanha people's language. Enjoy Aboriginal songs, traditional stories, and local information as you are welcomed to the spectacular Flinders Ranges. Head back to the campsite for dinner and roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way. Today we drive approximately 450 km (5 hours), with stops along the way. Swag camp in the camping area at the Wilpena Pound Resort, which has toilet and shower facilities.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Wake to the joyful sounds of birdsong, and after breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through tall river red gums and pines. Head up Wangara Lookout for panoramic views into the inside of Wilpena Pound and keep your eyes peeled for echidnas in the underleaf. Breath deep and take in the magic all around you. Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. This afternoon we will set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail, which has impressive views over the Chace Range. Arkaroo Rock is a significant cultural site for the Adnyamathanha people and has an incredible example of Adnyamathanha rock art depicting the Yura Muda (Dreaming or creation story) of Ikara. Back at the resort, cool down with another swim, and relax and soak up the serenity of this ancient landscape. Spend your second-night swag camping Wilpena Pound, watching the shooting stars above.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Flinders Ranges to Port Lincoln
This morning, say farewell to the Flinders Ranges and visit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in the tiny town of Hawker to see an incredible 360-degree immersive panorama of the region. Travel through to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Come late afternoon, arrive in the 'Seafood Capital of Australia', Port Lincoln. Take a look around the town to get your bearings and stretch your legs before heading to our unique campsite at Mikkira Station. This private property is special as it is home to the Eyre Penisula's only wild koala population, with around 170 koalas and lots of kangaroos and emus, calling Mikkira home. Head to a nearby beach for a swim and to watch the sunset before dinner at the campsite. Travel around 500kms today (6 hours) and set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Port Lincoln & Surrounds
Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. The turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay is the perfect place to Hang 10! Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometre scenic coastal drive along Whalers Way. Be wowed by the breathtaking coastline and cliffs that have been smashed by the Southern Ocean for millions of years. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to 'give back' by participating in some important koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, we will spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating or planting manna gum tree seeds. These trees are critical habitat for the koalas at Mikkira Station, and our partnership with land management and conservation groups will hopefully make a difference in their protection. Feeling a great sense of purpose and connection with nature, kick back around the campfire with your new human and furry friends. Travel 100kms today (2 hours), and sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Aquatic Adventures or Coffin Bay
Today you are offered two very different itineraries. Those who love aquatic wildlife can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark and swimming with the ever-playful Australian Sea Lions. Please see 'Optional Extras' for more information. Those who choose to stay on dry land will explore some hidden secrets in Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. After a coastal hike along part of the Parnkalla Trail, head to Coffin Bay National Park. Famed for its white sandy beaches and wildlife, spend some time exploring, swimming or relaxing here. No visit to Coffin Bay is complete without tasting the worlds most famous oyster, so you also have the option of pulling on some waders and joining the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Back in Port Lincoln, enjoy a spot of wine tasting at Boston Bay Wines before we collect the rest of the group. Get ready for the best fish and chips you have ever had from the award-winning Fresh Fish Place and head back to camp at Mikkira Station for our last night together. Drive time today is about 1.5 hours unless you are doing the sharks experience, in which case it is only 1 hour.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Port Lincoln to Adelaide
After breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Named as one of the 40 Great Australian Short Walks, this challenging but rewarding walk has magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Learn about the challenges Matthew Flinders encountered in finding water and the area's wildlife and natural history. On the way out of town, get one final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout. Stop for a BBQ lunch at Arno Bay as we make our way to Lucky Bay. Our Searoad Ferry will set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula at 2.30 pm. Grab a coffee at the onboard café and relax and enjoy the two and a half hour journey across the gulf. Once disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for our last stint into Adelaide, where you will arrive at around 8 pm.
Meals :Lunch

Pick up locations and times: 6.45 am YHA Adelaide at 135 Waymouth Street

Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes before departure.

Returns: Sunday +/- 8.00pm, Adelaide. 


Optional Activities

There are two optional extra activities on this tour that we leave up to you to decide if you would like to do. These are popular activities, so we highly recommend securing your place at the time of booking your tour.

Please keep in mind; These tours are operated by third parties and separate to Nullarbor Traveller. Therefore, the terms and conditions of each of these companies apply. Weather can play an essential part in the operations of these tours, and occasionally a tour may be cancelled, which is beyond our control.


Swim with Sea Lions & Great White Shark Experience Combo

Calypso Star Charters Shark Cage Diving            $680pp

Calypso Star Charters now offers a convenient combo experience allowing you to Swim with Australian Sea Lions and shark cage dive with magnificent Great White Sharks, all in the same day!

Upon arrival at either Hopkins or Grindal Island, wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided and get ready to be joined by the ever-playful sea lions who will wow you with summersaults and swirls as they glide effortlessly past you. After approximately one hour, it is time to climb back onto the boat, where a hot shower and coffee await. Travel to Neptune Islands Marine Park for shark cage diving.

The full day's charter boards at 6.30 am, and it takes about 2.5 hours to get out to the Neptune Islands. No diver experience is required. All food and equipment are supplied, and MV Calypso Star 2 is the only Shark Cage Diving vessel fitted with a Gyroscopic Stabiliser, increasing guests' comfort throughout the day.

Please note the $680 rate is inclusive of a $39 Department of Environment Fee.

On days of nil sightings of White Sharks, all guests will be refunded $100 and provided a $200 voucher off a future tour.

Please visit Calypso's website for complete details.


Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour     $45pp

Enjoy a unique harvest experience on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Put on some waders and sit down at a semi-submerged Salt Water Pavilion' located at their working commercial Oyster Lease. Feast on the world's most sought-after oysters plucked straight out of the ocean.