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Perth to Adelaide Adventure Tour

This extraordinary 10-day adventure across Southern Australia will takes travellers off the beaten track to discover untouched and pristine landscapes. Get adventurous, hiking, learning to surf and sandboarding. Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins and meet the kangaroos of Esperance.

OVERVIEW

The scenery is mind-blowing and the wildlife encounters are next level. Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins. Meet the kangaroos of Esperance, the koalas of Mikkira, and come face-to-face with a majestic great white shark. Feel connected with nature, sleeping under the stars of the Milky Way and sharing campfire stories with like-minded travellers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The weird and wonderful Wave Rock
  • Discover Cape Le Grand National Park and its friendly kangaroos
  • Step back in time at Koonalda Homestead in the Nullarbor National Park
  • Learn-to-surf lesson and sandboarding adventure
  • Feel inspired after incredibly rewarding hikes
  • Discover South Australia’s best kept secret – the Eyre Peninsula
  • Come face-to-face with a majestic great white shark (OE)
  • Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins (OE)
  • Sleeping in swags under billions of stars
  • Australia's ultimate road trip - crossing the Nullarbor Plain

 

Day 1 : Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park
The adventure begins travelling east from Perth over the Darling Ranges with the first coffee break in the historic township of York, WA's oldest inland town. A bit more driving, and you'll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock. By late afternoon, arrive in Fitzgerald River National Park. This is one of Australia's largest and most botanically significant national parks, renowned for its rugged hinterland, coastal scenery and more than 1,800 beautiful and rare plant species. Today travel around 600 km (10 hours) with plenty of stops along the way and camp at Fitzgerald River National Park, which has toilet and shower facilities.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Fitzgerald River to Cape Le Grand National Park
Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt. Baron for breathtaking views. Legs stretched, take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee and mosey around. Then get ready for some of Australia's most impressive coastal scenery. This part of Western Australia has no less than nine National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world. Set up camp in the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand. It's so striking, stay two nights here in the well-equipped camping area. Enjoy a free afternoon here to set out on a hike, get your kangaroo selfie, or kick back with your new friends on the beach. Today travel about 250km (2.5 hours) and camp at Cape Le Grand, which has toilet and shower facilities.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Cape Le Grand National Park
Sunrise here is spectacular, and it's also when the roos are at their most active. Wander onto the beach nice and early to see these before a hike up Frenchman Peak. A challenging yet rewarding hike, wow at the beautiful vistas which span right across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. Spend the whole day exploring, swimming and bushwalking. You'll also have some free time to do whatever you please. We drive only 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : The Nullarbor
It's up early today, grab a bite in the outback town of Norseman, and then hit the Eyre Highway to start the journey eastbound. Take on Australia's longest straight road - '90 Mile Straight'. And be entertained by your guide as you watch the ever-changing landscapes. Tonight, be left speechless by the show of constellations and shooting stars as you bush camp (no facilities) on the Nullarbor. Today's driving time is about 7 hours.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : The Nullarbor & Koonalda Homestead
A bit more driving to do today as we continue our way across the mighty Nullarbor. Make a stop at Eucla, an old telegraph township now mostly buried beneath dunes. Call in for a night's camping at Koonalda Homestead. This unique campsite was originally a sheep shearing station and fuel and rest stop for people travelling along the Nullarbor in the 1950s. The site was abandoned and is now somewhat of a graveyard for cars left broken down on the Nullarbor. A photographers dream and a unique part of Australian history! Travel time today is about 6 hours, and once again, be prepared to be mesmerised by the wonders of the southern skies. Koonalda Homestead provides toilets but no showers.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Great Australian Bight & Coodlie Park
Stops for today include the famous Camels/Kangaroos/Wombats Crossing road sign and the Bunda Cliffs, where Australia drops dramatically into the Southern Ocean. Stretching for approximately 200 kilometres along the Great Australian Bight, this is the world's longest continuous line of sea cliffs and an epic coastal lookout. Cross the Dingo Fence – at 5,614 kilometres, it is the world's longest fence and enter the Yalata Aboriginal lands. In the afternoon, visit the Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre to hear about the styles and meanings of Indigenous artwork. After stocking up on supplies in Streaky Bay, test out your sand boarding skills in some massive dunes. Come late afternoon, arrive at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat to enjoy a BBQ feast and roll out your swag in a unique swag hut. Today travel 600km (8 hours) and sleep in a cool swag hut.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Baird Bay & Mikkira Station
It's time for a tour highlight, swimming with the puppy dogs of the sea – Australian sea lions and majestic dolphins on a 3-hour cruise in the sheltered waters of Baird Bay. This optional experience is an outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours. At only $200, it is an experience to treasure forever. Those who choose to stay on land will travel to Point Labatt Conservation Park, the only place on the mainland where you can see Australian seal pups playing and resting on the beach. After lunch, travel to Elliston for a short coastal drive, then onto Mikkira Station to set up camp for two nights. Home to 170 wild koalas, here you will have the fantastic opportunity to see koalas up close and personal and sleep under koala-filled gum trees. Travel 400kms today (4.5 hours), and Mikkira has shower and toilet facilities.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Port Lincoln & Mikkira Station
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. From staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub to the more extreme option of entering the cage. Prices range from $350 to $564, depending on your choice of two operators. Please see 'Optional Extras' for more information. Those staying on dry land will be exploring the highlights of Port Lincoln and its surroundings. From the rugged Whalers Way to the white sandy beaches of Coffin Bay National Park. You will also have some free time in 'Australia's Seafood Capital' to grab a coffee or chill on the foreshore. After picking up people returning from the shark tour, it's back to the cute koalas at Mikkira Station. Drive time today is about 2.5 hours unless you are doing the sharks experience, in which case it is only 1 hour.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Port Lincoln to Flinders Ranges
Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson in the turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore. Onwards to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges to set up camp in Mt. Remarkable National Park. Today travel approximately 400 km (4 hours) and camp at Mt Remarkable, which has a toilet and shower facilities.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Flinders Ranges to Adelaide
On the last morning of the tour, embark on a hike at Davey's Gully. South Australia is well known for its world-class wine, and the last stop of the tour will be for lunch and wine tasting in the picturesque Clare Valley. Cheers to that. Drive time today is about 5 hours, and this overland adventure ends on arrival in Adelaide. Although there are no formal activities planned, it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the adventure over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).
Meals :Lunch

Pick up locations and times: 6.45am from YHA Perth, 300 Willington Street, Perth 

Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes before departure.

Arrival: Wednesday +/- 7.00 pm, Adelaide. 

 

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

While everything on our tours is included in the price, there are two optional extra activities on this tour that we leave up to you to the passenger to decide if you would like to do. These are both very popular activities, so we highly recommend securing at time of booking.

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 important part in the operations of these tours and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case, you will be provided a full refund.

Swim with sea lions and dolphins ($200p)

This is an amazing experience and highlight of the tour. The interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at the beautiful and sheltered Baird Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, will leave you breathless. Board the 14-seater boat for a short ride to our first stop, where you’ll swim with sea lions. This takes place in approximately two metres of water. It is a natural experience and the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon to interact with us.

After this, head further out into the bay to swim with the majestic bottlenose dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but is still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours and a wetsuit and snorkel equipment are included.

Great White Shark Experiences in Port Lincoln

Adventure Bay Charters                                                From $389pp - $564pp

This is Australia’s first Advanced Eco-certified White Shark Tour. Sustainable and responsible, Adventure Bay Charters use rock music to attract the sharks, which also makes for a great vibe on the boat for your tour. They also have the only Aqua Sub, dry glass viewing platform with 360-degree views of the Great Whites in their natural habitat. This allows you to come face to face with the sharks and the cage divers whilst staying dry! If you are feeling brave you can upgrade on the day to have the ultimate thrill of plunging into the Southern Ocean with the sharks, from within the safety of the cage.

This full day tour to the Neptune Islands departs at 6.30am and returns at 6.30pm. It includes all equipment, breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. You also receive a selection of free images, which they will email to you within a couple of days.

Cost structure

  • Full Day Tour/Aqua Sub Access - $350pp (at time of booking)
  • Cage Dive - $175pp (paid on board)
  • $39 ‘Department of Environment Fee’ is payable on the day regardless of which option you choose (payed at reception)

If you opt to enter the cage but do not see any Great White Sharks you will not pay the $175 Cage Entry fee, just the $350 + $39.

Calypso Star Charters Shark Cage Diving               $534pp

Calypso Star Charters was established in 1990 and have a proud history of providing safe and exciting Advanced Eco Certified Shark Cage Diving. They are the only one-day Shark Cage Diving South Australian tour operator who is permitted to use natural fish berley (chum) to attract the sharks. This sustainable practice provides passengers with the best possible chance of sighting and interaction close to the vessel and cage, which will enhance your incredible experience.

The full days charter boards at 6.30am and it takes about 2.5 hours to get out to the Neptune Islands. No diver experience is required. All food and equipment is 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 $534 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.