Tour ID: 10006719
AUSTRALIA'S ULTIMATE ROAD JOURNEY
The 10 Day Adelaide to Perth— Australia’s Ultimate Wildlife Experience travels through the Southern Flinders Ranges and onto the Eyre Peninsula. Get set for some real Aussie wildlife encounters! You have the opportunity to swim and play with Sea lions and Dolphins. You will have some extreme fun sand boarding of a BIG sand dune at Lake Newland. After spending a few days on the Eyre Peninsula with some amazing activities, the tour crosses the Nullarbor and arrives in Esperance. Esperance may seem like a metropolitan after spending a few days in the vast and ancient landscape of the real Australia! It’s time to do some walks and to relax on the beach in Cape Le Grande National Park. You might have to share the beach with some locals, Kangaroos that is!
After spending 2 days on this beautiful spot we head of to see the rest of the South-West in Western Australia. The tour travels along the coast line and to the Stirling Ranges. We visit the Tingle Trees and Kauri Forests before we make our way to the Margret River region and to Ngilgi Cave. In and around Ngilgi Cave we experience an amazing Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Culture Exchange with Josh. He tells us more about Ngilgi Cave and his aboriginal culture while he shows us tool– and fire making and plays the didgeridoo. We travel into Perth after 10 days of spectacular destinations and adventures!
HIGHLIGHTS ON TOUR
- Southern Flinders Ranges—Hike Alligator Gorge
- Warren Gorge—Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies
- Sand boarding
- Swim with Sea lions and Dolphins (OE)$160
- Cross the Nullarbor - Australia's ultimate road trip
- Cliff lookouts on the Great Australian Bight
- Cape Le Grand National Park
- Stirling Ranges
- Climb the Fire Lookout and Ancient Empire Walk
- Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Experience and Ngilgi Cave
- Margaret River region - delicious wine and produce
This tour offers the amazing experience to swim and play with Sea Lions and Dolphins at Baird Bay (paid to the operator). This is a 3-4 hour eco-cruise and all the equipment needed is provided. Cost of this Optional Experience is $160 (subject to change).
Day 1 – Flinders Ranges National Park
Headed north, we’ll stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the rugged gorges and Red Gums of the Flinders Ranges. Stroll down Alligator Gorge (no crocs here, though keep an eye out for snakes), then it’s on to Quorn, home of the Pichi Richi Railway, for lunch. You’ll be spending tonight in Warren Gorge, camped out under the stars of the Southern Cross.
Explore the beautiful Warren gorge in the Flinders Ranges. It is here that you will get the opportunity to see a Yellow-Footed rock wallaby, almost driven to extinction by introduced “Feral” animals, at Warren Gorge they are beginning to “Bounce Back!”
Today we drive approx. 400 km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way. We’ll be bush camping (no facilities) and your lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2 – Coodlie Park & the Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsular is one of those great many secrets people are only just discovering and once they do they are blown away! Keep your cameras at the ready for the Big Galah, an eight-metre-high fibreglass structure overlooking the gift shop in the tiny town of Kimba. After a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s back on the road to Venus Bay, Talia Caves and the Lake Newland sand dunes (where adrenaline junkies can test out their sand boarding skills). In the afternoon we’ll pull in to Coodlie Park for a night’s stay on a working farm which is also our home base!
Tonight you will share a meal and stories with travellers from our other tours sleep in our super cool swag huts and shower facilities are available. Today we drive approx 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way and all meals are included.
Day 3 – Baird Bay & Fowlers Bay (Swin with Sea Lions & Dolphins)
Just up the road from Coodlie Park lies Baird Bay, an environment famed for its watery wildlife. This morning you’ll get the option to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise. This outsourced adventure done by Baird Bay eco tours is an optional experience and at only $160 will be one an experience you will treasure forever . Following a picnic lunch on the beach, we’ll continue driving along the coast to our secluded camping spot in Fowlers Bay.
Today we drive approx 5 hours, in total with stops along the way and camp at Fowlers Bay campground which has shower facilities. All meals included.
Day 4 – The Great Australian Bight
Days don’t get much more Australian than this one. Not only do we cross the 5,320-kilometre-long dingo fence this morning; we also take a snap or two at the famous wombat, emu, camel road sign on the Nullarbor and stop off at Bunda Cliffs to see where Australia, quite literally, drops into the ocean. Come arvo we cross the border into WA, where tonight’s free entertainment is provided courtesy of the celestial sphere.
Today's distance is approx. 7 hours, with break stops. Tonight we bush camp (no facilities) under the Southern skies on the Nullarbor and all your meals are provided.
Day 5 – Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park
With their planetary sounding names and strewn about space junk, the small towns of Balladonia and Norseman have a slightly intergalactic atmosphere about them. Balladonia shot to worldwide fame in 1979 when the Skylab space station returned to earth here rather abruptly. After lunch we continue the drive to Esperance, which may seem like a bustling metropolis after five days in the desert.
Today we drive approx 7 hours, with stops along the way and we set up camp in spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park where you also have showers facilities. All meals included.
Day 6 - Cape Le Grand National Park
Crystal clear waters, powdery white sands, expansive granite bluffs… and sunbathing kangaroos? If you choose to start today with an early morning beach stroll, don’t be surprised when you come across a roo or two lounging on Cape Le Grand’s stunning shoreline – they know what’s good for them. How you spend your day here 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.
We drive approx 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours. You will have shower facilities and all meals included.
Day 7 – Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges
Kick-start the day with a hike to Frenchman’s Peak, where beautiful vistas span right across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. Locals reckon Frenchman’s Peak was named after the shape of French hats, but we’re not so sure. Refuel with a lunch stop at Lucky Bay, then settle in for the onwards drive to our Stirling Ranges campsite.
We drive for about 4 hours today, and walk for two hours. We camp in a private campground in the Flinders Ranges where you have shower and toilet facilities and even limited phone charging! All meals included.
Day 8 – Stirling Ranges
Today’s a day for keeping cameras close and clicking fingers at the ready. Travelling along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, you’ll be treated to superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs shaped by eons of crashing waves and rolling tides. From the coast to the forest, we’ll veer off into the Valley of the Giants for a treetop canopy almost 60 metres above the ground.
It is just over 5 hours from Lucky Bay to Stirling Ranges, with stops along the way. Tonight we swag camp at a caravan park with shower and toilet facilities and all meals are provided.
Day 9 – South West Coast
Diamond Tree, a 50-metre-tall Karri tree once used as a fire lookout, is our first stop for the day. With the handy assistance of a circular staircase attached to the tree’s trunk. Return to the coast for the drive into Margaret River, a region known for its local delicacies and world-class red wines. Cheers to that.
Today we drive approx 5 hours making stops along the way. Tonight we swag camp at a a camp ground with shower and toilet facilities with all meals are provided. There is even limited phone charging here.
Day 10 - Margaret River to Perth
On the last day of the trip you’ll wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before taking the coastal road to Perth. Check out the Ngilgi caves and get the lowdown on this amazing underground world, then gain a totally different insight into local culture during a meet-up with some of the people indigenous to the area. A final stint on the road will bring us into Perth.
Today we drive approx. 5 hours and please make sure you have booked your Perth 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 together over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).
YOUR TRAVEL FOOTPRINT
At Nullarbor Traveller we are conscious of the impact that our business has on the environment. To offset our Carbon Footprint we are involved in the environmental program of Coodlie Park farm Retreat. Coodlie Park Farm Retreat has developed an environmental program which will see designated sites on the property direct seeded (by machine) with native plants to offset the Carbon Footprint. We encourage our passengers to ask questions, learn about the unique environmental program and get involved!
Coodlie Park Farm Retreat is also a host WWOOF Farm (Willing workers on organic farms) which provides additional resources to ensure that the carbon footprint from the business is fully offset! You can participate in the sustainability program by jumping on one of our tours and stay an extra week or two at Coodlie Park to offset your Carbon Footprint and jump on the next bus to finish your tour!
Travel in air-conditioned mini coach with a max 18 passengers. All meals. All accommodation – If the weather is inclement the guide may suggest to the group an upgrade into an accommodation - this will be at the passengers cost. All camping equipment. All National Park Entry Fees. Overnight camping and national parks costs. Activities [unless listed as an optional experience] and GST.
Swim with dolphins and sea lions $160 (subject to change). This can be paid direct to the operator of the activity on the day.
7:00 AM Wed
19:00pm in Perth
Perth and Adelaide
6.45 YHA Adelaide at 135 Waymouth Street
6.55am, Adelaide Bus Station at 85 Franklin Street
Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes before departure.
Departs from Adelaide on selected Wednesdays.
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.
Passengers 12 years and under at the time of departure are considered to be children and are charged at 80% of the adult rate.
MEALS: 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 top on some of their own preferred food for the journey.
CAMPING: Our tours are all swag camping adventures and participation and involvement is required from our passengers. All camping equipment necessary for your tour will be provided by Nullarbor Traveller. During our camping trips we will use swags. However, you will need to supply a sleeping bag, to put in your swag.
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