Tour ID: 10006721
AUSTRALIA'S ULTIMATE "SWIM WITH" EXPERIENCE
Hit the road for a 6 day swag camping wildlife adventure around South Australia’s wild and stunning Eyre Peninsula! Shark cage dive with Great Whites, swim with sea lions & dolphins. Explore the Flinders Ranges, Alligator & Warren Gorges and sandboard on mountainous dunes!
The Eyre Peninsular is unquestionably one of Australia’s best kept secrets. From the rugged beauty of the coastline to the jagged peaks and escarpments of the ancient Flinders Ranges. This part of Australia showcases a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours that will leave you speechless and features some of the planets best aquatic wildlife experiences!
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. The 6 Day Eyre Peninsula Secrets—Australia’s Ultimate “Swim with” Experience travels through the Southern Flinders Ranges where you get out on a hike down in Alligator Gorge and onto Warren Gorge where we stop for our overnight camp were we will hopefully spot some of the endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies.
The next day we travel further onto the Eyre Peninsula where you will have some extreme fun sand boarding of a BIG sand dune at Lake Newland! Get ready for some real Aussie wildlife encounters. You have the opportunity to swim and play with Sea lions and Dolphins in Baird Bay. For the daredevils there is the opportunity to Cage dive with Great White Sharks. We camp at Mikkira Station and spot koalas in almost every tree. If you want to see all of Australia’s Wildlife in their natural habitat than this is a tour you’ll never forget.
HIGHLIGHTS ON TOUR
- Southern Flinders Ranges—Hike Alligator Gorge
- Warren Gorge—Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies
- Swim with Sea lions and Dolphins (Optional Extra - payable direct)
- Cage Dive with Great White Sharks (Optional Extra - payable direct)
- Sand boarding
- See Koalas in almost every tree on your overnight camp
- Explore Talia Caves
Day 1 - Adelaide to Flinders Ranges National Park
We head out of the city pretty early on Day 1, stopping for a quick coffee in Clare (a great wine region), and then continuing on to the southern Flinders Ranges National Park. There’ll be time for a stretch of the legs at Alligator Gorge, lunch in Quorn – home of the PichiRichi Railway – and a guided to the top of the ranges at Dutchman’s Stern. Tonight’s campsite is in Warren Gorge; keep your eyes peeled for yellow-footed rock wallabies, which have bounced back from near-extinction.
Driving time is about 4.5 hours and we’ll walk about 2 hours. Tonight we bush camp at Warren Gorge which has toilets but no showers. Lunch and dinner provided.
Day 2 - The Eyre Peninsula & Coodlie Park
Prepare to encounter one of Australia’s best-kept secrets today: the Eyre Peninsula. Composed of incredible red-rock landscapes, a huge diversity of wildlife and very few travellers, this part of the world really feels like your own private piece of paradise. 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. Please note that tomorrow you will be swapping buses and joining the other group coming from Perth.
Today we drive approx 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way and walk about 1.5 hours. All meals are included.
Day 3 - Coodlie Park & Baird Bay (swim with sea lions & dolphins)
This morning we may be joining the group coming from Perth and going to Adelaide, heading off to swim with the ever cheeky and playful sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay which is just up the road from Coodlie Park. The Eyre Peninsula is an area famed for its watery wildlife and 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 you will treasure forever .
Then its onto Murphy’s Haystacks, incredible granite rock formations sculptured into wondrous and weird shapes over millions of years then we head back to Coodlie Park Bush camp for more camp fire stories with your new friends
Driving time today is about three hours and accommodation is back in the swag huts at Coodlie Park with all meals provided
Day 4 - Coodlie Park & Mikkira Station
Motor along the Great Ocean Tourist Drive towards Elliston, checking out the amazing cliffs of Locks Well, then continue on to Port Lincoln for lunch. Stretch your legs with a wander around the town – we’ve put aside an hour here for you to stroll along the foreshore, survey the scenery or kick back with a cool drink in a café. Tonight we camp at Mikkira Station, a private campground surrounded by eucalyptus trees and neighbourly koalas.
We drive for about four hours today, and walk for one and a half hours. Mikkira Station has toilets and shower facilities. All meals included
Day 5 - Port Lincoln to Mt Remarkable
Depending on your love affair with fear, today you’ll either be diving into the world of Great White Sharks or brushing up on local whaling history at Whaler’s Way Conservation Park. Choose shark diving and you’ll be boating out to sea, changing into dive gear and invited to hop in a cage for a meet-up with some real monsters of the deep.
Choose the way of the Whalers and you’ll be visiting the remains of an old whaling station (where you’ll hopefully spot some kangaroos and emus), lunching in Lincoln National Park and stopping by Glen Forest Wildlife Park to hand-feed a few critters. Tonight we set up camp in Mt Remarkable.
Today we drive for about four hours, and walk for two, if not doing the cage dive. We bush camp with toilet facilities at Mt Remarkable.
Day 6 - Mt Remarkable to Adelaide
This overland adventure ends up on arrival in Adelaide. There’s no accommodation provided tonight, and make sure you have booked your 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).
This tour offers the amazing experience to swim and play with Sea Lions and Dolphins. 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). Another optional experience that we offer is Cage Dive with Great White Sharks. The cost of this day tour is $395 (subject to change) and $100 to pay on board if you enter the cage
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, the 1 or 2 nights bush camping on this tour and the base of Nullarbor Traveller. 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 is to be paid direct to the operator of the activity on the day.
Great White Shark Experience $395 (subject to change) with $100 to be paid on board if you enter the cage. This is to be paid direct to the operator of the activity on the day
7:00 AM Wed
20:00pm in 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 Perth on gazetted Wednesdays.
Personal belongings, sleeping bag, torch, walking shoes, swimmers, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. Bags are restricted to 1 backpack 15kg/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 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 use swags. However, you will need to provide a sleeping bag to put into your swag. This tour will change buses on night 2 to join the group coming from Perth and traveling onto Adelaide.
Luggage restrictions apply of 1 backpack/soft travel bag per person (max 15kg) and 1 piece of hand luggage.
PLEASE familiarize yourself with Nullarbor Travellers Booking Conditions and Cancellation Policy in the online booking form.
Adelaide, Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley, Port Augusta and Eyre Peninsula
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