Tour ID: 10006722
WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S SOUTHWEST
Explore the jaw dropping natural beauty, extreme diversity and solitude of this part of the South West corner of Australia. Experience large expanses of outback and white sandy beaches that stretch for miles without a soul in sight and be amazed by the spectacular beauty of Wave Rock & Fitzgerald River National Park and the white sandy beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park where you’ll see kangaroos lazing on the beach. Hit the hiking trails of the Stirling Ranges, walk among colossal ancient forests in the Valley of the Giants and encounter ancient Aboriginal culture at Koomal Dreaming one of Australia’s best Indigenous experiences. During whale watching season you might even catch sight of the amazing humpback whales from lookouts in Albany.
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 billions of stars that make up the Southern Skies. Kick back around the campfire with a beer and share stories with your new friends.
HIGHLIGHTS ON TOUR
- Wave Rock
- Fitzgerald River National Park
- Cape Le Grand National Park
- Stirling Ranges
- Climb the Fire Lookout Tree
- Ancient Empire walk
- Koomal Dreaming Aboriginal Experience
- Ngilgi Cave
- Margaret River region
Day 1 – Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park
Our adventure begins as we travel east from Perth over the Darling Ranges with our 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, we’ll have arrived in Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognized world biosphere! There’ll be time for an afternoon beach stroll before pitching camp for the night.
Today we clock up a few kilometres and travel around 9 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about an hour. Tonight we swag camp at Fitzgerald River National Park which has toilet but no shower facilities. Lunch and dinner are provided.
Day 2 – Stokes National Park to Esperance and Cape Le Grand
Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt Baron, one of the three quartzite peaks that make up the Barren Range. Legs stretched, we’ll take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee break and mosey around.
Then get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks where we camp at the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local eastern grey ‘roos are regularly sunbaking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest.
Enjoy a free afternoon here and how you spend it 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.
Today we travel 3 hours with stops along the way. Walking time is about 3 hours and you’ll be swag camping with toilet and shower facilities at Cape Le Grand. All meals are provided.
Day 3 – Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges
The views from the top of Frenchman’s Peak are pretty impressive, so this morning the top of Frenchman’s Peak is where we go. Following the walk, it’s back in the bus for the drive into the Stirling Ranges, with a lunch stop near Esperance along the way. Depending on the time of the year in spring we might seek out the beautiful wildflowers or in the heat of summer the flowing rivers and waterfalls.
Today driving time is about 6 hours and walking time is about 4.5 hours. Tonight we swag camp at a private camp ground in the Stirling Ranges with shower and toilet facilities. All meals are provided.
Day 4 – South West coastlines and forests
Cruise along WA’s glorious stretch of coastline, seeing how years of natural erosion have crafted incredible rock sculptures and granite bluffs – the Natural Bridge and The Gap are two of our favourites. Heading inland, we then get to the Valley of the Giants, a giant forest of towering Red Tingle trees, many of which are over 400 years old. Walk amongst these tall tingle trees on the ancient empire walk. Climb the Diamond tree, towering 50 metres above the ground, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout. It is 1 of 3 wooden top towers in this area and in the world. The day’s last lot of driving brings us to Quinninup camp.
Today we drive about 4 hours and walk about 1.5 hours. Tonight we stay in Quinninup Caravan Park which has shower and toilet facilities and all meals are provided.
Day 5 - Quinninup to Margaret River
Today it’s time to eat, drink and be merry, tasting the delicious local fare of Margaret River. Boutique breweries, chocolate, cheese and even a fudge factory, today you will have time to browse and explore.
Today there is a 4 hour drive and all meals are included.
Day 6 - Margaret River to Perth
On the last day of the tour you will visit Koomal Dreaming where you will have the opportunity to taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting with local indigenous people. Hear stories of the Dreaming spirits and go deep down into the mesmerising Ngilgi Cave for a uniquely memorable didgeridoo cave experience. Then we hit the road and head back to sunny Perth!
Today we drive approx. 3 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 journey together over a few drinks and a meal (at own expense)
Your pre-booked accommodation tonight.
Please book your Perth accommodation before you start this tour.
As a recommendation, please do not book flights out of Perth after your tour until the Saturday.
Our experienced guides will tailor all of the activities on seasonal & cultural conditions throughout the year, to maximize your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and your best interest and safety is our priority.
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.
7:00 AM Sun
20:00pm in Perth
Unless prior arrangements are made at the time of booking, the pick up point is 7.00am:
YHA - 300 Wellington Street, Perth.
Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes before departure.
Departs from Perth on selected Sundays.
personal belongings, sleeping bag, torch, walking shoes, swimmers, water bottle, insect repellent, hat, and sunscreen. Bags are restricted to 1 backpack 15 kg/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 will use swags. However, you will need to provide a sleeping bag to put into your swag.
PLEASE familiarize yourself with Nullarbor Travellers Booking Conditions and Cancellation Policy in the online booking form.
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