Adelaide to Perth Tour Review by Becs Bolden
“Hey there! I’m Bec from Melbourne. I was lucky enough to jump on Nullarbor Traveller’s 10 Day Adelaide to Perth tour. Travelling across the Nullarbor was at the top of my travel bucket list. But it was our stop in Esperance that really took my breath away. Here’s my personal account of two incredible days:
A curious kangaroo is headed straight for me. Both ears flicked up, with wide coffee-coloured eyes inspecting me. I can see her chestnut nose twitching, tiny whiskers waving up and down. As she lifts her head to sniff my hand, a sooty joey pokes its head from her pouch. I suddenly find myself closer to a kangaroo than I’ve ever been before – and I’m Australian!
On Nullarbor Traveller’s Adelaide to Perth 10 day tour, two of those days are spent camping at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park. Named by explorer Matthew Flinders who took shelter in the bay during his travels, the bay lies east of Esperance on the south coast of Western Australia.
We arrived late at night and set up camp in the dark, with only the light from our head torches to guide us. I could hear the ocean from our campsite and eagerly awaited daylight. I was finally going to see the famed “whitest beach” in Australia with my own eyes.
It’s ironic that the Nullarbor; a seemingly endless, treeless plain would become our gateway to paradise. Rich red earth gives way to the turquoise waters and white beaches of Esperance. A stark contrast which creates a unique and otherworldly experience.
When we awoke the next morning, Lucky Bay (true to its name) did not disappoint. The sand was indeed white. It looked like a wad of vanilla ice-cream spread smoothly across the bay. So pristine that even squeaked beneath my feet.