Tour Highlights

  • Hiking Flinders Ranges & Alligator Gorge
  • Swim with wild Sea Lions & Dolphins
  • Learn to surf lesson
  • Sandboarding adventure
  • Cape Le Grand National Park – a national treasure
  • Explore the ancient forests of South West WA
  • Engage in indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
  • Taste your way around the Margaret River region
  • Relax & swim in some of Australia’s best beaches
  • Castle Rock and Frenchmans Peak hikes
Adelaide To Perth Tour Itinerary
Departures

Nullarbor Traveller Adelaide to Perth tours departs from Adelaide Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street at 7am on these Wednesdays.

Jan  9, 16, 23 & 30
Feb 13 & 27
Mar 13 & 27
Apr 3 & 17
May 1 & 15
Sept 4 & 18
Oct 2, 16 & 30
Nov 13 & 27
Dec 4, 11, 18 & 25

Jan 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Feb 12 & 26
Mar 11 & 25

Guy overlooking the Great Australian Bight
"An Incredible 10 Days"
Matthew - UK March 2018

Having finished my 10 day Adelaide to Perth tour just 2 days ago, I am still in complete mourning and wish I was still on the road!! It is easily the best tour I have ever booked and one of my favourite travelling adventures of all time. There is so much to see on the journey and every day has fun activities and beautiful sights to see. A stand-out for me is the wild life – in just ten days I saw dolphins, sea lions, sting rays, scorpions, centipedes, wallabies, kangaroos, emus and loads more – all in the wild where they belong! The organisation of the tour was fantastic and no time was wasted. Mel, our guide, was absolutely incredible and made the experience even more amazing. The food was of a really high quality and absolutely delicious.

I would recommend Nullarbor Traveller to anyone and would book them again in a heartbeat.

Itinerary

Day
Location

Day 1
Adelaide to Flinders Ranges National Park

Headed north, we’ll stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges.  So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic time-line of the Earth’s history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period!  Hike Alligator Gorge where we’ll have lunch and explore the pristine Warren Gorge where we’ll be spending the night camped out under the stars of the Southern Cross.

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
Flinders Ranges & Eyre Peninsula

It’s an early morning start for the incredible Dutchmans Stern hike, then travel to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, one of Australia’s best kept secrets. See some unique outback silo art in the tiny town of Kimba and after a quick pit-stop for lunch, it’s time to head to the coast to explore Venus Bay, Talia Caves. Next it’s to 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, our home base, where company owner Hassie will cook up a delicious BBQ feast and you’ll share stories with travellers from our other tours around the campfire before spending the night in a unique little swag hut.

Today we drive approx. 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way and all meals are included.  The campground features unique bucket showers and eco- toilets.

Day 3
Baird Bay & Penong

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 operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours is an optional experience and at only $180 will be an experience you will treasure forever.

Following a picnic lunch on the beach, we’ll continue driving along the coast to then do a learn to surf lesson on a remote and pristine beach.  Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore Sceale Bay while the others test their surf skills.

After dinner, you have the chance to experience some country hospitality and meet the locals when we visit the Penong Pub for a nightcap.  Today we drive approx. 5 hours, in total with stops along the way and camp at Penong which is famous for its dozens of windmills which pump the local water supply from a large underground basin.  All meals included.

Day 4
The Nullarbor & Great Australian Bight

There is no getting out of a long drive today as we start to travel across the mighty Nullarbor Plain. “Crossing the Nullarbor” has become a rite of passage for backpackers. And for Australians it is the quintessential experience of the “Australian Outback“.  Take a snap the world famous wombat, kangaroo and camel road sign, see jaw-dropping scenery at the longest continuous cliff coast line in the Southern Hemisphere, the spectacular Bunda Cliffs or “Edge of Australia”.

Stop at the iconic Nullarbor Roadhouse, explore the ruins of an old telegraph station and come arvo, cross the border into WA where tonight’s free entertainment is provided courtesy of the celestial sphere.

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

Another early rise this morning as we travel the last part of the Nullarbor visiting the Caiguna Blowhole for some free air-conditioning from the ocean. 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 a couple of days in the outback.

After another reasonably big drive day, get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world.  We’ll set up camp in the spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park where you also have showers facilities.  All meals included.

Day 6
Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges

Crystal clear waters, powdery white sands, expansive granite bluffs… and sunbathing kangaroos?  Sound like a dream?  Well it’s not because today you’ll wake up in one of Australia’s best known and most spectacular National Parks. Pristine and perfect are two words that reflect its absolute beauty. The ocean here is practically transparent, the local western grey ‘roos are regularly sun-baking on the beach and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. So beautiful is this park we will be spending the whole day here exploring, swimming, bushwalking and you’ll also have some free time to do whatever you please.

We drive approx 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours. You will have shower facilities and all meals included.

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Day 7
Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges

Head down to the beach nice and early to make friends with some of the local kangaroos. Then we’ll be hiking Frenchman Peak, where beautiful vistas span right across Cape Le Grand and the Recherche Archipelago. Refuel with a lunch stop on one of the many beaches on Esperance’s Great Ocean Drive then settle in for the onwards drive to our Stirling Ranges campsite at Mount Trio.

We drive for about 5 hours today, and walk for two hours.  We camp in a private campground in the Stirling Ranges where you have shower and toilet facilities.  All meals included.

Day 8
Stirling Ranges & South West Coast

Today’s an early start as we visit the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock which is a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region. Then traveling 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. Visit the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks and Green Pools for a swim in a sheltered swim and then a stop at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.

We do about 5 hours driving today, with stops along the way. Tonight, we swag camp at a Quinnup Caravan Park with shower and toilet facilities and all meals are provided.

Day 9
Walpole & Margaret River

Discover the pristine wilderness region of Walpole before  tantalising those tastebuds as we spend the rest of the day tasting our way around the Margaret River region visiting boutique wineries, breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go. Cheers to that.

Today we drive approx 5 hours making stops along the way. Tonight, we swag camp at 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 heading to Dunsborough where you’ll meet Wardandi custodian Josh, who will introduce you to the world’s oldest living culture with his authentic and personal interpretation. Go deep down into the Ngilgi Cave for a memorable didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience.

As our 10 day adventure draws to an end, we have our final lunch and swim at the popular tourist town of Busselton, where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8km into Geographe Bay. One last stint on the road sees us arriving into Perth around 6pm 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).

Today we drive approx. 4 hours and please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure.

What’s Included

  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities unless stated as optional extra (Swim with Sea Lions & Dolphins $180pp)
  • Meals – 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Accommodation
    • Bush camp (no facilities) 2 nights, camping (with basic facilities) 7 nights
  • Transport – Air-conditioned Minibus (max 20 people)
  • Expert local guide

Important Info

  • The tour commences on Day 1 at 7am and finishes on arrival in Perth on day 10 at around 18:00.
  • Please bring your own sleeping bag, they are not available for purchase or hire.
  • We highly recommend you arrange optional extra activities in advance to avoid disappointment. Nullarbor Traveller can help you with this at time of booking.
  • We recommend you book your Perth accommodation before you start this tour.
  • We recommend you do not book flights out of Perth after your tour until the Saturday.
  • There is very limited phone reception.

Check out Essential Info for everything you need to know!

Optional Activities

While everything on our tours is included in the price such as transport, swags, food and entry to national parks, on this tour you can choose to do this once in a lifetime experience with this  optional extra.

Swim with Sea Lions & Dolphins     $180pp

This is an amazing experience and really two experiences rolled into one! You may have swum with dolphins before but the interaction you will have with the sea lions and dolphins together at Baird Bay is once in a lifetime and truly life enhancing. The rare and endangered Australia Sea Lions are the puppy dogs of the sea – splashing, jumping, twisting, and twirling all around you and if you’re lucky you might even get a kiss. The magical bottle nose dolphins won’t disappoint either!

A 3 hour cruise on a boat with 14 seats, with all equipment and morning tea provided – what more could you want! You can check out all the details here and this experience also needs to be booked in advance so let us know at time of booking if you’re keen!


Please keep in mind

These tours are separate to the Nullarbor Traveller and 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.

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