Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges
  • Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins (OE)
  • Learn-to-surf lesson and sandboarding adventure
  • Relax and swim at some of Australia’s best beaches
  • Feel inspired after hikes that will leave you speechless
  • Discover Cape Le Grand National Park and its friendly kangaroos
  • Walk among ancient forests in Western Australia
  • Taste your way around the Margaret River wine region
  • Engage with Indigenous culture
Adelaide To Perth Tour Itinerary
Departures

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

May 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

Sept 2, 16 & 30

Oct 14 & 28

Nov 11 & 25

Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27

Feb 10 & 24

Mar 10 & 24

Overlooking the Great Australian Bight in South Australia
"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, stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the 540-million-year-old landscape, the Southern Flinders Ranges. Hike Alligator Gorge where we’ll have lunch, before exploring Warren Gorge, where we’ll be spending the night camped out under the stars of the Southern Cross. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare yellow-footed rock-wallaby, whose populations are bouncing back.

Today we drive approximately 400km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way and we’ll be bush camping at Warren Gorge.

Day 2
Flinders Ranges to Eyre Peninsula

Today we travel to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. On the way you’ll see some unique outback silo art in the tiny outback town of Kimba. After a quick pitstop for lunch, it’s time to head towards the coast. Spot dolphins surfing the waves at Venus Bay and explore Talia Caves. Next, it’s onto the Lake Newland sand dunes where adrenaline junkies can test out their sandboarding skills.

In the afternoon, we’ll pull into our home base at Coodlie Park. Here, company owner Hassie will cook up a delicious BBQ feast. Share campfire stories with travellers from our other tour before spending the night in a unique swag hut.

Today we drive approximately 450km (5 hours) in total, with stops along the way.

Day 3
Baird Bay & Penong

This morning, peel on the wetsuit for two-hour learn-to-surf lesson on a remote and pristine beach with Sceale Bay Surf School. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore Sceale Bay while the others test their surf skills.

Following a picnic lunch, it’s time for one of the tour highlights, swimming with the ever-playful wild sea lions and majestic dolphins on a 3-hour cruise in the sheltered waters of Baird Bay. This optional experience is an outsourced adventure operated by Baird Bay Eco Tours. At only $180 it will be an experience you will treasure forever.

Tonight we’ll camp at Penong, which is famous for its dozens of windmills. Today we drive around 5 hours in total with stops along the way.

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 and experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the ‘Edge of Australia’ at the Bunda Cliffs.

Stop at the iconic Nullarbor Roadhouse, explore the ruins of an old telegraph station and, come arvo, we’ll cross the border into Western Australia. Tonight’s entertainment is provided courtesy of the celestial sphere.

It’s a big drive today of around 800 km and 10 hours driving with stops along the way. Tonight, bush camp under the Southern skies on the Nullarbor.

Day 5
Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park

Today, we’ll take on Australia’s longest straight road which funnily enough is called ‘90 Mile Straight’. Visit the outback town of Balladonia, which shot to worldwide fame in 1979 when the Skylab space station returned to earth here rather abruptly.

After another reasonably big drive today with plenty of entertainment and stops along the way, get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery as we make our way towards Esperance. This part of Western Australia has no less than nine National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world. We’ll set up camp in the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand. In fact, it’s so spectacular we’ll stay two nights and the well-equipped camping area does have toilet and shower facilities.

Drive time today is around 7 hours and 600 km.

Day 6
Cape Le Grand National Park

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 paradise. Pristine and perfect are two words that reflect the absolute beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park. The ocean here is transparent and the sand at Lucky Bay has twice been judged Australia’s whitest. Today you’ll enjoy meeting the adorable western grey kangaroos, who don’t mind posing for that iconic kangaroo selfie.

We will be spending the whole day here exploring, swimming and bushwalking. And you’ll also have some free time to do whatever you please. We drive only 10 minutes today, and walks will vary from 2-4 hours.

Day 7
Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges

Sunrise here is spectacular and it’s also when the roos are at their most active. We’ll wander onto the beach nice and early to see these, before we set out on a hike up Frenchman Peak. A challenging yet rewarding hike, you’ll wow at the beautiful vistas, which 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.

Today we drive for about 5 hours and camp in a private campground in the Stirling Ranges where you will have shower and toilet facilities.

Day 8
Stirling Ranges & South West Coast

We’ll visit the oldest mountain range in the world, today. The Porongurups rise up from the landscape like an island. Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. A bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region. Jump back on the bus for a magnificent coastal drive towards Albany. Be wowed at The Gap and Natural Bridge before stopping for a dip at magical Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool in William Bay National Park near Denmark.

From the coast to the forest, discover the pristine wilderness and old growth forests of the Walpole region with the last stop of the day at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.

We do about 5 hours of driving today, with stops along the way. Tonight, we camp at a Quinnup Caravan Park, which has shower and toilet facilities.

Day 9
Walpole & Margaret River

After breakfast, those feeling brave can climb the 50-metre Diamond Tree, a native karri tree once used as a fire lookout, and the only wooden tree-top tower in the world. But today is all about tantalising your taste buds as we spend the rest of the day tasting our way around Margaret River. Visit boutique wineries, craft breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go. Cheers to that.

Today we drive around 5 hours making stops along the way. Tonight, we camp at Big Valley Caravan Park in Margaret River which has shower and toilet facilities.

Day 10
Margaret River to Perth

On the last day of the tour you’ll wake to the now-familiar laugh of kookaburras. Roll up your swag one last time before jumping on the bus to Dunsborough to meet Wardandi custodian, Josh. He 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 underground didgeridoo performance, taste native foods, and experience traditional fire-lighting on this unique Indigenous cultural experience.

As our 10-day adventure across the South Coast of Australia draws to an end, we’ll have a last dip 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 has us arriving into Perth around 6pm. 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.

Today we drive 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 – Swag Camping
    • Bush camp (no facilities) 2 nights, camping (with basic facilities) 7 nights
  • Transport – air-conditioned minibus (max 20 people)
  • Expert local guide

Important Info

  • Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of booking. We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh products. Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are not included.
  • Camping locations on this tour are a mixture of national parks, campgrounds and bush camps (no facilities). 
  • When camping, we use individual swags. Swags are ‘Aussie Bed Rolls’ made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. Passengers need to provide their own sleeping bag and pillow to insert into the swag. Our wet weather option is a 3-person dome tent which are shared by 2 people, but these are only provided in the case of heavy rain.
  • A good level of fitness is required, and you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 kilometres on some days. This may involve rough ground and perhaps getting wet. 
  • It is highly recommended that you pre-book the Swim with sea lions and dolphins Optional Activity at time of booking if you are interested in participating as it is very popular and can’t be booked on the day. You can add these to your cart when booking.
  • There is very limited phone reception

Payment Plan

  • When booking direct we offer a simple payment plan where you can pay a 20% deposit at the time of booking, and the 80% balance 30 days prior to your tour departure. This will be offered to you when you complete you booking. 

Check out Essential Info for everything you need to know!  

Optional Activities

While everything on our tours is included in the price, there is one optional experience on this tour. This is a very popular activity, so we highly recommend securing your place at time of booking.

 Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins – $180pp

This is an amazing experience and highlight of the tour. The interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at the beautiful and sheltered Baird Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, will leave you breathless. Board the 14-seater boat for a short ride to our first stop, which is to swim with sea lions.  This takes place in approximately two metres of water. It is a natural experience and the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon to interact with us.

After this, head further out into the bay to swim with the majestic bottlenose dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but is still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, and a wetsuit and snorkel equipment are included.

Please keep in mind; This tour is operated by a third party and separate to Nullarbor Traveller. Therefore, the terms and conditions of this company apply. Weather can play an important part in the operations of this tour 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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