Tour Highlights

  • Wave Rock and Fitzgerald River World Biosphere Region
  • Cape Le Grand National Park and its friendly kangaroos
  • Relax and swim at some of Australia’s best beaches
  • Feel inspired after hikes that will leave you speechless
  • Explore the ancient forests of the Walpole region
  • Taste your way around the Margaret River region
  • Experience the rugged coastline and rock formations of Albany
  • Engage with Indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming
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Departures

Esperance Tours from Perth depart YHA Perth City, 300 Wellington Street at 7 am on the following Sundays.

Tours return to Perth at approximately 6 pm the following Friday.

Dec 13 & 27

Jan 10 & 24

Feb 7 & 21

Mar 7 & 21

Apr 4 & 18

May 2 & 16

Sept 5 & 19

Oct 3, 17 & 31

Nov 14 & 28

Dec 12 & 26

Jan 9 & 23

Feb 6 & 20

Mar 6 & 20

Adelaide to Perth Tour Group with stingrays at Hamelin Bay Western Australia
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"Most memorable experience of my entire life"
Jeany - December 2018

This trip opened my eyes on how inspiring nature can be. I saw so many really pretty places in a short time, which gave me a powerful feeling of being alive. I can’t describe how amazing it is to sleep in a swag under a sky full of stars. It really remind me of the beauty and peace in nature and how powerful life can be. During this trip I figured out what is truly important in life. Also I met our cool tour guide Natalie who was like an older sister to me and will always have a place in my heart. I can really really recommend this trip, you will regret it, if you don’t do it.

Itinerary

Day
Location

Day 1
Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park

Our Esperance tour from Perth begins travelling east over the Darling Ranges, with the first stop at York. Surrounded by pretty countryside, it’s easy to see why this location was the first inland settlement for Western Australia’s early colonists. A bit more driving and you’ll be marveling at one of Australia’s biggest waves, and there is no ocean in sight. The 2,700 million-year-old Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the ground in an otherworldly fashion.

By late afternoon, arrive at Fitzgerald River National Park where we camp tonight. This is one of Australia’s largest and most botanically significant national parks, renowned for its rugged hinterland, coastal scenery and more than 1,800 beautiful and rare plant species.

Today travel around 600 km (10 hours) with plenty of stops along the way. Fitzgerald River National Park has a toilet but no shower facilities.

Day 2
Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park

Start the day with a rewarding hike up East Mt. Barren which features breathtaking views over the region. Take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee and mosey around, and get your first peek of the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches the area is famous for.

Onward to Cape Le Grand National Park. Iconic for its squeaky white beaches and friendly kangaroos, you are never going to want to leave this paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon here to set out on a hike or just kick back and soak up the serenity.

Today travel around 250 km (2.5 hours). Camp at Cape Le Grand which has toilet and shower facilities.

Day 3
Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges

The views from the top of Frenchman Peak over the Recherche Archipelago are pretty impressive, so this morning the top of Frenchman Peak is where we go. Following the hike, it’s back on the bus for the drive into the Stirling Ranges. Depending on the time of the year, in spring we might seek out the beautiful wildflowers, or in the heat of summer, some secret swimming spots.

Today driving time is about 6 hours and tonight, swag camp at a private campground in the Stirling Ranges with shower and toilet facilities.

Day 4
Stirling Ranges & South West Coast

Visit the Porongurups for a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. A bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort. Take a magnificent coastal drive towards Albany and be wowed at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Stop for a dip at Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool in William Bay National Park.

From the ocean to the forest, discover the old-growth forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region. The last stop of the day is at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia. We do about 4.5 hours of driving today, with stops along the way. Tonight, we camp at a Quinninup Caravan Park which has shower and toilet facilities.

Day 5
Margaret River

Today we put adventure aside as we taste our way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Whatever your taste buds desire, you will find it here. From wine to gin, and chocolate to cheese, by the end of the day you will be feeling very satisfied and merry. Cheers to that!

Today travel around 200 km (5 hours), making tasting stops along the way. Tonight, camp at Big Valley Caravan Park in Margaret River which has shower and toilet facilities.

Day 6
Margaret River to Perth

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

As your tour draws to an end, stop at the popular tourist town of Busselton where it’s hard to miss the 19th-century Jetty stretching 1.8 km into Geographe Bay. One last stint on the road has us arriving into Perth around 6 pm.
Today we travel 300 km (4 hours).

What’s Included

  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities
  • Meals – 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation – Swag Camping with basic facilities
  • Transport – Air-conditioned Minibus (max 20 people)
  • Expert local guide

Important Info

Payment Plan: When booking directly with us, we offer flexible bookings and cancellations, and a simple payment plan. Confirm your booking with a 25% deposit and the other 75% is due 14 days before your tour departure. This will be offered to you when you complete your booking.

Meals: Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the 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: Our tours are camping adventures, and participation and involvement are required from our passengers. People do need to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and be able to cope with extreme weather conditions if travelling in the peak of summer. Camping on this tour is a mixture of national parks, campgrounds and bush camps (no facilities).

Swags: When camping, we use single swags. Swags are ‘Aussie Bed Rolls’ made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. Passengers need to provide a sleeping bag and pillow to insert into the swag.

Our wet weather option is a 3-person dome tent, which is shared by two people. These are only provided in the case of heavy rain.

Fitness: 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.

Fit for Travel: As part of our Safe Adventures program, all passengers are required to complete an online check-in which includes a ‘Fit for Travel’ self-declaration to confirm you are free from illness.  Two days before your scheduled departure, you will be emailed a link to complete the online check-in for your tour. To find out more about how we are keeping passengers safe, click here.

Minimum Numbers: This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to operate. In the unlikely event, the tour you are booked on is cancelled because minimum numbers have not been met, we will transfer all monies paid onto another departure date in the future.  If this is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.

Booking Terms & Conditions: We recommend reading our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.

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