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10-Day Adelaide To Perth Camping and Wildlife Adventure

Buck the trends and venture into the south west for a unique coastal trip

Combine Australia's ultimate road trip with incredible wildlife encounters on this 10 day camping adventure! Swim with dolphins & sea lions, hike national parks, swim in pristine beaches, learn to surf and sand board, walk ancient forests and sleep under the stars with ...

OVERVIEW

This epic 10-day road trip takes travellers off the beaten track to travel through some of Australia’s most diverse and spectacular landscapes. Discover footprint-free beaches, ancient forests, rugged coastlines, mountain ranges, and the vast outback. Encounter abundant native wildlife, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with wild sea lions and dolphins. Get adventurous, hiking in beautiful national parks, learning to surf and sandboarding on massive dunes. Immerse yourself into nature, sleeping under the stars of the southern skies. Let our local expert guides show you this incredible part of Australia with likeminded travellers, leaving you inspired, and wondering why you hadn’t come sooner.

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
  • Sleep under the billions of stars of the southern skies 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Fitness Requirement: Medium

What's included

  • Meals - 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Transport - Minibus - air-conditioned mini coach with a maximum of 21 pax
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Accommodation - Swag camping with basic facilities (7 nights), bush camp no facilities 2 nights
  • All activities (exc Swim with Sea lions $180pp)

What To Bring

  • Sleeping bag, hat, travel pillow, comfortable walking shoes, insect spray, snacks, sunglasses

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Flinders Ranges
Headed north we’ll stop in at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing on to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges. 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.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Flinders Ranges & The Eyre Peninsula
See some unique outback silo art in the tiny outback town of Kimba. Spot dolphins surfing the waves at Venus Bay and explore Talia Caves. At Lake Newland sand dunes, adrenaline junkies can test out their sandboarding skills. Arrive at Coodlie Park where 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Baird Bay & Penong
Peel on the wetsuit for two-hour 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. 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : The Great Australian Bight & Nullabor
There is no getting out of a long drive today as we start to travel across the mighty Nullarbor Plain. 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : The Nullarbor & Cape Le Grand National Park
Today, we’ll take on Australia’s longest straight road which funnily enough is called ‘90 Mile Straight’. 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 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Cape Le Grand National Park
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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Stirling Ranges & South West Coast
Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock. 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. 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Margaret River
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. Spend the rest of the day tasting your way around Margaret River. Visit boutique wineries, craft breweries, a chocolate factory and a cheese factory, sampling as we go. 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Margaret River to Perth
Roll up your swag one last time before jumping on the bus to Dunsborough to meet Wardandi custodian, Josh. 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, before one last stint on the road into Perth, arriving 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Pick up locations and times: 6.45 YHA Adelaide at 135 Waymouth Street, 6.55am, Adelaide Bus Station at 85 Franklin Street

Arrival: Friday +/- 7.00 pm, Perth. 

 

 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Nature
  • Adventure
  • Hiking

Available Extras

Optional Experiences
There is one optional experience on this tour.

Swim with sea lions and dolphins ($180 p.p. guaranteed)

[Highly recommended optional experience (!)]

This is an amazing experience - Baird Bay is a sheltered bay on the Eyre Peninsula and passengers aboard the boat for a short ride to our first stop, which is to swim with sea lions. This takes place in approximately 2 metres of water. It is a natural experience and the sea lions come into the sheltered lagoon to interact with us. After this, we head further out into the bay to swim with the dolphins. This happens in four metres of water but is still within the sheltered bay. The tour is 3-4 hours, wetsuit and snorkel equipment is provided at no additional cost.

As this activity is outsourced, only limited spaces are available. By confirming and saying your intentions now, we can guarantee your position on the tour.  Pay the operator direct $180 on the day of activity

The operators of this tour operate independent to Nullarbor Traveller.

Weather can play an important part in the operation of the tours and the operators make their own risk assessment and decision about the operation of the tour each day.

Any money collected is refunded if the tour does not operate.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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