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9 Day Perth To Adelaide Nullabor Adventure Tour

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    Elephant Rocks, Western Australia
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    Climb to the top of Frenchmans Peak
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    Great Australian Bight
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    Hellfire Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park
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    Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park
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    Koala, Mikkira Station
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    Sandboarding at Lake Newland Sand Dunes
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    'Surfing' at Wave Rock
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    Stirling Ranges, Western Australia

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Be wowed by the weird and wonderful Wave Rock
  • Discover Esperance & Lucky Bay with its friendly kangaroos
  • Step back in time at Koonalda Homestead in the Nullarbor National Park
  • Hang 10 on a learn-to-surf lesson and sandboarding adventure
  • Feel inspired after incredibly rewarding hikes in pristine national parks
  • Discover South Australia's best-kept secret – the Eyre Peninsula
  • Explore the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges 
  • Swim with wild sea lions and dolphins (optional extra)
  • Come face-to-face with a majestic great white shark (optional extra)

Going the other way? Check out the Adelaide to Perth tour here

FULL ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Perth to Fitzgerald River National Park

The adventure begins travelling east from Perth over the Darling Ranges with the first coffee break in the historic township of York, WA's oldest inland town. A bit more driving and you'll be eating lunch in the shadow of Wave Rock. By late afternoon, arrive in Fitzgerald River National Park, an internationally recognised World Biosphere.

Today travel around 600 km (10 hours) with plenty of stops along the way and camp at Fitzgerald River National Park which has toilet and shower facilities.

Day 2 – Fitzgerald River to Cape Le Grand National Park

Begin the morning with a brisk hike up East Mt Baron for breathtaking views. Legs stretched, take the coastal route into Esperance for a coffee and mosey around. Then get ready for some of Australia's most impressive coastal scenery. Set up camp in the spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park, famous for its sunbathing kangaroos. Enjoy a free afternoon here to set out on a hike, get your kangaroo selfie, or just kick back with your new friends on the beach.

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

Day 3 – Cape Le Grand to The Nullarbor

Take an epic early morning hike up Frenchman Peak. Mind blown, jump back on the bus and enjoy a stunning coastal drive, stopping at some of the region's best beaches. Grab a bite in the outback town of Norseman, and then hit the Eyre Highway to start the journey eastbound.

Tonight, be left speechless by the show of constellations and shooting stars as you bush camp (no facilities) on the Nullarbor. Today's driving time is about 5 hours.

Day 4 – The Nullarbor & Koonalda Homestead

Driving's the name of the game today (we've got 500 kilometres of the world's longest stretch of straight road to cover). Make a stop at Eucla, an old telegraph township now mostly buried beneath dunes. Call in for a night's camping at Koonalda Homestead. This unique campsite was originally a sheep shearing station and fuel and rest stop for people travelling along the Nullarbor in the 1950s. The site was abandoned and is now somewhat of a graveyard for cars left broken down on the Nullarbor. A photographers dream and unique part of Australian history!

Travel time today is about 6 hours and once again be prepared to be bedazzled by the wonders of the southern skies. Koonalda Homestead provides toilets but no showers. 

Day 5 – Great Australian Bight & Coodlie Park

Stops for today include the famous Camels/Kangaroos/Wombats Crossing road sign and the Bunda Cliffs, where Australia drops dramatically into the Southern Ocean. Stretching for approximately 200 kilometres along the Great Australian Bight, this is the world's longest continuous line of sea cliffs and an epic coastal lookout. 

Cross the Dingo Fence – at 5,614 kilometres, it is the world's longest fence and enter the Yalata Aboriginal lands. In the afternoon visit the Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre to hear about the styles and meanings of Indigenous artwork. After stocking up on supplies in Streaky Bay, test out your sand boarding skills in some massive dunes. Come late afternoon, arrive at our home base, Coodlie Park Farm Retreat to enjoy a BBQ feast and swap stories with travellers from our other tour around the campfire. 

Today travel 600km (8 hours). Sleep in a swag hut and use a unique eco bucket shower. 

Day 6 – Baird Bay & Mikkira Station

It's time for a tour highlight, swimming with the puppy dogs of the sea – Australian 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 is an experience to treasure forever.

Those who choose to stay on land will travel to Point Labatt Conservation Park, the only place on the mainland where you can see Australian seal pups playing and resting on the beach.

After lunch, travel to Elliston for a short coastal drive, then onto Mikkira Station to set up camp for two nights. Home to 170 wild koalas, here you will have the wonderful opportunity to see koalas up close and personal and sleep under koala-filled gum trees. 

Travel 400kms today (4.5 hours) and Mikkira has shower and toilet facilities. 

Day 7 – Port Lincoln & Mikkira Station

Today you are offered two very different itineraries. Those who love aquatic wildlife can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark. From staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub, to the more extreme option of entering the cage. Prices range from $350 to $564 depending on your choice from two operators. Please see 'Optional Extras' for more information. 

Those staying on dry land will be exploring the highlights of Port Lincoln, and it's surrounds. From the rugged Whalers Way to the white sandy beaches of Coffin Bay National Park. You will also have some free time in 'Australia's Seafood Capital' to grab a coffee or chill on the foreshore.  After picking up people returning from the shark tour, it's back to the cute koalas at Mikkira Station. 

Drive time today is about 2.5 hours unless you are doing the sharks experience in which case it is only 1 hour.

Day 8 – Port Lincoln to Flinders Ranges 

Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson in the turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore. 

Onwards to the ancient Southern Flinders Ranges to explore the pristine Warren Gorge. Also, a great place to spot rare yellow-footed rock wallabies, which are bouncing back from near-extinction.

Today travel approximately 400 km (4 hours) and bush camp at Warren Gorge, which has a toilet but no shower facilities.

Day 9 – Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

Embark on the last hike of the tour at Dutchmans Stern which features incredible views over the Southern Flinders Ranges. South Australia is well known for its world-class wine, and the last stop of the tour will be for lunch and wine tasting in the picturesque Clare Valley. Cheers to that. 

Drive time today is about 5 hours, and this overland adventure ends on arrival into Adelaide. Although there are no formal activities planned, it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the adventure over a few drinks and meal (at own expense).

Inclusions

  • Pick up Perth CBD
  • Drop off Adelaide Central YHA
  • 1 Night Adelaide Central YHA (after your tour)
  • All National Park and entry fees
  • All activities unless stated as an optional extra (OE)
  • Meals – 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Accommodation – Swag camping
  • Bush camp (no facilities) 2 nights, camping (with basic facilities) 6 nights
  • Transport – Air-conditioned minibus (max 20 people)
  • Expert local guide
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IMPORTANT INFOMATION

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. This is mandatory and must be completed at the latest 24 hours before departure. We recommend reading about the Safe Adventures Program before booking.

Changes to Itinerary: Our experienced guides will tailor activities on seasonal conditions throughout the year to maximise your experience and enjoyment. Any deviation from this itinerary will be made with serious consideration and passengers' best interest and safety as our number one priority. 

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.

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Cancellations:

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  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

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Last updated 19th January 2021

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