Day One (L, D)
We depart early from Perth and journey east over the Darling Ranges, stopping in Western Australia’s oldest inland town, York, for a coffee. Continuing east we arrive at the unique Wave Rock, where we will enjoy our first lunch break. By the afternoon, the we reach the internationally recognised Fitzgerald River National Park for our first night of swag camping on the Perth to Adelaide Tour.
Day Two (B, L, D)
We begin day two with a morning hike up East Mt Baron before we travel into Esperance to enjoy a coffee and a look around the stunning seaside town. We then continue on to the spectacular scenery and stunning beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park. Even the local kangaroos can often be found lazing about on the snow white sand of Lucky Bay. The rest of the day is in your hands, with the option to adventure on a bushwalk, swim in the crystal clear ocean waters, take photos of the magical landscapes or mingle with fellow participants on the trip.
Day Three (B, L, D)
Early on day 3 will be the prime time to go kangaroo spotting if you missed them the previous day. An early morning hike up the stunning Frenchmen’s Peak will give you unparalleled views of the beaches and islands of the Recherche Archipelago. The journey continues to Norseman for lunch, then east on the Eyre Highway. Our bush camp for the night gives you the ultimate IMAX version of the great southern night sky. This display of shooting stars and constellations will leave you amazed!
Day Four (B, L, D)
Get ready to be amazed by the sheer size of this vast country as we journey 500 kilometres on the world’s longest stretch of road and enter the state of South Australia. The Nullarbor gets its name from the Latin word meaning “no tree”, so don’t expect you to see a whole lot of vegetation on this part of the journey. On the way, we stop at the old telegraph township of Eucla, before spending the night camping at Koonalda Homestead.
Day Five (B, L, D)
Driving continues on day 5 of the tour as we visit many famous sites along the way. Stop for a photo of the highway’s famous ‘Camels/Kangaroos/Wombats Cross road sign. View where the Nullabor Plain meets the Southern Ocean at the impressive Bunda Cliffs. As we cross the Dingo Fence, the world’s longest fence, we will enter the Yalata Aboriginal Lands. In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to learn about Indigenous artwork at the Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre. We stop at Streaky Bay to stock up supplies, before arriving at Coodlie Park bush camp. This working farm will give you an insight into the challenges of life on an Aussie farm and has its very own private beach.
Day Six (B, L, D)
Today you will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of Australia’s friendliest sea life in the fishing village of Baird Bay. The clear Southern Ocean waters off the Eyre Peninsula are home to delightful dolphins and playful sea lions. You can jump in the water and join these good-natured mammals for the most exciting swim of your life. ($160 own expense – please mention at the time of booking if you would like to add this option). Alternatively, you spend the morning back on land and relax at your own leisure. After lunch, we will make our way to the bizarre rock formations of Murphy’s Haystacks. Try your hand at the exhilarating sport of sandboarding at the Lake Newland Sand Dunes before we head back for the night at Coodlie Park.
Day Seven (B, L, D)
Day 7 starts off with some more astounding coastal driving towards Lock’s Well, where we will descend the 283- step staircase that leads down to the beach. We will devour another delicious lunch on the foreshore of Port Lincoln, and enjoy some leisure time to explore the area known as Australia’s seafood capitol. Our Day 7 campsite in Mikkira, is a working sheep station, surrounded by Manna Gum Trees and home to native koalas.
Day Eight (B, L, D)
Day 8 tests the fears of participants on the tour, as those who dare will have the opportunity to swim with Great White Shark. You will take a cruise out into the ocean where you can get suited up into diving gear and view these impressive and frightening creatures from the safety of a cage ($520 own expense – please mention at the time of booking if you would like to add this option). For those who are not keen on getting in the water with one of the world’s deadliest sea creatures, you may decide to visit the remains of an old whaling station instead. The whaling station is the home to kangaroos and emus, so keep your eyes peeled. We will stop for lunch in the Lincoln National Park prior to stopping at Glen Forest Wildlife Park to handfeed some of the local wildlife. We will all meet up again to visit the Wadlata Cultural Centre, where we will enjoy a leisurely stroll amongst the life of the new frontier pioneers of South Australia.
Day Nine (B, L)
Our final day sees us on the home stretch, with arrival into Adelaide the final stop on the tour. We travel to a few of South Australia’s pioneer mining towns including Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo. The conclusion of the tour is a great time to reflect on your adventure with your fellow Perth to Adelaide Tour group members.
B – breakfast provided
L – lunch provided
D – dinner provided