10 day Adelaide to Perth Ultimate Adventure
- Friendly, informative tour guide
- 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
- Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (6 nights)
- National Park Entrance Fees
**This tour can be done in the reverse direction, CLICK HERE to check it out!** “This trip allows you to cross the second largest Desert area in the world and check out some amazing spots along the way! From Caves and beaches to stunning treetop walks and wildlife, this is a great experience.” – Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert
- Small Groups (18 to 24 max)
- Cross the mighty Nullarbor
- Explore the Flinders Ranges
- Learn to surf lesson & sandboarding adventure
- The Real Australian Outback
- Swim with sea lions (own expense)
- Visit unique caves
- Cape Le Grand National Park
- Visit Esperance and Margaret river region in the South of Western Australia
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. So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic time-line of the Earth’s history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period! 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.
Day 2 : Coodlie Park & The Eyre Peninsula
Its an early morning start to travel to the wild and beautiful Eyre Peninsula, one of Australia’s best kept secrets. See some unique outback silo art in the tiny town of Kimba and after a quick pit stop for lunch, it’s time to head to the coast to explore Venus Bay, Talia Caves. Next its to the Lake Newland sand dunes where adrenaline junkies can test out their sand boarding skills.
In the afternoon we’ll pull in to Coodlie Park, our home base, where company owner Hassie will cook up a delicious BBQ feast and you’ll share stories with travellers from our other tour around the campfire before spending the night in a unique little swag hut.
Today we drive approx. 450km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way and all meals are included and unique bucket showers and eco toilets.
Day 3 : Baird Bay (Swim with Sea Lions & Dolphins) & Penong
Following a picnic lunch on the beach, we’ll continue driving along the coast to then do a 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 while the others test their surf skills.
Today we drive approx. 5 hours, in total with stops along the way and camp at Penong which is famous for its dozens of windmills which pump the local water supply from a large underground basin. All meals included.
Day 4 : The Great Australian Bight & Nullabor
Day 5 : Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park
Another early rise this morning as we travel the last part of the Nullarbor visiting the Caiguna Blowhole for some free air conditioning from the ocean.
With their planetary sounding names and strewn about space junk, the small towns of Balladonia and Norseman have a slightly intergalactic atmosphere about them. Balladonia shot to worldwide fame in 1979 when the Skylab space station returned to earth here rather abruptly. After lunch we continue the drive to Esperance, which may seem like a bustling metropolis after a couple of days in the outback.
After another reasonably big drive day, get ready for some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery with this part of WA having no less than 9 National Parks and some of the best beaches in the world. We’ll set up camp in the spectacular Cape Le Grand National Park where you also have showers facilities. All meals included.
Day 6 : Cape Le Grand National Park
Day 7 : Cape Le Grand National Park & Stirling Ranges
Head down to the beach nice and early to make friends with some of the local kangaroo’s then we’ll be hiking Frenchman’s Peak, where beautiful vistas 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.
We drive for about 5 hours today, and walk for two hours. We camp in a private campground in the Stirling Ranges where you have shower and toilet facilities and even limited phone charging! All meals included.
Day 8 : Stirling Ranges
Today’s an early start as we visit the oldest mountain range in the world, the unique Porongurups which rise from the landscape like an island. Set out on a two-hour hike through some spectacular forests to Castle Rock which is a bit of a climb but worth every bit of effort as you are rewarded with breathtaking views over the region. Then traveling along Western Australia’s answer to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, you’ll be treated to superb views of sun-bleached boulders, turquoise seas and dramatic red-rock cliffs shaped by eons of crashing waves and rolling tides. Visit the Gap, Natural Bridge, Elephant Rocks and Green Pools for a swim in a sheltered swim and then a stop at the largest Tingle Tree in Western Australia.
We do about 5 hours driving today, with stops along the way. Tonight, we swag camp at a Quinnup Caravan Park with shower and toilet facilities and all meals are provided.
Day 9 : South West Coast
Day 10 : Margaret River to Perth
On the last day of the trip you’ll wake to the now-familiar warble of kookaburras and cockatoos before heading to Dunsborough where you’ll 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 didgeridoo cave experience, taste native foods, discover bush medicine and experience traditional fire lighting on this unique indigenous cultural experience.
As our 10 day adventure draws to an end as we have our final lunch and swim 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 see’s us arriving into Perth around 6pm and 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 and meal (at own expense).
Today we drive approx. 4 hours and please make sure you have booked your Perth accommodation prior to departure.
Read our awesome interview with our Nullarbor Guru Jason!
There is one optional experience on this tour.
Swim with sea lions and dolphins ($170pp)
This is an amazing experience - you may have swum with dolphins at other places around the world but the interaction that you will have with the sea lions and dolphins at Bairds Bay will leave you breathless. Baird bay is a very 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 so you must book this optional experience at time of booking so you don’t miss out. You will pay the operator direct $170 on the day of activity.
Weather can play an important part in the operation of this tour 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.
Please bring a sleeping bag for this tour, hire is not available.
Tour departs Wednesdays October to may every year at 6:30am
Arrive Perth Day 10 at 6pm
Swag Camping, Swag Camping 15% off October 2018 Departures only